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Comment: I've heard from several people that if you call the number
"666-6666" on Halloween you get a special creepy recorded message. I've
never actually had the nerve to try it myself, and I'm wondering if it's
true.

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For what area code? Maybe someone with a lot of time on his hands can check every area code for the number... [Big Grin]

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Dan, wasn't that you who dialed Jenny's number in all possible area codes?

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Try it with 419 area code. It should work for both numbers. I know it works for Jenny's number. And 666 is an exchange in Rossford, OH. [Wink]

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666 is also an exchange in Akron, OH.

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666 is also an exchange in northern NJ.

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Jack Thompson's number begins with 666 (well, after the area code), which I believe is in Florida. If you don't know who is (lucky you), he's an anti video game kook.
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quote:
Originally posted by Zorro:
666 is also an exchange in northern NJ.

Westwood, right?
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666 is an exchange in Brooksville or Dade City in Florida - somewhere in Hernando County
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666 is also the area code and exchange in HELL!!!! [Eek!]

[lol]

Sorry, I had to!

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That is the number for a taxi service in NYC. I think 666 is the exchange for Hillsdale, NJ.

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I know a guy in Toronto whose number started with 666.

Of course, he turned out to be not a very good friend, so the number was strangely appropriate.

At least, it matched what I thought of him. Lousy little ...

[Wink]

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It's also the exchange for Towson/Cockeysville, MD which could be easily compared to Hell, especially during rush hour.

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666 is the exchange for Gresham, OR. There actually is a number in Gresham that is registered as 666-6666 (I used a reverse look-up to find it) but it didn't give a name.

On the other hand 777-7777 is a nursery/landscaper in Portland. Portland and Gresham are right next to each other - to the point where it's difficult to know where one ends and the other begins. It makes me wonder what the number for purgatory is.

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I suppose it makes sense for someone to register 666-6666 and then put a spooky message of some sort on it...
The Chicago Tribune's phone number is 222-2222 so my brother who works for them sometimes gives this out as his work number, but for some reason people never believe it's real...

Apparently the University of San Francisco also had the 666 exchange.

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I thought hell *was* in New Jersey? Or at least robot hell.

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quote:
Originally posted by Midgard_Dragon:
I thought hell *was* in New Jersey? Or at least robot hell.

[Big Grin] According to Futurama. Do I get points for that?

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Good news everyone!

Absolutely. Anybody who recognizes a Futurama reference deserves infinite points (don't spend them all in one place.)

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Michigian's Hell is the only Hell that freezes over every winter [Razz]

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Except for the one in Norway, I would imagine...

(edit) And the lowest two circles of Dante's vision of Hell are permanently frozen anyway...

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So Richard, there's a town in Norway too then?

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Regarding the OP, there used to be an advertisement when i was in my teens that started "Do you like to be scared?" and went on about calling some number, "If you really want to be scared..." I think my brother may remember the entire thing (he always went around repeating the commercial) so I will ask him if it gave that number.

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Well, I know that Freddy Krueger used to have an 900-number and there was a commercial about it,so maybe that is what your brother was repeating?
Info here.
(edited to remove redundancy.)

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quote:
Originally posted by cubbie:
So Richard, there's a town in Norway too then?

There is indeed... I know about it because my brother went there once and sent me a postcard.
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quote:
Originally posted by NeeCD:
666 is the exchange for Gresham, OR. There actually is a number in Gresham that is registered as 666-6666 (I used a reverse look-up to find it) but it didn't give a name.

On the other hand 777-7777 is a nursery/landscaper in Portland. Portland and Gresham are right next to each other - to the point where it's difficult to know where one ends and the other begins. It makes me wonder what the number for purgatory is.

Well, the area code for Purgatory is 970; after that, it depends on whom you're trying to reach.

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quote:
Originally posted by Richard W:
quote:
Originally posted by cubbie:
So Richard, there's a town in Norway too then?

There is indeed... I know about it because my brother went there once and sent me a postcard.
Hell, Norway and Hell, Michigan have much in common.

Although, we're the ones with the comic book

Aura - who went to Hell and literally only got a lousy t-shirt saying "I went to Hell and all I got was this lously t-shirt"

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Meh. There's no such number in Rhode Island. The closest you'll get to Hell here is possibly Onleyville.

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Our Hell is better than Norway's. We even had a party on 6-6-06.

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Try 606 for the area code. My husband used to live in Jackson, KY and that was his exchange.

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The University of San Francisco(Jesuit) used to have the 666 prefix at one time when I worked there my work number was 666-6666 I got lots of calls from kids playing with the phone or people sitting on their hand-phones. USF Giving Satan's Number The Pitchfork
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The subscription address for the NATIONAL REVIEW is P.O. Box 666, Mt. Morris,IL [Wink]
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quote:
Originally posted by Lainie:
666 is also an exchange in Akron, OH.

I remember several years ago, when I still lived at home, reading an article about a family who were extremely displeased about having the Devil's phone number, and their attempts to have it changed.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: I've heard from several people that if you call the number
"666-6666" on Halloween you get a special creepy recorded message. I've
never actually had the nerve to try it myself, and I'm wondering if it's
true.

I'm the type of person who would try that, just out of curiosity. And I think I will. [Eek!]

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Just a brief update- my brother visited today and I asked him about the old commercial. He did indeed remember the entirety but it was not a 666 number.

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