I found this site only about 2 weeks ago after I started researching on-line if others are having the same experiences as me with seeing the number 11 on digital clocks, etc. I first noticed the odd number of times I'd look at the clock and see "11" as the minutes (ie 3:11pm, 5:11pm, etc.). Somedays it's only once or twice, somedays it's several more. It happens virtually every day.
Well, I began reading others' posts to this site and a few more and saw that many people experienced seeing "11:11" on the clock. I never had (or never remembered seeing that particular sequence) and found it strange that so many others had. Well, lo and behold, that same day for the first time I saw "11:11". I really had no emotion whatsoever about feeling "left out" prior to this so seeking this experience out is not a possible explanation. I just found it curious that I had never seen 11:11 before that day but it was the same day I realized I had not........truly weird.
I am a psychologist by trade so am fully aware of the brain's power of suggestion, how the brain can "program" itself to wake up at a particular time even without the benefit of an alarm clock, etc. But, this phenomenon is different as there's----at least in my case and I suspect in most other's experiences-----no intention, desire, etc. to see the number 11. In other words, it happens entirely randomly with no conscious level thought or interest in "seeking" the number 11 out.
This is truly unexplainable. I've read other's theories as to why it happens and frankly, find many of them quite far fetched but I am trying not to judge it and see where it goes. I'd be happy to correspond with other "eleveners" to see if we can discover a common thread.