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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Somerton Man: Verse 70 Cleaned up images

Clive in one of his comments requested that I show some enhanced images from 70, so here are some worth viewing:

The above image is a close up of the first word in the 3rd line (and). You will note the backlit downward stroke of the letter 'd'. I have done a little enhancement to bring up the numbers so that they're more readily visible. Of note is the fact that these numbers are aligned with the inked area, this was part of the technique whereby inked letters were laid down first and then the shape of the letters were used as guidelines within which the micro content would be inserted. My estimation is that these micro numbers are in the range of .5 to .7 mm.

Moving on:

This image is of the first word in the last line  'My' you should also be able to make out the darker tel tale areas in other letters surrounding this word.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Somerton Man: The Letters M. More writings..

I am busy making the most of the time I have spare and hope that these images of the Letter M plus a couple that show the R from the code page which will present well on the blog. These were all taken under UV light with no editing apart from cropping the size of each image for presentation purposes.

A very quick post for now but I will review this later this week.

Monday, 29 June 2015

Somerton Man: Verse 70 Excerpts Like You've Never Seen Before..

Here are 5 images of Verse 70, Jestyn's Gift to Alf Boxall. Many will have seen the words before but not like they are seen in these images. I have had the main image for some time and have decided to take and release these now as it seems an appropriate time given my own schedule and the direction of the investigations thus far. More after the images..

This first one focuses on the right lower side of the poem, you will be able to see some strange looking markings within the letters, some will even see what those markings are. I'll leave you to browse through, there are 5 pics in this post.
Lots to see in this last one.What do we make of this? All showing markings and many of those markings are letters and numbers.

What will this mean to researchers? Well for one I think what's been demonstrated again is the presence of micro writing in this poem which coincidentally also appears on the code page. The common denominator being of course Jestyn and by default Alf Boxall.

Imagine for a moment that everyone now agrees that micro writing is present. What is the impact?

1. To start with we would all have to agree that the meeting at the Clifton Gardens Hotel between Alf. Jestyn and others was not an ordinary meeting. 

2. These images give credence to the belief that Jestyn was indeed being trained by Alf and very probably Alf was working for Military Intelligence as he himself has inferred. The number 70 was done by Alf, it contains micro numbers. Alf's joke :)

3. It also links Jestyn to the code page and a book she denied all knowledge of. By the way, I am not judging Jestyn in any way. If anything she may well be the heroine in the story.

4. The Spy theory is very likely on the money.

5. It leaves a question mark about just who developed and overwrote the code page; it would stand to reason that if I have been able to uncover what was hidden behind the overwritten page then whoever took the pic saw what we see now.

I see the method used as being Ink H as per British Intelligence SOE manual. That was simply to write the words first in ink and then using the outline of each inked letter as a guide, insert the pencilled micro letters and numbers into each of the inked letters. The last step is to overwrite the initial letters again with ink and that's job done. Where it falls down is that over time the top/last layer of ink in this instance wears thin and we are able to recover what lay beneath. It is not for me to question why the simple technique used to recover and show the above images was not used before, it could simply be an oversight.

For the record, I used a strong backlight at varying oblique angles, it was a 33 Watt LED and I also had an additional white filter. The pics were taken with an Olympus S-H1 and the source image was the older version at 300 dpi. If anyone would like a copy you can find one and many more images here, when you view this page you will see many images that don't reveal that much but some are relatively clear. Notice how these in particular show strings of letters/numbers and all aligned within the larger carrier letters.

To view this post properly, please make sure that you have your PC or laptop/tablet screen set to high resolution. If you are going to print out any of the images again check your Printer resolution and set up the printer to produce high-quality photo images.

No doubt some will want enlarged copies and I may do that but quite honestly obtaining these images is quite straight forward, a digital camera, some decent backlighting and the time needed to test out various angles and strengths of light and you will be able to see for yourselves. The last image shows micro writing in the G in Spring and in the P in Pieces, the other images show tantalising glimpses which I hope you will take as an introduction to finding out just how you can recover 'hidden' information. It really is clandestine communications and as far as I know this case is the first time that the use of Ink H has been uncovered.

Now the question is which direction will the research and investigation take from here?