Why do I keep thinking of people I know, then seeing them within 5 minutes?
I live in Indianapolis, population 850,000. Yesterday this guy I work with popped in my head. I saw him 5 minutes later. Today, I was driving around and this girl I work with popped in my head. I saw her at the gas station less than 5 minutes later. I've had this type of thing happen before.
I've had other similar situations where I'll hear someones name (his name was Geo), then he walked around a corner 15 seconds later into my sight. No one could have said it to me. I seriously... heard... his name.
Other similar situations, I thought of someone I knew, then walking through a store, I overheard two people talking and one of them used the full first/last name of the person I just thought of less than 30 seconds before.
I don't think of these people all the time. My day is usually pretty devoid of thinking of others. When it happens and someone pops in my head... I usually start to get paranoid and become very observant.