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I have been "seeing" numbers, mainly the number 1028. I have seen this number for 10 years. 10 years before that I had a dream that I died in a car accident. When I woke up from that dream I knew it would happen in 10 years.

10 years later, it was not me who died in the accident.

I started to take notice around the beginning of the year 2001. It seemed every time I checked the clock it was 10:28. I noticed it after seeing it only a few times & thought it was strange. I remembered this was an ex-boyfriends birthday, the same ex who I broke up with due to his "unhealthy lifestyle habits." I started to see the number in other places, my total at a store, or my change due back, the amount my gas tank held, the mileage on my truck.

This seemed as though it must be more than a coincidence that I was seeing this number so often. I started to wonder if that ex-boyfriend had died and was haunting me. A year or so later after this started I found the X on-line through one of those ever popular social sites and realized it could not be him haunting me.


After I realized I had this "heightened awareness" of this number I had to start researching numbers and their meanings. I was in a bookstore one day & by accident happened upon a section for numerology. I had never really heard of this and thought to myself if this was anything like astrology then maybe it would give me some answers. (In a very abstract sorta way).

In order to understand the math in the following sections, you must have an understanding of numerology. The way numbers are "crunched" in numerology is by being broken down into their single digit form, or their basic form. If you take a number like 1967, you would add 1+9+6+7 which equals 23, then you would take 2+3 to equal 5. The number 5 is now the number that represents the number 1967 in basic form. Basic form or simple numbers can only be 1-9 other than the power numbers which are 11 & 22.

The power numbers are supposed to be the best numbers to have. 11 is stronger than 22. I am not exactly sure why, but this is what I have learned thus far.


The number 11 has been apart of my life as long as I can remember. I first remember it from summer camp with all my favorite staff being soccer players. Since there are 11 players on a soccer team, everyone wanted the number 11. Once I got into high school sports, of course the number I chose was the number 11.

Over the years I pretty much made the number 11 my lucky number. I had no idea about numerology or what it meant, had no realization that this was setting myself up for reoccurring number syndrome (yes I just made that up), nor did I really pay that much attention to the numbers before 2001.

My number 10:28 = 1+0+2+8 = 11

We all know what happened on 9-11-2001. This was when the world started talking about the number 11. I'm sure most of you read the e-mails a few months after 9-11 about the number 11, but I will re-list those #11 facts for you here.

  • New York City has 11 letters
  • Afghanistan has 11 letters.
  • Ramsin Yuseb (The terrorist who threatened to destroy the Twin Towers in 1993) has 11 letters.
  • George W Bush has 11 letters.
  • The twin towers make an "11"
  • New York is the 11th state.
  • The first plane crashing against the Twin Towers was flight number 11.
  • Flight 11 was carrying 92 passengers. 9 + 2 = 11
  • On flight 11 there were 11 crew members.
  • Flight 77 which also hit the Twin Towers, was carrying 65 passengers. 6+5 = 11
  • The tragedy was on September 11, or 9/11 as it is now known. 9 + 1+ 1 = 11
  • This tragedy happened in 2001, 2001 is 11 years from 2012, which is thought to be the last year of the world as we know it.
  • The date is equal to the US emergency services telephone number 911. 9 + 1 + 1 = 11.
  • The total number of victims inside all the hi-jacked planes were 254. 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
  • September 11 is day number 254 of the calendar year. Again 2 + 5 + 4 = 11.
  • After 9/11 there are 111 days left in the calendar year.
  • It took 11 years to build the WTC, from 1966-1977.
  • Going back 60 years in time, on 9/11/41 soil was broken to lay the foundation of Pentagon.
  • The Madrid bombing took place on 3/11/2004. 3 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 4 = 11.
  • The tragedy of Madrid happened 911 days after the Twin Towers incident.
  • The most recognized symbol for the US, after the Stars & Stripes, is the Eagle. The following verse is taken from the Qu'ran, the Islamic holy book:

"For it is written that a son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle. The wrath of the Eagle would be felt throughout the lands of Allah and lo, while some of the people trembled in despair still more rejoiced: for the wrath of the Eagle cleansed the lands of Allah and there was peace."

That verse is number 9:11 of the Qu'ran.

