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By on July 29, 2006, with 81 Comments

Is this really a sinkin’ house, away in the horizont? Hardly possible, but yet appears so. Can you guess how this optical illusion took place? When you’re ready, and think you know the solution, open this article, scroll down, and see the solution for yourslef… It’s rather simple. Enjoy!

Sinking House Illusion

As you see, the first photo was taken under an angle, giving you impression the house is sinking, while infact the camera was tilted to the right :)

Sinking House Illusion


81 Responses
  1. ELizabeth says:

    That is sooo cool! It makes my head hurt… Thanks for the cool illusion!

  2. dan says:

    that is so easy!

  3. SloYvY says:

    welcome in DisneyLand. Yes, this house should be bought by Mickey. Very “étonnant”.

  4. Ronnie says:

    hey everyone i looked at it and because i was a genious in school it took me no longer than 5 seconds to decide that the camera was tilted not the house. Thank you for taking the time to read this comment from me i must go now to bed be wonderful

  5. Kevin says:

    This one is pretty lame

  6. Sarah says:

    WOW this is really cool!! I thought the house was really sinking!!!

  7. house says:

    that is the most basic illusion i have ever seen

  8. rohtop says:

    that’s a cool one

  9. noname says:

    okay, this one really isn’t the best i’ve ever seen. it’s too plain. there’s no fun in it, you know

  10. niki says:

    that’s pretty cool

  11. Lola says:

    Oooh its on a hill. very simple.

  12. rohtop says:

    very cool one!

  13. lulu says:

    like it!!

  14. julia says:

    this is really cool, but the setting looks so fake it is hard to believe it wasn’t just put together on the computer.

  15. Don Wobly says:

    Holy nardo I just pooed myself

  16. geerski says:

    ya 1st response!!

  17. Neil G. Barclay says:

    It’s a dandy illusion even if the solution is extremely obvious; especially, to anyone who has ever used a camera.

  18. Holybeernutz says:

    Whoa, sweet.

  19. MO407 says:

    Just as I expected. Can’t fool me.

  20. roy says:


  21. Not Impressed says:

    This is really stupid. When I got this widget, i thought i’d get cool illusions, not crappy photoshop.

  22. Jeff says:

    It looked so natural, especially since the house is as BIG as the Titanic :-)

  23. PietreWitobi says:

    I’m not one to question – but it just looks so photoshopped in both images I find it hard to get lost in this particular illusion.

    Perhaps it is the fact that the light on the House seems so much more intense than the light on the tree.

    I like the concept though.

  24. cb says:

    The camera was tilted,very simple………I can’t lie,I didn’t know until I looked at the answer…lol

  25. G-Unit says:

    Aha! I already knew that..

  26. AJ says:

    This one was easy to figure out. Just look at the clouds in the first picture, they’re angled.

    Still a cool illusion though!

  27. Someone says:

    Cool, where is that?

  28. Jonathan says:

    Interesting and amazing. Wow.

  29. Mike says:

    I’m glad I don’t have to cut THAT lawn!

  30. Laura says:

    ahhh, nice trick :-)

  31. ho da says:

    that was the dumbest thing i ever saw

  32. hoevenaers says:

    montmartre, paris, france,

  33. bowlero says:


  34. max says:

    yea, that was an easy one.

  35. moni says:

    THATS HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. llamalover says:

    Hmm, pretty cool!

  37. Billy says:

    Who’s the arrogant “genious” in school? I hope he was joking considering how many people figured it out so easily, and you can even see the tree trunk in the first picture tilted to the side. I do, however enjoy the illusion.

  38. Animal Lover says:

    This is so cool but its only really a simple illusion…

  39. Sbredflag says:

    I didn’t like it that much…

  40. ED says:

    Yea I think its pretty PhotoShopped too…. but still a cool concept…. there you go- conceptual artists…

  41. marc says:

    To Ronnie the “genious”-

    Genius is spelled thusly…

  42. miss universe says:

    it waz ok but pretty :(

  43. hulagirl says:


  44. Walt says:


    People that scream photshop at every opportunity are too lame. This is a photograph plain and simple.

