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Posted by Derren Brown August 28, 2009 at 12:01 pm

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Come and be involved in my nationwide experiment, and be part of The Events.

Yesterday evening, a curator of London’s famous Science Museum drew a picture in secret, wrapped it up in newspaper and placed it in the museum on display. No-one but she knows what it is.

Until next Thursday, 3rd Sept, this picture will remain on display for any of you who wish to take part, to come and look at the wrapped-up picture and attempt to sense what the image is. The only limitation placed on the curator is that she was to draw some ‘simple design’, to make the image relatively straightforward.

If you would like to take part in this experiment into psychic ability which will form part of one of The Events, please visit the Science Museum and follow the signs to the picture.

Good luck! Your guesses will be shown on TV in September.

Best wishes to you all,


Location details :

The Science Museum
Exhibition Rd
South Kensington

August 28, 2009 at 12:02 pm
Danny says:

Aw I would but I’m like 200 miles away! ๐Ÿ™

August 28, 2009 at 12:03 pm
Jonny A says:

*wonders if there’s enough time to get from Bank to South Ken over lunchtime!*

August 28, 2009 at 12:03 pm
Kris says:

I can sense it from here….

….it’s a boat!

Or a banana. Oh, dammit.

August 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm
Enigma says:

I’ll be heading down on…Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

Very interesting idea

August 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm
Fiona says:

It’s so far away!
Ahtough I’m free all week!
I feel a roadtrip coming on!

August 28, 2009 at 12:06 pm
Tom says:

I can’t get to London, so I’m going to hedge my bets, think about it and suggest: a test tube.


August 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm
lauralou says:

oh how fun

I shall pop over in my lunch break

for now, I’m guessing a cat

August 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm

It’s a circle inside a triangle.

August 28, 2009 at 12:07 pm
Siobhan says:

Bit far away I’m afriad…. hmmm, long distance psychic powers tells me its a house…

August 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm
Ellen says:

It is a salamander. I think you Brits call it a newt.

August 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm
Fletch says:

Its a Hat ๐Ÿ™‚

August 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm
80s Craig says:

London is too far away for me. I’m up in Bolton. ๐Ÿ™

I reckon it’s a factory, with big chimneys and smoke coming out of them.

August 28, 2009 at 12:14 pm
Dave G says:

It’s a picture of a house.


August 28, 2009 at 12:15 pm
emma mason says:

would have loved to but it’s too far away……part of me is guessing the clues will either be in and around the building, or in something you have just said ; P Can’t wait to see The Events. xx

August 28, 2009 at 12:16 pm
Emma Rose says:

Wish I could go but it’s a bit far away.

Its a cat anyway


August 28, 2009 at 12:17 pm
Paul Watson says:

Wondering what the point of this is, as no one on this earth has true psychic ability.

August 28, 2009 at 12:20 pm
Victoria says:

Darn, I’m away for my birthday but I’m just gonna tune in to the museum now with my special psychic antenna and suggest an apple?

August 28, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Is it just me or did anyone just get an image of a horse flash in their thoughts? For no reason whatsoever I just started thinking of a horse as if the image was being pushed into my head. Spooky stuff

August 28, 2009 at 12:20 pm
Maddi says:

Too busy unfortunately, but i’m convinced its a car.
I look forward to my new career being Derrens

August 28, 2009 at 12:21 pm
Baxta76 says:

Excellent, I haven’t been to the science museum for a long time and I’m really looking forward to paying it a visit.

However, I must say that in my opinion there is no such thing as “psychic ability”.

A confident & assertive performer using a combination of cold reading techniques, along with other mind trickery, can fool gullible? & receptive people into thinking they posses psychic abilities (usually for financial gain , of course) but can NEVER prove it under test conditions.

August 28, 2009 at 12:21 pm
Chris L says:

Hmmmm, I think it’s a chair!

August 28, 2009 at 12:22 pm
Tash says:

look forward to seeing the results

August 28, 2009 at 12:23 pm
John says:

Based on past episodes, I’m betting it’s either a cat or a boat.

August 28, 2009 at 12:23 pm
Dave says:

It’ll be a drawing of a house, it always is.

August 28, 2009 at 12:23 pm
Anthony says:

I wish I could go have a look… but too far away!

August 28, 2009 at 12:24 pm
Jen and Si says:

Gerrrrrr…… So i was right in an earlier post, find hidden item in science muesum (in the backwards trailer post)…. Derren, you are a total pain…. i live in manchester and not on holiday in london till the 11th and me and the other half have been trying to get involved (we cant make the “gathering” at the space). Again Gerrrrr…. But i guess its a bird of some sort or a plane.

