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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, 6 July 2014

SOMERTON MAN: Professor Abbott's image of micro written code from Jestyn's inscription

Are these micro letters and numbers and if they are, 

who put them there and when?

You will see in the left image, quite faint but still viewable, what appear to be a set of letters and numbers, microcode. In the right image I used the color change tool to bring out the actual shapes of the letters and numbers so that they are clearer. Note in particular how the outer edge of the upright section of the 'd' has been used as a guideline for the set of letters and numbers. The numbers and letters do not fill the space between the outer and inner edges of the upright stroke. This is something that anyone can test out and if you would like copies of any of the images on this blog then please contact me.

This image is taken from a 'High Definition' video clip recorded by Professor Abbott and circulated, it seemed to me to be inconsistent that a video should be used as he had already stated to me that video clips were not reliable. When I raised that as an issue his response was that this was different because it was in high definiton. So, taking him at his word, the above is one of a number of stills taken from that video. I should point out that the video was taken relatively recently, within the last two years, whilst the images I posted in the past week were from an earlier scan which was provided by Professor Abbott.. This earlier image was from a 300dpi black/white Tiff file for those technically inclined.

As some will know, Professor Abbott has made numeorus comments in the press of late in the most recent of which he pblicly declared that he was highly skeptical of the notion of micro written code in the Somerton Man code page. He went on to suggest that even if it was there it would have to be proven that it contained something of relevance to the case. I am honestly not sure what he meant by that particular comment, from where I sit, anything we find, be it on the SM code page, Jestyn's inscription or any other item from the case, needs to be investigated and not simply dismissed out of hand.

I will be publishing more images and notes later this week time permitting.

For the record I have known Professor Abbott for many years and I admire and respect his academic achievements greatly. He is, I am sure, a good man and I do not doubt his integrity but as stated I am uncertain as to why he made the statements to the press that he did just last week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

GC: give the cryptologists more that 'consecutive' code ... a complete letter full of them. Before a cryptic lurker pinches it off you, deciphers it, and covers himself in glory.
56X 2RM 3 R5 ******
You know what that's saying don't you .. Come and get me. We should wish them good luck.