96 entries in Dark Room Effects
  
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Unknown How to terrify such as are entirely unacquainted with the Nature of Phosphorus writing and drawing on walls, glowing in the dark, lighting a match
Breslaw's Last Legacy 96
Unknown Die Geisterstimme performer tied on chair, lights out, from different part of room comes a voice and talks or answers questions
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 3) 43
Unknown Das ausgetrunkene Getränk, genannt das Geisterwasser glass placed on table, isolated with paper strip construction, lights out, then glass is empty
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 5) 77
Unknown Ein X-Strahlen-Zauberabend hand, violins and objects float and glow in dark room
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 8) 123
Charles T. Jordan Satan's Trance No. 26, four cards removed from thirty-two-card deck and put in envelope, lights out, when lights are back on the names of cards are written on envelope
Variations Thirty Card Mysteries 70
Theodore Annemann Help Wanted in the Dark ads are cut from newspaper and sealed in envelopes, light is out and content of two ads is revealed
SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 4
Theodore Annemann Greta Annemann's Eyes of the Unknown writing of three face down cards is revealed in darkness
Variations Mental Bargain Effects 8
Theodore Annemann Get It! deck is handed to three spectators in the dark, everyone selects a card and when the light is on again, performer reveals all three cards
Mental Bargain Effects 15
U. F. Grant The Midnight Marvel four of a kind reversed itself in dark room, duplicates
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 295
Theodore Annemann Get it in the Dark three cards chosen in dark room are divined, three forcing decks
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 297
Arthur Monroe Voodoo hole coin on string is put in box and hidden, light turned out, in glowing light performer is seen to have box again and coin drops off cord, combined with card divination on blank card
Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 208
Paul Curry Nyctalopia spectator writes name in dark with lights out, performer divines it, carbon paper
Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 245
Unknown Naming Cards in the Dark cards are divined by touch with lights out
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 33
Unknown Do As I Do In The Dark to be done with lights out
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 72
Hen Fetsch Travel Thought cities on map are thought of and written on paper, divined by medium in the dark, carbon paper
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 357
Eddie Clever Encore Voodoo card is put in envelope with ribbon band and hidden by spectator, light out, performer suddenly has card and mutilates it, when spectator retrieves card it has same appearance, dressed up Chinese Laundry Ticket
Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 51) 358
George Delaney A Magnetic Personality
  • magnetic/mesmerised cards
  • buzzing sound when touching metal
  • fire flash in the dark
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 61) 438
Henry Hardin Trance Vision flashlight in bag to put over head to read in the dark
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 599
James G. Thompson Jr. Builder-Upper revelation of a writing, luminous paint
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 15) 62
James G. Thompson Jr., Bruce Elliott The Coin Dowser coin is found with a dowsing rod in the dark
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 15) 63
Tom Sellers Through the Eye of a Needle needle threaded in dark while wrists held
That's Good! 3
James G. Thompson Jr. Blackout Magic writing of three face down cards is revealed in darkness
Inspired by The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 15) 61
Bruce Elliott Blackout Magic - Adam's Apple wrists of performer held by spectator's, apple travels from one hand to the other
Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 15) 61
Syl Reilly Spirit Answers word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 375
Edward Saint Spirit Lights under Test Conditions seance style, luminous paint
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 383
Syl Reilly Ghostly Card in the Dark card image appears in dark room, luminous paint
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 373
Syl Reilly Date on a Borrowed Coin date appears as image in dark room, luminous paint
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 375
Syl Reilly A Selected Word word appears as image in dark room, luminous paint
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 375
Unknown The Black-Out Switch forced card found with lights out, stuck to spectator's forehead
