Optical Illusions !!

Perpetually Ascending StaircaseRed XParallel DiagonalsNo Gray Spots
Parallel Rows of SquaresImpossible TriangleParallel Lines at SunriseSame Center Circles
Vertical Lines Same LengthCastleThree-Pronged ForkAmbiguous Cube
Only White Circles at IntersectionsIdentical BumpsNo Wavy SquaresRotating Wheels
Warped SquareFrog or HorseOne or Two FacesIndian Head or Eskimo
Rabbit or DuckSaxophone Player or Woman's FaceSkull or Woman at a VanityYoung Woman or Old Woman
DeerDrawing HandsElephant LegsDragon in a Face
Horse and Rider in CanyonFace in the MeadowOld Man (and more...)Bridge of the Ship
Skull or PartyPlazaWaterfallMoving Circles
Video - Jerry AndressSpinning DancerBlack & White - ColorAfter Image Flag
Animals Face Cat Couple Faces Among Divers Faces Among Peaks
Faces Among Slopes Beach Rose Dali Disappears Swans & Elephants
Hand Ballerina Passion Rose M.C. Escher's Relativity Escher - Up and Down
FaceScape Fisher's Family Swan-Squirrel by Fisher Ten Eagles by Gardner
Eleven Deer by Gardner Fourteen Horses by Gardner Fifteen Wolves by Gardner Ladies of the Lake by Gonsalves
Tree House in Autumn by Gonsalves T. Elder Hearn's The Illusionist Hidden Animals Couple Dreams of Baby
Hidden Woman and Child Praying Pool by MacDonald Mona Lisa - True & False Mysterious Inkblot?
Lost Tiger by Rust Ten Africans by Rust Hidden Lion by Rust Hidden Love by Rust
Rusty Dreams Mask by Sarcone Staircase Purple Mountain Majest b VanStraalen
Seven Dolphins by Warren Seven Horses by Warren Checkmate! Society - Wotherspoon
Tree Faces Morphing Walking Cow Another Face in the Meadow Face in the Arch
Face in the Air Face in Battle Picture is not moving Orange Circles the Same Size
Where's the baby? Black or White Shoes Leaning Towers Not a Lake
Top and Bottom the Same Color? 30-second stare "Who do you say I am?" Links


Also see Amazing Chalk Drawings!





Perpetually Ascending Staircase

How can the man go up all the time and come back to the same place over and over?


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RED X: The red squares are the same color in the upper part and in the lower part of the "X"


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The diagonal lines are parallel.


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There are no gray spots at the corners of the squares.


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The rows of black and white squares are all parallel.



Animated GIF version demonstrates this

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Impossible Triangle


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Parallel Lines at Sunrise


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The center circles are both the same size.


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The Vertical lines are both the same length.


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Castle


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Three-Pronged Fork


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Ambiguous Cube (Does the front face go downward or upward?)


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There are only white circles at the intersections.


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All the bumps are identical.
The one in the lower right corner is upside-down.


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Wavy Squares? No!
The background of concentric circles makes the squares appear distorted.


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Rotating Wheels
The circles appear to rotate when you move your head closer and further away from the screen while looking at the dot in the center.

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Warped Square?
There are no curved lines in this figure.


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Frog or Horse (Watch the image rotate.)


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One or Two Faces (Is a candle melting over from the top of the head over the middle)?


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Indian Head or Eskimo?


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Rabbit or Duck (No, not a question from the Tasmanian Devil :) ?


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Saxophone Player or Woman's Face?


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Skull or Woman at a Vanity?


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Young Woman or Old Woman (Is the young woman's jaw line really the older woman's nose)?


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Deer


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Drawing Hands

Just for Fun: Escher-Sketch

 


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Elephant Legs


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Dragon in a Face


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Horse and Rider in Canyon


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Face in the Meadow


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Old Man (and more...)


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Bridge of the Ship


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Skull or Party?


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Plaza


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Waterfall?


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Moving Circles


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Dancer



Which way is she spinning? Clockwise = right brain dominant. Counterclockwise = left brain dominant.

Need help seeing it spin the other way?

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Black & White - Color



  1. Stare are the dot in the middle for 20 seconds or more.
  2. WITHOUT moving your eyes from the dot, move your mouse over the image.
  3. Continue to stare at the dot. The image will seem to be in color (but it is really a black & white image).

