In a series of events that are almost stranger than fiction, a secret message has been found in a classic painting that's over 150 years old...
Who doesn't love a mystery?
It's a genre that dominates movies, films, and TV.
But one story is absolutely baffling the world this week.
As a secret message has been discovered after more than 150 years.
It's a pretty crazy story.
And has the whole internet asking questions.
Like, how has this message been found after such a long time?
And - how did we find it now?
And what makes this mysterious message even more mysterious?
It's a pretty cryptic message - and many theorists are asking what it all means!
Ah, ✅ off the last thing on my bucket list with this info.— ✖️ (@asjm92) February 23, 2021
😱— John H. Petroff (@johnhpetroff) February 23, 2021
I’m glad we’ve sorted that out, it’s been doing my peanut in— Peter McLoughlin (@lastminutepete) February 23, 2021
Art , it shows the mind of the artist, it’s spilled out on a canvas, it reveals a creative Understanding of communication through visuals developing emotion.— John Dauz (@Chargedup1) February 23, 2021
Wait what— TomMaster (@realTomMaster) February 23, 2021
I am going to replicate that in a window of my next apartment .. like stain glass curtains .— Ella Mariposa (@MariposaElla) February 23, 2021
Everything about this painting really feels 2020-21— Angelé (@AngeleOutWest) February 23, 2021
I’ll never believe it!!!! It was vandalism!— cawoods court (@cawoodsct) February 23, 2021
I swear I can’t be the only one who’s scared of that drawing— DC30 (@mahiro_okazaki) February 22, 2021
Ohh sorry I actually missed the link below, i got to excited when i read the information.— zzz (@nonsenseline) February 22, 2021
Lol, that’s hilarious!— mcbrooklyn (@mcfeely182) February 23, 2021
Weird!😯— Thomas Sala 🙏💖 (@ThomasSala1959) February 22, 2021
Big discussion on the tiny writing (in pencil) IS MUNCH'S writing. He was hurt by the comments pppl made about him. His family did have an history if mental illness and a though he was depressed at times, he said he hadn't amental illness.— Patricia Efero (@efero_patricia) February 22, 2021
How things have changed regarding
The famous painting has been checked with infrared technology to discover the message.
And comparison with Munch's personal diaries confirms the writing is his.
The secret message reads "Can only have been painted by a madman."
Fans of #BritainsLostMasterpieces, #fakeorfortune & the role science plays in art attribution, may be interested in conclusions drawn from recent infrared scans to a faint inscription on National Museum of Norway's version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream https://t.co/ioeamP0Nsl— Plowden & Smith (@PlowdenAndSmith) February 22, 2021
The writing is without a doubt Munch's own. The handwriting itself, as well as events that happened in 1895, when Munch showed the painting in Norway for the first time, all point in the same direction," said Mai Britt Guleng, the museum's curator.