The world is filled with astonishing occurrences of coincidence and synchronicity that defy explanation. Are these incredible true stories of mere chance… or the hand of fate?
Finnish twin brothers, aged 71, were killed in identical bicycle accidents along the same road two hours apart, police said. “This is simply a historic coincidence. Although the road is a busy one, accidents don’t occur every day,” police officer Marja-Leena Huhtala told Reuters. “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 said.
Identical twins. Identical accidents. Identical deaths. Two hours apart. This astonishing coincidence was reported in newspapers and on newswires around the world in early March, 2002. The odds of it occurring seem remote in the extreme, and it causes one to wonder, as the woman did above - even for a moment - if there’s more at play here than mere coincidence. Is it the hand of fate? Is it true, as author Elizabeth Kubler-Ross wrote, that “there are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.”
History is full of amazing and sometimes bizarre coincidences that give us pause and keep us scratching our heads in wonder. Here is just a small sampling:
In January 2006 in New York, the patient of a well-known psychiatrist draws the face of a man that has been repeatedly appearing in her dreams. In more than one occasion that man has given her advice on her private life. The woman swears she has never met the man in her life.
That portrait lies forgotten on the psychiatrist’s desk for a few days until one day another patient recognizes that face and says that the man has often visited him in his dreams. He also claims he has never seen that man in his waking life.
The psychiatrist decides to send the portrait to some of his colleagues that have patients with recurrent dreams. Within a few months, four patients recognize the man as a frequent presence in their own dreams. All the patients refer to him as THIS MAN.
From January 2006 until today, at least 2000 people have claimed they have seen this man in their dreams, in many cities all over the world: Los Angeles, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Tehran, Beijing, Rome, Barcelona, Stockholm, Paris, New Dehli, Moskow etc.
At the moment there is no ascertained relation or common trait among the people that have dreamed of seeing this man. Moreover, no living man has ever been recognized as resembling the man of the portrait by the people who have seen this man in their dreams.
Chinese mosaic linesThese strange lines are found at coordinates: 40°27’28.56″N, 93°23’34.42″E. There isn’t much information available on these strange, yet beautiful mosaic lines carved in the desert of the Gansu Sheng province in China.Some records indicate they were created in…
Are Birthmarks Connected to Violent Death in Past Life?
An old woman died in Thailand with the wish to reincarnate as a boy. Her daughter dipped a finger in white paste and marked the back of the woman’s neck with the paste.
Not long after the woman’s death, the daughter gave birth to a son with a white mark on the back of his neck that mirrored the white paste left on the woman’s neck. When the boy became old enough to talk, he would claim possession of things that belonged to his grandmother as though they’d always been his.
This is one of many cases recounted by Dr. Jim Tucker at the University of Virginia in which birthmarks seem to relate to past lives.
The late Dr. Ian Stevenson, whose work Tucker continues, investigated 210 cases of children with birthmarks or defects that related to memories they retained from past lives.
Stevenson obtained a post-mortem report in 49 cases. The wound and birthmark were within 10 square centimeters of each other on the body in 43 percent of these cases, and many were much closer to the same location.
In some cultures, people mark the deceased with soot or paste to recognize them when they are reborn.
Here are a few examples of birthmarks related to past life memories studied by Stevenson:
· A boy born in India without fingers on his right hand remembered another life in which he was a boy who had his fingers amputated after sticking them in a fodder chopping machine.
· A boy in Turkey with a malformed right ear remembered having been shot and killed at close range on that side of his head.
· A boy named Maha Ram in India could remember being killed in a previous life with a shotgun fired at close range. He remembered enough details of his past life for Stevenson to find the autopsy report of the man supposedly reincarnated as Ram. The birthmarks on Ram’s chest corresponded to the bullet wounds.
Some anecdotal accounts of birthmarks from past lives that have not been verified are shared on a past life discussion blog post.
Karen Kubicko posted photos of herself in high school with a birthmark on her neck and a photo of herself later in life without the birthmark. She said she remembered in 2011 that in a previous life she was a woman named Helen who was hit by a stray bullet in the neck and died in 1927. The mark was where the bullet had hit in her vision. After she remembered this, the mark gradually disappeared.
Another person on the blog said she had a birthmark on the back of her leg. She remembered a past life in which a snake bit her there. A few years later, she realized the mark had faded away. She said the area is not often exposed, so light exposure or other such external elements are not to blame.
Thought I would post some unexplained photos in preparation for Halloween
Ouija Board Tips
1.) Never use the Ouija Board alone.
2.) Try not to be afraid of the spirit
3.) Before asking about yourself, find out more about the spirit.
4.) If the spirit claims to be a celebrity, chances are they weren’t.
5.) Try not to ask questions that will scare you.
6.) Limit the amount of time you spend using your Ouija Board.
7.) Take any precautions your religion/beliefs may suggest.
8.) Keep your eyes on the planchette.
9.) If at any time during your conversations you feel the spirit becoming hostile, immediately say goodbye and put the board away.
10.) If the time ever comes where you would like to dispose of your Ouija Board, don’t burn it.
Headless Ghost Photographed in an Abandoned House?
An anonymous person claims their brother and his friends photographed a ghost in an abandoned house in Antioch, Tennessee. They say that the house is over 180 years old and it’s reportedly haunted. The person says their brother and his friends went to the house with a camera and began taking pictures of the house. Things that weren’t there began to appear in the pictures, and in one of them (shown above), a headless apparition wearing a long, black dress can be seen standing in the corner of a room.
The figure does appear ghost-like, but it’s hard to tell if it really is a ghost. Since the house is said to be 180 years old, it’s possible that it could be a spirit that became attached to the house. However, it’s possible that this photo was faked. The person said the house is abandoned, yet there still appears to be furniture in the home. Personally, I’m not convinced this is a ghost. Not only does the house not appear to be abandoned, but when i first saw the photo, I couldn’t help but think the “ghost” was just a coat or dress hung up on the wall. That’s just what I think though, and I’m interested to hear your opinion on this picture. Does it show an actual headless ghost in an abandoned house? Or is the picture fake?
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