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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61 Comments on "Is 11.11.11 On 11.11.11 Doomsday?"

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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

    • Anarchy Pony | Nov 11, 2011 at 4:13 pm |

      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.”

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

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

  7. laughing stock | Nov 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm |

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

  8. laughing stock | Nov 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm |

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

  9. Jeez, I hope so.

  10. Jeez, I hope so.

  11. Jeez, I hope so.

  12. Anonymous | Nov 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm |

    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.

  13. DesultoryPhilippic | Nov 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm |

    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.

  14. Anonymous | Nov 10, 2011 at 5:36 pm |

    BUT SKYRIM DROPS THEN!!!

  15. BUT SKYRIM DROPS THEN!!!

  16. NEWS FLASH: GODS WERE INVENTED BY HUMANS

  17. Anonymous | Nov 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm |

    NEWS FLASH: CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL

  18. metalmonkey | Nov 10, 2011 at 5:56 pm |

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

  19. metalmonkey | Nov 10, 2011 at 1:56 pm |

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

    • Jin The Ninja | Nov 10, 2011 at 2:36 pm |

      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…’

  20. NEWS FLASH: LOUD NOISES

  21. NEWS FLASH: LOUD NOISES

  22. Anonymous | Nov 10, 2011 at 6:33 pm |

    My ears hurt…..

  23. Anonymous | Nov 10, 2011 at 6:36 pm |

    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…’

  24. Anonymous | Nov 10, 2011 at 6:36 pm |

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

    It’s like rooting for the Cleveland Browns.

  25. GoodDoktorBad | Nov 10, 2011 at 2:36 pm |

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

    It’s like rooting for the Cleveland Browns.

    • Butter Knife | Nov 12, 2011 at 1:47 pm |

      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.

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

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

  28. 2030 or 2033, around then is the end of the world. At least that’s what the aliens told me. 

  29. 2030 or 2033, around then is the end of the world. At least that’s what the aliens told me. 

  30. erm…palindromes are with letters…numbers make polyndromes…

  31. erm…palindromes are with letters…numbers make polyndromes…

  32. erm…palindromes are with letters…numbers make polyndromes…

  33. Anonymous | Nov 11, 2011 at 3:24 am |

    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.

  34. dumbsaint | Nov 10, 2011 at 11:24 pm |

    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.

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

  35. Anonymous | Nov 11, 2011 at 4:55 am |

    HANGOVER? ALLOW ME TO PLAY THESE DRUMS

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

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

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

  39. 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.”

  40. Daniel Reasor | Nov 12, 2011 at 4:31 pm |

    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.

  41. Daniel Reasor | Nov 12, 2011 at 4:31 pm |

    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.

  42. 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.

  43. Butter Knife | Nov 12, 2011 at 5:47 pm |

    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.

  44. Perfect!

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