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The illusionist, real name Wouter Bijdendijk, hovered several feet above the pavement with apparent ease. His only "prop" was a stick that he held with his left hand.
Watch a video of Ramana levitating and talking outside the White House here.
A household name in his native Netherlands, Ramana has performed for Queen Beatrix and has been honoured in India with the Golden Cloth award, the highest cultural honour ever given to a westerner, metro.co.uk reported.
"This is an art," he said.
"And in India, they see it also as a science. I hope I make people wonder," Ramana said.
Ramana's repertoire also includes "flying" up to 10 metres above ground, mind reading and other forms of Indian street trickery.