Other Question #346

Sara, a female from the Internet asks on February 23, 1998,

Is invisiblilty possible? Is it possible to alter an object so it can't be seen? Could people's eyes be affected so they wouldn't see a certain object?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on February 23, 1998

If you mean in the sense of the novel "The Invisible Man", no, invisibility is not possible. However, many magicians have perfected hundreds of magic tricks that give the illusion of things being invisible or appearing from nowhere. I suggest you get some books from the library about famous magic illusions. I am not aware of anything in the world of science that is invisible, except for maybe invisible ink, invisible mending systems, and stuff like that. Also, there is the radar invisibility of such things as stealth bombers and fighter jets.

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