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WOMAN'S HAND HAS MIND OF ITS OWN, DRAWS MYSTERIOUS FACES

In 1912, Mazie Fitzroy of St. Louis, Missouri, sat down to draw a picture of her nephew, when she suddenly lost control of her hand. It seemed the hand had a mind of its own and was drawing a picture without her direction. Being curious, she didn't resist and let the hand finish its work. The end result was a face that looked nothing like her nephew, nor like anyone she had ever met.

This was the first of many "automatic" drawings by Fitzroy — always faces, and never anyone she knew. Dr. Charles Cory, professor at Washington University, described the case in an article published in The Journal of Abnormal Psychology in February 1920. Dr. Cory believed Fitzroy's automatic drawings originated from her unconscious mind. To others, the mysterious drawings were evidence of psychic phenomena.
DR. CHARLES CORY
Charles Edward Cory was born in the small village of Thornburg, Iowa, on December 6, 1878. A remarkable student of philosophy and theology, he earned his Ph.D. at Ya…