I have had similar experiences .. as well as people i know ...
Straight out .. its in human nature to look for patterns ..
Each day ... our eyes likely take in terraquads of data each day ... The retina supposedly transmits 10Mbps (1.25MB/s) of signal representing visual
data, to the brain .. EACH SECOND ... (probably even higher than this .. feel free to correct me anyone)
That is a lot of data .. and the brain finds a smart way of sifting through the data, and bringing to our conscious attention, what it feels is
relevant .. or ... the conscious is somehow able to skim the data, and and pluck out what appears relevant (rather like when you open a page of a
book, and within a second, from the thousands of words, one specific relevant word can jump out at you (In that same example, with an open book, your
mind would likely instantly pluck out 9.11, if its amongst those thousands of words, without you even consciously reading any words, or even being
aware you are looking for 9.11 ) ...
The point im making there .. is .. from the moment we open our eyes each morning .. our brain is bombarded with visual data to sift through .. various
parts of the brain responsible for analysing, and processing different aspects of sight ..
It is not uncommon, for the brain, to find within all this data, recurrences of various representations of data which has similarities to other data
we have received in that same day ...
I realise that doesnt directly relate to whats happening with you .. as it is specifically the clock you are seeing it happen with ..
So the clock reaches this time twice a day ... Although youre probably awake, and near by a time piece at that time twice a day .. to err on the side
of caution .. lets say its just once a day ...
Then, for a whole 60 seconds, out of a possible 43200 seconds within a twelve hour period ... the clock will be at that time ... Thats 720 to 1 chance
of the clock being at 9.11 when you looked at it once, within a twelve hour period ..
But obviously youre not sitting by the clock for 12 hours .. so ,lets cut it down to say .. 6 hours in the evening ..... thats 60 seconds, within a
period of 21600 seconds ... 360 to 1
But obviously you are going to look at the clock more than once within this period ... most of the times you glance, youll have forgotten within
moments you even glanced ... youll be unaware of the majority of random glances .. unless you see 9.11 ...
say you even glance at the once every 10 minutes .. 6 glances per hour .. 36 glances over our 6 hour period . brings odds to 10 to 1 ? ... All else
being random and constant ... (my maths may be wrong .. but will hopefully suffice for this anyway)
But all else is not random ... for the reasons i mentioned initially .. as to how our minds sift through data .. but also ... because ..
Bodyclock ... for a long time .. would wake up at exactly 5,58 each morning ... (not 100% .. but realistically .. say 90% .. far too often to be
What is more coincidental .. is .. my alarm clock was always set to 5.59 each morning ... How i hated the sound of that horrid alarm clock ... but
that wasnt much a problem .. because my precise body clock usually got me up 1 minute before the alarm .. just in time to switch it off before it
started ... Even at weekends when i didnt have to be up early and my alarm wasnt set .. i would still wake up at 5.58 :
Its not something we have to be aware of, or understand, to be able to use it .. its pretty much automated ..
If you already have a 'thing' for that time / number .. more so since you now think you may be coincidentally looking at the clock at same time each
night .. i imagine may only further make your body clock / mind aware that there is a significance to that time .. and further make you look at the
clock when it 9.11 ... our precise biody clock could easily bring the odds down from 10:1 to 1:1 ish
Hope this helped ..
edit on 2/5/11 by WhatAreSpinkters because: (no reason given)