Illusion News: It’s alleged that a TV channel, book publishers, theatres and the general public collaborated to help convince a man he was a famous hypnotist and magician.

It’s said that Channel Four, a number of actors and hundreds of thousands of members of the public willingly conspired in the elaborate deception, which helped convince the 41-year-old man from Croydon that he was a successful illusionist, mentalist and hypnotist with a number of controversial TV specials and best selling stage shows and books.

“It has been our most elaborate prank yet,” said an unamed source at Channel 4, who are accused of masterminding the illusion. “Since we first approached him in 1999 to make a mind-reading show the poor guy hasn’t had a clue that this whole thing is a massive set up.”

“We thank all the members of the public who have faithfully stayed in character during his shows to make sure Derren didn’t have any idea this was just a big hoax.”

Story: Simon Swatman

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  • Tim Baber

    I thought Derren might also be the Brit entry into the supposed world of competing Master Practitioners using something called Monarch Programming. It is put about that we really answer to the illuminati. Ha! Not so, it is early days still but my information sourced on the web is it is still the worlds’ intelligence services that are competing to be on top. This explains so much torture, so much trauma, which is a lever of change. It seems out of control, things take time, but those on top can afford one thing more. The nation with the best sense of humour is obviously on top. If they were not there would be no reason for new humour. We have had Mr Bean and now Derren Brown. It is not just the prestige, the women, the profits, beating the competition, and it is not the lethality anymore. If it were not the Brits in charge then the humour would become , as it used to be, very cruel and unworthy of people who should know better. Let humour, the ability to laugh loud and long in any company, be the measure of how high we have risen from the ashes of war.

    November 5, 2012 at 10:49 pm