Digital manipulation and the Somerton Man
Author’s note: Following is the post that angered Gordon Cramer to such a degree he immediately hit back with the false accusation that I was stalking his family.
This I deny completely. That he would spread such a preposterous lie, and I’ve known the man for years, is beyond my comprehension.
In the ten years I’ve been writing and chewing away at this ‘most profound’ mystery I’ve come across quite a few rascals, most of them harmless and only wanting to see their comments up on the internet.
Then there are the sensitive ones, those who run their own sites but find it hard to accept any sort of valid, ongoing criticism, and with the internet being as it is, blogs in particular, it is a very simple exercise for them to block the critical comments and send them straight into the trash to mingle, unread, with the more lurid spam until they are all swept away and obliterated.
Some go even further and convince other forums of the imagined duplicity of the banned poster and they in turn bring down their own shutters.
That being the case, a man has only one path to take when faced with Gordon Cramer’s widely distributed notion that Pavel Fedosimov is in fact the Somerton Man.
That this man …
.. after Cramer’s digital rhinoplasty,
becomes this man