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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, 1 October 2016


Verse 70 Unveiled

This clip shows the presence of microcode in letters and symbols of Verse 70 as written by Jestyn in a copy of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam that she presented to Alf Boxall at the Clifton Gardens Hotel in Sydney during Agust 1945.

The video is on our Youtube channel for the Somerton Man which you can find here.

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Clive has been working extremely hard and has produced some fascinating information on a number of people who are now on the short list of potential SM candidates.

We will be posting 2 profiles this week and we have to tell you that current estimates are that, of the original Dunera Boys, around 5% of them get close to the general description of SM. That would make 45 potentials from the Dunera Boys who remained in Australia following the end of the war, we are able to quickly eliminate some due to qualifying factors.

We should also look at other internees including those from Australia which would increase that number. This second category comprises men who would have had a close association with the Dunera Boys.

All in all, there is still a fair amount of work ahead which can be cut short when we find the right man.

Later this week we have the next major post on Tibor Kaldor, this post raises a number of questions and not a few surprises.

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