Another Mysterious Fleck


This one’s so simple, yet so hard to see if you don’t know what you are looking for. I haven’t spot the optical illusion until I read the solution that came with it. Don’t worry, it’s nothing abstract. Just when you spot what is hidden in this image, you won’t be able not to see it after that anymore – ever. Even if someone showed you this very same image years from now. Most of the similar ones were linked in our previous Mystery Dots article, so head there if you liked this one. I can give you a slight hint, though. Check this category to adjust your way of thinking ;)


  • Dav

    That was difficult! “mamma mia” HINT HINT

  • Gail

    “Go Green,Globe”
    There’s a hint.^^

  • Ornix

    This is mediterranean sea… we cann see the italian boot in the middle!

  • Metu

    Recognized it within 5 seconds… Pretty easy

  • popcorn

    soooo easy!!!! ill leave it 2 sum1 else 2 tell u! 1st comment? :):):)

  • Anonymous

    *****SPOILER ALERT*****

    It’s the Mediterranean Sea

  • Is’t just a map of north afterica and South Europe, or am I supposed to see something else?

  • North Africa*

  • Iron Mike

    I see Italy

  • Kevin

    OMG so clever!

    I was looking 4 a face or something

    Hint* It’s a European illusion.

  • mrboma

    The Mediterranean Sea in black, Southern Europe and Northern Africa in white.

  • Marjolein

    Although I saw it in a few seconds, I still think its a great illusion :)

  • Ciaran

    The Mediterranean, very nice.

  • Janice

    I don’t see it ):

    Any other hints?

  • a91Wmedic

    I see Italy. So im assumng its a pic of the map of the world over there. The boot shaped itally gave it away in less than 30 seconds

  • a91Wmedic

    I see Italy. So im assumng its a pic of the map of the world over there. The boot shaped itally gave it away in less than 30 seconds.

  • Texas Ranger

    The black part is the Mediterranian Sea. You can see the white outline of Italy cutting into the black area. (this is a great pic by the way)

  • Chantelle

    I saw the ‘boot’ of Italy right away!

  • Archie

    Well, I can make out the face at the left (the two eyes are the two islands one above the other left of the “boot” in the center of the image). But that leaves the rest of the big black blob to think about… Where I can see two eyes, but can’t make out much else.

  • Rosana Crabb-la hei

    It is really hard to find. It took me a very long time till I found it. Could you include in the bit before it how to find it otherwise it will take too long and people won’t enjoy the fun of it!!!

  • I’ve seen it after one millisecond^^.

  • Rogério

    Italy gives it up =)

  • qqqq

    the seas around Italy (see the boot?)
    water = black
    l;and – white

  • caylee

    Maybe im completely missing it but isnt this just the reverse colors for italy and surrounding land? (ie. black is water and white is land)
    and therefore the boot.

    I hope im wrong, for if im right this is awfully lame in comparison to the good stuff on this site.

  • someone

    I see Italy….

  • Monxy

    It’s a map of Mediterranean Sea.
    I’m first I think.

  • Anonymous

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but this is a map of the Mediterranean…? The black would represent the sea, while the white represents land. Very interesting!

  • mike

    this is driving me nuts, what is it?

  • anonymous

    i see it

    i first saw italy and then realized it was…


    a map

  • Jay

    Mediterranean sea huh?

    I noticed italy instantly.

  • yourenemy

    It’s a part of Europe !!!!

  • adam

    1st and its europe

  • Anonymous

    Mediterranean Sea?

  • I saw this almost instantly.

  • Futz

    I like it and saw it right away. But it’s probably harder for someone who doesn’t live in Germany or Egypt.

  • Person

    Is it a wizard riding a lama? I’m the first person to comment!!!!! :)

  • Paco

    hahahahaha good one, but sorry it’s obvious to me: I’m Spanish!!!!!!!

  • wert

    what is it?

  • Bob Awsome

    To easy, spotted it the first time I looked at it.

