Here's a calendrical conundrum to whet your conspiracy theory appetites this weekend:
• Start of First World War: 28 July 1914 or 28/7/1914 - converts to 28+7+19+14 = 68
• Start of Second World War: 1 September 1939 or 1/9/1939 - converts to 1+9+19+39 = 68
• Start of Russian Invasion of Ukraine: 24 February 2022 or 24/2/2022 - converts to 24+2+20+22 = 68
Who or what is 68?
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Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough. He now lives in a barn on a ley-line in rural East Anglia. His latest book is The Mysterious Wold Newton Triangle: Wraiths, Werewolves & Other Weird Tales from the Yorkshire Wolds (Haunted Landscapes Volume 2)
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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