Archive for June, 2013

Kreskin Plans The Return Of The Shadow

Posted by admin On June - 24 - 2013


In the days when radio was king one of the top mysteries shows was The Shadow.  Orson Wells was the first major star to play The Shadow.

The Shadow had a strange gift that enabled him to fight criminals of all kinds by making himself invisible. In essence he had learned the power to “cloud men’s minds so they could not see him”.

When Alec Baldwin played The Shadow in the major motion picture in 1994 the movie was dedicated to Kreskin’s late friend and author Walter B Gibson who created The Shadow.

Kreskin plans to create in the minds of volunteers the invisibility of one person standing and moving in front of them.

This will be seen in Kreskin’s concert at

The State Theater in Easton, PA

 Friday June 28th at 8:00PM

You MUST See It For Yourself!!!

Nothing compares with seeing it live and in person as this is not a magic act.

No professional actors.

Experience this unnerving phenomenon.

Only volunteers from the audience will.

Kreskin – Book Review of The Alien Abdution Files

Posted by admin On June - 17 - 2013

Kathleen Marden and Denise Stoner’s new volume The Alien Abduction Files has had a special appeal and interest to Yours Truly since over a half a century ago when I became embroiled in the UFO phenomena. Famous UFO  researcher the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek  wanted me to become a partner in his research organization, an invitation I declined.  Furthermore, I spent scores of hours on WOR Radio with Long John Nebel who interviewed many individuals involved in UFO experiences. As far as sightings of UFO’s are concerned there is no doubt in my mind that some small percentage is legitimate. I have spoken to many pilots who insist that they have sighted vehicles that they have never seen before and were unable to explain. As I said before, “God forbid we are the only intelligence in the universe.”

Martin and Stoner’s volume deals with a special offshoot of UFO sightings and that is the alien abduction phenomena. They recount the famous story about Betty and Barney Hill.  As the authors point out what brought this to light was that were being treated by a prominent psychiatrist Dr. Benjamin Simon who specialized in “deep trance hypnosis” whatever that means

 For intriguing reasons the authors have built on this and gathered the experiences and memories surrounding  two special cases that have been confirmed or in some way supported by many witnesses. They seem to have substantial evidence of a alien abduction UFO type experience.  The book is written in great detail and will hold your interest throughout.

The book is a well written text however,the reader will realize that hypnosis has played but the major role in extracting and clarifying the memories. Fortunately, the authors stress that these memories may not be accurate. This is an important key since a majority of UFO “experts” have for years relied on hypnosis as their tool.   

My position on hypnosis has been pretty well established since the 1970’s.  Over 50 years Yours Truly was one of the founding members of the Association to Advance Ethical Hypnosis which had at that time the largest membership of any hypnosis organization in the Western world. When Yours Truly left the organization he had come to the conclusion since supported by many behaviorists hypnosis does not exist, it is pure suggestion. That being the case, the idea those memories can be pulled out of the unconscious while under hypnosis becomes ludicrous.

Incidentally, the public a few decades a ago was saturated not only with alien abduction memories being uncovered but also, the uncovering of multiple personalities ala, The Three Faces of Eve and Sybil. Apparently, under hypnosis in demonstrations a prominent psychiatrist was able to awaken in Sybil dozens of personalities. Thank goodness in 2011 in a book by Debbie Nathan titled Sybil Exposed it was realized that the whole scenario was fraudulent.  There were no personalities. Sybil admitted that she with encouragement and persuasion of certain experts had crafted an absolutely false story. Has the Alien Abduction Files convinced me that some individuals have been abducted? No, not in the slightest.   “Yes, I strongly suggest you read the book, but when you are finished remember this… It is a wise hypnotist who knows who is hypnotizing whom”

Met’s Demote Davis

Posted by admin On June - 10 - 2013

When I made an offer on May 23rd of this year to work with Ike Davis

it was done because of my conviction that it would be possible to condition Ike’s mind and enable him to function at a maximum level of his proficiency.  As a number of reporters have said to me ..”Kreskin, what the hell do the Mets have to lose, nothing so far has worked.” 

