#1. There have been those who have claimed it was 'staged' or 'stooged'
Disinformation finds itself not just here, but eventually everywhere. People start proclaiming 'Camera Trick' for everything.
#2. Concerning the 'truth' of the event--The following is a post from someone who attended and posted this message back in APRIL before anyone had seen the show and got it bang on what happened, so that is pretty good evidence that they were there.
http://p100.ezboard.com/fcrissangelfrm1 ... D=31.topic
A thread called
CRISS ANGEL MINDFREAK EPISODE TAPING
Smitty942 (4/19/06 9:10 pm)
Thanks so much for the info!!!! Not only did I get a chance to meet Criss but I was also able to view his most recent stunt that they were taping at the Aladdin . There were about 25 of us and we were brought on stage behind the curtain where there was this very large apparatus with a very large saw above it. Criss then proceeded to cut himself in half. It was quite a shock and one of the girls there almost fainted. There were two girls who were holding his hands and his feet and yet he was cut in half!! It was one of the coolest things I have ever seen. It will be aired in July sometime. Criss Was very gracious and thanked us and also gave each of us his first season DVD.
He will be filming at PF Changs tomorrow April 19th at 5:30pm. he will also be signing autographs and doing some magic for the show. Thanks again for the info and will let you know how tomorrow goes.
So we see that the person knew what happened before it aired.
Was freaked out, and proved that the Girl did indeed faint or something close to it just as was shown on Mindfreak
Next we also see in the thread where you GO IF YOU WANT to be on the show, because in some shows you see people in more then one shot, and these are FAN's not Stooges!
The date for the next shoot is given! So again you don't invite the public when you only want to use stooges.
If you read the whole thread, people have been bumping into him right at the Alladin, it tells you where the Mindfreak offices are etc.
Secondly I have already personally talked and chatted with a female who was on another effect, and have seen her picture. Many here and elsewhere claimed she was a stooge, I know she wasn't. The funny thing is she has no interest in proving she wasn't due to the fact she thinks people who are claiming this are just grasping for straws and that no-one would change their opinion anyway.
I just leave it at that.
Again are there assistants used? Yes, but the audience is real. If there has been anything like people are claiming I don't think it is at the level people are claiming.