25 Methods for Switching Decks 2
Jos. Kellar Ghost Eyes cards and billets are put in a bag and read in the darkness
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 30
Paul Curry A Period of Darkness selection in the deck and a signed slate turnover in the dark, while spectator secures them on the table
Also published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 86) 348
U. F. Grant Cover Picture about U. F. Grant (on cover of this issue), image materializes in luminous paint in the dark
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 3
Edward Clinkscale, Franklin V. Taylor Shades of Houdini selection is put back and deck hidden in other room, performer is tied to a chair and lights turned off, after some seconds the spectator gets the hidden deck and found the selection reversed and signed by the performer
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 171) 684
Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Dark Thoughts thoughts on the center tear, reading the piece in the dark
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 4
George Schindler Lights Out lit cigarette goes out
Also published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 196) 785
Ormond McGill Ectoplasmic Lights luminous paint, two versions
Psychic Magic — Vol. 5 8
Nelmar Eyes in the Dark eyes glow in the dark
Related to
  • Nelmar's "20 Hypnotic Tricks"
Psychic Magic - Vol. 6 6
Bob Somerfeld, Eddie Clever Night Owl book test in dark room
Pieces of Mind 15
Tony Corinda (10) Spirit Lights small sparks of light, wire wool and battery
Mediumistic Stunts 281
Loel Nelson Spirit Kisses spectators feel kisses in the dark
Variations More Miracles in Mentalism 20
Tony Corinda (3) Astral Signs signs in mid air in the dark, luminous paint
Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (11) The Icy Hand weird touches in the dark, wet and cold
Mediumistic Stunts 283
Tony Corinda (4) The Spirit Hand hand appears and tries to grasp at the audience, luminous paint
Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (12) The Message in Mid Air writing appears in mid air then it vanishes, luminous paint
Mediumistic Stunts 283
Tony Corinda (5) Carboard Skeleton luminous paint
Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (23) Corinda's Ghost Walk ghost appears, luminous paint
Mediumistic Stunts 294
Tony Corinda (6) Fire Balls table tennis balls and luminous paint
Mediumistic Stunts 281
Tony Corinda (24) Spirit Moulding ghost mould his hand in wax, as a proof
Mediumistic Stunts 295
Tony Corinda (7) "It" luminous appearance, paint
Mediumistic Stunts 281
Punx (30) Strike a Light match is marked an put back in matchbox, light goes out and performer strikes the initialed match and gives it to the right person, luminous paint
Mediumistic Stunts 300
Tony Corinda (8) Ectoplasm producing ectoplasm, luminous paint
Mediumistic Stunts 282
Tony Corinda (9) Apports tapping noises in the dark
Mediumistic Stunts 282
Harry Lorayne Blackout! spectator finds card that is marked on back, can only be performed in totally dark room
Close-up Card Magic 183
Karl Fulves The Black Room silk/tissue of chosen color travels from glass tumbler behind spectator's back to wrapped tumbler
Related to
  • p. 20 for idea by Sid Lorraine
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 4
Paul Curry A Simple Spirit Séance
Magician's Magic 224
Karl Fulves Method for Madness medium in other room, card cut to in borrowed deck in darkness with flashlight, medium divines card, then has actual card in hand
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 22
Ralph Gironda A Stitch in Time small needle on black thread, big needle on white thread, change places after lights are out
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 32
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Unmöglich spectator has another spectator pick a card and replace it behind the back (one-way reversal), it is located again in a dark room or without looking, whole deck corner-shorted
The Astor-Deck 10
Don Nielson, Karl Fulves Time Out of Mind medium divines setting on watch in bag in dark room, then actually wears the spectator's watch
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 218
Ben Christopher Pendragon Rings rope rings move from spectator's arm to his head in dark room
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 226
Peter Alexis Triple Telepathy two spectators write word on face-up deuces in deck, "ghostlike piece of paper" appears in almost dark room from cased deck, performer divines words
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 231
Jay Weiler Blackout box with two cards hidden in dark room, performer takes on out in the dark, flap box
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 10) 275
