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Some numerologists and New Age philosophies believe that events linked to the time 11:11 appear more often than can be explained by chance or coincidence and is an example of synchronicity. Some authors claim that seeing 11:11 on a clock is an auspicious sign. Others claim that 11:11 signals a spirit presence. However, skeptics say that Uri Geller's examples of 11:11 phenomena in world events are examples of post-hoc reasoning and confirmation bias.
Significance in dates
For various reasons, people ascribe different kinds of significance to dates and numbers. For example, "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month," 11:00 a.m. (Paris time) November 11, 1918, when the armistice ending World War One came into effect.
November 11, 2011, or "11/11/11", saw an increase in the number of marriages taking place in different areas throughout the world, including the U.S. and across the Asian continent. Many people were pregnant at this time, and babies born on this date also received special media attention.
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- Geller, Uri. "The 11:11 phenomenon." 2006. Web. 22 Dec. 2014.
- Solara (1992). 11:11: Inside the Doorway. Charlottesville, VA: Star-Borne Unlimited. ISBN 1-878246-05-4.
- George Barnard (2004). The Search for 11:11: A Journey into the Spirit World. Australia: 11:11 Publishers. ISBN 0-9577889-6-7.
- "Uri Geller". Skeptic Report. Archived from the original on 8 October 2009. Retrieved 5 October 2009.
On his web site, Uri Geller has a list of things he connects with the number 11. He believes this number to be all-important. E.g. he attaches meaning to the fact that some people have noticed their clocks sometimes show the numbers "11:11".
- "The law of truly large numbers". Archived from the original on 2 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-21.
The law of truly large numbers says that with a large enough sample many odd coincidences are likely to happen.
- Basu, Moni. "11/11/11: 'Ones' in a lifetime". CNN. Retrieved 11 November 2011.[dead link]
- Savadove, Bill. "11/11/11 spells marriage and magic". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 12 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- Murphy, William. "11/11/11 baby born at 11:11 a.m. on LI". Newsday. Retrieved 11 November 2011.