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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.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Somerton Man Code Page, Crossed lines completed

There are so many aspects to the Somerton Man Code page and so much that, for all the reasons, has been overlooked. This is image is one example.
                                                                                               Please click on the image to enlarge..
I have isolated the 'crossed lines' that appear at around the centre of the Somerton Man code page. These lines are the result of the SA Police having traced over indentations that they saw on the back of the Rubaiyat. You can see that I have highlighted two extensions to the lines that the Police at the time, given that they did not have the advantage of smart software tools, had missed.

There is something extremely significant about the way that these lines carry on and then meet again to be completed with a final X. Those with a signals or message handling background will immediately recognise what this represents, it is the symbol for ending one part of a message and the beginning of another, in fact I understand it means that the code above the line was the message sent and the code below was the message received. I stand to be corrected on that last point so please sign up and post your thoughts below.

For the record, these lines also contain evidence of miniature writing, the appearance of the additional lines and the X does not mean that micro writing does not exist, it's not mutually exclusive in that respect. It could be that the impression of a two part message was deliberately given for example.

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