London - (Numerology Mess): The Illuminati's number crunching conspiracy theorists are shitting bricks this week ahead of Leonardo da Vinci's long-prophesied 557th birth anniversary on April 15th.
557 is the 102nd known prime number and has been used extensively by the CIA's cryptology division to hide unpleasant secret files about perverts in the White House.
"And 102 is just one digit after the mystical number 101," Prof V Smart of the National Security Agency's Parapsychology/Parasitology department commented.
"NOT that 101 is a sub prime - er....prime! - number in itself, granted," Smart added, "as in the fabled 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles as they are known, but close!"
Esoteric lore abounds with predictions that Leonardo, the ultimate Grand Master of the Universe and the world's greatest genius/scientist/alchemist/mathematician/ engineer/inventor/anatomist/painter/sculptor/architect/botanist/musician and writer - prophesied the destruction of Hellfire Club stooges working in international espionage surveillance.
The polymath's 557th coincides with an awesome Mars/Uranus conjunction slap bang all over his Piscean Moon/Jupiter conjunction.
Followers of rival polymath, the eighth century AD Persian alchemist/astronomer/astrologer/engineer/geologist/philosopher/physicist/pharmacist and physician Jabir ibn Hayyan say all this is hysterical nonsense.
Only time will tell, of course.