Open Microsoft Word and do the following

1. Type in capitals Q33 NY. This is the flight number of the first plane to hit one of the Twin Towers.
2. Highlight the Q33 NY
3. Change the font size to 48.
4. Change the actual font to the WINGDINGS

Those are just the tid-bits of info tied into the tragedy that happened on 9/11, now here are some more random 11 facts:

  • 8/11/99 at 11:11 there was a total solar eclipse.
  • 12/21/12 at 11:11 the Mayan calendar ends (the day & time of the winter solstice).
  • 12/21/2012 = 1+2+2+1+2+0+1+2= 11
  • At the 1972 Munich Olympics 11 Israelis were killed by Black September, a group with ties to Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization. The Olympics were host to 121 countries. 121 divided by 11 gives 11.
  • World War I (WWI) ended on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.
  • On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Remembrance Day is celebrated in Britain.
  • Veteran's Day is 11/11 in the USA.
  • At 11:11 some people say make a wish. This is tied into the belief that the double digits are lucky.
  • In 1752 - England and the American colonies some how lost 11 days in the year, only having 354 days in their Calendar.

*my disclaimer* I did not verify all of these as actual facts, but to the best of my knowledge they are.

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More recently...

I have started documenting every time I see the numbers 1028 or 11, and as far as frequency of occurrence, the month of March has been busy. Almost everyday I have had something bring these numbers to my attention.

  • 3/2 - family member's birthday - 28yrs old
  • 3/4 - While watching a favorite TV show, I notice for the first time that the #28 is in the themed video clip that introduces the show, as well as later in the show I see it as the number on the license plate of one of the vehicles they are driving.
  • 3/5 - While visiting with a friend, she tells me her son's birthday is 10/28.
  • 3/6 - I receive a text @ 10:28
  • 3/6 - after I receive text I decided to check on an account, my balance 228
  • 3/6 - while on computer, I decided to watch a video, I notice the time for the video runs 2:28, then I pause the video from shock only to see the spot that I paused it on was on a picture of a news-paper clipping dated March 28th.
  • 3/6 - later that night I am on my "social site" and I see an old friends name I haven't seen in years, so I click on it to see if it is the person I think it is & the first thing that pops up is the friends birthday, March 28th
  • 3/7 - while making breakfast, I impatiently check the timer, 28 seconds left
  • 3/7 - on phone, switch to speaker @ 11m 28sec into the call
  • 3/8 - at bank, checked time, 10:28am
  • 3/8 - at home, reading cookbook, last page advertises that every book in the series has 128 pages!

Ok, so yea, this sounds to me like I am looking for the #28. From a psychological point of view I would have to agree that by now I am "tuned in" to the number. But here is my point... I don't want to see this number! I don't want to know what's going to happen! As a matter of fact whenever I seem to ignore it, it throws itself back in my face 10x, as thought it is now screaming the number at me.

So now, I just want answers. This has forced me to research this, delve deep into the myths, and maths to try to come up with an answer.

What is a number?

A number is a mathematical object used to count and measure, usually represented by a numeral.

Numbers have multiple classifications:

· Natural numbers

· Integers

· Rational numbers

· Real numbers

· Complex numbers


It has been said that math is the universal language. Everything in the Universe can be broken down into a mathematical equation.

What is Math?

Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change. Mathematicians seek out patterns, formulate new conjectures, and establish truth by rigorous deduction from appropriately chosen axioms and definitions.

Ripples in the Universe, Fractals in Nature

Ripples in the Universe, Fractals in Nature


Fractals are a mathematical occurrence in nature that basically represent a geometric shape that can be split into parts, of which each part is a copy of the whole.

A mathematical fractal is based on an equation that undergoes iteration, a form of feedback based on recursion

Iteration means the act of repeating a process usually with the aim of approaching a desired goal or target or result. Each repetition of the process is also called an "iteration", and the results of one iteration are used as the starting point for the next iteration.

Quantum physics

Quantum physics, also known as quantum mechanics or quantum theory, is about the nature of matter. It is a branch of theoretical physics providing a mathematical description of the dual particle-like and wave-like behavior and interaction of matter and energy.

