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Posted: February 12, 2010, 2:04 am - IP Logged

Thank you rdgrnr, that's mighty creepy. I'm happy I'm nowhere near NM. I've seen some funny things but don't care to see any while I'm

driving.

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    I drove the NM part of 666 a couple times before they changed the number.

    It's mostly in the Navajo Nation if I recall. Long, lonely, desolate drive thru the desert.  Didn't see any ghosts though! lol

    Not the kind of place you'd want to break down in at night though.

    Although not much of that area is a good place to break down anyway.

    Yeah, rdgrnr, there's just something creepy about it all. The NM state troopers in the all black uniforms, the highway was numbered US 666, the legend of Tucumcari, all adds to it.

    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

    Lep

    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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      666 is associated with the anti-christ in the bible, but if you check, the bible also uses the number 666 for 2 other references that are not associate with the anti-christ or evil. So it is just a number.

      Play it, it may bring you good luck.

      Don't Chase... Compare and Narrow

      The Cheaper the Cost the Higher the Profit

      Many Winners to You.

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        Yeah, rdgrnr, there's just something creepy about it all. The NM state troopers in the all black uniforms, the highway was numbered US 666, the legend of Tucumcari, all adds to it.

        I used to stay in Tucumcari after dodgin' tornadoes while travelin' west on 40 thru OK and the TX panhandle. Never failed there'd be tornadoes when I drove that route. Seemed like the weather would always clear up as you got into NM. I don't think I've ever seen Amarillo Texas without black clouds over it, LOL. I was always glad to see Tucumcari. Never heard about the legend though.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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          Thank you rdgrnr, that's mighty creepy. I'm happy I'm nowhere near NM. I've seen some funny things but don't care to see any while I'm

          driving.

          Yeah dr65, I've seen some things too but luckily they were friendly spirits, LOL.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

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            Here you go, from Wikipedia:

            Legend surrounding the area

            Legend has it that ApacheChief Wautonomah was nearing the end of his time on earth and wastroubled by the question of who would succeed him as ruler of thetribe. In a classic portrait of love and competition, his two finestbraves, Tonopah and Tocom, were not only rivals and sworn enemies ofone another, but were both vying for the hand of Kari, ChiefWantonomah's daughter. Kari knew her heart belonged to Tocom. ChiefWautonomah beckened Tonopah and Tocom to his side and announced, "SoonI must die and one of you must succeed me as chief. Tonight you musttake your long knives and meet in combat to settle the matter betweenyou. He who survives shall be the Chief and have for his squaw, Kari,my daughter."

            Tucumcari Mountain

            As ordered, the two braves met, with knives outstretched, in mortalcombat. Unknown to either brave was the fact that Kari was hidingnearby. When Tonopah's knife found the heart of Tocom, the young squawrushed from her hiding place and used a knife to take Tonopah's life,as well as her own.

            When Chief Wautonomah was shown this tragic scene, heartbreakenveloped him and he buried his daughter's knife deep into his ownheart, crying out in agony, "Tocom-Kari"!

            A slight variation of the Chief's dying words live on today as Tucumcari, and the mountain which bares this name stands as a stark reminder of unfulfilled love.

            Some credit this folktale to Geronimo. More skeptical and less romantic historians believe the word Tucumcari is a derivation from the Comanche word tukanukaru, which means to lie in wait for something. There's historical veracity to this explanation, since the mountain (actually a mesa) was known to be a Comanche lookout many years ago.

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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              Here you go, from Wikipedia:

              Legend surrounding the area

              Legend has it that ApacheChief Wautonomah was nearing the end of his time on earth and wastroubled by the question of who would succeed him as ruler of thetribe. In a classic portrait of love and competition, his two finestbraves, Tonopah and Tocom, were not only rivals and sworn enemies ofone another, but were both vying for the hand of Kari, ChiefWantonomah's daughter. Kari knew her heart belonged to Tocom. ChiefWautonomah beckened Tonopah and Tocom to his side and announced, "SoonI must die and one of you must succeed me as chief. Tonight you musttake your long knives and meet in combat to settle the matter betweenyou. He who survives shall be the Chief and have for his squaw, Kari,my daughter."

              Tucumcari Mountain

              As ordered, the two braves met, with knives outstretched, in mortalcombat. Unknown to either brave was the fact that Kari was hidingnearby. When Tonopah's knife found the heart of Tocom, the young squawrushed from her hiding place and used a knife to take Tonopah's life,as well as her own.

              When Chief Wautonomah was shown this tragic scene, heartbreakenveloped him and he buried his daughter's knife deep into his ownheart, crying out in agony, "Tocom-Kari"!

