Life is full of chance encounters but these bizarre events will make you wonder whether something else was at work!
Welcome to watchmojo.com and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 creepiest coincidences in history. We are looking at the weirdest chance encounters in history or events that have been chalked up to coincidence but seemed too eerie to be true. Oh by the way if you were thinking about voting for Jefferson you shouldn’t because he’s dead! Some of these events are confirmed some may merely be stories that circulate like a game of broken telephone but all of them are creepy!
Number 10: Karma kills many relationships and on a sour note but they rarely result in the deaths of three people! Legend has it that in the late 19th century Henry Ziegland broke up with his girlfriend who killed herself as a result. Her brother hunted Ziegland down and shot him, committing suicide immediately after. Ziegland was not killed by the shot however the bullet barely missed him and came to a rest in a nearby tree. Years later Ziegland attempted to blow up the tree only to have the blast propel the bullet into his head killing him!
Number nine: The Kings double. Many kings use body doubles. Apparently King Umberto the first of Italy came upon his own double by accident. “Why is everyone staring?” While eating dinner at a small restaurant Umberto noticed that the restaurant owner was nearly identical in looks to himself. but they soon discovered more similarities. They were both born in the same town on the same day in the same year – they both married a woman named Margarita and the owner had opened his restaurant on the same day as Umberto was crowned king! Wait, it gets weirder! The day after the pair met on July 29th 1900 the owner was killed in an accidental shooting the same day that Umberto was assassinated! How weird is that??
Number eight: They say that twins have an incredibly strong bond and often know what the other is thinking feeling or doing. These two Finnish brothers took that bond to a whole other level in 2002 when both died on the same road in separate accidents within hours of each other. The first brother died when he was hit by a truck while riding his bike – the second brother died two hours later under the exact same circumstances just a few kilometers from the spot where his brother had been killed earlier.
Number seven the mysterious monk frustrated with life and depressed painter Joseph Eichner attempted to commit suicide on multiple occasions once when he was 18 once when he was 22 but according to Ripley’s Believe it or not he was each time stopped by the same capuchin monk when he was thirty Agner was sentenced to death for his political activities but was again saved by the monk who intervened on his behalf eventually I ignore and killed himself with a pistol when he was 68 years old the funeral ceremony was conducted by you guessed it the exact same capuchin monkey whose name I’ve never even learned number six twin boys what is it with twins and strange coincidences Jim Springer and Jim Lewis were identical twins who were separated at birth and adopted by different families both families happen to name their boy James but the similarities don’t stop there both married women with the name Linda each also had a son named James Allen and both were involved in law enforcement both brothers divorced their wives and remarried women named Betty and both owned dogs named toy at least they both haven’t been killed on the same day like twins number five the cannibalized boy eat your ass one of the greatest authors of the 19th century Edgar Allan Poe wrote a book titled the narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket the book depicted four shipwreck survivors who eventually killed an ADA boy named Richard Parker several years after the publication of Poe story a yacht called the mignonette sank and left four survivors stranded at sea the three older survivors eventually killed and ate the cabin boy whose name was Richard Parker those of us want to eat Johnson then you sir can eat my leg and then we make stock of the captain and then after that the rest of Johnson coal to supper number four Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Thomas Jefferson and John Adams they were founding fathers of America and they were also the best of friends Adams liked the Constitution you can kind of bend that hi you need to bend it we can kind of work with this Jefferson was always like Constitution is the Constitution can’t with that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were two of the most important players in the founding of the United States both played a large role in the creation and signing of the Declaration of Independence which was eventually approved on July 4th 1776 although their relationship deteriorated over the years they eventually reconciled and oddly died on the exact same day that day July 4th 1826 exactly fifty years after the signing of the Declaration number three the 27 club the 27 club refers to a group of famous people mainly musicians who have died at the age of 27 it started in the late 1960s when Rolling Stone Brian Jones doors frontman Jim Morrison Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix all died at this age two and a half decades later Kurt Cobain committed suicide at 27 and recently Amy Winehouse overdosed and died at the age of 27 Winehouse actually stated years earlier that she was worried about dying at 27 all in all the club has claimed over 40 musicians since the start of the 20th century number two Mark Twain and Halley’s Comet comet Halley is making its regular 76 year pilgrimage around our Sun as it has been doing for countless centuries Mark Twain was born on November 30th 1835 just two weeks after Halley’s Comet was visible on earth Twain who was the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn seemed to strongly associate with the celestial event in fact he famously declared quote I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835 it is coming again next year and I expect to go out with it it will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet the Almighty has said no doubt now here are these two unaccountable freaks they came in together they must go out together he died on April 21st 1910 one day after the comet had returned as it reaches the far end of its orbit it’ll slow down till the Sun allows it to go no farther then it’ll begin its long fall back to the inner solar system before we unveil our number one pick here are some honorable mentions number one the Titan and the Titanic in 1898 Morgan Robertson published a novella entitled futility or the wreck of the Titan the plot revolved around the HMS Titan a British luxury liner that hit an iceberg and sank while crossing the northern Atlantic of course in 1912 the Titanic sank in a similar fashion and that’s where things get bizarre both ships were considered unsinkable both hit an iceberg in the month of April approximately 400 miles from Newfoundland both were approximately 800 feet long and both resulted in the deaths of over 2,000 people the lack of life jackets and lifeboats was also a serious problem for both ships tragically so for the real-life Titanic do you agree with our list what do you think is the creepiest coincidence in history for more bizarre top 10s published every day be sure to 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