August 28, 2009 at 12:25 pm
Riddick says:

Probably a fossile snail , like an Ammonite. Or maybe a Trilobite.

August 28, 2009 at 12:30 pm
terri says:

if only i was still in london! i’m gonna guess a fish ๐Ÿ™‚

August 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm
Jess P says:

why does EVERYTHING happen in london?!

i cant get there, but im going to guess anyway.

its a pair of glasses.

August 28, 2009 at 12:35 pm
Rob says:

Will walk next door over lunch i think… lol
Bless working in south ken!


August 28, 2009 at 12:37 pm
darkedave says:

It’s a cock.

August 28, 2009 at 12:37 pm
Hayley says:

I’ll just guess seeing as I live in Manchester and have quite a bit of pre-term college work to do ๐Ÿ™ I dunno, a monkey ๐Ÿ˜›

August 28, 2009 at 12:37 pm
Gemma says:

An Apple!

August 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Matt Greenland says:

Very nice idea, is anything else like this planned?

@kris maybe a banana boat?

August 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm
Gaz says:

Maybe you could post a photo of the exhibit here? ๐Ÿ™‚

August 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm
Phil says:

its a house

August 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm
Kathryn says:

Hmm… Wondering if it will be the same as what David Tennant drew in an episode of Trick or Treat (?) a while ago…

August 28, 2009 at 12:43 pm
lanne says:

for the first time ever I wished i was in england and not in australia. Hopefully the maddness wont last.

August 28, 2009 at 12:49 pm
SamB says:

Well when i Read that, I suddenly had a Picture of a Bike, but not just one. Maybe another Bike for a Child too ๐Ÿ™‚

August 28, 2009 at 12:49 pm
LairyT says:

Damn it – I live a train ride away! I’ve already bought the limited edition poster and spent every single evening this week on this blog, I don’t think I will be able to justify to the other half why we should pay the train ticket to get there. I’m going to have to do like Kris and Tom and take a wild guess from here!

@Enigma – after I’ve had my revelation and decided what the image is, will you cast my vote for me while you’re there? ๐Ÿ™‚

August 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm
Matt McQueen says:

I can’t get to London, but luckily I can do this from a distance ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s Jupiter. Without a doubt.

August 28, 2009 at 12:52 pm
Ginger says:

This sounds more like an experiment into who will come to the museum to look at NOTHING because you told them to… hehe ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

August 28, 2009 at 12:55 pm
Paul B says:

I’m getting the image of a fat security guard…

Paul B

August 28, 2009 at 12:58 pm
Colleen says:

*thinks you should do some in random cities like…SWANSEA!!!* ha ha ๐Ÿ˜‰

August 28, 2009 at 1:01 pm
Emma says:

I think she has drawn a lightbulb, simple design and scientific, given her surroundings when she drew it, or that could be a double bluff!!

August 28, 2009 at 1:02 pm
Adam Luttman says:

I’m far too far away to go and look at this particular newspaper wrapping, I’m going to guess she drew a duck. Like a rubber duck. Just guessing.

August 28, 2009 at 1:03 pm
Ric says:

I think it’s an orange. Or maybe I’m just hungry and fancy something a bit fruity!

๐Ÿ˜‰ Ric

August 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm
Karen Ratcliffe says:

I’m sooo far away but the very best of luck. For the record I say it’s a vase with a single flower in it x

August 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm
Tony says:

Its a sausage

August 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm

Im in the USA but from the picture I can feel its a house with a little garage attached and a dog in the front. (all stick men kind of drawings) Hmm somehow I don’t think I quite have psychic ability or am able to guess that accurately!

August 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm
Splather says:

I reckon it’s a schoolbook-style willy. Three hairs per cojone, as per the universal rule of maths exercise books everywhere.

August 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm
lucy says:

I was in London on Wednesday! Nooo! I’m GUTTED!!

August 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm
Caroline says:

A simple house drawing would be too obvious, so I think it’s a tree instead. Can’t wait to see what it is!

August 28, 2009 at 1:11 pm
tiram says:

Can’t get to London….. but I’m guessing it’s a church or an atom ๐Ÿ™‚

August 28, 2009 at 1:11 pm

I’d love it to be a drawing of a massive bag of chips! … the irony ๐Ÿ™‚

Looking forward to it! Keep kicking ass!


August 28, 2009 at 1:12 pm
James says:

You used newspaper to cover it? That’s interesting.

August 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm
ScreamingGreenConure says:

I’m stuck in Canada. I would very much appreciate it if someone could get down there for me and enter my guess, which is a picture of Criss Angel levitating into Heaven to fight the angels and take God’s place as ruler of the universe. It’s in stick figure style, which makes it a simple image.

