Since our eyes capture information faster than ours brain can process it optical illusions are a common fact of life. And some optical illusions can be downright scary. Whether it’s a phantom snake that turns out to be a belt or some random body horror that turns out to be benign, we’ve all gasped upon seeing something that initially appeared shocking before we understood what we were looking at. It can feel like a mild heart attack.
Here are some photos where an innocent scene created a scary optical illusion that shocked someone to their core.
1. “Housemate was drying his fishing waders. Almost had to add the pants I was wearing to the laundry pile I was carrying after I opened the door”