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By on October 20, 2008, with 52 Comments

I have re-ordered my sidebar, and added minor design changes. What do you think of it? Should I lower the amount of ads? Are they annoying, or you haven’t even noticed them? Please share your thoughts on this, since it’s very important for me to have clean looking design on Mighty Optical Illusions. Also, friend of mine sent me these two shadow illusions. Somehow they remind me of our long lost article called “Come to The Dark Side“, even though right comparison should be with “Shadow Couple“, “Block Shadow Girl“, and the original “Amazing Shadows Collection“. I like this kind of stuff, cause it makes me think. What is your opinion?

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t look very accidental…

    John Lewis (upmarket UK store) did an advert on a similar thing


  • Anonymous

    Definitely photoshopped!

  • Anonymous

    They don’t look very accidental to me :)

    • poop

      Anonymous, i totally agree. :) / :(

  • ME!

    LOL. But kinda weird too. 3rd comment?

  • lovespel098

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1st comment? if so yay yay!

  • Anonymous

    the first 1 looks good but the setup is obvious.
    the second 1 seams like the shadow is painted on the wall since i cant seam to see where the arm is coming from.
    as for the adds after years of online activity im programed to ignore adds :P

  • Anonymous

    these are quite cool! dont quite how the objects make those shapes.

    I dont like the ads on this site.

  • Brian

    Pretty cool! I don’t think they were Photoshopped, what would be the point then? And I think the ads are fine, not too obtrusive at all…of course it would be nice not to have any at all, but if it brings in a few pennies that help you support this website, I’m all for it!

  • Anonymous

    i dont mind ads i just ignore them

  • Anonymous

    kind of wish they would have given us other angles so we could see how the shapes formed the shadow. and the just hanging glass kind of gives me the creeps, fun illusions either way

  • Rogier

    the shadow in the second one is impossible; the wine falling from the glass does not correspond with the shadow, and indeed the arm and stuff are missing. The thought is nice though.

  • Tim

    Great stuff! I love that kind of thing!

    I’m having a problem with the second advertisement down in the sidebar. (The one underneath the word ‘Sponsors’. For me it’s for Blogger.) It doesn’t fit – I can only see half of it! I can provide a picture if needed.

  • Anonymous

    the illusion widget for igoogle is not working for me.

    I dont know weather it is me or you that is the problem.

    Also I hardly notice the ads along the side, as long as they are not dating ones, those are just annoying.

  • Takkuso

    I’ll be honest with you about the ads: I use Firefox with Adblock plus. I haven’t seen a single internet ad in years. I just see blank space below “Sponsors.”

  • Anonymous

    I think the second one is fake, there is nothing to make the shadow of the body and arm..?

    And I think the ads on this site are tolerable since they’re controlled and in one place, I don’t notice them really.

  • Saqib

    The second picture is not projecting a shadow, there is an ‘invisible’ woman sitting on the chair – hence the spilling wine and shoes on the table.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting! The invisible man having a glass of wine and hard materials assuming the shape of a soft and flexible animal. I like bought.
    The advertisement is not so bad, as long as they’re quiet in their corner they don’t annoy.

  • chineselaundry

    the first one looks real enough, but i think the second one is photoshopped because there is no object anywhere that could make the shadow of the arm or head… it makes no sense

  • Dejan1024

    The second one is photoshopped…
    and the first one is suspicious, but possible.

  • Lisa

    These deff don’t look accidental, but interesting stil the same.

    The ads are fine where they are, not overly intrusive. After all have to pay the bills so can’t go without ads all together.

  • Jodiee :)

    I like the 1st one
    At first i didn't understand the 2nd one but now I think I get it..
    I think it's meant to look like the lady is there but is invisble.. The wine is spilling and the hair towel is floating where her head should be. That would explain why her arm is in the shadow and where her neck comes from :)

    I hope you understand from my explanation, I can't explain things very well >< sorry

  • Daniel

    the fact that accidental is in quotes means it’s sarcastic, its meant to be just interesting how the shadow looks like something its not.

    i thought the second one was very creative, as though showing an invisible person whose shadow still appears.

    as for the ads, i just ignore them wherever i go online. get as much money as you can from people who’ll buy that space, as far as im concerned.

  • Anonymous

    love it. But I agree photoshopped. Ads are okay but my 14 year old loves to look at the illusions and The advertisement for screen savers on the second page (girl in bikini on beach) is a problem!

  • Anonymous

    Annoying? Definitely! When I see them, no matter how hard I try to not notice them, I do.

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  • Anonymous

    wow you must be a very wierd accident prone… 18th comment?

  • &lt;3

    Um yeah, that’s why he put “accidental” in quotations.
    It’s pretty obvious that at least the second one in staged that way.

  • Anonymous

    I dont get the second one at all >_<

  • Anonymous

    They are 100 % made! I don’t like those, the real ones are good… :DD

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  • Anonymous

    the first 1 is an obvious setup you can tell by the “head” that was a cop out
    the second 1 i think the towels are solid and not fabric and the wine falling is to straight its a pole holding the glass up, i don’t know how the head towel is floating but i think wires as for the missing shadow part it could be a cutout infront of the lamp it does not have to be post work (aka photoshoped)

  • Cornelius

    Yes REAL first comment, that’s the ad this illusion reminded me of! I remember seeing it before, but where???
    The first pic makes sense, but the second one is kind of baffling. There’s no way wine flows straight down like that once it enters the mouth from the glass, unless it really did drip outside of the body. Anyways, I also call shop on this one.
    AdBlocker +, gotta get this. Can’t stand dating ads on other sites. The ads on this site are fine though.

  • R2D2!

    Well, the second pıcture ıs actually possıble, ıf the thıngs that proȷect the shadow are behınd the camera angle.

    —Ilhuıtemoc δ

  • Anonymous

    how can the glass b floating?

  • Anonymous

    Thats brilliant. 21 explained it well enough.. but i c.
    an’t see how the glass, and slippers are placed like that
    I just ignore the ad’s, as long as they don’t flash you don’t notice them.

  • n

    wow its not easy to levitate objects intentionally, let alone accidentally

  • Abrc08

    The 2nd one is photoshopped.

  • Anonymous

    The second one is really creepy ’cause every thing’s floating

  • littleladygoldie

    yeah, the 2nd one…. how???? what made the lady’s arms and torso?

  • canusgrandus

    Not bad, intrigued me enough to get me to the site a couple of occasions. the adds have to have some integrity though. I can only be the 1,000,000th visitor 6 times right or is it 7? And the flashing my dog is behind me having seizures and i have a migraine. Keep up the good work!

    • This is a really inteligelnt way to answer the question.

  • opilia

    The ads are fine, I like the design… ads are an evil we can’t avoid.

    As for the photos … the first one looks like it could be an accident and someone said “Oh cool! Take a pic!”

    The second one was photo shopped though… there’s nothing creating an arm or the neck for the shadow. I didn’t like it because it feels like the person who created it said “Oh they’re idiots, they’ll never notice”

  • Simon

    The second one is where the woman has completely disappeared or is invisible but other objects aren’t.

  • WinnieDaWho

    PHOTOSHOPPED!! since when did you see a floating wine glass?

  • Quiana

    They don’t look very accidental to me… and how does the second one work?? I can’t c how that looks like a woman in the shadow…

  • You should change the heading, their is nothing accidental about the images. Creative but, but not accidental.

  • dating ads that have pretty women are very catchy ~

  • Very good mystification.

  • i often see a lot of dating ads on craigslist and also on facebook ::*

  • The one with the lady holding the glass seems incomplete

  • Grace

    the ads are horrible!!!!!!!!! bin them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!