The Hidden Message on Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' Has Been Solved | 22 Words

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!

​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."​

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.