Cheating Amish Optical Illusion

I had some friends visit me over the last few days, so most of the time I was showing them around the island, and making sure Korcula stays in good memory to them. Unfortunately you were the ones that were left behind, having no benefit from this. I hope I will make things up by posting this latest “spot the object” optical illusion. This is how I see this image: there is a young Amish sitting on a horse, staring at the barn. He noticed that something is wrong here. What he is seeing should be forbidden to his people (if I’m not mistaken), yet the object is standing there without mistake. Can you tell me what did the boy see? If you think the story behind this should go a little different, feel free to correct me. Enjoy!

car house illusion

192 Replies to “Cheating Amish Optical Illusion”

  1. Too easy … its a carriage.. the 2 wheels by the barn and the wheels , the broken wood bits are the base . and the window is the window of the cariage . also the pipes are the decoration .. sorry if i ruined it for people P:

  2. I see the old automobile (Model T?). But this boy is probably not Amish or he would be wearing black pants and white shirt — simple clothes, not blue jeans and a multi-colored jacket. And the Amish tend to have very neat barns meticulously taken care of.

    I’m not sure why you thought he was Amish.

  3. I do not think the kid is amish. Not the style of clothing they wear. Just a kid looking at something really old-fashioned.

  4. Your description is perfect. Unfortunately, the artist was quite clumsy in his/her depiction of the illusion. He needs to take a class with Bev Doolittle.

  5. Besides the obvious horseless carriage, no Amish boy would wear a vest like that or go off on a horse with his family barn in such disrepair! These are such fun!

  6. Sorry, but I don’t think the young boy would be wearing that style jacket or shoes if he was Amish.
    Maybe it’s the horse wishing the kid was old enough to drive and get off his back?

  7. I like the illusion but you were right to question your story…lol…that does not look like any Amish boy with all those store bought clothes and tennis shoes but the only story I could come up with was “Its just so hard to hide a graduation present these days.”

  8. There appears to be an old fashioned moter car involving the wheels leaning against the barn, and the dark interior.

  9. Hey that’s pretty cool. Stories pretty good. but doesn’t quite fit the boys clothing, and why would the Amish have a car tire if it was forbidden to have a car. Perhaps he is just wishing he had a different ride.

  10. Nice illusion! Took me some time uncover the truth behind this one, but if I’m not mistaken I would say that illusion is an automobile, a really old one, made up of whats left from the entrance of the barn.

    (off the topic) I never did like facebook.

  11. Ah! I see the illusion, and although you’re right about the Amish not being fans of the object in question… The boy isn’t Amish. He’s not wearing the traditional, simplistic dress preferred by the Amish; instead he’s sporting jeans and sneakers with a colourful coat or vest (and no hat!)

  12. Unless this a lot more subtle and sneaky than I think it is, I’m assuming the “forbidden object” in the barn is the wide screen television with the program about the bird.

  13. I don’t see anything that shouldn’t be there – unless that’s a TV?

    All I see is the Amish buggy. Or maybe that’s a car and not a buggy?

  14. Looks like either a Model T or a Model A Ford…
    The Amish shun such modern conveniences, unless you were to remove a rear wheel and use it to power a thrashing machine.

  15. First, Amish chickens don’t flirt, the Amish missed out on the whole wheel invention and they ain’t got no “CARS”… LOL.. I figure I ain’t gonna piss off no Amish folk because they ain’t discovered the web neither.. lol

  16. Oh, man… Can’t find what the boy sees. Ok, here’s my guess, he’s a physic and he’s looking at a man murdering someone (hey, it’s forbidden!) but this story actually happened 200 years ago. How do like my story? :p

  17. Omg I found it!!! At first I couldn’t see anything, because I was just looking for an individual object that was jjust hard to see (stupid thing to do… I know) and at first I thought it might be the lantern or somthing like that. Then I moved back a bit. Here’s a hint – don’t look at what’s there. Look at what’s not there. The emptyness makes a very clear shape, which is perched on top of two objects which totaly give it away.

