Ghost Of Houdini

Is this what you see here the ghost of Houdini? Well no, of course not, but you just might think it is after you’ve viewed this awesome original illusion created by Bob King. To explain how it works: open the picture below, then, with your eyes about 12 inches away, stare at the white circle nearest the middle of the image for 60 seconds. Now close your eyes and tip your head back a bit, keeping your eyes closed for about 20 seconds. Wait to see if Houdini’s image slowly appears! You can do this also by starring at white surface. As some of you old timers here noticed, it’s really similar to Original Jesus illusion, but there were also light bulb and Batman illusions, located in afterimage category. Oh, almost forgot about USA flag illusion!

62 Replies to “Ghost Of Houdini”

  1. That was sooooo cool, it workded. It is just like looking at a light for a long time, and you can still see the light once you have closed your eyes. I can still see him too.
    This was fun

  2. I agree with ME, it doesn’t work too well, but about the “after image” category, you can do that with any simple image w/ inversed colors… it is still cool though.

  3. I used to do things like this for my art class, draw around the contrasts between light and dark and the drawing you get looks very weird, but when you stare at them and then close your eyes you see the original image. Nothing special really but still looks cool if you havn’t come across it before.

  4. Who is this Houdini you speek of?!
    I don’t know who this dude is but ya I can see the face!!
    That is really KOOOOL! (and spooky)
    Nice illusion! By the way this site rocks!:-D

  5. Same old, same old. But still cool! I agree with Kyle…. How could you NOT know houdini?(and also, how dare you spell it hoodini, Happy Juice and Hoo?)

  6. Houdini was a famous magician in the early 1900s, he isn’t alive any more, but was considered the best magician ever. and quite a few of his tricks still haven’t been explained

  7. I don’t get why we r supposed to tilt our heads back a bit-it works perfectly well normally. Its a pretty kl trick, i luv optical illusions

  8. Houdini was an escape artist. He found his way out of chains, shackles, and straight jackets, including underwater while holding his breath and hanging upside-down from a tall building. One of his secrets was to hide keys in cracks in his feet. Really, an incredible magician and icon and it is unbelievable that some have not heard of him.

  9. hey, i need help finding info on how houdini had an influence on society. if u could help me, id really appreciate it! please e~mail me info at [email protected]. the optical illusions were pretty sweet! i wish there were more to view!

  10. K…..that was wierd. The image of Houdini appeared very fast, very clearly and then disappeared just as fast….but the clarity is what got me!!

  11. Something Weird: If you hold a plain white piece of paper against the screen the picture looks like a fat question mark. Try it! ???????

  12. So i just stared at the flag one on the other page….and then i tried this one and now i see the face in the flag when i close my eyes or look at the wall….great… just great lol

  13. Houdini was a very famous escape artist, people. This illusion was awesome . . . the shoking likeness of Houdini’s faced scared me half to death. Very cool.

  14. To those of you who don’t know who Houdini is:

    Houdini was once an amazing magician, better than any other magician at his time. He was known for escaping dangerous stunts such as in the movie “The Prestige”. But one day, one of his stunts went wrong. So now, there have been numerous contributions to Houdini.

  15. I love this one because the one with jesus scared me bacause i didn’t know what i was goin to see…..spooky…but i like this one

  16. idiots, you need to stare at it then look at a white sheet of paper, or a white/light coloured/colored wall. just like the jesus illusion which some of you might have seen

  17. This thing almost scared me to death…Very cool though…It looked like it was moving when I closed my eyes,because I fidgeted a little and that made it even MORE scary…AWSOME!!!!

  18. Truly INCREDIBLE. Close Yours Eyes For Aproximetly 30-50 Seconds Or Longer And Close Your Eyes. Looking Upwards, You Will See Almost A Coin Like Face.

  19. That was awesome – I’m still seeing the “non-negative” image as I type this (okay, hope THAT doesn’t last all day). Really cool.

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