666 (Six Six Six): Devil's Number?; Number Of The Beast?

JamesWhitehead

Piffle Prospector
Joined
Aug 2, 2001
Messages
12,136
Likes
8,875
Points
309
Were we all sleeping - we can't all have been! - when, about 100 messages back, the counter registered that we had posted 666,666 messages? :eek:
 

AlchoPwn

Public Service is my Motto.
Joined
Nov 2, 2017
Messages
1,601
Likes
2,183
Points
154
My favorite discovery regarding 666 is that when using a protractor to mark out a pentagram, 360/5 = 72. 72=66+6.
 

escargot

Disciple of Marduk
Joined
Aug 24, 2001
Messages
25,299
Likes
20,758
Points
309
Location
HM The Tower of London
This is the only 666 thread I can find so I'm posting this picture here.
It came up on my Facebook feed from 6 years ago. I snapped it with my first smartphone (the green cover features prominently) and it appears to be of the Devil's plumber's car.

Edit: the plate reads 'L666 LOO'.
 

Attachments

Last edited:

blessmycottonsocks

Justified & Ancient
Joined
Dec 22, 2014
Messages
3,103
Likes
4,443
Points
154
Location
Wessex and Mercia
As Revelations was originally written in Greek, the 1st and 8th letters of their alphabet are Alpha and Theta.
There don't seem to be many even remotely famous people with names matching those letters.
Author Adam Thorpe?
Actress Annie Thurman?
 

EnolaGaia

I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...
Staff member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
12,477
Likes
14,060
Points
309
Location
Out of Bounds
We have threads on this fascinating subject which I can't find. Tried various combinations of 666, Devil's Number, Number of the Beast, etc.
You're there now ... All posts from the thread in which you posted have now been moved to the oldest / largest thread on the subject.
 

JamesWhitehead

Piffle Prospector
Joined
Aug 2, 2001
Messages
12,136
Likes
8,875
Points
309
I thought I had posted this years ago. Probably I did, though not in this thread.

It must have been at least fifteen years ago that I glanced at the odometer on my crapmobile as it turned over to read 66666.6 miles.

I was on the A.666. Less than a mile of my trip over to Swinton was on the Bolton road.

The journey, thankfully, was otherwise uneventful. :)
 

Kryptonite

Stanley Unwin enthusiasty. Deep joy!
Joined
Sep 22, 2018
Messages
388
Likes
787
Points
93
Location
Glasgow
Many years ago I worked in the motor trade, and my employer bought about 50 new cars with consecutively numbered registration plates, the consecutive numbers ran from about 640 up to 690, but there was no 666 on the list.

When I pointed this out, he said he'd asked for 666 to be left out as, in his experience, vehicles with 666 on the license plate broke down more often and were involved in more accidents than other cars.

I've no idea if there was/is any truth to this, but my boss, a straightlaced guy who'd been in the industry for decades certainly believed it.
 

dejanmikic

Ephemeral Spectre
Joined
May 5, 2009
Messages
275
Likes
190
Points
59
Location
Bauhaus Town
Wasn't there a theory that 666 was an incorrect translation? And that that Lucifer's dialing code was something like 668? Or not this dimension again?
 

EnolaGaia

I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...
Staff member
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
12,477
Likes
14,060
Points
309
Location
Out of Bounds
I thought I had posted this years ago. Probably I did, though not in this thread. ...
Yeah ... Four times already ...

2002: (Honorable Mention)
RE: The A666
I do remember a slight shudder when I glanced down at the dashboard while at a junction on that very road and observed that the last three digits on the milometer were also 666.
Macabre Place Names
https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/macabre-place-names.2462/post-39949

2007:
The World's Most Dangerous Road

https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/the-worlds-most-dangerous-road.30579/post-730015

2015:
Return Of The Giant Hogweed

https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/return-of-the-giant-hogweed.53920/post-1520077

Routes of Coincidence: A Twin 66?
https://forums.forteana.org/index.php?threads/routes-of-coincidence-a-twin-66.59746/post-1523573

:evillaugh:
 

JamesWhitehead

Piffle Prospector
Joined
Aug 2, 2001
Messages
12,136
Likes
8,875
Points
309
:doh:

It does provide a time-line for the way an anecdote becomes fixed: without the intention to exaggerate, I can now distinctly "see" the full array of sixes. Vigilant readers will note that the 2002 post refers only to the last three digits and the sensible decision to keep my eyes on the road! :cooll:
 
Top