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I have received this image from a friend of mine (as I usually say, when I don’t remember the source – hehe), and as you probably noticed there isn’t anything strange going on with it. Old time fans will, however know where this is going to using their experience and intuition. Similar illusions were posted few times before, all of them copying original Scheibe Effect (I think it is called like that). Now scroll down to the next image and you will be shocked. The second image is actually identical, only rotated version of the original upper one.

Upside Down Optical Illusion Again
Upside Down Optical Illusion Again


100 Responses
  1. Anonymous says:

    Scary but cool.

  2. Optiguy says:

    I love those ones. They are quite obvious from the start.

  3. Sylv says:

    seen these before, but still love them! :D
    Is it something to do with the brain?
    I got them straight away, but others didn’t hav a clue! lol! :)
    tah 4 all thee mazin ‘lusions! :D

  4. Rachel says:

    OMG that is really scary! good illusion even if it is scary. tricks your mind to think it looks right.

  5. Anonymous says:

    seen the maggie thatcher one
    this is still good

  6. Anonymous says:

    The bottom one looks so weird … maybe I dont find the top one weird because the eyes and mouth is not upside down so it kinda acts like normal on him … wow nice …

  7. Anonymous says:

    omg this is really scary

  8. Anonymous says:

    cool i love upside down illusions like this.

  9. Brad says:

    Saw some of these in the paper a couple of years ago, they were of tony blair and stuff:)

    these are fun to look at:P… i flipped the bottoms ones mouth and eyes back around using paint just to see what it looked like =)… have to grab/select a bit more skin than just the mouth ;)

  10. fanob5 says:

    Good one, Vurdlak, actually made me laugh (and post, which I don’t do alot)

  11. Anonymous says:

    Cool !
    The boy is very ugly! jeje.

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  13. Me says:

    I knew that would happen! I guess I’m an “old-time fan”!

  14. Anonymous says:

    i saw a bunch like this and i automaticly knew the eyes and mouth would be messed up…but its still an AWESOME optical illusion!

  15. Anonymous says:

    woa! really impressive..

  16. Anonymous says:

    Man I love those! Keep them coming!

  17. Chris says:

    AHAHAHA! well, ill be honest, i noticed the teeth, but was shocked about the eyes :O

    one name does come to mind though; Simon Cowell (sorry if i spelt it wrong)


  18. uvalntine says:


    How awesome…
    It’s both cool and disgusting at the same time. I honestly didn’t see it coming…

  19. Anonymous says:

    now that’s a cool illusion!


  20. Hot kitten x says:

    thats freaky…

    woop 1st comment iu rule!

  21. Living Digital Photography says:

    OMG! Right side up looks really freaky. Funny how the kid looks okay upside down. :)(:

  22. Anonymous says:

    its interesting how we see the upturned “smile” but the eyes look photoshopped..

    its a fantastic illusion and really illustrates how the mind perceives what it “sees” rather than “seeing”

  23. Daniel says:

    the flip looks a little creepy, but still cool.

  24. Anonymous says:

    demon child! that’s really scary!

  25. Christopher says:

    Hey you found my wifes long lost twin .

  26. Anonymous says:

    Is this second one your pulling face, Vurdlak? Ha ha, no offence ;)

  27. Anonymous says:

    Freakin A

  28. Chris says:

    Wow, that’s actually a little scary looking at first glance.

    Interesting details.

  29. Anonymous says:

    this is soo weird..

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  31. Anonymous says:

    just INCREDIBLE…our brain doesn’t work well…maybe it didn’t made to work downwards…i remember an old experiment wich consist on using a glasses wich inverts the image..the brain accostumes in a few days (sorry for my english)

  32. Anonymous says:

    One more thing. You are doing a great job with this web. I usually send some optical illusions to my friends. I’m thinkink about making a powerpoint with some images, of course, i’m going to put a link to this web.

  33. Kyle says:

    weird it seems so different

  34. Anonymous says:

    I noticed the eyes were upside down when I looked at the image – but not the mouth… very nice illusion… i was almost disturbed that I didnt notice!

  35. Anonymous says:

    the second one is creepy

  36. Anonymous says:

    Ah dang, first comment. That is a really neat illusion. The kid looks so scary.

  37. P-entertainment says:

    Ah, I love those. And now I can finally watch stereograms :D We learnt it at school. Anyway, have you missed my last mail too :P

  38. Anonymous says:

    Woah. I didn’t notice the eyes, but I spotted the mouth


  39. Jannu says:

    scaaaaaryyyy. and 1st.

  40. Anonymous says:

    i noticed that he couldn be smiling before i saw the second one. the mouth is upside down. lol

  41. Pelle Simon says:

    His eyes and mouth!!!!

  42. Angela says:

    Wow…Way weard

  43. Anonymous says:

    ugly bastard lol

  44. Anonymous says:

    These images always freak me out.

  45. Anonymous says:

    I don’t get it. What’s so fascinating about it?

  46. Anonymous says:

    I think this illusion has already been posted before if I am not mistaken, and also, the picture of the eyes and mouth were taken right side up while the photo of the boy was taken and the mouth and eyes were cut out of the original picture and turned upside down and put on the boy’s face.

