Some Fascinating Information Coming Out About the Fake Sister Lucy From a Linguistic Analysis of the 2000 Video Interview "Irma Lucia."
Dr. Chojnowski: A second Portuguese linguistic expert is pointing to the possibility that the imposter Sister Lucy came from the northern Portuguese city of Viseu and not at all from the Fatima region. Even though their preliminary report has not yet come in, here is some interesting information from the email correspondence:
The suggestion that Sister Lucy II could come from the Viseu area is not as strange as it may seem. Sister Lucy II did have a tendency to pronounce "ss" as "sh", which is definitely one characteristic of the Viseu speech (locals pronounce "assim" as "ashim", and also "Viseu" as "Bijeu", for example).
There is something else. The transcription of Sister Lucy II's 2000 interview, posted on December 14, is intriguing. It's not just the talk about kissing. The translation is correct and can't be blamed for this:
"Bishop: He’s coming on the 12th and the 13th of May to beatify your cousins. Secondly, the Pope wants you to be there.Sister Lúcia: But it’s not to beatify me! (Laughs)Bishop: Not to beatify nor to hit you (Laughs)Sister Lúcia: If he wants to hit me a bit.Other sister: Both of you have canes (Laughs). Both of you have canes. Sister Lúcia: I have my cane, he may be frightened of me (Laughs). Bishop: He also has one, he can defend himself well.
Sister Lúcia: He does, he does.
This is totally improper. If anything, it suggests that Sister Lucy II was seriously gaga when she gave this interview. No nun, however uncultured, would make such comments in the presence of a Bishop, and no Bishop would make a fool of himself like this. Bishops were at the time very respected hierarchs and would lose authority if they behaved so informally. Unless, of course, they were talking to a senile old woman who had to be humoured.
Dr. Chojnowski: For the readers of RadTrad Thomist more information will be coming out shortly in this regard. We have two translations of the the 2000 video and have a Portuguese linguist working on another. These reports not only are clearly pointing to the fact that the woman portrayed in this video does not match the biography of the real Sister Lucy, but they also point clearly to the possible identity of the imposter. Our investigator is finding all of this very interesting. But he still wants to do a DNA search and for that I need an extra $15,000. Our Lady of the Rosary, help us.