On the 11th Day: Terrorism, Uprisings, and Earthquakes. Why 11?



Why has the 11th day recently become so significant?  There are always historic events, but few truly rivet the world’s attention.  One such terrible day was when terrorists flew the airplane Flight 11 into the twin towers of the World Trade Center (1_1 ?) on Sept. 11.  Forever after this terrorism became known as simply 9/11.

Now, in the 11th year of the new century, the 11th day is again taking on uncanny significance.

After the Egyptian uprisings, Hosni Mubarak resigned from the leadership of Egypt on February 11, 2011, changing the future of the Arab world.  The world’s attention was intently focused on events in the Middle East. It felt like the opposite of the 9/11 was taking place.

Then on March 11, a historic earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan, followed by nuclear reactor leaks.  Again, the world watched the images of the destruction with shock, dismay and sympathy. 

Perhaps great and terrible events on the 11th day are only coincidence, part of humanity’s natural attempt to find meaning in random events.  Yet, this all has the feel of something important occurring outside of direct human perception.

11th-hourThe symbolism of the number 11 is loaded with dire significance. 11…is one after another one…1, 1.  11 is repetition, something destined to repeat itself.  The term the “11th hour” suggests a time for reckoning.  The number has been considered a corruption of the perfect number ten, as if to add something to perfection makes it imperfect, a symbol of disorder.  Then there is the 11:11 phenomenon, where for some find certain numbers appearing regularly in their personal lives.

The question going forward: will the 11th day continue to have outsized significance?

Some comments to my blog offer insights into the future using the numerology of 11.

From Susan:
The Quake was on 3/10/11 + 9/11/01 = 12/21/12.  The exact date predicted to be the end of days on the Mayan calendar. Fate or Chance?  It is eerie regardless.

From Raj
Check this terrorist attack on Mumbai (India) Dates:
26/11/2008 = 2045
2 + 0 + 4 + 5 = 11

Angel wrote me an email:

My sister and me were talking about this strange date coincidence on your blog site and she brought up the fact that she feels that something might happen on the date of 7/11 after seeing your blog about the strange date coincidence concerning 9/11/2001 and 2/11/2011. When she said 7/11, I immediately recalled a verse from the bible: 

Genesis 7:11, which deals with the story of Noah and the great flood. The verse says “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened”.”

“This is from the New American standard Bible. Different bibles have different ways of saying it but the main point is that this is where the flood begins.”

It is curious how the bible seemed to almost emphasize numerology by stressing the exact day of the flood.  Did Angel and her sister have a personal premonition for our near future?  Are we due for another great event on July 11?  I may not take numerology overly seriously, but I do believe in the power of premonitions.  Premonitions are worth reporting.


CORAL GABLES (LALATE) – A Japan earthquake today and a tsunami warning, later cancelled, struck on the one-month anniversary of the March catastrophe. Today’s Japan earthquake was being reported by local news as a 7.1 magnitude while U.S. officials are reporting it as a magnitude 6.6. Today’s earthquake was located in the same general vicinity as the March quake, off the east of coast of Honshu.


20 Responses to “On the 11th Day: Terrorism, Uprisings, and Earthquakes. Why 11?”

  1. nimh Says:

    it’s funny, as soon as Angel mentioned 7/11 I thought of a scene from japan after the tsunami, when they showed a still shot of a young japanese family holding a bunch of plastic bags walking out of a 7/11 convenience store, and I remember think, oh wow, they have 7/11’s in japan? cool. It just stuck out in my mind because it reminded me of America.

  2. David Says:

    Hi nimh,
    Numerology can be intriguing and fun, but the real deal is genuine premonitions. They actually do happen, which is why I give Nostradamus the benefit of the doubt on some (not all) of his predictions. Most people will experience them only once or twice in a lifetime. I’ve written about them in my blog, stories from people I personally know.

    My own life (as a child) was saved by my father’s premonition. As a small boy we’d go to the same restaurant every Friday; afterwards my dad would go to the bank to cash his check from work. One evening, minutes away way to the restaurant, my dad decided…”I want to cash my check at the bank first”. A tornado shortly leveled the restaurant we going to minutes later.


