Coincidence or Planned?

The definition of coincidence is

The state or fact of occupying the same relative position or area in space.

A sequence of events that although accidental seems to have been planned or arranged.

Deepak Chopra says:
Coincidences are not accidents but signals from the universe which can guide us toward our true destiny.

In my reality coincidences seem to happen way too often and the older I get the more overwhelming they become. A few years ago when my father past away I began looking into my family history. He died October 9th, his birthday was October 11th. Nothing too unusual about that except that the dates are very close. My mother past away two years before my father. She died on June 15th, she was born on June 4th. A little eerie so I pursued it further. I never met my grandfather; he lived and died in Germany. I had some trouble finding his statistics so I went through some old photos and found a picture originally sent from Germany to my father around the time of my grandfather’s death. It was a photo of a gravestone; the stone had my grandfather’s name on it and his date of birth September 15th and the day he died September 24th. There was another name on the stone, a woman’s name. I had some difficulty making it out so I scanned the picture into Photoshop. I cropped it and sharpened it up a bit. Of course, it’s my grandfather’s wife. Born in January, died January 10th. Wow. But she was my grandfather’s second wife, not a blood relative. My original grandmother, I remember my father telling me when I was a child, had died at a very young age on the exact date of her birth. At the time he told me this fact, it didn’t seem unusual, just a “coincidence”. So it seems as though I’m a lucky guy. I may be the only person who knows the exact month they’ll leave this earth. Is this all a coincidence or “A sequence of events that although accidental seems to have been planned or arranged?”

Some other “coincidences”.

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the same day, July 4, 1826 – exactly 50 years from the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Mark Twain was born on the day of the appearance of Halley's Comet in 1835, and died on the day of its next appearance in 1910. He himself predicted this in 1909, when he said: "I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it."

In the 19th century, the famous horror writer, Edgar Allan Poe, wrote a book called 'The narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym'. It was about four survivors of a shipwreck who were in an open boat for many days before they decided to kill and eat the cabin boy whose name was Richard Parker. Some years later, in 1884, the boat called the Mignonette foundered with only four survivors who were in an open boat for many days. Eventually the three senior members of the crew killed and ate the cabin boy. The name of the cabin boy was Richard Parker.

On the 26th of November, 1911, three men were hanged at Greenberry Hill in London after being convicted of the murder of Sir Edmund Berry. Their names were Green, Berry and Hill

The roulette wheel has been around since 1655. There are 37 numbers on a Roulette wheel and when you add them all together it totals 666.

Teddy Roosevelt’s wife Alice and mother Mittie both died on the same day within hours of each other in the same house in adjoining rooms.

Add your own coincidence.

Comments greatly appreciated.

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Glenn Stok 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

Coincidences really are eerie sometimes. I have a number of them come up in my life too. I guess the older we get, more time passes and therefore allows for more chances for future coincidences to happen. But past coincidences set a pattern for us in our lives.

My father also died the same month he was born. And both my mother and father were born on the same day of the month, although different months. My Aunt (who passed away almost two years ago) and I share the same birthday, although many years apart.

That thing you mentioned about Mark Twain is really eerie. It's like he knew. It reminds me... the day before my Aunt's death she said with a clear voice "Tomorrow, I will die." Kind of the same thing.

Coincidences may be telling us that there is more to it than we know.

Did you hear, the other day in the news, about a mother and son who were killed in two separate and unrelated accidents just hours apart?

Maybe someday we'll all discover the truth or the pattern behind these coincidences. If there is one. Or maybe it's all just a coincidence.


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Leesleez 4 years ago from New York Author

Thanks for your insightful input Glenn.

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