Monday, November 29, 2010

Conspiracies of the NASA Kind by Nick Redfern

When I first immersed myself in the strange world of - as my new book accurately describes them - The NASA Conspiracies, I figured that in all probability I would be focusing a great deal of my attention on such issues as (A) UFO sightings reported by NASA astronauts; (B) the controversy surrounding the so-called Face on Mars; and (C) the always-inflammatory question of: were the Apollo moon-landings of 1969-1972 faked?

Well, I certainly did find myself spending much energy and time trying to unravel the truth behind such thought-provoking topics. However, what particularly amazed me when I began to dig even further into the secret world of NASA was the sheer, diverse range of incredible and unusual data of a truly conspiratorial, ufological and even paranormal nature that ultimately crossed my path. As someone who writes about the mysteries of this world and beyond on a regular basis, however, I guess I shouldn’t have been too surprised!

Never in my wildest dreams, however, did I imagine I would uncover stories relative to (A) a Mothman-like entity seen roaming by night the darkened corners of NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in the 1990s; (B) NASA personnel engaged in the capture of a number of extremely hostile Chupacabras on the island of Puerto Rico only a few years ago; and even (C) NASA’s involvement in the snaring of a Bigfoot-type creature back in the 1960s! Sounds bizarre? You bet! But, when such tales come from credible sources with ties to NASA itself, maybe we should not be too quick to dismiss them. And I certainly do not – hence the reason why all of the above cases can be found in the pages of The NASA Conspiracies.

Then there were the very strange and controversial tales of cover-up and assassination relative to the catastrophic destruction of NASA’s Space Shuttles Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003. In the same way that a veritable plethora of conspiracy theories has developed around the November 22, 1963 hit on JFK, and the overwhelmingly tragic events of September 11, 2001, I discovered that something very similar had happened with the Space Shuttle disasters. I managed, for example, to secure from the FBI an extensive file showing how its agents had investigated a number of claims that the destruction of Challenger and Columbia were the work of terrorists – in one case, allegedly using laser-guided technology to take out the craft, and in another case, where the prime source of the story was reportedly securing her information from supernatural beings from beyond the Earth!

Turning my attention towards all-things of a definitively UFO nature, I came across a number of incredible reports, collectively suggesting that certain elements of NASA know far more about this particular issue than the space agency might prefer to admit. Accounts of NASA personnel that had undergone so-called Alien Abduction experiences were brought to my attention, and I even secured a report from a NASA contractor who, in 1973, had a classic George Adamski-style Contactee experience in the New Mexico desert. What was particularly interesting, however, was NASA’s response to these cases: the agency addressed them very seriously, diligently, and even with a high degree of alarm and concern.

Also on the UFO issue: it became clear to me very early in my research that NASA had a particular interest in accounts of crashed UFOs, similar to that which allegedly occurred at Roswell, New Mexico in the summer of 1947. NASA’s interest went far beyond the controversial Roswell affair, however: reports poured into NASA from South America, the former Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Someone, somewhere, deep within the dark depths of NASA, knows far more than they are prepared to tell about crashes and accidents of the alien variety.

And: what about the links between NASA and the Vatican? Are they working hand-in-glove to prepare us for the day that an official announcement will be made to the effect that, yes: aliens from beyond our solar-system really are amongst us? Certainly, I uncovered a mass of data suggesting that many students of the controversy are fully convinced such a program of cosmic revelation is indeed well underway.

From its earliest, formative years, right up until the present day, I can now confidently state, NASA has been a central, albeit largely secret, player in a strange, fantastic and incredibly weird world that is filled to the brim with accounts of aliens – living and dead, of its own personnel undergoing profound, face-to-face alien encounters, of classified files and hidden secrets, of enigmatic ancient structures on the surface of Mars, of extraordinary tales of a definitive whistleblower nature, and of much, much more of an earth-shattering and paradigm-changing nature.

Sensational and mind-blowing, they are, collectively, The NASA Conspiracies.

Nick Redfern works full-time as an author, lecturer and journalist. He specializes in writing about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, the Chupacabras and government conspiracies. He writes regularly for UFO Magazine; Fate; Fortean Times; and Paranormal Magazine. His previous books include Contactees; Memoirs of a Monster Hunter; There’s Something in the Woods; and Strange Secrets. Nick has appeared on numerous television shows, including the History Channel’s Monster Quest and UFO Hunters; the National Geographic Channel’s Paranatural; and the SyFy Channel’s Proof Positive. Redfern lives in Arlington, Texas.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Return of Extraterrestrials to the Andes: von Däniken Warns of the Mayan Calendar

Likely the most widely read and copied non-fiction author in the world, Erich von Däniken is the leading expert on extraterrestrials and ancient mysteries. Adding to global trepidation about the end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012, his latest book, Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials, makes startling revelations about the ancient, ruined city of Pumapunku, high in the Bolivian Andes.

He said, “Pumapunku was not built by its Stone Age inhabitants, in fact, there is no way it could have been. In years past, I reported on the site as a journalist, but this time, I document, with research and photos, what it was that left the first visitors breathless as they stood before these mighty stones four centuries ago.”

In his own riveting style, based on his extensive research and many expeditions, von Däniken systematically blows away the erroneous assumptions and prejudices that surround the theory that extraterrestrials constructed Pumapunku and lived there.