              A slight variation of the Chief's dying words live on today as Tucumcari, and the mountain which bares this name stands as a stark reminder of unfulfilled love.

              Some credit this folktale to Geronimo. More skeptical and less romantic historians believe the word Tucumcari is a derivation from the Comanche word tukanukaru, which means to lie in wait for something. There's historical veracity to this explanation, since the mountain (actually a mesa) was known to be a Comanche lookout many years ago.

              Pretty cool story Coin, thanks.

              Funny thing, I have a close friend in a town called Tonopah in AZ. I asked him what it meant once and he didn't know. Now I can tell him.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                Posted: February 12, 2010, 3:46 am - IP Logged

                Coin Toss, thank you..that's an interesting piece.

                lol..*skeptical and less romantic*...I'd lean more toward that side of the story. I just don't go for Geronimo's take on things..the you die, I die,

                we all die love/hate triangle.

                Speaking of dying...rdgrnr, the first time I saw dark, Texas storm clouds, I thought I was going to die. They all blew over, no incident (tornado) but

                those were some of the worst clouds I've ever seen. A storm one year in northern PA with swirling rain, cracking/falling trees, hail and howling, high

                winds didn't even give me the scare those Texas clouds did.

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                   Numerology is for superstitious and gullible folks.

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                    If your a little bit of a gambler such as myself the 666 comes up in one more place... If you add the numbers of the old roulette wheel you'll find their sum to be 666... 00+0+1+2+3+...+34+35+36 = 666... Hmmm, now that I think of it - if you were in jail (or prison) 6 times you might like 666 like this:

                    111 * 6 Times = 666

                    ROFL - 111 (Jail Bars)

                    Later all - Pogo LOL

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                      Pretty cool story Coin, thanks.

                      Funny thing, I have a close friend in a town called Tonopah in AZ. I asked him what it meant once and he didn't know. Now I can tell him.

                      There's a Tonopah, NV, on the road from Vegas to Reno, not sure of there's one in AZ too.

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                      Lep

                      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                        There's a Tonopah, NV, on the road from Vegas to Reno, not sure of there's one in AZ too.

                        Yeah, it's on RT 10 about 25 miles west of Phoenix. Not really much of a town to speak of. He has a nice view of the nuclear power plant from his front door, lol.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          Yeah, it's on RT 10 about 25 miles west of Phoenix. Not really much of a town to speak of. He has a nice view of the nuclear power plant from his front door, lol.

                          Ha Ha...This is too cool !

                          Sure is. I lived there for about 6 months. Right off of I-10. I worked at Woody's quick mart there, right next to the truck stop. It was a one horse town, and the horse only had 3 legs.

                          My roommate Clyde (an ex-Navy buddy of mine) was living there and I called him when I got out of the Navy. He specifically moved there from California...Irvine..... to work in the nuclear power plant in Tonopah. I think it was called the Palos Verdes plant. I applied there shortly after the Woody's market job, but turned it down because of personal reasons.

                          About 4 times a week, we'd drive to another town named Buckeye, just about 17 miles east of Tonopah, and hang out with friends. This was back in 1988. Man...you spark some good memories..... when I was better looking, thinner, and and YOUNG!....lol

                          BTW, back to the topic at hand, I bought some snacks on HIGHWAY 666 and the total was $6.66. It was also 6:66 PM, on the 66th night of June, 1966.

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                            "BTW,back to the topic at hand, I bought some snacks on HIGHWAY 666 and thetotal was $6.66. It was also 6:66 PM, on the 66th night of June, 1966."

                             

                            You must have had the same clock Scully had in that episode of the X-Files!


                            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                            Lep

                            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                              Ha Ha...This is too cool !

                              Sure is. I lived there for about 6 months. Right off of I-10. I worked at Woody's quick mart there, right next to the truck stop. It was a one horse town, and the horse only had 3 legs.

                              My roommate Clyde (an ex-Navy buddy of mine) was living there and I called him when I got out of the Navy. He specifically moved there from California...Irvine..... to work in the nuclear power plant in Tonopah. I think it was called the Palos Verdes plant. I applied there shortly after the Woody's market job, but turned it down because of personal reasons.

                              About 4 times a week, we'd drive to another town named Buckeye, just about 17 miles east of Tonopah, and hang out with friends. This was back in 1988. Man...you spark some good memories..... when I was better looking, thinner, and and YOUNG!....lol

                              BTW, back to the topic at hand, I bought some snacks on HIGHWAY 666 and the total was $6.66. It was also 6:66 PM, on the 66th night of June, 1966.

                              You think that was weird?

                              When I was there it was 666 degrees!

                              Man, it was hot out!


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

                              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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