PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – In 1916, Harry Houdini was hung upside down and escaped from a straitjacket at the corner of Liberty Avenue and Wood Street.
On Sunday, local magician Lee Terbosic will attempt to accomplish the same feat, 100 years later.READ MORE: Mars Area High School Graduate Honored With Bob Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Terbosic, a graduate of Baldwin High School, tells the “KDKA Morning News” he has been preparing for years.
“I’ve been performing for over 20 years. But, I’ve been working on this particular stunt for the past four years,” says Terbosic.
He will be attached to a crane by his feet and lifted upside down 70 feet above the ground on the same day Houdini did it, Nov. 6, 1916.
Terbosic estimates it took Houdini 3-4 minutes to escape the straitjacket and it hopes it takes him, “Around the same amount of time. I’ll probably be suspended upside for anywhere from 6-10 minutes.”READ MORE: State Police Investigating After Two People Assaulted, Stabbed In Shenango Township
Asked if he is nervous, Terbosic says, “a little bit.”
To practice, Terbosic says he has an inversion table that he getting into, “Every couple days and go upside down to condition my body. I’m like a bat in my house, I just hang upside down.”
Streets open Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Terbosic will attempt to accomplish the feat at noon. It is free to the public.
For more information visit www.Houdini100.com
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