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The Indian Rope Trick
rope trickA new book by Peter Lamont chronicles the history of the Indian rope trick. According to him the trick is a hoax, not just in the sense that it's an illusion. Rather, in the sense that the trick never existed. It was never performed. In fact, it began its life in 1890 as the fictional creation of a Chicago reporter. The book is reviewed by The Guardian.
Categories: JournalismParanormal
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 14, 2004
Wow. Ripley's Believe it or Not told me it was real. Now I know to not be so certain what they're saying is true, since its usually rumors or word on the street that is their source.


P.S. Abra cadabra.
Posted by Anguirus  on  Wed May 31, 2006  at  12:00 PM
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