Here is a straight forward effect which is enabled by a clever gimmick. You ask somebody to think of any one of the five ESP symbols. Then you look deep into their eyes, read their mind, and commit by writing what you read in their mind on a little notebook. Then you ask them to reveal their thoughts. You will be able to show that you wrote down the same symbol.
1st edition 2018, length 15 min.
- No force. Any one of the five ESP symbols can be selected.
- You are not limited to the ESP symbols. Any other small number of symbols, numbers, etc. can be used.
- The notepad is gimmicked. It can be shown but not handed out.
- A bit of arts and crafts is necessary to make the gimmick.
Reviewed by Christian Fisanick (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Tuesday 17 April, 2018
Interesting idea, kludgy construction. Here's a 15-minute video on the construction of a gimmicked note pad to reveal a prediction. The concept, I believe, goes back to the classic El Numero by Syd Bergson, but the construction is different. (Richard Osterlind demonstrates El Numero on one of his videos. I forget which one. That effect has long been out of production, but it is simple to make.) And I think that the construction here, while workable, is not ideal. You have to worry about distance and lighting. It's not a bad gimmick, but even in its creator's hands, it isn't the smoothest thing in the world. If you get this, I would take the basic method and rework it into something different. I can think of a few ways to do it, but I doubt that I will. El Numero is superior.