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Criss Angel Survives Hotel Implosion, Thanks to the Magic of Television

July 31, 2008 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

This here is a video from a person in the crowd who attended the implosion. (Note: Watch it without sound as the people cheering Criss on are annoying! Also start watching at about the 3:30 mark.)

So Criss Angel successfully escaped from his iron restraints inside the old Spyglass Hotel in Clearwater, FL just seconds before the hotel imploded. His stunt was actually shown live on A&E TV last night. But was it really live?

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Criss Angel To Perform In Florida Hotel Implosion on July 30th

July 15, 2008 at 9:20 AM | by | ()

Attention-loving magician Criss Angel will perform his latest stunt on Wednesday, July 30th in a hotel in Clearwater, Fla. just moments before the hotel is to be imploded.

Angel and the A&E crew from his show "Mindfreak" heard the old Spyglass Hotel was going to be demolished and decided the implosion would make a perfect setting for a death-defying stunt. Here is how it's all supposedly going to go down:

The plan is for him to be on about a fifth- or sixth-floor balcony, most likely chained to the outside for dramatic appeal. Then somehow he'll free himself, make it up to the roof, and be whisked away just in time for the building to implode.

250 lucky (?) guests will have front-row seats to the act and two large projection screens will be set up to show it to everyone else. If you aren't going to be in Clearwater for the implosion stunt, you can always see Criss at the Luxor in Las Vegas where his new show will start on September 1.