MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A local daredevil is taking viewers to extreme heights.READ MORE: Celtics run past Heat 93-80, move 1 win from NBA Finals
It’s called urban exploring and it involves things like climbing to the top of structures or checking out abandoned buildings.
A network of people do this and post their videos online.
One man in South Florida with a thirst for adventure spoke with CBS4’s Cynthia Demos on the condition of anonymity.
His YouTube account goes by the name “Daredevil Magic Insane.”
The magic is for the Magic City.
When most of us are happy with our feet on the ground, he takes us only where our imagination might go like climbing to the top of a crane.
Watching the video of him scaling a crane at the new Brickell City Center under construction may give you anxiety and that’s the point.
DDMagic said, “the goal is to share my experience with the world. I want them to feel the vertigo and that heat racing feel.”
The pay off after the adventure? The view of the magic city.
He said, “take out my camera and take a sweeping panoramic shot.”READ MORE: South Florida family knows firsthand effects of nationwide baby formula shortage
One of his favorite climbs was ‘The Hurricane’ which is an old shutdown wooden roller coaster in Dania Beach.
He said, “yeah that roller coaster was a little rickety. Definitely splinters, lots of splinters.”
He’s been recording his adventures for only a month but exploring for a couple of years.
He said, “There were pictures online awhile back and it was amazing, a place abandoned for ten years frozen in time.”
He wonders in some spots who was there before he was. He says it’s a journey but not a legal one. He’s trespassing and breaking the law in many ways.
He said, “That’s why I hope no one sees me when I’m doing these things.”
He’s more worried about getting caught than getting hurt but says it’s worth the risk.
He says, “I like to explore things my curiosity gets the best of me sometimes.”
Law enforcement officials said if he or anyone is caught, they will be arrested. Still this group of urban explorers seems to be growing.South Florida woman's bout with COVID included hair loss: 'This isn’t normal shedding'