“My aunt was injured in a skiing accident and she’s parapaligic and now my cousin believes in 11:11 and now he has an alarm that goes off. And every 11:11 he makes a wish for her to walk again. I believe it too and I also make a wish for her.”
The 11:11 wish is relatively new. The earliest it could have started is the beginning of digital clocks and clocks that actually showed 11:11. Plus, it is only possible to have two if the time is not military. It is the only numbers on the clock that is the same backwards, forwards and upside down. Somehow, this has given the number special powers and has people believing that it is a sign or signals spirit presence. For this family though, it is a way to influence something they feel helpless in front of. When medicine doesn’t work, it is much easier to turn to some kind of magic to help.