Online commenters are unable to offer any kind of explanation about how the trick works. On social media one commented ‘my mind almost shut down’, and Melissa Perez wrote: ‘Holy cr**. I didn’t know what was happening. I still don’t know.’
Yet the surreal optical illusion seems to have been sharpened up with a little video editing. Kevin is a stop-motion animator and uploaded the mystical trick to his Vine account over the weekend.
It has been viewed over 700,000 times and some users reckon they know how it is all created. Irvsta wrote: ‘Very cleverly done! I think there were four cuts but almost seamless.’ Another Viner added: ‘It’s all based on perception, if you truly pay attention to the mirror and the ball movement then you can tell.’