Can People really Levitate?

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  1. Ben W

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    I found this article a little Bizarre, my answer would be no, yet If it can be proven in Science and the studies replicated, I would have to think again!

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    Dutch scientists carried out a more astonishing experiment: they managed to levitate a frog. The scientists are certain that they will finally develop a special equipment to raise objects (even a human being) off the ground. The Dutch researchers said that the frog was the first live creature, which raised in the air without the mechanical power conversion ? without a jump, a push, a propeller, wings, a blast wave, etc.

      Former skeptics have to shrug their shoulders now in an answer to the question about the phenomenon of levitation. It would be stupid to deny it after the ?flying Dutch frog.? Special research will prove (or reject) legends, which say that a human being is capable of breaking the Earth's gravity without a special equipment. Such experiments are underway. An interesting experiment was carried out in one of Russian universities, at the psychological department. A person was told during a seance of hypnosis that he was inside an orbiting spaceship. A hypnotist told the person that he was about to find himself into a state of weightlessness. When devices showed the complete absence of weight, the scientists did not believe their eyes: the weight of the hypnotized individual vanished totally.
     
  2. donnA

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    Levitation is of the occult. Why would you want to believe in that?
     
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    :confused: If your not calling on spirits to assist or the like how is it of the occult? I'm not trying to be inflamitory...I'm seriously interested in you reply...what makes something of the occult?
     
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    I saw a guy on Jay Leno once that was doing that to himself out on the street, with crowds surrounding him. Dont see how mirrors or devices coulda done that, but I am skeptical. Logically, I cant see how it could happen. Dunno. When we went to clown school and took classes on illusion, we got interested in seeing how things like that were done.
     
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    Frogs HAVE been levitated by scientists, using ultra strong magnetic fields. Normally we consider most materials, including frog flesh, to be non-magnetic, but the truth is there is some very weak response to magnetic fields, and hence levitation of frogs was achieved. That has nothing to do with any psychic levition results.
     
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    "I saw a guy on Jay Leno once that was doing that to himself out on the street, with crowds surrounding him. Dont see how mirrors or devices coulda done that, but I am skeptical. Logically, I cant see how it could happen. Dunno. When we went to clown school and took classes on illusion, we got interested in seeing how things like that were done."

    David Blaine?

    I know how it is done. I do that trick periodically. Usually when I am around a group of people and bored. He is better than I am though I can fool enough people to make it fun.
     
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    You've got to separate scientific experiments like the one with the frog from the fables (especially those from Eastern Europe) that keep circulating about levitation.

    It is theoretically possible to "levitate" a human (or an elephant, for that matter) with magnetic fields, but the fields would have to be huge (and require immense amounts of electricity to produce.)

    Are there natural events that might produce such fields? Who knows? If there are, it seems unlikely that practititioners could tap into them at will.

    Now, spontaneous human combustion? That's another story ...
     
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    Pravda has a 40-year track record with me
    as an unreliable source :(

    The invention of on-call levitation would
    cause an economic collapse. The first to
    go would be the mattress manufacturing
    industry and the sales thereof.

    I can see it now - Billions of street
    people just floating around clogging the
    streets :(
     
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    I know who that guy is -- he's a street magician (name escapes me for the moment) and I have seen him do that trick. I saw a TV show that unmasked many of his techniques, including that one. Keep in mind that what is filmed is edited. Part of the way he did it is by raising one foot above the other and the other foot is in the shadows -- the total effect after editing is to make him look like he is levitating. He's a magician -- everything he does is by skill and tricks.
     
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    :confused: If your not calling on spirits to assist or the like how is it of the occult? I'm not trying to be inflamitory...I'm seriously interested in you reply...what makes something of the occult? </font>[/QUOTE]Because it's an occultic pratice. It's a pratice in the new age religion. And as far as I know it isn't in the bible. If you do a simple google.com search on it you'll find a lot of information.
     
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    As someone who formerly practiced the occult, let me clarify that you do not have to be calling on spirits to be practicing the occult. It is true that many forms of the occult involve calling on spirits and/or manipulating or accessing forces, but not all.
     
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    Clark Kent can levitate, but hasn't quite got the flying thing down yet.
     
  13. rsr

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    I thought that was the Greatest American Hero.
     
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    You're letting your age out of the bag, rsr. The youngun's won't know who HE is!
     
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    I read about it in a dusty TV guide I found in my attic.
     
  16. dianetavegia

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    Yeah, yeah, yeah... I see your birthday on your profile. You're only 7 1/2 years younger than me. A mere child, both of us.
     
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    Like my older aunt and uncle.
     
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    :confused: If your not calling on spirits to assist or the like how is it of the occult? I'm not trying to be inflamitory...I'm seriously interested in you reply...what makes something of the occult? </font>[/QUOTE]Because it's an occultic pratice. It's a pratice in the new age religion. And as far as I know it isn't in the bible. If you do a simple google.com search on it you'll find a lot of information. </font>[/QUOTE]DonnA,

    Not that I don't agee with you but this is circular logic. You stated that levitation is an occultic. Yabba asked you what makes it an occultic and you responded that it's occultic because it is an occult practice.
     
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    The 1980's show?
     
  20. rsr

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    Old is as Old does. Man, I feel old.

    Really, I must insist we get back on topic.

    Speaking of levitation, has anyone else noticed that gravity seems to be stronger than it was a few years ago?
     

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