Thursday, October 25, 2007


Well, for the "wierd" (or is that "weird?") news buffs out there, here's a good one:


By staff writers
October 23, 2007 12:39pm

DUTCH magician Ramana has been doing his best to freak out American people by levitating in Times Square and in front of the White House.

The illusionist, real name Wouter Bijdendijk, hovered several feet above the pavement with apparent ease. His only "prop" was a stick that he held with his left hand.

A household name in his native Netherlands, Ramana has performed for Queen Beatrix and has been honoured in India with the Golden Cloth award, the highest cultural honour ever given to a westerner, reported.

"This is an art," he said.

"And in India, they see it also as a science. I hope I make people wonder," Ramana said.

Ramana's repertoire also includes "flying" up to 10 metres above ground, mind reading and other forms of Indian street trickery.


rubypanther said...

If you look closely, you'll notice an additional prop, the base that supports the chair post ("stick") that is disguised as carpets. Note how the central carpet is a couple inches higher than the sidewalk level. Plenty of room for a sturdy base. Note also the bend of the chair leg, which is consistent.

Not very freaky, IMO.

Jan said...

Thanks for the info. I really didn't think he was levitating, not like a real swami (I understand they DO actually levitate), but it's a really good illusion!

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