Robert Gysel Lights Out way to prove that performer is standing at the wall in dark room when he is actually free to move around
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 341
Stewart James Psycho-Dyne dark room, card travels to chosen location
The Living End 26
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Clairvoyance spectator puts cards in envelopes and those envelopes in a bigger envelope, light is turned off and performer names the cards
The Third Ecstasy 31
Burling Hull Close Work or Clairvoyant Methods
  • Sealed and Burned
  • Hull Box and Ashes Reading
  • Hull Folded Question Reading
  • Clairvoyant Envelope Reading
  • Hull's Dark Seance Reading Method
  • The Dr. Q. Dark Readings
  • Clairvoyant Writing Table Method
  • Clip Board Method
  • The Cardboard Clipboards
  • The Hull-Pool Universal Sealed Reading Act
The Amazing World of Mentalism 159
Rolf Andra Black-Out-Bluff card is divined in the dark, then performer locates it and puts card into pocket
Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 117
Unknown Stage Method solo levitation in the dark with glowing shoes and hands, shoes stick together
The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1080
Karl Fulves Darknot rope tied around table leg, people distributed around and on top of table, lights out and on, now rope suddenly around another table leg
Also published here The Chronicles (Issue 21) 1273
George Schindler The Darkroom Séance No. 64, lit cigarette goes out
Also published here Self-Working Mental Magic 108
Thomas Alan Waters Demon Key demon appears in the dark, monkey
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 290
Karl Fulves, Charles T. Jordan The Up-Down System out-of-room four spectators seal cards in envelope, performer divines them in dark room, featuring stacking system
Inspired by After Jordan 7
Al Mann Apparitions No. 27, face of ghost appears, gets bigger and smaller and eventually disappears
101 Psychic Tests 8
Unknown The Spirit Snooperscope! No. 29, using night vision goggles in a seance room
101 Psychic Tests 8
Unknown The Tongues of Hades No. 91, flames are seen in dark seance room
101 Psychic Tests 26
Unknown Many Ghosts! No. 19, ghosts appear near mouth of bottle
101 Psychic Tests 6
Unknown The Spirit Violin No. 96, violin starts to play in dark room
101 Psychic Tests 27
Unknown Fingertip Ghosts No. 20, luminous paint
101 Psychic Tests 6
Unknown The Spirit Harmonica No. 97, harmonica plays on its own
101 Psychic Tests 27
Unknown Diabolical Eyes No. 21, light shoots from eyes of medium in dark seance room
101 Psychic Tests 7
Unknown The Spirit Trumpet No. 98, trumpet plays on its own
101 Psychic Tests 27
Unknown Luminous Eyes No. 22, eyes on poster glow in the dark, luminous paint
101 Psychic Tests 7
Al Mann Causing Beutifull Explosions in the Seance Room No. 25, glowing bubbles explode when set on fire
101 Psychic Tests 7
Thomas Alan Waters, Sydney Bergson Glowsure spectator finds container with object, in the dark
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 604
Karl Fulves Darkroom Effect No. 52, napkin moved from one one table leg to another in dark room
Also published here Self-Working Paper Magic 91
Bruce Elliott Adam's Apple No. 70, wrists of performer tied, apple travels from one hand to the other
Related to Self-Working Rope Magic 147
Unknown Watch the Watch No. 65, borrowed watch appears on wrist of performer despite him being tied up
Self-Working Rope Magic 138
Robert Gysel Gysel Spirit Tie No. 66
Also published here Self-Working Rope Magic 140
Michael Weber Sight of Hand reading in the dark
Life Savers 110
Unknown The Dark Seance at the Table things with tambourine, bell, and the like happen in the dark
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 8 22
Paul Curry A Period of Darkness selection in the deck and a signed slate turnover in the dark, while spectator secures them on the table
Also published here Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 258
Burling Hull, Karl Fulves Mid-Nite Marvel performer finds a four-of-a-kind below table, those transpose with some card in the deck, changed from dark room effect to below table
  • Second Approach (involving the location of a selection)
Inspired by
  • "Mid-Nite Marvel" (Burling Hull, Clever Card Collection of 1932)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 403
Mark Levy Bux Vision random cards are named, can only be performed in totally dark room
Best of Friends — Volume III 463
Mark Levy Pitch Black Triumph can only be performed in totally dark room
Best of Friends — Volume III 466
Roberto Giobbi Dr. Rodolfo Roll Triumph presentation
Hidden Agenda (Issue June 11) 167
Ben Hart A Shot in the Dark in a dark room a spectator lights the only fresh match from a matchbox of burnt matches
The Darkest Corners 9