August 28, 2009 at 1:17 pm
NickyB says:

I have no belief in phsychic ability and am 250+ miles away, so if it’s an ironing board I’m screwed

August 28, 2009 at 1:19 pm
Maxim says:

Can I come, even if I am Russian? I will be there!

August 28, 2009 at 1:20 pm
Gaz says:

Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s clearly a ruler in that case ๐Ÿ™‚

August 28, 2009 at 1:21 pm
Paul Ireland says:

always in london ๐Ÿ™ people live in north england too you know

August 28, 2009 at 1:22 pm

You already know what I think it is!

August 28, 2009 at 1:28 pm
Donnavan says:

I am at a disadvantage as I live in south Africa…… however despite this minor detail I am quite proud to announce that I do in fact know what simple design the curator has selected to draw.

1. she used a black felt tip pen on white paper
2. she drew an atom (specifically a Lithium atom hence there will be 3 electrons drawn in an elliptical orbit around a central nucleus consisting of 3 protons and 4 neutrons
3. she drew this picture centre bottom of the page.

so there….

August 28, 2009 at 1:28 pm
Maru says:

It’ s a cat! My housemate told me! but then he said mouse, or banana, or an elephant. He’s not very good is he?

August 28, 2009 at 1:29 pm
Joe says:

Its a cat… its always a cat!!!

August 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm
Frankie says:

Damn it! I’m too far away with no free time ๐Ÿ™

My guess is it’s a bus ๐Ÿ˜€ Derren I think you should collect all the blog guesses for all the people who can’t make it!

August 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm
Oyar F. says:

OoOoh! I was playing to take the train up to central London… I’ll think about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

August 28, 2009 at 1:35 pm
himwiththecyst says:


I had thought ‘boat’ before I finished reading the blog entry and before I’d clicked on the Comments.

Thank you for freaking me out. ๐Ÿ˜‰


August 28, 2009 at 1:36 pm
Joe says:

I wonder if there will be some subliminal messages around the museum to help us? ๐Ÿ˜‰

August 28, 2009 at 1:40 pm
Francis says:

OK lets try and think this through. A female museum curator asked to draw a simple image… When Derren has done this sort of thing before he has said it can’t be a stick-man or anything like that as would be too obvious.

With all the exotic and interesting things this person must have seen, I’m guessing she will go for something quite mundane, and easy to draw under pressure (nobody want’s to look silly by drawing something unrecognisable). The term ‘simple design’ make me think of an inanimate object, so nothing animal or vegetable. My guess is either a cocktail glass or a piggy bank, or a globe.

Or maybe I’m completely wrong and it’s a bunny rabbit :O

August 28, 2009 at 1:44 pm
scott says:

its a tree!

or a cat/dog,
but im going with tree ๐Ÿ™‚

August 28, 2009 at 1:46 pm
peachykeen says:

@Kris: I was going to say a boat! Ha!! I think that may be because it’s the only thing I can draw. ๐Ÿ™ I wish I could get there to take part.

August 28, 2009 at 1:51 pm
Paul says:

It’s a train

August 28, 2009 at 1:51 pm
kischiman says:

A cat! A cat! It must be a cat! ๐Ÿ˜€
Too bad I don’t live in the UK… Otherwise I’d probably be already at the museum ๐Ÿ˜€

August 28, 2009 at 1:59 pm
Fraser says:

What’s with the red line in the picture? Confusing.

August 28, 2009 at 2:07 pm
Chanc3r says:

Hmmm Newspaper, why newspaper? got to be a reason for that, Ive never heard of a picture wrapped in newspaper……anyway my guess is of course Fish & Chips!

August 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm
Emilie says:

Oh lame! I was JUST in London a couple of days ago and now i’m back in the far away land of Leeds ๐Ÿ™

August 28, 2009 at 2:27 pm
roz says:

i would have a loooooong swim from the U.S.! ๐Ÿ™

August 28, 2009 at 2:38 pm
Traian says:

I bet it’s a house.. the phrasing – “simple design”, you can’t design too many things.. you can “draw” a lot of things, but can “design” few.. the first thing that goes through my head when you say “simple design” is the sketch of a house…

August 28, 2009 at 2:42 pm
mushy says:

Its a palm tree.Can see it clear as anything!I live in sunny Scotland so i`ve got no hope of coming down to see it.Oh well….

August 28, 2009 at 2:54 pm
Chad says:

It’s a star – a shooting star

August 28, 2009 at 2:56 pm
Kirsty says:

I really shouldn’t pay to travel to London just to see it and guess, but I so want to.

