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The Somerton Man Case. The body of a man found on an Australian beach close to a major Atomic Testing ground, he was probably poisoned, a copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and an unbroken Code page found and associated to him. Set against a Cold War background in 1948, was this man a spy? We think so and this blog focuses on the evidence that was left behind and in some cases missed, the Code page, Dry Cleaning numbers, A Poem and a small, torn piece of paper bearing the words TAMAM SHUD.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Somerton Man, Anyone for TEA? More Secret Writing..


To find instances of micro writing in a document or perhaps on a piece of material, is quite a challenge. Having said that  though, sometimes examples literally jump right into view.

This is one of those 'Jump Out' occasions, it is from the dry cleaning mark and this was found between the number 3 and number 0 on the last number set on the marks within the number 305-3/1.

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You can clearly see what appears to be the word TEA and above that in a semi circle you can also make out X6TK, beneath it are the numbers 835 but a little less clear.

To be fair, I have a super close up of this example and what appears to be TEA is in fact 7EA.

This dry cleaning mark has quite a number of examples of micro writing in similar formats to this. I will be adding more of the course of the next few weeks.

Another interesting post about the tools that the Somerton Man had with him and how he carried out his tasks in relation to communicating with his superiors and others will be published this coming Sunday, 3rd February. You'll be amazed.

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