Several hotel-room type key idententification holders are displayed. Each
holder has a room number on one side and a name of a room on the other.
A magical detective shows several envelopes with a completely different
number on the outside of each envelope. Inside each envelope is a card
with a room name matching the rooms on the key holders.
The envelopes are mixed number-side down and held by a spectator. A second
spectator calls out one of the room numbers, for example, 12. The first
spectator counts twelve envelopes from the top to the bottom of the stack.
Here is the first part of the mystery. The room numbers on the remaining
key holders are added up and when the spectator turns over the envelope
counted to, the number on the back matches the total of the remaining key
holders! Then the freely chosen keyholder is turned over to see what room
name is on it. The person, with the envelopes, checks the card inside and
it matches the room on the chosen key holder! This can be repeated time
and again with different results. There is absolutely no forcing; it is
an instant reset and everything can be minutely examined. Believe it or
not, the patter is what makes this such a tremendous effect, but the mentalism
that occurs is nonplussing!
This effect is called Hotelekenesis and is one effect among twelve dealing
with words and numbers, in Ron's book. This one effect is worth more than
the cost of the book. Another of the effects (Mndful Letters) in this book,
Ron used to market for $10.00. You can make it up for less than half the
cost. Ron gives his full routines with suggested patter and his igenious
thinking! The book has been out of print for some time now. Get one while
Effective Word and Number Routines by Ron Frost