In case you don’t know, pareidolia is “the tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern.”

In other words…you’re seeing things, friends!

But don’t get alarmed, we all do it from time to time. Like when you see faces or animals in clouds, or on buildings, or on cracked sidewalks. Or maybe even in your food or your coffee.

Are you ready to see some really good examples of pareidolia?

Let’s take a look!

1. Trying to escape its shell.

Where do you think you’re going, friend?

I thought this gourd looked like a snail.
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2. This is not a good sign.

You better run for it!

Godzilla Cloud
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3. A big thumps up from this eggplant!

You’re doing a great job!

Best eggplant ever 😎👍
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4. This one is kinda scary.

Stay away from that tree.

This tree looks like Swamp Thing
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5. There’s no doubt about that.

Well, aren’t you a cute little guy?

The piece of paper that is frozen to the back of my fridge looks like a wiener dog.
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6. I think there’s a frog on your porch.

Nothing to be alarmed about, I’m just letting you know.

This knot in the wood looks like a Frog
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7. I feel like I’m being yelled at.

You see it, don’t you?

8. Just like a little kitty.

Well, isn’t that cute?

This blob of hand cream i squeezed on my hand looks like a kitten
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9. I saw what you did!

Yes, you’re being judged.

Whilst walking into a kitchen I saw this guy
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10. This is so cool!

I don’t think this will ever happen again. EVER.

Sun’s reflection on my drinking glass creates Bart Simpson’s skull.
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11. A ghost rising out of the coffee.

I like this one a lot.

The steam from this coffee looks like a triumphant ghost.
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12. You haven’t lost it…yet.

Yes, I see it, too!


Now I’m gonna be seeing things everywhere…

How about you?

Does this happen to you sometimes?

If so, tell us your stories in the comments. And please share some photos with us if you have them.

Thanks a lot!