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Possessed nun's devil letter in 1676 has been decoded

Monday, 20/05/2024, 13:28 (GMT+7)

The letter was written in the 17th century by a possessed nun baffled experts for centuries finally decoded.

A fascinating discovery has been made: a devil letter.

Written in 1676 by a possessed nun, this mysterious document has stunned experts for ages. With its cryptic symbols and letters now translated, capturing millions of people.

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1676 possessed nun's devil letter decoded, captivating experts and millions with its cryptic symbols. Image Credit: Getty

The letter was discovered on August 11, 1676.

Sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione, a 31-year-old nun residing in the Palma di Montechiaro convent in Sicily, was said to have been under the influence of demonic forces when she wrote the letter.

Discovered on August 11, 1676, Sister Maria was found on her cell floor with her face covered in ink, holding a document filled with a mysterious combination of symbols and letters.

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Sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione, a nun in Sicily, wrote the letter under demonic influence. Image Credit: Getty

The devil letter written by Sister Maria baffled researchers for centuries by an ancient alphabets.

Throughout history, scholars and archaeologists have attempted to decode the message within the letter. After centuries of analysis, significant progress has been made.

Daniele Abate, the director of Ludum, a historical decryption organization, emphasized the importance of understanding the psychological profile of the writer when decoding such cryptic texts.

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On August 11, 1676, Sister Maria was discovered in her cell with an ink-covered face, clutching a document of enigmatic symbols. Image Credit: Getty

In this case, it was crucial to gather as much information as possible about Sister Maria.

Historical accounts reveal that Sister Maria decided to devote her life to God at the age of 15, entering the Benedictine convent.

Abate's team speculated that the letter appeared to be written in shorthand, possibly indicating that Sister Maria had developed a unique vocabulary using ancient alphabets with which she was familiar. 

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Scholars and archaeologists have long tried to decipher the letter's message. Image Credit: Daniele Abate

The possessed nun's devil letter in 1676 has been decoded

To identify the exact nature of the script, researchers used specialized software capable of scanning and analyzing shorthand symbols from various languages.

Their analysis revealed that the nun's letter contained words derived from ancient alphabets, including Greek, Latin, Runic, and Arabic.

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The letter's shorthand style shows Sister Maria had developed a unique vocabulary using ancient alphabets. Image Credit: Daniele Abate

By carefully examining the repetition of syllables and symbols, a refined decryption algorithm was created. 

The researchers expected to extract only a few coherent words from the text but to their surprise, Sister Maria displayed a remarkable command of languages, resulting in a more comprehensive and meaningful message than anticipated.

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In the translated letter, Sister Maria criticized the Holy Trinity, doubted God's power to free mortals, and mentioned Styx's certainty. Image Credit: Daniele Abate

Within the translated letter, alongside denouncing the Holy Trinity as "dead weights," Sister Maria expressed, "God thinks he can free mortals. The system works for no one. Perhaps now, Styx is certain."

The inclusion of the reference to Styx, a river in ancient Greek and Roman mythology that separated the realm of the living from the netherworld, highlights the captivating of the letter.

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The translated letter strongly suggests that Sister Maria battled with mental health issues. Image Credit: Getty

Abate suggested that the translated letter provides strong indications that Sister Maria was struggling with mental health conditions.

The presence of the devil in her writings corresponds with documented accounts of her nightly screams and battles against the evil forces.