The number 23 is often considered an enigma or a mystery due to various reasons. One of the most notable reasons is the belief that 23 is a "magical" number that appears frequently in different religions, cultures, and historical events. For example, in Christianity, 23 is the number of Psalms in the Old Testament attributed to King David, while in Islam, there are 23 angels mentioned in the Qur'an. Additionally, 23 is a prime number, and it is the lowest prime number consisting of consecutive digits.
Furthermore, the number 23 has been associated with conspiracy theories, specifically the belief that significant events occur on the 23rd day of the month or that individuals or groups with significant influence have connections to the number 23. These beliefs were popularized by the book and movie titled "The Number 23," which explores the concept of numerology and the significance of the number 23.