From a novel that predicted the sinking of the Titanic 14 years before is happened to a man that survived 2 atomic bombs, we count the 12 creepiest coincidences in history.
12. The Deus Ex Mistake
Deus Ex was a video game released back in 2000. In it you play as JC Denton, an anti-terrorist agent augmented with superhuman powers who becomes involved in a multi-level conspiracy.
When the designers of the game were creating the skyline for the missions set in New York City, they did not include the Twin Towers. The reason for their absence was explained as an issue to do with memory constraints. To cover the omission, the writer’s explained that the towers had been destroyed by terrorists.
Deus Ex was released in 2000. One year before the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
11. King Umberto I
On July 28th, 1900, King Umberto I of italy was eating dinner at a small restaurant in Monza when he noticed that the owner was a near-exact physical double to himself. The men began talking and discovered that they shared many more similarities. They were both named Umberto. They were both born on the 14th March, 1844, in Turin and both married women named Margherita on the 21st April, 1868. Even the restaurant opened the same day that Umberto I was crowned King of Italy.
The following evening, King Umberto I learned that the restaurateur had been killed earlier that day in a mysterious shooting. Shortly after hearing the news, the king himself was shot and killed by assassin Gaetano Bresci.
10. Double Bombs
On August 6th, 1945, Tsutomu Yamaguchi was on a business trip in Hiroshima, Japan when the US bomber Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on the city. Miraculously, he suffered little more than superficial burns and was otherwise o.k. He returned home to Nagasaki and despite his wounds, went back to work on the 9th. As he was telling his supervisor how the bomb that hit Hiroshima had destroyed the entire city, Nagasaki was hit by another atomic bomb. Once again, Yamaguchi survived the attack.
In 2009, he became the first person to be officially recognized by the Japanese government as surviving both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
Yamaguchi died on January 4th, 2010 at the age of 93.
9. Deadly Candy
The South African astronomer Danie du Toit once gave a lecture warning that death could come at any time. After finishing his speech he sat down, popped a mint in his mouth and choked to death.
8. Franz Ferdinand
On 28th June, 1914, the Archduke of Austria, Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The were killed by 19 year old Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip by weapons supplied to him by Colonel Apis, head of the Serbian military intelligence. The incident provoked the Austro-Hungarian empire to declare war on Serbia which ultimately lead to the beginning of World War 1.
More than 4 years later the war ended when Germany signed an armistice prepared by Britain and France at 11 am on the 11th of the 11th in 1918. Amazingly, the car that Ferdinand was riding in at the time of his assassination had the licence plate AIII 118 (A-rmistice 11-11-18).
7. Identical Twins
In March, 2002, a 70 year old man was hit and killed by a truck while riding his bike in Raahe, Finland. Two hours later his identical twin brother was also hit and killed by a truck while riding his bike. He was struck just 1.5 km’s from where his brother was killed just hours earlier.
When asked about the incident, investigating police officer Marja-Leena Huhtala said “It made my hair stand on end when I heard the two were brothers, and identical twins at that. It came to mind that perhaps someone from upstairs had a say in this.”
She added that it was unlikely that the second man knew of his brother’s death as police had yet to inform the family of the incident.
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