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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, 12 February 2019




Over the years, a huge amount has been said about the torn piece and the role that it may have played in the demise of the Somerton man. There would probably been many tens if not hundreds of theories advanced as to its meaning and use.

The operative word is 'said', there has been precious little done apart from the significant input of Gerry Feltus and Adelaide University's Professor Derek Abbott when they jointly worked on the case and took a number of very high-resolution images of the torn piece itself which is still in existence today. 

It is one of those high-resolution images that I have been able to locate and to examine as you will see in the video below. It has revealed the presence of numerous examples of micro written letters and numbers both within the actual printed letters TAMAM SHUD and in many locations on the surface of the piece. This is yet another serious breakthrough coming as it does on the heels of recent posts showing microcode in the Alf Boxall Rubaiyat and especially the handwritten verse and image of the 'Fez' lady as well as recent work showing microcode on the SM code page itself.

We hope you spend just about 8 minutes watching this clip, I think it will surprise many:

This settles any argument about whether this is an espionage case, the clandestine communication techniques used, prove beyond doubt that the torn piece, the code page and the Verse 70 in Alf Boxall's copy of the Rubaiyat all contain examples of the same micro written letters and numbers. We have also shown evidence that the person who signed of verse 70 named Jestyn, may well not have been Jess Harkness but instead, a Major William Jestyn Moulds who was an officer in the same regiment as Alf Boxall, The Royal Australian Engineers.

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