Did the writer of the ransom note attempt to disguise his/her handwriting? Did Patsy Ramsey alter her handwriting after the murder? Susan Bennett (aka jameson) sold Patsy ramsey's handwriting exemplars to the National Enquirer a couple of years ago and we therefore can see examples of Patsy's London Letter and left and right handed samples. The National Enquirer used the samples to "prove" that Patsy wrote the ransom note with her left hand (I believe handwriting experts prefer to talk about dominant and non-dominant hands). In response to the suggestion that Patsy disguised her handwriting in order to write the note, jameson has issued a challenge for readers to substitute the 5 vowels with shapes and to try and write the ransom note. She wants to show people how hard this would be (and hence that it is a ridiculous suggestion). I propose that jameson's is a ludicrous analogy. The ransom note didn't have substituted letters for goodness sake. jameson's "challenge" is akin to asking someone to substitute 5 commonly spoken words with 5 different words and to see how long they can keep it up. This is a much harder task than to get someone to speak with a silly accent or in a "put on" high or low pitched voice and speak for a while. Most people would keep up a phoney accent for longer than they could substitute "certain" words. In fact - some comedians who do this are highly acclaimed for their skill. There is FAR more concentration required to substitute particular words or letters than to adopt an overall different style and maintain it for a period of time. Now, a better test would be this:- - Hold your dominant hand out palm upwards. - Push the pen - point down between the middle and ring fingers. - Grasp the pen as best as you can. - Try and write the ransom note. The altered writing style will come naturally because of the sheer awkwardness of the writing position and you can concentrate totally on the written content. Alternatively, if you can - try writing it with your non dominant hand. However, the above method (or any one of countless alternatives) would be quicker. Easy.