# How Many Circles Optical Illusion

By on June 15, 2014, with 14 Comments

Sunday is here, which means one more day of the weekend to enjoy! Hope everyone is having a great weekend, and it is time for another stunning optical illusion! This is a very special illusion because once again, the eyes will see something, but the mind may see something else, or vice versa! This illusion asks the question, how many circles do you see and… how many do you see? Do you see one circle, the black one, or do you see the black circle plus 16 more?

The problem with this illusion is the fact that the squares are a lot more obvious than the circles that are hidden within them. However, if you stop a moment, you will then see the 16 circles. See them now?

Ready for another illusion that will make you do a double take? This hidden word illusion is actually quite challenging because it is pretty hard to make out what the word says. There are some letters that are perfectly clear, but others that are not, but go ahead and try it. When you think you have figured it out, go ahead and leave a comment with your best guest or, you can always check the comments for a much needed hint as to what the word is! Good luck!

• xoxo

technically i see 17 including the little black dot :) Great illusion though :)

• Tulex

16, 17 counting the dot.

• Tulex

Oh wait, add 9 more, so 25, 26 with the dot.

• MajorWebUser

16 (plus the black dot)

• Fergus Gallagher

I see 17.

• Mitchell Silverman

See it. Just have relax your eyes. they are between the rectangles. Think Jupiter.

• Chak

Do I see them now? No.

• just

17 :)

• GARY

16

• Dave

Good one!
I was SURE there was just the one black circle, but changing my perspective I was able to find all the other circles.

• Munnings

Took me a few seconds but then wow! Great illusion

• suor de sapo

4×4+1=17

• Mitchell Silverman

If you lean far back you can see on the right 3 whole, light shaded ellipticals and 2 half ellipticals at top and bottom.
Each horizontally oriented elliptical frames one of the rectangles in the 3rd column on the right,
like this (where the X represents the rectangle :

(X)
(X)
(X)

• blake

16 because the circle in the middle is a hole or the dotted lines