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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, 6 August 2015

Somerton Man: Never Before Seen, A Most Revealing View of the Code Page

 A Code Page Image Never Previously Seen 

This is a most interesting view of the code page and it's the first in a series of new images that will be posted here over the coming days.

Look at the individual letters carefully and you will see the many outlines of letters and numbers within each of the larger letters and even the supposed crossed out lines and flourishes. You may even make out what appear to be words. For example take a close look at the first letter M in the last line.

Back over the next few days with more...


Anonymous said...

Hi there. Thanks for this blog, it's great to see someone pursuing answers to this great Australian mystery, and I check for your new posts often. Just a thought, has anyone entertained the idea that the code may be ballet choreography notation of some sort? Possibly a type of notation that the Somerton Man created himself as a type of shorthand? So many things point towards him possibly being involved in ballet, perhaps he was creating a dance for the mother of his child, his one true love, the woman that in the end turned him away due to her current relationship status? Apologies if I digress from this post of yours, it's just a thought of mine that I have been keen to put out there.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gordon, On line 4 the letter "B" looks like the figure 3? and strange how both lines 4 & 5 seem less feint than the first three lines. Clive

Anoymous: Check out Pete Bowe's Somerton Man site re French Ballet-he seems to have a similar notion!

Gordon332 said...

Clive, the image is quite different. It's actually an ELA image, a forensic tool used to pick up any altered data as in where someone may have fudged a result by adding or changing an image. This one shows no such issues. By default though it does seem to have picked up some unusual features as you suggest. As a result I went back and had a closer look and I would agree trhat it looks like a 3 on pine 4. Further, if you you look at the 'I' notice how elongated it is in comparison to the I other letters I on the page? Could even be construed as a forward slash making the set read ML/30. Another aspect that I found to be of interest is the apperance of quite dark markings in various locations particularly emenating from the letter D and diagonally downwards to the right. There are other similar markings. No idea what they may be just yet.

Annonymous, I agree with Clive that a trip to Pete Bowes's site,, is probably the best bet, whilst I appreciate your views and comments, I tend to focus more on aspect of physical evidence than examining theories of different kinds and Pete Bowes does that well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gordon, Perhaps the first few letters on Line 4 read as: "Man/Melbourne Left In Afternoon 30" (th) This is pure speculation that the SM arrived in Adelaide from Melbourne. Clive