Internet sites dressed to the 9’s in ominous speculation

Today is the ninth day of the ninth month in a year that ends with 09.

The Internet has been abuzz with chatter of how deliciously evil the day is. Simply turn today’s date, 9/9/09, upside down. On,  the upside-down numbering is nothing less than a sign that the anti-Christ will rise up somewhere down under.

The Web site links the date to an infamous particle accelerator, the world’s largest, in Switzerland, which was switched on for 10 days and then turned off late last year. The reasoning goes something like this: It was switched on, and the economy crashed shortly thereafter. The Web site indicates the accelerator is to be switched back on in November (which is close to Sept. 9), and that this will result in some undetermined catastrophe.

Yet another Web site,, a forum on the subject, has many posts. Some forecast events outside the realm of mankind.

“We may not see anything in the natural realm, but it may be something that occurs in the spiritual realm. I don’t really know,” a blogger named Shalom wrote.

Other posts are a bit more skeptical.

“I don’t think it is prophetic at all to find a number on a calender and spiritualize some message into it,” wrote Amen — JG. “Really, it is potentially numerology, which is a form of divination.”

A local woman who is familiar with numerology said the date might have some significance in terms of numerology. The No. 9 indicates a completion of a cycle in numerology, said Debbie Emerson, of the Holistic Healing Center, 1225 North 23 St.

“I would tend to think it is a completion of a cycle,” Emerson said.

Another local, who describes herself as an intuitive, said today is just another day.
“Nine, nine, nine is going to come and go, and that is the way it is,” said Claudia Waterman. “I don’t see anything coming or happening.”

Trends often can be seen as the past repeating itself. Take the date June 6, 2006.

“What happened on 6/6/6? Not a darn thing,” Waterman said. “We are going to wake up tomorrow morning, and everything is going to be fine.”


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