The Mayan calendar indicates that the Mayans’ celestial gods will return to earth in December, 2012. Von Däniken believes they will land at Pumapunku.

He said,

“The thought that extraterrestrials were here thousands of years ago is one that touches on a range of scientific fields, from prehistory, archeology, philology (especially linguistics), ethnology, evolution, genetics, philosophy, astronomy, astrophysics, exobiology, space travel and of course, theology. Going into greater depth than ever before, I prove that the so-called ‘gods’ will come again. We’re in for a shock of major proportions.

History buffs, followers of ancient mysteries and lost civilizations, believers and non-believers in ETs––everyone who loves a thrilling story will devour Twilight of the Gods, cover to cover. Adding to the spine-tingling facts about the construction of Pumapunku are several dozen of the author’s color photographs.

Erich Von Däniken’s lifelong fascination with extraterrestrials and early history first found expression in 1968 with the international best-seller Chariots of the Gods­­­­. Since then, his 31 books have sold more than 63 million copies, with several being made into films. He has also inspired and contributed to numerous TV specials, including the History Channel’s smash hit, "In Search of Ancient Astronauts."

The charismatic author makes frequent appearances on the international lecture circuit, in documentaries and on TV. He is the chairman of the Archaeology, Astronautics & SETI Research Association, and a regular contributor to its magazine, Legendary Times.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Insights from Erich von Däniken

For over 45 years, Erich von Däniken has pursued the theory which postulates that Earth might have been visited by extraterrestrials in the remote past. Below he shares his thoughts on how his theories have progressed over the years.

NEW PAGE BOOKS: How have your ideas/views changed since you wrote Chariots of the Gods?

Erich von Däniken: Chariots was a provocative book with 224 question marks. 43 years have passed since it was published, and in the meantime I have presented an incredible amount of clear indications that our planet was definitely visited by extraterrestrials in the past. I even know the names of some of these ET’s. I have absolutely no more doubts concerning these visitors from another world.

NEW PAGE BOOKS: What do you expect will happen in 2012?

Erich von Däniken: The Mayan calendar predicts the return of the gods on December 23, 2012. And the extraterrestrials will return, but the date is open. The problem is the translation of the Mayan calendar into our Christian calendar. The Mayan calendar starts on August 14, 3114 bc, and ends on December 23, 2012. But if the calculation of the starting point is wrong, then the endpoint must be wrong, too. We cannot even count on our own calendar. The Christians 2000 years ago did not know the birthday—neither day nor year—of Jesus. There might be a difference of 40 years. On the other hand, every ancient culture had the knowledge of the return of the gods, be it the Maya, the Inca, the Egyptians, or the Tibetans. And even today, every religion is waiting for the return of some god, be it Jesus, the Messiah; the Mahadi of the Muslims; or the great Buddha. In reality, all this is a misunderstanding. The gods of antiquity promised to return, and they will return. It may not fall exactly on December 23, 2012, but within the next 25 years.

NEW PAGE BOOKS: How do you feel that the new Ancient Aliens series on the History Channel is doing in conveying your message?

Erich von Däniken: I am absolutely happy with it, although I have not much to do with today’s UFOs. It’s time that our society discusses more and more the possibility that humans are not the only intelligent form of life in the universe. And this is exactly what Ancient Aliens discusses. Everyone knows the SETI project in astronomy. SETI stands for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. We should also start a SETA project, a Search for Extraterrestrial Artefacts. There are artefacts on earth, probably even in...orbit around the globe, on the moon, or on Mars. Ancient Aliens is very helpful in developing such projects.

NEW PAGE BOOKS: What makes Twilight of the Gods different from the books you've written previously?

Erich von Däniken: The main theme in Twilight is the return of the gods as it pertains to the ruins of Puma-Punku, in the highland of Bolivia. I prove without any doubt that Puma-Punku was never built by stone-age people. And concerning the return of the gods, I’m not only explaining the complicated Mayan calendar, but I compare the expectation of the return with...that of other ancient cultures. My book History Is Wrong is completely different. There I speak about an underground metallic library in the jungle of Ecuador, thousands of years old. And I present the Book of Enoch, written before the great flood. Enoch was an eyewitness of the extraterrestrials. He acted as an interpreter between...humans and the ET’s. Of course he knew their names and their professions. And he wrote in the first person.... So in History Is Wrong you read for the first time the names of the ET’s who visited our planet thousands of years ago.

NEW PAGE BOOKS: If you encounter aliens in 2012, what will you ask them?

Erich von Däniken: When was the beginning of the universe? What do you call god?

Erich von Däniken is arguably the most widely read and most-copied nonfiction author in the world. He published his first (and most well-known) book, Chariots of the Gods, in 1968. It was a worldwide best-seller and has been followed by 31 more books including the recent hit History Is Wrong. His works have been translated into 28 different languages and have sold a total of 63 million copies. Several of his books have also been turned into films, and Erich’s ideas have been the inspiration for a wide range of TV series, including the History Channel’s smash hit special, “Ancient Astronauts.” He is an ever-present figure on the international lecture circuit. He lives in Switzerland.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Life Doesn’t Stop with Death. Consciousness is Eternal.

