50 Freaky Times People Experienced Pareidolia Where They Least Expected It

Have you ever been looking at an everyday object and start to see a face, shape, or image in the object? It’s not as rare as you think. In fact, there’s even a word for it.

Pareidolia.

Essentially, pareidolia is “a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists.” Basically, you see things in objects that aren’t really there, but it’s your mind playing tricks on you to see something you’ve already seen and know. And, with the use of cell phones and cameras, people are able to photograph pareidolia when they experience it on the spot.

1. This elephant splashing in water that looks like another elephant.

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2. These four windows that look like the four seasons.

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3. This rock that totally looks like an iguana head.

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4. This moving truck that looks like Cookie Monster.

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5. This shadow of a motorcycle that looks like a person in a wheelchair…creepy.

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6. This beer that is super happy to see you.

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7. This shark that really looks like a laughing face.

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8. Is it me, or is that Jesus in the bacon?

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9. A wedding at the water cooler.

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10. This plastic bag that looks like a cat.

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