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By on May 1, 2006, with 95 Comments

Remember “Head On a Plate” Optical Illusion I posted earlier? There was a debate how that particular magic trick works. Well, after galzing your eyes upon this image below, the solution is much more visible. Can you guess how it was done? These kind of do-it-yourself magic tricks can be found inside every museum dedicated to optical illusions.

  • mike

    This is scary and weird.

  • Reyn

    Nah…if you look closly shes in a box the same color as the wall paper…..hope i didnt spoil ur fun

  • Alex

    This is an old stage magic illusion. It used to be called “The Sphinx” and was presented by Colonel Stodare in the late 1800s.

    I don’t want to give it away, but although it could well be the box, I think it’s probably the same solution as the Sphinx illusion which is a different principle altogether.

    Looks amazing in real life on stage. he picture doesn’t quite capture how good this can look.

  • hello???

    Hi, It has a principle behind it. I think the sides of the table are actually mirrors.

    A place near my school also has this trick and explains it very well.

  • braceface

    Yes you dummies it is just mirriors because on the side you can see the reflection@!!!!111

  • Blogged_again

    I saw it for one molment, now I know how it works. There are mirrors.

  • wow!!!

    that is some wierd sh** BUT COOL VERY COOL

  • hhhh

    your right it is a painting

  • Dani!

    Come on, Its OBVIOUS ots mirrors!! Hoo the HELL wud think its a paintin???

  • Sherry

    Its definatly a box. You can tell because I thought they would be smart enough NOT to attatch a pole that you can see at the top of the box, going down to the floor lol.

  • Mike M

    It looks like a special box

  • 0213

    its so fake u can tell the top ov the box it black

  • omg that is soooome magic!!!!! omg. i thing that she’s fake!!! how did they do that!!! is she split in half or something???? now that is cool…..

  • tiffany

    the gurl is sittin in a box and her head is there the hole on the top which looks like a plate and the box matches the wall that is how i think it is done!


    This is really crazy but i agree w/the box!!!!!!


    oh my good. that is magic right therree. how did those peoople do that? i have neverr seen anething like that!!!@!!1 THAT Is COol. is she dead or something! that is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cool!!!

    kjust a remidner… im 6.

  • Hai

    im stumped

  • kitty


  • ashwin

    its a image created in adobe photo shop software its very easy and boring

  • dodo

    even befor i read the comets(i stink at speeling) i knew it was miroors.(see)

  • that guy

    first thing i saw was the mirrors

  • fender

    cool but not scary

  • Michael

    Actually it is a series of mirrors that reflects on the walls and causes the area under the head to appear as if nothing is there.

  • Taz

    That is so fake!

  • xon

    guys its a box look at the poles its a dam box with blended bakground!!took me a while but i figured it out

  • Matt

    Mirrors duh.

  • rihanna

    but the girl does have a hed so why does it say a girl wit no hed should be girl with no body DUH!!!

  • boo

    the box has mirrors on the sides. You can see the light reflecting off the left one.

  • hettie

    @ rihanna:
    it should read: head with no girl

  • dumb

    that is so fake!

  • Boux

    this is just some bad photophob crap…..

  • M Pup

    OOOHhhhhhhhhh My god shes got no body, call 911 or 999 depending on where you live ,,, anyway thats not important now ………this girl needs our help !!!

  • David

    Photoshop !

  • Yahoo!!!

    damn so scary i think i cant sleep this night

  • Matt

    Mirrors have been used…

  • blah

    ofcourse is not a real head is OBVIOUS…….

  • Eruantien

    I can only guess that the box is covered in very clean mirror.

  • WantonAnton

    wow, how many times have i seen that one

    but great site!

  • Audrey

    haha. if anything, the comments were more entertaining.

  • Maighyn

    hahaha :D makes me giggle.

  • blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    the sides of the table are mirrors and they reflect the wall paper

  • »¥«ÐrâgôñZ»¥«

    good one :)

  • I kill bob

    Its call photoshop boy and girls!
    Half of these pictures are gay and lame!
    maybe all of them actually. So hopefully,
    try to prove me wrong.

  • Anonymous

    gee heres one photoshop…dumbasses

  • Thomas

    Hey, This is the easiest illusion ever.
    First of all, she’s in a box. The sides of the box are mirrors. In the photo, the person who took it is in a big EMPTY room. The box is connected to another room where the ‘girl’ waits.

    She climbs through this tunnel up inside the box.

    ONLY her HEAD can protrude through the opening. So it appears her head is only visible, on a plate. The rest of the body is behind the mirrors.

    Hope I help,



    It’s not a Painting neither Wallpaper !!
    Only dum ppl beleives that!

    The trick is she’s sitting under a table. The table has a hole on it. Thats where her heads come out. The 2 sides of the table (the two sides in front) have mirrors. The mirror reflects the sides of the wall. So it looks like she has no body.


