Voynich Manuscript

the heavily coded mystery

How was it first discovered?

It isn't clear when the manuscript was actually first discovered, but the earliest it can be predated to is 1912 when a man Wilfrid M. Voynich found the book in chest at Jesuit College. He bought from Jesuits and gave photographs to experts to have it decode the manuscript, yet no one could to it, not even to this today. It was then sold to man named H P Kranus for $24,00. Cranes donated the mysterious book to Yale University.

Why should this be considered mysterious?

The Voynich Manuscript is a 7 by 10 inch, 200 page long book written in an unknown language. The book is filled with images of plants, animals, and stars that haven't been discovered by science. No body, not even our top military decoding experts have been able to discover the message behind this book. A professor at the University of Pennsylvania has even been said to have gone insane trying to decipher the manuscript. This has lead multiple skeptics to question whether to book is a hoax but no body has given a reasonable explanation as to why someone would waste their time and materials for a book with no real meaning.

Where Did the Voynich Manuscript Come From?

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Research and All That Jazz

Despite the common thought that the book is a hoax, professionals believe that manuscript holds a genuine message. No one has simply been able to figure it out. Last year, a man Stephen Bax claimed to have decoded 14 characteristics in the Voynich manuscript's language but it's not really known whether he is right or not.


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