Welcome to my post, “How do magicians levitate a person?”
It’s a common trick to levitate woman or any other object in the air. To the public, it seems very difficult, but it all involves physics and mechanics. As compared to other magical tricks it ‘s hard to judge by the people and they all get surprised.
So, I decided to explain this magic trick here. It is also known as floating lady trick.
Apparent Mechanism Of Illusion
First of all, a girl comes on a stage along with the magician. On stage, there is a flat board which is clean and clear. The girl lies down on the board in a straight position.
The magician stands along with the board and starts his magic. After sometimes the girl starts rising in the air. When magician points his finger downward, the girl also starts lowering in the air. WOW, it amazed the whole audience.
Why Magician Passes Ring Over The Girl?
Before ascending the girl in the air, the illusionist passes a large ring over the girl just to show the audience that there is no any wire or cable or any other unfair mean that is responsible for raising the girl. The magician passes ring twice to take the audience into his confidence.
Secret Behind The Illusion:
So let’s look at how magicians do this.
1. Design Of The Apparatus Used
Actually, apparatus used on stage for this magic is designed very sharply. There is a flat board on the stage on which a girl lies down in a straight position.
2. Another Secret Board On The Main Board
There is another secret board on the main board which is visible to the viewers. That board is almost 3 feet long and black in color to conceal it from the audience. This board is connected to a metal rod which is movable and is connected to two buttons fitted under the carpet. The whole apparatus is monitored by a backstage fitted hydraulic machine.
3. How Magician Hides The Metal Rod
To hide metal rod, the magician uses the dress of the lady as you can see in the video. The dress is long enough to conceal it, and magician takes it benefit.
Actual Mystery Behind It:
When a girl lies on the board, her dress covers the metal rod, and it becomes invisible to the public. Then magician stands on these concealed buttons and controls them with his feet, or it may be controlled by the people working at the backstage depending on the arrangement.
As a result, the secret board is lifted up along with the lady. The board because of its black color and the dress of the lady remains invisible and people get astonished. Because for common people it is impossible as they are not sharp as a magician is.
Another Way To Do The Same Trick:
In above case, a secret board was also used. It can also be performed without using this board. Only one board is required in the second method which is connected to a metal rod which in turn is connected to buttons under the carpet.
How To Hide Metal Rod?
In this method, the rod is taken out of the sight of the people by the magician himself. He stands in front of the rod. So people can’t see it.
It also has the same procedure. The buttons are fitted where magician stands in front of the rod and thus applies the same procedure as above.
Why Most Of The People Like It?
The main reason for the popularity and liking of this illusion is that it has great fun. It completely captures the audience attention, and everybody is interested to see what will happen next.