Considering the mindset of the Mets decision makers and when I say “mindset”  it is meant  in a very limited way.

I am tempted to predict how this season for the Mets will finally turn out… but as a fan myself, I’d rather save myself the disappointment.

June 7, 2013

Yours Truly  just saw a video offered on the Huffington Post

of one of their seasoned correspondents David Kiley who traveled all the way from the States to Germany to find, seek out and visit where his uncle whom he never knew was buried. This gentleman was in the US Army during WWII and as David explains his Uncle Eddie was killed fighting with our servicemen to end Hitler’s war.

He finally found the stone and his name on it. I want to tell you something folks, and please take maybe 30 seconds to reflect upon this… that he felt in some spiritual way he came to know better his father’s brother whom he never met or saw but realized had fought in the Great War to protect our country. It is a very deeply moving few minutes and I suggest that you, your youngsters and friends take a moment to access on the Huffington Post.

-The Amazing Kreskin

TV Celebrity Flip Wilson Fondly Remembered By Kreskin

Posted by admin On June - 6 - 2013

Kreskin’s Reflections on… Flip

Flip –The Inside Story of TV’s First Black Super Star

By: Kevin Cook

I find it so heartwarming that finally someone has done a biography on Flip Wilson. He would be considered by many to be the first definitive black celebrity headliner celebrity in television and boy did he become the headliner.  Certainly he preceded Bill Cosby and so many others. I am pleased to be mentioned in this new book as I got to know Flip initially when we both appeared on the Mike Douglas Show which was a national daytime talk and entertainment program. In fact one of the poignant moments in my career was at the end of one of the Douglas shows that he and I were on, he turned to the staff and Mike specifically and said “we are going to dinner I know you are taking me out for a late lunch but, I want Kreskin to join us.” It was at that point when we sat Mike, Flip and myself that it became clear that Wilson was interested in the nature of my work and of what I was able to do. He had later on introduced me to an elderly psychic woman whom he had great faith in through the years. This was when I had visited with him while on tour. I believe it was in the Chicago area.

The highlight and special memory that showed the depth of his character came when I was booked as a headline guest on his Thursday night weekly hour.  I walked in the first day of rehearsal, after all the show was on during prime time and you had there the crew, the writers etc. But, I also hinted that I could not really “rehearse” my presentation, I could do a walk through but because of the legitimacy of my reading the thoughts of the audience I would simply explain what is going to be happening as they cover it on camera. Everyone seemed nod their head and understand and Flip was standing next to me during the discussion. I was given two special segments.. (1) where I was reading the thoughts of members of the audience and the other was a special test involving Flip Wilson himself. Suddenly everything stopped as Wilson walked away from me towards center stage and put his hands up and simply quietly said and in essence announced to his crew – writers and everyone .. he had made a decision, he was not going to do a monologue and the reason he explained was.. he did not want to precede my opening on the show with comedy.  He did not to risk taking away from the essence of what I was doing.  Yes, there was no discussion, there was no argument about such. I am sure the writers that prepared his opening understood this how he wanted it to be.. and so it was.

As is so clearly embraced in the new book Flip we see how in the latter days of his career Flip had become deeply troubled and built a wall between his personal life and his career.  As we read the story and the unfolding of drugs and other factors your heart will break as the book is written with great poignancy. Yet, those of us who not only knew but also those who watched him can never forget in the background of this commentary, the outrageous crying of Geraldine his wild and crazy character along with the Reverend Leroy as well. And those who saw him in his series will recognize phrases that became part of American’s every day remarks. Phrases that were instantly recognized such as .. “the devil made me do it” and “what you see is what you get.”

Kevin Cook’s biography of Flip is a beautiful piece of show business history.

                                                                                                        -The Amazing Kreskin