Levitation

levitating fakir
Fakir levitate.JPG
By ProfessorX (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Fakir, levitating
19 August 2012
floating man illusionist
Illusionist Trier.jpg
By Krd (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
5 August 2013
Street performers levitating in Prague.
Czech-2013-Prague-Street performers (crop).jpg
Andrew Shiva [CC BY-SA 3.0 or Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons
Street performers levitating in Prague.
25 July 2013

They mystify
Seeming to defy
Earth’s pull
For hours on end
They live to
Suspend
For coins
From passersby
Who suspect
It might be
A trick
But don’t have
Time to figure out
How they rise above
Concrete and brick.

Yes, it is an illusion! Seats and metal shafts hidden under baggy clothes and supporting plates hidden under carpets! The best explanation of this illusion I have read so far is from an online article called “How Do Levitating Street Performers Work?” from relativelyinteresting.com.

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6 thoughts on “Levitation

    1. You are welcome, Ralph. 🙂 At first I thought the photos were edited in Photoshop to achieve the illusion until I read the article I mentioned in my post. You can easily see the outline of the supporting plate under the carpet in the first photo. This was a fun post to write, and I am glad that you enjoyed it. Thanks again for taking the time to like my post and leave a nice comment, Ralph. I appreciate your support. 🙂

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