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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

  • danny

    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:

  • danny

    Oh no , sorry …. its a car ! same desighn .. forgot the front .. silly me

  • Liam

    i dont get it :S

  • Randy

    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.

  • Chris

    The legacy of Henry Ford.

  • Louie

    It’s a hidden car.

  • http://www.savingucash.co.uk Steve Moore

    The boy doesn’t look Amish.
    He looks more like a young Henry Ford.

    Just my opinion though.

    Thanks for the grewat site!


  • Kenneth

    He sees an old-style automobile. Nice illusion!

  • Emma … IS COOL

    it looks like a carrige? i don’t know about amish ….

  • Emma … IS COOL

    NVM!!! il looks like an old car!!

  • near

    hah! its a car

  • StenC

    Not sure if it is a model T or model A? But are the boys sneakers allowed?

  • irving

    Uh, the very first… (in my very first time!, jaja)

  • Zetman

    I think i got it. The boy is watching an old car

  • awesomepotamus

    He left the second story light on.

    Hooray, first post

  • cimoner

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Ribeiro-Lopes/1569157500 David Ribeiro Lopes

    Hes watching TV! Cheater!

  • Phil Carta

    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.

  • thymele

    I don’t think they should have that model A Ford in the barn

  • Jane Kintzi

    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!

  • Facebook User

    The only weird thing I see is the wagon wheel with a tire around it…

  • Jim

    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?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nino-Dioses/1050962420 Nino Dioses

    I think i spotted the “object” jeje, should i say it already? it has to do with a forbidden “way of transportation”

  • Solsp

    I think i can see it.
    There’s a car.
    Is that it?

  • Jose

    Yeah… The object shouldn’t be there jejeje

  • john

    i think he saw a n old timey car wheel—–as we all know aish did do not and never did ride in autos

  • david

    well i think wat the boy is seeing that is forbitten is the wagon
    but im not sure

  • no.johnny5

    The model T Ford is FORBIDDEN. [O-O]

  • India7121

    There’s a car in the middle of the barn made up of the frames the background create.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jared-Hendricks/1808671218 Jared Hendricks

    I think I see an old car….. maybe I’m trying to hard.

  • melissa

    That kid is not Amish, look at his clothes.

  • Detective Kitty

    haha I saw it right away…

  • Mr Dr Professor Dude

    I see it! very cool illusion!

  • smo

    HaHa great one! the amish dont use them! ;)

  • chinchilliott

    It could be that the boy is dreaming about owning that “object”, seeing what he has to use now

  • popesantaxiv

    hahaha good one

  • madison

    OMG its an old fashion truck!

  • Lyle

    That’s kind of cool, though fairly easy to spot.

  • http://www.quality-schnallity.com John Schnall

    Good one! I don’t think it’s forbidden to his people; the Amish could ride them too; I think it’s just out of his price range!

  • Darm58

    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.”

  • anonymous


    i see a car!


  • Anon

    Looks like i’m the first to post. Cheating indeed. tut tut, or put put?

  • Phil

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

  • Steve

    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.

  • Tofu Mogu

    the wiring?

    the lamp?

    :O i got it! the car!! a car!! the copper wiring makes a car! :D

  • Talon del Coche

    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.

  • Jen

    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!)

  • Napoleon Park

    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.

  • Lynzi


  • Shannon

    That is cool! It’s like the ar is there.

  • Elissa Coates

    The barn door is actually a car

  • Becca

    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?

  • Robert

    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.

  • Jane Doe

    Ohhh i see it. :)
    At first it thought it was the chickens.

  • dino

    the objects of the barn make up a car…. right?

  • TimH6483

    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

  • random

    a car! what an illusion!

  • Jack


  • Russell

    It’s a car. Model T if i am not mistaken.

  • http://aimanamani.wordpress.com/ Aiman Amani

    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

  • Vulture Pulcher

    When you hover your mouse on it, it says “car house illusion…”

  • ???

    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.

  • Care Bear

    Interesting car, but since it’s an illusion, is it really forbiddent?

