Siri Says the ‘Opening Gates of Hades’ is July 27, 2014: Users Question Why

    Siri's response from an iPhone after asking it "what day is July 27, 2014?" on Dec. 19, 2013. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    The Apple iPhone’s Siri function is saying that July 27, 2014, will be the “Opening [the] Gates of Hades,” or the Greek term for Hell, leading many to question why.

    If one asks Siri, “What is July 27” or “What is July 27, 2014,” she’ll give the response “It’s Sunday, 27 July 2014 (Opening Gates Of Hades).” It doesn’t appear to work for everyone.

    Several Epoch Times staff members could confirm that Siri delivered the “Hades” response, while another staff member’s phone said July 27 is “Arbor Day” and displayed a Wikipedia page.

    According to the website Cult of Mac, if one rewords the phrase, she’ll say that the gates of Hades already opened, doing so on May 14, 2005.

    There’s been speculation as to why Siri is giving this response. Some have said it’s a joke, while Cult of Mac said it’s due to a glitch in the iPhone’s Wolfram Alpha configuration, which directs Siri to give its response.

    Cult of Mac and iPhone owners on the Apple forum discussion said that July 27, 2014, has to do with “Chinese Ghost Month,” where according to legend, the gates of Heaven and Hell open. The month is on the seventh month of the lunar year.

    Some speculated it had to do with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    The May 14, 2005, response likely has to do with the opening of a since-closed bar or club named Hades in New York, said Cult of Mac.

    On Facebook and Twitter, thousands of people shared the apocalyptic Siri response.

    Siri, however, has given odd responses to questions in the past.

    Last month, there were reports saying that if you ask Siri a specific question about political views, she’ll display a Wikipedia page for former Republican Congressman Ron Paul, who ran for president several times. Like the “Hades” response, it didn’t appear for everyone.

    Several people posted YouTube videos of Siri’s response (see video below)

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    • GuyHoobs

      Well for one Hades isn’t the Greek term for “Hell” Hades is the Greeks god of the underworld witch is there representation of “Hell” except to express this comparison is wrong seeing as you are trying to compare two different religions as one, it cant be the “gates to Hell” because “Hell” is a Christian belief although they are similar (and one could argue the idea of the Christian “Hell” was created off the template of the Greeks and Romans versions of the underworld) they are different religions. As for the “Gates of Hades” those have been referred to by Greeks as portals to the underworld often depicted as caves or clefts in the rock.

      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

        Ben Dragon Sipariş duyuyorum…

        Judaic Bolshevist Mammonism (Baphomet) is no less a devil than Mahomet.

        Bir av tüfeği emmek gitmek.

      • ITR

        Actually, the greek underworld was called Hades too. Like the god Hel, has the realm Hel (different mythology), the god Hades has the realm Hades

    • abinico

      Yet another good example why I don’t, and won’t, talk to a machine.

      • Josh Mcdonald

        but you’re typing to one.

    • Morgan

      It’s quite simple. I asked Siri what February 14 was and she said “it’s Friday, February 14, 2014 (valentine’s day).” Then I asked Siri what July 27 was and she said “it’s Sunday, July 27, 2014 (opening gates of hades).” It’s simply some holiday that most people are unaware of in certain cultures. I believe it’s most likely the Muslim one spoken about in the YouTube video.

      • Rodrigo Armando Calderon

        Gates close on September 3, 2014 (ask Siri) that’s not with Ramadan

    • Name

      Per Siri the gates close again on 9/3/2014 so make sure you have supplies on hand for a month or so of praying ;)

    • Jodi Henry

      It is an Muslim tradition known as Ramadan, during which the gates of hell are closed and the gates of heaven are open. Ramadan in 2014 will start on Saturday, the 28th of June and will continue for 30 days until Sunday, the 27th of July.

      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

        Ben Dragon Sipariş duyuyorum…

        The Hebrew impostor, the decadent Goat of Kar, has been deposed in the great land of Egypt… Upon the Barque of Millions I stood stabbing the Apep snake from halfway across your world.

        Sodom Hussein Obama put on a yarmulke and prayed at the Wailing Wall… no Muslim would do this Miley Cyrus dry humping of demons like the Jews do.

        • http://www.julianajaeger.net/ Juliana Jaeger

          Meth. Not even once, Winston. Not even once.

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

            If the Iranians nuke Israel, the Palestinian scums die in the fallout… win/win situation

            If Bashar al Assad Pest Control is spraying for Salafist cóckroaches… win/win situation

            If Islamic countries execute more homosexuals… win/win situation

            FIGHT YOUR OWN FÁGGOT JIHAD… I WILL NOT FIGHT FOR YOU…

    • thokhan

      It’s obvious that’s when the iphone x will be sold,little do the buyers know that the battery is half c4 and suri the satanist will kill multimillions with one call.
      Enjoy your deaths you foolish basterds.