  47. Anonymous says:

    Wow! Thats incredible

  48. Anonymous says:

    It’s a bit creepy.. don’t you think? But also another really cool illusion! =)


  49. Anonymous says:

    That is one ugly kid.

  50. Noah says:

    wow soo wierd!!!!

  51. Anonymous says:

    That’s pretty cool. I looked at the top one first and saw that the teeth weren’t normal, I didn’t see that the eyes would also be different. I like this illusion because even after looking at the second picture, the first picture still looks a little bit normal. Great illusion.

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  54. anchovee says:

    Whoa, that is one trippy illusion.

  55. Yaky Peanut says:

    That is really weird.

  56. Mysterious Person says:

    First!! Really cool, I’m all like, i don’t see anything wrong, but i scroll down and am a ll like whoa!!

  57. Some Irish fella says:

    Ha! that’s mad!

  58. Anonymous says:

    seen it.

  59. Emily says:

    I didn’t see anything at first, but before I looked at the second picture, it hit me, and I felt special when I was right.

  60. daniela says:

    I have this illusion in my book of illusions. When I saw it I knew right away that the upside down picture was going to be scary.

  61. Anonymous says:

    Wow !!

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  63. Johannah says:

    Ahh! That scared me, even though i’ve seen illusions like these heaps.

  64. Anonymous says:

    these are always good! what an awful looking little boy!!!

  65. HightowerC says:

    A note to all who feel the must post “First!” messages. Vurdlak must ‘approve’ posts before they are made visible on the comments section of a post. So, just because you don’t SEE any comments to a post doesn’t mean that yours will be the first one. Most likely, Vurdlak just hasn’t been able to approve those who have already posted. Besides, what’s the point of being first anyway?

    About the illusion: I liked it. I noticed the mouth was wrong, but not the eyes. Keep ‘em coming Vurdlak!

  66. Anonymous says:

    Wow, poor kid, he’s gonna have to wear a bag on his head for the rest of his life! LOL…AWESOME ILLUSION!!!

  67. Liz Rose says:

    when i looked at the first pic, i felt scared that “something” might suddenly popped up…then, when quickly looked at the 2nd pic (be4 that “something” popped up), i laughed!! the boy looks so funny…but yea..still scary..hehe:)

  68. David says:

    The bottom one looks like a neighbour I have, he has a condition where his muscles are slack in his face and causes a drooping effect around the cheeks, mouth and eyes.
    Old illusion but clever

  69. Anonymous says:

    when they’re turned right-side up they always give me the jibblies. but they’re still really cool.

  70. Homfrog says:

    This picture is from the Klutz Encyclopedia of Immaturity. I know, I have the book.

  71. Jocelynn says:

    when I scrolled down, that boy scared me.Ha ha pretty cool.

  72. Alison says:


  73. Alycia says:

    I fell stupid now. haaaha, this is AWESOME! i love it

  74. Abrc08 says:


    Cool illusion though….. CREEPY!

  75. Anonymous says:


  76. Ay- Non - Eh-Muss says:

    Wowzwers !

  77. Delishia Harding says:

    thats crap but the eyes re pritty scary the way they r strait at the top

  78. !!me!! says:


  79. !!me!! says:

    im going have nightmares now!!!

  80. Anonymous says:

    My first thought:

    “Oh, there’s an animal hidden in his hair…”

    I scrolled down:

    “Hm. Guess not. AH!”

  81. F.F. says:

    Oh! I have that same picture in a book called the “Encyclopedia of Immaturity”! That’s probably the source, unless they used the photo from elsewhere..

    It’s a fun illusion though.. if not scary XD.

  82. unknown says:

    Homfrog and F.F.:
    same here! i have that book with that picture too! it was titled “what’s wrong with Matt”

    but i get the most creeps from this pic than any other schiebe illusion pics…

  83. I've discovered it 1st! says:

    At the 2nd picture the eyes and the mouth are upside down. THAT’S IT!

  84. koopaflower says:

    Omg! Upside down it looks so natural… But upside down is supposed to look odd! But then when its flipped the right way… It doesn’t look right at all!

  85. Angus says:

    1 is the teeth

  86. jeudi says:

    The eyes don’t look right at all on either of the pictures… probably cause they are so straight at the bottom… or is that the top?

  87. Wally says:

    that is… odd. I looked at frist though totally normal but then i thought that it was fine so i scrolled down the page to see the comments and that is just creepy! my 3 year old sister was looking she was so scared you sick bastards!!

  88. Wally says:

    Sick idiots! you scared my 3 year old sister and she thinks its loose in the house so she ran of and we cant find her!!!!

  89. Shana Guillory-Menard says:

    that second picture made my lil sis scream…………..

  90. rhirhi says:

    GREAT!!!!! now im gonna have nightmares for weeks!!! ive had a dream of a kid with a weird face like that and now im freakin out!!!!

  91. Grace says:

    That creeps me out to no end.

  92. Izdinur Izzat says:

    fuckin’ LOL ahahahhahaha

  93. Bob says:

    they just flipped the eyes and mouth with so computer thingy

  94. herky stubby says:

    HAHAHAH! They’re not the same!

  95. Apple says:

    lol….the 2nd picture is creepy D:

  96. keira says:

    ooooookkkkkkkk :/

  97. kieth says:

    this is damn crazy!LOL

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