Did Michaelangelo paint hidden messages into the frescos of the Sistine Chapel? One former guide and now author of a new bestselling book which makes the Da Vinci Code's claims of 'truth' look like a senior thesis, sure does think so.
He's an orthodox Jew who grew up Catholic, has given tours at the Vatican for the past decade or so and has a firm hold on Kabbalistic, Jewish, pagan and Christian symbology--sounds like a would-be Robert Langdon, minus the whole Harvard angle.
The article is below. I can't wait to get my hands on this book--especially since it's claims are more truthful (if not entirely truthful) and the Vatican affirms that 'most' of the content is 'arguable in the least,' or in other words "wow, Mikey might have gotten us!"500 years ago, mind you...
NOTE TO SELF: Could be made into another excellent journal topic.