23 People Experienced Incredibly Creepy Coincidences

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Recently, I met a new friend and we started following each other on all the social media platforms. The day after we met, my mom came to visit me with my younger brother. She saw that I had posted that my family was in town and messaged me saying that it was so nice to meet and that her family was in town, too! She wanted to grab coffee after both of our families were done visiting. Then, I had mentioned on social media that my mom’s name is Julie Ann. She immediately messaged me to tell me that our moms have the same name, same spelling and everything!

Crazy coincidences seem to happen quite a few times a year to people and it’s always so weirdly fascinating. How was I supposed to know that I’d meet someone whose mom has the same name as my own mother? It’s like the universe is trying to tell you something.

These kind of coincidences are perfect for retelling and freaking out friends, family, and especially little kids. They’re the kind of stories that fascinate anyone, especially when staying up late or around a campfire trying to creep out your company. Take notes, for the next time you go camping or something of the sort.

These 23 people experienced eerily creepy coincidences:


Around six or seven years ago, a large portion of my neighborhood burned down in the fires that swept through southern california. While helping my friend’s family pick through the rubble of their home for anything that could be salvaged, I saw a speck of white paper in the midst of one of the more blackened areas. I picked it up and read it–the only text on this bit of paper, left over after the rest of the page had burned away, was “from the ashes, new life is born”


I worked at a library for a very long time, and in an effort to not lose my soul, I collected stuff I found in books. My favorite discovery was a hilarious postcard between two friends. I immediately thought, “I’d like to met these people”. I kept it next to my computer for a few years. A few years pass, I’m going through my papers and find a postcard from my girlfriend that I don’t recognize. It takes me a few minutes to understand that I’m reading the postcard I’d put aside years earlier, between someone who was now my girlfriend and another person I’d come to know as a friend.


A couple years back, I had a dream of my grandfather, who I was not particularly close to by any means. In my dream I saw his casket formally covered by an American flag– he served in the military. He stood next to me in a room full of mourners and held my hand. He told me not to follow him out of the doors when he left. I watched him leave. When I woke up and went downstairs to get breakfast and call my father to tell him happy birthday, my older brother informed me that my grandfather had just passed away in his sleep while I also slept.


When I was in 7th grade I had a serious crush on a girl. One day her mom was driving a bunch of us somewhere and everyone was talking and making jokes. I can’t remember the exact conversation, but I had a moment of silence where it was my chance to make everyone laugh. I made a super lame joke that brought silence. My moment to impress was ruined. Come 10 years later. I am driving a car with the kids of family friends. In the same seat in the back sits a kid that reminds me of me, and there is a girl in the front seat he likes. The EXACT conversation starts progressing. I look into the rear view mirror at the kid and was thinking “Don’t say we will multiply. Don’t say we will multiply!” I was going to intervene before he said it but BAM he drops the same lame joke I did 10 years before. And it seriously had no context or comical value at all.

Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.