Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Taman Shud case

In what is commonly referenced to as the Taman Shud case, a dead man was found in the morning of December 1st, 1948 in Somerton Beach (Australia). Mysteries surround his death; there was no trace of poison or other cause of death, no records of the man could be found, so identification has not been made to this date. Also, all his clothes labels were removed, and when police found a suitcase thought to belong to the man, they found inside a scrap of paper with the words "Taman Shud" on it.

This piece of paper was removed from a rare edition of the book The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam. After recovering the book, police found an as yet uncracked code, pictured above. All attempts at solving this have been futile, and it is unknown if it's just ramblings of a madman or an extremely sophisticated encryption.

The 5 Creepiest Unsolved Crimes Nobody Can Explain | Cracked.com

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