Nailed in a box and dropped onto a river, or strapped into a straightjacket and hung upside down from a building, Geoffrey Hansen always escaped!
Over the years he has been buried alive and escaped from a grave, nailed into boxes, and secured into safes, vaults, coffins, trunks, and prison security cells. Geoffrey has released himself from the official regulation handcuffs of police detectives, state officials, and federal agents including the FBI, Scotland Yard, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
No lock, handcuff, or restraint has ever been able to confine him. Geoffrey has released himself from over 8,000 pairs of handcuffs and leg irons ... and they were returned still locked shut!
This phenomenal showman has performed on national television and has attracted overflow crowds and favorable (often front page) newspaper coverage throughout the world.
Geoffrey Hansen was the first person in history to be called, "World's Greatest Escape Artist." Houdini in his time was called a "self-liberator."
Photographs over the past forty years from around the world speak for themselves. Geoffrey Hansen has celebrated a remarkable career.
Since the 1950's Art Linkletter was the king of daytime talk television in the USA. Geoffrey Hansen shown here escaping from a regulation straightjacket upside down in the Hollywood TV studios. Photos show Art's son, Jack Linkletter who helped secure Geoffrey in the restraining device.
NBC Television featured Geoffrey Hansen chained and shackled to a train track at Knowland Park in Oakland, California in the 1960's. He didn't start to escape until the train was 150 feet away coming full speed toward him! He escaped ... and left the chain around his leg on the track which was hit by the on-coming train!
In Tokyo, Japan, September 1, 1981 Geoffrey Hansen was strapped into a straightjacket and hung upside down over a burning fire, with five sticks of dynamite set to go off in three minutes. He had to escape, and get into a passing gondola. He managed to escape with only seconds to spare ... as a result he suffered loss of hearing in his right ear with the explosion.
This created a sensation on Japanese television, and has been broadcast in the USA, Canada, and South America.
Geoffrey Hansen, handcuffed, chained, and shackled (fetters weighing over 50 lbs.), January 30, 1972 dove into the 48 degree, thirty feet deep waters of San Francisco Bay --- escapes in 12 seconds! Featured by United Press International, Associated Press, NBC, ABC, CBS, etc.! A splash ... first in the bay, then in the headlines!
Hanging upside down in a regulation straightjacket in George Town, Cayman Islands, British West Indies 1976.
Geoffrey Hansen hanging upside down in a straightjacket from a crane in Papeete, Tahiti in 1976.
Geoffrey Hansen wearing slave collar around his neck, to his right is Bill Rafferty who was seen each week on the NBC TV show "Real People."
Geoffrey Hansen handcuffed and shackled by police enters the wooden box.
The box is nailed, roped, chained and locked shut with Geoffrey inside, then sunk into the water.
Demonstrating his technique to escape from ropes to members of the
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