Saturday, March 17, 2007

Lincoln-Kennedy coincidences

I am very sceptical about forwarded emails. It's very difficult to know whether some of the photos that are forwarded are original or morphed. And there is no way of knowing whether some of the amazing facts contained in these forwards are true or not. Basically they lack authentic source or credit.

Today I got a forward about the mysterious coincidences between Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy. I remember reading about this some years back in an article about the world's unexplained mysteries.

Instead of re-forwarding it, I am putting it up here, after doing some research myself. The person who started this chain mail, obviously has lifted it straight from this website, which in turn seems to have been lifted from here or some other similar one. There are plenty of websites on the amazing Lincoln-Kennedy similarity.

Here is the amazing string of coincidences...

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 a child while living in the White House.

Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

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 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born 1939.

Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

Lincoln was shot at a theater named "Ford."
Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln" made by "Ford."

Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.

And Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse.
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater.

This website
lists a few more coincidences:

Lincoln and Kennedy each has 7 letters.
Andrew Johnson and Lydon Johnson each has 13 letters.

A Lincoln staffer Miss Kennedy told him not to go to the theater.
A Kennedy staffer Miss Lincoln, told him not to go to Dallas.

If nothing else, these forwards are a good read.


  1. The last one is just spooky!

  2. some of them are true, but some of them looks like added, just masala..