Shaken Not Stirred

Thursday, November 10, 2005

History Repeats Itself

One of my cousins, Karen, sent me this forward. It's a little historically weird. But what is even weirder is that someone actually took the time out to correlate everything in it. Really who has all that time to think of weird unrelated items and to put them together, write it down and pass it on? It must have been a fellow blogger..... I like the last comparison the best. To me it's the most eerie!

Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846. John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.
Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860. John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.
Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost their children while living in the White House.
Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.
Now it gets really weird. Lincoln 's secretary was named Kennedy. Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.
Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson. Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808. Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.
John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839. Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.
Both assassins were known by their three names. Both names are composed of fifteen letters. Now hang on to your seat. Lincoln was shot at the theater named 'Ford.' Kennedy was shot in a car called ' Lincoln' made by 'Ford.'
Lincoln was shot in a theater and his assassin ran and hid in a warehouse. Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and his assassin ran and hid in a theater.
Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.
And here's the kicker... A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.


  • weird...

    By Blogger Anhoni Patel, at 9:25 AM  

  • The last one's pretty funny . . . Lincoln was in Monroe, and Kennedy was "in" Monroe, too.

    By Blogger Dirk the Feeble, at 11:14 AM  

  • It definitely wasn't another blogger that put this together, I remember seeing this back in grade school. It's still crazy though! Seriously, what are the odds...

    By Blogger Vince, at 11:30 AM  

  • Yeah very odd. Abe and I also have lots of similarities--should I be concerned???!

    By Anonymous Babette, at 12:45 PM  

  • Very eerie.

    By Blogger mrshife, at 12:53 PM  

  • And don't forget that Marilyn Monroe was a Baberaham Lincoln.

    By Blogger mrshife, at 12:54 PM  

  • That's right, Armaedes, he was "IN" Marilyn Monroe. That's the best part of the whole thing. I hope you didn't edit that out, Angel.

    By Blogger T. Leach, at 3:41 PM  

  • I would recommend anyone amazed to read this:

    It disproves several points and shows ya evidence about the others. Still very eerie.

    By Blogger Luke, at 4:41 PM  

  • Yes Mr. Shife, she was a baberaham Lincoln.
    T. Leach, I should have edited it in that way, makes the whole thing more eerie.

    By Blogger angel, jr., at 4:42 PM  

  • did Kennedy know about this?

    By Blogger Chloe, at 5:04 PM  

  • cool. i love stuff like this. the last one made me laugh

    By Blogger cher, at 6:57 PM  

  • I have seen that time and time again, and I still read it all of the way through when I see it. It is one of the paradoxes of our time. How can this be? Too coincidental.

    By Blogger Greg - Cowboy in the Jungle, at 10:09 PM  

  • Good call on the snopes, Luke.

    By Blogger Vince, at 9:48 AM  

  • Its not crazy. Here's why. First of all, knock out all of the shit that's not even accurate. THEN, If you take ANY two people's lives, and set them down side by side, you can come up with any number of comparisons. There will also be any number of things that are not the same. That's why all of these supposedly amazing comparison things (of which there are a myriad floating around between different people - Christ is a dominant figure in many of them) are so silly and hokey.

    And why ALL OF YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER than to say... "Wow, Cool."

    Aggghhhhh! My kindom for some logic and reason from all of you people who are way smart enough to know better. Stick your hands out for the ruler...

    By Blogger Sydney, at 7:44 PM  

  • i've heard this before. it is eerie.

    By Blogger mysterious in blue, at 1:38 AM  

  • Marilyn Monroe died in August of 1962, well over a year before Kennedy was assassinated. Unless he was visiting her tomb, the last "fact" is an error. Otherwise, very interesting.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:47 PM  

  • Like what

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:08 AM  

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