A 17th Century nun wrote a letter, claiming at the time it was dictated to her by the Devil himself. The letter has after centuries finally been decoded with help from code breaking software found on of all places the Dark Web.
The legend of the letters states that Sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione awoke after apparently fainting. When she did, she found several letters, which appeared to have been penned by her, that used an unintelligible mix of several ancient scripts.
The original theories of Sister Maria and the others at the convent of Palma di Montechiaro was that the penned letters were done while the Sister was being possessed by the Devil himself. And that they were a ploy by the Devil to get Sister Maria to turn from her faith and thusly turn from God.
Only one of Sister Maria’s letters from the 1600s is known to still be in existence, and for centuries has stumped both scholars and codebreakers alike, as no one could even begin to decode the wording or meaning. That is until now. After 341 years, researchers from Ludum Science Center in Sicily, with the use of an algorithm obtained from the Dark Web, was able to unscramble and decipher the letter.
The Center’s director told the London Times:
“We heard of the software, which we believe is used by the intelligence services for codebreaking. We primed the software with Ancient Greek, Arabic, the Runic alphabet and Latin to de-scramble the letter that is really is devilish.”
The letter was found to describe the relationships between humans, God and Satan. The writing is shown to be in a rambling and inconsistent manner. Because of the content of the letter, experts believe that Sister Maria may have suffered from schizophrenia.