The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The spooky, the mysterious...the bizarre! » » Polter (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
TheNightBringer89
View Profile
Special user
766 Posts

Profile of TheNightBringer89
Right now the search function is disabled but I would just like this answered. Can I use this to make objects fall in the same room, as in they will SEE the object fall. Or must it be done in another room or without them being able to see the object fall. Thanks very much!
"Dreams are born of imagination, fed upon illusions, and put to death by reality."

It doesn't matter if you're right or wrong,
If you're not like the others then you don't belong.
Mogwai II
View Profile
Veteran user
The Alpes
314 Posts

Profile of Mogwai II
They can actually see the object fall down. If you do it right, no evidence can be found.
Hope that helps
"You'll wonder when he comes, you'll wonder more when he's gone..."
Mystician
View Profile
Inner circle
Wallachia
3485 Posts

Profile of Mystician
Ehhh... I don't know about that.
I suppose they could, but that's really if-fy and chancy-y in my opinion.
This ranks up there with one of the most overpriced manuscripts in magic history, I think.
As far as getting rid of the evidence, easier said than done, especially noiselessly.
Just hanging out with the rest of my fellow dregs.
http:// www . phrets . com
Visit http://www.bizarremagic.net
the levitator
View Profile
Special user
Spellbound Productions
546 Posts

Profile of the levitator
I made one slight modification that aids in geting rid of the evidence more silently. I've only actually used this idea a few times and it was for some in-home seances around Halloween time. Twice it had a huge effect on the audience, even getting a couple of people to scream. But one time we were in the middle of "talking" to the spirits and nobody heard the book fall. I never deliberately put the items that were going to fall in the normal line of sight. I put them more off to the side or preferrably behind the group. The randomness of the timing of the objecs falling is also both a good and bad thing, depending on the type of seance you are performing. For $14 (I think that's what I paid for it), I don't think it's the biggest ripoff in the world, but it's not a stand-alone effect, but more of a special effect that does have limited applications is real-world performances. But, if you have the right environment, it can be a nice addition.
"It's all in your head...."



James Anthony
www.jamesanthonymagic.com
Mogwai II
View Profile
Veteran user
The Alpes
314 Posts

Profile of Mogwai II
You can make it silent, by wrapping something arround the "you know what". Like a sponge ball, or some wool. Like this it won't make a sound.

And like the levitator mentioned, its best used behind the audience. But something it can be very strong, them seeing it falling down, I guess its a bit of of luck involved, but then, aren't we lucky from time to time... ;-)
"You'll wonder when he comes, you'll wonder more when he's gone..."
Gede Nibo
View Profile
Inner circle
2447 Posts

Profile of Gede Nibo
While youre at it, buy the SOLID GHOST too Smile
MaZe-2
View Profile
New user
Belgium
100 Posts

Profile of MaZe-2
Hum hum Smile
Mystician
View Profile
Inner circle
Wallachia
3485 Posts

Profile of Mystician
LOL !

hey, the Solid Ghost is better than Polter !

Polter's an okay idea, but it doesn't deserve "standalone" trick status.
It's something that should be found in a book among many other simple ideas and effects... a cheap book at that.
IMHO, it's akin to trying to make a standalone effect out of the ol' "Making a rubberband jump from your curled index and middle fingers to your curled ring finger and pinky", and charging $10 for it.
The idea just isn't that clever, revolutionary, or practical to warrant that kind of .. um.. packaging.

I don't like this modern trend - if this keeps up, long gone will be the day where one can buy a magic book full of various ideas, effects, and tricks, for a nominal ammount; instead, each single trick will be a small booklet itself selling for $10 to $30 each.
Just hanging out with the rest of my fellow dregs.
http:// www . phrets . com
Visit http://www.bizarremagic.net
TheNightBringer89
View Profile
Special user
766 Posts

Profile of TheNightBringer89
Quote:
On 2006-02-23 14:27, Mystician wrote:
I don't like this modern trend - if this keeps up, long gone will be the day where one can buy a magic book full of various ideas, effects, and tricks, for a nominal ammount; instead, each single trick will be a small booklet itself selling for $10 to $30 each.


I know what you mean. Especially true in mentalism. I recently bought three small booklets in a row, one 20 pages $25, one 40 pages $35 and one 60 pages $50. Almost every effect is absolute crap. The only quality book I have ever bought in mentalism has been Corinda, Anneman and Banachek. It's sad when the only good books were put out 50 years ago (excepting banachek).
"Dreams are born of imagination, fed upon illusions, and put to death by reality."