“This book plainly shows that denying the spiritual values inherent in NDEs contributed to the worldwide economic calamity. In this sense, this book gives an amazing insight into how we can best change our behavior.” – Raymond Moody, MD, author of Life After Life

The world is going through a period of much-needed change. A more wonderful future lies ahead, but first we have to change our focus to the often-neglected spiritual part of life. Too much focus on short-term self-interest has created a materialistic society.

In Messages From the Light: True Stories of Near-Death Experiences and Communication From the Other Side, author Christophor Coppes takes an in-depth look at the aspects of near-death experiences (NDE) and explores several recurring themes reported by those who have had NDEs as well as the fundamental changes that follow after the experience.

Filled with stories, interviews, and messages from many near-death experiencers, Messages From the Light explores the awareness and knowledge felt by many near-death experiencers. A connection to the Light, the ultimate unconditional love, is the one thing most frequently mentioned by near-death experiencers. Everything is profoundly interconnected through the Light.

The extraordinary experiences from ordinary people who have had NDEs teach the importance of intentions and the impact they have on the world. Positive intentions vibrate throughout universe and expand the energy and love in it. Negative intentions, with too little focus on spiritual wealth, have greatly contributed to the current troubles in today’s society, including the Great Recession of which we can barely recover. Building upon the messages from near-death experiencers, change will come.

An Excerpt from Messages From the Light

Reincarnation is real

Many NDErs say they have the feeling they have lived before. Some are even absolutely sure about this. One even said that, in her life review, she was taken to the very start of life on earth, millions of years ago, and that she saw how she had been a single-celled organism. She said that it was as if the outline or information of that organism was still in her genetic material. Others merely state that they have witnessed series of their previous lives. “I was shown a long line of experiences in other realms of realities and on other worlds. It was some time later I realized it was my past “lives” review of all existences of which I had been part.” People have the feeling that reincarnation is true, because, for instance, they feel that certain aspects of previous lives have their effect in this life. They feel that we have to have different experiences and have to go through different emotions. Each time, we are given a different set of things to learn. Some also say that we are consulted on what to learn in the next life. There seems to be a choice as well in which experiences we want to have, or which emotions we want to go through. Apparently, most people believe that the reason for reincarnation is to learn and to become more complete. “After every life we live, we become stronger and truer, tempered by our experiences, until such time as we may complete our journey and we are truly born.”

Our soul needs to develop. It needs to learn compassion and unconditional love, and the best way to do that is to expand our love in an environment where there are many restrictions. If everything is perfect, then there are only a few opportunities to expand our ability to love. Therefore, restrictions are necessary. We need time restrictions, location restrictions, view restrictions, resource restrictions, and so on. This means living in our four-dimensional world, the world with less dimensions and less possibilities than the other part of our unity universe. We cannot learn everything in one lesson. We need many different experiences, and, therefore, repeated incarnations are required. This will help us to become our divine core. Only as a divine core can we finally approach the One who emits The Light.

NDErs often feel that there are many different levels in the unity universe. The more we are able to expand our love, the further we can proceed through all these levels. The final goal is to be close to The Light. As we know, The Light is extremely powerful and overwhelming, and to be able to approach It, we need to be similar. Because if we aren’t, we would be blown apart. It would be our total destruction. For this reason, one NDEr feels that the light parts of our spirit would be able to proceed to higher levels, but that the denser or heavier parts would have to reincarnate again to have new opportunities to improve.

It is difficult or even impossible to establish whether these ideas are correct, but what is consistently repeated is that the array of experiences are there to foster love, and thereby to come closer to The Light. An example of how this is expressed can be found in the NDE account of Christian Andréason, a wonderful American recording artist and spiritual counselor. On his Website, one can read:

“[I became] surrounded and observed by many beings and fellow Souls, who in reality (I somehow understood) had been standing near me during my entire lifetime! Every single one of these individuals was someone I knew very well, but did not recognize as having been a part of my life during this incarnation. Yet, the closeness and familiarity I felt for these beloved Souls surpassed any devotion for anyone I have ever learned to Love here on this planet. As I felt the energy and Love coming from these individuals, I knew that we were all family.

“Memories of past-life experiences with these beings filled my consciousness and as this happened I was filled with wonder at how truly eternal we all are!”

He then understands that life never ends, and that at the end of each lifetime, there will be a bridge to another lifetime. After seeing this sequence of lives, the scene changes and he moves away towards The Light. Again, receives memories from former incarnations:

“… it struck me how all the moments (even those that might have seemed insignificant before) all turned out to be huge stepping stones when seen from an eternal perspective. I saw how even the most mundane or boring task had the ability to lead me to an even greater awareness about myself…”
He saw that there were many different experiences. In some lives he would be poor, in some wealthy, some were with beauty, others with disfigurement or disease. There was fame, misfortune, or a mixture of everything. He understands that this happens to everyone and that it is necessary to help us

“examine the unlimited amount of vantage points into the remarkable, endurable, unchangeable and complex natures of our own soul. To glimpse this (even once) in a single lifetime is truly a great blessing—as this is how we begin to truly recognize and define our own potential and behold our own wonder. All else is of the ego.”

