This article is about numerological beliefs regarding the time 11:11. For other uses, see 11:11.
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Numerologists believe that events linked to the time 11:11 appear more often than can be explained by chance or coincidence. This belief is related to the concept 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. The belief that the time 11:11 has mystical powers has been adopted by believers in New Age philosophies. However, skeptics say that Uri Geller's examples of 11:11 phenomena in world events are examples of post-hoc reasoning and confirmation bias.
For various reasons, people ascribe different kinds of significance to dates and numbers; for example, the 2011 date, "11-11-11", showed an increase in the number of marriages taking place in different areas throughout the world, including the U.S. and across the Asian continent. Babies born on this date also received special media attention.
^"11:11 the phenomenon". Kindred Spirit. Retrieved 22 July 2007. "Are you being stalked by a number, ... Not just any number, but the number 11? If you are, then you are experiencing the strange 11:11 phenomenon. It is one that defies all logic."
^"Uri Geller". Skeptic Report. Archived from the original on 2009-10-08. Retrieved 2009-10-05. "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"."