not entirely a load of hokum. in fact, i own one ... an afghani bohkara. viewed at the right angle, and in the proper frame of mind, it acts as a single image stereogram, and the carpet does indeed appear to float approximately two feet above the ground. the effect is astonishing; frankly, i nearly dropped my drink the first time i noticed. it is now an after dinner parlor trick in my home.
Hi Johnboy i am really curious to see this flying carpet you have. Could you email me the pictures please? my email ID is email@example.com ... I am extremely fascinated to know such interesting things. Its a request please do email me.