Psychic Experiment #21
I suppose it would be appropriate to give a little heads up for the new people on here what the Psychic Experiment is; this is a for fun exercise for everyone. Once a week someone posts a photo of a non living person in here. What you do is try to read the person to figure out who it is. This is not a competition or anything like that. It is just for fun. So please everyone join in and enjoy.
I woke up this morning thinking 1920 (before I saw this dude)
Definately cigarettes and alcohol
Surrrounded by crooks and criminals
Died young (40s)
Shot or hanged
Possibly a wife and child (but behind the scenes)
A name came to me when I was looking at him.
If youWiki "Squizzy Taylor" that is the vibe I'm getting.
Got you beat. I have 3 cowlicks, lol. Dontcha just love 'em (not)?
I see Val and Kat think he's German. Do you mean that he lives in Germany? Maybe of German background, but I think he lived here. Guess we'll see. I'm often wrong, as you know.
Agree with surrounded by crooks, Robin. Love the name you got. Squizzy would make a great name for a cat.....
What a difference!
In the younger picture he looks like an accountant.
By comparison, his eyes look a bit psychotic in the older picture.
Looks like a sweet kid, but I am feeling a hard toughness inside.
KKK maybe, or some kind of fiery preacher
Too confused to post more now.
I wonder if he was law enforcement? And was then either 1/ an undercover detective (which they probably didn't even have back then) or 2/a cop turned bad?
I really don't think I am going to be able to do this one... He looks like that TV actor in the younger photo. You know that TV show that has young geeks in it? The boyfriend of thedopey blonde?
Wow Robin, I shouldn't censor myself. After I got accountant, I also got detective but didn't post that, because it seemed so opposite of what I got on the first picture. I think you may be onto something there. What I actually heard in my head was "Like Elliot Ness".
I don't think he looks like Leonard....Leonard may be short, but is much better looking than this guy is, enough so that he and Kayley actually had a real affair for two years while filming the show. I also love Big Bang Theory. Our guy does have a nerdy look though, that's for sure.
Oh, you're ok Julie. I know we are on different times I actually think I dreamt who he was last night, but forgot by this morning. Useless. Something more pressing I had to remember with one of my friends (unpleasant dream) took precedence. This is just a abit of funafterall.
His name perhaps isn't Jim or James but it might be John?
I think he was the FIRST person to do something.
Notorious for being the FIRST.
Re: the "mouthwash"
first bootlegger to go on trial after prohibition?
I am not picking these up. These are just logical guesses based on the ) Julie got for her "mouthwash'.
He seems much less serious in the 2nd picture, almost as if he thinks everything is a joke now, but he was just the opposite when younger. What would cause that to happen to someone?
Obviously, liquor, as in a bootlegger, is a smell like mouthwash, which is what I meant. Sorry if that was not clear.
I got an idea of who it was and looked up pictures of him, and got excited when I found pictures where he looked exactly like the younger picture including those glasses, but he looked nothing like your older picture as he aged, so I am wrong. Back to the drawing board.
Hmm...if he's a monster...what about ether or chloroform?
I am not getting the German thing either, but I don't usually get things like that. It's a shame JenP isn't here. She would probably know?
Obviously he had his chosen career that he was doing well in. We can't rule out medical Doctor either? He must have made a name for himself in this chosen field.
But then it all went ballsup!
A big documented Court case.
What was the trial?
Murder? If so, who and why? Didn't you say away back something about doing experiments on people?
Maybe this is where the smell like MOUTHWASH comes in?
Perhaps it was some other 'chemical' like ETHER or something along those lines? And maybe he killed people with it?
Everyone I think hit on somethings. I am not sure of his ethnicity but Scopes could be German.
"OK here is the reveal. Our person is John T Scopes hewas ateacherinDayton, Tennessee, who was charged on May 5, 1925 for violatingTennessee'sButler Act, which prohibited the teaching ofevolutionin Tennessee schools. He was tried in a case known as theScopes Trial.
The case ended on July 21, 1925, with aguiltyverdict, and Scopes was fined 100 dollars. The case was appealed to theTennessee Supreme Court. In a 3-1 decision written by Chief JusticeGrafton Greenthe Butler Act was held to beconstitutional, but the court overturned Scopes's conviction on atechnicality: the judge had set the fine instead of the jury. The Butler Act remained until May 18, 1967, when it was repealed by theTennessee legislature.
Scopes may have actually been innocent of the crime to which his name is inexorably linked. After the trial Scopes admitted to reporterWilliam Kinsey Hutchinson"I didn't violate the law," (DeCamp p.435) explaining that he had skipped the evolution lesson, and that his lawyers had coached his students to go on the stand; the Dayton businessmen had assumed he had violated the law. Hutchinson did not file his story until after the Scopes appeal was decided in 1927."
Scopes was born and raised on a farm inPaducah, KentuckyHence the Hick or Hillbilly connection. It was the 1920s. Also the banjo was popular in the day.
He was a science teacher hence the alcohol smell most likely added to the fact the name Scopes could be the mouthwash connection.
This took place in the 20s and his life spanned into The Great Depression.
Rob and Julie had good hits, Was he incarcerated? Was he falsely accused of a crime? Was he exonerated? Order in the court. All right on target. John
Oh rats! I could kick myself! About 4 hours ago I Googled "the first person to teach Darwinism" and his name did NOT come up. If I had used the word evolution instead of Darwinism, I bet I would have gotten it. Oh well. I am very glad Julie got it and that I was at least on the right track, after I saw that my first guess was wrong.
Now you can have a nice time in the boonies with your grandkids, Dan, and not worry about whether you can get a phone connection.
Thanks, part of the reason I love it up the at the cavin (cabin) as my grandson calls it is the isolation. Especially this time of the year. It gets pretty crowded up there in the summer. I am going to try and use this trip for some healing.
Actually I thought you did really good, right away you picked up on the hick hillbilly thing.
Another one!Fantastic! It's a bit of a buzz Julie, isn't it? I go off and do a few things, and a few hours later come back to a reveal.Brilliant ...So excited. I wouldn't be surprised if Kubler-Ross isn't cheering from the sidelines as well.
Beautiful job everyone involved
It just occurred to me that we are not just using only our psychic abilities to solve these. We are using the intuitive right sides of our brains to come up with the clues, but then we are using the left, deductive reasoning side to make up lists and guess logical solutions. Kind of like a cross between a psychic and Sherlock Holmes, lol.
First thing I got was "need for speed". Then I saw a big machine that seemed to have some kind of blade-thingy's on top of it. I felt it had something to do with farming. I also feel Russian or Eastern European. What an intense gaze this man has. I feel like his eyes will help me somehow....
Hi moon and adorable pooch,
Julie actually solved this one yesterday! The reveal is near the end.....not sure what page, but either the last or next to last page. You are right that he is American. If you haven't read all the posts leading up to the solve, it might be interesting to do so, if you have time. The process of getting there is sometimes as interesting as the solve.
Hi again moon,
Sorry I just posted, telling you the reveal was done. I wish all posts were in chronological order here, like on every other forum I've ever seen. It gets very confusing. After reading your first post, way back near the beginning,I did not know that you now knew it had been solved, so I went looking so I could let you know what page the reveal was on, and found the post showing that you do know it's been solved. So, just ignore my previous post. Sorry.