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Scars for Grown Ups – Taman Shud


An unidentified man was found dead at 6.30am, December 1, 1948 on a beach in Adelaide, Australia. No cause of death could be determined. On 14 January 1949, an abandoned brown suitcase with its label removed is discovered at Adelaide Railway Station. A few months later, a piece of paper with the words “Taman Shud” written on it was found in a secret pocket concealed within the man’s trouser pocket. Throw in a mysterious, rare first edition copy of “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam”, some enigmatic code, and a few conspiracy theories, and you have one of Australia’s most enduring and creepy mysteries.

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