Today is June 6th, 2006. For some people, the date means nothing. For others, 666 has great significance as News on 6 anchor Tami Marler explains.
For Jeff Hulstine, this day is very significant. It's his 26th birthday. For his co-workers, 66 of 06 means something else altogether. "I was a little concerned. I know Jeff pretty well. And I've been keeping my eye on him." Marilyn Stewart wore a cross to tease Jeff about his birthday. "With Jeff, I just felt like I needed the extra protection."
Ruth Van Campen: "666 you know, has anybody checked him out? So we did, we checked the back of his neck to see if he had a tattoo and we even checked up in his hair to make sure it wasn't hidden anywhere."
Tami Marler: "'So, do you think you could be the anti-Christ?â€ Jeff Hulstine: â€œI really don't think so. I think I'm just too nice of a guy."
In Hollywood, 666 is a prime day to roll-out the remake of a classic horror movie. The Omen features an angel-faced boy, who's revealed as the devil's spawn on his sixth birthday, 66 of 06.
The book of Revelation says 666 is the mark of the beast. It will identify the one who will rule the world until the apocalypse. "Jesus Christ, the anointed one of God, is the savior, the one raised from the dead. Anti-Christ is the one who's against him." Billy Joe Daugherty is pastor over the exploding congregation at Victory Christian Center. He says there are more important things to focus on than who, and when and where. "We live in a time of God's grace and mercy. And for me the important thing people should hear about this day, is that this is the day to turn to the Lord."
Jeff Hulstine: "I basically look at it as, no numbers have power over me and neither does Satan." All Jeff Hulstine's worried about is how he's going to celebrate his birthday.