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By on March 12, 2006, with 89 Comments

This Optical Illusion is really neat. Stare at the black dot for 30 seconds, and you’ll see the haze start to disappear.

  • benlover

    it’s gone!!

  • maddy

    absolutely fabulous

  • Hmaster


  • DuRoLuRo


  • blackguy

    is it me or do i see a worm growing after the haze disappeared

  • Hai


  • Chase-san

    It didn’t work for me.


    That was sooooooooo stupid!!!

  • chris

    wow.. i cant believe that worked

  • M 2 the H O

    30seconds? took me 10! pretty cool but obviouse how that works

  • Excite the exciting excite

    Took me 10 sec too

  • rgo

    very cool

  • tessa

    that is kinda freaky wonder how it works exactly. it didnt even take me 30 seconds. its started dissapearing at like 10 or 15 seconds. cool.

  • greendayfanatic!

    that was cool.not as cool as green day tho.

  • Shanzey

    that was h0t!

  • Nachos Yummy

    Its just you blackguy! lol

  • Kyle

    This is REALLY bad for your eyes

  • LOLya


  • Jake

    The haze went away as soon as i looked at the dot

  • Lea

    how does that work?


    omg it disappeared than reappeared then disappeared

  • Pandas

    UR eyes just blur so its harder to see, so i think that ur eyes revert to more primary colors. just a guess

  • KeiRa


  • cali <3

    woah. that was heaka tight. it worked after 12 seconds for me though

  • @#$%$

    Comem on #$%^$# that took $%$#@ 2 seconds so !@$%^ $@# $#%@ me

  • meeow =^_^=

    way koolicle

  • thomas

    it didnt go away but circals attacted the outside part

  • thomas

    it didnt go away but circals wer attacking the out side part

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  • alien803

    i see that one alot but still kewl

  • Anonymous

    very cool except that theres a little bartender by mi computer

  • Anonymous

    i love my little bartender :)

  • Anonymous

    i could just HUUUGG him:):):)

  • Run Away

    lol, it doesn’t work for me! all I can see is a cyan colour circle from that mars illusion

  • Anonymous

    If anyone was wondering how this works: If you’ve done some optical illusions where you look at something for 30 secs the n tare at a blank wall, or have looked at the sun/bright light then looked away, this works the same way. Staring at the image “burns” an afterimage (the same image w/ reversed colors, blue becomes orange, etc.) in your eye. When you are staring at the black dot, you are burning the reverse of the haze on your eye, but w/ colors reversed. Since it is grey-scale, the haze, both the reversed afterimage and the image itself, start canceling each other out. This makes it look like the haze is disappearing.

  • Anonymous

    It works by you blind spot in the back of your eyeball. If you stare at the middle B in B A R B A R A you will notice that the first B starts to fade away. That is you blind spot. It is a space in the back of your eye that the retina does not cover. It is also the place where you optic nerve meets your eyeball, where the nerve carries the picture up to the back of your brain, flips it over, and then you see it (obviously happening very, very, very, very fast).

  • Konvay

    In order for you to see, your eyes have to move back and forth, because a part in your eye (I forget) sees in still images, which changed when the eye shifts. I got this from my physics teacher last year, I didn’t explain it exactly, but that’s the gist of it.

  • Anonymous

    I saw the worm thing 2. its really small coming out of the black circle

  • Anonymous

    my eyes watered. @_o :3

  • jessica

    it didnt work 4 me xxkooljessxx

  • Elliexx ANIMALS ROCK!!

    the grey bit disappered in 10 secs for me too. i c no black worm though!

  • Elliexx ANIMALS ROCK!!

    hey wow i just noticed: meow, i really like your cat face – =^_^= !! i no thats not wat this website is all about but hey!! as u can c from my name, i love all animals, and wild cats (like feral ones) r my favourites!

  • Anonymous

    i c no blak worm but it did disappear!!
    Deadly stuff!!
    Sexy Irish Chik!

