Taman Shud Case/Mystery of the Somerton Man

The Taman Shud Case, also known as the Mystery of the Somerton Man, is an unsolved case of an unidentified man found dead at 6:30 a.m., 1 December 1948, on Somerton beach in AdelaideSouth Australia. It is named after a phrase, tamam shud,meaning “ended” or “finished” in Persian, on a scrap of the final page of The Rubaiyat,found in the hidden pocket of the man’s trousers.

Considered “one of Australia’s most profound mysteries” at the time, the case has been the subject of intense speculation over the years regarding the identity of the victim, the events leading up to his death, and the cause of death. Public interest in the case remains significant because of a number of factors: the death occurring at a time of heightened tensions during the Cold War, what appeared to be a secret code on a scrap of paper found in his pocket, the use of an undetectable poison, his lack of identification, and the possibility of unrequited love.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taman_Shud_Case

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Who is Kaspar Hauser?

The Strange life of Kaspar Hauser.

Kaspar Hauser (30 April 1812 (?) – 17 December 1833) was a German youth who claimed to have grown up in the total isolation of a darkened cell. Hauser’s claims, and his subsequent death by stabbing, sparked much debate and controversy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaspar_Hauser

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