Today is 6-6-(200)6, and they’re selling souvenirs, and partying in Hell (Michigan). AP reports:
HELL, Michigan (AP) — They’re planning a hot time in Hell on Tuesday.
The day bears the date of 6-6-06, or abbreviated as 666 — a number that carries hellish significance.
And there’s not a snowball’s chance in Hell that the day will go unnoticed in the unincorporated hamlet 60 miles west of Detroit.
Nobody is more fired up than John Colone, the town’s self-styled mayor and owner of a souvenir shop.
“I’ve got `666′ T-shirts and mugs. I’m only ordering 666 (of the items) so once they’re gone, that’s it,” said Colone, also known as Odum Plenty. “Everyone who comes will get a letter of authenticity saying you’ve celebrated June 6, 2006, in Hell.”
Most of Colone’s wares will sell for $6.66, including deeds to one square inch of Hell.
Live entertainment and a costume contest are planned. The Gates of Hell should be installed at a children’s play area in time for the festivities.
“They’re 8 feet tall and 5 foot wide and each gate looks like flames, and when they’re closed, it’s a devil’s head,” Colone told The Detroit News for a Saturday story.