When it comes to weird books, we’re not talking about the Where’s Waldo in which Waldo is missing from the puzzle:
We’re talking about books that changed people’s thinking, offered grandiose revelations, or left scholars baffled and dismissive.
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The Rohonc Codex was found in a library of a nobleman in the city of Rohonc, now known as the Austrian city of Rechnitz.
The nobleman donated the library to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. They later revealed that the paper used in the book was from the 16th century. To this day, no one has been able to accurately date the book or the name of the author.
The book is written in an unknown language or in code that no one is able to decipher. The illustrations in the book make it appear about various religious and war-related events:
Many believe that the book is just a hoax and does not mean anything.
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The Red Book was said to have been hidden for almost 80 years by the family of the author. It was written by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychoanalyst, and contemporary of Freud.
The book became public in 2008, in which Carl narrated his imaginative encounter with several religious figures.
Experts believe that the book explores the unconscious mind of Carl, during a period of 15 years, during which he entered a phase known as mythopoetic imagination.
Nostradamus wrote the book Les Propheties in the 16th century. The book is full of prophecies about modern-day events:
Some find these prophecies to be complete fantasy, yet some believe that Nostradamus predicted events like JFK’s murder, 9/11, and the rise of Hitler in hidden passages.
For example, the following passage is said to be referring towards the rise of Hitler; ‘A young child will be born of poor people. He who by his tongue will seduce a great troop; His fame will increase towards the realm of East.’
The Urantia Book was written sometime between 1924 and 1955. The book covers a wide range of topics, including God, Jesus, science, men, the meaning of life, and the philosophy of life.
The book included that Jesus was born out of traditional conception and did not perform any miracles:
It was bought to public attention by a couple, William and Lena Sadler, who said one of their neighbors wrote it after receiving messages from an alien or supernatural being.
Allegedly, the identity of the author remains hidden because those who sent the messages did not want anyone to know their identity.
Popol Vuh meaning ‘The Book of People’ was discovered by a priest in Guatemala. The book was written sometime in mid-1599 B.C.
Amazingly, it is written in the Mayan language, ‘K’iche’, and discusses the origin of life.
The writer of the book is unknown. The content of the book is quite mysterious and gives a new perspective on the origin of human beings:
According to this book, there was only the sun and sea before the existence of human beings. After this, the creator created animals followed by mud men and later wooden men both of which did not work out so well. Later men were made out of corn and while they slept, the creator made women.