Scientists revealed the secret of the famous letter in a bottle

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(ORDO NEWS) — In 2017, a bottle with a letter was found washed up on the coast of Canada. What it was about became known only after 4 years. Employees of the University of Quebec revealed a secret that interested many people.

Researchers are sure that this is a real letter left by a Titanic passenger. She threw it into the ocean a day before the disaster happened. At the same time, another study has shown that in reality the note may not be what the experts say it is.

The letter, made public in 2021, was written on April 13, 1912 by a little girl who was just 12 years old. She sailed on the Titanic to the United States from France and her name was Mathilde Lefebvre. She wrote the letter in French. It said that the girl was throwing this bottle into the ocean in the very center of the Atlantic. New York is only a few days away. If anyone discovers this letter, let them pass it on to the Lefebvre family, who live in the city of Leuven.

In addition, the letter stated that Matilda was sailing with her mother, Marie, as well as her three children. There are seven children in the family, but the rest are waiting for them in New York.

Specialists conducted a thorough analysis of the letter and established that it is genuine. In addition, a radiocarbon analysis of the cork was carried out, which showed that it was indeed related to the beginning of the last century.

After some time, scientists began to doubt the authenticity of the message and turned to psychologist Coraline Hausenblas for help. She analyzed the handwriting and made a statement that this letter is a very well-thought-out hoax.

The psychologist noted that in France at that time they wrote in cursive, and the handwriting in the message was completely different. Most likely, the person who composed the letter wanted to confuse the experts. Due to the fact that the letters were slightly tilted to one side, it gave the impression that the message was indeed ancient.

Hausenblas also added that the author of the letter most likely suffered from dysgraphia. This is a certain disorder that affects writing skills, but is not related to intelligence.

In turn, Maxime Goye, who works at the University of Quebec, says that one cannot reject the version that the letter from the bottle is real. In the future, this mysterious find will be further studied and analyzed using modern methods.


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