I am 37, when I was in my junior or senior year of high school, I started noticing the number 11:11 on clocks often enough to pay attention to it but not quite often enough to think it was more then just an internal clock. Then when I was 19 it kicked into high gear and I was seeing it daily. I still didn’t really think it was anything more then my internal clock as it became more of a joke between my girlfriend and I. We would joke almost daily when I would point it out at 11:11 am and 11:11 pm. After about 6 to 8 months it started to die off, not completely but to the point where I wasn’t as focused on it any more. At this time, it was nothing more then a phase that would come and go in intensity and that was how it was for a few years.
In 2004 it ramped back up in a big way as it expanded beyond just the clock. I was seeing it everywhere and I became super conscious of it. I would see it 5 or 6 times a day from the clock to receipt and on just random items through my day. I was starting to wonder more and more why this was happening and realized that maybe it was more then just an internal clock or whatever. One night I was searching something on the internet, I don’t remember exactly what I was looking for (probably conspiracy related) but I end up on a website that listed names of soldiers killed in Iraq. I do remember that I found that the very first casualty was someone from another country with my same last name, which in itself is odd as only my family in the states and a few people in Germany have the same spelling because it was changed when my grandparents immigrated to the US after WW2. Anyhow while on that page at the very bottom for some reason was the number 11:11.
So I decided since I was already online that I would google search it as I wanted to know if anyone else had the same thing happen to them. Boy was I surprised to find out that I was not alone but that there was already a large community of people online that had the same story as me! I sat there in a state of shock for hours combing through all these websites that theorized everything from some sort of mass awakening and when you see this number (or any number as long as its always the same) that it was a prompt to your subconscious to open itself up to receive some sort of enlightening blast of something. In all honest I didn’t and still do not know what to believe about it but I was very happy that I was at least not the only one to experience what people call the 11:11 phenomenon. But this was still just the beginning to what turned out to be one of the craziest nights of my life and still to this day it affects me.
After sitting on the internet for half the night I decided to go outside and smoke a cigarette. My daughter had been in bed for hours and my wife worked nights so I was the only one there that was awake. My mind was still in a state of shock, I sat out there for quite a while processing what all I had just been reading and the rabbit hole I found myself falling down. I was on my 3rd cigarette when I looked out into the sky and noticed what looked like 1111 in the sky. The sky was perfectly clear except four contrails that perfectly lined up in to 1111. At that moment I looked down at my cigarette and noticed what looked like the number 11 glowing in the cherry of the cigarette, I rolled the cigarette over in my fingers expecting to see the other 11 on the other side but there was not. Instead there are a perfect smiley face on that side. When I looked back up the 1111 in the sky was gone. I sat out there for at least another hour, realized how tired I was and decided to get ready for bed. 15 minutes later I had laid down and for close to 5 minutes there was a glowing blue ball of light about the size of a soccer ball floating in the northwest corner of the room about 4 feet off the ground. Then it was gone. Nothing else happened that night but I was awake for most of it as I could not fall asleep.
To this day I still have this happen to me. The intensity comes and goes. Whether its just an internal clock or its something more I really don’t know. Maybe the answers are still to come or maybe I will never know. Either was I am fine with it and when I do notice sometimes I try to open myself up spiritually if that is even really possible.
Are any of you an 11:11 experiencer as well? I would love to hear your story.