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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.

More..
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.

THE SECRET TO THIS TECHNIQUE IS:
SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE

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.



















10 comments:

  1. GC .. we know that every code needs a key to unlock it, do you think verse 70 might hint at what it is?

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    1. My money would be on the torn piece but your thoughts are valid as well. Verse 70 comes up well with the same treatment so worth taking a look at Alf's 70. We don't know just when the code was written but we do know that Alf wrote the 70 in the book some time after the TV interview.

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    2. Could even be the number in his shoe or perhaps one or more of the laundry marks?

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  2. Hi Gordon, I wonder just how many empty bleach containers Alf & Jessie had between them!? Is it 100% certain that Jessie actually wrote Verse 70 in the book or, did she just sign it as "Jestyn"? Clive

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    1. Hi Clive, not sure if anyone ever said/proved that she wrote verse 70. She only admitted to giving the book to Alf. All a bit grey. Good title for a book in there somewhere :)
      I wonder why the Boxall book was never examined by the Police nor, for that matter, was the torn piece ever forensically examined.

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  3. Tried it and got the same sort of results as you have. Can you still use the other methods as well as bleaching? What I mean is once you have done the bleaching are you still able to adjust the pic with photo editing? Did you use any back lighting for these images?

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  4. Hi Gordon, If the verse was already written in Alf's book by Jessie, a big "if"; why didn't they show that book to Jessie and ask her to explain what 'J E Styn' meant? Susie Boxall stated the book had no writing in it-did Alf write the verse in the book later, then even later the fig 70? Clive

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  5. Hi Clive, as per earlier, I cannot find any reference to Jestyn having written the verse so your comments are quite valid. Maybe worth asking the Professor whether there is any hard evidence that says that she definitely wrote it. Interesting isn't it?

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  6. Hi Clive, as per earlier, I cannot find any reference to Jestyn having written the verse so your comments are quite valid. Maybe worth asking the Professor whether there is any hard evidence that says that she definitely wrote it. Interesting isn't it?

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  7. Hi Clive, as per earlier, I cannot find any reference to Jestyn having written the verse so your comments are quite valid. Maybe worth asking the Professor whether there is any hard evidence that says that she definitely wrote it. Interesting isn't it?

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