posted on Nov, 27 2008 @ 10:34 AM
Originally posted by Solomons
or maybe you look at the clock alot of times and only when you see these numbers you remind yourself and go ohhh there that number again...it happens
to me alot,but only now because i know about the 11:11 thing...it would just be the time if i didnt know about it...like 12:03...etc
This is the most likely scenario, I'd agree. Also, the human mind has an internal "clock" that many people are able to, in essence, activate and
use. This is not usually due to deliberate effort. The mind seems to become programmed through repetition to wake up at a specific time, but a single
instance of intent also works for a lot of people. A common example of this is waking up mere seconds before your alarm goes off every morning (I have
a few friends who do so). I'm not sure if science has figured out how the brain is able to know the time without seeing a clock, but it would seem to
be an ability to sense the amount of time that has passed between any given points in the day. This ability would become programmed into the brain,
which would then wake you after the appropriate amount of time has passed.
This could be why you continually notice the time of 11:11 and 1:11--your mind may have trained itself to look toward the clock at a specific time of
the day (i.e., 11:11 and 1:11). Solomons suggestion is more likely, but this is a good possibility.
Edit to add: here is a link providing a speculative explanation for the phenomenon I described above:
[edit on 27/11/08 by paperplanes]