  3. nimh Says:

    Hi David,
    Thanks for telling me that childhood story. It was quite
    Yeah, I believe the same. Although there is definitely something apart from the random in the occurrence of the number 11 in so many life-changing happenstances lately, I also think premonitions outweigh the seeming accuracy of numerology.
    On another note, what do you think about “signs” in the universe?

  4. David Says:

    With signs in the universe, what signs are you referring to? I’m not sure I follow.

  5. Daniella Says:

    Stumbling on to your blog I have to say that it is extremely informative and mind opening. It definitely makes you think, you know? And Angel is a guy, he’s my brother, I’m the sister.

    No matter what we have to look forward to in the near future I believe it is safe to say that an event of high magnitude will occur each year. How many and of what quality is the real question. It’s extremely difficult for me to explain how I see things unfolding, all I can say is that I believe there will be a ‘pause’ of some sort, I mean just look around at what’s happening globally. It looks like we’re blindly running into a non-penetrable wall. I wish I could feel secure but something doesn’t seem right. Who really knows, you know?

  6. Balea Says:

    “It is curious how the bible seemed to almost emphasize numerology by stressing the exact day of the flood.”

    It is not strange that the bible features detailed dates, since it’s origin, the Torah, has been written by Jews, who were big in Numerology, as, for instance, seen in the Kabbalah.

  7. Graeme Mulvaney Says:

    I’m sorry you’re going to think I’m picking on you – but seriously?

    Firstly; you’ve been pretty selective with your events, what about:
    the London bombings on 7/July 2005 (7 + 7 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 5 = 21)
    the “boxing day tsunami” on 25/december 2004 ( 2 + 5 + 1 + 2 + 2 + 0 + 0 + 4 = 16)
    the Tianamen square uprising on 4/June 1989 ( 4 + 6 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 9 = 37 = 10)


    Secondly you’re reading too much into the way people write and name dates:

    There are 12 months in the year (according to the calendar we use in the west) – so in a given year there will be 12 days that are fall on the 11th and another 11 that fall on the 29th (29 reduces to 11).

    Now if you take the month into account then the following days also reduce to 11:

    10/1, 19/1, 28/1, 9/2, 18/2, 27/2, 8/3, 17/3, 26/3, 7/4, 16/4, 25/4, 6/5, 15/5, 24/5, 5/6, 14/6, 23/6, 4/7, 13/7, 22/7, 31/7, 3/8, 12/8, 21/8, 30/8, 2/9, 20/9, 1/10, 19/10, 28/10, 9/11, 18/11, 27/11, 8/12, 17/12, 26/12

    If you’re looking at dates with an 11 in them then you should also consider November – which would give you an additional 27 days (3 are in the list above).

    That gives you 87 dates in a typical year (88 in a leap year) that can either be reduced to 11 or have 11 in them.

    But you might as well consider the year – so from 2000:

    2000 : 115 (all of September)
    2001 : 114 (all of August)
    2002 : 115 (all of July)
    2003 : 114 (all of June)
    2004 : 116 (all of May)
    2005 : 114 (all of April)
    2006 : 143 (all of March and December)
    2007 : 112 (all of February)
    2008 : 144 (all of January and October)
    2009 : 365 (year reduces to 11)
    2010 : 114 (all of August)
    2011 : 365 (year contains 11)

    Which means that out of 4,383 days – 1,932 either have a day, day/month, month, month/year or year combination that reduces to 11 – (I’ve left out year/day combinations because nobody ever talks about them – but we do say stuff like ‘the 11th’, ‘August 3rd’, ‘November’, ‘September/02’ and ‘2009’).

    The reason bad things seem to happen on days that can be expressed in a way that can be reduced to 11 is that they make up at least 44% of all dates in the last 11 years!


    The last point to make is that people can be superstitous and tend to pick ‘lucky’ numbers – so days falling on the 4th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 22nd or where they match the month or year are more likely to be chosen when planning an significant event than any others.

    There are also ‘catchy’ dates that have additional meanings in certain cultures – 11th September doesn’t mean a whole lot in Europe where we write it 11/09 – but in the USA 9/11 is the number for the emergency services and ingrained in the publc conciousness – in France 1st December (1/12) would have similar meaning.

    Bad things happen all the time.

