If you want to know more – OK: much, more – about the Somerton Man, this is surely the first thing you should buy for yourself.
It’s a little bit pricey (mainly because of Australian book taxes), true, but well worth the money, in my opinion.
Yet a curious feature is that despite having been found with his head propped up against the sea wall, the dead man’s body had extensive lividity (blood pooling) at the back of the head, suggesting that his body had spent some considerable time after dying with the head in a quite different position (i.e.
lying on its back face up, yet with the head slightly below the rest of the body).
The phone number X3239 turned out to be that of a nurse called Jessica Ellen Thomson (née Harkness) living at 90A Glenelg Street, not far from the same beach.
When quizzed by the police at the time, she said that she did not know who the deceased was.
Keane” (), nothing indicating the man’s identity was found in those belongings.However, in a 2013 interview for the Australian “60 Minutes” current affairs TV programme, her daughter Kate revealed that her mother had told her that she indeed did know more about the Somerton Man, but had deliberately not revealed it to police.