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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.

Friday, 21 April 2017




In the image above we can see Fedosimov's left ear but the comparison shot to the right above shows the right ear.

Now we can see the comparison images showing the right ear from both images. The left ear from the post autopsy image, above left, of SM looks not to be attached, similar in fact to Fedosimov's left ear.

It's a;l; about the angles from which the photos were taken, when it comes to human faces, the camera can lie or at least be deceiving.

Below we have a series of images of a well known TV star, David James Elliot, in some the ears appear to be attached and in others not:





And finally an image I came across whilst browsing for examples seems to show particularly well how camera angles can make a big difference to the human face:


The bottom line is that when it comes to Fedosimov and the likelihood of his being the Somerton Man, what we can say is the following:

  1. The ears are very similar
  2. The teeth seem to match the description of the Somerton Man
  3. The face is a very similar shape
The height of the Somerton Man, and here we need to repeat the logic from an earlier post, is very similar to the height of Fedosimov as described by Harry Gold, Atom Spy.

The logic is as follows:

The Somerton Man when measured on the slab in the morgue was 5' 11'' in height.

The fact is that a dead person lying on a slab is going to have their muscles fully relaxed and it is fact that if the person were alive and standing in their stocking feet you would add at least 1" to 1.5" to their height just because they would have their muscles tensed. This would make the Somerton Man a little over 6' in height in a non-relaxed state

Now, if you were asked to stand up straight against the wall and stretch to your full height, you can add another 1" to their height. Those who have been in the services would vouch for that.

We now have the Somerton Man standing erect and stretched to his full height and he would then measure at least 6' 1" in height and very possibly a little more.

Next, put some shoes on and you will add another 1" to his height making him, fully extended and wearing shoes, at 6' 2" in height.

Let's get situational, when Harry Gold saw Fedosimov, he said that he was walking on the balls of his feet. That is going to give him the appearance of additional height making him, in appearance at least between 6' 2" and 6' 3" in height. Adding to that, Fedosimov was in the habit of wearing a hat, it to should be taken into account. There is no doubt in my mind that the Somerton Man was a good deal taller than the 'slab' height quoted.

I would like to mention 'coffeemen24' from a reddit post (it was about Thomas Bede), who, 11 months ago, expressed doubt about the ears based on camera angles and lighting, many thanks for your input!

Not wishing to sound macabre but, if you haven't been to a morgue and seen numerous bodies and discussed their appearance with coroners and other specialists, then you would not know that this would be the case.

You should also bear in mind that the post autopsy images of the Somerton Man were altered and that has been agreed to by Professor Abbott although we may differ on the degree of alteration. You can read more of this in a much earlier blog post here:

In Passing...

Whilst we are looking into the past, a mistake was made by someone on another blog regarding the discovery of the issue of soot and smoke that would have left deposits on the Somerton Man and his clothes but in fact none were mentioned nor found to the best of my knowledge. I published this quite some time ago, in fact February 2016, and you can find it here:

Trains & Soot

I mention this as I am sure the other blog author and the commenter wouldn't want to give people the wrong impression and be thought of as plagiarising this work again.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017


Our man of mystery is Tibor Kaldor. Whilst the documents that we have of him are generally sound, he had clearly stated in an advert that he was a PHD from Vienna University. Clive has done some very thorough research and has contacted numerous Universities in Vienna, some of whom responded and some did not. The outcome is that, most importantly, Vienna University responded and were very clear on the fact that all of their records had survived the war and that there was no trace of anyone named Tibor Kaldor in their files. The other responses we had were also in the negative, no trace of a Tibor Kaldor. We cannot speak for those Universities that did not respond of course whilst ever that is the case, there is a slim possibility that Tibor had attended a University in that location.


Whilst researching on the topic of the Dunera Boys, I came across a book, 'The Dunera Internees' by Benzion Patkin. The book details the memories of a number of former Dunera Boys and also provided a number of photographs including two of an 'Internee' registration form for a Harry Jeidels. These forms were issued to every Dunera Boy when they arrived in Australia, I take that to mean that the men were processed first in Fremantle and that is where the registrations were completed. As an aside, within this book is a reference to the Myer Emporium in Melbourne and a special pricing deal that was arranged for clothing items for the internees, below costs to all accounts.

You will note that the form title has been altered from its original printed name of 'Certificate of Registration of Alien' to 'Certificate of Registration of Internee'. A minor difference perha[ps but for the keen researcher that could be significant, what if a search for the altered title turned up trumps?

