The Strangest Coincidence Ever Recorded?

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The moral of the story is: if you are going to sail off the coast of Wales on December 5th, you may want to change your name to Hugh Williams. But is this a true story? Any records from these incidences seem to be at least second-hand. I found a post at The Scuttlefish that may shed a bit of light on how "coincidental" the story really is. And be sure to check out the comment from Hugh Williams. Link

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The Menai Strait is a very dangerous place for shipping. It is also traditionally very busy. There have been countless wrecks in its waters. It features very fast currents, whirlpools and submerged rocks in a channel only a few hundred metres/yards wide.

Hugh (Hew/Huw etc) is a very common Welsh given name.
Williams is the second most common Welsh family name.

It is very unlikely that there would be no wrecks in the Menai Strait's huge catalogue of disasters that could be grouped like this!
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Obviously Hugh Williamses is a man who has made a pact with the devil to sacrificing the lives of his fellow human beings in order to continue his youth..... obviously
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