THE OTHER MAGICAL KINGDOM — When I was a kid, my parents took my brother and me on a trip to Las Vegas.
Yes, I was a kid, and Vegas was our family vacation. Maybe my parents were a little naive about what was actually going on in Vegas, or maybe they just thought the pirate show at Treasure Island was worth the sights that eventually scarred both of us and our eventual therapists.
The point here is my parents took us to see a Lance Burton show. If you don't know who Lance Burton is, then bless your heart. The man is a magician; during the show we saw, he flew a Corvette across the auditorium. I'm going to repeat this: He flew a Corvette across the audience like it was no big deal!
From that moment on, I knew magic was real. I mean, you can't fake that. Stop it! I'm not listening to your logic and how those bigger illusions are easier to pull off. I'm an adult and I know what I saw. Ever since then, I've kept an eye out for real magic.
I've found real magic once again.
Twitter user Buitengebieden posted this video of what I am calling the Black Magic Helicopter. This flying machine passes overhead, but the rotors aren't moving. It's trippy to see and quite mesmerizing.
Camera frame rate matches helicopter rotor.. 🚁— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden_) June 19, 2020
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Save your breath on the whole optical illusion thing. This is black magic, and you're not changing my mind. Is Lance Burton the pilot? I don't know, but maybe. Did he sell his dark secrets to the person flying the chopper? Maybe.
Whatever it is, I know that if this were medieval times, the pilot would be hauled out of the helicopter as soon as it landed and burned as a witch — not just because of the crazy magic, but also because it was flying around in an iron bird … or maybe a giant aluminum dragonfly.
Go ahead and argue with me, science, but I'm on the Lance Burton flying train and my stop hasn't come up yet.