Moving Clouds Optical Illusion


My first intention was to show you this impossible staircase, where two people are climbing it in opposite directions. What struck me, I viewed this image from another angle, and as I moved my eyes arround it, I got impression the clouds are really moving! Maybe I’m going nuts from all of these illusions I see every day, but maybe, just maybe I could be right? Can you post your thoughts? Thank you…

  • Zombie

    Totally wicked. My dead friends would flip.

    P.S.) I know I’m expressionless. You don’t have to tell me.

    • Dovahkiin

      Well you are a zombie BD XD

  • Rich

    I can’t see the moving clouds.. anyone else?

    • chey

      i cant

  • drift

    I love your site, always loved optical illusions like crazy.
    One of yours almost made my flatmate fall over … keep them coming, I’m sure you’ll topple him before too long.

  • Thomas

    You’re nut, sorry…

  • Nicky

    Wooh, very cool pic!

  • Di~

    Can’t see clouds moving either… Really would like though!! But the pic is really cool!

  • Dataceptionist

    now I don’t know whether I see the clouds moving because they are or because you tell me they are…..

  • Ramesh Subramanian

    Nope! i don’t see the cloulds moving..

  • Ldiablo552

    i cant see the moving clouds either…sorry dude. it woulda been cool.

  • drift

    And, uh, yeah, I think you’re going crazy. Those are possibly the most static clouds I’ve ever seen in my life.

  • kiz

    yeah the clouds did seem to move a bit. really cool pic btw

  • Farted

    I see the clouds moving! If you can’t see them moving, look closer to the screen. Hey Zombie, you sound hott! Are you a guy?! :)

  • ?man

    ya i see them moving some look back and fowrth between the two people

  • John

    this sucks, its a like, a conspiracy i tells ya

  • Callie

    I do see the clouds moving, if you move your head to an angle and look at it the clouds do move. So, you’re not crazy.

  • skorpien

    freaky stuff

  • Danny Gali

    Nope, I didn’t see anything moving.

  • RaiderX

    pic is cool, but no moving clouds, sorry

  • Shay

    sori – dnt c n e moving clouds!

  • super dave

    dude what are you smokin
    must be better than what i got!

  • zx

    i cant c dem either

  • weedhead

    i know man wat r u smokin. i dont even smoke that stuff and ill tell you i smoke some good sht. hey dave we should get together sumtyme. peace. bob marley 4 life

  • Sam

    I can definetly see the clouds moving towards me.

  • tom

    i think your goin nut from all the illusions

  • Neo

    I Don’t see anything moving, and as for an impossible staircase where two people climb opposite directions? I don’t see anything impossible about it! Sorry dude.

  • M 2 the H O

    i didnt see nothin but the impossible staircase! sorry

  • cute cat

    i saw it

  • lauren

    I totally see the clouds moving, man! they really aren’t though. I kept my mouse on a certain spot and that certain spot on the cloud never moved

  • kristen

    the clouds are toatally moving UR SITE IS THE BESTEST

  • kels


  • The E-freak

    Cant see the clouds moving either. Why scould they move?!?

  • BurninRubber

    Holy …. THEY’RE MOVING!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH! (why is that so scary?)

  • Pandas

    HHHHMMMMMMM. no clue why it’s so scary cause THEY’RE NOT MOVING. all you people that think they are have probably been looking at too many illusions. sry. As for the impossible staircase, one person is going up, the other going down. no clue what is so impossible

  • Brittanyx3s_yooh

    I’m getting a headache from all these illusions i dont think I can look at another one!!!

  • Its Me

    Yo dude, i think its all the other illusions getting to us!!! I see them move, but my bro don’t, and he’s usually the right one of us!!!

  • Yup<3

    I can see the clouds moving too =] Your not crazy

  • Angie

    I can’t see it:(

  • Detlef und Wesselsky

    We cannot see the clouds move either. We are sorry, it would have been so weird. Wir lieben dich!!

  • Anonymous

    Not an impossible staircase, kuz I couldn’t see either of her feet. But I could see both of her tits! Hubba Hubba!!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry but I do not see any clouds either!

