Throne Ormament from The Miracle of St. James Hampton, by Mike Walsh
James Hampton
Secret Writing

The Secret Writing

   Hampton kept a small notebook in which he wrote in an unknown script.  The writing has never been deciphered.  As of this writing, the author has found no precedents for the script.  Since both the script and the underlying language are unknown, the author shall do as is done with the Voynich Manuscript and call the script system "Hamptonese".

   Here is a typical page from James Hampton's diary:

Page 90 of Hampton's diary, from Smithsonian microfilm

   The text contains several odd-looking signs that somewhat resemble clasped hands (click on the first one for a larger image):

Clasped hands, notebook 113 (back cover)

Clasped hands, P63

Clasped hands, P10