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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, 23 March 2016

Somerton Man: The Code Page Door Opens, Time For A Break!


The Code Page, Latest Images 30th March 2016

In these images there is no room for doubt, you cannot achieve the appearance of letters and numbers simply by writing over an indented letter. I truly have tested that and I am 100% confident that what you see is the real deal. 

The big question is this, are we looking at code or just someone filling in time? Is it possible that some of 'code' is real and the rest just to muddy the waters?

One thing is certain, whoever wrote it had direct experience with the British Intelligence Ink H method released in 1942. 

Whilst the code page proper has now been revealed, there is still the question of Verse 70 written by Jestyn for Alf Boxall, it also contains micro-code and detailed images will be posted in the next week or so, time permitting.

The most exciting aspect about this huge breakthrough is that the method used can be readily replicated, anyone can do this as per the method described later in this post. 

Long string of letters but mostly numbers all but completing the full code found on the Q.

What I found interesting is the orientation of both sides of the Q, they were written from the left which indicates to me that the person was not only right handed but very skilled and knowledgeable in the use of micro-writing.

Below, the open end of the two crossed lines showing clear numbers and letters.

You will have to look closely at the crossed lines as highlighted to the right, packed very close in both the upper and lower lines with the lower line also split effectively giving double lines of code.

Below is a clear view of the central area of the crossed lines. Unmistakable letters and numbers packed into the upper line and in the lower line, there appears to be 3 rows of micro written letters and numbers.

Bear in mind that the original size of some of these letters and numbers is below .5 mm.

You should be able to make out the letters and numbers in the highlighted areas and also those in the darker side of the Q is just about visible..

Long strings of microcode in both lines as highlighted. More to come...

A little dusty to view but some letters and numbers are certainly visible in each of the highlighted areas.

NOTE 1. :
When you click on an image it takes you to the full size version, to view the image at its correct size you should really download it and then adjust the size downwards until you get it into focus.

When you have completed the process described below, you should take images of the bleached page. Those images are best taken in sunlight. Once done you should print them out for viewing and adjustment to focus and brightness.

To recover the microcode, the very simple method of bleaching was used. What it means is that anyone is able to recreate what has been done here and hopefully improve on it.

The method is to first download a copy of the code page from the Adelaide University WIKI, here:

Next you will need the following items:

1. 2 X glass plates, around 150 mm X 100 mm, the sort you will find in old photo frames
2. 1 small plastic container large enough to hold the glass plates and around 50mm deep
3. Strong household bleach
4. Copy of the code page
5. Digital camera preferably with a macro lens but not essential

The method is quite straightforward but if you are a student, please do not do this without adult supervision.
1. Clean glass and plastic container
2. Place 1 glass plate in the base of the plastic container
3. Pour strong bleach into the container, enough to cover the glass plate and say another 10mm on top
4. Print out at best quality the copy of the code page that you downloaded from the wiki site
5. Immerse the printed copy of the code page into the strong bleach and on top of the first glass plate
6. Place the second glass plate on top of the immersed code page, there should be a few mm of bleach covering the entire 'sandwich' of glass plates and code page.
7. Leave the container and contents in a cool area away from direct sunlight.
8. Take first close up images of various areas of the code page
9. Revisit the container twice a day and take more pics of areas the code in close-up/macro mode
10. After 24 hours you will notice that the ink on the page is beginning to dissolve
11. Continue the process of taking images twice a day refreshing the bleach every two days by emptying out the old bleach and adding fresh bleach.
12. Set up your computer with a folder for each days worth of images.
13. Using the free download Irfan View image tool plus or Gimp, optimise your view of the code in each image.
14. I use 2.5 X reading glasses when viewing the images, you can try various strengths of glasses for this purpose until you find the ones that suit you best.

PLEASE NOTE: This method is now your experiment, you will be able to reproduce the images shown here with details of micro-code. This guarantees that the images here were not in any contrived and are genuine. No markings of any sort have been added to any of these images apart from the red highlighting.

More images added 25th March

We are close to having sufficient microcode visible for an experienced code person to take this on.  It should be obvious now for even the most sceptical to see that these are not just 'indentations' or marks made by a pen, they are the original code that until now has been hidden in plain sight. For those interested you can find online code breaking tools, Vignere would be a reasonable start and maybe even Playfair?

Due to personal circumstances, I will be taking a break for a while but I will check mail and comments. My original intention was to prove the existence of microcode on the code page and that has now been done.
Good luck to all!

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