August 28, 2009 at 2:56 pm
jameshogg says:

Im going to London literally tomorrow o.O

Erm…. *looks at the bigger map*

Damn.. it’s just out of reach of where I’ll be about >.< grr

August 28, 2009 at 3:13 pm
Ms G says:

Hm … nice. The way you say come … is that said the same way as you said once to your producer in that buss (robbie williams – behind the scenes) … that she should talk to the shrimp .. is it in that tone of voice?
You wont remember ofcourse … but erm … that was not a request …. that was a direct order … ehehehe …

I know there are people who sense these pictures quite well .. I’ve never tried. I think I will have trouble to open up from the right focus … I normallly dont visualize … I need to go to another area in myself to do so.
An area I now and then use but not when I adapt to normal life. It’s my comedy area. Oh well …. all emotions can be there. It’s not my bases.
I probably would sense a lot of stuff being in front of that pic except for the hidden pic.

August 28, 2009 at 3:18 pm
Nopke says:

Ow .. amazing … I see a wheel .. a bike it seems … the early ones. The wheel was the only thing I saw .. the rest added my own brain I guess. Yep, the wheel probably has been added as well, although I was not seeing anything from down there yet.

Now, if someones sees wires .. and how they should be connected… please let me know …

August 28, 2009 at 3:33 pm
Tish Olcan says:

It’s a flower.

August 28, 2009 at 3:39 pm
Francis says:

Just realised, that 3D printer (previous post) is at the science museum. Whatever the curator has drawn, Derren has probably already made a 3d model!

August 28, 2009 at 3:39 pm
joe says:

Is it open on sundays?

August 28, 2009 at 3:52 pm
Tim F says:

I won’t get down there as I’m too apathetic and badly-organised. Nevertheless I have a tingle that says it’s a flower. Apologies for wasting your time.

August 28, 2009 at 3:54 pm
Paul V says:

Looking at all the circular/spherical objects in the background of the photo, I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s drawn something circular. Or is that too obvious a bit of suggestion?

August 28, 2009 at 4:01 pm
eliza says:

Well I’m miles away (again!) but my guess is the female gender sign ie circle with cross underneath.

Looking forward to the new stuff,

Liz xx

August 28, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Wish I could go but I can’t get up to London next week.

Hmm, if I was going to draw something relatively simple, I know I’d go for something like a cat, but I’m sensing something like a flower or a house. Something I myself would find easy to draw and something recognisable.
But I’m probably way off the mark…..

Good luck to all who try!

LC x

August 28, 2009 at 4:22 pm
Michaela says:

Ooh yay I just happen to be travelling down to London from Edinburgh to watch one of the Proms this weekend, will definitely be taking a slight detour before the concert!

August 28, 2009 at 4:26 pm
Kim says:

Too far away :[ However I think it’s a ball. With a number on. Like a lottery ball :p

August 28, 2009 at 4:41 pm
Kelly says:

It’s an arrow in a circle

August 28, 2009 at 4:57 pm
Emily says:

Sweet ! I’ll be taking a trip to London next wk!

August 28, 2009 at 4:59 pm
VB says:

From 1349 miles away in the middle of Alentejo under 40ร‚ยบ degres… I saw stars
Maybe was the sun and beer, anyway …If I got it right please feel free reward me with great prizes.

Since I obviously have too many time to spare, or else I wouldnt spend the most of my days watching Derrens clips on the web and reading this blog, I also accept a job as a reward ๐Ÿ™‚

August 28, 2009 at 5:05 pm
Thistooshallpass says:

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August 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm
Reaper9888 says:

I live in the north west and I am 15 so I will probs not be able to get down there but I sense that it is a simple drawing of the earth with the moon beside it.

August 28, 2009 at 5:08 pm
Lotte says:

Its a … uhmmm…. a ligthbulb. Thats my guess anyway.

August 28, 2009 at 5:10 pm
Jenny says:

I think she has drawn Stewie from Family Guy

August 28, 2009 at 5:22 pm
Gayle says:

289 miles…. I’ll guess from here…

Mmmm… Something round/spherical… Like a sun/planet/ball….?

August 28, 2009 at 5:26 pm
Man With a Very Hot Bladder says:

If this is an “experiment into psychic ability”, why can’t we have a go from the comfort of our own homes?

August 28, 2009 at 5:35 pm
Enigma says:

Ellis 3?

August 28, 2009 at 5:54 pm
Rhian says:

๐Ÿ™ I was in London last Saturday ๐Ÿ™

August 28, 2009 at 6:15 pm
Sara Friend says:

Definitely… maybe… some four legged creature?

