Train crash in the US has a bizarre coincidence with the movie ‘White Noise’

Earlier this month, a train with 150 cars derailed in Ohio (USA) and accidentally leaked highly flammable and carcinogenic substances, such as vinyl chloride and butyl acrylate. About two thousand residents within a radius of 1.6 km were evacuated from their homes to avoid contact with toxic substances.

What many Netflix subscribers noticed is that the accident in Ohio resembles (and a lot) the plot of the film white noise, released late last year via streaming. The film by director Noah Baumbach (Story of a Marriage) is based on the book of the same name by Don DeLillo, released in 1985.

In the plot, we follow Jack Gladney (Adam Driver), his wife Babette (Greta Gerwig) and their three children. Living a typical American suburban family life in the 1980s, they are alerted by authorities to leave their home after a train derails and unleashes a lethal dark chemical cloud.

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The coincidences soon drew attention and comparisons between the film and the accident became the subject of social media.

More coincidences

The coincidences don’t stop there. One of the families affected by the derailed train in Ohio acted as an extra in some scenes of white noise – the film was shot in the same state. In an interview with CNNBen Ratner, Lindsay, and their four children say they are living “the fiction they helped bring to the screen.”

“The first half of the movie is almost exactly what’s happening here,” Ratner told CNN. He says until he tried to watch the movie again after the accident, but he couldn’t. “Suddenly, it came very close to home,” he said.

In the feature, however, Adam Driver’s character is forced into quarantine after being exposed to the chemical cloud. In real life, exposed citizens did not have to follow protocol.

No danger

According to authorities, the accident does not pose a risk to the population and residents of the region can now return home. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States informed yesterday (13) that worrying levels of the harmful substance in the water and in the air were not detected.

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