79 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Locating hidden Objects
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
La Baguette Divinatoire coin is found in one of several boxes with the aid of a divining rod, longer treatise on the use and function of dowsing also in combination with automatons
1784 58
Hänsel Kastner Rätselhaftes Aufsuchen einer verborgenen Nadel needle hidden with a spectator whose name is written down, needle found
June 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 6)
Frederick E. Jones First Test in Mind Reading finding a hidden knife
1911 7
Theodore Annemann Find the Lady a Queen and four Aces are put in five envelopes, performer finds envelope with odd card
Also published here 1931 41
Coin Location coin in hand hold to forehead and then hold next to the other hand, hand with object is located
1945 55
Gerald Lynton Kaufman Telepathy Without Tears medium finds hidden object in room, match on paper as indicator for medium
Inspired by July 1946 235
George B. Anderson A Mental Illusion two hidden objects are found in the audience, looks like contact mind reading, detective presentation
1949 31
U. F. Grant The Green Buddha hidden buddha statue found blindfolded, ticking clock inside
Jan. 1949 5
Ormond McGill The Hidden Object Test
Related to
  • Dariell Fitzkee's "Contact Mindreading"
1951 12
Pauline Hammer, Nail and Chalk Cross blindfolded performer finds hammer and nail hidden in the room, then he finds the chalk cross and drives the nail through it
1951 18
The Purloined Objects Penny, ring, key distributed to three spectators. Each spectator then takes a number of matches corresponding to some rules, magician then divines who has which object
Related to 1956 57
Karl-Heinz Wehner Finde die Münze coin placed under one of three cards by spectator and found by perfomer
Also published here
  • in "Aladin"
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 4)
Dr. Spencer Thornton Mental Three Shell Game object under one of three cups
1958 12
Orville Wayne Meyer Mindreading Supreme blindfolded, fake muscle-reading with billets
1959 14
Eddie Joseph Baffling at the Bar mental monte with three discs, performer finds colored one
1959 2
Gerry Findler Lucky Bag numbers from one to twelve are put in a bag, named numbers are drawn by performer, egg bag with index
1960 72
The Amazing Maurice ESP Tumblers chip is placed under any cup, performer divines where
1961 18
Paul Siegel Color-Ception different colored chips are divined behind back
1972 8
John Newman Neuman's Muscle Reading No. 415, seven tips for muscle reading, and seven tests:
  • 1) Flower Test
  • 2) Cards
  • 3) Book and Poem Test
  • 4) Typewriter Test
  • 5) Cigarette and Match Test
  • 6) without contact
  • 7) Paper Test With Writing On Paper
1972 112
Paul Maurer Streichholzschachteln und farbige Kugeln three matchboxes and three different colored balls, performer divines which color is in which box
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 34 No. 1)
Rolf Andra Sehende Hände spectator writes name on one of several blank cards and performer locates it among other in pocket
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 36 No. 1)
Clayton Rawson, Walter B. Gibson, Jerry Ross Date Sense coins in handkerchief, one with specific date is found, several versions
Magick (Issue 161)
Erwin Schussel Can Can! object hidden in one of five film canisters is located
Magick (Issue 182)
Gene Nielsen, Bascom Jones Psi-Cup '3' question written on paper and hidden under one of three cups, question is answered and paper located, center tear
Related to 1977
Magick (Issue 194)
Punx Das Amulett word written down and paper put in one of several boxes, correct box is found with Herbert Paufler's Hand der Kleopatra, and word is divined
Also published here
  • "Das Amulett" in "Magie" 1969/70.