Apparently, we have to make a distinction between our own wonder on one hand, and ego on the other. We do this by advancing through many lifetimes in order to learn about love. This was also expressed by Christian Andréason in the opening quote of this chapter. That quote also reinforces the importance of being aligned with The Light..

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

“It Gets Better” by Christophor Coppes

When I was reading my Dutch newspaper in Amsterdam I was struck by a news item about a YouTube video urging American high school students not to commit suicide. I understood that so many of these fine young people had taken their lives lately. The reason was that they couldn’t cope with the harassment they had had to endure in school. I wished I could have spoken to them before they had taken up the gun, the rope, or the pills. Similarly, I also wish I could speak to all those people who are in despair because of the Great Recession, or who feel cast away due to their unemployment caused by the recession. All of these people feel that they are on a dead-end street. To all of them I would like to say: you are valuable beyond your imagination. There are no lesser souls. I would also want to stress that it will get better, and I will explain why.

In my book I discuss some of the main messages that Near-Death Experiencers (NDErs) bring back with them. One of these messages is that every single one of us is important. The reason is that everyone has one or more valuable tasks to fulfill while being on earth. One NDEr said, “No-one would be here unless we have a task. You experience something yourself, or you help someone to experience something.” Without a doubt our presence on earth is required. Our task may not be something important in the earthly sense, but it is always something important to the Light that some NDErs see during their experience. It might be something as simple as sweeping streets or working in an office, or something more difficult such as raising children.

It is not only our task that makes us important, but also the fact that we are part of the Light…. Many NDErs say that we all carry a spark of the divine Light within us or…that we are a part of the Light. For that reason alone we should have absolute respect for others…and for ourselves, as well! There are no lesser souls. And this doesn’t only apply to humans; we should also respect animals and all of nature, because the Light is in everything.

This brings me to another important message that comes in loud and clear from many NDEs. We all are part of a “unity universe” in which everything is profoundly interconnected. For me the clearest example of this is that during a life review, we will be able to see and feel exactly what we did to others. This feeling will come in a very peculiar way. We will be able to see and feel this as if we were the other person…. For instance, we will feel the happiness of the people we did something nice to, and we will feel this as if we were them, as if our deed had been done to ourselves. Conversely, this will also happen when we have harmed other people. In our life review we will feel their pain ourselves, as if we had harmed ourselves.

The profound interconnection with everyone else and with nature also means that everything we do will ripple through universe. In fact, we have a creative power within us. We are able to create ripples that travel through this unity universe, to places that we might never visit in our lifetime. This can be compared to a pond, where every bit of water is in connection with the rest, and if we threw a stone in one end of the pond, the ripples would spread to all sides. Similarly, all our positive, loving actions will be felt throughout universe and will add energy to it, while the negative ones will have the effect of freezing energy.

So now we know some of the important messages—everyone has a task, everyone is part of the Light, we are all extremely important, and we are all profoundly interconnected. Why then are there problems and all kinds of setbacks? Why are there bullies who make our lives miserable? Why is there such a deep crisis that affects so many of us? The Light that NDErs sometimes get to meet is always described as unconditional love. And since It is unconditional love, It is not particularly interested in your sexuality or whether you are employed. Many gay people...have had an NDE and found out that they were loved anyhow. Being gay was not an issue at all on the other side, nor was being unemployed or any other characteristic you may think of. The only thing that mattered was how much compassion the NDEr was able to demonstrate and to what extent he or she added light to universe.

The Light doesn’t take pleasure in people having problems. Problems don’t exist to thwart us. They seem to occur to give us the opportunity to make choices. The more choices we have, the more opportunities there exist for us to learn about love and to develop compassion for people. Problems in fact challenge us to choose the most optimal alternative. It is about how we deal with a problem, about the emotion we choose to have. And remember, our choices have an effect on the unity universe. We have a creative power, because our positive emotions, thoughts, and actions ripple through universe. That is why we should never give up. We should always try to create positive ripples. Even when it seems dark, we have to create more light. A good way forward is to look around and try to see where you can help someone else. We have to keep in mind that positive acts are beneficial to everyone, including us. Service makes people happy: those whom we serve, but also the ones who serve. Service binds the love in us.

And now it’s time for a little warning: Many NDErs would advocate against suicide, because it is no good solution. You will discover that your problems don’t go away. Moreover, committing suicide is like a huge negative ripple in this world, and you’ll most probably regret it. You’ll regret throwing away all the good opportunities in life to practice compassion. But on a positive note, your presence on earth is required; you are indispensable to this world, you are absolutely important. Everyone is. Allow yourself to cope with…problems and to come through them. Because, when you do—either by finding a good solution or just because of the passage of time—you will find yourself in a new situation. It will get better. In addition, you will be wiser, thanks to your experience. And you’ll be able to breathe freely again.

This also applies to the economic crisis we are in. In my book, Messages From the Light, I wrote about how NDErs see the economic and environmental problems we face. It is my assumption that the Great Recession is here to remind us that we are interconnected in a profound way. We can’t just do something and have the illusion that we can simply walk away from what we did. School bullies should not have that illusion, nor should the people who sold sub-prime mortgages on a grand scale to people who couldn’t afford them in the first place. We will learn from it. We will learn that our focus has to change from a short-term self-interest to a longer-term “our-interest.” It will get better, once we change.

