Usually, when you think about being possessed by the devil, your experiences are limited to horror movies. The Exorcist, Stigmata, and Paranormal Activity are some of the many movies that have been created to send a chill up your sign.
But, recently there has been movement on a letter that was thought to be written by the devil back in 1676. Allegedly, the “letter from the devil,” was written by a Sicilian nun named Maria Crocifissa dell Concezione, who claimed that she was possessed by Lucifer.
For centuries, scientists have been baffled at the meaning of the letter, as it was written in undecipherable coding. However, the 17th-century letter has claimed to have been decoded, thanks to a group of Italian computer scientists who put their brains together and used a decryption software they found on the dark web.
The message’s main purpose is to describe God and Jesus as ‘dead weights.’ The program allowed the team from the Ludum Science Centre in Catania, Sicily to unscramble the message.
“We heard about the software, which we believe is used by intelligence services for codebreaking,” said Director of the Ludum Science Centre, Daniele Abate. “We primed the software with ancient Greek, Arabic, the Runic alphabet and Latin to de-scramble some of the letter and show that it really is devilish.”
The nun who penned the later claimed that she had been possessed by the devil and he used her hands to write the letter and get the message across. She awoke one morning in 1676 covered in ink with a perplexing letter in front of her. The nuns who she had initially told, believed her and they were followed by generations of nuns who attempted to decode the message, which was displayed at the convent.
One thing that the scientists concluded was that Sister Maria may have created the language on her own, as it was a scrambling of the different alphabets which she had been educated in. Knowing this, the team used the software with all of Sister Maria’s known languages.
They were then able to decipher characters in the letter that were like the alphabets she was well-versed in. Soon the scientists were making sense of her words. Fifteen lines of the letter were translated and they learned that it mentioned the relationship between Satan, God, and humans.
Considering the letter is lacking consistency and not entirely understandable, scientists believe that Sister Maria suffered from bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, rather than what she claimed as being possessed by the devil.
In addition to stating that God and Jesus were ‘dead weights,’ the letter also said that man invented God, which is a system that works for no one.
Another sentence states the following:
“Perhaps now, Styx is certain’, which references the River Styx that divides the Earth and the Underworld in Greek and Roman mythology.
Sister Maria was originally born Isabella Tomasi in 1645. Once she entered the Benedictine convent at Palma di Montechiaro at age 15, she was rechristened.
The majority of commenters failed to believe the discovery…
“So we just take their word for it? It could be a shopping list for all we know.”