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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.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

SOMERTON MAN_ CODE PAGE, UV IMAGES TOP RIGHT CORNER


UV LIGHT REVEALS MORE NUMBERS
STEP BY STEP


CODE PAGE


Step 1.


Top right-hand corner, usually referred to as a 'stain' but is, in fact, another instance of the Police marking over details. Using UV light in a dark room shows some of those details.


Step 2.


Immediately noted the presence of unusual markings within the highlighted area in particular

Step 3.


Adjusted the colour balance of the image to sharpen the shapes and numbers are visible

Step 4.


Highlighted number set, other markings are visible.


South Australian Police used UV lighting to detect fingerprints amongst other things during the 1940s.

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