Levitation occurs when an object is held in the air through an upward force that counteracts gravity. Levitation is not considered real by the scientific community, but some parapsychologists and others, especially those who believe in the supernatural, claim that levitation can result from psychic or spiritual powers.
Scientists explain that levitation occurrences are due to physical actions that create the illusion of levitation. Because it is unknown how the Egyptians transported large slabs of heavy stone when building the pyramids, there is speculation that the ancients used levitation to construct the monuments. Many religions have a history of levitation incidences among various saints and their followers. In Christianity, Jesus is believed to have walked on water, and some Hindu and Yogic gurus claim levitation powers.