A four-act spirit seance in a box.
A bell placed in the cabinet rings out answers to questions. A handkerchief takes on life and moves about the cabinet, even flying outside it. A pair of slates reveals an answer to a thought-of question.
And now for the finale! A committee of spectators seals three blank sheets of paper inside a glass fruit jar. The jar is placed in the cabinet, in plain sight, with a fountain pen and bottle of ink. When the paper is removed by the committee, it's discovered that the spirits have accurately predicted the outcome of a pair of previous tests.
To top it off, the spirit writing provides an accurate physical description of one of the committee members - who was chosen at random. No plants or stooges are used - any audience members can serve on the committee.
This revised edition now includes instructions to construct and decorate your own version of the Thayer "A Trip to Spookville" cabinet. Additional presentations are also included.
Original Thayer Spookville cabinets sell for many hundreds of dollars, when they appear on the market. Now you can build your own or modify one of two well-known magic props for very little cost. This ebook tells you how. Now you, too, can perform this enchanting effect that your audience will long remember.
1st edition circa 1920, PDF 27 pages
word count: 8478 which is equivalent to 33 standard pages of text