Is 11.11.11 On 11.11.11 Doomsday?

Screen shot 2011-11-10 at 10.20.53 AMSurely a rhetorical question if ever there was one, but the Times of India takes it seriously:

At 11.11.11 on 11.11.11, the time and date will be a perfect same-numbered palindrome, reading the same backwards as forwards, an event which can only happen on one day every 100 years, the Daily Mail reported.

While some consider it as the perfect day for a wedding, some “prophecy” web forums claimed it could also be the end of the world.

The reason the date is so unusual is that 11.11.11 is the only double-figure palindromic date, since there is no 22nd month.

And the last time it happened, on November 11 1911, an almost supernatural event saw temperatures drop by more than 60F in a single day.

This was the Great Blue Norther, a cold snap which hit the U.S. causing blizzards and tornadoes as well as record falls in temperature.

In Kansas City, it was as warm as 76F (24C) in the morning – but this had dropped to 11F (-12C) by the end of the day.

A new film being released on Friday, entitled simply 11-11-11, predicts that the day will see the opening of a portal in to Hell, and says: “On this day, innocent blood will spill.”

The film by Darren Bousman, director of several entries in the Saw franchise, features a man whose family dies in a car crash at 11.11am, and who then begins to be haunted by the number 11.

It plays on beliefs long held by some spiritualists, who say that the number has a special significance and claim that many people have a mystical attraction to the time 11.11….

[continues at the Times of India]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chinagreenelvis Eric Vinyard

    And when you tell a numerologist that the date is actually 11.11.2011 and 11.11.11 and 11.11.1111 have both already happened, they cry.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chinagreenelvis Eric Vinyard

    And when you tell a numerologist that the date is actually 11.11.2011 and 11.11.11 and 11.11.1111 have both already happened, they cry.

  • http://spiritnewsdaily.com/ Donovan Moore

    Silly people.  The rapture happened last month.  Didn’t you hear.

    • Anarchy Pony

      That’s like in Tremors, when the dig up the worm that killed itself against the retaining wall,
      “You ever heard of somethin’ like this?”
      “Well sure Earl, everybody knows about ‘em, we just didn’t tell you.”

  • http://spiritnewsdaily.com/ Donovan Moore

    Silly people.  The rapture happened last month.  Didn’t you hear.

  • Andrew

    NEWS FLASH: CALENDARS AND CLOCKS WERE INVENTED BY HUMANS, NOT THE GODS

    • http://twitter.com/JasonWilczak Jason Wilczak

      NEWS FLASH: GODS WERE INVENTED BY HUMANS

      • Redacted

        NEWS FLASH: CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL

        • Gergith

          NEWS FLASH: LOUD NOISES

        • GoodDoktorBad

          My ears hurt…..

          • Redacted

            HANGOVER? ALLOW ME TO PLAY THESE DRUMS

      • Jim

        Perfect!

      • Jim

        Perfect!

  • Andrew

    NEWS FLASH: CALENDARS AND CLOCKS WERE INVENTED BY HUMANS, NOT THE GODS

  • laughing stock

    more like super awesome fantastic wish for anything you want and it will happen 3 fold day 

  • laughing stock

    more like super awesome fantastic wish for anything you want and it will happen 3 fold day 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GAQQDSJC6PCWS6GGGBRXFQTOCU steve

    Jeez, I hope so.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GAQQDSJC6PCWS6GGGBRXFQTOCU steve

    Jeez, I hope so.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GAQQDSJC6PCWS6GGGBRXFQTOCU steve

    Jeez, I hope so.

  • DesultoryPhilippic

    So, if November 11, 1911 was such a “supernatural” event, why was Kansas City singled out for a huge temperature drop?  Wouldn’t something weird have happened worldwide?  Seriously.

  • Anonymous

    So, if November 11, 1911 was such a “supernatural” event, why was Kansas City singled out for a huge temperature drop?  Wouldn’t something weird have happened worldwide?  Seriously.

  • RoboKy

    BUT SKYRIM DROPS THEN!!!

    • Anarchy Pony

      Didn’t uncharted 3 drop when the rapture was supposed to occur?

  • Anonymous

    BUT SKYRIM DROPS THEN!!!

  • http://twitter.com/JasonWilczak Jason Wilczak

    NEWS FLASH: GODS WERE INVENTED BY HUMANS

  • Anonymous

    NEWS FLASH: CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL

  • metalmonkey

    isn’t innocent blood shed every day?   and yeah.. what about november 11, 1111?  what happened then?

    • Jin The Ninja

      the world wasn’t ‘global’ then, and most advanced civilizations used other calendars. funny how we now consider the gregorian calendar to be so ‘universal…’

  • metalmonkey

    isn’t innocent blood shed every day?   and yeah.. what about november 11, 1111?  what happened then?

  • Gergith

    NEWS FLASH: LOUD NOISES

  • Gergith

    NEWS FLASH: LOUD NOISES

  • Anonymous

    My ears hurt…..

  • GoodDoktorBad

    You can hope all you like but don’t expect too much….

    It’s like rooting for the Cleveland Browns.

    • Butter Knife

      Don’t be silly. The end of the world is inevitable, it WILL hapen some day… even if it requires waiting for the sun to burn out and incinerate the solar system.

      The Cleveland Browns will never be any good.

  • Anonymous

    the world wasn’t ‘global’ then, and most advanced civilizations used other calendars. funny how we now consider the gregorian calendar to be so ‘universal…’

  • Anonymous

    You can hope all you like but don’t expect too much….

    It’s like rooting for the Cleveland Browns.

  • Jasper

    that film sucked so hard you will hate celluloid for a few hours of watching it.

  • Jasper

    that film sucked so hard you will hate celluloid for a few hours of watching it.

  • SCCP

    2030 or 2033, around then is the end of the world. At least that’s what the aliens told me. 

  • SCCP

    2030 or 2033, around then is the end of the world. At least that’s what the aliens told me. 

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  • Goopa

    erm…palindromes are with letters…numbers make polyndromes…

  • Goopa

    erm…palindromes are with letters…numbers make polyndromes…

  • Goopa

    erm…palindromes are with letters…numbers make polyndromes…

  • dumbsaint

    Reporting in from the frontlines where it’s now 11:22 am on friday. It’s a nice 28c out (that’s about 82F). My coffee is a little burnt but otherwise, no sign of doomsday.

    • asdfg

      Update at GMT- It passed a couple of hours ago. Nothing has happened. Flat is cold. Ran a hot bath. Water normal.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Past 11-11-11 11:11am here on the west coast so far without incident.

  • Anonymous

    Reporting in from the frontlines where it’s now 11:22 am on friday. It’s a nice 28c out (that’s about 82F). My coffee is a little burnt but otherwise, no sign of doomsday.

  • Anonymous

    HANGOVER? ALLOW ME TO PLAY THESE DRUMS

  • asdfg

    Update at GMT- It passed a couple of hours ago. Nothing has happened. Flat is cold. Ran a hot bath. Water normal.

  • Wanooski

    Past 11-11-11 11:11am here on the west coast so far without incident.

  • Wanooski

    Didn’t uncharted 3 drop when the rapture was supposed to occur?

  • Wanooski

    That’s like in Tremors, when the dig up the worm that killed itself against the retaining wall,
    “You ever heard of somethin’ like this?”
    “Well sure Earl, everybody knows about ‘em, we just didn’t tell you.”

  • Reasor

    This nonsense over the calendar has happened literally every year in the last decade.  At least I went to a decent party on 6/06/06.

  • Daniel Reasor

    This nonsense over the calendar has happened literally every year in the last decade.  At least I went to a decent party on 6/06/06.

  • Daniel Reasor

    This nonsense over the calendar has happened literally every year in the last decade.  At least I went to a decent party on 6/06/06.

  • Butter Knife

    Don’t be silly. The end of the world is inevitable, it WILL hapen some day… even if it requires waiting for the sun to burn out and incinerate the solar system.

    The Cleveland Browns will never be any good.

  • Jim

    Perfect!