Fact Check: Did yoga give him wings? Find the truth behind viral 'flying man' video

A video of a man flying in the air is going viral on social media with the claim that he is able to fly due to the power of yoga.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  22 Feb 2022 8:30 AM GMT
Fact Check: Did yoga give him wings? Find the truth behind viral flying man video

Hyderabad: A video of a man flying in the air is going viral on social media with the claim that he is able to fly due to the power of yoga. The video is being shared with the caption, "The boy is a Tamil Nadu resident. He is flying in the sky with the strength of Yoga, even scientists were surprised."

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Fact Check

In the viral video, a speaker identifies the man as 'Vignesh Prabhu' and says that he is a magician. Taking this as a hint, NewsMeter searched online and found the same video uploaded on YouTube by Vignesh Prabhu. The video was titled, "Flying man of India at 160 feet| Magician Vignesh prabhu | Exclusive flying magic."


Vignesh Prabhu is an international magician, mentalist, and illusionist from Tamil Nadu. He is the only magician in India to get the Mayajala Rathna award. Vignesh had shared a promotional poster of the same video on Facebook. He had also posted a photo from the event on his website with the title 'The Illusion Show'.

'Magic Secrets Revealed', a YouTube channel, had shared a similar video of a flying man and revealed that he was being lifted with the help of cranes and wires that were hidden from the audience's eye.


Clearly, a video of an illusionist performing a trick is being shared with the claim that a man is able to fly with the power of yoga.

Claim Review:A video of a man flying because of the power of yoga.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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