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Old 09-28-2014, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Magicians know human psychology very well, including the statistical probability that a person will choose one number over another, and the psychology of perception. See:

Mind Reading (Numbers)

Also, you have a history of magician skeptics and debunkers of the paranormal. What they do are tricks and a big part of the fun is not being able to figure out how they do it.
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Old 09-28-2014, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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The Magicians who control the Earth and the Affairs of Humanity, use the powers of invisibility which they have created by brainwashing the humans into believing magic does not exist.

The brainwashing is make up of snippets of emotionalism from various religious, political, or intellectual traditions.
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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The Magicians who control the Earth and the Affairs of Humanity, use the powers of invisibility which they have created by brainwashing the humans into believing magic does not exist

I'm not saying it's magicians, but ... It's magicians.
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Old 09-28-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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I am talking about the magician ask a person to think of a number between 1 and 100.

No more talking other than the person responding with an "ok."

The magician look into the eyes of the person for 5 second and said "43"

The person is shocked beyond belief.

Something similar to this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnldNVZt3N8


You're getting small snippets of the interaction. The actual procedure he did beforehand is called a force.

Unless we see the whole thing from beginning of when he meets her to this, you can't see where the "force" happens. He's chosen 9 of diamonds, and he's planted it somehow into her brain, something like on meeting her setting up a tray with 9 apples, mentioning something that happened 9 days ago, having a nine year old cousin, carrying a case with diamonds on it, mentioning how nice her diamond necklace is, or the makeup artist's diamond..... simple chatter to people, but in reality we see more than we notice... and when asked to come up with a card the most natural card to pick is nine if diamonds.

If I tried this -- it wouldn't work because I am not skilled, but in a skilled person did it -- it's seamless.

There is no real magic. And people can't read your mind. If they could I would be in so much trouble because I think a grand lot of people are total morons.
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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What's cold reading?

Shhh! Don't tell anyone!
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:19 PM
 
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For the 1st trick, he was specific about how she should fold the card and he handled the card quite a bit, so he probably saw at least a couple of the letters - maybe the H&Y but more likely the H&A. Then he guessed the ending Y (no surprise there, when you're thinking of children's pet's names that begin with HA), and Ellen confirmed it and also reacted positively to the "double letter" hint. Interesting that she didn't confirm "Happy" was right nor did she seem overly surprised; perhaps she wrote "Harry" but was impressed that he came so close so let it be.
edit to add: This is more or less the "cold reading" technique.

The 2nd trick's an old one. He had a tiny earpiece in, and a plant in the audience told him what what was on the pictures.
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