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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.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Somerton Man: Learn about the new technique that reveals a Full Frontal 'code' page and more

New Technique Reveals A Full Frontal View 

of the 'Code' Page

I don't think that I can claim this as entirely my own invention, but it is a new way of using a very old, tried and trusted technique. More on that later,(See last paragraphs in this post), for now, I wanted to upload some of the images that I have processed using the technique. As you will see, we are now able to see far more of what really exists on the code page and by so doing we have lifted the lid 'good and proper' on what must have been kept closely guarded for all these years.

Looking at the image above and within the marked up box area you should be able to see the string of numbers with some letters. The significant point here is that because you and I see them then the Police or whoever else was involved in producing the code page must also have seen them. the knack is not to leave it in the solution for two long or the bleach will remove way too much and you won't get a decent result.

The image here is of the 3rd and 4th lines and the arrows indocate existence of micro code within the letters. In particular the A in the AQC sequence and the AMS in line 4.

In focus here are the letters AQ and again micro code is visible. Previous images of the Q are confirmed as containing micro letters and numbers. the letter A, in particular, shows a neat string of code in the foreground, I am confident that we can get a better and far more clear image than this. Then again, now that the method is known, anyone could do this.

I have done more work on the Q and will post that in the next day or two.

Every single letter and every single flourish or crossed out line covers strings of micro code if indeed that is what the tiny letters and numbers are. Given that such an effort has been and is still being made to discount these findings, you would have to think that this is indeed a massive cover up and you would also think that it must have been quite an important matter for this to be done.

I will publish more images from the code page shortly. In the meantime, I can tell you that you will be surprised at just how easy it is for anyone to use the technique so you can all see for yourselves. One last point for now, over the years much has been said about insufficient letters to be able to decipher the 'code'. Not now there aren't, there are hundreds of them and more than enough to keep Professor Abbott and his merry band of helpers busy working on the material for quite some time to come.

Nearly forgot! Here's what happens to the Tamam Shud torn piece with this technique..

A little more work and this will be improved but, for now, you should be able to just make out the string of numbers across the top bar of the T. There are many more letters and numbers in the phrase and more images will be posted.


In other words, it is common household bleach. It really has taken everyone, myself included, a long time to get around to realising this. What was needed was to look back in time and understand what 'tradecraft' tools they would have had at that time. Bear in mind we need to think in terms of everyday items that could be put to use and bleach was certainly one of them as was the stock standard pens and pencils needed to write up the codes.

The method couldn't be simpler. You simply take a photograph, in this case, a black/white one, and immerse it into a bowl or plastic container with enough bleach in it to cover the photo. The next step is to observe the process as the bleach does its work, I used my camera to get a close up and could see the changes as the bleach gradually removed the lighter colourations on the photo, first. It was important to ensure that the photo wasn't left in the solution for too long as the bleach would have removed a lot more than was wanted.

When you think about it, it's not a lot different to the 'Ink H' process posted earlier except this time we are using a B/W photo and removing shaded areas to highlight the darker places where pencil or similar had been used.

Interestingly there are references to this concealment technique in a CIA manual that was released in 2011. It spoke of hiding micro writing in borders around pages and column dividers. It didn't strike me then that they would have had to use some kind of chemical/agent to uncover the hidden codes.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Somerton Man: A Major Breakthrough? How the code page was written, Ink H Developed

This Is How The Code Page Was Written

The example above is of a line of numbers and one letter hidden behind a layer of ink having first been written onto a straight inked line, in other words, it is like a sandwich of pencilled characters between two layers of ink. I wrote the additional line above to give you an idea of the size which is around .8mm in height.

Next we have the same piece of paper and same lines of characters and numbers, this time, the piece of paper has been treated with a fairly strong solution of bleach to the extent that the paper becomes almost transparent and you can see letters on the underside of the paper. And you can also see the blue ink has now turned to a magenta colour and, importantly you can make out the letters and numbers that were hidden in the first image.

Two Break Throughs

Moving on, we are now going to see the finished item as far as the bleaching process is concerned and it does look as though we have something of a breakthrough. Here are two images of the same piece at the same stage of the process, breakthrough number 1 is that the image immediately below is 1200 dpi and is quite visible, image 2 is 400 dpi with very little discernible difference from the 1200 dpi image.

So, what is so important about the image dpi? Those who have been following the case and this blog will know that there have been a number of loud voices crying out in anguish about the fact that the dpi of the code page, 400 dpi, was insufficient to be able to make out any micro writing and, therefore there couldn't be any there. I await their apologies eagerly :)

Another breakthrough of sorts, and it does need more work, is the nature of the paper once it has been treated with bleach.Look closely and you will see a similarity between the actual code page image of the background paper and the images of the bleached paper above.

I am hoping that the detractors won't find it too hard to replicate what has been done here, effectively all that has happened is that the Ink H process has been followed using micro written letters and numbers, the results photographed and Voila!

I would like to encourage those who are avid followers to try this experiment, even our friends from Adelaide University. It is a simple but highly effective clandestine communication tool and a superb lesson in concealment of information in plain sight.

In the next post later this week, I will show the outcome of creating a photograph as above using glossy paper, then I will overwrite the micro letters and numbers with a felt tip pen and finally I will use the lighting techniques together with standard image editing to show how the whole thing comes together from the Ink H process to the recovery of hidden micro writing as per the code page.

What's really significant about this post is that for the first time to my knowledge, there is evidence to suggest that the technique used to create the code page was Ink H, a method developed and used by SOE, British Intelligence and at that time the method was secret. Further, the evidence also suggests that the code page was processed using the Ink H developing method again from SOE.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Somerton Man: Video V2, how the code page and verse 70 micro writing

Ink H In Action

The Code page and verse 70 secrets revealed

I will be uploading close up images from this video as stills. What's been demonstrated here shows you how code was hidden as it was in Verse 70 and the code page from the Somerton Man case.

What I have managed to prove thus far is that micro writing was a technique in use by numerous agencies, that Ink H was used by SOE in WW2, we have documented images obtained using proven forensic examination techniques that show micro code hidden in both verse 70 and the code page. The torn piece also shows traces of letters and numbers.

Apologies for the brevity of this post but there will be more and I will no doubt be upgrading this clip.

I would like to thank all the supporters that have kindly encouraged me and a special thanks to NW!

More images to follow. This clip illustrates just how micro-code is inserted into larger letters and lines. Please note that whilst you can grab images from this video, they will not be as clear from a video format. I will be uploading a series of still images later today that show the details.