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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.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Somerton Man: Was Jestyn an Australian Military Intelligence Agent?

The short answer is in my view 'Yes'.

There is evidence in the images below that prove she was an Australian Military Intelligence agent and that she was trained by Alf Boxall.

The images below are the first of many that have been taken that show the presence of extremely fine micro writing in her poem that she wrote for Alf Boxall. It is highly likely that when she met with Alf and his friend at the Hotel and handed over the book, it was part of her training. She was specifically trained in the skill of miniature or micro writing, the same kind of writing that we found on the so called Somerton Man or Omar code page.

The writing is very finely done and is disguised in two ways, firstly the book appears to have been printed on a special form of paper that interacted with a particular kind of pen. The pen wrote in such a way that it was relatively easy for a trained operative to deliberately hide or disguise micro letters and numbers. It's extraordinarily clever work.

There is a technique that I used to get the micro writing to show up, simple but very effective. What it does is to illuminate areas of the page that have lain hidden for nearly 70 years. Fitting in a way because the quatrain that Jestyn chose was verse 70 from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayamm.

For the record  it is not only micro writing within the letters she wrote that has been found, there will also be evidence of invisible ink usage on the page. in the next post.

What you will see here is the first time that this has been viewed by anyone since Alf Boxall handed this copy of the book over to the interviewer all those years ago.

This image is of the number 70 which Alf Boxall wrote around the time of a Television interview. The reporter was a well known invetsigative journalist and Barrister. If you look carefully you will see examples of fine micro writing in both numerals. Alongside and to the right I have marked what I believe to be a string of numbers done in invisible ink or fluid of some kind.

As always a reminder that you will need to look carefully at these, the writing is extremely fine and quite faint but once your eyes become accustomed to reading them they become relatively clear.



Here you can see examples of micro letters and numbers in just about every location. If you look carefully there are instances of micro notes, one is circled and there are at least another 6.



This is part of Jestyn's signature, it is almost entirely comprised of micro letters and numbers and some invisible ink/fluid markings where quite a few little notes have been made.



Here's the rest of Jestyn's signature, to the left you can see the top part of the letter J and there are numbers visible there. You can make out more numbers in the straight section that joins the J with the stylised letter E. Quite a few notes scattered around this example as well.



I really wasn't sure where to start with this image, there are numbers, letters and words in many locations, within the letters and in the free space surrounding them there are numerous notes areas and number strings.


Some very fine and clever examples of micro writing in this image, note the delicate way that numbers have been formed and how they blend into the letter and pen markings.


 To my knowledge it is the first time that there have been any images or copies of documents shown that present microwriting in letters and numbers accompanied by other letters and numbers surrounding them.

It presents evidence that Jestyn was very likely an Australian Agent and she may well have been field trained by Alf Boxall.

There are so many more images of this document and others to be released, it puts an entirely new complexion on the whole Somerton Man case.


 I invite you to sign the petition so we can give the Somerton Man a name and hopefully return him to wherever his homeland was.

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