Billy Mitchell was the first person to achieve a perfect score in the arcade game Pac-Man.
Back in 2008, there was an article published entitled "The Perfect Man - How Billy Mitchell became a video-game superstar and achieved Pac-Man bliss" by David Ramsey.
When questioned about the use of hiding spots in Pac-Man, Mitchell replied:
"You don't use the hiding spots. Someone doesn't use them. I use them. I could show you how, but you wouldn't be able to do it."
The article continued:
While a crappy video-game player can improve, Mitchell's level of arcade mastery, he is convinced, cannot be taught.
I am interested in some clearly written instruction on predicting/controlling ghost movement, and using the hiding spots in Pac-Man.
Now, I've read the whole article, and watched many videos of Mitchell playing video games. They are fun and interesting to watch, but they don't really teach or educate. (It does no good to say "Just do what I'm doing" ... there needs to be explanation and instruction. I can watch what you're doing, but have no idea how you're doing it!)
For most of us, trained ability will not even come close to the level of his natural aptitude. However, I still believe that even crappy players can learn some (though maybe not all) of the "impossible" tricks with a bit of help and practice.