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Mind-Bending Illusion Leaves Viewers in Astonishment: 'What Kind of Sorcery Is This?!

"One word: WOW!"

A video posted online shows a light-bending cloak experiment — and it has left viewers stunned.

Posted to a popular YouTube channel, the video is based off the Rochester Cloak experiment and "uses 4 lenses to control light in such a way that it renders an object invisible."

Image source: YouTube Image source: YouTube

"When the light enters the first lens, it flips the image upside down. The second lens sends the light straight into the 3rd lens. The 3rd lens focuses the light into a point about 3 inches past the lens," the video's creator explained on YouTube.

"Since the light is focused into a point, any object placed around that point cannot be seen when looking through the lenses. The light is essentially bending around the object," the explanation continued. "Once the light hits the point just past the 3rd lens, it then flips back right side up. This allows the background image to pass through all of the lenses without warping or being seen as upside down."

Image source: YouTube Image source: YouTube

The experiment has succeeded in stunning viewers on the Internet.

"What kind of sorcery is this?!" one individual commented.

[sharequote align="center"]"What kind of sorcery is this?!"[/sharequote]

"One word: WOW!" echoed another.

At the time of publication, the video had amassed nearly 50,000 views on YouTube.

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