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Chivs86 Philosophy - Coincedences.

Updated on April 18, 2012

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A coincedence is an event that in details is surprisingly similar to another. For example two people go for a job interview at a company called, let's say, J.S Manufacturing. They are both the same age, they both live in, let's say, Birmingham and ironically they both have the name Bill Roberts. No relation.

Strange, but in a city as big as Birmingham, with a populus of thousands of people.
Of course this is possible, right?
My answer, yes!
this isn't one of the most strangest coincedences.


A strange coincedence is how American president John. F. Kenneady was assasainated exactly 100 years after the assasaination of an another American President, Abraham Lincoln. Strange not just because one was killed in 1871 and the other in 1971, but there is more.
-Both President's were elected to congress in the 46th year of each of their own respective centuries, 1846 & 1946.
-Both President's became president in the 60th year of each of their own respective centuries, 1860 & 1960.
-Their surnames both contain 7 letters & their assasains surname's (Wilkes-Boothe & Harvey-Oswald), have both 12 letters.
-Both president's were heavily involved in civil rights movements.
-They were both shot in the head and on a friday and it get's wierder...
-Lincolns Secretary was called Kenneady and Kenneadys Secretary was called Lincoln.
-Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson, Andrew Johnson & Lyndon Johnson.
-Andrew Johnson was born in 1808 and Lyndon Johnson was born 100 years later in 1908.
-The wive's of both Lincoln and Kenneady both had miscarriages whilst living at the White House.
-And for the strangest part, after both assasanations...
John Wilkes Booth ran from the theater and was caught in a warehouse and Lee Harvey Oswald ran from a warehouse and was caught in a theater.
-And finally, the week before Lincoln was assasainated he was in Monroe, Maryland and a week before Kenneady was assainated he was with Marilyn Monroe!

A coincedence or is this history repeating itself?



A coincedence or is this history repeating itself?
it makes you think doesn't it?
Does history repeat itself?
Well, my answer.. It's a tough one really I think.

I think about my late father and myself, and I sometimes think that I'm another version of him. Not that much of a big coincedence really, but I think about other Fathers and Sons, passing their businesses down through generations, doing exactly the same sort of things. Having lives that completely mirror each other, now that's what I call history repeating itself.

Back to the topic a little bit more though, there are two things about coincedences which I find are the most strangest - Hunche's and Deja Vu'. Deja Vu', if you don't know is when you have a dream which you forget about, and one day in the future, bang, something in your life reminds you of it (the word itself is French and it means already seen);
And as for hunche's, if you don't know - it's when you gamble on something that seems familiar, maybe a name or number and you win. It can also mean a feeling that stops you doing something you shouldn't, but for the purpose of this article we'll just say it means winning a bet, because of it's familiarity.

Both are things I'd say I regularly experience, well, not winning so much, but definately feeling like I should of done that bet. So yes, I am saying in someway that I can predict the future, but quite sanely I'm thinking this isn't one of my usual oddball ideas, because this is something that I'm quite sure that I'm not alone in experiencing. No, because it's not just me these two things happen to, I feel they are something everybody experiences. So what I'm saying is yes, everybody can predict the future, that is exactly what I'm saying, well to some extent anyway.

But what is is it about Deja Vu', Hunches, Predictions and Coincedences?
What is the explanation?

Well to me, it only presents me with another question.
Is life pre-ordained?



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    • RNMSN profile image

      Barbara Bethard 

      6 years ago from Tucson, Az

      lol chivs...just re read my own remark :) sounded as if I said i personally was not in a theater when JFK was shot :0...which I want..I was standing in the playground of Minor 2nd elem school in bham al :)too funny about the way we speak and write isnt it?

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      Ajit Kumar Jha 

      6 years ago from Delhi

      A thought provoking article! Thanks

    • chivs86 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Baldock/ Letchworth, Hertfordshire. UK

      Thank you RNMSN for bringing this to my attention. You were right there, my mistake.

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      Barbara Bethard 

      6 years ago from Tucson, Az

      I have enjoyed this hub but the spelling is confusing :) gotta be the UK version eh?

      and then of course this part..."Lincoln was assasainated at a warehouse after leaving a theatre and Kenneady was assasinated at a theatre after leaving a warehouse..."I cannot attest to Lincoln but I know where I was when Kennedy was shot and killed and it was not in a theater..can you eplain a bit please?


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