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I received vie e-mail, 4 videos, each showing an apparently Japanese person in, I suppose, Japan, performing a version of the following feat: He holds up an object in which appears a replica of the scene behind it, as if it were transparent. When he moves the object in front of himself, the object still shows the view behind him, as if he did not exist. These are taken in different circumstances, including one in a kinetic street scene that would have been difficult to film in advance. I do not know where these videos originated, and have no idea who owns the copyright, if any. (For this reason I have not attempted to post them on this site). The person who sent them to me is probably not the originator. They could have traveled through many hands before they reached him. They come with no explanation.The reproductions in the magic objects of the scenes behind, is often less than perfect, differing slightly in brightness, color, and positioning. Not all surfaces of the magic object exhibit the X-ray vision property, in fact, in one video, one side of an object exhibits the property but when flipped over the other side does not.Questions: Has anyone seen anything like this, and if so, does anyone know if the phemonema purportedly exhibited in these videos actually takes place (that is, would be observed to occur by a live person standing at the location of the camera), or whether the videos are simply some very clever video fakery? And if they are genuine, by what means is it accomplished?