He’s Not Here is the third installment in the Jamie Daws Dark Series. While a haunting story is told, your spectator is drawn to an image of a man in an old photograph. As the story unfolds, the full dark legacy of the tall man is revealed. The man appeared to many, and his appearance was always followed by death. Yet no physical evidence of the stranger was ever found. Was your spectator staring at a ghost??
He’s Not Here is a clever yet haunting effect with a chilling tale, beautifully weaved throughout.
It’s easy to perform and will certainly send a shiver down your spectator’s spine!
He’s Not Here comes complete with all props and full instructional DVD. As a bonus, the DVD also includes a full explanation and routine for Jamie’s highly regarded Torce Force.
“I was stood in the room. The painting haunted me. I recognized the faces but they seemed unfamiliar to me. Each time I turned back, it was like each person was standing differently, strangely, glaring down at me. Five months living in that house, in that room, and I snapped. That’s when I took it off the wall. I couldn’t take it anymore. Something was in the picture. Something not of this world. Something I couldn’t see. All I keep saying to myself is… He’s Not Here…”
EFFECT: Have you ever had the sensation that the eyes of a photo are following you around the room?
Years ago, when we first moved into our current house, there was this small family photo hanging on the wall. Weird things started to happen. At first, they were little things like the photo not being straight. Then one day, the photo was on the table even though no one had touched it.
Then things started to move about IN the photo! One morning, we swore that the table in the photo was on the left – but when we came home, it was on the right. It was only when one day, somehow, the photo was thrown against my head and the frame cracked that I couldn’t take it anymore!
I took it off the wall, ripped it from the frame tore it up and threw away the pieces. Things seemed to get better past that point. However, a week later, there was a parcel delivered to us. Inside was the cracked frame with the pieces of the photo perfectly aligned like a jigsaw puzzle. We have no idea who sent it to us or why.
The magician takes out the pieces of the photo and places them on the table like a jigsaw puzzle. He asks the spectator to look over the pieces and have a good look at the photo, and to notice where everyone and everything is.
The pieces are collected and the spectator is asked to select a piece of the photo and to focus on one person in that piece of the photo.
They then hold onto the face-down piece. You ask them to put a name to the face as you read through a list of random names.
It was only after these things happened that we began to research who the people were in the photo. We found out years before, one of the people in the photo had gone missing just a year before this photo was taken. His name was Robert (the spectator’s thought-of name). They never found him or his body and to this day, no one knows what happened to him.
The magician asks if she remembers who was in the piece of the photo she is holding. She explains what he looked like. However, when the piece is turned over, the person in the photo is now missing. When the photo is reassembled, the piece fits perfectly as before, but no Robbie…
…He’s Not Here.
“A stunning performance piece that I can’t wait to try!”
– Alan Rorrison
“A creepy, emotional plot with a kicker ending. Brilliant stuff!”
– Rus Stevens
“Jamie’s done it again! The same clever thinking that’s built Mr. Daws’s reputation over the years for his card work, now applied to a performance piece. Recommended”
– Dominic Reyes
“Jamie’s effect is a great, off-beat and spooky piece of magic! If you like something a bit different, check it out!”
– Liam Montier
“He’s Not Here is the best and scariest photo effect I’ve seen in a long time! I was expecting Robert to be behind me! Love it!”
– Kieron Johnson
“Great hook, lovely story, wonderful props and the moment of magic sends shivers down your spine. I love this and will have it in my wallet at all times!”
– Chris Congreave
“Looks amazing! A real performance piece that has emotion, this is a real-world storyteller’s dream!”
– Wayne Goodman
“I love it, love it! I only give quotes to stuff I like and this is a great blizzard effect that can be played anywhere. A worker for sure!”
– Stephan Leathwaite