  • Kevin

    Mobile house (house on wheels)?

  • Asia

    An ipod as the hidden object would have been funnier

  • Crystal

    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.)

  • jameswalker85

    Nice illusion. Naughty Amish… tsk tsk. Great site, keep it up!

  • Facebook User

    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!

  • dan

    nice car

  • Viviane

    He sees a car?

  • Anusha

    A carriage?

  • Cameron Kuhn

    its a car

    first i believe

  • stan

    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

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-White/790079143 David White

    Its a car in the barn opening. The boys outfit doesn’t look very Amish though.

  • unknown

    the wheels on the barn

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Howes/646035445 Dan Howes

    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!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zigy-Zigger/1010132845 Zigy Zigger

    looks like an old model t ford

  • anna

    the lantern, yes?

  • Soddy88

    i don’t know how you guys see that, but i see carriage

  • http://www.youtube.com/moeskate86 dude

    this one is great!!!!!!!

  • simyo

    no idea
    whoo first coment

  • Ann Reid

    He’s seeing a car.

  • Suzie

    I see a car! haha thats so cool.

  • blerga

    ah! its an old automobile! i do believe im quite good at spotting the illusions!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dokov dokov

    i see it, vruuuuuummmmmmmmmm :)

  • Mike

    It’s a car.

  • Facebook User

    Amish don’t wear clothes like that I think. The object is a 1920s Ford Model T. Cool illusion.

  • The Roc

    Ah, the automobile that leaps out and draws your attenion before just about anything else.

    — The Roc

  • Ben

    Oh, that bird in the house is actually in a TV. They cant have a TV.

  • Banksy

    is it just me or does the window look more like a TV? its probs not it but thought i wud mention it.

  • Joeri

    it’s a truck with a bird steering it :)

  • Flor

    Maybe the boy is wrong, his clothes are not Amish looking…

  • Timmie Rascal

    i dunno about you but i see a wicked car, shame he isn’t allowed to drive one!

  • Steve Young

    I see a horseless carraige.

  • Deb

    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.

  • Juan

    See a car… Shape is door and if you see the 2 wheels, it’s done. :D

  • Patrick Coxe

    Automobile tire?

  • Michael James Chacon

    I see a car

  • larze

    a wagon. nice pic :D

  • Cooper

    There is an old car.

    Two tires, and a bird in the windows of the door…

  • Refugee

    If the boy is Amish, he’s wearing the wrong clothes I think

  • http://www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com Harriet Hensley

    took a few seconds but now I can see a old car..

    this was fun thanks

  • bob

    Pretty obvious its a car

  • Paulie

    There is what appears to be a television inside the barn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kristin-Torkelsen/1601970046 Kristin Torkelsen

    i see it. i was looking at all the little details first then it jumped out at me and i can’t believe i missed it. vrooom vroom

  • qeel3120

    An automobile! =)

  • fabiana

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

  • wordviews.tk

    First I thought the bird was on TV, but then I spotted the wheels… Nice :).

  • Andy

    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!

  • Domi

    A car! this is easy!

  • http://www.jhack.it/blog Jhack

    Using as the alternative text of the image “car house illusion” is not a great idea! :D

  • dan

    dont put ur mouse on the image! it will give it away

  • Jim A

    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.

  • Facebook User

    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?

  • antje stuivenberg

    I like the optical illusion very much.

  • Elliot

    I see a boy with no arms on a horse.

    Oh yeah, and an old car.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elizabeth-Romanova/1284782171 Elizabeth Romanova

    I see it! It’s like a carriage or something right? Great illusion! :D

  • Cara

    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?

  • Commenter

    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.

  • Facebook User

    I could not an old car at all.

  • http://jaguilar.acnrep.com Jorge Aguilar

    I thought that there was a T.V. where the pigeon is sitting at, but looking at other people’s comment it’s clearly an old wagon.

  • Josh

    I think that both his style of dress as well as his families silo conflict with the whole Amish motif

  • Valerie

    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.

