Whitley Strieber and Linda Moulton Howe explore ideas about what might have happened at Gobekli Tepi and in the surrounding region 12,000 years ago. As they do this, they have one of the most provocative and deeply fascinating discussions ever recorded on this website. When they get into the connection between mysterious wheel formations found via satellite on the ground in Syria and the Voynich Manuscript, a door suddenly opens into our unknown and forgotten past that, quite simply, has never been opened before.
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The mysterious Voynich manuscript, housed at Yale University, has been thought to be a forgery by some scholars (none of whom have been able to decipher it) but recent radiocarbon testing shows that its parchment pages date to the early 15th century. The book contains rows of text scrawled on visibly aged parchment, flowing around intricately drawn illustrations depicting plants, astronomical charts and human figures bathing in what may be the fountain of youth.read more

When we try to figure out whether mysterious icons, such as the Shroud of Turin, are “real” or fake, we need to remember that there is such a thing as a genuinely ancient fake. One scientist now says the Voynich manuscript is an example of this.

Michael Woods writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that British computer scientist Gordon Rugg says the Voynich, which no expert has ever been able to translate, was created as a hoax 400 years ago in order to fool a king.
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