Two scheming sisters managed to convince their little brother that they’d turned him invisible with a magic trick â and they ingeniously employed technology to pull it off.Â
Eight-year-old Ezequiel didn’t know what he was in for when his older sisters Joceyln, 13, and Julissa, 17, sat him down to be part of a magic trick at home in El Centro, California.
But after they made him ‘disappear’ â and he saw the proof â he totally lost it, screaming and breaking into tears.
Abracadabra! Two sisters from California played a convincing prank on their little brother
Presto change-o! Joceyln, 13, hid eight-year-oldÂ Ezequiel under a blanket and pretended to make him disappear
Yeah, right: The little boy was not convinced, even has Jocelyn sat next to him and pretended she was posing with an empty space
For the trick, Jocelyn hadÂ Ezequiel sit on a bed, while oldest sister Julissa recorded the proceedings.
Jocelyn covered Ezequiel with a blanket and tried her hardest to hold in her giggles as she made the next move, knowing exactly what would happen next.
She said the magic words, ‘abracadabra,’ and pulled the blanket off â revealing Ezequiel still sitting underneath, of course.
But Jocelyn acted otherwise.
‘No!’ she cried, acting distraught. ‘He’s not there! He’s not there.’Â
Ezequiel continued to sit on the bed, looking bored and seemingly still unfooled by his sister’s acting.
Wait for it.. But after oldest sister Julissa pretended to snap the picture, things took a turn
Prepared: She turned the phone around to show Jocelyn posing with an empty space, in a snap taken earlier when Ezequiel was out of the room
What? When the little boy saw it, his face fell and he immediately started to panic
That’s when Julissa told Jocelyn, in Spanish, to go sit on the bed and take a photo to show off her magical handiwork.
That’s where the real trick came in. Jocelyn smiled and gestured her hands toward her little brother, and Julissa pretended to snap a picture.
Except she already had a picture of her phone, which she’d taken earlier when she and Jocelyn were along in the room. In the snap, Jocelyn is wearing the same clothes and sitting in the same spot, but gesturing at am empty space next to her.
After pretending to snap a new one, Julissa turned the phone around to show Jocelyn â allowingÂ Ezequiel to see that he wasn’t in it.
That’s when the little boy panicked. His face fell, and he looked back and forth between his sisters for a moment before screaming and backing up toward the bed.
The little boy shrieked and his face turned red as he started to cry, while his sisters kept up the charade.
Oh no! He screamed and frowned, dissolving into tears by the ‘evidence’ that he was invisible
Torturing the youngest: As he cried, his older sisters tried to hold back their laughter
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger! They continued to pretend they couldn’t hear or see him as he bawled
Happy families! The two sisters, pictured with their brothers, said thatÂ Ezequiel soon recovered from the upset, particularly when he learned that he had gone viral
They pretended not to hear him crying, which is when the little boy lost his temper and ran forward, pushing Jocelyn to make his presence known.
‘Something just hit me! Did you see that, something just hit me!’ she said as the boy kept crying.
Julissa told Unilad that they love to prank their brother, but this one took the cake.Â
‘We always get him so good but his reaction was hilarious. I wanted to laugh so bad but I just couldnât as I would have spoiled it,’ she said.
‘Even this morning, he has barely got over it. It is amazing how viral it has gone. I would never have expected that.’
Luckily, he’s feeling a bit better about the whole thing. She said: ‘He is happy the video has gone viral as he always wanted to be a YouTuber.’