Christophor Coppes holds a PhD in economics and has worked for many years in the banking industry. His interest in near-death experiences dates to 1979, when he read Raymond Moody’s Life After Life. A few years ago, he wrote a book in which he compares the essence of NDEs with those of five world religions. In 2008, he became president of the International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) in the Netherlands. Christophor is a board member of the Society for Worldwide Dentistry and has participated in dental projects for underprivileged school children in Kenya and Cambodia. He lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Praise for Messages From the Light:

"This book plainly shows that denying the spiritual values, inherent in NDEs contributed to the worldwide economic calamity. In this sense, this book gives an amazing insight into how we can best change our behavior"

-Raymond Moody, MD, author of Life After Life

Thursday, November 11, 2010

11:11 The Time Prompt Phenomenon by Marie Jones & Larry Flaxman An Excerpt

Chapter 1:1 “Wake Up Calls From Beyond”
Please note Material has been Truncated for Excerpt
“There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance or death.”
—William Shakespeare

The first couple of times it happened, Mary (not her real name) thought it little more than just sheer coincidence. For the past several months at exactly the same time—11:11p.m., Mary awoke to experience what some would call a paralysis episode. During these frightening incidents, Mary felt herself physically bound to her bed—almost as if there was an unseen force holding her down against her will. Try as she might, she was unable to open her eyes or move. Thankfully, this feeling of utter helplessness would shortly subside, although the first time it happened it was all she could do not to scream once the paralysis ended and she was freed from its terrifying grip.

The next few times it happened, Mary surrendered and allowed the experience to run its course, while wondering what it might mean. What was it trying to tell her? Finally, the seventh time she awakened to 11:11 on her alarm clock, she managed to open her eyes during the paralysis episode, and saw a dark, shadowy figure standing at the foot of her bed. Somehow intuitively sensing it was not there to harm her, Mary asked it to identify itself. The figure was silent for a moment, and then Mary clearly heard a deep, male voice inside her head simply say, “Your guardian spirit.”

Mary never saw that spirit again, but the experience remained a part of her life from then on, prompting her to feel watched over, guided, and even inspired through some tough challenges she would face. Whenever she saw 11:11 from that point on, whether on a clock face, or just the number 11 on a park bench ad or billboard, she would know, in her heart, she was cared for.

Intriguing scenarios similar to Mary’s experience are being reported throughout the world. People of all cultures, beliefs, and attitudes are waking up at the same time each night, or noticing a nearby clock at exactly the same moment each day, far too many times for it to be simply coincidence. For many, these “wake-up prompts” lead to unusual, often mystical or paranormal experiences. Many have reported the appearance of an angelic being, a spirit guide that readily imparts some personal wisdom or insight. Others have recounted the vision of a loved one who has passed from this world. For some, these seemingly prescient experiences can be life changing.


One of the most popular and widely reported time prompts seems to occur predominately at 11:11 a.m. or p.m. It has been theorized by some that this time prompt may be associated with a type of transformational portal or doorway that opens during this period, a “thinning” of the veil between worlds, if you will. This hypothesis posits that contact with a completely separate level of awareness, consciousness, or reality may be somehow accessed during these times.

To those who have actually experienced the 11:11 phenomenon, they believe the numbers are saying something else: “Pay attention!”

The vast majority of phenomenological instances, however, don’t seem to involve anything at all beyond the annoyingly repetitive synchronicity. We, the authors, put the word out about this subject matter to a wide variety of our sources. We invited people to send us their anecdotes of time prompts, as well as their experiences with synchronistic or repeating numbers. Within a very short span of time, the responses started to pour in. People from all walks of life seem to have had these occurrences and wanted to tell their stories. Their experiences transcend all educational, socioeconomic, and religious boundaries. One commonality is that all expressed a desire to better understand why this was happening.

“I wake up every night at the same time, sometimes 11:11 p.m., sometimes 1:11 a.m., 2:22 a.m., 3:33 a.m.,” a geophysicist told us. When asked if anything unusual occurred, he said no, but that the very circumstances intrigued him. Was the brain triggering this, or some outside source?

Others reported the exact same circumstances, even down to looking at clocks throughout the day and noticing the time to be 11:11 a.m., 1:11 p.m., and on and on. Each time they looked, they became “aware” of the synchronistic pattern, but did not really understand what was behind it. Is it sheer coincidence? Is the brain acting as an inner alarm clock, or prompt?

One woman told us, “I have this problem and it really IS becoming a problem…I don’t even wear a watch anymore; I’m always looking at the clock at 11:11 a.m./p.m. and 1:11 a.m./p.m. I’ll even wake up just to look at the clock at 1:11 a.m.…It’s getting worse, too. Last night I woke up at 1:11 a.m., 2:22 a.m., and 3:33 a.m.!” Similar to this woman, many people reported an apparent increase in these prompts, not to mention their confusion and outright annoyance about them.

The more people we spoke with, the more we came to realize that these stories all seem to share common, recurring traits. Is there a scientifically objective reason why the time prompt phenomenon seems so incredibly common? From a statistical standpoint, it would seem patently obvious that there was some type of connective correlation.

