Alchemists Skull Illusion


Rence and Mario from Netherlands have been using this skull pillow for few months, until they noticed there’s an illusion in it. Can you spot the illusion yourself, before reading the explanation? At least give it a try… Here’s what Mario said: “This is our pillow. We’d been sleeping on it for half a year until we noticed that the picture of a skull is actually two alchemists!!! Hopefully you’ll place our picture on the site!” Similar illusion can be seen in Aerosmith’s new album cover.

  • Ryan

    the eye sockets are their heads and the nose is a large bottle the one with the scarf is holding up. the teeth are bottles, very clever.

    • happydoodle

      yeah but it’s kinda creepy. not too creepy tho, it is pretty cool. and yeah, very goth.

  • Anonymous

    Gohic, i like it, where’d you get it? no, im not goth i just think skulls are nifty

  • Joseph

    Very nice, I wish i had that pillow

    great site by the way, keep the illusions coming

  • Anonymous

    wow that is really strange!!
    i’m not usually good at thosde things but that one was quite easy. I love it!

  • Anonymous

    wow that is so cool. I love it!

  • Andrew

    I saw the hands immediatly, but couldnt figure out how they formed anything. It wasnt until I found the heads that I saw it. I can see how you’d miss it if you werent looking for it. very cool.

  • Anonymous

    Wow. I have trouble seeing the skull, not the alchemists. Very cool: wish I had this pillow!!

  • ALien_BRain

    It looked like a skull in the first.. concentrate.. nice way to spot the two men..
    the Illusion should be otherwise..
    spotting the two men!!
    I dunno.. I found it like that!

  • Mikey Nijan

    well done lads

  • C.J.

    wow, thats amazing! i wish i could do stuff like that. really, that is truely truely amazing!

  • Melissa

    cool pillow! i don’t understand how he could be sleeping with taht pillow for so long and not notice it. i guess it’s cuz he didn’t expect it.

  • Anonymous

    skull illusions are so overdone! D:<

  • Anonymous

    Amazing…the alchemists just popped into view as soon as I focussed on the right eye socket! Unfortunately, I now can’t see the skull properly…

  • Anonymous

    Bottles on a mirror.

  • Vandigo

    I want a pillow like that . . . .

  • Anonymous

    that’s amazing!

  • Anonymous

    How did they not notice that for half a year? It clearly says “Alchemy” in the corner..kind of obvious.

  • Anonymous

    It took them half a year to figure this out?

    When I first saw it I didnt see the skull I saw the two people. THEN I saw the skull.

  • Peter Bob

    brilliant illusion took me a while to see it though

  • Anonymous

    lol come on guys its pretty easy to see both the alchemists and the skull. You just have to flick a little switch on the side of your brain entitled “ON”. Rence and Mario in holland must have been real cabbages not to have noticed it for 6 months or else they were too busy with each other!

  • Me haha!

    ha ha! he’s picking his nose!

  • Swan

    Why did it take so long to figure ut out? I saw them immediately.

  • colocolo786

    totally awesome. i know somebody who would love that pillow. btw anonymous from comment #20, they’re in the netherlands not holland. melissa, whats ur real last name cuz i think i know you and youre the person i was thinking of

  • Anonymous

    cool i didnt get it at first
    i made a drawing…. it sucked ^^

  • Anonymous

    what i get from this illusion is alcohol=evil

  • jasmine

    hmm creepy but cool…. if your into that kinda stuff

  • Anonymous

    Picking it’s nose :)

  • Mario

    @ the people that don’t understand that we did’nt see it for 6 months…

    When we bought the bed-set (pillow and blanket) we did’nt even know this website.. So we were not aware or on the lookout for optical illusions. Second… the otherside of the pillow has a print 2… and the skull (we are not goth or something) was on the down-side for a long time.

    I think its a similar thing when you buy a new car… suddenly everyone has the same car! Obviously you are paying more attention to the same type of car you just bought.

  • Nemanja Curcic

    Nice one!Why do you people think that if somebody likes a picture with skull or something creepy must be weird or goth ? I like this one and I am not goth…nor weird…Anyway I didn’t saw anything but skull,but at the same moment the word “a two alchemist” went into my sight I saw it (0.01 sec delay)

  • Haayleey xx

    He’s Picking his nose on the left hand side!! xx

  • Kawaii-Ningyo

    This is Poster Alchemy Gothic . Very Beautiful Illusion ^^

  • Jon

    Not a big fan of these. The originals are nice. But too many remakes. ll that is needed is a darker head, and an arch made of ANYTHING overhead. Real pictures are nicer. Drawings are too easy to make this illusion and kinda annoy me. But like i said. Love the original idea, not the million remakes.

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