1977 74
Gerald Kosky Imagery several objects are hidden by spectators, performer finds them and brings them back to the owners
Magick (Issue 202)
Barry Wiley Psi-Search paper is signed and sealed in envelope, mixed among others performer destroys all envelopes except the one with the paper
Magick (Issue 217)
George B. Anderson The Water Witch dowsing rod made of coat-hangers, finding water in a box and pseudo psychometry
Magick (Issue 219)
Larry Becker The 35 Millimiracle II five film capsules, marked coin is placed in one and found by performer
1978 88
Larry Becker Ultraffinity folded bill in one of several matchboxes is found by performer, then serial number is divined
Variations 1978 91
Larry Becker The Vampire Spell signed card in one of five envelopes, envelopes shuffled and word spelled for times, remaining envelope contains card, vampire presentation
1978 105
Thomas Alan Waters Tryptrych spectator puts an object in the left and one in the right pocket, one remains on the table and performer names the locations of the three objects, gimmick
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old)
Thomas Alan Waters On the Button three objects in different pockets, location is revealed, gimmick
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old)
Richard Lyn Mind Search spectator removes envelopes from a stand and burns them as instructed by blindfolded performer, envelope with money remains, using Ed Mellon's "Quantimental"
Magick (Issue 228)
Neal Rider The Power methods to appear supper natural or gifted, knowing names of people, finding lost objects etc
Magick (Issue 230)
Larry Becker Ultraffinity Revisited folded bill in one of several matchboxes is found by performer, then serial number is divined, different boxes
Inspired by 1979 54
Nick Trost Three Object Divination three objects distributed to three spectators, each spectator then takes a number of matches corresponding to some rules, magician then divines who has which object
Related to 1979 1
Philip T. Goldstein Dowsing For Dollars three pennies and a half dollar in four envelopes, spectator finds the silver with dowsing device
Inspired byAlso published here 1980 3
George B. Anderson Introduction and Routine intro on pendulums and routine where filled can is found amount empty cans with a pendulum
1980 3
Jack Kent Tillar Mental Monte bill put under one of three cups, performer know which one
Inspired by 1980
Magick (Issue 260)
Gene "Phantini" Grant Mental Checkmate spectator selects four chess pieces from a box and puts them in different pockets, performer knows which piece is where
Inspired by 1981 75
Danton Diabolique divination of written down information and location of hidden envelope, method to read impressions on wax impression device
Inspired by 1981
Magick (Issue 280)
W. Rory Coker X......Factor five film canisters, object is hidden in one and located by performer
Magick (Issue 291)
The Mystery of the Oranges No. 81, signed orange is mixed with other oranges in a bag, performer locates the signed one without looking
1983 22
Robert Cassidy Witch's Sticks paper in film canister is located by performer using dowsing rods
Feb. 1983
Magick (Issue 316)
Thomas Alan Waters Glowsout mixture between Verball and Glowsure
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk)
Philip T. Goldstein Dowsing for Dollars three pennies and a half dollar in four envelopes, spectator finds the silver with dowsing device
Also published here 1984 2
Philip T. Goldstein Dowsing For Dollars three pennies and a half dollar in four envelopes, spectator finds the silver with dowsing device
Also published here 1985 1
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Vibrations marked business card is found by performer among other business cards in a bag
May 1985
Magick (Issue 351)
Jack Yates Clue six spectators with cards and pens, one of them writes an X on his card behind performers back, those with red cards must speak truth, black must lie, performer finds different colored disc, murder game
Variations 1986 51
Rich Bloch The Gemini Factor spectator signs one of several business cards and all cards are placed inside envelopes, second spectator finds envelope with signed card, Fillman principle
June 1986
Magick (Issue 372)
Joe Howard Color Sense different colored dies in film canisters, chosen color is divined and die located
Inspired by
  • a Ron Frost routine
Sep. 1987
Magick (Issue 395)
Glenn G. Gravatt Der Drei-Tassen-Trick, Version Nr. ? object is hidden under one of three cups, object is located by performer
Also published here
  • Glenn Gravatt's "Coin and Cup Divination" in "Genii" 1982.
