I found this thread via googles after watching a short clip that showed his Levitation and felt uneasy because a conspiracy theorist once told me that
they are planning to fake the coming of Christ and he will come down to earth just like Criss Angel. So for me watching that clip was a glimpse into
the future. Then I started to ask myself "Why".
Then did a quick search on googles and found this thread and read it all.
I for once do not believe that we can fly or defy the world of Science and Physics however with technology we can do basically anything
including modifying hurricanes. There's not much we can do with our bare hands other than "Create", we create everyday and this is a creating
world. We create technology that allows us to mess with nature (because we cannot do it alone, we are incapable), to manipulate particles/atoms which
is the real source of our materials world and you know what they say, if you have access to the source code you are god.
Then there's a thing called "Mind Hack". I guess messing with nature is not enough that they're now after our mind.
Here are my theories:
1: He uses technology.
2: He's Mind Hacking us.
3: He's paranormal.
Then there is one obvious fact: He's an Illusionist/Magician which we all agreed on.
I say technology because I deeply believe that technology is our weapon against nature, against the unknown forces and to me it's the real
magic in itself. Magicians in the past used stick and stone, tables, magnets and ect... Because that's what they had. Today is a different day and
they have better toys to play with - technology is one.
Just like painters/artists alike. Back then they used stones, tables, woods ect... Now they do it on computer and they can deceive anyone.
Not only that, they now play with Light! If you can manipulate light, you can manipulate what people see. Look for the artist: Jorigle (not sure if
that's his/her name) but his/her site was: www26.brinkster.com...
For some reason the site is gone... But I
happened to have a screenshot of the clip:
(I know it's not much).
He managed to make things disappear but in reality it's there and I'm not sure if this was the technique that was used to make the statue of liberty
disappeared. Try and hunt down the artist I just mentioned because the technique can be done by anyone (based on what I saw and what was demonstrated
So, more and more Illusions are advancing not because we possessed special power but we have access to technology and its hidden uses. A quote from
Metal Gear Solid II(the game for playstation):
"There's no such thing as miracles or the supernatural, only cutting-edge technology." -- Revolver Ocelot
Metal Gear is a very interesting game you can learn a few thing about technology and a lot on government conspiracy.
Do you believe that it's the Technology that lifts him off the ground? You decide.
Mind Hack: This is what most people here agreed on and the reasons for them not believing in it are...
1: It defy logic
3: Paid audiences/Acting
4: It was digital remastered/Hollywood
5: It's fake because he's an illusionist/magician
Again, fact: He's an illusionist/magician which we all agreed on.
The reason why it's easy to doubt all this is because it truly defy logic/reasoning. What we must keep in mind is that he's an illusionist and his
art is to fool the mind into believing something that is not there. Either he used technology or he's mind hacking us through wire, digital
remastered, paid audiences ect.. And before we explore these possibilities please stay on topic because this thread IS about "Criss Angel" and his
illusions. I don’t' know why people are comparing Blaine and say he's better. Let's not worship anyone here and stop with the "I love Blaine
more", "Criss is fake." because different magicians have different ways of getting into your mind and Blaine happened to found a way to get into
yours. You believe he's real? He's just as fake as Criss, or just as real. Try to look at all this with open mind instead because once we break
this illusion, guess what? It allows us to break other illusions as well and the more illusions we break, the more all knowing we will become.
Every day we are being trapped into illusions and these magicians/illusionist are into Black Magic. They will never stop in finding ways to mess with
"The greatest illusion of all could be the illusion you never notice. The greatest magic could well be the magic you are never know. A retired
spy once said to me ... 'You know, not all magicians wear capes and wave sparkling wands.'"
So lets us all explore wire, digital remastered and if all doesn't make any sense then the only logical conclusion is: He's paranormal and has
access to hidden knowledge. I don't want talk about it now because I don't want anyone to jump to conclusion and I want us all to explore technology
AND Mind Hack, once that is out of the way then we can start with the real paranormal discussion.
I'm going to quote something and I know it's not a good idea since we want everyone here to have original thought while talking about Criss and his
levitation so that we can really explore Levitation. If you read the quote below you might say "hell, haah, he's messing with our mind" and then
you stop exploring and doesn't want to go any further because you think you know it all.
The Magician - A following story will explain how these disciplines can
interact and why the word illusionist applies to the master painter as well as the best magicians. Early this century a magician was sent to North
Africa to quell a rebellion. He came on stage with a large wooden chest which he placed in the center and asked for the strongest man in the audience
to step up. After some coaxing a warrior champion, a lumbering ox of a man was propelled up on stage. The magician told him not to fear but to lift up
the simple wooden chest. The man did this with consummate ease.
