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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Dark Coincidencies: Lincoln & Kennedy

Amazing coincidences or just an urban legend? Read them and decide for yourself.

- Lincoln's name has 7 letters.
- Kennedy's name has 7 letters.

- In Lincoln's & Kennedy's names the vowels & consonants fall in exactly the same place, in the order c, v, c, c, v, c, c.

- Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
- Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

- Lincoln was elected president in 1860.
- Kennedy was elected president in 1960.

- Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln.

- War was thrust upon Lincoln almost immediately after inauguration.
- War was thrust upon Kennedy almost immediately after inauguration.

- Lincoln ordered the Treasury to print its own money.
- Kennedy ordered the Treasury to print its own money.

- International bankers may have arranged the assassinations of Lincoln and Kennedy.

- Lincoln gave negroes freedom and legalized equality.
- Kennedy enforced equality for negroes.

- Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.
- Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.

- Lincoln was loved by the common people and hated by the establishment.
- Kennedy was loved by the common people and hated by the establishment.

- Lincoln was succeeded, after assassination, by vice-president Johnson.
- Kennedy was succeeded, after assassination, by vice-president Johnson.

- Andrew Johnson was born in 1808.
- Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908.

- Andrew Johnson's name has 13 letters.
- Lyndon Johnson's name has 13 letters.

- Andrew Johnson had a pug nose and slicked-back hair.
- Lyndon Johnson had a pug nose and slicked-back hair.

- Lincoln was sitting beside his wife when he was shot.
- Kennedy was sitting beside his wife when he was shot.

- Rathbone, who was with Lincoln when he was shot, was injured (by being stabbed).
- Connally, who was with Kennedy when he was shot, was injured (by being shot).
- Rathbone's name has 8 letters.
- Connally's name has 8 letters.

- Lincoln's wife held his head in her lap after he was shot.
- Kennedy's wife held his head in her lap after he was shot.

- Lincoln was shot on a Friday.
- Kennedy was shot on a Friday.

- Lincoln was shot in a theatre named Ford.
- Kennedy was shot in a car made by Ford.

- Kennedy was shot in a car named Lincoln.

- Lincoln's bodyguard was away from his post at the door of the President's box at the theatre.
- Kennedy's bodyguards were away from their posts on the running-boards of the President's car.

- Lincoln was shot in a theatre and his assassin ran to a warehouse.
- JFK was shot from a warehouse and his alleged assassin ran to a theatre.

- Lincoln's assassin had a three-worded name, John Wilkes Booth.
- Kennedy's alleged assassin had a three-worded name, Lee Harvey Oswald.

- John Wilkes Booth has 15 letters.
- Lee Harvey Oswald has 15 letters.

- John Wilkes Boothe was born in 1839. 
- Lee Harvey Oswald was born in 1939.

- Lincoln didn't die immediately after being shot.
- Kennedy didn't die immediately after being shot.

- Lincoln and Kennedy died in places beginning with the initials P and H.
- Lincoln died in Petersen's house.
- Kennedy died in Parkland Hospital.

- Booth was shot and killed* in police custody before going to trial.
- Oswald was shot and killed in police custody before going to trial.

- Kennedy's funeral was modelled on Lincoln's funeral.

- Andrew Johnson was a heavy drinker with crude behaviour.
- Lyndon Johnson was a heavy drinker with crude behaviour.

- There were conspiracy theories that Johnson was knowledgeable about Lincoln's assassination.
- There were conspiracy theories that Johnson was knowledgeable about Kennedy's assassination.

- Days before it happened Lincoln told his wife and friends about a dream he'd had of being shot by an assassin.
- Hours before it happened Kennedy told his wife and friends it would be easy for an assassin to shoot him from a crowd.

- Shortly after Lincoln was shot the telegraph system went down.
- Shortly after Kennedy was shot the telephone system went down.

- Kennedy's father had been the Ambassador to England at the Court of St James.
- Lincoln's son became the Ambassador to England at the Court of St James.

- Lincoln and Kennedy were 2 of the greatest presidents of the nation.

- Lincoln's wife tastefully and expensively re-decorated the White House.
- Kennedy's wife tastefully and expensively re-decorated the White House.

- Lincoln loved great literature and could recite poetry by heart.
- Kennedy loved great literature and could recite poetry by heart.

- Lincoln had young children while living at the White House.
- Kennedy had young children while living at the White House.

- Lincoln's sons had ponies they rode on the White House grounds.
- Kennedy's daughter had a pony she rode on the White House grounds.

- Lincoln lost a child (12 year old son) to death while President.
- Kennedy lost a child (newly born son) to death while President.

- Lincoln had 2 sons named Robert and Edward. Edward died young and Robert lived on.
- Kennedy had 2 brothers named Robert and Edward. Robert died young and Edward lived on.

- Lincoln let his children run and play in his office.
- Kennedy let his children run and play in his office.

- After Lincoln's assassination the nation experienced an emotional convulsion.
- After Kennedy's assassination the nation experienced an emotional convulsion.

- The whole world cried when Lincoln died.
- The whole world cried when Kennedy died.

- Lincoln's funeral train travelled from Washington-DC to New York.
- Kennedy's brother's funeral train travelled from New York to Washington-DC.

- Abraham was the first name of the man who filmed Kennedy's murder in the Lincoln.

- The man running alongside Kennedy's car snapping pictures with his 35mm camera was a salesman of Lincoln cars.

- Kennedy bought a Virginia home that was the 1861 Civil War headquarters of Lincoln's first general-in-chief, McClellan.

- Jefferson Davis was the name of the president of the Confederate states while Lincoln was president of the Union states.
- Jefferson Davis Tippit was the name of the police officer killed allegedly by Kennedy's alleged assassin.

- Lincoln was famous for his wit and for telling hilarious stories and anecdotes.
- Kennedy was famous for his wit and for telling hilarious stories and anecdotes.

- Lincoln was sitting in a rocking chair at Ford's Theater when he was shot.
- Kennedy had a special rocking chair he sat in at the White House.
- Henry Ford bought the rocking chair Lincoln died in and put it in his museum in Dearborn.

- Kennedy's seat in the Lincoln he was sitting in when he was shot is in Ford's museum.
- Lincoln's seat in the Ford he was sitting in when he was shot is in Ford's museum.

- John Kennedy is the name of a character in a 1951 movie about a detective travelling by train to thwart the assassination of President Lincoln.
- John Kennedy is the name of the real-life detective who travelled in the train with President Lincoln in 1860 to thwart his assassination.

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