the heavily coded mystery
How was it first discovered?
Why should this be considered mysterious?
Where Did the Voynich Manuscript Come From?
This theory involves a list of people believed to have possessed the book at some point in time. A man named Roger Bacon is believed to have written the book before he was thrown in jail somewhere between 1214-1294, a ruler named Emperor Rudolph II is believed to have bought the book sometime in the late 1500s to early 1600s, and a third man named Athanasius Kitcher is believed to have been given the book to decode it between 1601-1680. This theory is very plausible but hasn't ever been proven.
This isn't just any one theory but a group of theories with the same idea. The book was possibly written by an accent civilization in the new world -or any place of the world really. The reason the plant and animals have never been discovered is simply, we just haven't found them yet. Whether they went extinct or we just haven't found them in the wild.
Like the second one, this isn't just any one theory. But this time it's aliens instead of a wiped out civilization. According to the theory the book was brought to us by aliens. Possibly to give us more knowledge about our universe or maybe even about life o their own planet. This explains why we can't decode the manuscript as it was written in a language out of this world. Pun intended.
Research and All That Jazz
Baez, John. "Voynich." Math.ucr.edu. N.p., 2005. Web. <http://math.urc.edu/home/baez/voynich.html>.
Hogenboom, Melissa. "Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Has 'genuine Message'" BBC.com. N.p., June-July 2013. Web. <http://www.BBC.com/new/science-enivorment-2297>.
Pelling, Nick. "Top Ten Voynich Manuscript Theories Decoded." Ciphermysteries. N.p., Aug.-Sept. 2008. Web. <http://www.ciphermysteries.com/2008/08/12/top-10-voynich-manuscript-theories-decoded>.