  18. Wow. Amazing detail.
    I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I had no idea what you were talking about. :D
    As soon as I saw the picture, I see a carriage. (The Two wheels being the wheels and the bird in the background being where the window would be. The shapes of the pipes in the shed are the details of the cart etc.)

  19. Awwwww, phooey!

    At first I thought, ‘cool, I don’t see this immediately, I’ll have to work for it, which I like!
    Then I went to copy it & paste it in Irfanview so I could enlarge it for these poor old eyes…and the answer flashed on the screen! 8-(
    So please, be careful what you name these?
    The ‘filed under’ and ‘tags’ underneath it don’t give it away….neither should any titles that might show up!

    (and curse you for getting me started on FACEBOOK!!! I was NEVer going to go there, and hadn’t- until you asked us to use it for a sign-in. Since then, the bed’s not been made, the dishes aren’t put away, laundry is not folded, I haven’t put on makeup for weeks, my cat is meowing piteously to be fed……
    (even though all of that is the way it always is here,—you get the idea!) ))

    Ok, now I’ve vented, I feel much better.

    Seriously, I’m a HUGE fan, and I know you’re on vacation and still kind enough to do these for us poor slobs who gather here every day, hoping for a crumb from the Master (oops- I’m in the wrong story here)

    Seriously, I’m a HUGE fan, and I know you’re on vacation.
    I’ve read about all the things you are working on in your real life; you DESERVE a month on an island. And you are still kind enough to gather these optricks for those of us who appreciate your work and wit!

  20. i can see a car. its not very hard to spot, and bout the story, i dont think amish boys wore sneakers and ski vest things

  21. If you fill in the gap between the two wheels the solution is obvious. As for the story line, I’m not too sure that’s the type of jacket an Amish boy would wear. Good site!

  22. Nice illusion, I spotted it right away – however nothing in this pic is Amish – the boy is dressed in jeans, jacket and tennis shoes – definitely not Amish clothing. We have a large Amish community nearby and I have never seen a crumbling building on any of the many farms. They also would not have a silo.

  23. there is clearly a car hidden into the barn, but the most amazing thing is that it seems to be driven by a pigeon… :))))

  24. He appears to be looking at a Model T Ford car, the barn entrance makes up the main body with the two spoked structures, one covered in barbed wire making up the front and rear wheels, very neat!

  25. Bog Vurdlak,
    It wouldn’t be wrong if there is no engine in it and the boy can hitch the horse up to it.
    I am new to your site and have been viewing for the past two weeks. I think it is great and I look forward to seeing all of the illusions you have hidden away.
    I had the rewarding experience of working in your country during Operation Joint Endeavor as a member of the IFOR in 1996. Croatia is a beautiful country, from Dubrovnik to Opatija to Zagreb and back down to Split. The Adriatic Sea with a beautiful blue color all its own, I was fortunate enough to see it all and experience the warmth and friendliness of your countrymen and women everywhere. Keep your great site going and good luck with it.

  26. I think the story would be more along the lines of “a technology-embracing and very mainstream child, visiting Aunt Martha on the family farm, catches a glimpse of the past in the derelict barn and the piles of clutter, and ponders on the fact that the ghost of the past he sees is actually more modern than his current conveyance… a horse”.

    Or is that too deep for a little city kid addicted to his Ipod and Xbox?

  27. I’ve read all the comments and agree it’s a car in the barn illusion. I also see the TV and the bird, but nobody mentioned the refrigerator in the upstairs window. Am I the only one to see it?

  28. This kid and the barn are definitely NOT Amish. And FYI, the Amish cannot own or drive cars; but they are allowed to ride in them. Nonetheless, this is a pretty cool illusion.

  29. The Amish boys are not allowed to have jeans, they wear very orthodox garment. So I think the boy is only a visitor here. I’m not sure about the vehicle, either.

  30. Clearly he is Michael J Fox from Back to the Future with the ‘life preserver’ jacket…

    Wait – is that the DeLorian?

  31. Cara: Are you saying that the side window of the car is the TV and the small partial white rectangle you can see in the upstairs window is the refrigerator? I think they might just be coincidental, a lot of things can look like a lot of things….. =P

  32. I don’t think this should be reflected as Amish. You would never see an Amish barn in such bad shape. You are right that Amish do not use cars or motorized equipment but if you take them out of this then it dosn’t make sense so the story has to stay the same.

