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Have You Seen This? This flying broom illusion will make your head spin

By Katie Workman, | Posted - Dec. 12, 2019 at 3:33 p.m.

HOGWARTS — Voldemort, Horcruxes and hexes aside, we’ve all wished to be in the Harry Potter universe at least once. If you haven’t, your kids, grandkids, and aggressively-Gryffindor Facebook friends certainly have (Psst: We get it, Samantha, you have a bear Patronus).

Heck, the Harry Potter world is so popular that there are multiple multimillion dollar replica theme parks in operation around the globe, born from our dreams of learning magic and finding fantastic beasts!

And is it any surprise? Who wouldn’t want to drink butterbeer in Hogsmeade, fight Draco Malfoy, and soar through the air on a broomstick?

Thus, Harry Potter has created a generation of children who anxiously await Hogwarts letters on their 11th birthday — then hope for an apology and acceptance on their 12th birthday — before finally being forced to let the magic die. (It’s me, I’m one of those kids. No amount of consolation merchandise will fix me).

Luckily for us, however, magician Zach King might have found a way for us to play Quidditch anyway:

I don’t know how this illusion works, and I’d love to hear your theories. I’ve watched and rewatched this video a dozen times, and I’m clueless.

How does the reflection remain realistic despite all his turns? Why doesn’t the skateboard have a shadow? How can I turn this into a full-blown Quidditch match where I can catch the Golden Snitch and live out all of my childhood fantasies?

Without a thorough explanation, I might plausibly conclude that this simply must be real magic. And honestly, that's the best news I’ve heard in a long time.

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