  • Suzanne

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

    Wait – is that the DeLorian?

  • qeel3120

    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

  • no.johnny5

    OUCH! I was blocked for the model T comment??? [O-O]

  • Tony Mastro

    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.

  • anon

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

  • hardwaredave

    It’s a Model T, I also see the TV.

    But the boy is not Amish

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jen-Steffen/619055478 Jen Steffen

    I agree with hardwaredave. The boy isn’t Amish. The first thing I saw was the T.V. then afer reading the comments, i saw the car. Pretty cool either way. (:

  • Illusions Lover

    look at what he’s wearing. sneakers, jeans, that jacket thing. amish don’t wear that stuff.

  • Tiara

    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.

  • Theresa Moss-Currier

    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!

  • elizabeth

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

  • Spider

    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!

  • Melissa

    Ahh Neat! its a Wagon!

  • http://TheWrestlingGame.com Liloopy

    I saw a lamp.

  • Facebook User

    Rod- I really like your story! Brilliant capsule. Thanks!

  • Naomi

    i saw it strait away

  • Alex

    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.

  • Jay Webster

    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.

  • http://hotmail.com Ms.Observant

    make ur story say the ‘amish’ boy is a visitor. real amish boys donnt look like they just shopped at a city thrift store

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franjo-Juri/1069094829 Franjo Jurić

    Great site, svaka cast! samo naprid!

  • -.-

    its a car

  • chelsea

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Someone

    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

  • Anonymous

    Theres a car inside the barn and what appears to be a bird or pigeon driving it.

  • http://www.moillusions.com coolez

    i see an super duper old car LOL

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  • dick

    the chickens babies look like ducklings!

  • sian

    there is a radiator bottom left of house!

  • Ryan

    I see an old car in front of the barn

    • notarealname

      yp a car

  • http://YouTube.com/champion8795 Mountaindew

    The open part of the barn looks like a car!

    • Adelaide

      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,

  • Ash xx

    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…

  • Ash xx

    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 =/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donavan-Gregory-Robles/100000228178430 Donavan Gregory Robles


  • meee

    look at the guys clothes….
    doesn’t look very amish to me

  • chelsea

    there is a horse in the top part of the barn, lol… how queer

  • piphogs

    there is a tire on the left wheel in front of the horse!

  • miku

    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.

    • Lyn

      It’s a hen. -.-

  • hana

    i see an old tv instead of the window

  • AppaloosaGirl

    I see a giant butcher’s knife…

  • Beekle

    Pretty obvious, really, he’s looking at an old veteran car.

    • Lyn

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

    • The guy who sleeps in you closet

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

  • http://tinderbox725.livejournal.com/ Blair

    Looked more like a carriage to me. :L

    • Oh, help, society is nuts

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

  • superlegion

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

  • superlegion

    …yeah…that’s really an old veteran car in front of a destroyed house

    • cheekydanchex

      model t forg shillouette made of the hole in the barn and wheels on floor

  • Danny Schade

    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.

  • nyisha

    does any one else see the motor vehicle

    • Shubham Koirala

      I do :D

  • Shubham Koirala

    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??

  • patricia

    there is some barbed wire on the wheel of the car

  • lchmst

    I agree with hana who says he sees and old TV where it appears to be a bird sitting in the window

  • Mew

    The kid isnt amish. amish children dont wear clothing like that or shoes like that. Just saying.

  • Mohit

    there r wheels under the barn

  • cool froggy

    the carrige joins up with the house…

  • selena

    omg it is a coach…. yeah it is clear now

  • Ouch

    Yes old car. There is a horse in the top window.

  • Timasp

    it is a car. the image name is car house illusion.

  • GenCat

    Its the car. There’s also a gas lamp, but I don’t know if thats forbidden or not.

  • snowflake276728

    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.

  • wtf-r-u-on-abt

    i can see a car too

  • aroiun

    side of a car

  • phoenix

    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.

  • vibudh

    can’t you see guys, its a car(an old fashioned one)