Despite wishing we could be whisked away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, we know deep down there’s no such thing as magic, Mirror Online reports. But the tricks and stunts magicians spend their lives practicing in order to entertain us, come pretty close.
We accept that it’s all smoke and mirrors, but because we don’t exactly know how they do the things they do, we can allow a part of ourselves to simply be enchanted and amazed by it.
And that’s exactly how people are feeling about a recent trick from close-up magician Eric Chien. The young man from China, put on an incredible show at the FISM World Championships of Magic back in July, going on to win the award for ‘Best Trick’.
And now his award-winning ‘Ribbon’ performance has finally been shared online – and it’s truly mind-boggling. In the six-minute video, Eric takes a ribbon and some playing cards out of a box and people watch as he somehow manages to change the colour of the cards from red to blue, before making cards vanish into thin air and reappear.
If that weren’t enough he also changes the colour of his vest and seemingly cuts a card in half, before putting it back together again and transforming the cards into silver coins. In a post on his YouTube channel, the magician said: “I am really excited to share my FISM Act with everyone.
“Though winning FISM is a big accomplishment, it is also just the beginning for me. I’ve been behind the scenes for most of my magic career and it’s finally time for me to be on stage performing.”
He added: “I have lots of things planned out right now and I can’t wait to show you guys what I can do! Thank you everyone for the support and love and please share my act, it will help me greatly.”
The video has since been watched over two million times and more than 28,000 people have liked it. One person said: “Holy s***… that was amazing!”
Another commented: “If you look closely you can spot him cheating by dedicating years of his life to perfecting his art.”A third wrote: “This was pure magic.” “I keep watching over and over, this is just pure genius,” added a fourth.