Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Weird and freaky coincidences? That's me!

When I saw the latest Blog This challenge about weird coincidence and freaky events, I couldn't help but give it a go. My whole life has been a muddle of coincindences and freaky happenings all connected by six-degrees of separation.

I could tell you about the time when I was a youngster of about 5 at my brothers birthday party on the beach, frantically digging in the sand telling everyone I needed to find the $10 note. About 15 minutes later my brother's mate came in from the sea holding a soggy, slimy $10 note he found floating on the water. I was most put out when he wouldn't give it to me.

I could tell you about the time when over breakfast my mum told me of a terrible earthquake she'd heard about on the early morning news while snoozing in bed. She told me the number of casualties and where it occurred. When I looked on the news later there was nothing. I forgot about it until a couple of weeks later there was an earthquake in the location she mentioned with the same number of casualties...

Or I could tell you about the time I happened to meet a Brazilian girl in a club and said "I knew someone from Brazil once, of course being a bazillion people in Brazil you wouldn't know her, but her name was Aly XYZ." She gasped and said: "Not Aly XYZ with a brother Toby XYZ?? They used to live next door to me while I was growing up." The only Brazilian people I have ever met just happened to live next door to each other.

Or I could tell you about how after years of being together, Skip and I discovered there were many nights out when we were at the same places, talking to the same people but never met each other.

For me, the weirdest coincindence of the past 12 months has been meeting a new friend. We met while at Tresillian. During our stay (on which we both arrived on the same day) we chatted and got on well and spent most of our time saying: "Me too!" to each other. It turned out we'd both been in Tresillian the same number of times; both had two daughters; our daughters had the same first and middle names; we'd both recently been on holiday to the same place; we both got married in the Blue Mountains on the first weekend of April just because we thought it would be nice to have a wedding weekend away; the list went on and on. As our friendship has grown the list of coincidences has continued to grow and spook us.  It's weird to have met this person who has basically been living the same life as me. It has been the most freakishly wonderful thing.

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13 comments:

  1. oh, I was fascinated reading this. I think I need to spice up my life a bit ):
    I'm the type of person that NEARLY has things happen to her. Like, I NEARLY met Stephen King -- twice!

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  2. Ooohhh...I love the weird and unexplained!
    Tell me more...tell me more!!!

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  3. When my father was told (in September 07)he had 6 months to live my sister kept seeing the numbers 9 and 11. Whenever she looked at the clock it was 11 after the hour or it was 11 something. One time we went into a restaurant that had 9 and 11 in it. She had a feeling that my Dad was going to die in November 9th despite the 6 month time frame the doctors gave my Dad. He died on November 9th. Freaky or what?

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  4. btw the restaurant had 9 and 11 in the address

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  5. crazy.. is this intuition, fate, definitely coincidences. I have deja vu ALL the time. My favorite thing is dreams..with my Mom in them (who passed away almost 6 years ago) and she is visiting during a current moment and I'm trying to catch her up on all the things that are happening in my life. I loved reading this about you and your once removed twin.

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  6. OMG! This is really freaky. But is more exciting. I think i read your post in a minute or so. Like a perfect thriller with a mind blasting climax

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  7. Ooh that last one is freaky! Maybe you two were twins in a previous life!

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  8. I love these kinds of stories... thanks for sharing.

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  9. i loved this post. thanks for sharing. are there more? tell us more. i just adore the synchronisation of the universe.

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  10. Wooho - first cab off the rank! You got my vote! First time I've ever been the virgin voter, lol.

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  11. Not a problem - always cote for the one that tickles my brain cells. Just sometimes happens to be me, lol.

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  12. Great post! I love the story about you digging for the money, and the one about you and your friend with all the similarities. I've had a number of things like that happen myself and always find them comforting -- they make me feel as if there is some order to the Universe.

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