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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, 13 September 2015

Somerton Man: Massive Breakthrough, Verse 70 coded writing revealed in detail...

Massive Breakthrough..

This has been a long time in arriving but if you keep chipping away and learning about forensic techniques and the methods used by various intelligence agencies, something has to give and here it is.

These are just some of the images from the verse 70 poem supposedly written by Jestyn to Alf Boxall, I am astonished at the level of skill shown by the person/s who wrote this.

Let's be clear about it, this poem now proves beyond doubt that Boxall and Jestyn were involved in Intelligence work and that this poem may well have been a training exercise for Jestyn.

All I have done to reveal these examples is to take a macro lens close up of the various parts of the page showing the verse and without any form of additional lighting, just daylight. When you download these images, save them as a png file before processing them and for the main verse image set the size to 11.63 cms by 5.4 cms and the printer should be set at Best quality in greyscale.

I will be posting more but in the meantime, I will leave you with these images that tell the real story. They were taken using a macro lens and I have attached the original image at 300 dpi as supplied by Professor Abbott 2 years ago in 2013.

This is a significant breakthrough and it will totally change the SM story from this point onwards. Note that this image clearly shows the weave of the paper and note how the letters sometimes work with the weave and sometimes across it. It makes me think that this may have been a purpose issue of the book specifically for Intelligence purposes.

Here's the base image, you can download this from this page, right-click and 'save image as':



First image, the number 70 inscribed by Alf Boxall sometime after the 1978 interview with Stuart Littlemore,






In the image on the right, you should be able to clearly see the numbers and letters in the number 7 and the adjacent 0. Click on the image to view enlarged version
In this next image every single letter shown contains micro letters and numbers with traces shown within the dash from line 2 of the inscription. Click on the image to view enlarged version


On to close up image number 3 with more examples of micro-coded writing. Click on the image to view enlarged version

Image 4 with yet more examples of micro-coded characters: The cross bar of the T contains is worth close examination, click on the image to view enlarged version.
And the fifth and final image yet again contains micro-coded letters and numbers: Look closely in particular at the uprights of the various larger letters of the verse. It is now completely undeniable that micro code is to be found throughout  the documents in the case including the code page, the torn piece and now Verse 70 without doubt shows the strongest proof yet. Click on the image to view enlarged version.


Again, if you are having difficulty viewing the fine detail in these images then first set your printer to Best quality and set the image size to 11.63 cm width X 5.4 cm height. Use a camera preferably with a macro lens setting to take close up images of any of these images including the full verse

In closing off this post, it must now be abundantly clear to all that the SM case is one that involves espionage and that the techniques and methods used suggest that SOE may well have been involved certainly in the early days.




12 comments:

  1. Gordon: you say that the level of skill is astonishing, yet we have a young nurse in training and a middle aged, ham-fisted, thick-fingered mechanic. Neither stereotype seems likely to be able to have such a degree of skill unless they were born with it.
    Which reminds me of a small treasure of information DA sent me in earlier days. He wrote that Alf Boxall was a sketcher, and quite a good one.
    DA may even have a couple of sketches handy for a good mate, something for his blog.

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  2. Hi Pete, I think the level of skill is astonishing. Having said that I'll qualify it a little. I have trained a number of people in the technique and have been surprised how quickly some catch on, even at 10 years old they are able to write at .4mm without a problem. The real skill is in following a shape as in complex letter shapes and retaining consistency. I wouldn't be game to say that people have to be born with it but it does seem that if Alf was a sketching man then he would have good fine motor skills and therefore would have no problem thick fingers or not. It is the fine motor skill plus reasonable eyesight that are the key attributes in my view. Did you notice that Alf wasn't wearing glasses in the Littlemore interview?

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  3. What are the chances of Jessica having the same skill so early in her clandestine life?

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    1. Good chance, consider the trsong duration for agents, 15 hours on codes. A few variations to consider but it looks to me that 53 was the most favoured. Given that then it would have been very possible but it would be as well to check her handwriting again. It's quite conceivable that there was another person who actually wrote the code within the letters. What do you think?

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    2. Good chance, consider the trsong duration for agents, 15 hours on codes. A few variations to consider but it looks to me that 53 was the most favoured. Given that then it would have been very possible but it would be as well to check her handwriting again. It's quite conceivable that there was another person who actually wrote the code within the letters. What do you think?

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  4. Hi Gordon, Great progress! Wonder how did Jessie practiced as a "Sister" if she never qualified as a nurse? Part of a deal with "the powers that be" I wonder? Clive

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    1. Thanks for the comment Clive. According to professor Abbott she didn't qualify until the 60s. Not sure where she did that but it may be on record. Worth some further research.

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  5. Hi Gordon, Didn't qualify until the 60s?! Yet in the 1949 Adelaide telephone book she is titled as Sister J E Thomson. And she wasn't married either-she certainly didn't lack the nerve and, again, I think she did have friends behind the scenes. Clive

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    1. Could well be Clive. Don't know what the rules were on advertising back then. Plenty of nerve was a prerequisite for some jobs :)

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  6. This is Quatrain 70 from first edition of Rubaiyat....

    Indeed, indeed, Repentance oft before
    I swore - but was I sober when I swore?
    And then came Spring, and Rose-in-hand
    My threadbare Penitence apieces tore.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Tina, I have a pdf copy of the book by W&T which supposedly is a match for the Rubaiyat from this case. The Verse 70 in line 3, repeats And then, and then... I'll make the copy available for download.

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