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Technological Illusion or Incredible Feat?

Crossposted from Optical Illusions Etc...

I found this animation on Grow-a-brain. This is an animated gif of a girl apparently being tossed in the air and coming down through a basketball hoop. Looking at this animation it is easy to say the thing was faked and all we have here is the illusion of a girl going through the hoop.

What is not so easy though is denying this is not an illusion after watching the actual video of this feat. Click on the picture and go to a site where they play the actual video clip. Although I have heard some still say it is faked, watching the clip, it has an air of realism that would be harder to fake then the video.

Update: You can check out a debate about this video at the museum of hoaxes There seems to be a 50/50 split in those debating.
John said, "This was filmed at the University of St Thomas in Saint Paul, MN they were on the radio the other morning talking about this and claim that its legit. For whatever thats worth - the authors are claiming its real.
Posted by john on Sat Feb 19, 2005 at 09:22 AM
Even the Washington Post had some debate on this video.

Update: Open a quicktime copy of the video or download the video by clicking or right clicking here and selecting "save link as" or "save target as".