Box Impossible from Jerry Andrus

Forced Perspective, Impossible, Video 27 June 2013 0 Comments

“I can fool you because you’re a human,” said Jerry Andrus.  “You have a wonderful human mind that works no different from my human mind.  Usually when we’re fooled, the mind hasn’t made a mistake.  It’s come to the wrong conclusion for the right reason.”

During his illustrious life, Jerry Andrus was many things.  He was a magician.  He was a visionary illusionist.  He was a skeptic.  He was an inspiration to those around him.  He created many wonderful optical illusions during his lifetime.  His “Box Impossible” featured below shows Jerry himself standing inside an impossibly-constructed crate.  The vertical support board in the upper right corner of the box attaches to the top and bottom yet somehow passes in front of the upper horizontal cross beam.  Do you know how he built this?

Box Impossible From Jerry Andrus

The following video featuring a discussion of his “Box Impossible” was taken from the feature-length documentary titled Andrus:  The Man, the Mind & the Magic.

To learn more about Jerry Andrus, we encourage you to visit his official site at

Edit:  Just found this photograph of Penn & Teller in Box Impossible with Jerry Andrus.

Penn & Teller with Jerry Andrus in the Impossible Box

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