Real-life Jesus Afterimage


jesus afterimage optical illusion animationThere’s an old saying which points that keeping your mouth shut, is better than telling much without saying anything. Would you buy it, if I told you this was the sole reason you were deprived of new optical illusion yesterday? Naaah, didn’t think you would ;) The real cause is I’m having some workers over my new place, so have to stay with them at the “construction” site, and give guidelines how I want my things done.

Suzanne sent us an interesting animated gif, which is identical to Babunda’s video submission. Check out the animation on your right. Wait for it to cycle back to colorized version, and then stare at the black dot for few seconds. After some time, identical black and white portrait will appear, but if you followed my procedure correctly, you’ll be able to see Jesus in full color! Don’t take me for granted, but I think #Jesus is one of the most occurring tags in our archives. It would be safe to say we are in need for new category to contain these. If you are into color adapting illusions, and would like to see more where these came from, be sure to check the Afterimage category.

  • This is great :)

  • IhateUbadGUYS


  • Nobody

    a fan, but I’m sorry that was just stupid. That’s not an optical illusion.

    • Haley

      is too

    • Moillusionlover

      is three

  • Nobody

    wow moderation lol whatever

  • Chris

    This is awesome. i always wondered how that happens

  • Wow



  • Bruges

    didnt work for me for some reason…

  • jenny

    It switches too quickly, leaving no time for the image too “sink in” completely–making the illusion not work correctly.

  • jenny

    hey wuts up?

  • It takes some time, but it does work. It’s very interesting how our minds handle color this application is really neat. I would not be surprised if some people don’t see the color. Please keep them coming! Yes indeed, yes indeed.

  • ky

    First comment!! This one was good! Thanks!

  • Jordan

    woah.. coolest one for a while

  • Awesome Anonymous

    This is cool. i like afterimage illusions. they fall under MY definition of illusion. there are a lot of illusions on this site that could be found under Cool Picture on a google search.

  • soo cool. It would be much better if the colourized version lasted a little longer in the animation so the after-image would be even more impressive.

  • No one,


  • MG-Speed

    wow… how could our eyes (or brain) invert the negative image and put colours in the grayscale image?

    I really like it…
    regards from Mexico

  • qwertyuiop

    pretty cool illusion

  • Flying purple people eater

    I think if you stear at the black dot in the center of the picture with the negative effect then when it changes to its normal colour your still supposed to see the negitive effect of the pictre???
    im not sure.

  • C.C

    woo first post!
    this is pretty good i like illusions like this

  • sona

    doesn’t work for me at all :s

  • edthedish


  • edthedish

    Oh I see now…..

  • Tinker

    WOH, that was so cool!

  • omg worked first time!FULL colour!

  • Renee

    This was a AWESOME ILLUSION, It worked for me the second time I tried it a I Loved the Jesus Picture also, I am a Christian and we need more things like this, Thank You- That was Great…

  • Slopppy is is nice

    if you save this and go onto paint and invert the colours it will have changed to full colour! try it!

  • Chinonso Chinny Enwerem

    WOW I love it

  • FLiTz

    jesus is just sepia.

  • awesom

    this does not work at all it does not change to color at all stupid illusion

  • Monica

    that was entertaining

  • Jess

    It seems cool…but it didn’t work for me :/
    Is it because I blinked too much?

  • jeremy

    i wouldnt call that full color

  • Tanner

    if you close one eye when staring at the negative image it looks 3d when you open it after it switches to B&W

  • Datta Prakash

    That’s really great! It works.


    sweet! i saw it!

  • wait…. who’s jesus?

    • Kyler Freeman

      Wow ur stupid Jesus is the one who made us

  • Guest

    Amy u don’t know who Jesus is im 9 and hes the person who made us

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