  • Joe

    We can’t see the clouds moving because the shadows on them are natural, and therefore I brains perceive them as being natural. Use photoshop to invert half of the clouds… and THEN we’ll see what happens

  • Olav

    If you indeed view it from a slight left or right of your monitor you get the feeling the clouds are moving… They may or may not but I get the feeling they are…

  • Anonymous

    easy just stand back about 2 meters…. view it from your left or right of your monitor you’ll see it move slightly :)

  • Anonymous

    i want what ever your on ?? there are no moveing clouds look again lol.

  • Anonymous

    move to the right of your moniter and look at the picture… then they move… well it worked for me..

  • michelle

    the clouds appear to be moving only because clouds move very slow. if your stareing at the clouds and think it, it will look like it. but other than that, they aren’t moving.

    cool illusion tho! love the site!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry but I don’t see any clouds moving. You’re going nuts.

    P.S. The Gold ones feet arn’t on the stairs and the silver one looks like he is walking down; Not up in an opposite direction.

  • danielle

    yea the clouds are moving!

  • Joost

    I see them moving allright, but prolly because i move my head :P

  • Anonymous

    i see the cluds movin’ but father i get i think my desktop also moves..=p

  • Anonymous

    your not crazy,i see the moving clouds too. hold your left hand over your right eye take 12 steps back and tilt your head to the left in a 90 degree angle, and the clouds will start to move to the right.try it yourself

  • egorych

    That’s incredible! These clouds really move! Fantastic!

  • Katarina

    I saw the clouds moving, too.You’re not nut, or maybe we both are nut.You see it when you don’t look it very “well”. Look around the picture, don’t focuse on one place.

  • Anonymous

    I SEE IT!!! YIKES, that is soo cool. man, that makes my brain hurt

  • Anonymous

    I See Moving Clouds!

  • Rina

    It looked like they were moving for me.
    But only for about 2 seconds.
    I was moving to the side of the screen then saw it. Heh.

  • Anonymous

    don’t see any moving clouds. sorry

  • get a life farted

    this should go into the impossible objects category

    P.s does the word ‘gory’ come from category

    PP.s get a life farted

    PPP.s well i forgot what i was going to say

  • Cozmik

    I tried looking at the picture from an angle and the clouds seemed to move a little. It may have been because I wanted them to move, but it still gives a good feeling of being up in the air.

  • Anonymous

    no i don”t think it does is stionary

  • Am

    notice how the man is going down and the woman is up?

  • Anonymous

    thats awsome!
    I am in 7th grade and I am doing a report on optical illusions, so I am having a TON of fun looking at all of them and making my head hurt!
    But I was wondering if the clouds in the sky, the ones that move, if they count as optical illusions?

  • Anonymous

    Ewwi! Naki people!!

  • Msmustang

    I dont see the clouds movin i looked 4 lik 10 min. and saw nuthin sry dude i lik ur website alot its my fav website

  • me

    uhh well…..I took anonymous’s idea but it didn’t work. i still can’t see moving clouds

  • amh

    Neither can I “me”.

  • Hi

    I don’t see it !!!! :(

  • syun

    cloud not moving.. so sad…

  • Mandy

    I don’t see the clouds moving.

  • anonimni

    yeah, when i move my eyes, the whole pictures moves, along with my whole room. isn’t that fucking crazy?

    • whi yhou’ need tu kno

      It happens tu mhe all da tiime

  • Nastya

    It’s a .JPEG image! .JPEG images can’t move. Problem solved. :P

  • Artist

    I have followed everyone’s suggestions but still see no moving clouds… really want to experience this, any other suggestions???

  • mR

    still see no moving clouds…

  • Scottie

    The thing is i think that the pic is messed with but in real life i can move the clouds from one side the sky to another… I mean i can take a cloud and split i in half and move it 90 degree around…. i think im the crazy on i have many diffrent things i can do…

  • Abob

    It isnt an impossible object.
    Simple theory: we only see one side, right? What if the other set of stairs was tilted and smaller than the other set so they can’t be seen?

  • alice

    it’s really cool!!! just don’t concentrate on any thing in the picture, and your brain begins to think that they are moving!!!!!

  • Torbjørn Sørheim

    Sorry, I can`t see any movement. So, probably you`r going nuts.

  • says

    Yup, he’s nuts



  • karnivorekidd

    Yes, i see the moving clouds too. If you look at the man or woman hard enougth it will show. But it takes some practice.

  • Stevo

    Cool clouds, we call that moving effect peripheral drift. Differences in illumination tricks the motion system in our brains, in this case it’s the contrast between the different clouds.

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