  • GDUB

    Its a map of Italy (the boot)

  • alucard

    is it a map?
    i see the boot shape xD

  • NeeL

    Nice, however, I spotted the Italian Boot right away.
    But then again, I’m Dutch, so it would be a shame for me not to recognize it immediately. :)

    Please, do tell us more about your thoughts!!

  • William Jefferson Clinton

    I smoked some fine cigars near the line of death.

  • k-dawg

    is it an alien?

  • alucard

    i did not use the hint, but it takes few minutes, so i`m not proud xD

  • Unnamed

    Oh, I see it! Tehehe, didn’t even take me long to find it out.

  • It’s the south European continent and the north of Africa i guess. .

  • Golai

    It’s a picture of the Mediterranean sea, the sea is black and land areas are white.

  • lacey

    ok i dont see it anyone know what it is
    please help

  • Maurizio

    my country in the middle!

  • Kev

    Ummmm. It’s a map of the Mediterranean Sea. Am I missing something else?

  • thierry

    the mediteranean sea. easy to find with italy.

  • jeanbrown

    I can’t see anything, Clues anyone????????

  • here’s a hint… think… global ;)

    … still can’t get it? Try Land and ocean ;)

  • Mary

    Once I saw Italy, it was obvious, but it was a hard one (especially so because I’m awful at geography).

  • meh

    my geography obsession as a kid made this one pretty easy for me.

  • John

    To me it just looks like all the continents put together

  • steve

    all i see is italy 1st comment yay

  • I see an Italian boot which makes me hugary for some turkey fried in greece.

  • twonka

    what is thid

  • Steve Good

    the Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Ligurian Sea and Tyrrhenian Sea

  • Kt

    It’s a map, isn’t it? I can see Italy and Sicily..

  • mackenzie

    oh its the world and the black is the water

    lol i only knew cuz i could see italy the boot

  • Mr. Sirent

    hey i saw it before now without the solution. probuly cuz ive been studying this place for a while now.

  • egdirbr

    Ah, it’s white on black, not the usual black on white. It took a minute, until I recognized Italy, then I saw the whole thing.

  • Falon

    Well, without doing the afterimage, I can almost see Northern Africa, the black being the Mediterranean sea… Other than that, I don’t see anything.

  • Anonymous

    is it italy/europe????

  • Weedji

    do you like repeating yourself do you like repeating yourself do you like repeating yourself do you like repeating yourself

  • serge

    cypris, dificult hint though :D

  • It is the Mediterranean Sea

  • Anne

    Where’s the illusion? All I see is the Mediterranean. :)

  • TheAntiVillain

    it is the mediterranean sea

  • edman

    Easy, but still cool :)

  • Linda

    It’s the Mediteranean Sea! I saw it right away. Of course, I haven[t any idea why or how I recognized it. (Geography was never one of my strong subjects.)

  • James

    Hint its on a map

  • James

    Another hint


  • I see it! its the Mediterranean Sea. I saw it as soon as I clicked on the image. An easy one for me, but nonetheless a classic!

  • Billy

    Is it the Mediterranean Sea? I would have thought it was something more complicated. Maybe because I misread ‘you wont be able not to see it’ as ‘you wont be able to see it’.

    I saw it near instantly. Recognised the boot of Italy instantly.

  • darkwarroir83

    I have never seen this illusion before but no mater what you did to this picture I would recognise it without a problem,
    I don’t like spoiling it for others so I won’t say its name is but I will say some of the very first empires started and ended in and around this famous body of water :P

  • Dancing Cows in tutus

    lol, i live in canada and i couldn’t tell until i read the comments
    how could i have missed Italy???

  • mitch

    Its the Mediterranean and surrounding land, with a little bit of Atlantic and Baltic . If you look at the black is looks like a inkblot. As soon as you shift you focus to the white, presto!

  • Bob

    Left sideways I see the grinch and his dog

  • Nizati

    If it is NOT the mediterannian sea, i’d be impressed :P

  • Janice

    I see Italy now! Thanks guys!

    I live in Canada too, so my knowledge about the other side of the world is limited (:

  • Mr. Dr. Prof. Mark

    It Took Me a whle but when i saw italy (the boot) I figured it out

  • Hmmm… immediately when I glanced at it I saw a cow. Doesn’t anyone else see it? No I can’t NOT see it!