  8. David Says:

    Hi Balea,
    That is true. Does that mean numerology has merit? Numerology does seem a lot like silly superstition. On the other hand, were the writers of the Torah onto something? Numbers are powerful symbols. When used for science they describe how nature works. I think we can agree the secrets of the universe are in mathematics, discovered thru symbols created by man. The question is…are spiritual secrets also revealed in numbers, just as the laws of nature are?

  9. David Says:

    Hi Graeme,
    I am aware there are numbers for everything. Numerology is mostly for fun. I was more interested in Angel’s sisters premonition for 7-11. I am curious to see how that turns out. We can all come back here July 11 and see.

    Numerology, or tarot cards, or astrology, or tea leafs, are used as tools to activate our intuition. Usually premonitions are spontaneous and uncontrolled. We can’t just summon precognition at will. But some try by using tools they believe in. If they also have the gift, it might even work sometimes.

  10. Jerry Says:

    Hi, I’m one of those people who have been experiencing the 11:11 phenomenon for almost a year now. Don’t know what it means but the number 11 wherever I go seems to be a part of my life now. All I can do is pray everyday and be thankful for all the blessings we have.

  11. David Says:

    Hi Jerry,
    I have no insights to offer about the 11:11 experience. I suspect it has something to do with synchronicity, but I find synchronicity mysterious too. I’ve had meaningful coincidences, like reaching for a phone before it rings, and then it rings and it’s a very important call. It is all very strange.

  12. Beatrice Brown Says:


    at the beginnning of this year my pastor prophesied and said pay attention to the 11th day of each month this year January 11 snow was on the ground in 48 states historic and we’ve already seen what happened on the 11th day of february and March and it will continue every month until 11/11/11 which is a historic day in which either evil will get the upper hand or good will get the upper hand.

  13. David Says:

    Hi Beatrice,
    Thanks for the insight. Let us hope there is a mixture of good 11th with the bad. We can’t stand many more 11th days like March.

  14. Lesang Lobakeng Says:

    Nelson Mandela wasa released on the 11th day, is this not good

  15. Yomael Says:

    Prime number 11 is the main numerical factor in the design of the Great Pyramid, and the Giza necropolis.
    This is the realm of Osiris/Seker/Sokar, the Lord/God of the dead, who resides in darkness, and is guarded by monstrous serpents.
    Prime number 11 also denotes the Abyss/Underworld, carnal knowledge, the dark arts and sciencies, and forbidden knowledge, which the “Watchers” taught their wives and children.
    Number 11:11 equals the slope ratio of the southern shaft of the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid targeted on Orion’s belt in 2500 BC.
    111.111 is a special number considered as a mathematical key, or stargate to Orion’s belt stars.
    Along with other interesting facts about 9/11, it also interesting that numbers 9 (September) and 11 (Abyss/Underworld) are associated with the arch-angel Uriel, who guards the Abyss/Underworld, the desert-like realm which imprisons evil spirits who have broken the laws of Heaven and earth.
    The Age Of Terror began on 9/11, which was perhaps a symbolic occult orchestrated coded event, foreshadowing the actual magical act of breaking the prison gates of the Abyss/Underworld, to free imprisoned evil spirits, and release them back into our world.
    Prime number 11 to occultist is associated with death, destruction, and also the evil realm of the Qliphoth to Kabbalists.

  16. Randolph Says:

    Just wanted to add this. If you take the age you will be this year and add it to your birth year what does it = (11) or (111)

  17. Carole Says:

    In response to Randolph: Tried out the last – 2 – digits of your birth year,add to – the age you turn this year 2011, everyone is either ( 11 ) or ( 111 ) What does it mean?

  18. Fleurdamour Says:

    Hi, Yomael! Good to cross paths with you.

  19. Frederico Says:

    Osama Bin Laden killed on May, 01, 2011 ( twin towers September 11, 2001 ).
    The worst Brazilian natural disaster, unusal rain on the mountains near Rio de Janeiro, more than 1,500 people killed – date January 11, 2011.
    There is something there.

  20. greg Says:

    @Nimh – “I remember think, oh wow, they have 7/11?s in japan? cool.”

    FYI – 711 is a japanese owned company

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