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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.

Sunday, 18 June 2017



Part of the ongoing task that we have faced is verifying that Pavel Fedosimov disappeared after his return to Russia in August 1948.

When we first published  the Fedosimov story, we stated that there was another person of the same name who appeared 11 years later as a delegate of the USSR at the first International Atomic Energy Authority conference in 1959 and subsequent years. We have exhausted all the channels for finding anything that would show that this person was the same man or was a different person. Despite contacting the IAEA, we have drawn a blank in that we did not receive a response.

This video clip came from, a large historical film archive. We found one other clip but this time from the 9th conference but again drew a blank as far as recognising anyone in the clips.

We have not been able to find any further photographs of Pavel, we know that the FBI certainly had images of the man but our request for a copy has so far failed to receive a positive response. We will keep looking.

The position therefore remains the same, in the absence of any information to the contrary, I am of the opinion that Pavel Ivanovitch Fedosimov is the best candidate for being the Somerton Man, I rate him as 98% with a 2% chance that we find anything to the contrary,

I base this on the facial matching we have done including the eyes, nose, teeth and ears as well as the written description shown in the book, The Atom Spies which was indicated by the late Senator Cavanagh to support his paper delivered in the Australian Parliament regarding the Somerton Man.

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