I did indeed have a late lunch of chiles rellenos today, and oy, were they good! This is my go-to restaurant in Hyde Park now: even the tortillas are homemade.
On my way to the restaurant, I saw this burnt spot on a telephone pole (photo below) which to me is a case of pareidolia.
I immediately thought it looked like George Harrison, but a friend I showed it to said it “looked like a turkey butt.”
What do you think?
27 thoughts on “Pareidolia (guess the image)”
I think I see Jesus.
I’m going with turkey butt.
I think it looks like your “is it Jerry Coyne or Cat Stevens?” photo!
It reminds me of the botched “restoration” of Ecce Homo (Behold the Man) into Ecce Mono (Behold the Monkey).
Turkey butt ..
A cat with its mouth open is looking into the black pipe I’m in.
The definition of pareidolia reminded me of something I came across that said Americans are exceptional in that they see patterns where none exist.
A cat walking away.
I immediately thought it looked like George Harrison..
My initial thought was WTAF? – then I scrolled down and saw the photo of George and have to concede that our host has a point. Uncanny!
Sorry, boss, but I think you’ve been drinking some of that tea their dentist buddy dosed George and John with the first time they took a trip. 🙂
Donald Trump on a good day!
I see a dog from this angle: https://www.flickr.com/photos/benmacaskill/43293863672/
It’s a very scary skull with no jaw set in black. Something with unusual teeth arrangement has punctured the top.
Looks like a burn mark in the wood. (Boring answer, I know.)
By the way, at the entrance to the parking garage of building 36 (completed in about 1995) at the corporate headquarters of a well-known software company in Redmond, Washington, there is a swirl of imperfections in the concrete that for all the world looks like the Virgin Mary (more accurately, like pictures I’ve seen of same). I’ll take a picture of it at some point.
Nothing, not even after seeing George
Everyone is wrong. 🙂 You have to flip it over vertically. I did it in photoshop, but don’t know how to attach photos, so can’t share. But the two U-nails create eyelids and your mind does the rest. It’s a vampire of sorts to me…very scary looking and cool.
No George for me. I see the head of a snapping turtle, being swallowed up by a tar pit.
A human eye rotated through 90 degrees.
Frank Zappa worked better for me than George Harrison, but I’m actually thinking Robert Smith now.
I’m constantly amazed when I read Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence” at his visual acuity to “see the world in a grain of sand”.
I’ve looked at a lot more grains of sand than the average Gravel Inspector, and I’ve never seen more than the hints of the rise and erosion of a Himalayan-scale mountain range. But to see the whole world … that Blake had some serious eyeballs.
Turkey running toward George Harrison, low-angle.