August 28, 2009 at 6:26 pm
Fraser says:

A picture of a old cassete or video cassete : )

August 28, 2009 at 6:40 pm
Darryl says:

Canada is just a little too far to stare at a newspaper covered drawing. I’m going to guess it’s a circle with a dot in the center or a bullseye target.

August 28, 2009 at 6:43 pm
Nicki says:

I’m thinking a globe…

August 28, 2009 at 6:46 pm
Kaz says:

I don’t need to go to London to guess. I have the same psychic powers as the greatest psychic ever to live. Ever. Yes, Mystic Meg. The picture in which has been drawn is of a clock, showing the time as 6:44 i do believe.

August 28, 2009 at 6:59 pm

It’s quite interesting how similar some of these guesses etc, are when a lot of these posts weren’t up on the blog beforehand. My msg is way down the list and yet there were only 6 posts up there when I left my comment! Now what is there….over 100?!
Deliberate perhaps…..?

LC x

August 28, 2009 at 7:05 pm
Colin says:

Hmm… it’s a competition to win tickets, and Derren asked the nice lade (Ellis?) to draw it, so you can be she’s drawn exactly what he wanted her to… but I doubt he’ll give us any obvious clues as he probably won’t want to give away thousands of tickets…

I can’t see it being a cat, boat, banana, or any other previous suggested drawings Mr B has used… the fact it’s wrapped in newspaper leads me to think that might’ve been part of the suggestion he gave to the curator… so I reckon it might be the obvious – a bear on a unicycle juggling 3 pineapples. Or a fish and chips. ๐Ÿ˜€

August 28, 2009 at 7:41 pm
Bebecca says:

There’s part of me that’s saying;
You’ve already taken 2 days off this week to re-read Derren Brown’s book and research all of the people he mentions in it.

And there’s another part of me saying;
It’d take an hour and a half on the train maximum to get there. Just do it.

Hmm, the wonder of your own minds persuasion, nevermind other people’s…

August 28, 2009 at 8:02 pm
Enigma says:

@LairyT – Certainly ๐Ÿ™‚ If anyone wants me to and, if I’m permitted to, I’ll cast votes on your behalf if you let me know what you think the picture might be.

@Donnavan – What makes you say that? I’d like it if it were right ๐Ÿ™‚

August 28, 2009 at 8:03 pm
Claire says:

It’s the entire schematics for a boeing 737 with a cute little doodle of a flower in a pot in the space beween the fuel tanks and the luggage compartment…….

August 28, 2009 at 8:27 pm
Cookie says:

Hmm …. a bus! No, no, wait a sec .. a house! … or a cat?

August 28, 2009 at 8:52 pm
Baxta76 says:

So far, I’ve noticed that circular objects (Globe/ball/planet/wheel/orange/sun/lightbulb/flower) have been suggested the most, and there ARE definitely a lot of circles in the vicinity of the picture.
Not that Derren would EVER want to influence anyone in ANY way, of course.

August 28, 2009 at 8:54 pm
Rhian says:

Just found out I am going to miss half of The Events ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™ cos I’ll be in Las Vegas. If I miss out on the tour tickets going on sale too I shall be inconsolable ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

August 28, 2009 at 8:57 pm
Siobhan says:

Love the responses here, but the real question should be… when I read this today what did I draw on a shiny yellow post-it note in work???

Ha, tell me that!!

August 28, 2009 at 8:57 pm
Nicky. says:

Man wearing top hat and tails riding a unicycle, possibly holding something, like an umbrella.


My brother thinks it’s a match that has been lit.

August 28, 2009 at 9:01 pm
Adam says:

I can sense an Apple, no idea why though!

August 28, 2009 at 9:05 pm
Enigma says:

@LairyT – Certainly, let me know when you’ve used your best Psychic powers to work it out and I’ll post it when I’m there ๐Ÿ™‚

If anyone else wants me to…and if I’m permitted to, I can add your psychic prediction to the Science Museum box when I go up there ๐Ÿ™‚

August 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm
Enigma says:

…I said that twice. I thought the first one hadn’t worked you see ๐Ÿ™‚

August 28, 2009 at 9:13 pm
Shadwell says:

I think it is an arrow

August 28, 2009 at 9:17 pm
xpirate says:

Derren, I dont want to go to london so i’m quite happy to guess from here.
Its a clock, with the hands at 9 o’clock of course.
Next challenge please.

August 28, 2009 at 9:32 pm
Ferrari Filly says:

Love it, Ginger. I’m definately going now!

