Taylor Swift has been named next of kin by a total stranger, who died in unusual circumstances.
Here is what we know. Canadian pilot, Michael Callan, 45, was killed when his plane crashed in Nashville three weeks ago.
As far as we know, Callan and Swift do not know each other, so it was very odd to find out that he had named her his next of kin, according to a report in the Tennessean.
The report at the newspaper says authorities heard from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that Callan had listed the 23-year-old diva as his next of kin with his flying club in Canada.
The information was relayed to Taylor Swift through her security team, none of whom knew or had heard of the pilot prior to his death, says Us Magazine.
“The first we heard of this was when the appropriate authorities contacted Taylor’s management about the crash,” Paula Erickson, the singer’s publicist, wrote in an email response to the Tennessean. “Taylor does not know this person.”
Callan’s plane crashed on October 29 at the Nashville International Airport, which was 500 miles from his final destination.
The circumstances surrounding the plane crash are odd, as air traffic controllers report the plane circled the air around the airport for about two-and-a-half hours, before attempting to land.
There were no distress calls and it is not known why Callan was coming to Nashville.
After the crash the wreckage of the Cessna 172R, was not discovered for several hours.
Taylor Swift is one of the most popular country stars in the world and lives in Nashville, where she owns a three-bedroom duplex near Vanderbilt University.
The pilot in training, who was unmarried, loved to fly, according to family members. He had no children.
Callan’s sister, Jody Quenneville, told reporters the family was in a state of shock and had no idea how he ended up in Nashville, Daily Mail reports.
The website says the flight plan listed by Callan shows he was making a 37-mile journey to Pelee Island Airport.
At some point during the flight the pilot switched flight plans without informing traffic controllers and switched off his transponder, which is used to communicate with the tower.
The crash is being investigated by the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board.
It is not clear why the pilot would have named superstar Taylor Swift as his next of kin.