Back in the day I worked in an office at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York. I had a couple of people refuse to meet there because of the “satanic” address. This story from ABC News reminded me that some people really take the Bible much too literally:

Walter Slonopas received his W-2 tax form and found the number 666 stamped on it. Calling it a satanic omen, he quit his job.

Slonopas, 52, was a maintenance worker at a metal manufacturing company in Clarksville, Tenn. called Contech Casting LLC.

“I cannot accept this number. If you accept that number, you sell your soul to the devil,” Slonopas told ABC News…

The blown-out transfer quality only adds to the eeriness of this groundbreaking moment in television. A reverend performs an exorcism in aid of a Chicago couple plagued by voices and moving objects:

First Televised Exorcism! Recorded in Chicago, IL on NBC in 1971 with Carole Simpson interviewing the Becker family about their haunted home. Exorcism was completed by Joseph DeLouise and Rev. William Derl-Davis.