The Number of the Beast - 666

 666 is a number that has created so much presumptions in one's mind. Movies, novels and other haunting documentaries play with human emotions using such symbolism's. People start avoiding anything that relates to this number, or even sequence 6-6-6. Medical experts have also given a name to such fear - hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia.

But how has such fear effected us? It's been bothering me for a while, and there is a reason for it. This is how the satanic number 666 has been bothering me for the past few days.

It all started on 28th August 2011. It was a Sunday, but unfortunately I had to be at the office. We(Me and Nakul) took a local bus to Technopark, Trivandrum. Something caught my attention then. A Volvo(KSRTC) bus, which had the number 666 engraved on it was standing right in front of our bus. I did not mind it the first time. But then this bus continued bugging me, it was like at every bus stop, it would come and stop right in front of us. After a while we lost track of that bus, but then to my surprise, another Low Floor(Green KSRTC) bus came from the opposite direction with the same satanic engraving on it.

We were kind of anxious for the next couple of hours. And a 10 minutes later we came across a bus with number 665A. We literally felt like the danger is moving away from us, or is it? Or did they even exist a danger? A few questions then popped up on me.
  • If there was danger, would it not effect the Bus driver first?
  • If I think I'm in danger, how about the travelers of that particular bus?
  • Am I going crazy?
This experience was nevertheless interesting. And it turned out to be even more interesting later. As we went on, I began noticing the same bus with 666 on it a couple of times. Now, whenever I come across such a bus, I point it out to my friends. And to add fuel into the churning fire, my Blog views got stuck at 666 for about 5 minutes the same night.

Last Friday(2nd Sept 2011), I had to stay late in office, and returned with my room mate. We were glad to catch a Low floor bus(again Green KSRTC) at that time, as it was too late. We took our seats, and after 10-15 minutes of my travel  I happened to look upon the bus number. To my surprise, it turned out to be 666 Again! 

Argh! It's Chasing Me! And to add to these coincident's, the very next day, at the very same time, I happened to see the very same bus, Again. And even today(4 Sept 2011), I got to see buses with numbers 667 and 665 all over. Is this anxiety what you call - hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia? Looks Crazy!

Update 1 - Today(05 Sep 2011). Again! This was extreme this time, I had two incidents when I saw two buses(one coming to my direction, and other in the opposite) with the same 666!!! Again! Now how crazy is that?

Update 2 - 07 Sep 2011, my last day at Trivandrum, and hopefully was my final coincidence travelling on a 666 bus. Yes, I happened to get into the same bus again...