Highway 666 Of Shiprock, New Mexico
Posted 11 December 2004 - 03:37 PM
Police records do indicate a higher than normal rate of deaths and accidents on this road.
Shiprock is in the extreme northwest courner of New Mexico, at the junction of U.S. Highway 64 and U.S. Highway 666. The Highway to Hell runs from Shiprock south to Gallop. U.S. Highway 666 is a two-hundred-mile-long road that runs from Utah to New Mexico through southwestern Colorado.
Posted 11 December 2004 - 06:13 PM
The Fight Over 60 Changes the Map
Following complaints from Kentucky and other States in the East that "60" should have been assigned to a transcontinental route through their States, the number "60" became the subject of the most protracted and bitter controversy involving the numbering plan. The compromise solution was to assign "60" to a route from Virginia Beach, Virginia, to Springfield, Missouri, and "66" to the Chicago-to-Los Angeles route. AASHO sent ballots to the States involved seeking approval. By August 7, 1926, enough States had approved the change for AASHO to consider the matter closed.
The change to "66" meant that the former branches of "60" had to be renumbered as branches of the new number. Therefore, the sixth branch, U.S. 660, became U.S. 666.
When the U.S. 60/66 controversy was resolved in early August, some additional adjustments were necessary to accommodate other changes that had occurred during the months since the Joint Board's report. Executive Secretary W. C. Markham wrote to the Executive Committee on August 11, 1926, to provide a copy of his letter to the State highway agencies involved in the 60/66 controversy notifying them that it had been resolved. He added:
In view of the settlement of this controversy it becomes necessary for us to change a ballot which you have already approved affecting New Mexico, and this is to advise that the ballots which I have on hand from you concerning this New Mexico adjustment will be changed to read as follows in the record:
"That Route No. 285 between Raton and Route 66 south of Las Vegas be numbered 385, and that Route 466 between La Joya and Isleta be numbered 570 instead of 460."
This change meant that U.S. 66 would have only five branches, but the fifth would retain its number, 666. (On the ballots, "60" was converted to "66" by a pen mark on the zero.)
Posted 11 December 2004 - 06:29 PM
Edited by I See Thru You, 11 December 2004 - 06:30 PM.
Posted 11 December 2004 - 07:11 PM
Posted 13 December 2004 - 02:03 PM
I'd love to hear some of the stories or accounts of the highway if anyone knows any
"Every living creature on Earth dies alone." - Grandma Death
Posted 13 December 2004 - 05:00 PM
I wonder if the road would have the same affect on the stories if the Road was called route 12 or something?
Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:53 AM
I've got this bizzarre fear of the desert and being in the middle of nowhere. Something eminently too creepy about it. 666 definitly falls into this category for me.
Nothing happened, I didn't see anything, except an excellent meteor shower. I swear I heard something recently about it being renamed completely just because of the superstition.
Posted 24 December 2004 - 03:53 PM
BTW, those people were also the reason behind my username.They called me that the rest of the time we hung out from that day on.
Edited by mardawg666, 24 December 2004 - 03:56 PM.
Posted 28 December 2004 - 07:56 PM
Posted 28 December 2004 - 08:25 PM
Yikes. That would be scary knowing you have a pretty darn good chance of becoming these dogs' dinner. They've got to be starving out there and well, they say we taste like pork
Posted 28 December 2004 - 10:06 PM
Lmao.. I would have wanted it too.
Posted 29 December 2004 - 12:40 AM
Posted 01 January 2005 - 02:13 PM
Such is the case of a man named Bill, (his name has been changed) a Salt Lake City native. "I was driving back home after a business trip to Alberquerue, and took highway 666 exit off I40 at Gallup. The sun was just starting to go down when I hit the 666. I've done a lot of driving throughout New Mexico, so I know all about the stories. They're everywhere, "Don't drive the 666 at night", "It's Satan's Speedway or the Highway to Hell", of course they say the worst thing you can do is drive the highway during a full moon. But at the time, I wasn't much of a believer, and I didn't even really think twice about the big fat orange moon that was coming up over the horizon." Bill wouldn't have paid attention to the moon at all if there hadn't been such a spectaular sunset. "Growing up in Utah, I've seen some pretty amazing skies at the end of the day, but I had never seen anything like this before. I mean these red clouds just came out of nowhere, looked like there was ink spilled across the sky. And when I say they were red, I mean they were really, REALLY red. It looked like the sky was bleeding.
He hadn't been on the 666 long when this uneasy feeling started to creep up over him. To this day, Bill has difficulty putting the sensation into words. "I don't know how to describe it, but it had something to do with a reall strong feeling that I didn't belong on the road. Like the sun was taking a really long time to set, and there was this incredible light was all around. It wasn't just the sky, the whole desert turned red, everything was different shades of the same colour. My stomach started to get really tight, and all I wanted to do was just get off the road right then!
Still more will finish!!! I promise!
Posted 02 January 2005 - 03:01 PM
I love hearing those stories, I remember watching stuff on it at various different times on A&E, Discovery and TLC ...i'm such a nerd
Edited by eblkhm, 02 January 2005 - 03:02 PM.
Posted 22 April 2007 - 11:01 AM
This route is featured in the books as a common highway traveled by the characters as the Navajo Reservation covers a lot of Arizona.
First, the statement made by the author of what a skinwalker is, is slightly misleading. In the belief system of the Navajo, anyone can become a skinwalker or witch when they commit one of the taboos of the Navajo. Incest and murder are two of them I can recall. I believe there are two others. There is no concept of an evil Medicine Man to the Navajo.
Second, the Navajo do not have the same belief in or concept of good and evil known to white men. The belief of 666 being associated with satan is a concept of white men only. So there would be no reason for any Native American - Navajo or other nation - to point out incidents specifically on a highway called 666 simply due to its connotations.
Posted 22 April 2007 - 11:41 AM
Posted 10 June 2007 - 10:06 AM