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  2. Mr. Snakey

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    I watched that. Thanx. It really made wonder how they did that.
     
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    That's great! It's impossible to know exactly how this was done because the cut-aways to Piers, Sharon, and the Hoff prevent us from seeing all the action. I can say, however, that I believe the basics of the illusion is based on "Pepper's Ghost," a classic effect used to create various sideshow illusions--a living head on a table etc, and which basically consists of a mirror below the table, hiding the mechanics of the illusion.

    Chapter 14 - Mirror Trick, Magic Optical Illusion

    Then the rest is just classic misdirection, suggestion and showmanship, and believe me, you don't want to know, it'd ruin the effect--relish the wonder of the act. Just note that you only see the midget at the beginning of the act! Where does he go?

    Criss Angel does a similar trick, using similar methodology, except his version is terrifying!

    Criss Angel And Half A Woman
     
  5. lucky8

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    im guessing the guy really had no legs to begin with, only a torso. i saw chris angel do a similar trick with this lady i saw on the murray show a few years ago who only had a torso
     
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