In a bizarre case of history repeating itself, 221B Baker Street, the address of the late Sherlock Holmes, found itself occupied by a resident who coincidentally went by the same name.
Holmes was a consulting detective of considerable repute in the later years of the 19th century and the appearance of a young criminologist who bore a striking resemblance to portraits of him caused a media frenzy across the world.
Was he an impostor, they asked. Or a great-grandson the world knew nothing about? (Sherlock Holmes had no known children.)
We may never find out the truth.
Text: Shivankar Jay