We as a forum group have worked the Ransom Note handwriting up and down. Darnay Hoffman was all set with HIS professional, (the name of whom I have forgotten) but who was instrumental in handwriting comparisons in the Neurmberg War Criminal trials and who had wide experience and professional handwriting analysis backgroung. That proposed case never saw the light of day as I recall. Then posters here with some sort of backgrounds in the study, worked it back and forth letter by letter in the note. A very long line of EXPERTS have paraded through this case. I am wondering and have not done any research, going to leave it up to the readers here. IF IF everyone in America for example wrote the same words on a tablet with the same sort of instrument, HOW many of those samples would be inconclusive about just WHO wrote WHAT. What are the chances that given the example I have outlined, that maybe the outcome would reveal the same number of similarities as the note writer did to Patsy, AND to a much greater number of people? THEN another test using just the people who are known to be ambidextrous such as Patsy was, using the opposing hand write the same words and with the same instrument. I doubt that an ENORMOUS test of this kind could ever be done, but in fairness to any VICTIMS who could benefit from such comparables, HOW would or could it provide better information. No doubt with so FEW ransom notes ever having been written, that no such study has ever been or will ever be conducted. That in itself points a big finger, you know where. IF IF we can do it with DNA, it might be a worthy test. I am hoping that someone with time and ability can search this out while I am gone gone from the forum for a bit, and keep it alive in my absence, if my thought has any breath of life in it. With all of the terrorist things going on with Foreign Factions, it is interesting to note that they do not send Ransom notes BEFORE their crimes. What I have noted is that they take responsibility for what they do AFTER the deed is done and make their demands known at that time. BUT then Foreign Factions may all have a different code of ethics on what is done and who is to do 'it'. .