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Brash
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Brilliant idea Craig!

I think the office phone bit is possible but it would require a lot of tech, and a little bit of sleight. I'll e-mail you about it.

The old phone has some great applications as well. I like the idea of the phone visibly dialing a number itself. Perhaps one randomly created by the audience...

Brian
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On 2002-07-25 12:52, Brash wrote:
The old phone has some great applications as well. I like the idea of the phone visibly dialing a number itself. Perhaps one randomly created by the audience...


But then you lose the concept that it's haunted and dialing a particular number that's somehow related to the ghost it's reaching; not to mention that you're turning a powerful piece into a "cute trick". It goes from, "Wow, that was soooooo creepy how the phone dialed that ghost on its own and the ghost told us..." to "Hmm...how'd he get the phone to dial the number we picked...he couldn't have made us pick that number, so he..."

Just my two cents,
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Andy,

what if the ghost dialed the number of a person being thought about by one of the audience members. The person would see that number being dialed and know it was his/her friend's number. Then the ghost would rasp something like "Mary isn't here now, she's in Hell..." or maybe something less corny. Still, the spectator would just about die.

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I was thinking since the number for the afterlife is probably unlisted, the audience's own intuition could be engaged in thinking of the number.

Maybe not a random number, but it would be interesting if the number dialed can be connected to the spectators in some way.
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I've been giving the idea behind the number used a great deal of thought (and like some of what I'm hearing here.) Nonetheless I've discovered a very wide and diverse series of possible scenarios just with the phone number... Chris' idea of seeing the phone dial an "unspoken" number that someone in the audience recognizes is just one such thought... because of a pre-show method I use from time to time (keep quiet Andy, you're the only one here that knows what I'm talking about Smile ) this would be exceptionally easy to pull off and the impact it would have on people could prove devestating.

I'm presently in the process of finding the "right stuff" for making this effect possible, practical and cost effective to the serious performer... ON THAT NOTE I will make mention of something I posted about last month... my Ouija Board system.

Though the electronic version works well, one of my associates has created an amazingly clever variation to the original thinking that's simply a work of art (and "NO" I don't mean the thing advertised in Magic.) I don't have all the details just yet but Michael believes it will retail for somewhere between $400.00 and $600.00 (Maybe less ???) It is so clean it's disgusting... you have total control in what it spells out, etc. The unit has a small wire-framed pyramid that sits over the board itself. You can suspend borrowed items from guests, a pencil, rock or just about anything else from the apex and it will swing to the appropriate letters so as to spell out answers to your questions.

Michael believes he can cover anyone's order on this, should you want one by Halloween, if you order prior to Sept 10th. You can PM or Email me or go directly to Michelangelo in Salt Lake (his links can be found @ On-Line Visions).

Anywho... thought I'd give you all an heads up on that one since the Telephone wont be ready before next year, at the earliest Smile
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I was told that there is a Bizarrist in SLC who has a book coming out from L&L Publishing. Is this Michael? Smile
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I don't think so... Michael (Michelangelo) is better known as a Family oriented performer (though he does hang out with some really peculiar people like Shane & Kep from Visions... me, when I'm in Salt Lake, etc.)

He's one of the up and coming minds of major stage magic in my opinion. An exceptionally talented artist and craftsman who has some interesting ways of looking at and re-working magic technology. His Shadow Box is down right awesome... one of the best veriations I've seen in 35 years!
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Hell has a freephone number

0800 666 666............ Smile

Sorry, could not resist. Ok, Ok, pick a corner and I'll stand in it.
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O.k. here's the dirt...

The Pyramid Ouija system I mentioned above, will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If you can get in your deposit (50%) by Sept. 10th Michelangelo is promising early October delivery. Due to the materials involved, the cost is a bit higher than we thought it would be, but we are going to bite the bullet on things and let patrons of our favorite boards get both, a year's lead time in doing the bit, and a $200.00 discount over normal retail, which would be $850.00 (You pay only $650.00 + shipping form Salt Lake)

THE PHONE CALL FROM HELL... we've played with it a great deal and believe we will have a "perfected" version ready for the market by the spring of next year. Still not certain what the retail will be but, because of the technology we're putting into it (not your normal wireless two-way thingy) it will probably come in at around $5,000.00. I've been given a thumbs up on taking deposits on orders for those interested. Email/PM me if you are seriously interested so you have one of the first released (and that could, based on the progress we've seen thus far, before Halloween of this year.)

Just thought I'd let you all know where things stand and offer a hardy thanks for your interest/excitement around the phone idea... we weren't certain it was a good thing.

Smile
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Just thinking about the whole dialing thing. Imagine an old phone sitting there on a table with other "antiques" that were taken from a supposed haunted house.

As the magician patters, the phone starts dialing a number - then a ring is heard in the audience - its someones cell phone - you ask them to answer it . . . they do and an evil laugh is heard. They hang up.

You ask them to dial the number that just called - the old phone begins to ring . . . then it drops on the floor and "busts" into peices and evil laughs are heard. Smile

The magician walks over to the phone and looks at it weird . . . "Spooky . . . this phone was never plugged in" Smile

Not sure if this is practical, but I bet the wheels are now turning in all your heads!

-Primoshock
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Sounds great, when Peter said;
The last person to use the phone was running from . . . ;
it reminded me of "Night of The Demon" however spooky phone calls also remind me of the phone call in "The Mothman Prophesies", a highlight in an otherwise mediocre movie.

I feel sure there was also a trashy horror movie where someone dialed hell, maybe something called "666 Evil". Never saw it but vaguely recall it.

Paul Smile
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