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By on April 21, 2006, with 49 Comments

If you look at this upside-down version of Abraham Lincoln’s face, you won’t notice anything strange about it. Scientists say it has something to do with our brain percipating upside-down version of a face as an object, instead of human form. On the other hand, when you rotate the image, you will notice some pretty weird stuff going on! Go inside the post to see the effect. Earlier I gave you simmilar illusion called “Scheibe Illusion”.


  • Bill

    These creep me out in a big way. I’m talking nightmares here!

    • Diane

      Totally astounding! Extremely interesting and who noticed this first and foremost? Doesn’t matter, quite the genious I feel more than assured.Thank you for sharing.

  • Jeff

    Well, when it’s upside down the eye shadows are in the right place, but when it’s flipped right side up, the shadow didn’t change position, so it looked weird.

  • Farted

    The eyes are upside down and the eyebrows are upside down too…. are the lips upside down..

  • Donosti

    omg, nice Illusion !! thx

  • Brooke

    Weird!!!

  • Thats 1 crazy illusion

    thats 1 crazy illusion

  • Stalker

    HELP ME………PLEASE?

  • NSC_cmphhfs-fyu=0a14011a0050

    its simply paint brushed

  • ot oh

    uz all sound 2 smart how u cum up wiv all dis technical bla bla bla crap, r u kids or adults if ur adults i can understand but if ur kids ur alienated kids. anyway that looks creepy as hell i dont lyk it get rid of it.

  • Hai

    thats funny…gave me a laugh 4 the day

  • jess

    right

  • yomama4real

    thats really really really really crazzzzyyy!!!!!

  • niki

    wow!!! I agree with Bill, that’s really scary.

  • blah blah

    i dont get this either. the mona lisa one is stupid… but then again i just might be stupid!!! i dont get alot of things. by the way my friend says it will haunt her dreams… good 4 me i wont have to.

  • kristen

    OMG MOMMY ITS SCARY

  • Speed Striker

    OMG that looked so funny, like he was having a VERY bad day!

  • Mister

    The first time I say it t was scary, but now it’s just funny…

  • kayla

    OMG STALKER U GOT A PICTURE OF ME BEFORE MY COFFEE! *faints*

  • BurninRubber

    second ones freaky dude like me dad (just kiddin folks!)
    I can’t see the ‘weird stuff’ going on in this pic, but another illusion might not’ve been posted here, but it’s EXACTLY like this one. STARRIN’: Mona Lisa! The person who sent this in got a report, it told him this: The guy who created this website said that leonardo thought Mona Lisa would be a bit upset about makin’ an illusion out of her. He might of been right, might not, but if he was, Lisa is such a MONA! (geddit?) I love illusions!
    P.S My job is to burn rubber, so don’t gimme a rubber battery!
    I’m all comedy!

    Yours sincerely,

    Burnin’ Rubber!

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  • Carmen

    That was creepy!

  • BurninRubber

    What was creepy, Carmen?

  • meeow =^_^=

    wow! that just freaked me the f%#k out man!! i’m gonna end up with some serious nitemares tonite! lmao i can’t stop laughing,holy cow!
    God, where do people come up with this stuff and why do or brains trick us so badly?!lol

  • meeow =^_^=

    damn,I agree that was CREEEEEEEEEPY! the eyes are very spooky looking if you ask me, what’s creepy you ask? what’s creepy is that it’s not normal to have eyes like that!

  • meeow =^_^=

    wow i just can’t get over it lol

  • Anonymous

    SCARY AS HELL DUDE.
    I’m just fine but my little sister is Lincolon-Phobic now. She’s scared to come into my room because I showed her this.
    God Bless Abe Lincolon.
    God Bless America.

  • Anonymous

    this gives u a completely different perspective of lincoln….thats 4 sure….strage how a simple rotation can change so much

  • Anonymous

    I kind of wish you would not post something like this,it feels kind of disrespectful.Now that I thought about it.Thanks for sharing it anyways.

    :)

  • bedek78

    I don’t get it… Why do you all think it’s scary at all?? The second picture is supposed to show Lincoln frowning with his eyes closed… not with his eyes bulging out…

    The eyes on the 1st pic is the eyelid on the 2nd pic… which makes the illusion smart, not scary.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand you people, not scary at all. It is just a very stern looking Lincoln, with some awesome transparent shades (sunglasses) on. Seriously.

  • pchp7

    weird.. lol

  • PaperMoon

    Wow that is amazing! :)

  • YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT

    OK HERES THE ANSER EVERYONE: THE BRAIN SEES THE FIRST IMAGE CORRECT NOT SPOOKY,BUT WHEN IT SEES THE SECOND IMAGE THE BRAIN NOTICES THAT
    THE MOUTH,LIPS,EYES,AND EYEBROWS,ARE UPSIDE DOWN.THEN YOU DONT NOTICE IT UNTIL THE
    BRAIN ACTULLY SEES THAT THERE IS SOME THING WRONG WITH THE OPTICAL ILLUSION.
    YOU THEN SEE IT WHEN YOU FIRST SEE THE OPTICAL ILLUSION CONSIDERING THE BRAIN KNOWS IT IN FIRST SIGHT.THEN,YOU THINK THAT IS REALLY SCARY, IF YOU SEE IT FIRST TIME, LIKE MOST PEOPLE.DO NOT FEEL ASHAMED IF YOU ARE SCARED,
    CONSIDERING MOST PEOPLE ARE TOO.
    HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE EVERYONE!

  • YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT

    ALSO HOW DO YOU MAKE THAT CURVY THING LIKE LEAN IT

  • lolipop101

    cool but its freakin scary and weird i like it… kinda

  • sizwe

    OMG WTH this freaked me out BIG TIME.

  • sizwe

    its nearly my birth day :D

  • chase

    holy crap i was fine untill i realy focused on the bottoms eyes i got sucked in and kinda freaked out

  • breanna

    creppy O.o

  • kayla 1234

    I didn’t think it was creepy i have seen worse 0.0 worse buy which i mean like creepy dead noises and things that pop up on illusions… its like WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! I FCU KING KILL U!!!!!! so yeah whas up my peeps?

  • Nicky

    It’s the same picture just flipped upside down…when it’s upside down it looks like he’s smiling, even though it’s the same exact picture.

  • Aisha

    That. Is Amazing!

  • Grace

    LOL!!!!!!!!!

  • ElSalvaPanameñoa100

    it scared me!!

  • http://www.moillusions.com/2006/05/scary-optical-illusion-no5.html keira

    lame

  • Angel

    THAT IS SO CREEPY

  • weecoo

    Aaggh!

  • catboy676

    Lincoln had a bad day…
    Don’t talk to him…

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