Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery (Part 2A)

Apr 20, 2016, 05:38 AM

As with any great mystery, it can turn some individuals into steadfast researchers and citizen detectives, dedicating years to a quest for answers.  We were lucky enough to interview one such person, Professor Derek Abbott of the University of Adelaide in Australia.  In addition to teaching Electrical Engineering at the University, Professor Abbott also has a background in Physics, biomedical engineering, complex systems, and probability theory, which can involve the fields of cryptography and forensics.   He first became interested in the Somerton Man case around 1995, and then fully immersed himself in an effort to crack the cryptography aspect in 2007, even enlisting the aid of some of his students as a school project.  In Part Two of our series, Professor Abbott gives us an overview of the story, then shares some of his findings and conclusions.   Tonight's Quote: “Yes, this man has someone to love him.  He is known only to God.”  — Captain E.J. Webb of the Salvation Army at The Somerton Man’s Funeral, as cited in Gerald Feltus’ book, The Unknown Man Show Links: We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners! The Dark Myths Collective:  The Dark Myths Collective!  http://darkmyths.org SIGN THIS PETITION FOR EXHUMATION OF THE SOMERTON MAN SO HE CAN BE PROPERLY LAID TO REST! http://bit.do/somerton Show Links - Links are the same as Part 1 as similar material is covered. New Links will appear for final Part 3 on Theories. • Link to purchase Gerry Feltus' book, "The Unknown Man: A Suspicious Death at Somerton Beach"  http://bit.ly/1YGiX7m • One of the better of MANY websites devoted to the case   http://bit.ly/1UEn83I • A HuffPo Article on the case by Professor Abbott who's interview will be heard in Part 2! http://huff.to/1ID8nqM • Another solid article at Phys.org about the case that discusses DNA findings http://bit.ly/1KDq8qj • Much of Professor Abbott's collected knowledge on the Case http://bit.ly/1pOYPVf • Audio Book versions of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam http://bit.ly/1pOZ42P • There are many more links to come, but we are saving some for the other parts of the series http://bit.ly/1R2hTZi • Credits: Episode 034 - "The Somerton Man, Part 2" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short.  Copyright Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess 2016. All Rights Reserved. 

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