Skydiving in a Casket

Photos: Scott Eisen

Escape artist Anthony Martin locked himself in a casketand had it thrown out of a plane at 14,000 feet. It's a good thing that he managed to pick the lock and escape ... but if you think about it, even if the trick went south, he's already in a casket ...

Martin said the escape was exhilarating but that he was disoriented because the plywood casket whipped wildly from side-to-side while he picked the locks, and he struggled to open the door.

"I didn't feel any force, but what I felt was a lot of jostling," he told The Associated Press. "It seemed to me like I had a glimpse of the ground for a second then it (the door) came back and I had to give it another push."

Martin, who began teaching himself to pick locks at age 6, somersaulted out of the box as he pushed his way to freedom.

"I didn't know where I was ... but I was hypnotized as I watched the box falling behind me," he said.

Andrea Thomas of the Associated Press has the full story: Link

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The title should read "Skydiving in a Casket," not "Coffin." That's like saying, "Skydiving in a hexagon" when really he's in a square. They are not the same. :)
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