"Well, If That Don't Beat All"

First of all, I don't believe in coincidence. Instead, I tend to go along with the idea that life is full of synergies or synchronicities. Whatever you believe, you'll find these jaw-dropping. (Hat-tip to Look At This.)...

A computer error gave two women in America named Patricia the same social security number. When the two women were brought together in an office to rectify the blunder they discovered that...

» both been born with the names Patricia Ann Campbell
» both of their fathers were named Robert Campbell
» both birthdays were on 13th March, 1941
» both married military men in the year 1959 (within 11 days of each other)
» both had two children aged 19 and 21
» both had an interest in oil painting
» both had studied cosmetics
» both worked as bookkeepers


In 1893, Henry Ziegland ended a relationship with his girlfriend. Tragically, his girlfriend took the news very badly, became distraught and took her own life. Her distressed brother blamed her death on Henry and went to Henry's house, saw him out in the garden and tried to shoot him. Luckily, the bullet only grazed Henry's face and embedded itself in a nearby tree. In 1913, 20 years later, Henry decided to use dynamite to uproot a tree in his garden. The explosion propelled the embedded bullet from the tree straight into Henry Ziegland's head, killing him immediately.


In 1996, Paris police went out to investigate a late night, high speed car crash in which both drivers had been killed instantly. Investigations revealed that the deceased were in fact husband and wife. Police initially suspected some kind of murder, or suicide pact, but it became apparent that the pair had been separated for several months -- neither could have known that the other would have been out driving that night.


  1. What was the TV show that featured a segment called "Stranger than Fiction"? This reminds me of that!

  2. Yes, I agree that life is full of synchronicities. I find these kinds of stories incredibly fascinating, Steph. The Ziegland story is amazing. Guess that bullet had "Henry" written all over it! ;^)

  3. that kind of stuff gives me the heebie jeebies...

    stop it!

  4. I am a firm believer that if something is meant to be, it will happen.
    Beau and I met in Edgerton Kansas (a town of about 600 people) But, we both grew up in Oxnard California. We had mutual friends and even his best buddy Stevie had a serious crush on my best girlfriend Lisa. But we didn't meet then. He got married and joined the ARMY. As his first marriage was dissolving, I got married and moved out of state. Then my marriage dissolved and I moved again, to Kansas. Befriending a couple that lived in an old farm house in the country. They invited me to their Halloween party. Beau was living with them at the time. The rest is history.

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