Epilepsy, not epiphany, for St. Birgitta
24 Feb 2005, 20:16
Published: 24 Feb 2005 20:16 GMT+01:00
They believe she may not have had revelations, after all, but "could have been suffering from epileptic fits, which gave way to hallucinations", reported Aftonbladet.
A cranium alleged to be Birgitta's is being kept at Vadstena Cloister and in the 1950s it was discovered that it had a "small dent".
This is believed to be the aftermath of malignant tumour which, explained Aftonbladet, could have caused epilepsy.