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human skull illusion

So many optical illusions deal with the macabre. Skulls, for instance, are a common theme among many spooky optical illusions. There’s just something a little creepy about a bare human skull, isn’t there? I know we’ve had a lot of skull illusions on the site in the past, but they never seem to get old. […]

jack o lantern sunset illusion

Good morning! It’s a beautiful fall day here, the sun is shining, and the leaves are…well, most of the leaves are gone, but the ones that are still there are gorgeous shades of gold, orange, and red. It’s a perfect day for curling up in the sun room with a hot cup of coffee and […]

illusion halloween costume 1

Does everyone have their Halloween costumes ready? After all, Halloween is less than a week away. Just for fun, I went poking around on the Internet this morning for some fun and interesting illusion Halloween costume ideas. And, I have to say wow! It’s pretty interesting how creative people can be and what types of […]


In a few more days, the full moon will rise for the month of August. If you’re the type of person who believes in legends, you might be getting ready for the creepy creatures who only come out on the full moon—the werewolves! I’m jumping the gun a little on today’s werewolf illusion, but it […]


Today’s illusion was sent in by Ruben via the Mighty Optical Illusions Facebook page. Thanks, Ruben! In my opinion, an optical illusion doesn’t have to be super complex to be great. Sometimes the simplest illusions are enough to make you stop and go “wow!” That’s what today’s shadow person drawing optical illusion is all about… […]


Sometimes i run across an illusion that’s just plain creepy and gives me the heebie jeebies. Today’s devil illusion is just such an illusion. The creep factor is strong with this one… At first glance, this image looks a little like the devil, or at least a very evil old man. If you look a […]

more zombies appear

I really should have saved today’s illusion for Halloween, but I just couldn’t help myself! This fog illusion is such a a neat and simple illusion, that I just had to share it when I found it! Now, take a good long look at this foggy field, and tell me what you see… Go ahead—stare […]


Summer is here and it’s time for a little summer fun! For kids, that usually means hanging out with their buddies. It also means fun photo ops! Like this photo of three kids huddled together… I’ve gotta say, the angle of the photo is pretty cool. They’ve all got their heads together and they’re looking […]