  • qwerty13

    hee-hee the haze dont disaappeeer butt me se te cutr lttl blk wrm (tee hee me talking like a dufus)

  • Namara

    I thnk ur rght ’bout the worm blackguy

  • Anonymous

    Took me 5 sec lol

  • Emmygal =]

    coolio mahoolio!! it did go away– but i do have 2 admit this is not as coolio as your others =]

  • jake

    haha coolz

  • Ben Adamson


  • Anonymous

    Now thats an illusion!

  • Anonymous

    I want my 30 seconds back

    • Longview

      You just wasted another 30 seconds commenting.

  • Fala


  • Anonymous

    When I looked, there was no haze. I stared at it for about ten seconds until I realised the picture hadn’t loaded. ;_; Nice illusion though. If you you could do that with homework and make it disappear…

  • Anonymous

    I think that just makes you cross-eyed or something

  • Anonymous

    I love it!

  • allykat1662

    thats soo weird…who thinks of these things anyways?!?

  • Uh..

    Hey, it worked o.O. Most of te ones I see don’t.

  • Anonymous

    yeah.. the haze disappears but also the dot turns into 2 little black dots that move away from each other.. you just have to focus real hard on the black dot.. it will transform!!

    • Byshingy

      Maybe you accidentally crossed your eyes :P

  • lambo man

    thats pretty cool there is a wierg after image!!

  • Yougotmashedin1991

    That was cool.

  • Aaron

    This happens to me everyday. If I stare at something for more than 15 (not 30) seconds, everything around it will start to disappear. If I look at things at night, they disappear within 5 seconds!

  • Anonymous

    Indeed, it affects me as it does aaron. For example, if I stare at a star in the night sky for long enough, all the others around it will fade out.

  • Me

    Freaking awesome…

  • Anonymous

    Have notices guys that when you take a peak at the “edge” of the residual circle, it seems a bit like a sunrise. No matter which side you look at. I mean, wether it is South, North, East or West.
    Also, after maybe 20 seconds, I noticed the “thing” becoming sort of hemispherical with the “periphery” neatly defined. That is, forming a very sharp boundary line.
    I did not smoke anything. I sware.
    Could be only old age :-) I am 62 years old.

  • Anonymous

    if i move my head is see the hze, and i can make it disapear too.

  • Grizz

    Something is wrong with me. The whol page got hazy. :))

  • Anonymous

    its just you, blackguy.

  • Anonymous

    Weird but cool

  • Super weird

    @#$%$ Has some dirty language XP

  • Lai-Lai

    It got whiter & brighter. It looked like a solar eclipse, then it went almost completely white, but brighter than the white area around it.

  • Whitney

    I stare at lamps and pictures and stars and things to make them disappear like this. I’ve talked to other people about it to see if they’ve ever done anything like that before, but they all thought I was insane. Its pretty awesome to see that its actually a know illusion!

  • izzat

    the haze gone..

  • guijgf

    whoa amazing!

  • Nathialia

    pffffffffff, and again, I watch, I watch, I watch, nothing is dissapearing.

  • Aweirdperson

    When I did it a white dot flaoted around it LOL!

  • http://www.angmalaya.wordpress.com den chua

    it’s not totally disappearing instead moving.. like how a hurricane moves, it swirls.

  • mushroom andy

    Hey Whitney, don’t stare at lamps cos you will burn out your retinas, although I expect you already know that right?

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  • CT

    i stared at this 4 2 mins and I see NO DIFFERENCE!!! THE DOT IS STILL THERE!!! It did NOT vanish.It didn’t even flinch.

    • Longview

      The HAZE will disappear, NOT THE DOT.

    • Evergreen1959

      Yeah, and plus, you have to be sure your eyes don’t wiggle in the slightest, otherwise you might see the haze and your brain realizes that it’s still there and it’ll return.

  • Stefani

    Or I could just go cross-eyed and it goes away anyway, lol.

  • Awesome

    Cool 2nd comment?

  • Dayna

    It’s very hard to make my eyes not snap back into focus.

  • Anonymous Pagan

    Woah… I can see forever with this website!

  • SuNrIsMaStEr

    Cool illution. After 30 seconds I still saw a little haze even after 30 seconds, though.