      • Madison~

        You have bad grammer, Some people in this world don’t deserve to die sweetie.

        • kwilson

          Erm….that’s ‘grammar’.
          You’re welcome.

      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

        Ben Dragon Sipariş duyuyorum…

        The Hebrew impostor, the decadent Goat of Kar, has been deposed in the great land of Egypt… Upon the Barque of Millions I stood stabbing the Apep snake from halfway across your world.

        Judaic Bolshevist Mammonism (Baphomet) is no less a devil than Mahomet.

        Sodom Hussein Obama put on a yarmulke and prayed at the Wailing Wall… no Muslim would do this Miley Cyrus dry humping of demons like the Jews do.

        • thokhan

          Where do you get your drugs and how much for a pound?

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

            Bir av tüfeği emmek gitmek, ibne Yahudi…

            • thokhan

              Let me try my from the mountain speech jabberwocky…see if i can out crazy the crazy…that’s you Winston:
              And from the heavens god spit his sunflower husks that turned to mighty stones smashing the emo’s a new cornhole.
              In his almighty absence he could not recollect where he left his cosmic chariot keys and decided to borrow the devil’s exo-skeleton.
              Shitzkophs Beebler and fiends caught a plauge and passed it along to the dead who bury the dead. So I’ll be Thor and I’ll be Odin, loki it’s your left eye I’m poking yes I’m omnipotent. 1984 and the ministry of truth wants its propaganda back……double plus good.

            • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

              Just how does a Jew get to heaven by dry humping the Wailing Wall like Miley Cyrus?

            • thokhan

              Well let’s see…I’m not Jewish, nor do I know the hurdles and obstacles to get to Jewish heaven?
              Ahhh if this is a joke…could you tell me the punchline?
              And stomach Biley Virus is a braindead twit with the moral compass of a pirate on its last peg leg!
              So what does a Buddhist reincarnate into after self immolation?
              A firefly?…One of those worms near a volcanic vent?…possibilities are endless with this game you play.

            • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

              Ben Dragon Sipariş duyuyorum… Bir av tüfeği emmek gitmek, ibne Yahudi..

            • thokhan

              17th century English republican Algernon Sidney, who called for the execution of tyrants and glorification of their assassins. Seems like an interesting fellow, research is needed.

            • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

              13th century warlord, impaled people of wooden spikes…

            • http://ord8LIV.wordpress.com/ KiriMasa

              Maybe this have something to do with the sixth seal?
              First the tetrad of bloodmoons is starting, then the sixth seal?

              http://wp.me/p3tGFm-4b

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

            How does a Jew get into heaven by dry humping the Wailing Wall like Miley Cyrus?

            • Andrew

              Bwahahahahahaha…I like that!! Gotta use that one!!

            • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

              Feel free to “steal” any ideas you find useful…

        • nikko

          who is you?

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

            As for the mountain of Bakhu on which the sky rests, it is in the east of the sky… A serpent is on the top of that mountain; it is thirty cubits long, eight cubits of its forepart are of flint, and its teeth gleam… Now after a while he will turn his eye against Re, and a stoppage will occur in the Sacred Bark and a great vision among the crew, for he will swallow up seven cubits of the great waters; Seth will project a lance of iron against him and will make him vomit up all that he has swallowed.

    • Sharyn G.

      Where did Siri go to school anyways?

    • Rodrigo Armando Calderon

      If u ask the question with the date of September 3, 2014 she says the gates are closed

    • Ryan Belanger

      Best internet troll here^

      • thokhan

        I model myself after the under the bridge troll,that’s a mouthful, Madison…wink wink…anyways…Here’s my 3 questions and I will let you pass, only after you give me your wallet.
        1.what is your real name?
        2.where do you live
        And
        3.what are your pin numbers for your assorted credit/debit cards…
        Thankyou….you may proceed…..

    • Luyefar

      I can confirm that this opening gate of hell is the first day of the seventh month of Chinese Lunar Calendar and the ghost festival is at the 15th. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Festival

    • Pat

      aw, I was hoping for a date. You are funny and I vote for you as best internet troll as well. I also would like to know where he gets his drugs but I think I’ll avoid them as he sounds kind of crazy…

    • Pat

      Once, I was driving home and asking Siri to call HOME. My son thinks he’s funny and he told Siri to call the owner “master” so Siri said “yes Master – looking up Fxxx (yes, THAT word) on the web.” I was so angry that she would say that when I clearly did not say anything close to that. I’m yelling at her “you stupid idiot, how did you get that ….. blah, blah…” I must’ve yelled all the way home. I feel silly now but I was so mad then!

    • 54andgoing

      it was a prank , a young boy was fired over it


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