A quick look at Wikipedia tells us that the first person to die from Carrion Disease was a man called Daniel Alcides Carrion and Stephen Christmas was the first to die from something called Christmas disease but i expect everyone has had a moment which you think is just too much of a coincidence.
More than once i have had a deja vue feeling or thought about someone i haven't thought about for years only to bump into them soon afterwards, i have had people say to me 'wow, i was only thinking about you the other day' which is usually followed by 'did you ever repay me that tenner?'
Yesterday i wrote about the Cold War and mentioned the songs 99 Red Balloons and today on the radio station Wave 105, the Golden hour was 1984 and the song 99 Red Balloons was played but there has been an even bigger 'WTF' moment already this week.
My husband has a growing collection of Asian horror films, one of which is a film called APT about a lady who moves into a block of high-rise flats and notices that the lights in the windows of the buildings opposite all start to mysteriously flicker at exactly 9:56pm every night and a grisly murder by an angry spirit follows.
We watched this around Christmas time and i dismissed as just a funny coincidence when weeks later i got around to changing the battery in the clock and asked my husband what the time was and it was 9.56 although this was in the am, it was still a 'what about that' moment that made us smile.
Then last night the clock, which is quite flaky at the best of times, starting making a strange noise and then second hand was stuttering at the 11 o'clock position but not moving, the time was a shade after 9:55pm.
Either it is just all just a massive coincidence, i have woken up in the Twilight zone again or there is an angry spirit who has also seen APT and is messing with us.