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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.

Thursday, 3 November 2016



UPDATED Saturday 5th November 2016

See bottom of this post, image of dark marking centre top, close up

The Police did not only cover the individual letters of the code page, they also covered the top right corner and a small section close to the top centre of that page.

Important Note: Ever detail shown here is in plain sight, all it needed was close up images, strong lighting and oblique angles.

Detective Brown's Revelation

According to Professor Abbott, Detective Brown clearly said that Jestyn's telephone number was on the right side of the code page and had been written in 'TINY WRITING'.
When you examine the top right even in this close-up image above, you can just make out letters and numbers running in from the left and into the darkened area.

The extreme close up below gives us a better view of what appears to be Jestyn's phone number. It is dark grey against a slightly lighter grey background. You will need to let your eyes focus on this image for a few seconds and bear in mind that these characters are around .6 mm in height.

This image was taken with an Olympus Digital camera with macro lens, I used an oblique angle and it was taken in slightly filtered bright sunlight, no artificial lighting was used.

There are more images of other areas of the code page that reveal, even more information and they will be posted here in the next day or so.


Centre top of the code page, detailed writing shows up

Still working on this image, fine detailed micro-writing, numbers and letters shown..

Second image from just below the dark mark centre top

Numbers 282186 can be seen in this close-up view

It is quite amazing that with all the technology available, the code page has, apparently, never been properly examined. Putting it under a microscope would never show this detail as, indeed, it would never show the detail of the torn, TAMAM SHUD, piece. If that were the case, the whole range of secret writing techniques based on chemicals and micro written codes would have been simply solved and the discovery of indented writing would not need anything more than a microscope and a learned academic or 10. That of course, was never the case, a wide range of forensic recovery techniques needed to be used, they were not used by those who should have known better. This image and the ones that follow used some very simple but proven forensic examination of photography techniques. SO basic, that anyone armed with a reasonable digital camera could do this.

Thanks to Clive, the next post will contain some quite incredible new information regarding the plaster bust and Jestyn's reaction when she first saw it plus a revelation on the real role of one of the main people involved in this investigation.

My personal view is that we are getting much closer to finding the name of the Somerton Man. Other research has provided Clive and I with a direction that has honed us in on a small group of people amongst whom we believe it highly likely will be the Somerton Man. All being well, we should be in a position to at least publish a list within the next 5 to 6 weeks.


  1. Gordon, how do we know it was the police who obscured the code with ink? Feltus makes no such admission

    1. When speaking with Gerry, what he said was, '..they went over the letters' Who 'they' were I can only guess. There is a post shortly that may shed some light on that.

      If you recall, Detective Brown also referred to 'They..' bit on a different matter I think.

  2. This is for 'annonymous', an infrequent visitor these days. I thought that I would respond to his/her thoughts in this one comment from myself.

    'Maybe I missed the point....So we're simultaneously saying that the Police didn't find the microwriting because they didn't have the experience but found and hid Jestyn's number (which was also in microwriting)?'

    Well, where to start, no where have I said or suggested that the Police didn't find the micro code and nowhere have I said they didn't have the experience, not sure where you got that from. The SA Police would have had an enormous amount of experience having just come out of a war and being in the State often regarded as the arsenal and development centre for all weapons used by not onlu Australia, but many other countries as well. Last thought Who's 'We'? Have a great day :)