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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.
Sunday, 12 February 2017
SOMERTON MAN: EVERY LINE ON THE CODE PAGE BEGINS WITH THE LETTER 'M', EXCEPT ONE...
How many times have we looked at this page?
What do you see?
If we take a lesson from this page we see that every line begins with M except the last line... But is that correct?
We've looked at this page so many times and every time I look at it I see something more. Here's what I see now:
MLIAOI LINE THROUGH
CROSSED LINES WITH X
MLIABO AIAQC MISSING LETTER?
MSTGAR FLOURISH BENEATH THE R
FLOURISH AT THE BASE OF THE PAGE
That I believe is the original format of what we see handwritten on the code page. The break appears to be on the line VTT. The V in Pro Sign terms indicates 'MESSAGE FROM'
I also see what appears to be a space between the O and the A in line 5.
So why was the code page written in the way it was? I think it's because there simply wasn't enough room to write the letters at the height they were in their original format. So, if they wrote it out as I suggest above, the page would have to be 1.5 times as long to accommodate it.
I am also convinced and have shown many times on this page how each letter contains microcode. thus they had to be of a minimum size in order for that to be done.
Look at it again, 26 letters appear before the two crossed lines and 24 after them.
BUT, the line apparently drawn through line two, was it drawn before the letters or after them? How would you know? Was it really a crossed out line or has everyone simply jumped to a conclusion? Remember that the Police overwrote the indentations they saw on the page. Why is that important, mark and note this please, it will be important when the time comes?
What about the two crossed lines and the X in the middle? They also contain microcode as do the flourishes at the base of the page.
Add all the coded letters and lines up again. Prior to the VTT line there are now 28 code carrying lines/letters if we accept that the upper part 'owns' one of the two crossed lines in the centre.
If we apply the same rule to the last half we find that, including the lower crossed line and the flourish beneath the R as well as the flourish at the base of the page, it also has 28 code carrying lines/letters.
Now apply the Pro Sign information in the US Army manual to the letters and what you have is a set of instructions, it is that because the real code is within the letters and lines.
I can hear the eyebrows raising, just remember that we are dealing with real experts in their field who were masters at lateral thinking. These were not pseudo-intellectuals or would be members of the aristocracy, these people knew how to conceal and hide messages so that they didn't look like messages, it was their trade. I know this flies over the head of some but please, allow me this much.
The final post for this blog is approaching fast, very soon the Somerton Man will be named. It will still leave many questions including those surrounding Tibor Kaldor and the statements emanating from the University of Adelaide and, of course, what did the code contain? That will be a matter mostly for others.