Faces in weird places


#1

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#2

In general, I don’t at all like the backpack style purse, but I totally want that one. Looks like one of the door knockers in Labyrinth.


#3

Not exactly related, but still one of my faves…


#4

So glad to learn there is a name for this! There’s a Starbucks that I used to go through the drivethrough at, and just behind it was this house with two rectangular windows and one arched window, arranged in such a way that I could not NOT see it as a face. It was a weird experience. I didn’t really like seeing a house face.


#5

An oldie, but goodie! Why can’t I ever find any of these delightful hooks at the hardware store?


#6

(I found mine at Target.)


#7

I don’t see the face in the sheet on the balcony? I see what looks like a ghost wearing a hoodie, though.


#8

I suppose certain brain states increase pareidolia. I see faces a lot when I’m tired or sleepy. Many a times I get startled when opening my eyes and seeing some ghastly alien mug in the folds of the blankets nearby. It’s like being punk’d by your own brain. I also see crazy, epic scenery and characters in the faint, mottled pattern of the shower curtain. I ought to take my drawing pad in there at some point.

My 5 year-old is in the same boat: We have to cover various furniture/implements in her room at night because she sees “angry/scary” faces.


#9

Then the door was open and the wind appeared
The candles blew then disappeared
The curtains flew then he appeared


#10

Do potatoes in weird places count?


#11

The #8 chair in the list was actually designed to make that shadow.


#12

The face on the building in #14 almost certainly is intentional too.

Also, I thought the “blender” (#7) was actually more “Horrified at what it just did” than “beaming with accomplishment”


#13

You mean that’s NOT a potato?!?!


#14

https://twitter.com/facesinthings is worth a follow for more pareidolia photos.


#15


#16

https://twitter.com/facespics


#17

This reminds me of one time, I was coming home from a hard day at the office, and I saw my old partner’s face in the door knocker.

His face. It was not in impenetrable shadow as the other objects in the yard were, but had a dismal light about it, like a bad lobster in a dark cellar. It was not angry or ferocious, but looked at me as he used to look: with ghostly spectacles turned up on its ghostly forehead.

The hair was curiously stirred, as if by breath or hot air; and, though the eyes were wide open, they were perfectly motionless. That, and its livid colour, made it horrible; but its horror seemed to be in spite of the face and beyond its control, rather than a part or its own expression.


#18

I’m thinking…Satan?


#19

That is a native american museum in Niagara Falls. It is designed to look like a turtle. Used to drive by it all the time.


#20

I just saw an article earlier this week about that, however, now my searches are failing me.