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By on November 6, 2006, with 33 Comments

This is double illusion as well! First thing you’ll notice is that this “spiral” is moving in some strange way. It appears it is somehow rotating, even though it is actually standing very still. Your eye movement across the image makes the illusion of movement. Like Borat would say, “Niicee!”. The second illusion is that this “spiral” is actually no spiral at all! It is made of two concentric circles (two circles with same center). There are similar illusions inside our animations category. Check especially for: moving snakes, original spiral illusion, wheel of fortune, wheel of confusion and pinwheel. Again, the wisely implemented colors give the illusion of spiral. All this together gives us unique experience, while in fact it’s pretty simple art. Be sure to open this picture full size to get better effect.

  • Oh Yeah

    Now THAT’s an illusion.

    • oh no!

      hey calm down its just a illusion

  • mac k.

    its not so much rotating as it is growing and shrinking…well 4 me at least

    • Abob

      Me too. I’m having serious difficulty seeing it rotating.

  • Pandas

    i dont get it

  • Skeeter

    yeah growing rings to me

  • no likey name

    same with me as mac k, also this is cool yall so what if i said yall yall ha ha ha twitch

  • mac dude chris

    yea it just grows and shrinks

  • :- at white

    If you look at one spot in the white between the circles, it appears to spiral

  • levi

    Look in the middle and move your head closer and farther it looks like they are moving!!!

  • meeow =^.^=

    woah. that’s koolicle!! it look like a spiral =>

    ( @ Y @ )


  • Bark Bark

    Oh Man, GREAT Illusion, Loving It! If You Want to See It Stay Still, Just Look At It While Blinking A lot.

  • me

    it also looks like the center circle is not centered but it actualy is. keep up the good work!


  • Angie

    OMG that looks soo cool!!

  • Billy

    So cool!

  • bob


  • WOW!!!


  • Beta Marfa

    I have a headache now. . .I LOVED IT! i only looked at it for five seconds. it worked quickly.

  • Anonymous

    if you think the word “stop” and then u think of your eyes it will actually stop moving for a sec!

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  • Anonymous

    this one is retarded!! I got it first glance!! nice site though! keep up the good work

  • Anonymous

    2 mack- SAME

  • Joseph

    Didn’t work for me-shrinking circles, and it was imminently clear that they were separate. Not a spiral.

    I do remember seeing a spiral illusion like this, although it had a cone-painted checkerboard background.

  • Anonymous

    it is sooooooooooooooooooo amazing

  • Anonymous

    it just sort of pulsates for me.

  • http://milo.com milo

    that was shittake

  • BBall24

    It looked like it was moving back!
    The back moved back!
    The front moved this way!

  • ALex

    Ya, i get the growing shrinking thing too

  • Julian

    Yeah this is fake

  • herro

    thats cool

  • kelvan

    no,it doesnt look like its rotating,it looks like the outer ring is getting bigger and farther away from the inner ring.

  • Arcelio Rodriguez

    I absolutely LOVE these type of illusions!

  • unknown

    thats so cool that’s a good illusion it just grows further and further away from each other