An impossible prediction effect!
The classic mentalism effect is now available as a video download!
A clear wine glass is seen on a table center stage, containing a black envelope with a prediction. The spectators are asked to concentrate on a single thought and to write it down on a card and seal it in an opaque envelope. At your command, they all throw their envelopes onto the stage. A random spectator selects any one of the envelopes (again: NO force!). Let’s assume the thought inside reads “ICE CREAM”. She removes the prediction from the glass and opens it. She reads the prediction out loud: it matches the freely selected thought!
Now for the FINAL kicker: the lady is asked to open up the crumpled paper ball that was used to randomly select her as a volunteer. It reads: “Tonight, a beautiful lady called Annie will think of ICE CREAM!”
- The spectator is randomly selected
- No switch of the paper ball
- No stooges
- No secret assistants
- No pre-show
- No fumbling
- No sleeving
- No electronics
- They can really write down any thought
- The other envelopes all contain different words
- The spectator opens and reads the prediction herself
- Prediction and envelope, both are completely unprepared
– Larry Becker
“I think it’s terrific prediction, and I love the final punch-finish. Clever and very practical.”
– Peter Duffie
“It’s perfect. The method is wonderfully simple and direct and I image it plays extremely well. I give it my highest recommendation.”
– Sean Waters
“Brilliant, yet, simple, the only way to do it.”
– Marc Salem