There are just some moments in life that are just too strange to be random? But it's quite possible life really is just that random. There are implausible situations like sharing the same middle name as your lover or discovering a long lost twin, or finding your hair beret from kindergarten while you're skinny dipping in the ocean; that fall under the moments you swear you can't "make this stuff up" even of you tried category. Those are the times when you have to either leave it all up to the possibility of the random or that there is divine power at play.
Redditor u/Ashaliedoll was wondering what deja vú moments we've all experienced by asking.... What has been the biggest coincidence you've experienced in your life so far?
Played an MMO (Everquest) for years. After about 5 years in I got to talking to someone else who was in my guild that entire time. It turned out we lived in the same city, then the same neighborhood. We talk a bit more and come to realize we were next door neighbors and had been that entire time. Aazadan
Papa can you hear me?Giphy
Went on a vacation to London. While there I met a man from Scotland. He found out I was from California and was like, "Oh, I used to work with a guy in California. Maybe you know him?" Internally I was rolling my eyes but I didn't want to be the Ugly American so I humored him and asked for more information.
It turned out to be my father. Inigo93
Adventures in Babysitting!
When I was in high school my best friend had just moved to town with her family, including her older sister who had a baby when she was 17. I spent a lot of time at her place and babysat the baby occasionally. She moved away a couple years later and we eventually fell out of touch.
Cut to 2015, I meet a guy online, we hit it off and became FWBs and hang out quite a bit. In 2017 he gets a Facebook message from a young man claiming to be his son. The time frames and people involved all add up and yes, it is indeed his son. He is telling me the story, mentions the mother's name and holy f---, it's the same name of my best friend's older sister. Turns out I was babysitting his kid he didn't know he had back in 1995. I had pictures of me with the baby and everything. Hurray_for_Candy
I lived in an apartment in San Francisco for several years. I moved out. A couple of years later, I met a girl and we started dating. She lived in the exact same unit that I had lived in. I moved back into that unit. We have been married for 25 years. Goldenbears55
It's like finding Wilson!Giphy
I worked in a video store. I was picking up the returns to put them back in the system when I found a business card in the returns bin. It's the only time in 3 years that I ever found anything other than movies. We were three employees on that shift, so any of us could have found it. It was one of my brother's business card. He lives in another city and had no idea where I worked and when. I asked him about it and he has no idea how it got there. What are the chances that someone dropped it in MY store, on MY shift and I would be the one to pick it up? It could have been someone who knew both of us playing a trick on me, but I moved in that city just two years prior and none of the people I knew there could possibly know my brother as well.
I have another one.
While signing the lease of our new apartment, the land lord realized that my S.O's name was familiar. It was a pretty big apartment building and they had a lost and found box. The landlord went and searched in the box and got my S.O's handbag that had her name written inside. She lost that handbag a year earlier during her vacation in British Columbia... 2300 miles from here. We have no idea how it got there. mcSibiss
My 'spooky Halloween' story has to be it. Got a brand new TV for my birthday in October (this was years ago, tube tv). I invited a friend over on Halloween night to hand out candy with me. We sat down to watch a Treehouse of Horror episode of The Simpsons. We're sitting on my couch, and Bart is sitting on his. He tries to turn on his TV but it doesn't work. Batteries are dead in his remote. He fishes around in the couch cushions and pulls out a stick of plutonium from Homer's work and sticks it in his remote, points it at his TV, and... my TV shut off. At that exact moment. And on Halloween. It never came back on. I had to return it. MeanWall
What's your name?
Not a very big deal but it was the first thing that came to mind. I was babysitting two children, a boy (let's call him George) and a girl (lets call her Charlotte). We were at the park and George found someone to play with, a little girl. Her name was Charlotte also. I noticed her dad nearby, so I said "oh that's funny, his sister's name is Charlotte." The dad asked what his name was, I said George. The dad said "oh that's weird! My son's name is George." SpookyDrPepper
Check your bill.
When Stranger Things first made its debut on Netflix, my S.O. and I threw the first episode on. For those unfamiliar, the series begins with a crazy emergency situation in a lab type facility with some unexplained creepy paranormal undertones. Out of nowhere, as the electricity is surging and the power is flickering in the show, the lights in our apartment start to flicker. Freaked us right the hell out, especially since we had never had an issue with our electricity before that moment. fouxdefafa
Crazy seeing you here!
I live in Missouri, but was in London about fifteen years ago because our college marching band was marching in their New Year's Day parade. I was marching on the left flank, dutifully playing my instrument, and decided to stop looking straight ahead like you're supposed to because I figured I'd never get a chance to enjoy this particular scenery again. If I hadn't been on the left-hand side and glanced to my left in that exact moment, I never would have seen my cousin, also from Missouri and who I hadn't seen since I was a little kid, standing within an arm's reach with a shocked and confused look on her face. A lot of things had to coincidentally align for me to stroll past her on that particular street on the other side of the planet. ganthetjr
On my first solo trip to Europe during college, I attended a concert at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris.
There I was in this packed cathedral, feeling a bit "alone" because of traveling by myself. When I looked to the right, I was amazed to see the person sitting next to me was my "high school crush."
She, too, was alone. From that point on, we shared everything together for the remainder of our stay.
Love you Papa...
