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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, 29 July 2018



The above is another 3D view as per the previous post. In this one, we have Pavel Fedosimov and we used the original photograph that I was able to source. What is immediately noticeable is the fact that the nose is not bulbous, it is, in fact, a straight nose according to the 3D software interpretation. There are other examples of this software being used on images of well-known personages, here's a link to one:

You will see that the side profile created is of good quality and very close to the real side profile of the subject.

So, that's Pavel but how about a comparison of his profile with that of the plaster bust?

The shape of the nose and forehead is almost a perfect match, the mouth is not but, in the right-hand image Pavel's mouth is open and the jaw dropped. In the left-hand image of the bust, the mouth is closed, in fact, the bust was crafted using photographs so there has to be a margin of error. It seems reasonable though to assume that Pavel's mouth when closed, would be a fairly close match to that of the bust.

An update for you, Clive has been in touch with CIA records in the US and they have told him that more photographs will be released in September. At that time my best guess for SM will be tested and if I am right then that would be good and if not then I will acknowledge that fact. 

August 14th 2018 UPDATE

A thank you to Milongal for providing the image of an unknown man at Moscow airport in 1955, he was stood alongside Molotov and they were greeting the Canadian Foreign Minister at the time, Mr. Lester Pearson. I took a close up grab from the larger image of the face of the man that Milongal believes is Fedosimov and as you can see below I have put the images of both men's faces alongside each other for comparison. I couldn't find a Fedora image at the right angle to apply to Milongal's candidate, my apologies for that. Still, I think that you will be able to compare both images:

As you can see, the man alongside Molotov is not a match to Fedosimov. His ear is considerably lower than Feds, the jawline is totally different, the set of the eyes is totally different and I would also say the shape of the nose doesn't match.

I think that it's good that you put this forward Milongal, it eliminates this particular candidate of yours. But, as I have already said on a number of occasions, we will be hopefully be getting new images from the CIA courtesy of Clive sometime in September. If I am proven wrong by those images and dates, then I will acknowledge it, if there are no more recent images then we are back to square one.

A side note for you Milongal. this is not a game, it's not a race or a matter of me proving myself to be better than you, it's a matter of making the effort to find the identity of SM and in my view, Fedosimov is the best candidate.  If you have more images please post them.


  1. There you go Milongal, I have updated the post with a comparison image set of Fedosimov and your candidate. Happy to oblige.

  2. Milongal, That's good work, now you're researching :) But it will be your insistence on seeing a photograph that will take you across the line from research to investigation. It's the pic that will give you the real proof and whilst what you have found certainly reduces the chances of PIF being SM, it is still not certain. Credit where credit is due.