30 Times People Experienced Pareidolia And Just Had To Share It Online

Published 3 years ago

No matter how good our vision might be, neither of us are safe from an occasional accidental optical illusion. You know, like when you mistake a shadow of a tree for a silhouette of a man and start running for no reason. There’s even a name for this phenomenon – pareidolia – and it’s actually pretty fascinating.

People who experienced pareidolia in real life are sharing pictures online, and they’re both interesting and a little creepy, especially if you’re not expecting it. From ice hands to Godzilla clouds, check out some great examples of pareidolia in the gallery below! And if you want more, see our previous posts here and here!

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#1 Sometimes Mother Nature Can Be Creepy (Chesaning, Mi)

Image source: Jennifer Yanik Hall

#2 The Way My Ice Pack Is Defrosting Looks Like A Polar Bear

Image source: EricDangerRose

#3 Is It A Man Running Or?

Image source: ClarkpDavidson

#4 I Have This Trunk Knot On A Tree In My Backyard That I Always Thought Looked Like A Regency Era Couple Kissing. Today, I Decided To Bring Them To Life

Image source: chiquitamichi

#5 Cat Is Surprised By The Atomic Explosion

Image source: smartyy

#6 This Rock That Looks Like A Severed Head

Image source: VVHYY

#7 Turtle With A Reflection That Resembles A Face Of A Man

Image source: Gatimon

#8 I Found A Mushroom That Looks Like A Little Owl

Image source: miss421

#9 The Pattern On My Dogs Chest Looks Like A Cat Mid Sneeze

Image source: VintageRice

#10 Donald Trump Found In A Dogs Ear

Image source: BanksyBhoy

#11 Cat Formed By Cracks Above My Light Switch

Image source: spedzop

#12 My Brain MRI Looks Like The Grinch

Image source: indiaisthebestalways

#13 This Jalapeño Looks Like A T-Rex

Image source: AberrantDevices

#14 Whilst Walking Into A Kitchen I Saw This Guy

Image source: teamoth

#15 Woke Up And Discovered My Wife Moved Our Coat Stand Yesterday

Image source: gruesomeflowers

#16 Sun’s Reflection On My Drinking Glass Creates Bart Simpson’s Skull

Image source: 0zymandias21

#17 You Know You’re In Trouble, When Your Mom Strikes This Pose

Image source: EvansBrad

#18 Best Eggplant Ever

Image source: stormrazor2

#19 Release Me

Image source: TickNut

#20 The Piece Of Paper That Is Frozen To The Back Of My Fridge Looks Like A Wiener Dog

Image source: nighteeeeey

#21 This Blob Of Hand Cream I Squeezed On My Hand Looks Like A Kitten

Image source: yum_disc

#22 Miss Piggy

Image source: jxdeholly

#23 My Potato Looks Like It’s Trying To Escape Itself

Image source: Moonri

#24 Kawaii Gourd

#25 Accidentally Created A Porcupine By Pouring Instant Coffee Over An Americano

Image source: fishdust

#26 There’s A Sid On My Sister’s Floor

Image source: DuckRubberDuck

#27 I Thought This Gourd Looked Like A Snail

Image source: snaz27

#28 After My 17th Near-Heart-Attack, I Realized- I Really Need To Move My Lamp

Image source: 5_Frog_Margin

#29 This Tree Looks Like Swamp Thing

Image source: arkan01d

#30 Godzilla Cloud

Image source: willgravedigger

Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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