Strange False Head Optical Illusion

Roger Smith watches your RSS feed daily. However, he hasn’t been doing it for too long, so wasn’t completely sure if we may had this one already. Fortunately we haven’t. If you look a the vintage photo below, at first it seems to be a simple couple with a large head floating between them. But things aren’t always what they seem. Most people will probably just see a large bearded head between the two figurines. It looks like some sort of Jesus head. But look again, carefully this time. What the photo actually shows, is a CHILD SITTING on the man’s knee. If you still don’t see it, block out the “hair” of the illusive head – it is just a collection of the background foliage anyway. The “eye” is actually child’s face (shadowed by a large white bonnet). The “nose” is the sleeve, and the “mustache” is the child’s arm. If you still don’t see it, be patient – It may take awhile to see it.

90 Replies to “Strange False Head Optical Illusion”

  1. Well at first glance I just could see 2 adults and the child. After reading the explanation I could see the ‘Jesus’ head… Nice photo.

  2. This picture is beautiful.
    I love old pictures like this, they are just so amazing.
    The illusion was awesome as well!
    Good pick!

  3. it’s just excellent!
    i wouldn’t see the child if i didn’t read Vurdlak’s comment!

    well done Roger Smith!

    Give us many more of these photographs!

  4. Amazing, yet kind of spooky.. Did those people actualy pose to get this effect? I think it’s a to powerfull mirage to be a accidental face image. (especialy a jesus-like one) Anyhow..Vette shit!!

  5. It’s very cool, but it LOOKS like a fake. The tonalities of the white “face” seem brighter than other white tonalities — even those away from the border of the photo.

  6. i could see the 2 people and the kid right away, and i tried looking really hard for the head still nothing. tho i went away came back and there is was! the big head .. it’s awesome. :)

    Keep up the good work :)

  7. Weird… Took me a few minutes to see the child :). I imagine the people that took the photo were pretty surprised with the result :D

  8. Nice ! Am I the only one to see another child face (blurred I admit) into Jesus’s hair ? Just next to the other child…

  9. amazing, beautiful, and yet it makes you really think….was that head really an illusion or is there as message somewhere in it?? i don’t know kinda weird thinking on my part..just seems to perfect for it not to have a meaning..more like the same would be cooool

  10. This is absolutely fantastic! I don’t believe this image was photoshopped as I’m not seeing the characteristic pixelation associated with that practice. In response to the tonalities being different between the child’s clothes and the border, that may be due to the fact that the child’s clothes are “true” white in natural colour while the border is actually a different natural colour and only appears white because of aging discolouration.

  11. After looking at again and again, I saw another adult face just below the woman and another figure to her left next to her arm perhaps sitting down.

  12. Yeah. I saw the child in the middle before I saw the child in white on the mans lap. The childrens heads are side by side. Really freaky looking.

  13. there are 3 kids, the one on his knee, the one in the man’s hair and there’s a third baby face right next to the man’s shoulder/neck….very cool

  14. lol, i am suprised there aren’t christian fanatics flocking to touch the picture because it HAS to be ‘the holy one himself’

  15. That is awesome! I had to wait forever for the picture to load, but once it did I saw the child immediately. But I did kind of cheat, and read the text while waiting. :D

  16. it’s a child with a hoodie looking at the same thing his father is looking at.and for most it’s the face of jesus or something like that

  17. wow that took me forever to figure out. i wouldnt hav gotten it if loko hadnt said the boy was looking the at the same thing as his father

  18. wow !! cool!! that kill me a couple of second .. . . . .
    i didn’t se it first it really take a seconds minutes or hours or even a day or a WEEK . . .for those stupid waahahha

  19. This is one of the VERY FEW optical illusions that has ever taken me any amount of time to figure it out. i Had to read the whole discription. This is top notch Opticalism. I looked at how the nose was so defined and the motuh, the hair, how could this ever be grass and bushes? But then when it told me about the bonnet ilooked down and saw the outline of the hat and it all just appeared out of nowhere, it was amazing!

  20. LOL i didnt see it at first but i scrolled up to see something then went down , got shock by watching a big face on next to the guy, scared me lol.

  21. It’s been more than ten minutes and I don’t see anything at all! All I see is a person’s face in the middle of the couple! I can’t see the cild’s face.

  22. I seen the couple and the head in between so I agree with Atomic, I don’t even see a child, that’s more harder to see than the head :S

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