Harry Houdini would have approved of this marriage proposal.
In a video posted to YouTube on Friday, Sean Emory asks his girlfriend of five years, Andrea Leachman, to film him performing a magic trick. The "trick?" Turning a leaf and some dirt into an engagement ring.
As you can see in the video above, Emory begins the magic trick by explaining his interest in alchemy, or the idea that one can change natural elements into different substances. After placing a leaf and a small amount of dirt in his fist, he gets down on one knee and opens his hand to reveal a diamond ring.
Leachman, who was filming him the entire time, said "yes." The Nashville-based couple's friend, David Altizer, was hiding several feet away and recorded the proposal.
Men have made like Harry Potter and used magic to propose before. Watch this 2009 video of a magician making an engagement ring appear in a woman's hand.
Watch the most extreme marriage proposals in the slideshow below.
WARNING: This shocking proposal video is definitely not for the faint of heart. When Toronto-based stuntman Josh Madryga decided it was time to pop the question, he also decided that he was going to be set on fire. In this video, Madryga proposes to his girlfriend -- but following her heartfelt "Yes!" his friend lights him on fire. Horrifyingly extreme? We think so. But for some reason, his new bride-to-be doesn't seem fazed.
Thirty-two-year-old New York native Alexander Loucopoulos knew just the way to propose to his girlfriend, space enthusiast Graciela Asturias. He would have gotten down on bended knee, but there was no real way to do it -- since he popped the question on a 90-minute zero-gravity flight aboard a Boeing 727 in May 2007. "I asked if she'd marry me, and then the ring just floated in front of her as we floated in zero gravity," he told ABC. And she said yes. [Ed. note: The couple pictured here is not Loucopoulos and Asturias].
Yes, this man actually falls off of a four story building while popping the question to his girlfriend. Although the stunt was planned, his poor fiancee nearly had a heart attack (and so did we.) The video of the proposal was uploaded to YouTube in July 2011.
In May 2011, Kyle Monroe proposed to his adrenaline rush junkie partner-in crime and longtime girlfriend, Liz Navitsky, while the pair were skydiving. As Navitsky was landing from her 15,000 foot fall, she saw a huge tarp on the ground which read "Marry Me, Liz?" Navitsky accepted.
Want to ask your girlfriend to marry you... and scare her to death at the same time? Try getting her "arrested" (by a police officer who is actually doing this as a favor to you, of course.) In this video, uploaded to YouTube in September 2008, a couple's car gets pulled over by a police patrol car. The unassuming bride-to-be watches from the passenger's seat as her boyfriend goes through an awful ordeal. Just as she exits the car -- with her hands over her head -- he pops the question.