If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you might have noticed that a lot of people are talking about the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. At first glance, these deaths might seem completely unrelated: Brown was killed in Ferguson, MO and Garner was killed in Staten Island, NY almost an ENTIRE MONTH apart.
But when you look closer, you might notice a really freaky coincidence between the two deaths: Both Michael Brown and Eric Garner were black.
Weird, right? Well, this insane rabbit hole goes even deeper. Ready for a mindfuck? This is Darren Wilson, the man who killed Michael Brown:
And here’s Daniel Pantaleo, the man who killed Eric Garner:
Just normal guys, right? Guess again: Wilson and Pantaleo are BOTH police officers. That’s right: The guy who killed Michael Brown and the guy who killed Eric Garner had the SAME EXACT JOB.
It’s like something out of a science-fiction movie.
You’re probably thinking that the strange coincidences end there, but take a look at this:
Yep. You saw that right. Through some sort of incredible random chance, both Brown’s death AND Garner’s death resulted in absolutely no indictment for the men who killed them. You’re more likely to get struck by lightning than witness this ridiculous level of coincidence.
Is your mind blown? We thought so. But this gets even crazier. In 2006, a man named Sean Bell was shot and killed in New York City. The man who shot him was, that’s right, ALSO A POLICE OFFICER, just like Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo.
Oh, and here’s what Sean Bell looked like:
Yep. Incredibly, Sean Bell was black, just like Michael Brown and Eric Garner. You can’t make this stuff up!
You’d think this incredible train of freak coincidences would stop here, but it just keeps going: Somehow, Brown’s death, Garner’s death, and Bell’s death all bear unbelievably creepy similarities to the deaths of John Crawford in Beavercreek, OH, Akai Gurley in Brooklyn, and Tamir Rice in Cleveland.
Somehow, all of these people were killed by police officers who faced little or no consequences for killing them, and, through mysterious cosmic forces that are impossible to explain, all of them were black men, except for Rice, who was a black 12-year-old boy (though despite this one big difference, his death is still eerily similar).
Can you imagine how completely WTF it would be if there were EVEN MORE examples of black men getting killed by police officers? We’re not sure if we’d be able to handle it. That would just be too freaky.
So, there’s your Twilight Zone moment for the day. The odds of something like this happening in the exact same way over and over again are completely astronomical, and we’ll probably never see it happen again.
Still, it’s the kind of crazy random coincidence that makes you go