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Topic: The Mirage Illusion
Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Oct 29, 2003 02:00AM)
Does anyone have any info on this effect? I saw it on MagicUK and supposedly it has been on UK television and is in big demand.

Message: Posted by: Scott Penrose (Oct 29, 2003 04:22AM)

Can you explain the illusion and we might be able to help.


Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Oct 30, 2003 07:04AM)
Okay found the link, its a 9 inch disk that projects an image of any small item above it.

Message: Posted by: Chad Sanborn (Oct 30, 2003 12:26PM)
Ok I will try to explain this. There is no real secret and this is not a trick. Its an optical illusion. What you get is 2 bowls. Both mirrored on the inside and the top one has a hole in it. You place a small object in the lower bowl, then cover it with the top bowl. (the one with the hole) Due to the optical priciple involved, it looks as though the object you placed inside is actually sitting on top of the bowls. But when you go to pick it up, its not there. And your fingers pass right thru it. It is very realistic looking. You can find these at most novelty and toy stores in your local mall.

Message: Posted by: Decomposed (Oct 30, 2003 02:44PM)

Thanks! Appreciate it.