had never performed street magic before videotaping it for ABC.
to be several general characteristics about levitation. The duration
of the phenomenon may last from a few minutes, to hours. Incidents of
poltergeists and hauntings often involve the levitation of objects.
Generally, levitation requires a great amount of concentration or being
in a state of a trance. Skeptics nevertheless, have come up with several
theories which include hallucination, hypnosis, or fraud. These theories
are not applicable to all incidents, however. The most likely and acceptable
explanation is the Eastern theory of an existence of a force which belongs
to another, nonmaterial reality, and manifests itself in the material
- The Real Levitation
Leaving the mysteries of magic and phenomenon aside, scientists have
found many different ways to levitate things. For instance, a helicopter
can be considered as a very impressive levitation device which uses
a stream of air to keep floating. Scientists have found many ways to
levitate objects without any noise or the need for petrol or air, by
using electromagnetic fields. Levitating trains and levitating displays
are but two examples of electromagnetic levitation. However, in all
such schemes, a source of energy (an engine or a battery at least) is
always required to keep an object afloat. Remove the battery and the
levitation inevitably stops.
science knows only one way to achieve real levitation which does not
require energy input and the levitation can last forever. It makes use
of diamagnetism, an intrinsic property of many materials relating to
their ability to expel a portion, even if for a minute, of an external
magnetic field. Electrons in such materials rearrange their orbits slightly
so that they expel the external field. As a result, diamagnetic materials
repel and are repelled by strong magnetic fields. Is this the true answer
to levitation, or just the possibility and belief of those who don’t
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