Harry Potter Fans Obsessed With Man Making Real Invisibility Cloak

Harry Potter fans are going wild after a man revealed he was making a real-life invisibility cloak, as he demonstrated an incredible illusion.

Dean Jackson, a presenter for the BBC, shared a clip to his TikTok page @beatonthebeeb, where he showcased the effects of Lubor's Lens.

The piece of plastic, a similar size and shape to a credit card, incredibly makes objects disappear when viewed at the correct angle.

Jackson, from the U.K., shared the genius magic trick with followers, as he set out plans to rival any superhero and turn himself invisible.

He said: "This is a Lubor's Lens, and if held the right way it makes things invisible. I'm currently working with a number of these to try and build an invisibility cloak for people, I'll be trying it in a future post. But I thought you'd be interested to see how it works."

He used various props to demonstrate, including a screwdriver, crayons and even a laptop.

Jackson continued: "If I hold the lens this way you get a pretty good view of the screwdriver. But rotate it like this, and the screwdriver apparently becomes invisible, and you can see the three rods behind it instead."

Holding the card in front of three straw-like items, he said: "Hold the lens this way and the rods seem to vanish, turn it through 90 degrees and they're back again. Move it to the right and something weirder happens, they seem to grow, as the lens projects their image from the edge towards the center of itself.

"These crayons illustrate it beautifully, hold the lens one way and you can see those three, turn it round a different three altogether. Notice you can see the table in between them perfectly. It's so weird and really cool."

It doesn't just work on striped objects, as he used a laptop keyboard as his next prop, saying: "Hold it over a computer keyboard, and the letters become invisible. In a future video I'm going to make some gigantic things vanish, and even make myself invisible, all being well."

The clip, which can be seen here, was shared earlier this month and has amassed more than 6 million views, as people hotly anticipated the creation of a real-life invisibility cloak.

Hogwarts fans, in particular, rushed to the comment section to share their thoughts, with the heirloom first appearing in the first installment of the franchise, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, released in 2001.

The young wizard inherits one from his late father, James Potter, and uses the rare item to aid him in daring plans, hijinks and daring escapes throughout the books.

Commenting on the video, Adam Pecoraro said: "I solemnly swear that I'm up to no good."

Sarah Hall wrote: "You've just made a whole generation of Harry Potter fans very, very excited."

"So that's how Harry Potter did it," Amy Pohl joked.

Michael Mims commented: "What in the expecto patronum."

The Lubor's Lens is said to have been created by Lubor Fiedler, a famous magician who died in 2014, according to Magic Week.

The lens is a literal form of an optical illusion, and is often referred to in the same breath as a Fresnel lens or a Lenticular lens.

Summarizing the basic principle underpinning the lenses, Richard Shagam, who claims to be a retired optical engineer with a Ph.D. College of Optical Sciences, wrote on Quora earlier this year: "A Lubor's lens is more correctly called a lenticular lens which consists of an array of identical linear prisms usually molded into a sheet of clear plastic.

"A Fresnel lens consists of an array of circular prisms whose angles increase and widths narrow with distance from the center...The Lubor's lens is used in 'invisibility cloak' demonstrations, and is named after the magician who promoted the effect."

The Lubor's lens illusion is believed to have received widespread popularity when fellow magician, Paul Harris, showed off the trick, and subsequently released a DVD entitled Lubor's Lens.

Newsweek reached out to Jackson for comment.

Harry Potter movie poster and screengrab.
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" movie poster, and a screengrab from the film. A man has claimed he's creating a real invisibility cloak. Warner Bros.