Is there a "real" message in the Voynich manuscript?

The 15th century Voynich manuscript may be considered "the world's most mysterious medieval manuscript," and quite possibly a hoax, but a new study by theoretical physicist Marcelo Montemurro, published in the journal Plus One, theorizes that the book has a "genuine message."

Montemurro and his team used a computerised statistical method to analyse the text, focusing "on patterns of how the words were arranged in order to extract meaningful content-bearing words." He found that the manuscript is not a hoax. "There must be a story behind it, which we may never know," Dr Montemurro adds.