10 Extreme Coincidences That Are Rather Chilling

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Throughout time and history, in various locations around the entire world, there are some extreme coincidences taking place that some would describe as truly chilling. For example, Napoleon and Hitler were born 129 years apart, came to power 129 years apart, ultimately decided to declare war upon Russia 129 years apart, and were even defeated a staggering 129 years apart. That is just one prime example of an extreme coincidence that took place at one point in time. Here are ten other extreme cases that could be considered rather chilling by our readers.

The Long Bullet

Henry Ziegland broke up with his girlfriend, who ended up killing herself shortly after. Her brother decided to kill Henry by shooting him in the head, but Henry survived after the bullet traveled through his head and lodged in a tree. Years later, Henry tried cutting down said tree, and then used dynamite when it wouldn’t come down. The bullet shot forth, killing him.

Twin Deaths

In 2002, a man was struck by a truck in Finland while crossing Highway 8 on his bicycle. 2 hours later, his twin brother was hit by a truck while crossing Highway 8 on his own bike. They died about 1.5 kilometers from each other, 2 hours apart.

Poe’s Living Novel

“The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym,” a novel Edgar Allen Poe wrote about 4 shipwreck survivors became real life in 1884. In this year, the ship Mignonette sank, leaving just 4 survivors. The 4 survivors ate their cabin boy, just like in Poe’s novel.

Name Mayhem

During the 1920s, three Englishmen met on a train through Peru. The first one had the last name Bingham, the second one had the last name Powell, and the third’s last name was Bingham-Powell.

Twin Hearts

John and Arthur Mowforth, two twins, lived around 120 kilometers from each other within England. On May 22, 1975, both experienced chest pain and were admitted to different hospitals, unaware of the other’s pain. They both died shortly after.

License Plate Prediction

Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s vehicle, the one he was assassinated in, had the license plate “A III118.” Conveniently enough, World War I ended with the Armistice on 11-11-18.

Tomb Inscription

Soviet archaeologists opened up the tomb to Tamerlane, a Mongol descent of the infamous Genghis Khan. Within, they found an inscription reading: “Whoever opens my tomb will unleash an invader more terrible than I.” This occurred on June 20, 1941. Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22.

Hoover Dam

The first man to die while working on the Hoover Dam was JG Tierny, who died December 20, 1922. The final man to die was JG Tierny’s son, who perished on December 20, 1935. The exact same day, years later.

Mr. Bryson

Sometime during the late 1950’s, Mr George D. Bryson checked into the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, only to discover that the individual who stayed in the very same room previously had been named Mr. George D. Bryson.

Hendrix and Handel

Jimi Hendrix and George Handel both resided in 23 and 25 Brook Street, London, respectively. Both of the famous musicians lived about 200 years apart, and would have been considered neighbors at one point.