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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.

Friday, 4 March 2016



Improved Images Of Micro Code On

Code Page Achieved

"Not only has this work been done to a high degree of skill, it has been expertly concealed and disguised to ensure that it would not be readily discovered..."

And The Same Goes For The Torn Piece

See Images at base..

Plain Image Close-Up
Cleaned Image Close-Up

Just to make it clear for everyone viewing these images. Ink does not magically 'organise' itself into sequences of, almost perfectly aligned, micro letters and numbers when it's applied to the surface of a photograph. It simply does not happen in that way,This work in myview was carried out by an expert in micro-writing. I feel qualified to say that because as some may know, I have made a study of micro writing as both a tradecraft tool and as an art form.

Work of this nature takes a great deal of skill and practice. In turn that means that whoever it was that created the examples shown here, be it Jestyn, Alf Boxall, SM or maybe someone else entirely, knew exactly how to create and arrange the micro code. Not only has this work been done to a high degree of skill, it has been expertly concealed and disguised to ensure that it would not be readily discovered. Disguising the code by hiding it within the outlines of larger letters is masterful.

The technique is described in the WW2 Special Operations Executive Manual, you can download/buy this manual on Amazon.


This has taken a long time but at last I now understand how to better uncover the hidden micro code beneath the larger letters on the code page. A big vote of thank to all those who have stayed with me and encouraged me all the way. In all fairness, even those who doubted also encouraged me in their own way :)

Below are some selected images from this series that I trust you will be able to view reasonably well.

This first one hows micro code in the Q,A and in the 'lines' to the right. Notice that the Q to the right is a little over exposed, can just make out the 35

Below is a slightly improved image of the code in the Q especially. If you look closely at the section of the crossed lines, you should see that the thicker, lower section, is actually two lines stacked. Via my camera lens, I am able to make out that their are in fact two lines of code within the thicker line. A clearer image appears at the top of this page.

Not too bad an image of the letter C below. Again if you look closely you should see that it is in 2 separate sections with the upper section lying over the lower section. It could be that this was written at different times and just may be it wasn't a letter C in the first instance.

Still a little grainy and blurred but a huge improvement and more to come.

                                                                                    It has to be said that whoever took the pics of the code page and then later went over the 'indentations, knew full well what was really marked on the page.


A similar approach to developing the code page micro code was used on the torn piece, the images here are opf the second l;etter M in TAMAM

On the left is a close up with strong LED lighting, you can see the outline of what appears to be writing across the letter M.

On the right is the same image and here I have used some image editing tools to 'lift' the darker areas.

The method was to take the High-resolution image of the torn piece and then using the colour changer, highlight the darker areas observed under lighting. At this stage I am uncertain of the nature of these images and will spend more time reviewing them and others from the torn piece which show similar markings but in a different orientation.


Anonymous said...

Hi Gordon, Great news-who would have thought the letter 'C' wasn't quite genuine!--Clive

Gordon332 said...

Hi Clive, That C is more than interesting, I hope you can see the overlap as indicated. It could be that the paper which was originally written on and subsequently left indented impressions on the book, could well have been shifted during the writing of the micro code.
Working on the theory that the said original paper was another leaf of the book which was later removed and referred to as 'back leaf missing' in a Police document, then it's possible that the lower of the two crossed lines where it appears thicker, was also the result of the original paper being shifted.
This discovery further negates the statements that the micro code is actually the result of the ink applied to a glossy photograph. For the record, I tested that and used glossy photo paper in the series of examples shown on this blog. You don't get anything like consistent micro written letters and numbers after applying a layer of ink, you just get ink layers that can be removed digitally or manually as demonstrated here on the blog. The appearance of one layer of code above another confirms that this is indeed micro written code and not the result of inking over.
Lots more to do yet including lightening up some of the darker areas.

peterbowes said...

Keep it coming,GC.

Anonymous said...

Hi Gordon, I'm wondering if the letter 'C' was an afterthought? If the micro writing follows each large Code letter, perhaps some micro writing was omitted by mistake hence the letter'C'-Clive

Gordon332 said...

Hi Clive, I think you are probably right. When you look at the letter C in comparison to the others, it appears smaller and a little too far away from the rest. The size issue could just be the overlay that we've discussed. I'll spend some time this weekend to see if I can cut and shut it to get a better idea of that.

Gordon332 said...

Hi Pete, There's more to come today, young Nick seems to be getting himself in a lather. Will put him out of his misery soon :)