Another 9/11 Optical Illusion

This “political cartoon” you see below is actually an optical illusion based on an old optical trick that some of you may have seen before (remember original Jesus Illusion). The primary image is the Twin Towers during the attacks six years go, on September 11th, 2001. But as you see, in the sky over the towers is a specter that forms in the mind as an “after-image” when you stare at it long enough. Works in a same way all those other afterimages worked.

To experience this optical illusion, look at the top middle of the image – look at the four tiny black dots that run in a line between the hearts. Now stare at the dots very close, for about 6 inches from your screen. Keep your focus on the dots for a minute or so, then, look away from the monitor at a bright blank wall. You may need to blink a few times, but then specter that George W. Bush sees in the events of September 11th, will appear in front of you… Amazing!


79 Replies to “Another 9/11 Optical Illusion”

  1. thats really sweet. 9/11 was really sad. i was only in fourth grade when it happened and i like all the other kids had no idea what was going on.I dunno if anyone else noticed this but I think its kinda funny how the smoke is shaped like the map of Iran…? I dunno..

  2. hhmmmmm… I just like the way it works, but i’m a muslim girl, so i dont care if it’s jesus or not…
    Hey is there a muslim person in here?

  3. So we know that jesus illusion, but what’s so new about putting it on top of the twin towers just because it’s september 11?
    don’t see the point.

  4. Nice illusion.

    Hope you’re not trying to turn this site into a podium for your political beliefs with the “specter that George W. Bush sees in the events of September 11th”. There are plenty of other websites for that

  5. wow thats so cool! except now when i close my eyes all i can see is Jesus and it looks like there is a blurry Jesus in the white of my computer screen as well!

  6. When you people stop this muslim crap.. Why cant you enjoy anything without having to get religion or hang on to a social parameter thats not really necessary. .. you want to search for muslims, look where you will find them.. not here.. this area is criminal free..

  7. **spoiler**
    after looking at the four little dots for a minute and then looking at a white wall, to me it looked like i was seeing a mushroom cloud…which would make sense with the whole bush reference.

  8. I think this it cool – but what are we supposed to see? everything looks as plain as day to me tho :)

    I think it is really fucked up that our own government would orchestrate something like 9/11 just so our minds would be weak enough from the psychological attack that we’d follow their plan like a mass of sleeping sheep. People need to stop pointing fingers at other countries and start lookin within. My thoughts are with those who died on that day for NO GOOD REASON!

  9. i duno if anyone else is the same but with all the jesus after-image illusions ive seen, i could already see a picture of jesus so its not that good really

  10. Can someone explain how this is an illusion?? I see Jesus on a cross and the two towers, but neither are hard to see! I’d also think it’s kind of tasteless combining jesus and 9/11.

    Or am i all wrong? Is this just Jesus with a big fire crouch?

  11. Yeah, I was only in fourth grade when 9/11 happened. This however is awesome except it’s hard to tell it was the twin towers if you weren’t told so. Still pretty awesome.

  12. The original jesus one, which I have seen before, always works for me. This one I didn’t get anything from though. Strange. Yes 9-11 was a very sad day.

  13. To everyone who has accused me…
    I am sorry if i have insulted any of you all,and i think that this illusion is very impressive… And just so you would know, i am very open to all religions. Actually my bests friend is christian! :D

  14. Mister E.P. seems to be the only one out of the 100 in here that is actually looking into the view of whoever made this. thats kinda depressing odds.

  15. To every one who has replyed to my comment…
    I appologise for what i said, i take it all back. I think this is a wonderful illusion. I am open to all religions… and to prove it, my best friend is christian! :D

    PS:For anonymous #18, we are not criminals!you attacked me! We have the words of god!

  16. Hey Mister E.P. If you really think that our government was behind the attack, how could you still live in this country? I’ve have never heard such ignorance. I agree though, let’s have fun here and leave politics out of it. Shame on you Mister E.P. and those like you.

  17. 9-11 was a sad day…but the reason we remember it isn’t because of the deaths, but because it was a moment that will always remind us that there’s the good and bad, and either way, we can’t forget them, but we CAN move on~ I didn’t know what happened cause I think I was only in secong grade at the time. By the way…9-11’s also hitler’s b-day!

  18. um… i see the batsignal from batman.
    damn hippies don’t actually know what the hell they’re talking about. What the hell is this even supposed to mean?

