Help us get to over 4,000 biographies in 2016.

If you know of a past magician not listed in MagicPedia, start a New Biography for them or Email us your suggestion.

Impaled

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians.
Revision as of 12:47, 27 May 2011 by Jpecore (Talk | contribs) (Created page with ''''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...')

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
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