What a macabre coincidence!

@James72 (26829)
Australia
January 7, 2009 2:11am CST
I have just read the following article about a memorial for a man that was taken by a shark at Port Kennedy Beach in Western Australia. They have unfortunately not found the body yet, but his son was with him when he was taken by the shark so there is no question that this was his cause of death. What I find as the macabre coincidence is that while 250 or so people were standing on the beach as part of a memorial for this man, a SHARK was sighted by them all swimming by. What are the odds of this happening and how freaky that this would happen at that very moment! Here is the link to the article if you are interested: http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/australian-news/5248810/shark-sighted-near-beachside-memorial-victim-port-kennedy-shark-attack/ This is not the first coincidence I have read about that occurred in direct relation to the death of someone and I am sure it won't be the last either! Do you have any interesting coincidences to share?
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
7 Jan 09
I think this is absolutely sane and the shark is but Mr. Brian G swimming by to inspect his memorial. He is the Shark Man, have no doubts, James!!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
Interesting angle mimpi! Maybe he has indeed become one with a shark and was making his presence known to all that respected and cared for him in his previous life! The sad thing is that if they had of captured the shark, they probably would have killed it. So his second coming would not have lasted long! Thanks for the response and for the new perspective.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
Tell that to the shark hunters mimpi! It is an unfortunate trait of humans to seek out and destroy animals that just do what comes naturally to them.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
8 Jan 09
Great message there!!
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
7 Jan 09
I've hear about similar coincidences and further question being raised about them James. Reasons, well could be the shark had made that particular area its hunting ground for sometime and happened to be seen there again. Also if the beach was a shark manifested beach then the likely of seeing shark there again is hihg. Any other reasons than this and i'm as lost as you are.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
Sharks are territorial and can cover vast areas of the ocean as part of their hunting ground. Different cycles such as mating times etc can also influence their behaviours. As I have said already in my post wording, shark SIGHTIGS are very common, so to see one at this beach is not unusual in itself. What I do find intriguing though is that this shark decided to show itself 10 days after a man was killed by a shark and everyone was gathered on the beach in rememberance! Interesting timing on that shark's behalf! Thanks for the response Alok.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
7 Jan 09
Timing is the question James no doubt? But then should we let our imagination go wild ? Brave shark telling everybody , i did this, do what you can ? reicarnated shark taking revenge of previous life time. But in ways here in India they do have incidents of these kinds and stories related to snakes.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
7 Jan 09
Figure it out my friend and share it with me. I too would be keen on reading some of this.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
8 Jan 09
Bow down everyone for we are in the presence of a creative genius! As the song lyrics by Ronan Keating so rightfully state - "You say it best, when you say nothing at all!"
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• United States
8 Jan 09
*S* Just wanted you to know I was here. Not very talkative today.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
8 Jan 09
Well good evening to you then Madam! Me neither to be honest. I am absolutely exhausted after a long week.
• United States
8 Jan 09
Interesting coincidences? Did you hear about the 5th grade class that saved a sea otter from an oil spill out on the west coast of the USA? The scrubbed the oil off him and nursed him back to full health over a period of time. Then they had a 'returning to the sea' ceremony for the otter with the whole class attending. Guess who else showed up? An orca! He got the otter after it had been in the water only a few minutes. Everyone saw it happen. What a coincidence.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
8 Jan 09
Hahahaha. Now try and explain THAT one to the kiddies! lol. I read an article many, many years ago along these lines, but it was a seal and not a sea otter. It was some Sea World type organization that released the seal back into the wild after a boat had hit it and an Orca snatched it when it had only gone a few hundred feet from the release boat! No kids around for this one thoough! Is this yet another interesting coincidence that there are 2 completely seperate incidents that follow similar lines!
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• United States
8 Jan 09
It probably is not a coincidence in the normal sense. I searched to find the orginal story. It is quite old and I did not find it. I did find that orca's are driving sea otters to the brink of extinction and to a lesser extent, the seals are getting eaten in large numbers, too. Orca's eating seals and otters is very common.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
8 Jan 09
I have been looking for references too, but have come up short as well. If I have any luck, I'll post it here or PM it to you. The story I read originally was a long time ago as well. By the sounds of things, it's a damn good thing that neither you nor I are otters or seals!
@riyasam (16578)
• India
7 Jan 09
this news is some what bizzare.i dont know what what to make of it.it would make a great theme for hardy boys novel.hope this incident has not created any superstitions.what a horrible way to die!!!may his soul rest in peace.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
Hardy Boys! Wow, it has been a long time since I have thought about these books and I used to read them when I was a child. Many Australians are generally not very superstitious so I doubt this would be something that came up at all. I am sure though that many of the people that witnessed it would be as intrigued by the coincidence as I am! I too consider this to be a horrible way to die and I can't think of many worse fates than being attacked and killed by any animal, let alone a shark. Thanks for the response riya and stay out of the water!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
7 Jan 09
i do love water but never did get the chance to learn swimming.so i dont venture in the open.my daughter swims beautifully,maybe i am fulfilling my dreams through her.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
I love water too and love to swim also! I just don't get the opportunity to do it though. I will be making up for lost time though when I get back to Australia! It is great that your daughter enjoys swimming as it is such a positive activity for kids. If you get the chance, you should try also riya as it is a very healthy pursuit and a lot of fun to boot!
@rkrish (3003)
• India
7 Jan 09
I heard many in local tribe areas where the people used to get caught of animals and even many of the real pictures has been made to warn the people not to go inside the restricted or dangerous areas.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
Shark sightings in Australia are common, but attacks are rare. I just find it interesting that a shark would appear at the memorial of a man that was TAKEN by a shark ten days earlier! Thanks for the comments rkrish and Happy New year to you as well. Nice to see you back.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
7 Jan 09
Thanks James !!! But how the people has recognised that as a Same Shark ! And Shark watching is fine and its pathetic to see its killing people.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
I am not sure if it was the same shark that attacked the man rkrish, but it more than likely was a different one. Many people think shark attacks are common in Australia, but the reality is that you have a greater chance of being struck by lightning than being attacked by a shark!
@dbhattji (2507)
• India
7 Jan 09
Life is full of such coincidences. I think it is all part of the big plan that He has for this World.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
I have certainly encountered many coincidences myself dbhattji. Maybe there IS rhyme and reason to it all, yes. Thank you for your comments.