Next the magician told the audience he would steal the giant’s strength and render him as weak as a kitten. He clicked his fingers and asked the man
again to try and lift the chest. Now the strongman strained and pulled but could not move the wooden chest, even an inch, and finally gave up. To
prove he had taken away the man’s power the magician asked his assistant, a slightly formed young boy, to prove he could lift the chest - which he
There was much consternation which the magician stilled by suddenly announcing he could restore the former strongman's strength. Then after asking
the audience if that was what they wanted, and with another click of the fingers, he did. Finally, upon ordering the strongman to lift the chest for a
third time the man raised it with his former ease.
The chiefs gasped and the rebellion was quelled for who could oppose such power?
Of course a steel plate in the bottom of the chest and an early electro-magnet under the stage was the simple cause of the phenomenon. But what is
important is the story. It was the magician's manipulation of the minds of the audience that was the real magic. That is the art of the illusionist.
Not the trick. It is the same with a painting or a play. A good painting will make you believe what you are seeing has a reality in time and space
even though you know it is an illusion, merely a picture on a wall.
I'm sure that quote has just modified your perspective slightly and the danger of this is that you will believe that Criss is fake and all staged and
your research on it is done. This is true for people with a closed mind and I am quoting that for people with open mind because I know they will
explore these illusions regardless. Good for them and good for us so let's get started.
People have been complaining about wires and camera angles with his other demonstrations. Well what about this one? It's done right in the park and
the camera rotates! It zoomed in close too! Clearly from watching this clip anyone without a doubt will say that he's defying gravity. So the people
who think it's wire and say that it's wire, I have a question for you: Have you work with wires both for stage show and Hollywood? If you have no
experience with wires then don’t' say it's wire.
I am waiting for experts on wires to talk about wires, all kinds of wires and how it can be used.
If wire is not enough to justify then we come up with ideas like Paid audiences and acting. I'm not sure if those who said it was all acting actually
took acting classes. Did you? Keep in mind that there are people who are shy... and that they act and behave different both on and off the camera and
don't forget that there are a lot of brain dead people in this world, with slow reactions or no reactions at all when they see things like this. When
I first watched it I was like a deer, I was reactionless.
Do people have to scream out loud and cry like it's the end of the world in order to convince you that the levitation is real (I'm not saying that
it is)? Is this whole illusion really about the audiences, strippers and attractive people? You are saying so because you've learnt somewhere that
magicians uses distraction. But how did you got distracted with this one?
butterfly picture - anyone can do this in five minutes with a bad actress.
I really don't know how it's done and I don't think bad acting will justify it. How about this Old man doing tricks on a bus with random people?
Are the whole show rigged?
*image: Top - He's reaching to take the advertise on the bus.
*top right: he's showing it to the people.
*bottom-left: He's shaking it then it dropped...
*bottom-right: He shows the people the advertise and nothing is on it. While he drinks the coke.
From the same clip: Look at the expressions on the face of ordinary people.
Now here's one that shocked the people from the same clip:
Did Criss hired audiences and makes them act? You tell me.
(I have a clip of this on my hdd and if anyone here is Really interest in seeing this clip I'll get you a link.)
It was digital remastered/Hollywood
There is a possibility that he used wires and if you believed that he used wires then the next logical conclusion would be digital remastered to
remove wires or any objects that he used to lift him off the ground. Here's the problem:
If you believe the audiences are real then you can't believe in wires.
If you believe in wires then you MUST believe the audiences are fake.
Now here's the thing. IF you don't believe in wires then you cannot talk about digital remastering. When I say wire I'm also referring to objects
that help him lift off the ground.
To recap: If you believe his shows were digital remastered then you also believe in: wire, fake audiences. Thus the whole thing is Mind Hack and is
I was planning to show you how it's done to remove wires and so on but I realize that this reply is getting a little lengthy so I'm going to leave
it out until someone here insisted that it's digital remastered.
So was it hollywooded? You tell me.
It's fake because he's an illusionist/magician
This seems to be the most strongest point and I was wondering what would happen if he didn't go by the title illusionist? What if his title were:
Prophet Yahwel to me is nothing but a black magician and he played with words to get into your mind. Again I've already said above that different
magicians have different ways of getting into your mind and make you believe things that are not real. Those who believed in Prophet Yahwel have their
ps: I'm writing this from an interest in levitation and not any of his other illusions.
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