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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.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Somerton Man: Is this man related to SM? Striking resemblance and a Harkness connection

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Sometimes, if you're very lucky, you can stumble across an image or an article even that turns out to be significant. In this case it would seem that one thing quickly led to another and then another.

I should make it clear that I am not going to reveal this man's name or where he currently lives, in fact nothing will be revealed that would lead to his being identified. It's a matter of his and his family's privacy and also a matter of due respect.

Like so many other genuine researchers on this case, I have spent many hundreds of hours searching through books and online resources in an effort to uncover something that may be of use in the case.

During that process, some time ago I came across the image above and followed an information trail from there. I can confirm that this man, who lives in Australia and is of Scottish descent, has the same teeth and ear type as SM. I can also confirm that a person with the same surname as this man served in the same unit as Alf Boxall during WW2 and that there is a person with the surname Harkness connected to this man.

The danger here is that conclusions are jumped to without proper investigation, I am not implying that the man who served with Alf Boxall was SM but it may be that he was related to him.

There's more work to do on this and if anyone would like to take part in further research on this matter with the condition that we keep the information locked up until we have something concrete to report, that would be very much appreciated.

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  1. Hi Gordon, just wanted to make comment that your investigation into this case is admirable. Hope it leads to something concrete. Best of luck with the path you're following!

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    1. Many thanks Jenny, much appreciated. Some breaking news from Huffingtonpost, in their article today, they mention the telephone number found on the book. They specifically say it was written in 'tiny writing'
      That's the first time that has been mentioned and I am looking forward to writing the next post. Need to clarify this with them of course and where they got that information. Thanks again.

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  2. I think he looks like Jestyn and Robin.

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  5. An update for everyone. The research on this post is going very well with Byron and Misca doing an amazing job. A connection has been found which puts a relative of this man and Jess into the same local and with a mutual friend shared between them. More to be done and it is early days. Big thanks to Misca and Byron!

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