A Guide to Numerology and the Apocalypse; Also the 11-11-11 Teaser

It's possible that 11-11-11, which the trailer proudly proclaims is from the director of Saw II, III and IV, will be one of the most terrifying movies ever made. That is, until about nine months from now when November 11, 2011 comes and goes with no major apocalyptic events taking place. Unless...some sort of terrifying gate to hell or a demon world is actually going to open before the end of the year? Before this trailer, I didn't even know it was a possibility! Surely we have at least a year and a half before we have to make peace with loved ones and deities, right? This calls for some numerology research.

According to Wikipedia:

Numerologists believe that events linked to the time 11:11 appear more often than can be explained by chance or coincidence. This belief is related to the concept of synchronicity. Other authors believe it is an auspicious sign, and others that it signals a spirit presence. The belief that it has mystical powers has been adopted by believers in New Age philosophies. However, skeptics say that Uri Geller's examples of 11:11 phenomenon in world events are examples of post-hoc reasoning and confirmation bias.

Alright, thanks for nothing, Wikipedia. Metaphysical numerologists Scott Petullo and Stephen Petullo are equally vague, though they expend about 1,000 more words. Example sentence: "Number 11 demands that one lives their light, no matter how 'good' or 'bad' that light might seem to society." Though they do point out that Leonardo DiCaprio, Gene Wilder and George Patton all have "heavy 11 energy," which I did not know!

I went a little further and dug into what the preview identifies as "the 11:11 phenomenon," in which people can't stop seeing the number 11. According to 1111Spiritguardians.com, these are just transmissions from "a group of just 1,111 fun-loving Spirit Guardians, or Angels..." Doesn't sound too scary to me! Light Worker/Spirit Master Gary L. Johnson insists that 11-11-11 is simply the date where we will mutate from our "3rd dimensional human body into a 5th dimensional Lightbody much like a caterpillar into a butterfly." He has a book he would like to sell you that explains this. Finally, Uri Geller says, "11 isn't just a precursor to danger etc - it's the whole point! 1+1 = 2 - unity, togetherness, peace."

Alright, enough. I honestly can't find much about the apocalypse in relation to this number, though I'm not really sure that I can honestly give these theories any credence while dismissing the hypothesis that a gate of hell will open with demons and burning, screaming children abound. They all seem equally (in)plausible to me.

Verdict: If the film is released before November 2011, I will watch it!


  • The Winchester says:

    In an age where we can arbitrarily change daylight savings and zodiac signs so that numbers, calendars and time as weve deemed it don't matter, the number 11 doesn't seem nearly as terrifying as the number 23.
    Oh, and Repo The Genetic Opera sucks the sweat off a dead man's balls.

  • SunnydaZe says:

    If you input the number 7734 and turn the calculator upside down it spells "hELL"! What do the new age hippies think of that?

  • The Winchester says:

    That sound you just heard was the sound of my brain wrinkling at that.

  • swarmster says:

    Wouldn't it have been way more likely to happen on November 11, 1111?

  • Brian Clark says:

    Yeah, I like that the marketing team knew that Repo wasn't fit to share screen space with prestigious fare like the first three sequels to Saw.

  • Brian Clark says:

    Oh, I'm sure that Light Worker/Spirit Master Gary L. Johnson explains why this was NOT more likely in his book.

  • Andrew says:

    58008 = BOOBS

  • SunnydaZe says:

    Okay, that proves it. I am building an underground shelter tomorrow.