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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?

eatpraylive Mon 13-Feb-17 19:03:51

I can recognise the script of all 4 South Indian languages, this is definitely not one of them 😊

Stanleysmum01 Mon 13-Feb-17 19:24:01

Brooklyn66 I think it is a comforting doodle as I suggested before. My sons autistic so I know all about rituals (not magical ones) and patterns from him, he's only 5 but likes the way some words 'look' in a visual sense especially cursive y's. He will often repeat ritualistic behaviour to help calm his brain when getting overloaded in a sensory world. Nothing bad not because he's stressed just a comfort thing, because what you found was on lined paper suggests they do it alot perhaps have reams of the stuff. Also perhaps the coins in it just meant they like the way the paper wraps round it. My son does all sorts of odd little things and will 'hide' random items. You may find odd things in that spot in the future or they may not use it again as you discovered it, bit like Sheldon's spot on the sofa in The Big Bang Theory! That's my take on it.

oldbirdy Mon 13-Feb-17 20:46:59

I said back on about page 2 that it's clearly a ritualistic piece of 'writing' and not any language, like the poster above I have worked with autistic people who found comfort when distressed in writing out the same symbol over and over, this to me looks like a more complex version of the same process. Very similar in most lines and identical endings. Someone with autism or another condition where repetition brings comfort is indulging in a comforting scripting ritual.

Portland573 Mon 13-Feb-17 21:23:50

Hard to tell with relatively low res picture, but might be Klingon. Yes, the fanboys do get that involved.

babybabybabyooo Mon 13-Feb-17 21:33:11

Hi. I thought it might have been oriental :/

Oatplum Mon 13-Feb-17 22:21:56

How creepy this is! Notice too how it's not even written on the line how we are taught at school but clearly in the middle of the lines. If you zoom in some words look similar to English but not clear and it looks like it's the same sentence written over and over again like lines you would write for being naughty at school if you look closely at the start and end of the sentences. Aliens? Supernatural? What is the history of your house or area?

BathshebaKnickerStickers Mon 13-Feb-17 22:54:49

It's NOT a geocache. Geocaches have logs for finders to sign - kind of the whole point. They are also in containers

Ticketybootoo Mon 13-Feb-17 23:02:50

It's a bit creepy - love to know what it means if anything . Good Luck and hope you don't get anymore

rainbowstardrops Tue 14-Feb-17 07:30:29

Ooh has this not been solved yet?! Most odd. placemarking

rogl Tue 14-Feb-17 09:04:47

Has anyone seen the film 'friend request'? It looks a lot like the creepy writing from that

Fernanie Tue 14-Feb-17 10:55:53

I can confidently say that's not any natural human language. Unfortunately can't tell you how I know that as it will out me! (And no, it's not because I wrote the thing 😂)

splendide Tue 14-Feb-17 11:00:42

How on earth would it "out" you?

Couldn't you just say you're a linguist or an expert in language or something? Or are you an alien?

picklemepopcorn Tue 14-Feb-17 11:00:46

Not natural human language... Unnatural human language? Alien language? Monster language?

ReapAndSow Tue 14-Feb-17 11:28:44

Some of these suggestions are ridiculous. 😂 Bad handwriting plus a foreign does not equate anything more exciting I'm afraid.


Redpony1 Tue 14-Feb-17 11:31:24

I'd tweet it if you haven't already!

ShutTheFuckUpBarbara Tue 14-Feb-17 11:34:34

Is it just me who is totally intrigued by NoToast 's find and how it could be linked?

Driger13 Tue 14-Feb-17 11:37:43

Looks EXACTLY like this made up language I did when I was younger. I say 'language' but it was literally just squiggles on a page in the form of words. Always wanted to write a sci-fi book and make an actual language using that but anyway, doesn't look like anything other than incomprehensible scribble. Perhaps it's just kids doing it to purposely cause confusion, fear and panic?

QuimReaper Tue 14-Feb-17 12:02:07

Fernanie confused I'm with splendide here - that is a naked attempt to sound intriguing and gnomic, there's surely no legitimate reason you "can't say more as it will out you".

TiggyD Tue 14-Feb-17 12:11:28

I can't tell you what it means for reasons I can't tell you about. I can't even post here so I won't. Don't even know who Tiggy is. If anyone asks, I was never here.

Cinnamon84 Tue 14-Feb-17 12:17:00

How bizarre! Please keep us posted

witwootoodleoo Tue 14-Feb-17 12:27:24

Maybe Fernanie works at GCHQ and has run it through their magic language machines hmm

Fernanie Tue 14-Feb-17 12:36:06

@TiggyD ROFL!

@splendide @QuimReaper - sorry, no, you're right. I could have just said I'm a linguist! I was overthinking it in that, as a linguist, I wouldn't assume that all linguists would know that. Say if they'd specialised in speech pathologies or something. There aren't many of us in my nerdy, niche field. Wasn't trying to be cryptic, was just making things needlessly complicated smile (Wouldn't have been much of an "out" anyway - I never post anything particularly scandalous on here!)

@picklemepopcorn - by "not natural human language" I mean I can't confidently say it's not klingon or elvish or some other made up language. Those are out of my remit I'm afraid!

Fernanie Tue 14-Feb-17 12:37:15

witwootoodleoo - ah, you got me ;)

user1483699375 Tue 14-Feb-17 12:40:25

Fernanie - please put me out of my misery - its some gaming thing isnt it ????? I've got to know!!!!

BiscuitMillionaire Tue 14-Feb-17 12:41:30

It's waaaaay back up the thread. But it made me laugh. Only on MN would you get a post that says. 'It's not Elvish or Middle English'. Absolutely brilliant range of academic/niche folk on here.

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