Chilean Illusionists Stage Amazing Levitation For Over Eight Hours

Chilean twins have broken the world levitation record by hovering above the ground for an extraordinary 200 minutes.

Hangin' Around: Chilean illusionists Nicolas Luisetti, left, and John Paul Olhaberry perform next to a monument in downtown Santiago on Thursday by staying suspended for 200 minutes to celebrate the upcoming 200th anniversary of Chile. Photo: Postmedia News/Xinhua

A pair of Chilean famous illusionists have broken the world levitation record by hovering above the ground for an extraordinary 200 minutes.

Nicolas Luisetti and John Paul Olhaberry staged the event in Chile’s capital Santiago to mark the country’s 200th anniversary.

They held their pose for 200 minutes, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Chile. Photo: Postmedia News/Xinhua

The magic twins stunned thousands of passers-by as they floated above the city’s streets for over eight hours. Their only visible support was a post which each had one hand placed on.

The feat, which involved the pair levitating seven metres above the ground, was broadcast on a giant screen as traffic was brought to standstill.

The stunt brought traffic to a standstill as thousands of people tried to work out how the trick was done. Photo: Postmedia News/Xinhua

The crowd gathered below suggested a lot of different explanations for how the twins may have carried out the stunt, including having some sort of iron bar through their clothing and attached to the pole.

The twins are already considered the most famous illusionists in the country. The pair have made numerous television appearances in the past and are set to carry out further high-profile events to mark the country’s anniversary.

The magic twins have not said how they managed to carry out the mind-blowing stunt for over eight hours. Photo: Postmedia News/Xinhua

Their stunts are similar to those carried out by U.S magician David Blane who became famous for his extraordinary levitation trick.

Nation-wide celebrations for Chile’s bicentenary are set to take place on September 18. Don’t forget to check the video below after the jump. [via Daily Mail (UK)]

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