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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote David Blaine’s ‘Ascension’ stunt saw him soaring above the desert holding onto a bunch of 52 helium balloons in a feat that looked straight out of the film Up. The illusionist parachuted towards the ground after releasing himself from the bunch of balloons on Wednesday. Blaine returned to solid ground in the Arizona desert after his impressive stunt was a success. Blaine was strapped in with a harness as he clutched 52 helium-filled balloons and exceeded his projected altitude of 18,000 feet on Wednesday during the “Ascension” stunt. “David Blaine is now clear of the balloons and on his way back to ground,” Flight Radar 24 announced. “His team will release ballast and vent helium to bring the balloon bunch back down for recovery.” Blaine didn’t even put his parachute on until he was approximately halfway up in his death-defying ascent. The stunt was streamed exclusively on YouTube after the streaming giant funded his latest daredevil act. Read more David Blaine Ascension: Incredible moment magician soars 20,000ft above desert ‘holding onto just 52 BALLOONS’ From Brexit breaking news to HD movie trailers, The Sun newspaper brings you the latest news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world. Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: Like The Sun on Facebook: Follow The Sun on Twitter: Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: Video Rating: / 5


  • Arv C 4 months ago

    Mrs Twit in the children's book 'The Twits' (by Roald Dahl) was the first one to go up in the air this way.

  • Arv C 4 months ago

    A bit of a tongue-and-cheek but please don't give ideas like these to the people smugglers/illegal migrants in Europe. The idea of catching a little dinghy and illegally crossing to another country has spread.

  • Zillion X 4 months ago


  • a 2345193 4 months ago

    If that was in Britain some kids would arrive with air rifles…

  • Megatron2013 4 months ago

    I'm surprised nobody tried to shoot the balloons.

  • Riley Ohara 4 months ago


  • Brownpigeon 4 months ago

    Whole lotta angry people in the comments.

  • DecarabiaSatanachia 4 months ago

    He's a pain in the arse

  • Antony _ 4 months ago


  • Quint 4 months ago

    If he did it next year would it have cost him 3k more .. But hey , that's inflation for ya

  • MAGIC MARK {ClOSE-UP MAGICIAN} 4 months ago

    But his wasn't up there very long I was expecting him to be up there for a few weeks! He just ain't pushing himself anymore

  • Meme Time 4 months ago

    Plot twist: he actually planned to go to Mars

  • mario hommersom 4 months ago

    No card tricks ?!

  • Logan C 4 months ago

    That’s good news

  • Matt Lucero 4 months ago

    Looked like the balloons were strapped to his hand or his body harness. He was not technically holding onto balloons. Balloons were holding onto him.

  • Max Larsen 4 months ago


  • Brownie Sg1 4 months ago

    When you have to much time on your hands

  • Controversial Chris 4 months ago

    just why?

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