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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, 6 July 2017

SOMERTON MAN: JESTYN & A TRIP TO LONDON


THE LONDON DENTIST



Some years ago, Professor Abbott introduced a theory that Jestyn’s son Robin, was in fact the son of the Somerton Man, his hypothesis was based around Robin’s ear shape and his teeth which according to Professor Abbott, matched those of the Somerton Man.


Some years ago, I was given an image of the ear of Jestyn’s grandson, he had an ear type not dissimilar to that of the Somerton Man but the grandson’s mother was born after SM’s time. That meant that there were no grounds to suggest that Robin had a similar ear to SM, his ear shape was genetically linked to his family, more particularly his mother.

Now, 6 years on, in an interview that Clive had with Paul Lawson, the man who worked on the Somerton Man bust, we learn that sometime in the early 1950s, Jestyn took Robin to London and to a dental specialist to have orthodontal work carried out. We do not have the precise date and we do not have the details of the work done. We do know that, according to Paul that the trip took place, that information alone is sufficient to cast significant doubt on the statement that Robin’s teeth matched those of the Somerton Man.

There is more to be posted on the content of this latest interview which I think you will find more than interesting, fascinating in fact.

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