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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, 18 January 2016

SOMERTON MAN: In the beginning

Well, in the beginning of this blog, I set out to show everyone what the code page contained, I have decided to post the initial result of an image of the code page and just what it was that really aroused my curiosity.


I suggest that you download this image from here, look carefully at each letter and each line in turn. Starting from the first letter M which has a number of fairly clear letters and numbers. The first line is well laden with just the G being less clear.

Look now at the line through line 2 as well as the individual letters, line 3 is less clear but not without interest.

The two crosse lines are choc full of code, remember this is micro written so it's very small. Having said that the lower crossed line has some very clear numbers.

Almost every letter in line 4 bears code that is reasonably visible.

Line 5 and the left upright of the V near the top shows some numbers/letters., look closely at the SAMS and the T. Both the G and A carry good examples. Right down to the last underscore beneath the AR. The AR for the record was something I found some time ago and published it as part of a Pro Sign.

I will get back on this later in the week and I will mark up some specifics. As it is I think there's enough for a competent code person to make a start on what all these letters and numbers may mean and there's more to come.

This image was achieved using a simple and free image editing tool which comes complete with a set of tools that enable you to enhance and massage an image. The tool is Paint.net but you could also use GIMP or if you have the budget, Photoshop.

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