One man found it more than sheer coincidence that he was born on November 7th (11/7) and his sister was born nine years later on July 11th (7/11), as if they were “twins born nine years apart.” Another woman marveled at the fact that she was hospitalized three times throughout the course of three years, and each time was put in Room 209, which adds up to 11.

A gentleman from India on one public Internet forum reported a series of surprising extended encounters with the number 11 in one day. First, his medical expenses from a minor accident totaled $11,111. The number of his hospital room was 1111. The date of the accident itself was November 11th (11/11). The man even reported going to a bookstore later that day and finding mention of the 11:11 phenomenon by accident! Another man, on a public 11:11 message forum reported that “today was such a great day. I saw 11:11 and moments after a VW bug with personal plates reading “nmaste9” just made me grin from ear to ear….”

Another member lamented, “Last night when I switched the TV off, I glanced at the clock: 10:10. As I snuggled into bed ready to sleep, I glanced at the bedtime clock: 11:11. I slept though the 6 a.m. alarm this morning—the time I awoke? 06:06. When I went to rewind a videotape this morning, containing a number of programs taped from the night before, I happened to notice the cumulated time on the digital display: 4:44:44. I did some photocopying on my morning tea break—the amount left on my photocopy card when I finished? $8.88. And I happened to glance at my computer clock as I started typing this piece: 11:11.”

On another online message board, one person reported “Everyday of my life it seems I see, 1:11, 2:11, 3:11, 4:11, 5:11, 6:11, 7:11, 8:11, 9:11, 10:11, 11:11, 12:11. I was born on 4/11/89; I’ve been seeing 11:11 for quite some time now and I know there is no way it can be a coincidence (sic); I have so many unusual 11:11 stories….” One of the more intriguing reports: One of my sightings that really stands out is walking past two boys wearing bright red football shirts. As I turned around to look back at them (don’t know why I did) they both had number 11 on their backs!

Over at, readers post their stories of encounters with invisible angels at such times as 11:11, 2:22, and so on.

“Last night as I pulled into my driveway, I looked down at my mileage and it read 11,111.1! Weird! Than (sic) I woke up this morning at 2:22 a.m.! This is just getting too weird! Those angels are working their magic!”

"In the summer of 1978 I began seeing 1111. I also see 111, 222, 333, and so on. Sometimes I’ll wake in the middle of the night at exactly 1:11. These numbers have appeared on boxes, license plates, house numbers, friends addresses, phone numbers, totals at the grocery store.”

“Hi, I was playing slingo...looked at the was 11100 and the time was 11:01. Those angels—I saw them everywhere today!”

“I woke up at 11:11 last night! I had only been asleep a short time! This morning I was outside with my granddaughter and she said she wanted to go in! Weird, she never wants to go in! we went in and sat in the rocking chair and turned a video on...I noticed that the time on the VCR and cable box was 11:11! I love the little reminders...makes my day go so much better!”

Time Prompts

Are these all just simple coincidences? After all, numbers can and do repeat, and even take on patterns. They cannot help but do so, especially those digits under 20, which are such an integral element of our lives. Driver’s licenses, phone numbers, house numbers, special anniversary dates, birthdates, ages…. As we shall see in a later chapter, there are simple reasons why numbers “do what they do.” However, with that being said, in the case of some time prompt reports, there definitely seems to be more to the story than just odd luck or random happenstance.

We found this simple and rational explanation for time prompts on a public Website forum.
“The concept of an easily recognized number pattern (for example, 1234) is already explained in the Website. All I have to add about this is a Psychology 101 jargon, called “chunking.” Basically, our brain could only hold “x” number of items in our short-term memory; from the idiot to the genius, it’s about five to nine items respectively, which is not a whole lot. So, to increase our brain capacity for storing things, we tend to use this mechanism called “chunking”—which basically means putting like items together. The perfect everyday example is our phone numbering system; a typical phone number (in Canada) with area code, if we remember it, would make us look like geniuses! For example, a hypothetical phone number, 6134789890, by itself would exceed our five to nine items of maximum capacity, because there are 10 digits all together. Of course, any idiot can remember a phone number once in a while, especially if it’s from some hot chick or guy! The reason is because we “chunk” the numbers by area code and then by three digits dash four digits together. So, visually we see 613-478-9890. In essence, the total number of items we are remembering is only three items. Similar explanations can be applied to things such as acronyms (that is, CIA, FBI, FEMA, and so on) to help people remember useless things, such as government agencies. The digits 12:34 or 11:11 displayed on a digital clock is instinctively chunked as one item, while more randomized times such as 11:56 or 3:48 and so on have no real obvious pattern, so it is not being chunked by our brain, which makes it about three to four items. Obviously, the fewer the items the easier it is to remember.
Although the brain does seem to possess the ability to create and recognize patterns, we still have to wonder why so many people report the same numbers and sequences over and over again.
“Chunking” certainly applies to our everyday brain functions and our ability to organize thoughts and patterns; remember numbers, addresses, and amounts; and do many other useful things we need to do. But it still does not take into account the sheer numbers of people chunking the same numbers over and over again.

