UK’s Daily Mail reports that Mobitel of Bulgaria had suspended mobile phone number 0888-888-888 because every user assigned to this line had died in the last ten years.

“The first owner, Vladimir Grashnov – the former CEO of Bulgarian mobile phone company Mobitel, which issued the number – died of cancer in 2001 aged just 48….there were persistent rumours that his cancer had been caused by a business rival using radioactive poisoning.”

“The jinxed number then passed to Bulgarian mafia boss Konstantin Dimitrov….. He was gunned down in 2003 by a lone assassin in the Netherlands during a trip to inspect his £500 million drug-smuggling empire.

Dimitrov, who died aged 31, had the mobile with him when he was shot while eating out with a beautiful model.”

“The phone number then passed to crooked businessman Konstantin Dishliev….He was gunned down outside an Indian restaurant in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia in 2005, after taking over the jinxed line.”

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Chinese regards the number 8 as very auspicious because it sounds like “prosperity” or “getting wealthy“. If you go to wherever Chinese are congregated, like Chinatowns, you will see many cars with license plate number full of 8s.

A mobile # with all “8”s will be auctioned off in China and Hong Kong for a very high price.

Why these unfortunate Bulgarians died in cancer or violent deaths with such an auspicious phone number?  Does the Chinese have a monopoly on the number 8?

There are a few possible explanations.  First, in Chinese numerology, the number 1, 6 and 8 are considered auspicious and “righteous”.  When someone who is less than righteous, like these mafia boss and crooked businessman, using this phone number with strong “righteous” energy would be counter-productive to their type of non-righteous energy and activities.

Second possible reason is similar to first one.  This one deals with user’s blessing.  These people may have enough blessing or karma for a few 8s, but not nine 8s! According to Yi-Jing (Book of Changes), too much of a good thing will turn to negative.

This 0888-888-888 phone line should be assigned to a charity organization and it will bring in more donations

Ken Lai

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