August 28, 2009 at 9:50 pm
Wendy&Emily says:

I think a cat or house or is that too obvious?! Thinking about this is going to drive me mad! Maybe she has drawn the lovely derren! Lol, i suppose that is not really simple though! So gutted i cant nip there to post my idea! There are a lot of circular guesses…
I agree with all the non-londoners that these should be held in other places, such as LEEDS!!! Hehe ๐Ÿ˜€

August 28, 2009 at 9:51 pm
Nopke says:

Hm, apparently people like guessing what it is ….

The wires … have been connected and music is playing …

August 28, 2009 at 10:22 pm
lauralou says:

Since I didn’t have time to go to the science museum today, I have used logic to have a guess…

On the bollards in the road, there is a symbol missing, which is a circle with an arrow pointed diagonally down to the left

As there are lots of circular designs behind the picture and arrows leading to it…

And as it is a “design” not a picture…

My guess is a circle with an arrow pointed diagonally down to the left

August 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm
David says:

I think it’s a rocket!

August 28, 2009 at 10:50 pm

I think it’s the four of diamonds…

or maybe a cat with his tail sticking up some and stripes across his belly

August 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm
CJ says:

According to twitter we’ll be able to making guesses online as well.

If she’s been following this blog at all then it will be a tea cup or tea pot!

August 28, 2009 at 11:05 pm
Connie says:

It’s an aeroplane?

August 28, 2009 at 11:11 pm
WendyandEmily says:

I think a cat or house or is that too obvious?! Thinking about this is going to drive me mad! Maybe she has drawn the lovely derren! Lol, i suppose that is not really simple! So gutted i cant nip there to post my idea! There are a lot of circular guesses…
I agree with all the non-londoners that these should be held in other places, such as LEEDS!!! Hehe ๐Ÿ˜€

August 28, 2009 at 11:34 pm
James says:

I’m 4.2% certain it’s a picture of Martine McCutcheon knitting a scarf

August 28, 2009 at 11:39 pm
roz says:

i dont have any psychic ability. ๐Ÿ™ but i’m sure derren knows what it is.

August 29, 2009 at 12:04 am
Ruby says:

Can’t see myself making it to the Science Museum – am guessing it’s a bird of some sort

August 29, 2009 at 12:07 am
Ruby says:

… or a car!!

August 29, 2009 at 12:10 am
Suz says:

Hmmm…. can’t get to take part so I’ll just have to have a punt from home. I’m guessing it’s an arrow.

August 29, 2009 at 12:42 am
Go Go Yubari says:

Kind of interesting where it’s placed. On a sort of walkway facing towards the barrier so there’s no way to look at it head-on. You’d have to view it from below, or craning your neck from the side. Is that so lots of people can see it at once, or so you can’t concentrate on the picture itself without getting loads of peripheral stuff at the same time.

It’s a Science Museum so I reckon she’s drawn something to promote science. It’s probably the planet Saturn with a nice, big circular ring (like the one on the map).

August 29, 2009 at 12:53 am
Andy says:

No-one seems to have said this yet, so I thought I’d let you guys know- Derren put on Twitter:
“There will be a chance to try this online too, if you can’t get to the museum, nearer to the show going out.”
Yayyy! Now I don’t have to make the long trek down to London! ๐Ÿ™‚

August 29, 2009 at 1:06 am
Cody says:

Hmm, if he hasn’t really had a chance to influence what was drawn and perhaps doesn’t know what it is, then how can he influence us to guess correctly?

I suspect that this exercise is in fact completely random and the objective is to ensure that the people who (by chance) happen to guess correctly pass onto the next stage, do so with the false belief that they are perhaps psychic. This would make them more susceptible to whatever he has in store for them!

August 29, 2009 at 1:20 am
Jen &Si says:

so loads of us cant get there, derren should put somethin in other museums around the country so we could all visit……. doi get a prize though for semi second guessing what he would be doin next phillis…. i said he would pull a stunt like this in the “lost competion,winner found” 19th post… we are all wrong its gonna be an alien

August 29, 2009 at 5:41 am
Ali says:

My first thought was a cat….because that’s what everyone draws, isn’t it? But then I thought maybe a pen or pencil. This is an interesting new layer on the Events. Can’t wait to see how it all unfolds (even if I’m watching from the sidelines)

August 29, 2009 at 7:45 am
Joel says:

Well since it’s time to take a random guess I would have to use my senses and say…

A rose.

Or at least some sort of flower possibly.