Not everyone’s experiences can be ascribed to harmless episodes. Angelic beings or transformational epiphanies are but one piece of the puzzle. There have been numerous reports of wake-up codes and time prompts involving people seeing or sensing sinister or demonic entities. These figures were not only terrifyingly real to them, but also appeared within the seeming safety of their own homes. Individuals have also experienced frightening sleep paralysis, appalling or shocking images, and even seemingly precognitive visions of a horrific event that has not yet occurred. One such a post on spoke of 11:11 as “a warning.”

Every time I saw 11:11, something bad ALWAYS happened to me! After a while I became, well, I’m just used to it and at least I can predict WHEN something is going to go wrong. Is it just a warning for me, or are the numbers causing me the bad luck? I haven’t worked that much out yet. The last time I saw 11:11 was about a week ago. Most times, something bad happens within 24 hours.… The majority of the time it meant I was going to have a bad argument with my boyfriend (who’s name has 11 letters).

Within the context of the 11:11 experience, you may be surprised to learn that not every interest group focuses on the new age concepts of enlightenment, transformation, and the shift of conscious awareness. One Yahoo forum, perhaps appropriately titled “End Times 11:11,” spotlights the Judeo-Christian concept of the apocalypse and the Second Coming, in terms of the 11:11 phenomenon. The Western religious belief system tends to see these time prompts in a little more sinister light, due to the preexisting notion that supernatural events of ANY kind are not considered holy or divine, but rather the workings of darker entities out to fool or misguide humans.

There is even a Yahoo group for kids interested in 11:11! Not to be outdone, MSN offers its own active 11:11 forum, where many members await the year 2012 and post their experiences and theories regarding how the two phenomena may be inextricably linked. Interestingly, the more of these posts one reads, the more “similar” the experiences sound. Perhaps the experiencer is the only one privy to the depth or meaning of the event?

We found it difficult to find actual salient examples of people having major, life-altering experiences during or resulting from a time prompt event. Certainly, many of these people did sense the presence of something good, or maybe even not so good, such as angels, guardian spirits, or even demons. But there is little if anything to suggest that these connections, and experiences, were anything other than subjective interpretation…the human imagination searching for meaning outside of itself. Some who do experience these prompts will argue that life-altering experiences are not the ultimate goal anyway. Rather, these time prompts are just little prods and urges to compel us to wake up and take notice of the bigger picture.


From a young age, we are taught that our world is dictated by the constructs of time. Our parents probably instilled within all of us the importance of being “on time,” as well as recognizing the importance of time management. Digital clocks and watches tell us the time of day or night quickly and conveniently. When one sees time in a visual manner, there can be no question as to its meaning. However, according to the thousands of people posting on online forums and meeting up at 11:11 gatherings, these clocks may also tell us the time on a completely different level of reality—a level of which we are neither cognizant nor receptive to on a normal basis.

Time itself is an illusion made up of numbers. The concept of time is an artificially created reality in which individual digits combine to tell us where we are located along the landscape of the fourth dimension. Perhaps the time prompt experience is strictly a latent biological one? Perhaps there truly is no ultimate goal.

But why do the same digits seem to be involved in these enigmatic wake-up calls? What does the number 11 signify? And why are so many other time prompts reported, such as 2:22, 3:33, 4:44, and so on? Does each time have its own special significance? Is the repetition significant in itself?

The Number 11…Coincidence?

Perhaps not surprisingly, the number 11 seems to be the most frequently reported. The number 11 is a double digit, considered a Master/Power Number in numerological belief systems. The number 11 is commonly thought to represent visionary ideals, intuition, idealism, revelation, and artistic and inventive genius. This sacred number also allegedly carries a balance of female/male energies and properties. The number 22, the result of 11 + 11, is a Master or Masonic number. Some metaphysicians suggest that 11 also may represent the twin strands of human DNA moving into a higher level of conscious awareness.

Even Aristotle is linked to the number 11. His worldview consisted of four spheres that lay beyond the planets, and seven planetary spheres. This combination is evident in the 11 layers of the Chartres labyrinth, which was designed into the floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France before the French Revolution. This maze-like design consists of 11 tracks, or folds, one must walk to reach the center. The number corresponds to this higher ideal of mystical union with a divine pattern, which Dr. Keith Critchlow, author of numerous books on geometry and a leading expert in sacred architecture, interpreted in the paper “Chartres Maze, A Model of the Universe” as “the way in and out of the planetary system” with Earth as the center point.

The Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral has 11 folds that correspond with a higher worldview of the planetary system, and Earth’s place within it.

Predictably, conspiracy theorists have had a virtual field day with their creative interpretations of current societal events. As might be expected, observable numeric patterns play a significant role in their reasoning and deductive cleverness. Whether or not you believe in numerology (which we will explore more thoroughly in a future chapter), modern history includes certain numeric patterns, which appear to have unusual significance. And where there is coincidental smoke, there is someone determined to find the cause, and fan the flames.

Look at the back of a $100 dollar bill; you may never have noticed it before, but if you count the windows on the smaller buildings (not including doors) to the right and left of the main part of Independence Hall, it adds up to 11 and 11. Is this part of some grand conspiracy to ingrain this mysterious number on our brains? A message from some secret society? Or could it be just plain dumb luck?