My sister had a dream in which she bumped into our grandfather at the mall. He was very elderly and was in the middle of a moderately long bout with cancer, but she remarked in the dream that he looked better than he had in a long time. He acknowledged this with a sad smile and said that he's fine now.
She was awoken from her dream when we got a phone call from the nursing home saying that he had just passed.
What's My Name?
A stranger called my phone and left a voicemail. "hey clawddee, can your husband S call me?"
I was 17 and thought it was weird. They call again later, ask for the husband. I told them I was 17 and not married. Que 7 years later and I currently engaged to a man that is named S. It's weirder when you realize my name isn't super common. clawddee
Gimme my Meds....
Emergency room RN here.
It's not unusual for me to pull out medications for several patients at a time. When I do this, I just put a patient sticker on them so I know whose is whose. I then administer the meds and toss the vial. On just a couple occasions, an empty vial has found its way to my pocket and come home with me. Not a big deal, I just bring it back to the hospital and toss it on my next day of work, so no one's privacy is violated.
Anywho, I was in a bad code a few months ago. This lady got CPR, epi, and ended up intubated and everything else. We worked her for a long time, got pulses back, and sent her to the ICU.
The next day I was doing a deep house cleaning, and organizing a drawer I hadn't gone through in a long time. I felt something weird and pulled it out. It was an empty vial with a patient sticker on it; the same patient I had coded just the day before.
A chill went down my spine. Not only had I cared for this patient before (a year ago) but I happened to find the old vial the day right after we saved her life.
Creepy as hell. CursesandMutterings
X marks the Spot!
I go on a mental illness chatroom with maybe 150-200 regulars; a majority are American but we have a couple of Indians, a Belgian, a Bangladeshi, a Jordanian and a lot of people from the anglosphere as well. I've been going every day for 2 years.
A while back someone there told me that he lives in the town closest to the rural farm area I live in, where I do most of my activities outside the house (school, medical care, et cetera; most of my family work in town). He had no way of knowing where I lived besides that I live in Pennsylvania! It's a small world. (He does not know that I live right next to him because I don't know him too well.) Audacious531
Follow the #s!Giphy
I dreamed a series of 6 numbers. They just repeated over and over. It freaked me out to the point that I texted my husband while he was at work to tell him I thought they meant something.
We have never played the lottery, but he bought a lottery ticket that day and played those numbers. The first three were right. All three in a series. The second two were only one digit off (for example, I chose 04 and the correct number was 05). The last number was inversed. (For instance 12 becomes 21 instead)
My husband told me that if I ever dreamed of numbers again, I should let him know, because he doesn't believe it was a coincidence that I dreamed number so close. dumb_questions_rus
When Will I See You Again?
I had this dream that someone brought a born again doll into my work, and I was amazed just how real it looked. Mind you, the only time I even thought about one of those creepy dolls was when I watched some documentary a few years ago. I thought about this dream throughout the day and was weirded out about it.
Next day at work a customer brought one in and showed it to me. I was admiring the details and realized that I was experiencing my dream in real life.
I've also had dreams of running into someone I haven't seen or thought about in years, and seeing them a few days later. __Vish__
That's a bit much....
The one that stands out to me is I was telling someone I just hired about a traumatic experience when I was young. It was that I opened my grandma's front door when someone was frantically knocking on it and there stood the neighbor who had sliced his fingers off on his table saw on accident. Turns out it was my new hires uncle who lived next door to his parents who lived across the street from my grandparents. Our parents grew up across the street from each other and our grandparents still had their original phone numbers that were one digit off. F**ked me up. Ashaliedoll
You look familiar....
Went to college, met a cute girl.
"Where'd you go to high school?" she asks. "You've never heard of it," I reply. I grew up in a town of 1200 people, graduated in a class of about 90.
"Try me," she says.
And that was the beginning of finding out that not only had she heard of it, she had almost attended it because her family had lived in one of the neighboring towns very briefly when she was growing up. We shared dozens of mutual friends, and had apparently spent our young lives narrowly missing each other.
Later, after we started dating, we learned that one of our mutual friends had been trying to set us up with each other for YEARS. She was overwhelmed with laughter when she saw that we were finally together, completely without her involvement.
I asked her to marry me, she said yes. We went out to dinner with our parents so they could finally meet. Her folks arrive at the restaurant and see mine. Her mom goes, "Oh hey, [my dad's name]. So this is your son, huh?" They had been co-workers years ago. Of course. We've been married for eleven years now. Got a good thing going. We intend to keep it.
Thank God for Mentors....
My high school guidance counselor in NYC pushed me to get into the tech field. I got my degree and traveled around the country. Settled in Florida and turns out the guys who I work for is related to said guidance counselor. kngbainz
Love will find a way!Giphy
I started a new job then started dating someone. On the sixth date I asked her to be my girlfriend and not long after I got an email from a guy at work. I mentioned he had a unique name. She recognized the name and called her dad. Turned out her dad owned a company that supplied mine and he knew several of my coworkers and boss for 20+ years. Luckily, a few days before I got to know said individuals better while working on a project and they all had good things to say about me.
We're now engaged and some of my coworkers joke about if we'll get a friends and family discount. Vlaed
And, a last one for good measure.
My parents went to the same university, and had the same group of friends but never met. They kept missing each other. My mom dropped out of college and my dad was an accountant. A few years later they met while working for Procter and Gamble. My mom swears that if we see pictures of my dad's graduations she would be in some of them because they both partied with the same people.