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Paredolia Illusion

Take a look at this photograph from the early 20th century. It has not been retouched, nor is it a double exposure. It looks like a big face has been plopped into the middle of it, an example of pareidolia {wiki}, the tendency for human brains to interpret patterns as meaningful, like seeing a face when there is no face. For an explanation of what this photo really is, see the post at Historic LOLs. Link

Update: Commenter MosselKots has images spelling out both ways of looking at this picture, in case that will help you see it.

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No probs, Jessss. I'm just too used to seeing the religion-bashing axes that some folks like to grind at every opportunity.

I agree with you that these superstitious face-finding miracles are pretty loopy.
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