Beyond Coincidence: Amazing Stories of Coincidence and the by Martin Plimmer, Brian King

By Martin Plimmer, Brian King

Publish yr note: First released January 1st 2004
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Ever ask yourself what the percentages are of being struck by means of lightning?
Or profitable the lottery?
Or assembly a person from Timbuktu with a similar center identify as you?

Beyond Coincidence recounts and analyzes over two hundred outstanding tales of synchronicity, the likes of:
• Laura Buxton, age ten, releases a balloon from her again backyard. It lands a hundred and forty miles away within the yard of one other Laura Buxton, additionally age ten.
• sisters in Alabama come to a decision, independently, to go to the opposite. En path, their exact jeeps collide and either sisters are killed.
• A British cavalry officer used to be struggling with within the final 12 months of worldwide warfare One while he used to be knocked off his horse by means of a flash of lightning. He used to be paralyzed from the waist down. the guy moved to Vancouver, Canada the place, six years later, whereas fishing in a river, lightning struck him back, paralyzing his correct facet. years later, he was once sufficiently recovered to take walks in a neighborhood park while, in 1930, lightning sought him out back, this time completely paralyzing him. He died quickly after. 4 years later, lightning destroyed his tomb.

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Author’s collection, gift of Tom Gaskins) carvings but forgot about them. It was not until 1978 that he finally sent a photograph of a group of the completed five knees to the Ripley International Ltd. office in Toronto but was told that they did not require any more at the time (Gaskins 1979). There was ample room for confusion and misunderstanding in all of this, and Tom Gaskins did not believe that anyone at Ripley ever intended to misrepresent how the “RIPLEY” knee was actually formed. During my investigation, a Ripley official reported to me that “This exhibit has been in the possession of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

New York: Houghton Mifflin. Loretto Chapel. d. Text of display card, photographed by author, 1993. ” 1960. Encyclopaedia Britannica. ” 1960. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Stieber, Tamar. 2000. Loretto staircase mystery unravels. New Mexico magazine. , 62–66. Flying Saucer Dogfight Chapter 7 Flying Saucer “Dogfight” Did an extraterrestrial craft actually fire on a police helicopter? If not, what was the nature of a UFO that two officers reported attacked them over Louisville, Kentucky, in 1993? Is this the case that proves the reality of alien invaders?

I was extended every courtesy in this, being provided a special work area and permission to fully examine and photograph the pages, which I did as part of a three-day stay at Lily Dale, August 7–9, 1998. 1 Several flourished signatures—“Ira Erastus Davenport,” “I. Erastus Davenport,” and “Ira E. Davenport,” with addresses of Buffalo and Chicago (the latter dated “1861”)—are found throughout the pages. These compare favorably (making allowances for variations over time) with the “Ira E. Davenport” signature on the January 19, 1909, letter to Houdini (previously mentioned).

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