This delves into the quantification of energy at the subatomic level. For example sun light, how do particles travel from the sun to Earths surface? What makes them travel the path they are on? Can we predict the path? What do they consist of? How is it that sunlight can have both particle and wave function?

There aren't really any answers, only theories... (from what I can gather, and I'm NO expert!)

My theory

Imagine throwing a stone into a pond. Everywhere the stone hits, begins a process of ripples emanating away from the spot the stone first touched the water.

Imagine radio waves moving along the same path the ripples in a pond, they have a starting point and receiving point. We have a science & math for predicting those right?

Now, imagine your brainwaves. Have you ever seen a person hooked up to a machine that monitors brainwaves? We have a science & math for monitoring them, we just haven't figured out how to predict them, or determine the limits to which they can travel or receive information.

I theorize that the re-occurrence of numbers is a two dimensional representation of a third dimensional object or occurrence via {another} dimensional frequency.

In depth; two dimensional meaning the "number" or "numeral" which is generally a representation of a mathematical object, third dimensional meaning a physical object or occurrence, {another} dimension meaning a theoretical dimension we don't have "proof" of yet, and frequency meaning signal.

Everything, everyone, every thought, every natural disaster can be broken down into its simplest form {energy} just like a math problem.

Maybe the reason for some people to receive the signal is something electronically different in their brainwaves.... (My surviving the car accident I dreamed about 10yrs prior was a traumatic event, maybe the starting point to the ripples in my life aka seeing these numbers)

In resolve

I myself have yet to come to the conclusion that the numbers I see are neither lucky nor unlucky. I can however attest to the fact that I do see these numbers quit often & frankly more than I should. I have researched this "phenomenon" and found that I am by far NOT alone.

I can not wait to read your feedback on this subject, especially theories... which seem to be as endless in possibilities as there are humans on Earth.

For the skeptics: I myself am a skeptic, this is why I am looking for a logical answer for an ill-logical occurrence. But when I get down into the nitty gritty of the facts & theories, it all brings me back to one idea; there are so many undiscovered facts about life, Earth, the Universe, you name it, that it would be completely closed minded of me not consider the possibilities that this might just be more than a coincidence.

More theories

Here are some more theories, some are my own, some from the web:

  • This could be just a calculated pattern of events (ripples in a pond) that we don't fully understand yet, kind of like the Universe is running on a pre-recorded message & we just aren't advanced enough to read the "recording" yet.
  • Earth, the Universe, Life in general is a fractal. A repeating, evolving pattern that we as humans do not yet fully understand, let alone know how to predict and the reoccurring numbers are like the binary code we don't know how to read.
  • This could be a sign of the "end of days" & God is letting us know we are in the 11th hour.
  • Some of us could just be really sensitive to "the other side" and are picking up warnings from maybe our own lost loved ones who are trying to keep us safe.
  • This could be a message from other humans in the future trying to warn us about the disasters that await us. (Trying to save lives, maybe prevent the decay of Earth, etc.)
  • The numbers could be a "bleed through" effect coming from a duplicate dimension of reality.

Other interesting dates

Here is collection of events I have compiled from the web.

  • 3/11/2011 - Japan quake/ tsunami
  • 2/21/2011 - New Zealand quake
  • 1/11/2011 - Flooding in Brisbane, Australia
  • 1/08/2011 - Tucson, AZ shooting
  • 12/28/2010 - Flooding in Queensland, Australia
  • 12/02/2010 - Israel forest fire
  • 11/22/2010 - Stampede in Cambodia
  • 11/2010 - The latest eruption of Krakatoa.
  • 1/11/2010 - Haiti Earthquake

I could go on, and on, but truthfully there is almost no date untouched by tragedy throughout history, but we do seem to be having more and more events closer together.

Q33NY in wingdings font

Q33NY in wingdings font


Kendra Turner on June 06, 2020:

This is an old post but figured I'd still post, thought I was the only one, my first child was born on 10/28 13 years ago so I just figured that was why, but seeing im not the only one that's really cool.

yellow77stingray (author) from Eastern NC on January 04, 2020:

It has been some time since I came on to Hubpages.... I have moved several times and had several life changing experiences since writing this. For the most part I was freed from seeing this number for a while, however it keeps showing up when I am in times of great stress or on the verge of change. It still feels like a sign, but I have yet to determine if it’s a warning of good or bad events to come. Career wise, it has lead me to great things. Personal relationships however, great heart break. Either way, it’s always something incredible that follows when I start seeing this number. So I hold on to hope that even greater things are to come.

