Collection of Coincidences

Synchronicity, Clairvoyance
or Just Coincidences






Literary Coincidence

Literary Coincidences are a mysterious class of coincidence somewhat related to synchronicity and possibly more relative to premonition and clairvoyance.

There are multiple instances, and probably many more undocumented in which authors produce works of fiction, which later turn out to unwittingly reflect a future reality. Are they just "Coincidences" ... glitches in the Matrix ?

News accounts of Titanic SinkingTitanic 1912: The original news reporting of the sinking of the Titanic Paperback March 28, 2012

The Titanic

Morgan Robertson In 1898 wrote Futility, It described the maiden voyage of a transatlantic luxury liner named the Titan.

Although it was touted as being unsinkable, it strikes an iceberg and sinks with much loss of life.

"In the Book The Month of the Wreck was April, same as in the real event.

In the Book There were 3,000 passengers---- In reality 2,207

In the Book There were 24 Lifeboats ---- In reality 20

Months after the Titanic sank, a tramp steamer was traveling through the foggy Atlantic with only a young boy on watch. It came into his head that it had been thereabouts that the Titanic had sunk, and he was suddenly terrified by the thought of the name of his ship - the Titanian.

Panic-stricken, he sounded the warning. The ship stopped, just in time: a huge iceberg loomed out of the fog directly in their path. The Titanian was saved.

The Titanic's birthplace was Belfast, it's where she was built and the people of Belfast, particularly those who had labored on her construction felt a certain pride and community bragging rights to the biggest, fastest, modern state of the art Ocean Liner ever built. On April 14, 1912 at the moment that the Titanic struck the iceberg, all the lights in Belfast went out. They came back on at about 2:20 a.m., just as the last vestiges of her stern sank beneath the waves and sealed the fates of over 1500 of her passengers. There are dozens of even more bizarre coincidences, premonitions, strange parallels and more associated with the Titanic disaster. See - Titanic Coincidences

Morgan Robertson, the same author who wrote the novel premonition of the Titanics sinking also wrote a book, Beyond the Spectrum, that described a future war fought with aircraft that carried "sun bombs".

The World Set Freebook is a novel published in 1914 by H. G. Wells. It is noteworthy for its depiction of what he referred to as "atomic bombs". Physicist Leo Szilard read the book in 1932, conceived of the idea of nuclear chain reaction in 1933, and filed for patents on it in 1934.


Jules Verne

Jules Verne Writing Paris in the Twentieth Century, long before the Eiffel Tower was even thought of, describes 20th Century Paris as having a skyline dominated by a large metallic tower.

Technology and business dominate Parisian life, and women are 'Americanized' as is the language, which is filled with adapted American words. The horses that jammed Parisian streets are gone, replaced by metal vehicles. Average people sit in offices and work at computing machines, and send paperwork to one another by facsimile machines. He even uses the word "facsimile".





Jules Vernes 1865 novel From the Earth to the Moon takes it to the next level when he predicts a manned flight to the Moon by the USA from Florida with a splashdown in the Pacific.

He predicted in incredible detail the Apollo 11 mission a Century before it happened. Read More at Jules Verne Coincidences



Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe published a book in 1883, The Arthur Gordon Pym of Naugatuck, at one point in this novel 4 men are adrift in a boat.

To survive, they kill and eat the cabin boy Richard Parker

40 years later four men are adrift in a boat and they kill and eat the cabin boy Richard Parker to survive.

"There are few persons, even among the calmest thinkers, who have not occasionally been startled into a vague yet thrilling half-credence in the supernatural, by coincidences of so seemingly marvelous a character that, as mere coincidences, the intellect has been unable to receive them."-- Poe


Playwright Arthur Law In 1885 wrote a play about shipwreck sole-survivor "Robert Golding" from a ship named the Caroline. A few days after the Plays first showing a ship named the Caroline sank, the sole survivor - Robert Golding.


Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift in Gulliver's Travels [1726], makes reference to two moons of Mars.

The number of moons is correct.The moons were not discovered until 1877.

He places them in close proximity to the planet, which they are.

The moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, were discovered in 1877 by Asaph Hall, Sr. This was 151 years after Swift wrote Gulliver's Travels. Read More : Jonathan Swift Coincidences


Shakespeare in the Bible ?

Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564 and died on April 23, 1616. Most of Shakespeare is known to us through the first folio published in 1623. 23+23=46.

Shakespeare was 46 years old in the year 1610 (1+6+1+0=8, 8=2 to 3rd power), the year the King James Bible was published. Psalm 46 in that translation has as its 46th word "shake" while the 46th word from the end is "spear."

Shakespeare and Cervantes {Considered his equal if not literary superior during their lives} both died on April 23rd {St. Georges Day - A Holiday in UK}

The Shakespeare coincidence may quite possibly be explained by one of English Histories most profound unexplained mysteries. Many theories have been put forth arguing that someone other than William Shakespeare wrote the plays and poems published under his name. And one favored candidate as the Ghost writer is Francis Bacon. The printing of the King James Bible , sponsored by King James I of England also involved Bacon. Bacon, like other queer geniuses before him, most notably DaVinci ,was a perverted genius and is known to have been involved in producing the King James version of the Bible. It is quite possible that the coincidence of Psalm 46 is an engineered coincidence.

"The 1611 King James Bible is ornamented with Bacon's symbols and in my own special copy of the record edition, also dated 1611, these symbols are Rosicrucianly marked to call the attention of the initiated to them and to tell them that the 1611 Bible is without possibility of doubt, one of Bacon's books.....When Bacon was born, English as a literary language did not exist, but once he died he had succeeded in making the English language the noblest vehicle of thought ever possessed by mankind. This he accomplished merely by his Bible and his Shakespeare." --Edwin D. Lawrence author of Bacon is ShakespeareSearch Results for Bacon is Shakespeare and The Shakespeare Myth from a lecture October 9, 1912. Read more at Shakespeare Coincidences


Irwin Allen- Producer

In 1972 Poseidon Adventure Produced - later that Year 'Queen Elizabeth' capsized.

1974 The Towering Inferno - later that year several skyscrapers in Brazil caught fire killing hundreds.

1980 Film about a volcanic eruption, shortly thereafter Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted.


The Patricia Hearst Case

In his 1972 novel, James Rusk published a pornographic work titled Black abductor, the story was incredibly similar in intricate detail to the abduction of heiress Patricia Hearst in 1974.

In the novel the victim is named Patricia.

In reality the victim is named Patricia.

In the novel, the victim is the daughter of a prominent, wealthy, politically conservative figure.

In reality, the victim is the daughter of a prominent, wealthy, politically conservative figure.

In the novel, Patricia is a college student living on Campus.

In reality, Patricia is a college student living on Campus.

In the novel, the kidnapping occurs at night, not far from the campus.

In reality, the kidnapping occurs at night, not far from the campus.

In the novel, Patricia is dragged away half-naked, screaming.

In reality, Patricia is dragged away half-naked, screaming.

In the novel, she is with her boyfriend when abducted.

In reality, she is with her boyfriend when abducted.

In the novel, the boyfriend is a suspect, but later cleared.

In reality, the boyfriend is a suspect, but later cleared.

In the novel, The abductors are multiracial, ideologists, of both sexes led by a Black Man.

In reality, The abductors are multiracial, ideologists, of both sexes led by a Black Man.

An investigation was conducted by the FBI , and Rusk was interrogated to determine if he was involved in the Kidnapping. The Author was vindicated- just a coincidence?


Miscellaneous Literary Coincidences

In a 1973 novel, Arthur C. Clarke wrote: "At 0940 GMT on the morning of September 11 in the exceptionally beautiful summer of the year 2077, most of the inhabitants of Europe saw a dazzling fireball.... Somewhere above Austria it began to disintegrate.... The cities of Padua and Verona were wiped from the face of the earth, and the last glories of Venice sank forever..."


Early in 1938, playwright A. J. Talbot published a one-act comedy, 'Chez Boguskovksy, in which a man named Boguskovksy steals a painting from the Louvre in Paris. On August 15, 1939, a painting was stolen from the Louvre. The name of the thief: Boguskovksy.


