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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?

HerRoyalFattyness Mon 20-Feb-17 07:39:31

So there's plenty of theories (mostly saying it's a spell) but still no one can translate? Frustrating!

ArgyMargy Mon 20-Feb-17 08:00:03

Someone way upthread suggested Myanmar - have you checked that out OP?

mygorgeousmilo Mon 20-Feb-17 08:08:03

It's not from Myanmar. I'm always saying to people that my knowledge of SE Asian languages is bloody useless - not today! grin it isn't from either Burma, Laos, or Thailand. Nothing coming from a Pali or Sanskrit origin. They have tall bits that go up and over, and long bits that go under, and it doesn't do that strange floating in the middle of the page either.

mygorgeousmilo Mon 20-Feb-17 08:08:37

*Middle of the lines I mean

Pandamanda3 Mon 20-Feb-17 08:46:50

Seen a program few weeks back about and the Black Death, one of those random things on tv when your waiting for next program to start, on it they were trying to map out and locate all the graves of all the victims. As there were so many apparently they were all laid in mass sites in specific ways and arciologists (excuse spelling) were digging up and investigating DNa of the bones to understand more about the illness.
In the program they also looked at documents found and preserved that were kept in respect of the dead like a death register, family tree etc.. And I can't help but notice that the writing in the register was so similar to this in your letter? They said it would have been written in a very specific style and only by somebody who was specifically trained in that style to write it. Commenting that each insert looked identical and it was very difficult to understand, it needed to be interpreted by somebody who studied a particular writing method, but it just looked identical to the style in this picture very big swoops and loops of letters and seems to look repeated in a way.
Bizzar to say the least but I wonder if it could be similar some sort of old Victorian writing, method or similar, sure program would be on again

Just a thought, pretty random but it stuck me a spookily similar op!!!

AYankinSpanx Wed 22-Feb-17 20:22:56

Any more on this OP?

clairethewitch70 Wed 22-Feb-17 21:07:27

Lots of magical alphabets here

QuimReaper Wed 01-Mar-17 16:40:18

Any more on this...?

SpartaCarcass Sat 04-Mar-17 14:27:04

My DD and friend were playing school together today. They wrote whole pages of made-up writing. It looked strikingly similar to your page. So I'm betting it is an invented writing scrawl:

brooklyn66 Sat 04-Mar-17 14:42:40

Nothing much more to update, I'm afraid. My neighbours had never seen anything like it. They were going to ask on social media as well. We do know that some neighbours have mental health issues, although to my very untrained eye this doesn't seem like their sort of thing if you know what I mean.
I had thought it was kids but the other poster who found something similar so long again has made me reconsider that, so I am thinking hypergraphia or similar - obviously made-up languages can be done by any age!
spartacarcass thanks for posting that, it's interesting and yes very similar, less neat or 'considered' though.

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