Zane Whitmore, 34-year-old Seattle man, took human suspension to new heights when he had hooks pierced into his back and was then hung from his skin nearly 11,000 feet into the air by a hot air balloon.
The suspension was part of a Portland film production company Precarious Egg’ filming of a feature-length documentary called ‘Feet Off the Ground’.
“People inside this community(body modification and suspension, op.a.) are frequently misrepresented, with the media typically going for the shock value,” said Sean Devine, also a co-founder of Precarious Egg and one of the film’s producers.
Yup, that’s what we are going for here also.
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Zane Whitmore was pierced four times across his shoulder blades and the balloon was released over California’s Long Valley Caldera. The flight lasted about 75 minutes.
“I felt like I was flying,” Whitmore said in the press release. “It was amazing to have a perspective on a landscape that no one has had before. As I drifted down low I was struck by the movement I saw on the ground, by how much life exists in the desert. It was actually a very peaceful experience.”