A Spirit Bell & Rapping Hand type of effect that is practical and fits in your pocket! It's mysterious, it's funny. It's a routine that you can tailor to your personality.
Are you communicating with the other side? Is it your psychic abilities or just an unknown mystery?
A little toy clicker in the shape of a cricket is shown. You demonstrate that it works by pressing on a metal tab under the cricket, which creates a loud clicking sound. You suggest that the cricket is going to answer questions in a mysterious way. You bring out a small box that is just large enough to hold the cricket. The cricket is placed in the box; the box is closed and set on a table.
You explain that the cricket can answer simple yes and no questions that the audience asks, questions that they do not know the answers to. The cricket will respond with one click for yes and two clicks for no. Different audience members ask questions and to their delight and amazement, the cricket clicks the answers. At any time the box can be opened and everything examined.
For a finale the cricket takes on a different challenge and determines the month someone was born.
Suitable for strolling, restaurant and formal close-up performances. Everything is examinable before, during and after the routine. It's a very practical method which you will be able to put together in a few moments. No assistants, electronics, threads, or complicated DIY project.
The routine suggestions will allow you to create variety within the routine with a definitive finale that will add that extra punch of mystery!
1st edition 2015, 10 pages.
word count: 2305 which is equivalent to 9 standard pages of text