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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.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Somerton Man: The Code Page & Delusions

The exclusive images in this post show you examples of cursive and microscopic writing as used by espionage agents involved in the Somerton Man case and these microscopic writings haven't been seen for more than 64 years.

Maybe the title is a bit harsh for which I will duly apologise but will not alter.

The issue with the Somerton Man 'Mysterious' Code page is that it was really not such a big 'Mystery'. Staff  and Students at Adelaide University have poured hundreds of hours into trying to solve the Code. I have to tell you and them that whilst I have nothing but respect for all of the huge effort that they have put in, it has been off target.

Why? The main reason why is in a clue given some years ago by ex Detective Sergeant Gerry Feltus, the author of the 'Unknown Man' book, (which is 'must' reading for those interested in this case), when he said that Detective Len Brown, a man who was heavily involved in the initial investigation, had told him that the Code page was actually written in the top left hand corner of the back of the book. So, what's so special about that?

Not 'alf..!

Well the 'recommended' code page put out by the University is sized for the top half of the back of the book, hmm, what that means is that the code page that everyone has been recommended to use is actually twice the size that it should be and that in turn means that all of the letters and content of that code has been 'stretched' such that valuable information has been distorted and therefore lost to view.

When you rectify this basic problem by halving the size down from 1802 pixels by 1440 pixels to just 901 pixels by 720 pixels, you not only get a more accurate picture you also, by default, increase the resolution so you pick up much more detail by effectively doubling the DPI resolution. The image above, should you choose to download it, as you may already see has far more detail to investigate and explore.

     Click on this image to enlarge..
The image on the left shows a rectified view and using a simple process that I developed to produce it. What's special about it is  that here you can see examples of extremely fine, micro writing that runs horizontally left to right across the page at the top and above the letters of the code passing through both the first letter M in line 1 and the first letter M in line 3. In the image it looks just like straight lines but it is so much more, it is finely crafted, microscopic writing.

You should also be able to see cursive writing to the left of the first and 3rd letter M.

The big deal about these images are the examples of microscopic writing, this is an extremely rare occurrence. To my knowledge this is the first example of espionage related microscopic writing ever to have been published on the web.

Those tiny lines of micro writing could contain a mass of valuable information about Australia, the A bomb and a whole lot more.

There are more examples of this micro writing on the code page and on other images associated with this case; over the next week or so I will be publishing more exclusive images that will prove once and for all that the Somerton Man was indeed a spy and he died because of it.

To those good people that have been involved in trying to 'crack the code' I am sorry that you have been using the wrong sized code, but for that, I am sure that you would have made huge headway and probably would have had the case solved by now. The great news is that error has now been corrected and I hope you will download the main code image and get to it!

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