In 1950, a Nebraska church exploded during what was meant to be choir practice. But no one in the 15-person choir was hurt or killed, because they were all running late for different reasons. No one was in the building when it went up in flames.
When Archduke Franz Ferdinand was murdered in his car – triggering the start of World War One – the number plate of his and his wife’s car read “AIII 118”. 11/11/18 was the date when the armistice was finally signed.
In 1986, 12 members of a Florida jury got stuck in the courthouse elevator for 20 minutes. The jurors were hearing a case against the Otis elevator company.
A photo of a man stealing a wallet in a store was on the bottom of The Lewiston Tribune on December 14, 2007. Above it was an unrelated photo of a man painting a business. Readers noticed both men were wearing the same clothes. They were identified to be the same person leading to his arrest.
In 1965, a four-year-old nearly drowned at a beach, but was rescued by a woman named Alice Blaise. 9 years later, that boy saved a man at the same beach. That man was Alice’s husband.
“Ramsey Effect” states that almost every time soccer player Aaron Ramsey scores a goal someone famous dies within a few days. “Victims” of this include Osama Bin Laden, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, and most recently, Nancy Reagan.
One of the hikers who found “Ötzi,” a 5000 year old mummy buried in ice in the Alps, was found dead, buried in ice, after a hiking accident in 2004. He is one of 7 people linked to the mummy to have died within the same year.
An Alaskan man found a soccer ball that had washed up ashore with Japanese writing on it. Since his wife was Japanese, he soon discovered that the ball belonged to a Japanese teenager who lost it in a Tsunami.
Both British and American manifestations of the ‘Dennis the Menace’ comic strip were published coincidentally only days apart by different authors.
Alexander I of Yugoslavia refused to attend public events on Tuesdays after three family members died on that day of the week. After finally being forced to appear on Tuesday, he was promptly assassinated.