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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, 15 April 2017



Our focus for the purpose of this post is a close up image of the 'stain' found at the top right of the code page. It is not, in fact, a stain but an area of the page that was selectively treated with what I believe to be a chemical solution similar to that used by the mail censors at that time and through WW2.

Below is a side by side close up image of the 'stain'. In the right-hand side image, I have marked up the focus area for you to view:

It is yet another example of handwritten micro-writing. I estimate this to be approximately .5mm in height and once again it's hidden in plain sight.

There are more images from the code page plus more from Verse 70 and the Hay Bank notes yet to come, in fact, we have more than 100 all taken with a new lens set up that has enabled us to get within 1 cm of the image object. All show the same distinct style of micro-writing.

There is quite definitely a link between the Hay internees, Jestyn, Alf Boxall and the code page itself and that link is underlined by the presence of the same type of microcode.

The next post will provide more information about Tibor Kaldor plus a new document that we have found.


Adrianna Hertmann said...

Hi! I d' like to mention one thing I've noticed about the code page. I don't know if it has been already said before, but I'm not able to find this information anywhere.

The thing is that I'm almost 100% sure, that 1st letter in the 1st row and the 1st letter in the 3rd row of the code are neither M nor W (like almost all the sources say), but russian cyrillyc cursive (handwritting) of the letter zhe. It's the 8th letter of the russian alphabet and an example can be seen here or here "Zhe" is pronounced like J in french (Jean) or portuguese (Joao). The handwritten form of "zhe" is quite characteristic: the inner "wave" consists of 3 lines: it goes up, down and then up again. Unlike latin W or M, where the wave consists only of 2 lines up-down or down-up.

The rest of the text of the code page could be written partialy in cyrillic as well. Partially, because some of the letters are present in both latin and cyrillic (although they mark different sounds) but others are present only in the latin alphabet. The letters present in both are: O A B D T M E P C. I'm not a cipher expert so I have no idea how could that be interpreted :) Maybe the first letter in each row refers to the part of the Rubaiyat... book? I mean that if "zhe" is the 8th letter of the alphabet, the code's first row should be deciphered using the 8th verse of the Rubaiyat...? "M" at the beginning of the 4th row would fit in that theory (14th letter of the russian alphabet), but unfortunatelly "I" from the 5th row is not present in russian cyrillic alphabet (neither russian cursive, but can be found e. g. in ukranian cyrillic). But maybe the "O" letter (marked with "x") should be seen as the beginning of the last row?

Nevertheless, the presence of the cyrillyc lettes in the code, written with ease, in the way that shows that the person was familiar with cyrillic handwritting, could mean that the Sommerton man was of russian nationality. Regards from Spain!

Gordon332 said...

Thanks for your comment, a well thought out approach and certainly worth considering. For the record there have been mentions of Russian cursive writing in the dim dark past along with Aramaic letters, in particular the strange looking letter in the last line similar to an S. I agree that the Somerton Man was probably Russian but for different reasons. Over to the experts in Cyrillic writing!

Adrianna Hertmann said...

I did some further reaserch and it seems I wasn't right about the letter "zhe", the cursive form couldn't look like this.