Jodi Conlon on July 11, 2018:

I thought I was alone. I thought I was the only one who saw 1028 (also 1128 and 0128) or any significant time ending in 28. The number 28 appears in a randomly selected phone number. I first started noticing the occurrence of 28 in middle school (I am now in my 50s)... My birthday is one of the three numbers above, and one trimester in middle school, every book assigned to me in class was either 28 or ended in 28. (And no I wasn't the 28th student on the roster. I was usually first or within the first three.) It was amazing. Later that year when joining a new sofrball league, I was assigned #28 as a jersey number, it happened two other times randomly. I have had pin numbers show up as 0128, 1028 or 1128...

I didn't pay attention to the number affect for years, until it started happening A LOT... Almost constantly... And I pointed it out to my daughter... Now she sees 1028 as well... We moved and the power pole at the edge of the property ended in the number 1028, movies we watched had 1:28 minutes in them... We started noticing that we would text each other at 1028 frequently... Try and text someone at an exact time... It's hard to do.

Sooo... When did this start up the second time? When my grandmother had passed. Without ever researching numerology or knowing that others were followed by the number, I paid attention to what was happening in my life... What was I thinking, feeling, was I on the horns if a dilemma?, Had I just mad a decision and wondered if I made a good choice? I recognized that at the time these numbers appeared to me, I needed reassurance. And I settled into believing that it was the "Universe's" way of letting me know that I'm on the right path.

Know understanding more about numerology, and learning about what the numbers ties to my name and dates, there are a lot of 11... And a couple other single numbers. Like 5 (which I haven't researched...)

So I'm happy to know that I'm not the only one. Thank you all for sharing your stories!

Gabriel on November 19, 2017:

Yellow77stingray what is the significance of the 77.

Danielle on March 10, 2016:

I have been seeing 1028 everywhere since 2001!! I was born on 10/28 and just assumed that I kept seeing the number because I recognized it as my birthday... I see numbers all day every day... But this one stands out to me? But it shows up in the oddest places! I think I'll keep track of how often I see it. Interesting I'm not the only one that can't seem to get away from it... Also I believe that one of the twin towers fell at 10:28 am? I may be mistaken though...

Ganna on March 06, 2015:

I was born on 1028, and recently went through a spiritual awakening.

The great mystery of life is that we don't fully know what any of our action mean to the Universe, maybe you seeing 1028 helped me to become a braver soul and face the evil? Our world is too imbalanced, and Mayans predicted the end of era of greed. So maybe my actions were part of the divine plan? We don't know, but we can hope that our world will be balanced one day.


Straytok on April 17, 2013:

Yes, now that you've pointed out the numerology aspect of 1028, I see the tie it has to 11. I'm sitting here at 1:30 AM (night owl) and it was the HGTV House Hunters show I'm watching that jogged my memory to see if you'd responded. The show displayed the square footage of the home they're highlighting as having 1028 square feet (of course it does!).

I can tell by your update that your job change and relocation might have you in a very different space; a new and improved vortex - and other than possibly your zip code(?) and a lucky lottery ticket, sounds like you're basically free from the numbers. Wow, that tells me something has shifted for you. That's encouraging to say the least!

I am an elected local official with only a couple of weeks remaining of my term before I must begin a new job search. I serve a community of roughly 147,000 people with 60,000 constituents living in our city. Once my job ends, I have also considered relocating to another state or city after living here with my son for the past 16 years. He's got a couple years of high school left that may hold me here... but there is no job market here now to speak of. Sounds like in spite of what you went through to get where you are (blessed and happy), it's encouraging to know there's life after 1028, LOL. My name is Laura, and you can reach me at Feel free to email anytime, and thanks for posting your experiences - I now know I'm not the only one the numbers have singled out!

