Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Weird Wednesday - Optical Illusion: An Old Photograph

At first this photo seems to be a couple with a large head floating between them. But look again - things aren’t always what they seem.


Strange illusion of false head photo

Most people who look at this old photograph will probably see a large bearded head between the two figures. It looks like an image of "Jesus."

You’ll probably think it’s just a crude hoax from bygone days. But look again, carefully. This is not a hoax at all. What the photo actually shows is a child sitting on the man’s knee.

Block out the head’s “hair.” That’s just a collection of foliage in the background. The “eye” is the face the child, shadowed by a large white bonnet. The “nose” is the sleeve of the child’s shirt. And the “mustache” is the child’s arm, bent at the elbow.

Be patient. It may take you awhile to see this.

3 comments:

Jessica Satterfield said...

I see it! Ahmad, that is pretty cool.

Guest said...

cool, took me ages to see it >:o but now i dooooooo! :) it's dead cool

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