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June 10, 2011


(Silver Spring, Md.) - Dan White performs mind-blowing magic: manipulating physical objects, performing surprising card tricks and making items appear from seemingly thin air.   All of this, he admits, is merely an illusion.  White has a mission: to find REAL magic.  In Discovery Channel's THE SUPERNATURALIST, premiering Wednesday, June 29th at 10PM et/pt, White travels to a remote corner of the planet and finds himself in a place where magic isn't just tricks.  It is believed to be very real... and even dangerous. 

Locals in the Himalayan country of Nepal believe there are monks within its borders who use their powers to harm anyone who crosses their path.  White relies on his talents as an illusionist to open doors normally closed to outsiders in an attempt to find one of these feared monks and - hopefully - witness his true magic.  White's mission will introduce him to many people, each getting him one step closer to the men in the mountains.

THE SUPERNATURALIST is produced for Discovery Channel by Ping Pong Productions, where Casey Brumels is executive producer.  For Discovery, Alan Eyres is executive producer.

Clips from THE SUPERNATURALIST available:


Dan White reveals some of his magic tricks to the locals:


Dan White demonstrates the universal appeal of a good card trick:


Dan White reveals the secret behind snake charming:


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