11:11 on the cable box
11:11 on the computer
11:11 on the microwave
11:11 on the clock radio
11:11 on my cell phone
I looked it up on the internet and found everything from "Make a wish!" to "it's a wake up call." Some far out nuts claimed that it was satanic in nature. I don't believe that last one, because it came from someone who is a little too superstitious for my taste.
The wake up call theory confused me the most? "Waking up from what?" I thought. It didn't make any sense, and for a while, every sighting of 11:11 would just confuse me. I would stare at the clock radio/cable box/microwave/cell phone, etc. and not know what to do. Do I make a wish?
Of course, in trying to come up with a good wish, I fell short. There are many things that I would like to wish for, but it felt wrong. It felt fake. Also, by the time I came up with one, it was 11:12. I assumed the window of opportunity had closed.
Eventually, I began to welcome 11:11 with open arms, and with each sighting, I would smile the biggest smile at it. It was like seeing an old friend. It was the highlight of my morning or evening.
One other explanation was that it is a way for those who have passed to communicate with you. So I believed that for a while, and it seemed to intensify. It would happen every day for weeks. I told coworkers, family members, and they didn't seem to understand. I often felt very stupid and alone when talking about this with other who have not experienced it. Maybe I wasn't supposed to say anything.
Some would argue that it's subconscious, that my brain became used to it, and that I was ready to look at the clock at that particular time, even though I was in the middle of doing something else.
One morning, I was getting ready to go for a jog. By this point, I come to expect 11:11 to appear, as if it was a phone call. I tried to time it, so that I would be back in the apartment by the time it happened. Finally, I shook my head and said, "This is ridiculous now."
So I got ready for my jog, and just as I was about to leave, I realized that I forgot my watch. As I turned to go to the bedroom, my eyes locked on the cable box. 11:11
Perhaps the most interesting appearance came when I was on vacation in the Poconos. The clock radio in my room was set incorrectly, and I estimated that it was off by about 15 minutes. I never got around to resetting it, because I didn't have to.
One morning, I woke up and looked at it. 11:11. So if an incorrectly set clock can do this, then I think there is something more to it.
It's stopped for a while now, so I'm not sure what it was all about. I'm kinda hoping it comes back.