WEIRD NEWS
06/15/2011 05:32 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Zane Whitmore Suspended 2,800 Feet In The Sky By Piercings In His Back (VIDEO) [CORRECTION]

CORRECTION [10:04 p.m. ET]: The original version of this article reported that Whitmore reached a height of 10,800 feet above the ground. Rather, he was 10,800 feet above sea level, and 2,800 feet above the ground. The article has been corrected to reflect this change.

Zane Whitmore's weekend was probably more painful than yours.

On Saturday, this Seattle man spent nearly 75 minutes hooked to a hot air balloon 2,800 feet above the ground -- and those hooks went through pierced holes in his back.

Whitmore, 34, practices the ritual of human suspension. Rather than focusing on being in pain, he said he spent most of the time thinking about how fortunate he was to be having the experience.

"I was mentally prepared for it so I was really just concentrating on the sensation of flying," Whitmore told AOL Weird News. "I was having a blast."

The stunt was filmed for "Feet Off the Ground," a documentary about practitioners of human suspension. But Whitmore said he would have done it whether or not the cameras were rolling.

"The reward is largely mental," he said. "When your mind's state is altered I think the way you perceive the world around you changes a bit."

According to Cory Devine of Precarious Egg, the company producing the documentary, Whitmore reached a height of nearly 11,000 feet above sea level. He wore a harness attached to his waist in the event his skin were to tear.

He added, "It was a unique way to view the wildlife, that’s for sure." For sure.

Sound crazy? Check out the video and let us know what you think in the comments.