A Coded Message Mystery

| by Alex Groberman

The good folks at Viral Nova recently came across a fascinating story.

Several days ago, a woman named “Janna” posted some items on Apparently, just before her grandmother died in 1996, she began filling out “dozens of index cards with random letters of the alphabet.” Janna, along with her cousins, believed that their grandmother was leaving them a coded message of some sort.

In the nearly 20 years that have passed, the family was never able to crack it.

Here is the card Janna posted:



After reviewing the information presented, a reader on MetaFiller was able to partially crack the code. Janna told everyone that her grandmother was religious, and someone suggested it might be a prayer of some sort. Surely enough, Janna quickly realized that the first line seen on the ‘back’ of the card was an acronym for the lord’s prayer.  

Our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name… For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Using the ‘acronym’ logic that was applied to the first part of the back of the card, Janna and the MetaFiller readers tried to decipher the front. Here is what they came up with so far:

Please keep us all safe and sound in mind and body, praise and glory Amen.
Please see that we are all happy and safe in our lives and in our work,
Please see that we ALOJTHTPATP,
Please see that we AGAOKWOCWAS and please see that we ADVGWAIIRARBOSAO,
Please see that we AHPPAAETWW,
Please see that we AHTPMAESTCWE.
Please see that all of us COOTIOWH all my prayers and please see that the pain does not hurt anymore,
Please see that we are all happy and safe, praise and glory Amen,
Please see that we are all in excellent health and please see that WARIEH.
Please see that TPAIDNBTVJEO any of us, praise and glory Amen.
Please see that we are HSAHVASASBTATWARHSFAOT,
Please see that we all HBPITNR see that none of the rest of us have to TBPM.
Please see that VCADAFLAFESJMPLGBGBMBA the rest of us RSSASFOHP.
Please see that WAGAVWWOA, praise and glory Amen.
Please see that EIFFAWAU.

Thank you Almighty God for PFG.
Thank you Almighty God for listening to my prayers and answering them.
Thank you Almighty God for everything, Amen.
Thank you Almighty God for everything, Amen Amen Amen

Can you crack the rest of the code? Janna also provided these random facts, in case they might be relevant:

-My grandmother was alive from 1927-1996and lived in Minnesota.
-Her three children were born in the 50s and most music in the house would have played in the 50s, 60s and early 70s.
-I do not have any of her other index cards, but my aunts may have some. None of them match each other.
-The card does not include anything that her husband recognized, there are no family member initials, etc.
-The letters Z, X and Q never appear. Y only appears in the last line.

Sources: Viral Nova,