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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.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

SOMERTON MAN Dry Cleaning Marks Close Up

The focus for this blog is not so much the individuals and the theories that exist, it is more about the hard evidence and materials that have survived either in their original form or as a digital image.

Amongst those images is one of a set of 3 apparent dry cleaning marks each having 5 numbers. This post looks at just one of those marks, 1171/7. As you can see below, the stroke mark contains miniature numbers almost within the mark but in some places parts of the numbers seem to overlap the edge of the stroke.

Most of the numbers that comprise the larger laundry marks appear to contain miniature numbers and some letters. More will be posted to complete the series of 3 marks.

              Please click on the images to enlarge....

This is the side by side image so that you can see just where the subject number 1171/7 is located, right at the top of the set of 3.
This is the close up image showing more detail within the stroke, other numbers in this mark also contain smaller numbers.

The questions are who put them there and what do they mean? Are they real numbers or some sort of optical illusion?

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