  • Barb

    Where do I find the Answer? Is it listed yet?

  • Äxel El

    the black area is basically the Mediterranean Sea.
    i really like your website!

  • I got it right away; if fact I couldn’t figure out what the illusion was supposed to be. All I saw what a map of Europe, incl. Italy.

  • Anke van Dijk

    Ha. It’s Europe xD But I’m not gonna tell how.

  • Ray

    The boot in the middle got it for me!

  • Ken JP Stucyznski

    I dunno … I don’t “sea” it, LOL

  • Jake Karpinski

    I don’t get it. I saw the afterimages, I saw the Mysterious Dots. All I can see is what appears to be Italy.

  • Jake Karpinski

    Oh, I see now.

  • That is obviously the Mediterranean.

  • I’ve been coming to this site for months now. At first I saw some pretty cool stuff. lately I see NOTHING that is interesting and if this is really just a map with the colors inverted, you must have lost your mind thinking it’s any kind of optical illusion. One other thing. Start making a link to an explanation. It is really frustrating when you don’t even bother to post what the illusion is SOMEWHERE on the site. I usually can figure out what the illusion is WHEN IT IS AN ILLUSION.


  • Poshmoog

    Only difficult if you’re no good at geography (American) lol, sorry Americans, only kidding, sweeping generalisation! I wouldn’t blame anyone for missing Spain tho, what have they done to it? It sure doesn’t look like Spain; only identifiable by it’s relative position.

  • Anonymous

    I believe this same image has been shown at your site before, in some article including several of this kind of images. Can I be correct, or do I remember wrongly?



  • I guess it’s hard only for those who don’t live in the area. I’ve seen maps like that a million times it was impossible not to spot it.

  • polys

    emm is that the illusion ?
    the mediterranean map ? lol

  • All I see is the Italian Boot…., is there anything ellse I am missing?

  • aira

    nice one

  • Andreas

    My country on the right!


  • Jim Pedigo

    It’s an American Indian looking downward to the left. Am I the only one who see’s it?

  • Kathy

    Yes, I see Italy, but I also see a cow. Does anyone else see it? Italy is like a white stripe down its nose. The black part under the boot is the tip of its nose, the northernmost island to the west of Italy is its eye, and the small bay further west is its ear. Am I the only one who sees it?

  • purplepeopleeater

    i guess it is a map but i think that is way to obvius like that is what they want you to think maybe it is something else

  • k-dawg

    i knew right away that it was the Mediterranean, but i thought there was supposed to be something else….

  • i see italy !!!!!

  • Samuel

    Portugal is missing!!!!!!!!!
    Because it shows only countries bordering the medditerranean it only shows spain portugal is gone highlight the map to see it better. check with other maps and you’ll see.

  • serg

    italy helps

  • GO


  • fab

    easy for italians… :P


    the boot of italy gave it away

  • AJ

    RE: Another Mysterious Fleck –

    At first it looks like a view of europe, africa, india. then turning sideways it looks like The Grinch, a mouse, and bag of toys – the grinch who stole Chritmas! If this is a true vision it is an animation which is quite clever cute! It is different from head sculpt shown is the category clue.

  • cheese

    all i understood was that it was a map, am i missing anything?

  • scotto

    I don’t get it. is it just the mediteranean sea and we’re supposed to be geographically challenged?

  • Shane

    LOL it looks like Colonial Sanders from KFC is you squint xD

  • Samuel Norbury

    haha, I was reading the description, and my eyes shot down for a split second in which I saw italy xD Otherwise I would never have guessed it :P

  • Lia

    hmmmmm… not the most amaising thing ever but still interesting

  • Fred Schlonz

    As the boot is Italy it must be an inverse map.

  • MattM

    If you’re from Europe, you’ll recognise this immediately as a map of the Mediterranean Sea. And a pretty poor one too – north coast of Spain is missing, strait of Gibraltar too wide, Greek coast /islands missing – is that because it’s meant to also look like something else?