It doesn't matter if you're right or wrong,
If you're not like the others then you don't belong.
ClouDsss
View Profile
Inner circle
1799 Posts

Profile of ClouDsss
Wow which are the booklets you are refering to?
Think outside the box, cos people are all thinking inside now!! - ClouDsss
TheNightBringer89
View Profile
Special user
766 Posts

Profile of TheNightBringer89
Looking at the books again I was wrong about the page count. Add about 10 pages to each. I'd rather not mention two of them because I don't want to offend anyone and some people really like the material in it. But one of them is "Shivers" by Gary Sumpter. There were an ok amount of effects in the books but most are terrible in my opinion.

Sorry to go off topic in my own thread.
"Dreams are born of imagination, fed upon illusions, and put to death by reality."

It doesn't matter if you're right or wrong,
If you're not like the others then you don't belong.
MaZe-2
View Profile
New user
Belgium
100 Posts

Profile of MaZe-2
One thing I learn in magic ....the older the better Smile
Mystician
View Profile
Inner circle
Wallachia
3485 Posts

Profile of Mystician
Usually, MaZe, usually..
but look at bizarre; in it's current form, it's a toddler, born midway or later into the past century.
Add Capricornian Tales and Sheherazade, which are relatively recent even in this context, and things aren't too bad.. at least, not for us.
There will always be turkeys though.
Just hanging out with the rest of my fellow dregs.
http:// www . phrets . com
Visit http://www.bizarremagic.net
Gede Nibo
View Profile
Inner circle
2447 Posts

Profile of Gede Nibo
I contend that Bizarre is the first and therefore oldest from of magic...

for did not the Shamans from old use oftentimes tricks to perusade those and them of their powers...

your point still taken though, for, its true, bizarre as a GENRE is but a babe on the suckling...

please don't take the rest of my soul O awe-ful Mystician Smile
Bill Ligon
View Profile
Inner circle
A sure sign of a misspent youth:
6437 Posts

Profile of Bill Ligon
Quote:
On 2006-02-24 00:49, Gede Nibo wrote:
I contend that Bizarre is the first and therefore oldest from of magic...

for did not the Shamans from old use oftentimes tricks to perusade those and them of their powers...


Yes, this is so!
Author of THE HOLY ART: Bizarre Magick From Naljorpa's Cave. NOW IN HARDCOVER! VIEW: <BR>www.lulu.com/content/1399405 ORDER: http://stores.lulu.com/naljorpa
<BR>A TASSEL ON THE LUNATIC FRINGE
Jay Are
View Profile
Inner circle
4188 Posts

Profile of Jay Are
I know what you mean. Especially true in mentalism. I recently bought three small booklets in a row, one 20 pages $25, one 40 pages $35 and one 60 pages $50. Almost every effect is absolute crap. The only quality book I have ever bought in mentalism has been Corinda, Anneman and Banachek. It's sad when the only good books were put out 50 years ago (excepting banachek).
[/quote]

What about mindmyth and magick -- or anything by derren brown, chuck hickoc,luke jeramy, lee earle, Barry Richardson, richard osterlind, Bob Casidy or larry becker?

If you haven't checked out there stuff -- do so I think it would change your mind.
xxx
Mystician
View Profile
Inner circle
Wallachia
3485 Posts

Profile of Mystician
Quote:
On 2006-02-24 00:49, Gede Nibo wrote:
I contend that Bizarre is the first and therefore oldest from of magic...
for did not the Shamans from old use oftentimes tricks to perusade those and them of their powers...
your point still taken though, for, its true, bizarre as a GENRE is but a babe on the suckling...
please don't take the rest of my soul O awe-ful Mystician Smile


Yes, I agree; that is exactly why I worded it as I did.. " bizarre, in it's current form ..."

BTW, didn't I give you your soul back in full ? I guess I better check my inventory list again.
I was recently offered a bulk package deal of politicians' souls, but anyone worth their salt knows those are worthless - I don't trade in junk bonds ! Smile
Just hanging out with the rest of my fellow dregs.
http:// www . phrets . com
Visit http://www.bizarremagic.net
Rev.moonchild
View Profile
Regular user
Bristol, Pa.
173 Posts

Profile of Rev.moonchild
And there is a lot of junk bonds out there
Follow the spirits of the wind and you will find your voice
<BR> Rev. Moonchild
<BR>
<BR>www.magicalelixer.com
JAlenS
View Profile
Inner circle
Oklahoma
1522 Posts

Profile of JAlenS
Polter is gold! I was disappointed when I got the manuscript not knowing how I was ever going to get through all those pages in that heavy tome but I finally finished it and it works. Do any of you have any suggestions other than those proposed in the large manuscript?
JAlenS
View Profile
Inner circle
Oklahoma
1522 Posts

Profile of JAlenS
OK, I was kidding.
I'm trying now to work two polters into a seance but I don't want two exact effects. Also doubling or tripling the method makes a stronger effect for heavy objects. I have a failsafe for any noise that you can PM me about.
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The spooky, the mysterious...the bizarre! » » Polter (0 Likes)
 Go to page 1~2 [Next]
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2021 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.17 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL