Pepper’s Ghost Illusion: A DIY Guide

It's fun to look back on family vacations and explore the vivid images that stick in our minds. I have a memory of being about 9 years old and visiting a Ripley's Believe It or Not museum in Florida during a family vacation. Amidst taxidermied two-headed animals, a lifelike wax sculpture of the tallest man in the world, and rooms designed to play tricks on your eyes, there was one simple installation that I found completely mind-boggling. The installation looked like a normal bathroom, but as I walked past it objects appeared out of thin air! I took some steps backward and those same objects disappeared. It felt like magic...

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