  19. I suppose it was inevitable, given the nature of the illusion, that the comments would take the turn they did. I am disappointed, however, in the fact that some of the contributors are making claims without doing proper research.
    First, while I’ll concede that the “Government Planned 9-11” theory was bound to be considered, it doesn’t hold water. To believe that theory, one must believe that the U.S. government, which has not been able to keep a lid on NSA wiretaps and military irregularities at Abu Ghraib, was able to plan and execute an incredibly complex attack on our own soil, planting bombs on two occupied buildings, and nobody saw anything or nobody’s talking. Preposterous!
    Second, you’re going to make a claim like “9-11’s also hitler’s b-day”, do some research! Hitler was born on April 20th.
    Sorry people. Just my 2 cents.
    It is an interesting illusion that can be interpreted a variety of ways.

  20. The thing that is so stupid about this, is the Jesus part is just stuck in the middle of the two buildings. It is not like it blends in to the picture and when you stare at it you see the illusion. Someone just pasted a negative of Jesus between a cartoon of the WTC. How lame.

  21. 45. Anonymous

    9-11 was a sad day…but the reason we remember it isn’t because of the deaths, but because it was a moment that will always remind us that there’s the good and bad, and either way, we can’t forget them, but we CAN move on~ I didn’t know what happened cause I think I was only in secong grade at the time. By the way…9-11’s also hitler’s b-day!
    I was in second grade 2. I had no idea wat happened

  22. SPOILER…
    SPOILER
    SPOILER

    Theres an easy way to do this. Copy and paste it into paint then press ctrl + I, this will invert the colours so you can see it, it’s exactly what your eyes do when you stare away.

  23. SPOILER…
    SPOILER
    SPOILER

    Theres an easy way to do this. Copy and paste it into paint then press ctrl + I, this will invert the colours so you can see it, it’s exactly what your eyes do when you stare away.

  24. Jesus after taking some acid, now he thinks hes a plane… boy am i glad im using a proxy server to access this site, now im anonymous and cant be damned to hell! phew!

  25. Absolutely amazing, but I have a few things to say . . .

    First, there’s three tiny black dots, not four . . .

    Second, I don’t know what I’m seeing.

  26. i didnt see george bush.
    i saw the same thing as the person up there.
    a big, scary man with child molester facial hair.

    this guy had a dark beard.
    he looked kinda like hagrid from harry potter.
    nothing like george bush.
    but i guess i’ll try again.

  27. i didnt do that stare at it for six minutes…lol im inpatient, i just squinted at it a little and what do ya know! i saw jesus.

  28. Copy and paste into paint, click on invert colour, voila,

    Its not that hard to do, its a simple picture made in paint, u revert the colour, and your mind switches it back.

    aaaahhhh….u simple people….. its a con! ^^

  29. THAT’S STUPID. THERE ISN’T ANYTHING COOL ABOUT IT. YOU CAN TAKE ANY PICTURE AND INVERT THE COLORS TO MAKE YOU SEE IT WITH YOUR AFTERIMAGERY IN YOUR EYES. IT’S JUST THE ORIGINAL JESUS ONE WITH ARMS AND A COUPLE NEGATIVE RECTANGLES. I’M ASHAMED AT THE STUPIDITY OF PEOPLE THESE DAYS. YOU’RE ALL SAPS. THERE’S NO MAGIC INVOLVED OR ANYTHING MYSTERIOUS IN THIS. THIS ISN’T A RELIGIOUS SCIENCE. IT’S A PROVEN OPTICAL ILLUSION AND THERE’S A SCIENTIFIC REASON BEHIND IT. AFTER YOU STARE AT IT FOR A WHILE, YOUR BRAIN CONTINUES TO EXPECT THOSE COLORS AND PRODUCES THE SAME SHAPE IN THE COLORS OPPOSITE ON A COLOR WHEEL TO RELIEVE STRESS ON YOUR EYES.

  30. Um, to all you geniuses who think they are supposed to see Bush, learn to read.
    Aside from that, this illusion is not so much an illusion and pretty lame.
    And seriously, did this have to go political? Some of you are barely in high school, and have no idea what the world is like. All you are aware of in high school is the filtered education system that America offers. Watching TV or reading your textbooks does not inform you of the truth of anything that goes on in the world. Trust me, I was an army wife long enough to know that the media is incorrect.

  31. a. it’s supposed to look like Jesus, not George W. Bush.

    b. the phrase “but then specter that George W. Bush sees in the events of September 11th, will appear in front of you…” means the George W. Bush saw it on 9/11.

  32. uhm… it´s jesus, NOT George W. Bush… and i was able to see him even before looking at the image and then to a wall…

    not very good in my opinion.

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