This article was published on April 8, 2013

Watch this sentient chair scare the living daylights out of coffee house citizens


Watch this sentient chair scare the living daylights out of coffee house citizens
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Magician Rich Ferguson is famous for his practical jokes and pranks, as well as his on-camera trickery. This particular gag is one of his best so far. See what happens when he dresses up like a chair and enlists people to lure their friends into having a seat.

Ferguson explains that they tried a bunch of variations of the trick, but the good old ‘spook’ worked the best.

“We are not “mic’d” however… the camera is a TINY little “hidden” camera. SO, YES, you are right. We did several where all I whispered, “You smell nice….” etc… without really moving… We also did version where we grabbed people in slow motion, etc. However, these reactions were best this day,” he says in the YouTube comments.