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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.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

SOMERTON MAN: INTERIM POST, POLICE REPORT COPY. UPDATED 17.30 23/09/16


INTERIM POST

Advisory:
NEW POST ON TIBOR KALDOR This Saturday 24th September: Another Code Found?

We are working hard at getting the next post out with more information on codes and Tibor Kaldor, it is taking a little longer than anticipated and so I have decided to post on a couple or reports that I think many will find of interest.

Below are two images taken from SA Police reports that deal with the Somerton Man case and include references to some names and to the Rubaiyat as well as the code:

This first document is all but complete, notice that it is made clear that the man's eyes were grey in colour according to this report and not hazel as some have suggested. It also discusses a possible ID of SM:





The following image is an excerpt from a larger report, it discusses quite a few aspects of the case, you will notice a discrepancy in the format and content of the code.

Of particular importance is the statement made that the back leaf of the book was missing when the Rubaiyat was found and yet it goes on to discuss the fact that the code was found on the 'outer cover'. That suggests that the back leaf was perhaps an inner page of the book adjacent to the back cover. It could also mean that the back leaf was where the original code was written using the outer cover as a rest where the indentations were found although no mention is made of indentations.



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