Magische Blätter (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Loren Pankratz Love Affair using a couple, person writes name on paper and hides it in one of several film canister, partner locates it
Aug. 1988
Magick (Issue 409)
Charles "Cicardi" Scott, Mike Schwartz, Bob Syrup Mind Storm objects and words are noted before the show by spectators and placed inside envelopes, information is revealed during show and enveloped allocated correctly
Oct. 1988
Magick (Issue 411)
Philip T. Goldstein Dowsing for Dollars three pennies and a half dollar in four envelopes, spectator finds the silver with dowsing device
Also published here 1988 7
Paul Mauerhofer Das Märchen vom goldenen Schuh five little figures are mixed by spectator, only one is golden underneath and it is located by performer
Inspired by
  • Larry Becker's "The Black Spot" in "Mentalism for Magicians" 1981.
Magische Blätter (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Philip T. Goldstein Dowsing for Dollars three pennies and a half dollar in four envelopes, spectator finds the silver with dowsing device
Also published here 1989 63
Neil Somerville Money Sense coins placed inside envelopes, performer locates marked coin
June 1990
Magick (Issue 441)
Ted Karmilovich Hidden Thoughts before the spectator writes down a color, a word and a number and puts sheets inside envelopes, during show performer divines content and finds correct envelopes
Related to July 1991
Magick (Issue 457)
Tony Devine Payday check inside one of several envelopes is found by performer
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 6)
K. H. Fossgreen Minefild six cards with parts of a map, spectator marks x and seals cards in six envelopes, after envelopes are shuffled spectator finds his map again, map and x predicted by spectator
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 7)
Joseph Curcillo Time is of the Essence russian roulettes type using a hammer and five paper bags, four contain a light bulb and one a spectator's watch
Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 1)
Lee Earle Puzzling Perception solved jigsaw puzzle is displayed, one piece is removed and placed among pieces of an identical jigsaw, spectator removes handful of pieces and spectator locates missing piece
Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 2)
David Berglas The Picture Post Challenge slipper was hidden in London, Berglas blindfolded drove by car to the correct location, found the slipper and handed it to the correct owner
2002 59
Karl Fulves Arf "Problems"
keychain beeper to find hidden object, looking for other uses, posed as problem
2002 257
Philip T. Goldstein Clipper clippers hidden in one of several boxes is located, humorous airport security presentation
2003 6
Neil Tobin, Larry Becker, Ted Lesley The Big Game bill is located among several envelopes and serial number is divined, using the Teleport Envelope
Inspired by 2003 23
Robert Cassidy The Die and the Canisters die is placed in one of ten film canisters, performer locates die and divines number which is up
Inspired byRelated to 2004 117
Robert Cassidy Doctor Bob's Killer Miller Caps object hidden under one of several bottle caps is found
2004 282
Docc Hilford Number 6 spectator writes down three pieces of information and puts billets in three envelopes, envelopes are hidden in different pockets of spectator, performer divines content and places, with Hot Seat elements
Related to 2005 6
Lewis Jones Yes Men five people either lie or tell the truth, one has a watch hidden, spectator finds watch by asking questions, liar's paradox
2006 146
Allan Slaight Missing Links card, color and symbol divined, object divined and found in the room
Inspired by
  • "Link It Test" (Stewart James)
Also published here
  • The James File, 2000
2008 138
Richard Bangs Suit Yourself Surpassed spectator distributes four of a kind into his pockets, magician knows order, out of hands
Related toVariations 2010 69
Robert Cassidy Five Canisters and a Bill five film canisters, in one is a bill in the other are rolled up pieces of paper, performer locates canister with bill, serial number divination as climax
2013 38
Christoph Borer Die drei Wünsche five coins taken from purse, odd coin is found, storytelling presentation, fairy tale
2016 195
Juan Pablo Ibañez Body Mentalism five spectators on stage, they hand an object around according to instructions, spectator where it ends up is divined or predicted
  • The Basic Principle
  • Observations
July 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 7)
Boyet Vargas The Final Destination spectator hides imaginary object at his person, performer divines where object is hidden with questions
  • The Secret
  • The Basic Effect
Sep. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 9)
Boyet Vargas One Hand In My Pocket variation with four locations
  • The Questions
  • The Response
  • Let's Do This Again
  • Sample Script With Commentary
Inspired by Sep. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 9)