A ‘possessed’ nun’s 17th century devil letter has finally been translated
METRO UK – JEN MILLS
A letter written in code by a nun ‘possessed by the devil’ has finally been translated, more than 300 years after it was written.
Sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione wrote ‘this system works for no one’ and that humans invented God in the rambling letter.
She believed she had been taken over by the devil who was using her hand to write with in 1676.
‘God thinks he can free mortals,’ it reads, then refers to the river of the underworld saying ‘Perhaps now, Styx is certain’.
The letter was found at a convent in Sicily, where the nun had lived since she was 15.
She claimed she woke up one day and found the letter, with no recollection of who wrote it.
Scientists from the Ludum Science Centre in Catania finally managed to translate the letter, after running it through software on the dark web which is used by intelligence services to break codes.