It certainly does not appear to be true, but the two monsters shown in this illustration are identical in size. It looks like the monster in the background is significantly larger than the one in the foreground (maybe even twice the size). This was originally published in Roger Shepard’s book “Mind Sights” in 1990. In […]
Have a look at today’s image that was created by Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. We’ve posted images similar to this one in the past, but I thought that it was a pretty good representation of an old optical illusion concept. Each of the rings are circles, even though they certainly […]
In this variation of the Cafe Wall illusion, created by Alan Stubbs, the vertical gray lines between the black and white squares appear to be quite wavy. If you take a straight edge (like a sheet of paper or a ruler), however, and hold it up to the lines, you will find that they are […]
This brief video shows a pair of circles that appear to be very warped or distorted. Using circles cut out from a sheet of white paper, the creator of this video demonstrates that there is nothing warped about them at all. Even after you know the truth, once the white circle cut outs are removed, […]
In this new twist on an old optical illusion, two spaceships can be seen flying through a wormhole. The spaceship in the front appears to be significantly smaller (maybe half as big?) than the one behind it. Surprisingly, however, both spaceships are the exact same size. The wings of the spaceship in the back are […]
The sphere that is placed closest to you looks to be about half the size as the sphere in the background. Surprisingly, both spheres are exactly the same size. If you don’t believe it, grab a ruler and measure them both to confirm. For a similar effect, be sure to revisit the SUV Illusion where […]
In this brief video from Scientific American, the Ames Room illusion is demonstrated and then completely revealed. If you are not familiar with an Ames Room, first have a look at this vintage Ames Room illusion photograph. Now watch the video and see exactly how this trick is done.