quote:Let's play it by ear.........Remember here who everyone is. Jestyn is the nurse at the centre of the mystery who said she gave an Omar Khayyam to Alf Boxall, but didn't admit giving one to the Somerton Man or George Marshall. The Somerton Man had her unlisted phone number in his copy. George Marshall died in identical circumstances to the Somerton Man. Jestyn lived very close to the locations of both their deaths across two different Australian States at the right time.Dorothy Graham testified at George Marshall's inquest and was found dead 13 days later face down in a bath from drowning. Her boyfriend was Hellmut Hendon. He also had an eye for nurses, as he went onto marry one. So there is a small chance he may have met Jestyn. The newspaper reports at the time made innuendos that either the Somerton Man or Alf Boxall or both had affairs of the heart with Jestyn. Jestyn's son was conceived around Oct 1946, Alf Boxall, Hellmut Hendon, and the Somerton Man were quite likely to have been around at that time. but not George Marshall, as he was already dead.Can we definitely eliminate some of these guys by looking at the ears? This is the question. For comparison we have included Jestyn's future husband's ear and Jestyn's brother's ear (to see what ears on her side of the family look like).The Somerton Man's ear comes from the police photo. The ears of all the others we were very lucky to find in their WWII army records, except that of Jestyn's son who was too young for WWII. Luckily he had the type of job that got him into newspapers, so getting his photo was achievable.The ear-ie result is......a) First of all, notice everyone above has attached earlobes. There are no hanging earlobes. So we cannot make use of this feature at all.b) We can definitely eliminate Alf Boxall's ear straight away. Notice it is very different from all the others. It has a lot of sharp bends, whereas the other ears have smoother curves.c) The ridge the separates the two main hollows of the ear is called the "crus helicis." This is normally high up. Notice that it is low down on the Somerton Man and Jestyn's son. This is a very rare feature possessed by a small percentage of the population.d) Notice that the upper hollow ("cymba") is very deep and rounded in both the Somerton ear and in Jestyn's son's ear. All the other ears have small shallow cymbas.e) Notice Jestyn's husband's ear is very similar to an ear from her side of the family (brother). Both sides of the family do not have a low crus helicis nor the deep rounded cymba. But the son does and the Somerton Man does.f) Notice both the husband and the brother have a smooth outer ridge of the ear. But both the Somerton Man and Jestyn's son have slight "Darwin's" peaks. (A Darwin's peak is that little sharp bend in the upper rim of the ear).g) Previous photos in this album have already compared the Somerton Man's ear with Jestyn son and have already showed a correlation. What we have done here is to go a step further by showing there is NO correlation in the other cases. This supports the correctness of the previous calculations on the probability of the relationship being a random coincidence.
quote:In March 2009 a University of Adelaide team led by Professor Derek Abbott began an attempt to solve the case through cracking the code and exhuming the body to test for DNA. DNA could link the Somerton man to a short list of family surnames greatly narrowing the search. The media has suggested that Jestyn's (de codenaam voor de zuster wiens telefoonnummer in het boek stond) son, who was 16-months old in 1948 and died in 2009, may have been a love child of either Alf Boxall or the Somerton Man and passed off as her husband's. DNA testing would confirm or eliminate this speculation. In a current affairs program on the efforts of the team, retired detective Gerry Feltus, who worked on the case for many years, admitted that he knew the identity of the mystery woman but, wanting to protect the woman's privacy, refused to disclose it.
quote:While no answer has been accepted as correct, a leading theory is that the code indicates the initial letters of words. In 2004, retired detective Gerry Feltus suggested in a Sunday Mail article the final line "ITTMTSAMSTGAB" could start "It's Time To Move To South Australia Moseley Street..." (the former nurse lived in Moseley Street which is the main road through Glenelg).
quote:Rumours began circulating that Boxall was involved in military intelligence during the War, adding to the speculation that the dead man was a Soviet spy poisoned by enemies unknown. When Boxall was asked in an interview whether he told the woman if he had worked in a military intelligence unit, he stated "No", rather than denying that he had worked in an intelligence unit. The fact that the man died in Adelaide, the nearest capital city to Woomera, a top-secret missile launching and intelligence gathering site, heightened this speculation. It was also recalled that one possible location the man may have traveled to Adelaide from was Port Augusta, a town relatively close to Woomera.
quote: Op maandag 27 september 2010 13:33 schreef Stranger het volgende:Het kan natuurlijk ook iets met die zuster te maken hebben, aangezien daar nooit de naam van is vrijgegeven (ook al is ze nu al jaren dood )
quote:Op maandag 27 september 2010 14:08 schreef Harajuku. het volgende:[..] Joa, we weten alleen dat iemand die op de zaak zat haar ooit Mrs Thompson noemde. Maar ze zeggen verder dat het niet werd verteld omdat ze nu getrouwd was en als je naam dan in verbinding komt met een dode man en een Alfred Bowell.. Ik kan me wel voorstellen dat je dan niet je naam bekend wil hebben, zeker in die tijd.Dus. De code kwam uit het boek dat op de achterbank van een onbekende man is gevonden. In dat boek stond ook het telefoonnummer van de retired zuster, die overigens daarvoor een army nurse (!) was. En wat ze verder alleen bij haar vandaan hebben gehaald is dat zij ook een boek had, en die aan Bowell gaf die dat nog intact in zijn bezit had.Ik zie de link echt niet Waarom dat boek in de auto van die onbekende man
quote:Na ondervraging gaf ze toe dat ze ooit een versie van 'The Rubaiyat' in haar bezit had gehad maar deze tijdens de oorlog aan een man genaamd 'Alfred Boxall' had gegeven. Deze man werd opgespoord en zijn versie van het boek werd intact teruggevonden.
quote: Op maandag 27 september 2010 14:19 schreef ChiefBigFoot het volgende:[..]
quote: Op maandag 27 september 2010 14:20 schreef Harajuku. het volgende:[..] Ik zei dat net, dat heb je nog gequote
quote:Op maandag 11 oktober 2010 11:33 schreef rubje het volgende:zit wat in wat sommige mensen doen er alles aan om een soort groot mogelijke 'nalatenschap'erop na te houden
quote: Op zondag 28 november 2010 01:47 schreef Trava het volgende:Een spion.Zijn er ook foto's van deze man beschikbaar?