No matter what it says or what the strange drawings mean, the Voynich Manuscript is one thing for sure - a rich source of inspiration for this paranormal fiction writer!
Another bit of research took me to a source about early religious sects. One such group claimed that the story of original sin is all wrong. In their version, Satan tried to restore order. God upset the right order of the world. However, Satan ended up being tossed out and made the villain.
Something else interesting. I found a passage about Cain and Abel that included a dog. It is said that Abel's faithful pet remained by his body after he was killed by his brother to protect it from being devoured by scavengers. This allowed Adam and Eve to bury their beloved son.
What does all this have to do with my next book? Ah, the plot thickens! All of this juicy information is woven into the twists and turns of Into The Mist.