Saturday, November 12, 2011

Person-of-Mystery



Welcome to Cipher Saturday!


You've found the home of everyone's favorite weekend pastime, where a stylized photo of a somewhat famous person from the past is provided for you to identify.  If you want to see if your hunch is correct, you can type the person's name into Google Images and the real photo will appear on the first page of results.




So, who could I be?  That's the mystery!  Go ahead and take a guess and then go enjoy your day.  Check back tomorrow and I'll reveal the answer.  The first correct post will be declared the winner.

Additional clues may be found in the cipher below.  Today you must use the key provided to unlock the king of all ciphers.  Perhaps then you can meet the challenge.

The key is hidden in the image below (you may want to enlarge for better viewing):


Cipher:


PL F P SFMMBR NR PL F P SPFMT

ABOBMAS NM YNUR JFM, PMA TEB TPKBS TEBY OPFMT



PGGUSBA NC P SKPYFMD IBGPUSB F WPS EBPA

IUT GNUKAMT IB LB, PS F WPS FM IBA

GNMTFMUBA TEB TEFMD NVBR P SWFMB
PMA STPR-GRNSSBA KNVBRS NMB NC TEBL LFMB

PCTBR BMAFMD FT PKK FM NKA MFMBTY-NMB
F STPMA TPKK FM LPRIKB LY KFCB RPGB MNW RUM




11 comments:

DADD said...

Walt Whitman

DADD said...

Brigham Young

mary said...

I can see it, but I can't tell what I am looking at. Hmmm

Brian and Amy said...

Devil Anse Hatfield

Nate Maas said...

Congratulations to Brian and Amy! Way to go!

Nate Maas said...

So what did you do to solve it?

mary said...

Okay, now I need help figuring out what I was looking at and how it relates to the Hatfields? All I could see was a cave. I looked up Jim White. wrong.

Brian and Amy said...

Thanks for another fun and interesting PoM puzzle, Nate!
The image was that of a pig, so we assumed that "pig" was the cipher key. We decrypted the cipher as: "Am I a sinner or am I a saint? Depends on your kin and the tales they paint. Accused of a slaying because I was head, but couldn't be me as I was in bed. Continued the thing over a swine and starcrossed lovers, one of them mine. After ending it all in old ninetyone, I stand tall in marble, my life race now run."
We assumed this was referring to the Hatfield-McCoy feud, so we checked Wikipedia for the name of the feud participant fitting this description. Finally we checked Google images for Devil Anse Hatfield, just to be sure.

mary said...

My husband said he saw a pig. I thought he was joking! I'll have to get my eyes checked.

Nate Maas said...

Well played, Brian and Amy!

Far Side of Fifty said...

You are all too smart for me..I din't even see a pig:)