New England Legends Podcast

Each week, folklorist, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, folklore, history, and legends of New England. If you give us about ten minutes, we’ll give you something strange to talk about today. The bizarre is closer than you think!

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The Voynich Manuscript

Updated 4 months ago.

In Episode 69, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger travel to the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut, to visit the enigmatic Voynich Manuscript. This 600-year-old book is full of hundreds of pages of writing and illustrations from an unknown author in an unknown language. Since its discovery in 1912, language experts and code-breakers have tried to decipher the meaning, but have failed to figure it out. More recently some Canadian software engineers applied algorithms that may have offered us the first crack in the case. But what does it say?