Last week I received this press release about an escape artist who will be at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum on Clifton Hill tomorrow (Tuesday, September 27, 2011). I hope to be there to see it.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
World’s Most Extreme Escape Artist to perform The Dagger
Trap, Live on Sept. 27, 2011
Dubbed the World’s Most Extreme Escape Artist by Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Steve Santini to appear at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Niagara Falls – Escape to be taped for upcoming OLN series Deals from the Dark Side –
Steve Santini, Escape Artist
(Niagara Falls, ON – September 22, 2011) – On Tuesday September 27 Steve Santini will play with death once again. His plan: escape The Dagger Trap – A 150 pound steel plate with over a dozen razor sharp spikes aimed at Santini’s shackled body as he attempts to escape, leaving Santini with a fraction of a second and zero margin for error to avoid certain death! The escape will take place at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, located in Niagara Falls, Ontario on Sept 27th, 2011 at 11:00am sharp (Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3N4). The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Buck Productions will be on site to cover the dangerous act as part of the upcoming OLN series, Deals from the Dark Side. The series features escape artist and eccentric collector Santini on his quest to buy and authenticate dark relics.
Santini in The Dagger Trap
Dubbed one of the World’s Most Extreme Escape Artist by Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Santini began to demonstrate the unusual ability for escaping confinements and restraints at age 14. The following years saw him earn a tremendous amount of press and praise for a myriad of wild escapes including a maximum security Death Row prison cell, and a locked and sealed coffin submerged under 30 feet of cold lake water. For over two decades Santini toured coast-to-coast with his acclaimed act visiting universities, theatres, and historic locations. Santini is also one of the world’s foremost Titanic historians and collector of dark artefacts. His collection includes a pair of Houdini’s Handcuffs, a Titanic deck chair, numerous medieval torture relics and civil war antiques.
This live escape marks Santini’s fifth anniversary as being named the World’s Most Extreme Escape Artist in the Ripley’s Hardcover Expect the Unexpected. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will be presenting Santini with an award and giving away a range of prizes to the audience in celebration.
For more information:
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Madalena Phillips, Marketing & Public Relations
t. 1.647.231.3321 (mobile)
Ripley Entertainment Inc.
Tim O’Brien, VP Communications
t. 615.464.7465 (office)
t. 615.496.5949 (mobile)
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium Niagara Falls
Located on Clifton Hill since 1963, the always growing Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Niagara Falls Odditorium (www.ripleysniagara.com) still holds on to the reputation as Niagara’s most-visited museum. Authentic shrunken heads, the world’s rarest egg and two-headed animals are only the beginning here. Housing an impressive collection of the odd, strange and unbelievable from around the world, the museum showcases over 700 mind boggling exhibits, oddities, curiosities and illusions throughout 20 extraordinarily themed galleries.
About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com), keepers of the venerable Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand, is a global leader in location-based entertainment, entertaining more than 12 million annually at its 80-plus attractions in 11 countries. In addition to its 31 Believe It or Not!Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in 42 countries. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the third-largest privately held company in Canada.
About Buck Productions
Buck Productions (www.buckproductions.com) is a full-service, multi-disciplinary commercial, and entertainment production company, with offices in Toronto and New York. Honoured as one of the most influential, inspirational, and world leading production companies in the Realscreen “Global Top 100”.