The Voynich Manuscript has gathered a lot of interest over time. So far, no one managed to logically explain the mysterious origin of this ancient text and its purpose.
The Voynich manuscript was introduced to the modern world in 1912 when antique dealer Wilfrid Voynich acquired it. When Wilfred Voynich purchased the mysterious item, a letter accompanied the mysterious manuscript reading the following:
“Reverend and Distinguished Sir, Father in Christ:
This book, bequeathed to me by an intimate friend, I destined for you, my very dear Athanasius, as soon as it came into my possession, for I was convinced that it could be read by no one except yourself.
The former owner of this book asked your opinion by letter, copying and sending you a portion of the book from which he believed you would be able to read the remainder, but he at that time refused to send the book itself. To its deciphering he devoted unflagging toil, as is apparent from attempts of his which I send you herewith, and he relinquished hope only with his life. But his toil was in vain, for such Sphinxes as these obey no one but their master, Kircher. Accept now this token, such as it is and long overdue though it be, of my affection for you, and burst through its bars, if there are any, with your wonted success.
Dr. Raphael, a tutor in the Bohemian language to Ferdinand III, then King of Bohemia, told me the said book belonged to the Emperor Rudolph and that he presented to the bearer who brought him the book 600 ducats. He believed the author was Roger Bacon, the Englishman. On this point I suspend judgement; it is your place to define for us what view we should take thereon, to whose favor and kindness I unreservedly commit myself and remain
At the command of your Reverence,
Joannes Marcus Marci of Cronland
Prague, 19th August, 1666”
Ever since its introduction, the strange language of the manuscript has been analyzed by top code breakers of WWI, and WWII, but mysteriously, no one has been able to decipher its contents.
According to analysis, the writing in the Voynich manuscript contain around 25 different characters written from left to right. It was determined that the text was written fluently as if the author of the mysterious text knew the language to perfection, as opposed to someone translating the text from a cypher, who would have stopped after writing each character.
While the origin of the mysterious ‘book’ remains a mystery, carbon dating analysis of the vellum pages puts their creation between 1404 and 1438. According to the McCrone Research Institute in Chicago, the paints used in the Voynich Manuscript originate from materials which were commonly used during the 1400’s.
Now, a revolutionary new theory considers the possibility that the Voynich Manuscript is in face of extraterrestrial origin.
Because it contains a language that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet, and given the fact that the ancient manuscript depicts star charts that are unknown to us, the Voynich Manuscript could have been created by a being not from Earth, who during the 1400’s crash-landed on Earth and created the manuscript documenting life on Earth. Knowing that humans did not possess the necessary technology to help the alien visitor return to his planet, it is possible that the Alien visitor decided to chronicle his remaining life on our planet inside the manuscript.
While this theory is just another one in the long list that try to explain the Voynich Manuscript, given the fact that we have absolutely no idea what it is, or who wrote it, many people believe that all possibilities should be considered equally.