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What on earth is this? (Found outside my house)

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brooklyn66 Fri 10-Feb-17 23:22:32

Yesterday came home to find a bit of folded-up paper wedged in a crack in the fence wall bit (pavement goes right past it). Opened it up to find 2x2p coins inside unrecognisable writing - see pic!
What is this?

brooklyn66 Fri 10-Feb-17 23:38:48

oh hang on, not sure if that worked

TheBatPig Fri 10-Feb-17 23:38:53

It does look like its upside down but don't recognise the alphabet its written in (if it even is one). Strange though. I do know someone who liked to write cryptic notes and post them in odd places for people to find. Perhaps its something like that.

shggg245 Fri 10-Feb-17 23:39:00

Is it written with a pen, it's very neat? How peculiar. Weird.

SilverBirchWithout Fri 10-Feb-17 23:39:13

Looks like a type of spell to me.

Have you crossed any witches recently? grin

SalemSaberhagen Fri 10-Feb-17 23:39:30

Perhaps it is diseases, and I am double bluffing you. Now, to inhabit Gordy again!

brooklyn66 Fri 10-Feb-17 23:41:36

The paper was folded all around the 2p coins and folded in half and wedged into a big crack in the concrete at the bottom of our railings. I thought probably just kids trying out code writing or something! We do get school kids going past.

Anyway probably not much to report as this was yesterday afternoon and it was still there this afternoon.

Nursery gave us a red envelope with a chocolate coin in it for Chinese New Year so did wonder if it was something to do with that! But bit of a stretch...

PossibiliTea Fri 10-Feb-17 23:41:48

We need Jonathan Creek

I've googled it and can't find anything? Very strange!

Maybe ask a neighbour if they know anything about it, has anyone in your area seen anyone do it/cctv etc?

SquarePegRoundHole Fri 10-Feb-17 23:42:04

Is it one of those Geo stash things where people search for buried treasure'?

coffeejunkie123 Fri 10-Feb-17 23:42:19

If you turn the page by 90 degrees it looks like a very fluently written oriental language written top to bottom. The words are in the middle of the lines.

peaceloveandbiscuits Fri 10-Feb-17 23:42:47

It looks like it's been written right to left, as the words begin neatly on top of one another on the right hand side. I wonder if it's cursive handwritten Hebrew?

starsorwater Fri 10-Feb-17 23:43:13

It looks Russian, I think

TooSmittle Fri 10-Feb-17 23:43:14

Oooh intriguing. Can you take a clearer photo of the writing? Just a small section might be easier. I've no idea what it might be but I'd like a better look, see if it's in any sense decipherable or recognisable.

coffeejunkie123 Fri 10-Feb-17 23:43:21

Nursery celebrate New Year? Are you in a strongly Far East area?

peaceloveandbiscuits Fri 10-Feb-17 23:43:57

Having said that, I agree with coffee and the coins and it being Chinese New Year do add up.

Onemorewonthurt Fri 10-Feb-17 23:44:16

It looks like the same sentence over and over to me confused

PhilODox Fri 10-Feb-17 23:44:17

That looks like Ethiopian writing... pretty hard to tell, as picture is vv small on my phone.

Keeptrudging Fri 10-Feb-17 23:44:43

Is it shorthand? There are particular long lines/loops/short lines which remind me of it, people develop their own particular style.

PossibiliTea Fri 10-Feb-17 23:45:01

It's odd if it's kids though because it's neat, in paragraphs and looks like they are some sort of words it looks like it's got a meaning.

Watch now it's going to turn out to be nothing, someone blocking a hole in the fence or something lol

LittlePear91 Fri 10-Feb-17 23:45:01

It looks like the same thing written over and over again- look at the beginning and ends of each line!

Intrigued, hope someone can shed some light!

EyeStye Fri 10-Feb-17 23:45:13

Could it be shorthand? Doesn't look like most shorthand but look at this pic on google images of shorthand

WeeM Fri 10-Feb-17 23:45:21

Weird! It couldn't be shorthand could it? When my mum writes with it it looks like total gobbledygook!

Amithenormalone Fri 10-Feb-17 23:45:41

Showed my dh the picture he says it look like some sort of ancient handwriting

brooklyn66 Fri 10-Feb-17 23:46:33

Nursery celebrate any day, we had a koala and kitchen-roll-tube didgeridoo for Australia Day...
I might go and fish it out again and take a better pic.

WeeM Fri 10-Feb-17 23:47:18

A lot of crossposting there re shorthand!

BarFlyInThePeanuts Fri 10-Feb-17 23:47:35

They have written it with the paper upside down. Look where the margin is. Otherwise if you put the margin in the right place the letters are hanging off the lines.

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