Head drop trick stuns passers-by
A video of a Californian magician shocking passers-by with a Halloween trick has gone viral online.
The clip of Rich Ferguson performing his 'head drop trick' on the streets of his home town San Luis Obispo has notched up more than 3.3 million hits.
Mr Ferguson said. "My favourite reaction is when people scream and run away, especially when they are tough looking guys.
"Night time causes much better reactions. It's due to people being a state of vulnerability."
Naturally, he won't reveal how it's done but adds that a good Halloween trick doesn't have to be complicated.
"There's nothing more fun and simple than a large spider hanging from a string in a tree," he said.