  33. It would have been better if the answer wasn’t given to us in the title of the image (“car house illusion”).

  34. at first i didnt see it, then i saw the word car in one of the posts and immediatly saw it and felt ultra stupid.

  35. I have a photo to send you, the link at the bottom does not work for me. What address should I send the photo to? Thanks!

  36. The description of the little boy as “Amish” is not accurate. The Amish do not dress in clothes like this.

  37. Excellent one, Vurdlak! It wasn’t that hard that it only took me a full minute to catch the car, yet it wasn’t too easy that I didn’t instantly see it either.

    Some are annoying that I instantly see the hidden object, while others are frustratingly annoying that I didn’t get it at all. This is one is just right, yet the image seems simple enough, unlike the messily cluttered snowy forest with the fox and the hidden horseback riders the other day.

    As for the foreword… yeah, I still think you need to hire someone =P Nothing personal, dude! Peace!

  38. I think the kid is looking at that oil lamp on the door frame. That’s probably a bit modern for the Amish. So is the barbed wire.

  39. There is a point that has been overlooked, namely that an “Amish” would never be dressed in these colors or shoe. This is just some child looking at an odd sight.

  40. Are you stupid hes not amish he is just a kid and cars arnt forbiddin they jus dont want to use all that tech stuff i know they have phone jus some and some dont evan use electric those are the old amish who dont like tech at all they re all hard work. and amish dont likke rubber or some thing just on bikes caus ethey have iron tracvtor wheels and dont mix up amish with meninight and i know what im talking about i have amish friends and one of my best friends grandparents are meninight so dont say anything that you dont know anything about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. this is the easiest one i’ve ever seen in this site
    and i don’t understand how it’s forbidden to have a wagon?
    and also that’s not a very Amish kid

    1. Yep that’s a car…has to be, it’s forbidden to the Amish. I know because my cousin’s Amish so we only see him once a year, and we can’t go in a car or we’ll be shunned even by him,

  42. It’s kind of ironic that the first person who commented is called “dick”, because something that looks exactly like a guy’s penis is behind the barn. Just looks like silo sort of construction. The brown column-like thing with the pink hemispherical top…

    Yeah. Dirty-minded people, hail :) And since the boy’s Amish, I think seeing a dick behind the barn is going to be almost sacriledgous…

  43. It’s ironic that the firt person who commented on this illusion is called “dick”, which is exactly what I see behind the barn. To the left of the barn, there’s a silo-like construction: a brown columnar thing with a pink hemispherical top, which (if I’m not wrong) has a strikingly similar appearance to that of a guy’s golden genital. And since the boy is Amish, I’m pretty sure that spotting a dick is kind of sacriledgous =/

  44. you can also see that the boy is looking down at something…

    the rooster has chicks following it, which maybe means he owns the eggs as if it laid the eggs and laid on it until the egg hatches.

    but roosters dont lay eggs.

    1. “Yeah it’s totally a car.” No it’s not idiot is a side of a car forbidden, no. Read the descriptions dumbasses

    2. actually,he is right. the window of the barn is the window of a car and you can see the outline of it

    1. He is Amish. A car is forbidden to his people. Who’s the dumbass now?

  45. heheh. he’s looking at the back of the house. the reason why he sees a door is because of a…large…gaping….HOLE???

  46. why would you think that person on the horse is Amish? It’s clearly a young boy wearing blue jeans, sneakers and a vest. Not a single thing about him appears Amish.

  47. I See a car formed By The broken doors and the two wheels, but whats so “forbidden about it”??
    Arent Amish people allowed to see cars??
    And BTW whats an “Amish”??
    Could anybody please tell me??

  48. has anybody bothered to actually look at the boy? his back? doesnt it look like a candle? oh and the door looks like a tv. just saying.

  49. yes it is a car. however given further evidence this boy is NOT amish. simple reason is the amish people do not wear colors like this boys jacket.

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