Nostradamus' Graffiti in Salon

The following slightly revised article was first published in alt.prophecies.nostradamus as

Subject: Celebrating Nostradamus' 500th
Date: 23 Jul 2003 15:40:06 GMT
Message-ID: [bfma8m$2jt$1@freenet9.carleton.ca]
Keywords: Nostradamus, Anagrams, Fountain
One of the unexpected bonuses in finding more coded texts in as yet almost unnoticed publications by Nostradamus is the enjoyment it gives the decryptor, especially when the decyphered text not only speaks of the circumstances of the destruction of Paris, as would be expected, but also of the circumstances under which the hidden text itself would be found, by whom, when, and where.

Yesterday afternoon, when I began decyphering the 11-line Latin text below, I was not expecting to get all of that, only perhaps still another reference to the fateful August 13, 2017, in Paris.

What is most funny about the original text is that it was composed by Nostradamus at the request of the authorities of Salon in 1553, after they had decided to install a public fountain in the town. Nostradamus being already recognized as a learned scholar -- although he had not yet begun his literary career (despite the contrary opinion) -- he was sought to have his words carved in stone in an inscription placed on the fountain.

It roughly says: If the human genius had allowed the town's authorities to supply their fellow citizens with wine in perpetuity, they would not have had to erect at great cost and under the consulate of Palamede Mark and Anthony Paul the lousy water fountain seen here. To the Immortal Gods, Michel Nostradamus, for the People of Salon, 1553.

The coded text below is followed by its decoded counterpart.

01. ----------- SI HVMANO INGENIO PERPETVO SAL-
02. ---------- LONAE CIVIB. PARARI VINA POTVISSET
03. ------------- NON AMOENVM QVEM CERNITIS FON-
04. ----------- TEM AQVARVM. S.P.Q. SALON. MAGNA
05. ---------------- IMPENSA NON ADDUXISSET
06. --------------- DVCTA. N. PALAMEDE MARC-
07. --------------- O. ET ANTON. PAVLO CONSS
08. -------------------- M. NOSTRADAMVS
09. ------------------- DIIS IMMORTALIBVS
10. --------------------- OB SALONENSES
11. ----------------------- M.D.LIII

As is sometimes the case with Nostradamus' encyphered texts, its last line does not need to be decyphered, as it forms the natural end to the hidden text:

01. ----------- SI MON DIGNE SALON A MA PROPHETIE
02. -------- RACONTANT ICI LA FIN SI VILE DE PARIS
03. --------- (NON VN GROS T'IEN AN MEN À PÉQUIN)
04. ------------ L'AN MMVV SEPT EN MON ANAGRAME
05. -------------- MISE DANS VN TEXTE SI PEU
06. ---------------- ADMIRÉ PAR MON CLAVDE
07. ---------------- DANS SON BEAV TORONTO
08. -------------------- AVANT MM TROIS
09. ---------------- ET MES D ANS, IL BOIRA
10. -------------------- TON EAU EN L'AN
11. ----------------------- M.D.LIII

Quite true. Contrary to some other inscriptions by Nostradamus, I had not noticed that text prior to yesterday afternoon, July 22, 2003, before Nostradamus' 500th anniversary, although I had indeed seen it many years ago, in my beautiful Toronto.

Of course, there are many here who are of the view that the decyphered text has to come from me, as I am the only one to have restituted it. To this, as I am not competing in any popularity contest, I shall only say that it really does not matter how many people are of that view, my sole purpose being to reveal to the good people of Paris the fate of their beautiful city in "MMVV SEPT", or 2017, as seen by Nostradamus.

But you will admit, though, that it would be quite difficult to produce a different sentence by Nostradamus himself, speaking to the fountain in 1553, about the fact that if [his] worthy Salon has [his] prophecy describing right here the so vile end of Paris (not a big Tienanmen in Peking) in Year 2017 in [his] anagram placed in a text not much admired by [his] Claude in his beautiful Toronto prior to 2003 and [his] 500 years, [[his] worthy Salon] 'shall drink thy water in year 1553'.

I most certainly wasn't there then, did not produce that inscription which had not earlier appealed to me, but realized only yesterday that it looked like a statement by a facetious Nostradamus who could not have resisted the urge to joke about Salon's new fountain at the expense of some of his good friends, while at the same time hiding in plain sight, perhaps for the very first time, his secret about the fate of Paris.

Had I been a 16th century seer/prophet with an opportunity to hide in plain sight in 1553 the fruits of my earlier visions about the fate of the 3,000,000 residing in Paris on the night of August 13, 2017, that's exactly what I would have done.

Claude Latrémouille
Le 23 juillet 2003
APNCL#1370

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