  • Diego

    Pretty obvious is the Mediterranean Sea…

  • protania

    i dunno, i’ve no idea about the answer.. T_T

  • Richard

    Well, you are repeating yourself. It’s the same as the second picture in Some Psycological Test Cards

  • mike

    Well thats annoying.. I saw Italy within the 1st two seconds, but I figured that was too obvious. What a scrap illusion…

  • Yikes

    Hm… so what is the solution? As hard as I tried, could only see the Mediterranean sea. Pretty bad map, with some artificial structures. Is that supposed to be a body of someone imposed on a map of Europe? What is it? Didn’t spot it yet :(

  • nysro

    This one is about as bad as you have posted here. It’s not intersting at all.

  • Mr B

    I do believe I’ll be able to see this years from now. If you start to look deeper in to this picture you’ll see two eyes and ………

  • tommy noble

    easiest one yet

  • GG

    i got confused cause i thought it was new Zealand! rofl :P

  • Nemanja Curcic

    I saw it immediatly

  • stanmans

    Too easy, there must be more than meets the eye.

  • Kat

    Saw it after reading the description. Saw the boot, and figuered it out from there. i live in N.A., so it mite hav taken me a little longer

  • David

    Turn the picture 90 degrees to the left and what do you see?

  • Ashe

    this was dumb =_=;;

  • Theo

    Why is this an illusion? It’s obviously the Mediterranean Sea, though the creator got the shape of Cyprus all wrong and thinks that the Peloponnesus is an island.

  • Cecily

    I don’t see the American Indian… Could you point it out, Jim?

  • Franco Miranda


  • koolness

    I tried looking at it for 30 seconds then looking at the ceiling and I saw a fish next to a whale. But maybe I’m just weird like that…

  • Kathy

    Am I the only one who sees the cow?!

  • badger 5

    surely it cant just be the Mediterranean??? i live in Europe and this is a very poor geographical map….. im guessing there is somthing hidden and it is deliberatley like this …… but i cant see it – can anyone else? =$

  • aaa

    there is a face on the top right corner

  • Natalie

    I just see a big fat guy holding onto a triangle figure that looks like it could be a snow mobile or jet ski, something of that sort, leaping across to the right towards the section in which the figure of the boot is located, I don’t see cow or american indian. I’m guess the reason this illusion is so significant is because of all the random things people see when the map is inverted like it is.

  • DontWorry

    what the hell is this?
    like… it makes NO sense.

  • some guy

    i read the description and thought it would be like the dancers that were shown a couplr of months ago. as soon as i looked at it i saw the ‘big boot’ of italy…..


  • Pooner

    worst. illusion. ever.


  • RJ

    Some people are missing the point – what has been seen CANNOT be unseen.

    I have the same problem looking at the moon – when I was 10 some one helped me see ‘the man in the moon’ because all I could ever see was craters, and now all I can see when I look at the moon is that damned profile. Is there any method to get your brain to ‘reset’ an image like this? I’ve tried everything and can’t get rid of that damn guy.

  • paul

    think outside the box.

    yes it looks like part of europe asia and africa, BUT

    there is an afterimage of a bird in flight.

  • naomi

    I see the coast of the sea and sicily and italy

  • ali

    Its the europe map,easy

  • Danielle S

    i could see it was Europe without you telling me

  • FriDgE

    Actually, its not a map of Europe…

    Its a piece of a map for sure, but not Europe.

    Its the mediterranean sea.

  • tristin

    now i see europe, italy gave it away

  • Todd

    If it weren’t for Italy I would never have figured it out.

    • ohmygosh

      hey, i live in australia, basically on the other side of europe, so I had no IDEA!!!

  • Wiggele

    i right away knew i should look at the white instead of the black but i couldnt really lol, had to read comments

  • Its a map I can see Italy

  • Balsiefen

    What the hell? I’ve just spent ages trying to work out what the illusion was. The fact that its an outline of the med is so obvious that I thought that there was something else in the image.

    I’m really stumped as to why people take time to get it.