PS. If you write me you can type "Free from 1028" in the Subject line so if I comes through to my junk mail file, it won't get tossed out by accident. And, I pray your garden does well this year!!

yellow77stingray (author) from Eastern NC on April 16, 2013:

Wow! Well the people I found in my research have mostly been "haunted" by the number 11. But if you do the math (numerology way) 1+0+2+8 = 11.

Since you mentioned it, I will go ahead & update this article. I have had some major events over the past couple of years & you might find them interesting.

Thanks for the comment!

Straytok on April 15, 2013:

I also see 1028, daily, sometimes more than once a day - and it took me a long while to figure out it was even happening... I was oblivious for a little while I think. If I had to guess, I'd say it's been going on now 9 to 10 years. Your description of how it comes is remarkably similar to what I experience. I used to get mad that I had to see it constantly, but if I ignore it, it gets more aggressive about showing up. I've also begun to determine it's neither lucky or unlucky. I surmise that it might mean I'm right where I'm supposed to be when I see it... kind of like on the right life line continuum. My problem is I also see 1026 about as often as 1028, but it shows up the most. My family believes me now because it doesn't seem to hide when they're around. Sometime's they'll see it when I don't. Just yesterday while watching an episode on TV, the plot showed a brief pic of a date tied to the story line's character and my son noticed the date was of course 10-28. It simply amazes me how many different forms it uses to present itself. Airline flight numbers, flight times, balances owed, and of course if I glance at a clock, it knows to surface. Just when I think I've seen everything it can throw at me, it shows itself in some new way. My brother died 3 years ago from stage 4 brain cancer. My sister in law recently posted (on Facebook) a picture of an old drivers license she'd found in a box that was my brother's from when they lived in overseas 10 years ago. Of course the date on the drivers license (the date he got it) was October 28, 2003.

I thought maybe I'd stumbled on the answer when an old friend from high school looked me up to break the news 2 years ago that she'd recently learned that an ex-best friend I'd known as a young woman had been killed in a train accident 8 years earlier (about the time 1028 began showing up in my life at that time). And yes, like you, when I was much younger, I'd dreamed that I died in an accident, but in my dream I died was a train accident. I researched the Internet, and low and behold I found the drinking and driving court case which outlined many of the details of her death. I thought maybe she was trying to convey a message to me all these years, but I'm not even sure of that. My ex-friend and I had daughters one year apart, both born on 10-26. She went to celebrate her daughter's 21st birthday, but couldn't for some reason on 10-26, so she went out with friends the next night on 10-27 instead, to the bars with buddies. The bars closed in the early hours of 10-28, and on their way home they hit a train and she was killed at the scene.

I was born at 10:28 PM. My friend who looked me up to break the news was married, and when I explained that I was haunted by 1028, she let me know her husband's birthday was on October 28th. My daughter was born on 10:26. My son was born on the 28th of March.

I've searched books of the Bible, and counted to 28 verses. One thing you mentioned above was 9/11. I was not near New York when that happened but I was a stockbroker/Consultant at the time. The tragedy of 911 affected me very deeply - more so that probably any other tragedy - even though I lost no family or friends, it struck me harder than I could explain. It still does to this day if I watch stories tied to that event. My family and I took our first vacation to New York and I got to visit the new tower being built on June 22, 2011.

So for what it's worth, I know what it's like to live with 1028. This is the very first time I've thought to Google "Haunted by 1028" and you are the first one I've met living with this phenomenon. You say there are others? I'd like to connect. You can reach me here if you find this post. I'll check back in periodically.

Earth angel on February 06, 2013:

Ive been seeing 1028 constantly also, at first I started watching my son who was born on 1028 to see if something was going to happen to him like if I was being warned to watch over him. But then realized it meant something else not fear based. We have to come together and stop the destruction of this planet, stop those lining their pockets and benefiting from the destruction of this beautiful place God created for an entirely different purpose than what it's being used for. Some of us were sent here to stand up and protect and awaken to our purpose in this plan. It takes an army of light to destroy the darkness, everyone plays an important role in the process.

Kail Reed from Wisconsin on September 16, 2012:

This is honestly really eerie 0_0 I like it though, ive read about numerology before but I always thought it was kind of hard to understand. Good job on this article though! :)

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