If there is any particular topic I receive record number of submissions for (more than cloud formations) – it would be “Jesus”. It appears people see Jesus everywhere. But if you think our savior returned by burning himself into your toast, that doesn’t automatically qualify it as regular optical illusion.
Still, some of these submissions DO qualify for Mighty Optical Illusions‘ “picture of the day”. For example, I have included three of them into this post. The third illusion is somehow unsafe (so I included it as link only). It still makes a nice resemblance, though. If you’re easily offended, please don’t click this link. The second one can be seen on your right. I like how the author made every part of the painting have double function; ie. “Big Jesus’s” eye can also represent a cloth hanging from the cross, torso of the Jesus on the cross may be seen as a nose of the Big Jesus as well, etc… Only thing I’m not really sure about is the left mustache of the Big Jesus. What does it represent on the small Jesus? Please help me.
Another interesting photo was submitted by Stals. He wrote the full background, so let’s give him opportunity him explain it: “First off Let me give you a little background about this image. I live in Northeast Philadelphia. My mom’s house is on the 4100 block of Hellerman Street in the Mayfair section. When I was 13 years old, a local phenomenon happened! Two blocks from my house a tree had been recently trimmed by city workers to get the branches away from the telephone wires and other wires in the area. One night someone noticed that as the streetlight came on you could see a clear image of Jesus hanging from the cross! It isn’t there any more unfortunately. The sight brought people from all over the world and blocked off the block. The local people on the block decided it was best to have the tree trimmed again to eliminate the illusion. This was Sterling streets claim to fame. They even made headlines on MTV news! That was pretty exciting to a 13 year old. What do you guys think? There were thousands of pictures sold and thousands upon thousands came to see it. It’s a shame that it’s all but forgotten now.”