A legal battle has exposed the secrets behind world famous magician David Copperfield’s biggest trick.
The secrets were revealed during the three-year legal battle Copperfield currently endures with a man who claims he was left with permanent brain damage after suffering an accident during one of his Las Vegas shows.
The 55-year-old chef was chosen to participate in the disappearing audience illusion during a show in November 2013.
Cox then slipped and fell halfway through the stunt as he was shuffled through a poorly-lit area.
The attention to detail required to truly hear the case has meant that each and every aspect of the trick has been exposed to the court and consequently, the public eye.
The steps to the trick are as follows:
1. Copperfield throws 13 inflatable balls into the crowd and those who catch them become participants of the trick.
2. The chosen members are then suspended in a cage and given torches that shine out at the audience.
3. A cloth covers those within the cage so that all the audience can see are the beams from the torches' light.
4. The participants are then rushed through several secret passages that connect the cage to outside the theatre.
5. Copperfield pulls the cover to reveal the audience members are gone.
6. The audience members appear at the back of the theatre still holding the original torches.