Oct 25, 2007
According to my call records, I spoke with Uri Geller, star of the new NBC TV series "Phenomenon," on the phone for the first time on Saturday, October 20th, 2007, for about eleven minutes.
Uri called because he had heard about an article I had published with the American Chronicle about how the CIA planned to covertly study his mental powers in the early 1970s.
I was immediately impressed with Uri's ability to ascertain what had been on my mind for the past few days prior to our conversation, and how comfortable I felt about discussing personal issues with him.
That conversation appears to have triggered a small dose of strangeness, which is the subject of this article.
Apparently my conversation with Uri Geller had unleashed the so-called "11-11" effect.
Uri writes about 11-11 at his website, "I started experiencing this rather bizarre occurrence when I was forty years old, at first I thought they were coincidences, I would stand with my back to a digital clock and something made me turn around and I would notice that the time would be 11:11. These incidents intensified I would be checked into hotel rooms on floor 11 room 1111. I started noticing these digits on computers, microwave ovens, cars, documents, etc. I decided to write about it on my website. I was immediately inundated by hundreds of emails from all around the world. Individuals were telling me their own 11:11 stories, almost always saying 'I thought it only happened to me.' It is difficult for me to decipher what this is all about but my intuition tells me its positive."
I had heard about "11-11" before, but this time it was my turn to have first-hand experience where "11-11" played the role of a meaningful coincidence in my life.
Various interpretations of the meaning behind seeing "11-11" have been suggested, but I'm not someone who pays much attention to the mystical significance of numbers. Two numbers have reappeared several times in my life, primarily the number seven, typically as "777" or the number "714." Personally I think it might be fun to keep track of all of the numerical coincidences, but I don't take them too seriously.
What did get my numerical attention this time around was the fact that Uri is associated with "11-11," and now that we had spoke on the phone, "11-11" appeared to be seeking out my attention.
The first time I saw "11-11" was when I arrived home the next morning, and noticed that the time was "11-11." I smiled and thought to myself, "that's Uri's number." OK, an interesting coincidence. Nothing more.
I had been waiting for an important message related to a subject I had discussed with Uri. When I checked my answering machine I noticed that the time the call was recorded was "11:11AM." Even more curious, the caller had specifically mentioned "eleven-eleven," as if to make certain I was paying attention.
I also received an email from a list I occasionally monitor for gossip that might offer news-worthy leads to interesting subjects. The first message I checked had arrived the day after I spoke with Uri, and contained a forwarded message sent the same day as our phone conversation. The topic was "Beauty of Math," and there, within the message, were some of the amazing properties of numbers involving "1111..."
Uri advises, "I believe that people who have constant contact with the '11-11' phenomena have some type of a positive mission to accomplish. It is still a mystery to me what it is that we all have to do or why are we all being gathered and connected together, but it is very real and tangible, I feel that it is immensely positive, almost like there is a thinking entity sending us these physical and visual signs from the universe. In me, it activates the power of prayer, love and determination to some how help the world. Some day I suspect we will find out the true meaning behind this puzzling phenomenon. It could start happening to you too after reading my website."
The next evening I made a quick detour to the Kitchen for my wife, and noticed the clock on the stove read "11-11."
"OK," I said to myself, "I get the message. Enough already!"
And that was the last I have seen of Uri Geller's mysterious "11-11."
By the way, did I mention my stepson's birthday is November 11th?