Recently, I’ve been seeing 11, 1:11 and 11:11. I’m not consciously looking for them, but I’ll be doing something else and suddenly glance at the time on my computer or phone or on my car’s dashboard and there are the numbers. When I see them three times in a short period, a cluster of these numbers, then I pay attention.
Not sure what they mean yet, but here are some historical 11s and some results of the hype around 11s.
The WWI armistice was signed at 11:11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month.
JFK was assassinated on 11/22.
The Mayan calendar ended at 11:11 universal time in 2012.
The U.S. Navy listed the 2012 solstice for 12/21/12 at 11
The Berlin Wall fell on 11/11/89
Yassar Arafat died on 11/11/04
At 11 a.m. on 11/11/1811, Cartagena, Colombia became the second city in South America to declare its independence from Spain.
By 11-11-11, there had been so much hype about 11s that the awareness of the numbers had spread worldwide and resulted in some interesting news stories:
Egypt briefly closed the Great Pyramid on that day because of rumors that it was going to be used for ceremonies celebrating 11-11-11.
USA Today reported, “A lineup of digits a 11 minutes past the 11th hour on 11/11/2011 marks a moment that won’t repeat for 100 years.
In Las Vegas, 3,200 marriage licenses were issued for 11-11-11, three times the usual amount. According to the county clerk, there hadn’t been anything like that since 7-7-07, when 4, 333 licenses were issued.
11:11 on 11-11-11, Veteran’s Day, a boy was born to parents whose mother is an Air Force veteran and whose father is currently serving in the Air Force.