Three suicide attempts prevented by the same Monk. A falling baby saved twice by the very same man. Sometimes we come across mind-blowing occurrences that defy logical explanation. Are these amazing events mere coincidences or is the hand of fate involved?
1. James Dean’s Cursed Car.
In September 1955, James Dean was killed in a car accident while driving his car, a Porsche 550 Spyder. Some claim this picture of Dean at a petrol station with his Porsche is the last one taken of him before his death. After the crash, the legendary actor’s car was considered as cursed for seemingly being the cause of more unlucky events.
a. When the car was taken to the garage after the accident, the engine somehow slipped out and fell onto a poor mechanic and shattered both his legs.
b. The car’s engine was eventually bought by a doctor who put it into his own racing car. A few weeks later, the doctor was killed in an accident during a race.
c. When the car was repaired shortly afterwards, the garage it was housed in caught fire.
d. When the car was displayed in Sacramento, it fell off its mount and broke a man’s hip.
e. In Oregon, the trailer that the car was connected to slipped from its tow bar and smashed into a shop.
f. In 1959, the car mysteriously broke into 11 pieces.
2. A Man Saves a Falling Baby, Twice.
One day in 1930s Detroit, Joseph Friglock was walking down the street when a baby suddenly fell onto him from a high window. Thankfully, the fall was broken and both the baby and Mr. Friglock were unharmed. A year later, the very same baby fell from the very same high window onto the very same Mr. Friglock as he was walking down the very same street. Thankfully(again), they were both unharmed.
3. A Bullet With Henry Ziegland’s Name On It.
Henry Zeigland thought he had cheated death. In 1883 he ended his relationship with his girlfriend. The girl was so distressed that she took her own life. The girl’s brother was so enraged that he went down Henry’s house and shot him. Afer shooting Henry, the brother turned the gun on himself. But as it turns out, the bullet only grazed Henry’s face and lodged itself in a tree. Henry couldn’t believe his luck. 20 years after the incident, Henry decided to root out a tree in his garden. The explosion propelled the embedded bullet from the tree straight into Henry’s head, killing him instantly.
4. Twin Brothers Died on The Same Road Just Two Hours Apart.
In Finland back in 2002, 70-year old twin brothers died within hours of one another, on the same road but different accidents. The first one was hit by a lorry while ridng his bike 600 kilometers north of Helsinki. The second brother was killed by another lorry two hours later while also riding his bike.
5. Three Suicides Prevented by The Same Monk.
Joseph Aigner was a fairly popular Austrian portrait painter in 19th century. He was also an unhappy fellow – with three suicide attempts under his belt. His first attempt at ending his life was when he was 18 years old. He tried to hang himself but was interrupted by the appearance of a Capuchin monk. Four years later, he tried to hang himself again but the plan was foiled with the appearance of the very same monk! Eight years later, Joseph Aigner was sentenced to be hanged on the gallows for his political activities. Then out of nowhere, the same Capuchin monk saves his life by intervening. Joseph Aiger finally succeeded in killing himself at age 68 by using a pistol. His funeral was conducted by the Capuchin monk who saved his life three times.
6. Poker Winnings, Back in Its Proper Place.
In 1858, Robert Fallon was killed by some men he was playing poker with. According to them, Robert Fallon had it coming as he cheated his way to win the $600 pot. Robert Fallon’s seat on the table was now empty but none of the players wanted to claim the now “cursed” money so they asked some random guy to take Fallon’s seat and gave him the unlucky $600. By the time the authorities have arrived to investigate, the new player managed to turn the $600 into $2,200 in winnings. The authorities ordered the players to give the original $600 to Robert Fallon’s next of kin. What transpired next was so unbelievable that everybody had to take a step back to reflect. The random guy turned out to be Robert Fallon’s son who he abandoned seven years before.
7. Twins Separated at Birth Lead Unbelievably Similar Lives.
Identical twin boys were born in Ohio and given up for adoption. They were eventually adopted separately by different families who had no idea about their adopted baby being a twin. This is where the strangeness begins. Both the boys were named James. When they grew up to be men, they both sought a job in law enforcement. Both were passionate in painting and carpentry. They both married a lady named Linda and had a kid named James Alen. Keep in mind that both men had no idea about the other’s existence. Many years later, both men got divorced and then remarried – to a lady named Betty. Both men also got dogs and named them Toy. They eventually discovered their identical lives when they finally met at a reunion, 40 years after they were separated at birth.
8. The Plum Pudding.
In 1805, a French writer with the name of Emile Deschamps was given some plum pudding by a stranger named Monsieur de Fortgibu. 10 years later, Emile Deschamps was dining in a restaurant and saw plum pudding on the menu. He immediately ordered some but was informed by the waiter that the last piece of plum pudding had just been served to another customer – who happened to be Monsieur de Fortgibu. Fast forward 17 years, Emile Deschamps was dining with friends at a restaurant. He was offered a plum pudding by one of them. He told them all about the plum pudding story and remarked how Monsieur de Fortgibu is the only one missing to make the setting complete. And just as the words came out of his mouth, in walked the now senile Mosieur de Fortgibu.
9. The King and His Double.
King Umberto I of Monza, Italy dined in a small restaurant with his aide, General Ponzia-Vaglia. While the restaurant’s owner was taking King Umberto’s order, the King couldn’t help but notice that the owner was a spitting image of him, face and build. They began to talk about their striking resemblance and found other interesting similarities.
a. Both share the same birthday.
b. Both were born on the same town.
c. Both were married to a woman named Margherita.
d. The owner opened his restaurant the same day that the king was crowned.
e. On July 29, 1900, King Umberto was informed that the restaurant owner died on a shooting accident. As the king was expressing his regret, he was assassinated by an anarchist from in the crowd.
10. Mr. Bryson’s Letter.
In the late 1950s, Mr. George Bryson checked into room 307 of the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. After a while, Mr. Bryson went to the reception desk and asked if there were any letters for him. Sure enough, there was a letter addressed to a Mr. George Bryson of room 307. After opening the letter he found out that the letter wasn’t for him but for the previous tenant of room 307, who ,amazingly, was also named George Bryson.