The brother and sister Flying Wallendas highwire act successfully dodged death last night in New York City…or DID THEY?
Nik Walenda and his sister Lijana, 40 and 42 respectively, are seventh generation daredevils. Last night, perched 25 stories above the ground, they crossed between two skyscrapers in Times Square, each walking 1,300 feet. When they met in the middle, Lijana sat down and Nik crossed over her and then they continued in the opposite direction of each other, successfully completing the near quarter mile tightrope walk.
Per order of New York City officials, they both had to wear safety harnesses. That didn’t sit well with some of the spectators. Was it not death defying enough? Lijana fell some 25 feet and was seriously hurt during a tightrope walk gone bad in 2017. Their grandfather, Karl Wallenda, fell to his death in 1978 in Puerto Rico at the age of 74!
WATCH the Wallendas cross Times Square on a tightrope!