August 29, 2009 at 10:56 am
Gaz says:

Well – As my “it’s a ruler” comment didn’t get posted, I can only assume I was right ๐Ÿ™‚

– oops sorry Gaz, no idea where that one went, not intentional – the odd one does tend to get lost in the spam filters. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Phillis

August 29, 2009 at 10:59 am
Gaz says:

But then, being the blind arse that I am, I didn’t see that it *did* get posted. Balls.

August 29, 2009 at 11:34 am
CC says:

Could you not wait another fortnight?
Well I hope there will be more stuff to take part in…

August 29, 2009 at 11:59 am
Hannah Taylor says:

What I don’t understand is that there are still people who think the lovely Derren is trying to be psychic. Goodness sakes, watch his shows… it’s all explained there. No-one is trying to be psychic, it’s a fun experiment… isn’t that right Mr. Brown? lol ๐Ÿ˜€

Well excited about this!! Yippeee!!

– No Hannah, Derren IS psychic and will melt the brain of anyone who argues with him. ๐Ÿ˜‰ – Phillis

August 29, 2009 at 12:08 pm
Cat says:

Ohhhh, I’m thinking I know where I’m going as the last big thing before school starts =D

August 29, 2009 at 12:25 pm
bex says:

I vote a shoe ๐Ÿ™‚

August 29, 2009 at 12:37 pm
python says:

why couldnt of this been there last week i was in london lol. its a simple rocket design im not sure it is but its something to do with science. Derren if your reading this you probably know what it is already, because your a genius lol.

August 29, 2009 at 12:48 pm
Phil says:

Terry’s Chocolate Orange. 100% definitely maybe.

August 29, 2009 at 1:28 pm
Coocumber says:

Was going to go to The Science Museum on Tuesday so this will make the day even sexier! Can’t wait for the show it sounds amazing already! And no one even knows whats happening in it yet! Only Mr.Brown could melt our minds before the mind melting show begins ๐Ÿ™‚

August 29, 2009 at 1:31 pm
LairyT says:

Thanks for saying you’d cast my vote. My first thought was it’s a boat, a simple one like kids draw with a sail. Don’t worry if you aren’t able to vote for me as i have also seen Twitter where it says we can take part online nearer the time. Very nice of you though ๐Ÿ™‚

August 29, 2009 at 1:34 pm
Paul Kayle says:

still not sure what the stuck to my sofa site is all about. It’s mentioned in the Man U score predictions site too. Won’t the bookies be angry about that? Does it mean the game is fixed/rigged?

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August 29, 2009 at 2:52 pm
KatM says:

As this was being posted I was on the train back home after a few days in London. Missed it by an hour. Aarrrrrrrghhhhhhh!

August 29, 2009 at 5:13 pm
Enigma says:

After much deliberation, I have come to the conclusion that it’s a small Giraffe trapped inside a bottle of Fanta.

Fruit Twist, naturally.

August 29, 2009 at 6:40 pm
lauralou says:

Managed to brave the crowds of screaming children and made it to the museum today, woop!

was a bit weird, it was the only place in the museum that wasn’t packed with people and I couldn’t find directions either.

Happy I got a chance to take part though ๐Ÿ™‚

August 29, 2009 at 7:35 pm
johny says:

Ok it’s like this…
If DB knows what’s in the picture – than I say it’s a face.
But if she is really the the only one knowing what it is, than I wouldn’t even bother guessing.
Simple as that.

August 29, 2009 at 9:54 pm
Julie says:

A watch? An Eye? Something circular anyway.

A circular saw??

Woah at the amount of comments ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


August 29, 2009 at 10:41 pm
JayKay says:

We went today and spent so long mooching round the rockets and the steam engines on the ground floor (and puzzling over the weirdness that is the basement?!) that when we headed off to the other floors to find the drawing, it was closing time! Well, it was half an hour to closing time, but apparently they round up the sheep well beforehand and keep us penned-in at ground level. So, do we go back or wait for the web guess?

August 29, 2009 at 10:47 pm
WendyandEmily says:

Lol @ lauralou ๐Ÿ˜€

August 29, 2009 at 10:52 pm
WendyandEmily says:

@ Enigma
If you dont mind i might pass on a guess for you to post! ๐Ÿ™‚ When are you going there?
I did the 2 post thing too! I hate it when that happens!

August 29, 2009 at 11:45 pm
Cody says:

Okay – since my last comment I’ve been doing some more thinking.
1. When it airs, Derren will correctly sense what has been drawn before its revealed.
2. We don’t know how the instructions were given to the curator (well I don’t anyway) it may have been “a simple design” or they may have been more priming so that Derren already has a pretty good idea what was drawn. If not, I suspect he could cold-read it from the curator before it’s unveiled.
3. The previous commenter who pointed out that he doesn’t want us all to get it correct is probably right, so I doubt we are being given blatant clues. Our correct guessing is random.
4. Can’t resist guessing. Simple design = not an object or animal. Can’t be a trademark, likely to be religious symbol, cross is too simple. So, Star of David.