  • Sean

    It’s a person I think. Lying down sideways. The two white spots are eyes. He’s wearing a strange funny big crown :D the rest is his body and deformed legs. Anyone agree?

  • And I thought there was something hidden INSIDE the map xD

  • Jeff

    it’s not a map.. the illusion is the dot

  • ltyson

    hey!!! i think i see a cow too whoever sed that. lol but i dont no why it is in the after images section lol istared for a minute but coudnt see anything after when i looked at something white. might just be me seeing the cow tho lol

  • I saw that it was Europe immediately. I just thought there was more to it than that. I was looking for an alternative reality. I hope that everyone notices that Italy looks like a boot kicking Sicily.

  • don

    Italy gave it away :D

  • Danielle

    Hey admin guy….what the hell is the image? Some say map…some say cow. What the hell is it?

  • Can’t figure this one out. Would’ve helped if the OP actually posted the solution and not make us wonder for the rest of our lives. LOL.

    • fdskghlkjdfg

      its a map of europe

  • Stefanie

    Well I think it’s a witch walking with a baby car in her hand.

    You see this if you laying sidewards, so turn 90 degrees to your left and you see it

    She is wearing a kind of ‘joker’ hat



    • emily

      i think you’re on to something….

  • Christy

    This picture looks like Captain Hook! The 2nd splotch from the left is Smitty stretching from a cliff holding a bag and stepping into the alligator’s mouth. Captain Hook is on the boat and the last splotch to the right is an indian!

  • Indaloman

    Its a guy doing something very illegal with a dog!!!!!!!!!!!

    How do I post an illusion on here

  • andrew

    I saw a bat flying after a bug…. apparently not though. HAHA

  • Jez

    I see Italy.

  • i feel im fl y ing into the heaven

  • andrea

    OMG! Thank you Stephanie and Christy for the belly laff this a.m. Creative minds @ work! Had been racking my brain, and its A MAP…. Italy is the first thing you see! Was trying to look deeper…

  • there is a face at the top left corner though

  • Vicki

    Well i saw something totally dfferent i saw the KFC man.

  • (Anonymous)

    This is a MAP for those that doesn’t understand it meditterean sea or how ever you spell it :p the italy shoe reminds me :P

  • brian


  • Phil

    This is what you call an illusion? Who do I talk to about reclaiming the last thirty seconds of my life?

  • Thomas Mostyn

    i can see 2 things. a man blowing out smoke ( the mans on the right)

    and euorope (without italy i wouldnt of seen that)

  • qwertyuiop

    I saw that within like 5 secs.
    Its a map of Europe.
    Italy gave it away

  • Guys, It’s not a map or a cow… It’s a moose :D

  • Jade Hachem

    The boot gave it away, really.

  • Naddle

    I’m so confused, what is the illusion?
    I see the dot, I see the Mediterranean, but what is it?

  • Ersan

    Focus on white parts. It’s Mediterranean see. You can begin from Turkey on the right side.

  • jose

    its an illusion where you stare at it than close your eyes while facing light or by looking at a white piece of paper. i can still see the image am i wrong a b—d going left f—–g towards a t—

  • jennifermm

    i c london
    i c france
    i c italy @ a glance

  • looks like bad santa gettin a blowjob from a midget

  • imnottellingyoumyname


  • John

    It’s a moose! Or a cupcake… RUBBER PIGGY!

  • Claude

    Wait, so you’re supposed to see the mediterrian region? O_O But I saw that the first time I looked at the picture. x.x’

  • ohmygosh

    I see it now, but it doesn’t look like europe on the map…is it really europe? I dont know….cause i don’t know what europe looks like really.

  • Neil

    This isn’t an optical illusion. It’s just a map of southern Europe which, like others, I spotted immediately. Stupid.

  • hotz

    FriDgE this is europe and north africa where you think it is the mediterranean sea??

  • Jaden

    I see a jester riding a camel if you thurn 90 degrees counterclockwise.

  • Jha Yne

    at first i didn’t notice it when i was trying to figure whatever image is in there, but now i can see the DOT.. and the poster is right, i’m not able not to see it anymore.