  • Tori

    ashwin and i kill bob,
    the photos ARENT photo shopped unless the guy says so! He really did say that! And while I wouldn’t give away how its done, but other people already posted it so I’ll repeat it for the people that can’t read:
    ITS A BOX WITH MIRRORS! Pretty simple, yet funny and cool looking. It would be better if the serving dish thing was there, but maybe thats just me…

  • Anonymous

    if you look very very close you can see a peice of her shirt.

  • Zakky

    Why is it called girl with no head it should be called head with no body

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    it sucks we no its in the table

  • Anonymous

    if it had mirrors, you would be able to see the photographer. or at least their feet.

    • jack bowden

      it is mirrors i’ve actually been in one and the mirrors are on an angle so you see the wall

  • Anonymous

    *pssssssssssst look at the left corner of the table*

    • Lucy

      why? i dont see anything

    • tj

      it looks like there is a mirror

  • Factor Arcade

    its a box
    (i noticed once that person said taht)

  • terryn_saskatchewan

    i dont get it… its just a box!

  • nice box

    must have tooken awhile to cover the box w/ the same wallpaper

  • Anonymous

    what do you mean same wall paper?? its just a box covered with mirrors…duh..

  • Anonymous

    It’s mirrors people. I’m a magician my self.

    • john cena

      all of yall are stupid its just a box with the same colored wall paper

  • Anonymous

    well done Alix you clearly know your magic history

    Ether that or you’ve read JIM STINEMIRE’S brilliant book HIDING THE ELEPHANT

    In which you will dicover The Sphinx illusion was invented by scinetific
    lecturer Tomas Tobin and was a progression from his protious cabinet

  • Joniani

    This is just too easy, she is inside a mirrored box …… durrrrr!

  • Anonymous

    whatev looks lik a doll

  • chuchee

    disis’ not scary my god.. i prefer the 1s with devils and things like that :P

    those are really scary :S


  • Nathan

    This is just like 1 of chris angels cat dissapear/mom out of luggage illusions. there r mirrors on 2 sides of the room photographer out of reflection, and just take a luk at the lighting and shading DUH! she also looks like a rubber mask but thts out of the question.

  • sakura_chica2

    comon sense peolpeeee!!

    there are some mirrors pasted on the table so they reflect the wall paper


  • Captain_Obvious

    It’s Obviously a box, because if it were mirrors the reflexion of the photographer would be seen!

  • Anonymous

    yeah it’ll seem real if ur a gullable person – I could never believe something like that it’s a trick!! THanxxxx

  • corrins

    that is a box right there.. it is in a museum in hollywood.. i have been in it myself but the picture dad took doesn’t work because the stripes at the front didnt line up.. it is such an easy illusion, no mirrors involved

  • Anonymous

    Its mirrors on the side, reflecting the wall paper

  • Anonymous

    i’ve got photos of me and my friends like thats aswell

  • Anonymous

    theres one with mirrors this one is just a girl in a box u can tell! its not a table, there’s only 2 “legs” (actually lining of the box)

  • 123

    how does her face look real to u?

    i think her head is plastic and there is NO body

  • Coolerderek

    If anyone wants to know, they used a mirror

  • Anonymous

    Where’d you dig up this fossil of an illusion? It’s lyk 1 000 000 000 000 000 years old!!!! I’ve seen it lyk a hundred times! so lame…. u could make it at hme!!1! it’s mirrors!!!!

  • Anonymous

    simply a mirror and light illusion

  • Anonymous

    this illusion stinks
    it’s too commonly seen

  • Me, Myself, and iPod

    I’ve seen this before but I still KINDA like it.

  • its got mirriors

  • it has mirrors. i know because i have seen 1 before in real life.

  • someone u dont know

    it is NOT a mirror the table has walls that are exatly the same as the wall behind and the table is pushed against it

  • Jez

    It’s a mirror! some people are so slow..

  • Rhiannon

    My friend says that there is a box the same pattern and colour as the walls, and they put the girl in it.

  • javacuzi

    thats awesome

  • I

    Ha ha ha, cool. the first thing i saw was the box, but then i read a comment about the wallpaper and noticed it does look like its just a table! neat trick

  • Alex

    She is in a box with mirrors and that box is in another box, with the wallplaper, but it’s not totally closed, it has like a peep-hole.

  • Jack Ingoff

    Guys, if there were mirrors, then we’d be able to see the photographer. The box just has the same wallpaper on it as the walls, and this is taken at an angle where the wallpaper on the box blends in with the wallpaper on the wall.

  • Grace

    omg yeah, its a box, the girl is just in… but its cool how they have done it! at first i was thinking “omg a little girls head :o” hahaha but then i relised… :)

  • o.i.e.

    duh its a mirror! look closely at the table

    • o.i.e.

      or it camouflaged!

    • Oh, help, society is nuts

      duh youd see the photographer! Look closely at the table

  • Zoe

    Na i think the girl is definitely in a box. You would see other reflections if it was a mirror

  • clay lister

    there are mirriors because if you look closely at the wall at the side of the “box” there is a lighter section