Photo by Joshua Sukoff on Unsplash

Family Encounter on an Interstate Highway

Arnold Escobar
US

In the summer of 1966, I was working in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and my mother had informed me that some relatives would be taking a vacation and would be passing through Colorado Springs in a few weeks. They would be leaving their hometown, where the drive to Colorado Springs is approximately 1,000 miles.

One day leaving work, I took my regular route home, whereby I would drive approximately six miles, then enter the Interstate Highway, drive another mile and exit the highway. Driving home this day, I entered the highway and had driven a few minutes when I looked to my left and saw that the car next to me were my relatives passing through Colorado Springs on their trip.

We recognized each other and exited the highway to exchange greetings. My first thought was, “What a coincidence that my relatives after driving 1,000 miles and I driving six miles could meet each other on the Interstate Highway at that particular moment.” Just a delay of one second while driving and we would have missed each other completely.

With our modern technology of communicating with cell phones and using GPS to determine location status, it would be impossible to duplicate this encounter. It would require the coordination between myself and my relatives and the coordination of all the travelers that would be driving along the same routes.

However, if body souls existed and could communicate in some way with each other, then meeting someone along the highway at a particular moment would be possible to do, and it wouldn’t be a coincidence. It would be a planned coordination encounter.

Do you have your own story to share?

We invite you to join our global community by sharing your own story of a meaningful coincidence. It could be wondrous, funny, curious, unexplained, deeply profound, or anything in between! If you have more than one story to share, please create a separate story entry for each. Each story is limited to a maximum of 300 words.

View All Story Forum Posts

See more stories from around the globe of meaningful coincidences, synchronicity and serendipity!

Sister’s Husband in the Back Seat

My youngest sister’s husband checked into hospital with a relatively minor pr...

Read More

Marigold Coincidences

Last October, the school I worked in organized a Halloween celebration. Someh...

Read More

Baseball Tickets

On our way to the library to pick up some prin...

Read More

Fireball

I like to run. People like to litter. I see litter when I run. I also like to...

Read More

Join Our Mail List

Receive the latest TCP news and announcements to awaken your mind and nourish your spirit. We will never share your email address; you can unsubscribe at any time.