Elevator Illusion

imageThe floor of this elevator, in Taiwan, is painted to look as if there is no floor, just the lift shaft.

As someone who's terrified of heights, I would need to be crowbarred into this lift. There's not a chance of me voluntarily travelling in it - it would freak me out too much. Yes, I'm a wuss.

(Thanks, Charybdis.)


Posted on Wed Oct 04, 2006


I'd love to go in a lift like that.
Posted by Madmouse  in  Edinburgh  on  Wed Oct 04, 2006  at  02:21 PM
I'm not really that scared of heights, but I wouldn't go in that thing either.
Posted by AqueousBoy  on  Wed Oct 04, 2006  at  02:22 PM
I wouldn't go in it either. I have a hard enough time with glass elevators.
Posted by MadCarlotta  on  Wed Oct 04, 2006  at  02:59 PM


Nope, wouldn't go near it with a twenty foot pole.
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Wed Oct 04, 2006  at  05:28 PM
Okay, so it's just me, then? 😉
Posted by Madmouse  in  Edinburgh  on  Wed Oct 04, 2006  at  05:45 PM
Madmouse, it won't be just you. I'll join ya. I'll sit right in the center(this was again the checkword for this page... I'll use them regularly from now on in any comments I make. They seem to fit)

Posted by DukeLeto  on  Wed Oct 04, 2006  at  06:06 PM
I'd love to use it - and I am terrified of heights...
Posted by outeast  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  01:46 AM
Probably wouldn't be too bad once you were in and notice the floor wasn't moving. A lexan or other type of flooring where you could actually see below you would scare the bejeebus out of me.
Posted by Chris Carlisle  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  07:46 AM
The proper music for that elevator: I Believe I Can Fly.
Posted by Phred  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  09:12 AM
It's a trick. The elevator really contains a hole. They're just looking for creative ways to murder people. :coolsmirk:
Posted by Dily  in  West Virginia  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  09:34 AM
I don't think it would be that big of a deal...I probably wouldn't walk blindly in, assuming it was an illusion.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  11:58 AM
It would definitely be disconcerting but I would use it.
Posted by Floormaster Squeeze  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  01:32 PM
it looks too real for me. i think id be testing the floor before i step in.
Posted by red_dragon_girl_69  in  Earth, I think  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  03:11 PM
I looked through the thread at the site and noticed someone mentioned a discrepency in the pictures. Picture #2 shows a different amount of shaft side than the other pictures, suggesting this was Photoshopped. I checked #2 and the other pictures showing the "floor" and noticed it also, the light brown area is considerably larger in #2. This may be a hoax.
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  04:58 PM
I think the discrepency is due to photo 2 being shot from a higher vantage point looking directly down on the floor as opposed to outside of the elevator as the rest of the pictures are.
Posted by red_dragon_girl_69  in  Earth, I think  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  07:54 PM
Red_Dragon_Girl_69, that wouold be true if it were real; however, being a painting (as claimed) that would make no difference. If it is a painting, angle would make no difference as the painting is flat and no amount of moving would expose more of the "shaft" to be seen.
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  08:43 PM
I'd test too.

There is a book thatI once read whereexactly the opposite happens.An assasin takes a holographic projector and places it under a lift.The victim thinks they're walking into a lift but they're really falling to their death.
Posted by J  on  Fri Oct 06, 2006  at  12:32 AM
Did that happen on Star Trek?
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Fri Oct 06, 2006  at  09:38 AM
Christopher Cole that makes sence. I didnt think of that, then again, I rarely think.
Posted by red_dragon_girl_69  in  Earth, I think  on  Sat Oct 07, 2006  at  09:07 PM
Red_Dragon_Girl_69, it could be argued that most people do not think very often and everyone, myself included, fails to think occasionally. I used to be very deep into photography many years ago and even though I no longer am, perspective is one of the things I remember.
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Sun Oct 08, 2006  at  03:39 PM
The "assassin with holographic projector" thing was the plot of the pilot episode of the short-lived 1980s TV series "Probe."
Posted by parkrrrr  on  Tue Oct 10, 2006  at  12:35 PM
i am upset! i had to go to my phsychologist about my worries.
just looking at this picture makes me emotionally disturbed. i am sorry to say , but im suing you for emotional disturbence . if you would like to make an agreement i will cancel charges.
- thank You for reading this message.
Posted by gretell  on  Wed Jun 10, 2009  at  09:54 AM
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