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Gloucester Football Hypnotist

Southern League football team Gloucester City call in famed hypnotist Henry Blythe to take them to a higher plane.

News 1959 2 mins

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Henry Blythe was known for a series of LP and 78rpm vinyl releases in which he used hypnosis to aid slimming and quit smoking. He'd also dabbled in past-life regression, so was perfectly qualified to do a bit of motivational hypnosis for Gloucester's footballers. Many football fans over the years have claimed that their team played as if in a trance but for Gloucester's fans in 1959 this might actually have been true.