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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.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Somerton Man: Code letters reveal massive information

As followers would be aware much has been published about the 'code page' and the letters found on it.

In recent weeks I have spent a good deal of time researching ways to imrpove the visibility of the individual letters and to more precise, what lies beneath them. There is more work to be done but I thought that these images would be a good starting point to share.



The good news is that I have found a way in which the letter images can be filtered and the image above shows the result of one of the first efforts made to 'clean' the images so that we can see what the Police traced over. the main focus here is the letter Q and in this image you should be able to the outlines of a some numbers and letters, you can also make out impressions within the A and the C as well as more outlines that appear to be in the two lines above these letters.


In the image above you will see the letters AMS from the last line of the code page. You will be able to see many outlines in each of the letters but in particular the letter S, here you should be able to decipher some of what you see.

I will be posting more images over the next few days along with a description of how this was done and why together with some further filter improved images..


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