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VMs: Re: what hoax?
Details of an assassination attempt?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara Barrett" <barbarabarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 04 April 2004 12:19
Subject: VMs: what hoax?
> Barbara babbles;
> One thing a hoax has to be; and that is it must pretend to be something it
> is not, something that is well known and sought after by the victims of
> hoaxer. So the question struck me "If the VMS is a hoax, what is it a hoax
> I don't think anyone could have thought that a "mysterious book" on its
> would have generated much interest, certainly not enough interest to
> a high sale price, so to make it valuable the sellers of the VMS would
> had to have claimed that the vms was "something", and that something would
> have to be known to the victims: but what could that be?
> The only thing I could come up with that'd be (in)famous enough in the
> probable time frame was Nicolas Flammel's "unreadable book" reportedly
> to him by an angel which contained the secrets of the philosopher's stone;
> imortality and inexaustable wealth; and which he spent a great deal of his
> life trying to find someone to translate for him.
> Of course there's flaws in this idea (the lack of alchemical symbolism and
> metalurgey section for a start) but can anyone else come up with possible
> candidates for what the vms might be a hoax of (if it is a hoax).
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