    But the person that said the clouds give it away needs to look at clouds in his part of town. Do all your clouds run parallel with each rooftop or horizon?

    Personally I still think the cause of this house sinking are very large gophers.

  45. chris says:

    it still does look like the house was cut off and place at an angle cause someone used photoshop


    i do see everyone’s point

  46. boopit says:

    Kinda boring…

  47. Brian says:

    Actually, the camera is tilted to the left, or counter-clockwise…

  48. MR.MOP says:

    this is pretty cool but easy to do….

  49. Damien says:

    Looks like a Monty Python Sketch.

  50. Pandas says:

    interesting, i guess….

  51. camhack says:

    i didnt notice that at first but its not really an illusion

  52. Forest says:

    Wow! I really liked that one, I never suspected the camera was tilted. I didn’t work long on it though…but I really liked it! :)

  53. Confused says:

    I didn’t get this 1 at all!
    can some1 explain it?

  54. Anonymous says:

    That’s pretty cool!!

    P.S. Sounds like RONNIE is stuck up!!

  55. Pifou says:

    Hi everyone !

    this picture isn’t Photoshopped at all. And the solution has already been posted (34).
    This scene take place in Paris, France. At Montmartre to be exact…

  56. Nel says:

    That is so awesome!! :) :) :)

  57. Anonymous says:

    It is OK , It took me some time to work out but im blonde so there you go.
    very good < CLAP >

  58. Dr.Bokesa says:

    Not so good.
    I myself am a proffesor of Art and Drama at Grungenbride University in York and I found this Blog by coinsidence and it appears to be very impressive and I enjoy looking around.
    But this Link is not so impressive and you could do better.

  59. Denise says:

    Why….does people have to bah this kind of stuff….my guess is they couldn’t figure it out and once they did thy are like…”lame, so old, anyone could do thid…blah blah..”

  60. Anonymous says:

    it’s obdvious the house is Behind a hill and someone took a picture

    Or….The camera is tilted!

  61. Anonymous says:

    Why do some people always question whether it is photoshopped? just enjoy the great illusion. obviously it is easy to see its on a hill, but its about seeing the illusion, seeing it as a sinking house, not about seeing the answer. I think it looks really cool, great illusion!

  62. Anonymous says:

    stupid. even with the image righted, it doesn’t explain why the ground is tilted.

  63. Anonymous says:

    hey ronnie, get back to work or go back to school, its genius.

  64. Anonymous says:

    i believe that what is so very clever in this picture is how they used the tree… they shot just as much as they should thus making it look going straight up in the first picture

  65. Bethan says:

    I think that that is neat. Of course, if ‘geniouses’ are finding in too simple maybe they should be on some ‘make your own teleport.com’ or somewhere instead of here with us lesser beings.

  66. Anonymous says:

    Oh come on. That house isn’t anywhere near that hill in reality either. It’s a town house. Not an optical illusion but a montage…

  67. Jason says:

    Ronnie the “genius”, who is unable to spell the word correctly.

  68. Anonymous says:

    lol i knew it was tilted from the start
    haha no wonder the person who took it cut out the bottom of the tree in the first pic

  69. Elliet says:

    well it can be only done two way tilt your body or tilt the camera

    thanks for sharing that lol.

  70. Person says:

    I knew the camera wz tilted as soon as i saw the pic.

  71. feather says:

    its OK…i guess, looks like a balamory house!

  72. Confused says:

    this – my name – me

  73. Shaleha says:

    this is really good

  74. Kayla says:

    Um, well, I kinda guessed it.

  75. Aric says:

    This one I immediatly knew. A good one, in my opinion.

  76. mad tiger says:

    thats taken at llandidno ive been there before

  77. Juniper Tyres says:

    the house doesnt even look like it was originally in the picture. the lighting is off

  78. Ebony says:

    I feel so much happier now I udenrsatnd all this. Thanks!

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