Missed it by this much!!!In the spirit of Maxwell Smart, would you believe...
This photographer came across this interesting display in the home of a 19th century artist. He got down on his belly and managed to snap the photo from such an angle as to not give away how this illusion is accomplished.
What do you think is holding this heavy chain in place?
A thin fishing line? Maybe a strong electromagnet.
While both these ideas have merit the truth is that this chain is being held in place by one of the strongest forces known to man.
T J Hanlon
The photographer T J Hanlon had this to say about this image,
"I took this photo at Olana, the home of 19th Century artist Frederick Church. Church was one of the founders of the Hudson River School of Art, which was known for its dreamy pastoral scenes. I'm always on the lookout for compositions that are out of the ordinary. This is one of my favorites because it makes you look twice. The illusion of weightlessness, by a heavy chain and ring against a solid tile surface, gives the image a surreal feel to it."See more at his photo gallery.