The Demise of Drosnin

A shocking discovery has been made deep within the text of Moby Dick.

The great codes researcher Michael Drosnin, who pioneered the art of predicting assassinations using Equidistant Letter Sequences, is himself encoded in a famous book. And directly across his name appears the text "Him to have been killed"!

Yes, folks, using the method that Drosnin himself uses, and the text that he himself chose as a challenge to his critics, we find that Drosnin himself will be murdered in a grotesque manner.

Not only that, but many of the details are revealed as well.

The method by which the dreadful deed will be done

Mr Drosnin will be killed by driving a nail into his heart, which slices out a considerable hole.

The place of the murder

Mr Drosnin will be killed either in Cairo or Athens. Probably both places will play a part, but our skills in reading the secret codes are not yet advanced enough to say more.

The time of the murder

We don't know. The only clue in the codes is the expression "the first day". We think it means he will be killed on the first day of his visit to one of the cities mentioned.

The motive for the murder

This is very clear. The picture is littered with the words treasure hunter, liar, lies and rort, all of them surrounding the name of the book Drosnin has defiled, the Torah.

The names of the murderers

The names of two famous codes researchers are encoded in the picture, one of them twice!

Technical details

The code for M. DROSNIN starts at letter 812845 and has a skip of -25936. That is the smallest skip over a region of the book that is 47% longer than the whole of the Torah.

Are we serious?

Of course not! This "prediction" shares with all of Mr Drosnin's the property of being totally ridiculous. Patterns like this appear entirely by chance in any book.

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