  • Anonymous

    I saw that right away without looking at the comments i saw italy :D

  • Somebody

    Something I Saw
    Turn The Picture To 90˚ Degrees Left
    What Do You See?

  • shanti

    Looks like a ghost….

  • Somebody

    Ohh, Now I Get It. Spain Is On The Left Side And Italy Is In The Middle. Awesome!!

  • Jess

    Oh I see Italy- the boot shaped country

    the black is the meditarraean sea

  • Italy Turkey blah blah its europe!!! -at first i thought it was an really old woman wearing a crown cooking in a big pot-_- taked me 20 min.!!!

  • Harvey

    Italy Turkey blah blah its europe!!! -at first i thought it was an really old woman wearing a crown cooking in a big pot-_- taked me 20 min.!!!

  • scazza

    i saw this 1 year ago or close to it and i still saw it

  • pinkerz

    i dont get this…somebody please explain… :S

  • Is it something other than europe? cos that’s all i see….

  • pokemon boy1

    all i see is italy

  • herky stubby

    I can’t see anything! try to click my name, its a cool stuff!

  • PurpleButtons

    I see a boot…..

  • L.C.Thinh

    It’s exactly Mediterranean in black! I can see at above Italy, Spain, Turkey in white. At the right down corner is a part of Red sea..

  • Kavon Jackson

    Actually for all these people trynna found out what it is , its not anything , unless you look at it for like 30 sec. then look somewhere else . Cuz its a afterimage .

  • Rebecca

    I got this within like 5 seconds. Lol. :b I recognized italy

  • Maja

    Too easy.. seriously? I can’t make it out to be anything other than the mediterranean..

  • mike

    looks like europe, you know how i know, because italy looks like a boot

  • areva

    It’s Europe, but what’s the illusion?
    I don’t get it..

  • Vinnie

    It’s the Mediterranean sea!!!!!!

  • Matthew

    Am I meant to be seeing anything other than Italy?

  • rafael

    Edd from Ed, Edd & Eddy XD

  • Sandiago

    it is the English channel bottom white is France top white is England’s bottom and the black is the English channel!

  • Ahmed

    what’s the illusion in this ??

  • ialeksei

    took 5 seconds to see its europe… was that the illusion?

  • Dazza

    Why don’t people simply say what the so call illusion is meant to be.
    I might be dumb but what the #$%$%$ is the ILLUSION meant to be!
    Its rubbish how so many on this site seem to treat others like idiots with stupid “ILLUSIONS” like this. The idea I thought of this sight is to share illusions, not hide them!

  • Simmons

    The Mediterranean Sea – simple as that

  • Jesse’

    I saw a whale?

  • Kiera

    ok… it is one of those “stare at it for 30 seconds, then look away and blink rapidly” images, the actual optical allusion is a man looking down, or at least, that’s what I saw.

  • pokia

    It isn’t Europe exactly… it’s the Mediterranean and Black sea. You actually see bits of Europe Asia and Africa. Oh and on the bottom right corner a bit of the red sea

  • Princess

    It’s not a map. It’s 2 campers camping marshmallows on a bonfire.

  • Zipbox

    XD wow you are dum!
    that’s the Mediteeranea! how did you got to europe?

  • dale d

    please give us dummies a solution

  • aaDAMAN

    Took me few seconds but realized it’s the Mediterranean sea :D

  • Anonymous

    Um… I can still see it… Is it supposed to go away after a day or something? it’s been a few minutes and I can still see it… If you want to know what it is, read on…if you don’t then don’t..
    I think it’s a ban holding a bag and I don’t know a whole a other bunch of people trying to get that bag…if you know what I mean…

  • ShamRocks

    personaly after staring at the dot and looking at a blank sheet of white paper I seen what looked like a dragon blowing fire….

  • Rose Barlow

    I see a whale a dolphin and a goat eating a tank lol.

  • someone

    yup, Italy definitely gave it away!

  • Comfyman

    It is not a map of Europe. It is a map of the Mediterranean Sea!

  • Maheep

    it’s definitely the Mediterranean sea
    (water’s black and land’s white)

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