This was an interesting photo…. Do you know the runic alphabet? Perhaps you can decipher what the writing says.
My mom took this photo about 20 years ago, deep in some woods, back by an old abandoned railroad track. When it was first taken, everyone who saw it spent all day trying to figure out what it said. At the age of 7, I was the only one in the group who figured out the diamond inscription was actually a year, stating: 1888. The rest of it we cannot figure out. It’s located right near what used to be a railroad track that went right through central Independence, Missouri. It appears to be in a language other than English. I’m planning on going back this spring to find it and get better pics.