Monday, November 8

67 Not Out Readers Coincidence Stories - 8

Three 67 Not Out Readers' Coincidence Stories today. My thanks to the senders. If you have a coincidence you would like published here please use the 'Contact' button just below the blog header. I'll be pleased to also publish a link to your blog or web site if you have one - Mike.

Stonehenge MysteryStonehenge at the same time.
I have just read your posts about Stonehenge (see Photos Of The Stonehenge Mystery) and I think I must have been visiting these at the same time as you. In fact I am sure I was as I'm certain that I'm in one of your photos! The 8th one down. I clicked on it to enlarge it, and then again to make it bigger still and that seems to be me between the stones to the right of the photo.

Not only is the photo and being in the same place a coincidence but I only visited your blog from Stumbleupon to read the red balloon post (see The Red Balloon Mystery). Then by chance I made my way to the Stonehenge post. Interesting blog by the way, also a little spooky!

- Simon Brown

School girls cartoonThey met up after 10 years
In 1975 I moved to a new kindergarten and the teacher said, "Let's see, why don't you sit next to Kathy," and I did. I was at that school for 18 months but didn't keep in contact with Kathy, who had became my friend.

Flash forward 10 years when again we moved and my first class was English. The teacher said "Why don't you sit next to Kathy," which I did. We both stared at each other intently before it hit us - it was the same Kathy I had been sat next to 10 years before hand in primary school. We laughed about the coincidence and became friends again.


56The Number 56
My son Tim who is 27, has been, since he was around 14, beleaguered by the number 56. It appears in his life with alarming regularity, directly and indirectly.

When my granddaughter Brooke was born just before 10am, he jokingly asked if the time was 9.56. The nurse said "No, 9.47" (but 9+47=56).

Now you may say so what, but it goes on. All the digits of his children's birthdays add up to 56!

Last summer I was waiting to board a plane at Heathrow when my son called to say good bye. Just as he said hello they announced my gate had changed to 56.

A few weeks later I was downloading a movie in the US at my wife's apartment. It had taken two days. I woke in the morning to see its progress, it was bang on 56%, not a digit more. One moment later I had an email from Tim to say my grandson had been born weighing 5lb 6oz. His birth date also completed the 56 total.

This has gone on for so long, we expect it, but we also look at times when it hasn't happened. There are obviously lots of them but most of the significant numbers in his life are 56 orientated.

I did point out to him that his wayward mother would be 56 in 2012, having been born in 1956. 2012 being significant to some panic mongers. But that is probably a coincidence.

An addendum to the last e-mail about my son Tim and his connection with the number 56. Yesterday his 4th child, my Granddaughter Harly, was born at 4.56 pm. I kid you not.

- Colin

Colin has previously sent me stories, see here and also The Riddle Of Epicurus Coincidence - Mike

Further Reading:
67 Not Out Readers Coincidence Stories - 7
67 Not Out Readers Coincidence Stories - 4

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  1. Kelly12:46

    I've been reading your blog for some time and allways like the readers stories. I have a number 49 that keeps coming up in my life over and over. 49 is usualy conected to my daughter Di.

  2. Love these. The photo synchro is particularly striking. And the numbers are always fascinating!