When Norman Mailer began his novel Barbary Shore, there was no plan to have a Russian spy as a character. As he worked on it, he introduced a Russian spy in the U.S. as a minor character. As the work progressed, the spy became the dominant character in the novel. After the novel was completed, the U.S. Immigration Service arrested a man who lived just one floor above Mailer in the same apartment building. He was Colonel Rudolf Abel, alleged to be the top Russian spy working in the U.S. at that time.


Bishop Fulton J. Sheen of New York gave a dramatic reading of the burial scene from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, with the names of prominent Soviet leaders Stalin, Beria, Malenkov, and Vishinsky substituted for those of Caesar, Cassius, Marc Antony, and Brutus. The Bishop said, "Stalin must one day meet his judgment." Stalin was dead within the week. The official cause was listed as a stroke, but the probable cause was murder. Read More at - Stalin's Assassination Foretold


While American novelist Anne Parrish was browsing bookstores in Paris in the 1920s, she came upon a book that was one of her childhood favorites - Jack Frost and Other Stories. She picked up the old book and showed it to her husband, telling him of the book she fondly remembered as a child. Her husband took the book, opened it, and on the flyleaf found the inscription: "Anne Parrish, 209 N. Weber Street, Colorado Springs." It was Anne's very own book. (While Rome Burns, Alexander Wollcott)


In 1979, the German magazine - Das Besteran - ran a writing competition. Readers sent in unusual stories, but they had to be based on true incidents.

The winner, Walter Kellner of Munich, had his story published . He wrote about a time when he was flying a Cessna 421 between Sardinia and Sicily. He encountered engine trouble at sea, landed in the water, spent some time in an emergency dinghy and was then rescued.

This story was spotted by an Austrian, also named Walter Kellner, who said that the German Kellner had plagiarized the story.

The Austrian Kellner said that he had flown a Cessna 421 over the same sea, experienced engine trouble and was forced to land in Sardinia. It was essentially the same story, with a slightly different ending. The magazine checked both stories, and both turned out to be true, even though they were nearly identical. Moral of the story is - if your name is Walter Kellner - don't fly a Cessna near Sardinia ?


September 11 - World Trade Center Attacks

Also See - 9-11 Coincidences

During the production of a video game "Deus Ex" released in 2000, the NY Skyline was lacking the Twin Towers. When questioned about the seeming error the developers added an in game explanation the the buildings had been brought down by a terrorist attack. This was all long before the 911 attacks.


Episode Johnny Bravo which appears to have anticipated 9-11Episode of the Simpson which appears to have anticipated 9-11Album Cover anticipated 911

4 Months before the attack, Johnny Bravo cartoon published a warning - just a coincidence ?

A Simpson episode a few years before the attack "coincidentally" posted a forewarning for those who had ears to hear.

The Album Cover from a Hip Hop Group "Coup" was released in 2001 - several months before the Towers were attacked. It's cover depicts an explosion at the World Trade Center - people shown the cover after the 911 attacks can not tell the difference between the cover itself and the actual footage from 911.

Rapper Biggie Small recorded a song called 'juicy' in 1994, 7 years before the 911 attack. In one verse he raps as follows: 'it's time to get paid, blow up like the world trade'. Why would he talk about the world trade centre blowing up 7 years before it happenned? In thios case, it's possible he was referring to the bombing in the parking garage in 1993.



The Lottery

November 4, 2008 Barack Obama won the presidential election thanks in a large part from the ballots cast in Illinois, his Home State. The following day - November 5, the winning combination in the lottery of Illinois was 6-6-6.


On 9-11-01 the New York State Lottery's evening number game popped up the numbers 9-1-1. On Sept. 11, 2002 [9/11/02] the New York State lottery numbers again came up 911.

On 9-11-11, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the first three winners at the Belmont Park racetrack in New York were horses bearing the numbers 9, 1 and 1.


Bill Morgan, an Australian truck driver was declared dead after an accident - his heart stopped. He "came back to life" after 14 minutes. More than a year after the accident, he won a car worth $17,000 through a scratch-and-win lottery ticket. As he was re-enacting his win for Television, he scratched a random ticket and won $170,000. Read More : Lottery Coincidences