Looks can be deceiving.
From http://www.stareclips.com/.

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After Image Flag

Stare at the flag for awhle and then look at some white space.


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Animals Face

Do you see animals or a face?


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Cat Couple

Is it a cat or a couple?


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Faces Among Divers

Do you see faces among the divers?


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Faces Among Peaks

Do you see faces among the peaks?


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Faces Among Slopes

Do you see faces among the slopes?


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Beach Rose

Do you see a dolphin in this rose?


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Dali Disappears

Do you see Dali or a woman?


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Swans & Elephants

Do you see swans or elephants? What are the swans reflecting?


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Hand Ballerina

Do you see a hand and ballerina? What makes the ballerina's skirt?


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Passion Rose

This rose shows a flower, but also lovers.


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M.C. Escher's Relativity

One of the classics...


Just for fun ;)
 

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Escher - Up and Down

I'm so confused I don't know which way is up!


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FaceScape

Do you see a face in the landscape?


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Fisher's Family

Do you see the grandpa, grandma and the youngster?


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Swan-Squirrel by Fisher

Do you see a swan or a squirrel?


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Ten Eagles by Gardner

Can you count 10 eagles?


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Eleven Deer by Gardner

Can you count 11 deer?


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Fourteen Horses by Gardner

Can you count 14 horses?


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Fifteen Wolves by Gardner

Can you count 15 wolves?


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Ladies of the Lake by Gonsalves

Not Arthurian, but amazing nonetheless!


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Tree House in Autumn by Gonsalves

Is the house on the ground or atop a tree?


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T. Elder Hearn's The Illusionist

Do you see a face or people?


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Hidden Animals

Do you see the hidden face and animals?


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Couple Dreams of Baby

Do you see the baby about whom this couple dreams?


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Hidden Woman and Child Praying

Do you see the woman and child praying. While prayer is something we need to think about, this is not an actual rock as suggested by an Internet hoax.


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Pool by MacDonald

How would you swim here?


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Mona Lisa - True & False

These pictures look the same until you flip them. Click the pictures and see (unless you wan to flip your screen)!


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Mysterious Inkblot?

Can you tell what this familiar thing is? Hint: Reverse the colors.


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Lost Tiger by Rust

Can you find the lost tiger?


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Ten Africans by Rust

Can you find the tenth "African"?


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Hidden Lion by Rust

Can you find the hidden lion? (Is Aslan on the move?)


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Hidden Love by Rust

This looks lovely, but can you find love in this picture?


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Rusty Dreams

Do you see the rusty dream in the barn (or is a rust bucket)?


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Mask by Sarcone

The mask always seems to face outward or even change direction.


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Staircase

Upstairs and downstairs…um, I can't find my ladie's chamber!


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Purple Mountain Majesty by VanStraalen

What do you see in this majestic mountain?


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Seven Dolphins by Warren

Can you count 7 dolphins?


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Seven Horses by Warren

Can you count 7 horses?


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Checkmate!

I'm not sure how many moves it took the game to reach this point!


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Society - Wotherspoon

From what is hidden, what does the painter perhaps think of high society?


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Treefaces


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Morphing Walking Cow


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Another Face in the Meadow


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Face in the Arch


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Face in the Air


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Face in Battle


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Picture is not moving


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Orange Circles the Same Size


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Where's the baby?


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Black or White Shoes


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Leaning Towers



The one on the right only looks like it is leaning more, but it isn't.

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Not a Lake



It's a fallen tree. Tilt your head to the right and see.

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Top and Bottom the Same Color?



Indeed they are the same color. Put your index finger over the dividing line and see!

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30-second stare



Stare at the picture for 30 seconds and then look at a white screen or white piece of paper.

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"Who do you say I am?"


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Links

Amazing Optical Illusion

Cat Bird

Chair Illusion

Creepy Almonds

Eye Tricks

Fun Visual Tricks & Optical Illusions

Fun with Stripes

House Illusion

Let's Play Catch

My Senses Have Failed Me (funny .gif)

Planet Perplex

Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions by Latisse

Optical Illusions by Michael Bach

Shades of Gray on a Checkerboard by Edward H. Adelson

The Ultimate Guide to Optical Illusions

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So never make a decision based on your observations ...

Think of what you saw and what you heard ... Analyze the fact and make the decision. (Look beyond appearances to the Truth beyond.)