August 30, 2009 at 4:42 am
stacie says:

I think its a cube

August 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm
well... says:

With the retro font for The Events and the ‘simple design’ instructions, I immediately think of iconic 50s kitchenalia. Toasters, chairs, coffee tables that sort of thing xD

August 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm
Mr Woolf says:

Just a quick guess;

Hot Air Balloon.

Peace People!

August 31, 2009 at 12:44 am
Alex says:

I stupidly think it’s a pizza slice. ๐Ÿ˜

Come to Worcester or Birmingham please, Mr.Brown! =D

September 1, 2009 at 8:55 am

An eye or the London Eye… or sumink.

Please pass me my tinfoil hat.


September 1, 2009 at 10:51 pm

Oh my goodness, I actually found myself trying to find hidden messages in the grafitti I saw on the way home from work, total madness (I don’t even live in the UK!!!)

September 2, 2009 at 1:36 am
mags herd says:

Loving the events so far and can’t wait to see what the mind blowing Darren brown has in store for us over the next few weeks. I can’t make it down to london from scotland but I am definitely seeing a star of david design. I think the curator is surrounded by science daily and would look to a spiritual level for inspiration. Please read this out when I’m proved right.

September 2, 2009 at 5:58 pm
Sara Martin says:

I’m confused enough thank you. I flicked on the television whilst on holiday in Spain and found an advert of Derren Brown talking backwards! That seemed like an Event in itself!

…I’m guessing the signs leading to the painting will have subliminal advertising, in which Derren already gave a verbal suggestion to the curator before drawing her masterpiece… anywhere close?

September 2, 2009 at 10:15 pm
Mr Man says:

It’s a cat i bet

September 2, 2009 at 10:27 pm
Vixx says:

lots of people said cat…. i say… um.. dog! or mouse! hmm…

September 2, 2009 at 10:33 pm
JayKay says:

Warning ‘Hazchem’ chevrons..?

September 3, 2009 at 7:07 pm
ferrari filly says:

Managed to get to the Science Museum on Saturday. Very interesting to sit and watch the amount of people who had their photo taken with either the covered picture in the background, or standing next to the instruction podium. Myself included.

No darn paper there through. I had to improvise.

September 4, 2009 at 3:46 am
scriptfu says:

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September 4, 2009 at 3:28 pm
Francis says:


Any news on entering our guesses online?

September 4, 2009 at 11:03 pm
uphoriak says:

I think it’s a red square. In fact, I’m pretty certain it is.

Reason being that Derren is standing in front of a big red square on the video where he talks about the competition, and that it would also fit in with the whole red/black thing.

Just my two cents of course!!

September 4, 2009 at 11:39 pm
Chanelle says:

I think it’s a poland flag lol :/ ๐Ÿ™‚

September 5, 2009 at 12:18 am
Hayley says:

…boat? XD

September 5, 2009 at 3:35 pm
scott says:

Its either a striped cat


a mouse with a stripey tail! ๐Ÿ˜€ (was watching derren brown: the gathering, and he said something about “draw something simple” like on this, first he drew a stripey cat (wich was right) second he drew a mouse with stripey tail, wich was wrong, and the gathering is on after the events, so maybe! ๐Ÿ˜€ )

September 6, 2009 at 9:17 pm
andre says:

it is a cat

September 6, 2009 at 10:41 pm
JayKay says:

Deffo getting stripes.

September 8, 2009 at 4:57 pm
JayKay says:

The Olympic Rings popped into my head today for some reason… Maybe it was Spandau’s Gold reference?

September 9, 2009 at 8:28 pm
Martin Burton says:

No point guessing – it’s impossible! I reckon Derren had already instilled in her mind what to draw before she drew it – but that’s the clever bit!

September 11, 2009 at 10:57 am
littlepaws says:

who got the bigger attendence, BANKSYS

September 16, 2009 at 11:03 pm
Kevin says:

Interesting idea – and i did have ago drawing the picture so you never know I might get a second on TV – but the museum itself was awesome – if not plastered with circles everywhere – deception,deceite, something tells me derrens about….

September 19, 2009 at 1:14 pm
Ashlea says:

At first I was set on drawing a tractor, but ‘cleared my mind’ and went with a car. I’m pretty sure that’s what it is.

September 19, 2009 at 9:43 pm
Olivia4Derren says:

I reckon it’s a boat. But meh. ๐Ÿ˜€