Is this just a lazy publicity stunt (intended or otherwise)?

"Hypnotist's Mishap Leaves People In Trance" Via Sky News

I'm sceptical of hypnosis, but haven't seen anything definitive either way.

  • (Where's Chris Angel when you need him?) ;-P Jun 4, 2011 at 18:24
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    What's the claim that you are skeptical of? That three people stayed for ten minutes in a trance while people left the room?
    – Christian
    Jun 4, 2011 at 18:35
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    That the show participants could be "left in a trance" at all. My assumption is that the hypnotist had an unfortunate accident, which left him out cold for a few minutes, and later decided that it would make for a good news piece and publicity for his show. As much as I try, I can't find out a definitive answer for whether or not hypnotism is at all possible! Like I said, I'm sceptical, but I haven't seen anything that proves or disproves it - just what I see in clips and in news articles.
    – James
    Jun 6, 2011 at 20:05
  • Can you define what you mean by a "trance"?
    – TrojanName
    Jun 27, 2011 at 16:03
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    Umm... Not really, as my definition might be different to Sky News'! My assumption would be that they mean something along the lines of "an altered state of consciousness".
    – James
    Jul 4, 2011 at 22:15


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