Intriguing tales of coincidence: Significant meaning or just a bunch of stuff that happens

We’ve all experienced it at some point during our lives. Coincidence: “a remarkable concurrence of events or circumstances without apparent causal connection”. Some may view coincidences as momentarily intriguing but ultimately insignificant in our daily lives. Others, however, will see a higher meaning and call it synchronicity. But for others, supposed coincidences are (as put so…

S.S. Waratah lost without trace: A cursed name, prophetic dream & ghostly omen

One evening in July 1909, passengers aboard the steamship S.S. Waratah waved goodbye from the decks to family and friends lining Durban’s pier amid shouts of “Bon Voyage!” “Take her to sea!” ordered Captain Joshua Ilbery, watching from the foredeck. A tug then steered the vessel safely out of the South African port into deep…