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An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural

Introduction | "R" Reading | Curse of the Pharaoh | End-of-the-World Prophecies

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blindfold vision This is a conjuring trick often done by mentalists. It consists of the performer being blindfolded——often with tape, opaque metal masks, and/or bandages——and then accomplishing various feats such as reading, writing, negotiating an obstacle course, or driving a vehicle, apparently without the use of sight. It has also been called Eyeless Vision, the name given it by Dr. Harlan Tarbell, a well-known writer on conjuring techniques.
      The very effective trick has been taken up with great success by the psychics, who of course say that when they do it, it's not a trick.



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