11:11 (numerology)

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In numerology, some New Age believers often link 11:11 to chance or coincidence.[1] It is an example of synchronicity. For instance, those who are seeing 11:11 on a clock often claim it as an auspicious sign[2] or signaling a spirit presence.[3][4]

Post-hoc reasoning and confirmation bias provide a context for such claims, and skeptics have pointed out that the assertions of people like Uri Geller that 11:11 is somehow important in world events do not hold up to even cursory scrutiny.[5][6]

Significance in dates[edit]

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) on November 11, 1918, was when the armistice ending World War I came into effect.[citation needed]

11 November 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.[7] and across the Asian continent.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Geller, Uri. "The 11:11 phenomenon." Archived 17 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine 2006. Web. 22 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Why Do People Say "11:11," Make A Wish?". Dictionary.com. Retrieved 21 November 2020.
  3. ^ Solara (1992). 11:11: Inside the Doorway. Charlottesville, VA: Star-Borne Unlimited. ISBN 1-878246-05-4.
  4. ^ George Barnard (2004). The Search for 11:11: A Journey into the Spirit World. Australia: 11:11 Publishers. ISBN 0-9577889-6-7.
  5. ^ "Uri Geller". Skeptic Report. Archived from the original on 13 September 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".
  6. ^ "The law of truly large numbers". Archived from the original on 2 December 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. The law of truly large numbers says that with a large enough sample many odd coincidences are likely to happen.
  7. ^ Basu, Moni (11 November 2011). "11/11/11: 'Ones' in a lifetime". CNN. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
  8. ^ Savadove, Bill. "11/11/11 spells marriage and magic". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 12 November 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2011.