Solid Ghost by Richard Osterlind
An updated version of Ganson's classic effect!
The performer spreads a handkerchief on a table and folds it. It's obvious that there
can be nothing under the handkerchief as it rests flat on the tabletop. After showing his
hands empty, the performer mimes the action of catching ghost particles from the air and
pushing them under the folded handkerchief. Suddenly, the handkerchief starts to move of
its own accord and something seems to form under it, taking the shape of a large ball,
which is rolled around and proved to be quite solid by giving it a tap with a spoon. An
audience member can even touch the object to verify its solidity and shape. Eventually the
performer causes the Solid Ghost to vanish and shakes the handkerchief to show it empty,
so that it could only have been a ghost that wasn't there.
Included is a top-quality, custom crafted white handkerchief, handmade by Sandra Sisti
to Richard Osterlind's exacting specifications, along with the necessary gimmick and a
16-page booklet which details Lewis Ganson's original handling and Osterlind's updated
tips and presentation ideas.
Please note that this is not "Glorpy." The Solid Ghost uses an entirely
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 20 March, 2005.