The Coincidence Connector

  • A Cardinal Experience November 21, 2014

    Northern_Cardinal_Pair-27527A few years before her father died, Dot bought her avid bird-watching father a book called a Redbird Christmas because she thought it was about bird watching. She was surprised to see that it was about a lonely girl with a deformed leg and the old man ... Read more »

  • Rabbi in the Sky November 21, 2014

    In their 2014 book entitled Small Miracles from Beyond, best selling authors Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal tell the story of Cena, an excited mother who takes a long airplane journey to Los Angeles to be present at the birth of her first grandchild. There were a few complications with the pregnancy, but she tried ... Read more »

  • Of all the gin joints in all of the towns in all the world, she walks into mine… November 18, 2014

    In the 1942 movie “Casablanca”, Algerian nightclub owner Rick, played by Humphrey Bogart, is jolted by the unexpected appearance of his lost Parisian love Ilsa.

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  • Choosing an Advisor November 17, 2014

    A woman had recently moved to a new city and decided to seek a new financial advisor. She lined up three possibilities. The interviews revealed some surprising coincidences.

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  • The Weird Coincidence Survey November 5, 2014

    The Weird Coincidence Survey  (WCS) was created through several standard statistical procedures. It is currently the most reliable and valid measure of openness to meaningful coincidences.

    A total sample of 681 people participated in its development.  The 42 questions of the first scale (WCS-1) were collected from books, articles, and personal ... Read more »

  • How Did My Brother Know Where I Was? November 5, 2014

    A participant in our research project described how her brother once saved her life: “There was a very dark period in my late teens, a confused time, to say the least. I cannot explain the rationalization, or rather, I should state, there was none. I could not seem to withstand all of the suffering in ... Read more »

  • Snapper November 4, 2014

    I got lost and found my dog. What was going on here? Were we drawn together because we loved each other so much? Or was our finding each other just one possible event out of many others and we just got lucky, a chance event?

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  • Synchronicities on the Football Field October 28, 2014

    A football field provides a canvas onto which synchronicities can be drawn. In the clip below follow number 23 through the cuts and turns of a 97 yard run. The scene was Clothier Field at Swarthmore College in 1961. It was the opening kick-off of the second half against Pennsylvania Military College, the arch ... Read more »