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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Mentalist, hypnotist helps raise money for C-GHS

  • Christopher Carter is in the business of freaking people out.
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  • Christopher Carter is in the business of freaking people out.
    Carter, a mentalist and hypnotist, performed at Canton-Galva High School Saturday night. The event was a fundraiser for the After-Prom Committee.
    Carter has performed on television and has spoken at corporate and college events. He also performed at the high school last year.
    Carter started his show by having audience members give him two-digit numbers and having a volunteer multiply them. He then converted the volunteer’s name into numbers using a phone keypad. The product of the multiplied numbers was the same as the volunteer’s name.
    Carter then played the role of lie detector as three female audience members wrote the names of their first crushes on papers and gave them to Carter. He then matched each crush with the audience member and named the last person’s crush without looking at the paper.
    After that, Carter asked two volunteers to come on stage and hold large fluorescent light bulbs provided by the school. He told the volunteers to focus energy on the light bulbs, which then turned on.
    Trish Johnson, who saw the show and knew both of the volunteers, said it was her favorite part of the show.
    “How does he do that?” Johnson said. “They weren’t plugged in, but they came on.”
    Carter then proceeded to the mind-reading portion of his show. During this section, he had various audience members “think” various numbers, names and animals at him. He then had four audience members build a dream vacation, which he later revealed to be written on a piece of paper in his wallet.
    “The mind-reading part was just weird,” Johnson said. “It’s just weird how he can sense that stuff.”
    Carter finished his show with a display of hypnotism. He had 16 volunteers on stage, whom he hypnotized into believing it was very hot or cold, thinking they were 5-year-olds on tricycles capable of going 100 miles an hour, attempting to resuscitate a critically injured Elmo doll, and forgetting the number six.
    For Jerry Kremeier, audience member, it was a fun reminder of a time he volunteered to be hypnotized.
    “I don’t remember any of it, but people showed me video,” Kremeier said. “It reminded me of that.”
    Galen Wiens, another audience member, said though he enjoyed the hypnotism, he doesn’t plan on volunteering.
    “It was great, some of the crazy things he got them to do,” Wiens said. “I don’t want to act like an idiot, I guess.”

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