Eye See You!


George recently shared this magnificent photo on our Facebook channel, where it was voted (by vast majority of our fans) as next featured illusion for our beloved website :D I wasn’t keen on it at first, but it seems that the eyeball in this guy’s sink is one of the best optical illusions our audience has seen in ages. The best things sometimes happen upon us unintentionally, and this is exactly what happened to Liammm when he decided that water circling the drain of his sink would make for a nice photographic subject. Some of our fans even suggested that the illusion is more pronounced when you’re looking at it’s thumbnail, via one of our widgets. Effect in place is called Pareidolia, just FYI.

Out of boredom, I tried to take a photo of my sink draining. I got a photo of an eye shaped whirlpool instead.” – Liammm

  • eric

    crazy! love it

  • suor de sapo

    Interesting, I like pareidolias and never seen anything like this. You can see this shot was taken in northern hemisphere (if not a mirrored photo) because water drains clockwise.

    • Hypersapien

      That’s actually a myth.

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  • bren

    nice shot

  • minecaricature

    saw it on facebook (not through MO) and it is indeed one of the best I’ve seen in a long time.

  • R M Booker

    remind me not to watch my sink emptying in future – I really do not want to see it looking back like this!!

  • Kelsey

    Love this one!

  • mark

    Is that drain located in the Southern Hemisphere?


      What do you think?

  • Denise Sloane

    Big deal Alfred Hitchcock did it first in Psycho

  • I thought this was an actual eye in the thumbnail when I first glanced at it. XD It took me a bit to realize that that was a sink being drained. XDD

  • Jay

    Really cool. When I first saw it on the widget, it actually looked like an eye!

  • Clemmie

    I thought it was an eye until I stared longer! Love it, worth framing.

  • beverly

    if you look at it small, it looks like an eyeball with a contact lens on it.

  • diane

    Love it I see It has made a Hit on lots of forums
    SAW it Here First ;-)

  • AWESOME!!!! this is really cool, I like it.

  • i absolutely love it. wicked

  • If it’s really been made by chance it’s a really lucky strike! Reminds me a bit of the sand-face flowing in the short movie “Solipsist”.

  • Naoh

    Is it the original image? Please, look at this http://imgur.com/541V8

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