Coincidence or not, the windows on either side add up to 11, a most mysterious number that seems to hold some meaning for many people. Image courtesy of U.S. Federal Reserve

Marie D. Jones is the best-selling author of The Déjà vu Enigma, 11:11 The Time Prompt Phenomenon, and 2013: The End of Days or a New Beginning? She is also a screenwriter, radio show host, and popular public speaker who has been interviewed on hundreds of radio shows all over the world. She was recently featured on The History Channel and is a regular contributor to TAPS ParaMagazine and New Dawn Magazine. She lives in San Marcos, California.

Larry Flaxman is the best-selling coauthor of The Déjà vu Enigma and 11:11 The Time Prompt Phenomenon. He is president and founder of ARPAST, the Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team, one of the nation’s largest paranormal research organizations, and is a highly regarded public speaker. Larry has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs, and in print and online publications.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Monday, November 8, 2010

2012: The Countdown Begins by Marie D. Jones

In less than two years we will find out for sure if the world will come crashing to a halt, or we will continue on as we always have. Think Y2K.

December 21, 2012 is a day that will live in infamy…at least until the actual date arrives and we finally know for sure why the Maya chose to end one of their many calendars on that particular date. Were they expecting Apocalypse Then, thousands of years later, anticipating the downfall of yet another powerful, power hungry civilization? Or were they hoping beyond hope that we would be at a place in our conscious evolution that would allow us true transcendence into an age of enlightenment, otherwise known as the Age of Aquarius?

Hundreds of books, movies and articles have been written about 2012, and yet, so little of it truly rests on any kind of verifiable fact. We have, instead, a particular Mayan calendrical system, much different from our own Gregorian based calendar, that may or may not have “ended” on December 21st, 2012, or as some researchers suggest, December 23rd, 2012, or as others state, October 28th, 2011. We cannot even get the end date correct, because, quite simply, we cannot get the beginning date correct.

The Maya used many calendars, for different reasons. Each was designed to measure or count periods of time, perhaps marking agricultural, planetary, and social cycles and seasons. Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Maya, Aztec and other Pre-Columbian cultures used a non-repeating, vigesimal (base-20) calendar known as the Long Count. This calendar has a beginning date of approximately August 11, 3114 B.C.E. as it corresponds to the Gregorian calendar. The Maya also used a 365-day solar calendar called the Haab, and a 260-day calendar called the Tzolk’in, which is broken into 20 periods of 13 days. The circular calendar most often associated with 2012 in books is actually the Aztec version, called the tonalpohualli.

This is 2012 for Dummies, here, for these calendars are far more complicated and measure blocks of time our own calendar does not. But to try and simplify, let’s take the Long Count calendar: The completion of an entire cycle, or 13 b’ak’tuns, with a b’ak’tun being approximately 144,000 days each, would therefore mark the period of time from the creation of humans upon the Earth to the end of the cycle. But does that automatically mean that the end of the cycle is the end of creation, and of humans?

The truth is, there is very little in the way of hard and solid evidence that the Maya, or any other culture using the Long Count, intended for the end date of that particular cycle to really mean “the end.” Done. Finished. Buh-Bye! Might it have instead cycled back to zero, much like our Gregorian calendars cycle back to the New Year once we’ve reached the final day of the 12th month?

The mythology of the Maya, gleaned from what written texts we have (many of which were written after conquest by the Spaniards) certainly speaks of ends of cycles, changes, transformations, astronomical events and the return of Gods from the sky that will mark the shift from one age to the next. But be careful of the “I” word – “interpretation,” for just as we learn from playing the game of “Telephone,” where a story is told to one person and by the time it reaches the tenth or twentieth person down the line, has changed quite considerably, the true meanings behind these calendars, dates and time cycles may be far from the gloom and doom images we have been force fed by books, television shows and big budget Hollywood movies.

I wrote my book “2013: End of Days or A New Beginning – Envisioning the World After the Events of 2012” to bring together as many of these facts, figures, legends, mythologies, prophecies, predictions and correlations as I possibly could find…and to also present some of the more realistic changes we have facing us as we move into the year before the year in question. Finally, I asked people what they thought might happen on that day of December 21, 2012, and the answers I got ran the gamut from “That’s All, Folks” to “We Shall Overcome” to “Nothing From Nothing Means Nothing.” In other words, what happens to us all on December 21, 2012, when at approximately 11:11am GMT the winter solstice so revered by ancient cultures begins, really might be just what we expect it to be.

For some, they will see Apocalypse in every natural or manmade disaster that occurs that year, and for others, they will push themselves beyond their own personal boundaries into new levels of conscious awareness and transformation. I have a feeling that most people will wake up that day and find it just like any other, with breakfast to be made, kids to get to school, houses to clean, jobs to be attended to and dogs to be walked.

But maybe, just maybe, something absolutely phenomenal will happen that will mark the end of one great cycle of human existence, and usher in a new one. I hope I am around to see it happen. I have a feeling I will be, but you never know what a new day, or month, or year, or b’ak’tun may bring.

It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.

Marie D. Jones
is the best-selling author of The Déjà vu Enigma, 11:11 The Time Prompt Phenomenon, and 2013: The End of Days or a New Beginning? She is also a screenwriter, radio show host, and popular public speaker who has been interviewed on hundreds of radio shows all over the world. She was recently featured on The History Channel and is a regular contributor to TAPS ParaMagazine and New Dawn Magazine. She lives in San Marcos, California.

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