Impaled

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Impaled (or Impaling or The Impalement) is an adaption to the Sword Suspension illusion. While starting out like the suspension in which someone is balanced on top of a spike or sword, it penetrates their midsection, seemingly by accident.


Les Levante published a version in 1939, but the method most used today was invented by Ken Whittaker who originally created three version for Jones', Mark Kalin and Paul Daniels in England. [1]

Others known to have performed this effect or variations of it are The Pendragons, Malinda and Mark Wilson on the his "The Magic Circus" show.

References

  1. Genii 1984 June
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