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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.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Somerton Man: This day in 1948...

December 1st. 1948

On this day 67 years ago and at around this time in the morning, the body of the Somerton Man was found.

Regardless of the differing views that exist as to the circumstances surrounding his death, I think that all commentators would agree that the day should be marked with respect for him and for all those who have dedicated so much time and effort into trying to resolve the case.

This man was someone's child, he had a mother and father and possibly siblings. He learned to walk and say his first words, he jumped in muddy puddles and played the games we all played as children. He went to school and possibly University. He had a job, maybe a wife and children. He was just like each of us in many ways.

How would you like to be remembered? Buried as an 'Unknown' person? Or would you like to think that, if this were you, one day someone would find the answers and see that you were named and perhaps taken to your home and your final resting place.

For me, in my heart my wish is that the day when he is finally named happens soon, perhaps even in the next 12 months.

But for now, I'll raise a glass and say 'Here's to you SM!'

Monday, 23 November 2015

Somerton Man: Code page micro set '283X', an Admiralty message dated 1944.

In the image above you can see a close up of micro set numbers and the letter 283X. I posted on this set a week or two ago.

After some digging, I have found what appears to be a most interesting result. 283X is apparently an Admiralty message dated 1944 and it relates to Top Secret Naval operations during that time. However, we do not have any evidence that these messages are genuine, provenance must be established before we can be certain of this.

You can read the full message thread here:

Is this a 'coincidence' ? Or is it another piece in the puzzle that might just give us a lead worth following?

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Somerton Man: Line 3 & Last line of code, clear micro numbers and letter

I found this set of numbers, 283 X diagonal, about 4 years ago. It is on the last line of the code page and it lies between the T and the M on that line being close to the base of the upright of the M. The size of these would be around .6mm in height. I used an onscreen magnifier to get a close up image.

There are more like this and sadly when I first published them on a Facebook page it was ridiculed and dismissed without testing. Well, here it is again for those who would not believe the evidence of their own eyes plus a close up of the P in line 3

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Somerton Man: The Code Page, Ultra Violet View

UV Views of last line of Code page:

taken of the code page under UV lighting showing letters and numbers 'hidden in plain sight' within the larger letters of the code. In my view this is an example of SOE technique, Ink H.

I find it more than a little disappointing that Professor Abbott has apparently not used the UV light approach when examining the code page. Never too late to put things right so if you read this, perhaps Derek you will at least spend some time using standard forensic image examination on the page. Oh and whilst were on the subject, you could also do the same for the torn piece and for Verse 70 as it is patently obvious that each of these items contain micro code and many more examples exist on the code page waiting to be revealed.. Have a great Day!

Somerton Man: This image says it all, Alf Boxall is well and truly in the frame

Alf's Little joke

This is an image of the number 70 that was inscribed by Alf Boxall sometime after the famous interview with Stuart Littlemore.

Whilst a little blurred there's no doubting what is seen here, a set of numbers inscribed into the 7 of the number 70.

This was a 10X close up using a UV light, the image has not been altered in any way.