As you can see, there is a decent sized formal photograph with fingerprints. You may also note the registration number on the photograph, a stylised X followed by 4 digits. I suggest that you file that away for future reference that will be made in an upcoming post.

You can also see that Harry was a Photographer, in fact, in Clive's research, Harry refers to himself as a 'High-Class Photographer' and, interestingly, he was also involved in Bakelite manufacture, possibly a process worker in Melbourne before he eventually took up his career of Photographer once again.

Below is a close-up and enhancement of the back of Tibor Kaldor's application for citizenship form, it shows the name of a Photographer but, sadly, it was another photographer of German birth based in Melbourne.

But it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that Harry may have worked at the Mottek studio and certainly quite possible that he may have known Tibor whilst they were both interned at Hay and then Tatura camps.

Harry Jeidels died in 1987, Clive has taken on the task of further research.

So, there we have it, no sign of Tibor Kaldor having gained a PHD in Vienna and a 'new' form that we can pursue in our research on the Tibor Kaldor story.

We are still left with the fact that Tibor Kaldor turned up dead having apparently taken poison in a Hindley Street, Adelaide hotel, 2 weeks to the day after the finding of SM's body, also poisoned, on Somerton Beach.We have Tibor's last letter, unusually structured and which, when processed through an acrostic decoder turned up the name 'DANETTA'. A second pass through the decoder turned up the following phrase: 'AND SEE DANETTA AND SUITCASE DANETTA DANNETTA DANETTA'.

Many thanks to Clive for his ongoing commitment and research that continues to throw up more most interesting information.

There will be more posts on Tibor as we make progress with research as indeed there will be more on microcode now that we have a much-improved camera lens set up, the early results are amazing. There will also be more on Pavel Fedosimov and his part in the SM story as well as an intriguing potential link between the Dunera Boys and the Manhattan project.

Saturday, 15 April 2017



Our focus for the purpose of this post is a close up image of the 'stain' found at the top right of the code page. It is not, in fact, a stain but an area of the page that was selectively treated with what I believe to be a chemical solution similar to that used by the mail censors at that time and through WW2.

Below is a side by side close up image of the 'stain'. In the right-hand side image, I have marked up the focus area for you to view:

It is yet another example of handwritten micro-writing. I estimate this to be approximately .5mm in height and once again it's hidden in plain sight.

There are more images from the code page plus more from Verse 70 and the Hay Bank notes yet to come, in fact, we have more than 100 all taken with a new lens set up that has enabled us to get within 1 cm of the image object. All show the same distinct style of micro-writing.

There is quite definitely a link between the Hay internees, Jestyn, Alf Boxall and the code page itself and that link is underlined by the presence of the same type of microcode.

The next post will provide more information about Tibor Kaldor plus a new document that we have found.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

SOMERTON MAN: Verse 70 close ups


Above is a close up of Jestyn's signature, taken in daylight with a Pentax Optio at macro setting. No adjustments made at this stage but you can see letters and numbers though quite faintly.

What you see above is a close-up image taken in daylight with a Pentax Optio camera set to maximum Macro View, in that setting the lens gets to within 1 cm of the object. The image is of the closing inverted commas at the end of Verse 70 and above Jestyn's signature. On the left is the raw image and on the right I have used an onscreen magnifier to clarify the micro written code. I estimate it to be around .3 mm in height, which is at least twice the human eye threshold.

Above is an image of the power left corner of Verse 70. Taken in daylight and close up/macro mode. At this point, I have not made any adjustments to the image but will add another image later that will have had its levels adjusted to sharpen the fuzzy looking numbers that appear in the lower part of the letter Y within the magnified circle. There are also numbers in the 70 and will add another image of that later this week.

The technique used is such that anyone with a suitable digital camera can replicate what has been done here.

What this proves is that Alf and Jestyn made use of this from of clandestine communications. It is similar to the microcode written into the Hay Internment camp signatures and as is found within the code page.


Sunday, 2 April 2017

SOMERTON MAN: .....a-pieces tore....

Verse 70

Last Line...

Be certain that what you see in this image is micro-writing, a set of numbers and letters shows up not only in the upright of the letter T indicated but in every letter and every word in Verse 70 including the number 70 believed to have been added by Alf Boxall at some time after his interview with Stuart Littlemore.

If you look carefully at what appears to be a set of inverted commas following the word 'tore', there are numbers and letters within them.

I will be adding more to this post. I apologise for the somewhat blurry image but unfortunately, the recent weather events here in Australia knocked out power and wounded my main PC so I am using an old laptop for this post including some old editing software. Having said that, if you are viewing this with an iPad, you will get a better view...