Criss Angel Attempts To Reanimate A Human Corpse (Exclusive Video)
Some people may accuse magician Criss Angel of playing God or, at the very least, imitating Frank...
Some people may accuse magician Criss Angel of playing God or, at the very least, imitating Frankenstein, as he attempts to raise the dead tonight -- using a real human corpse -- on his Spike TV series, "BeLIEve."
In the short, exclusive peek video above, Angel is in the middle of trying to bring a recently deceased man back to life.
Angel is well-known for his often death-defying feats of legerdemain, but has he gone too far this time, acquiring a real corpse for his televised experiment?
"People have died many times and they're clinically dead, then somehow they're revived back and it's inexplicable," Angel told The Huffington Post. "It's an interesting phenomenon, so I wanted to explore it."
To begin the process of trying to revive someone who's already dead, Angel had to overcome some obstacles.
"There were two things that were hard: First, to get a body -- a cadaver -- was the most difficult thing and we needed to find somebody who wasn't dead for a long period of time. The other thing was to find a facility that would allow us to do it because no facility wants to get involved because they feel that it can come off as disrespectful.
"We got a facility that said we could use them, but we had to sign an agreement that we weren't allowed to name the place, location or the owner. As a matter of fact, everybody had to be blindfolded to go there."
Angel said there were more than 80 bodies in freezers at the unnamed location.
"It was a very eerie and uneasy kind of environment, but we came away with a greater appreciation of how fortunate we are to have life and how we can't take it for granted."
For those who assume that Angel, as a magician, will probably just be working with some sort of Hollywood-type of body created for this "trick," he says, "No way!" (He's shown with the real body in the image below).