Did you just see an image of a mouse in your coffee stain? Maybe you also saw a frog leaping in the clouds.
Being able to see images or patterns from unrelated objects is called “Pareidolia.”
By definition, Pareidolia is:
“The tendency to perceive a specific, often meaningful image in a random or ambiguous visual pattern.”
We all experience this from time to time. Kids often play this as they try to look for shapes, animals, and even letters in the clouds.
As adults, we can see more complex images. Some are cool, and some a little bit creepy.
How often do you experience Pareidolia?
We’ve compiled 40+ of the best Pareidolia images that went viral, and they will surely entertain you.
Don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite.
1. Shocked door handle
Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone or something who knows exactly what you feel?
Just as this man accidentally pulled the door handle off, he and the door lock both looked shocked!
Look at the door lock’s eyes or screws and see how much he is in disbelief!
2. Dragon tree
There is no way you wouldn’t notice how this old tree looks like a dragon.
It even looks like it has been buried a long time in the forest. A bit creepy but definitely fascinating.
3. Please, let us out!
Having fresh veggies is nice, but watch out! You might see them try to ask for help.
Look at these three bell peppers who try their best to ask anyone for help.
4. Wood watcher
When you are enjoying your morning jog and then you see this.
Hmmm, might as well turn around and go back home.
5. Unique fossil
Fossils are so cool. They tell a story that happened a long time ago, and anyone who is fascinated by them knows how hard it is to come across a unique fossil like this one.
Just look at the shape of this rock that resembles a face, and the fossils look like eyes staring directly at you.
6. Mother Nature
This photo shows two rocks that look like a mother who is breastfeeding her baby.
It’s really beautiful if you would ask us.
7. The face of a banana
This slice of banana looks exactly like this person’s dog. What a coincidence!
However, we don’t think the dog is amused at all.
8. Meet the muppet lady
Did you grow up watching The Muppets or Sesame Street? Well, you know exactly what this lady’s hair and sunglasses look like.
She looks like a muppet looking directly at the person who’s taking a picture and asking, “What are you looking at?”
9. Don’t look at me like that
These two electric switches look like they want to say something really important.
It seems like they are very dirty and want to let their owner know that he needs to at least wipe the dirt off of them.
10. The Ent
Are you familiar with Ents? Maybe, you have seen them in movies but have you ever seen a real one? Just look at this tree!
It looks like an Ent. It’s too real that you would have second thoughts going near it.
11. Angry crab samurai
This crab has a secret. He’s a samurai, and he’s not so happy about being caught.
Kidding aside, he does look scary.
12. Croc in the sky
Do you still remember when we were kids, and we look at clouds, trying to see if we can see a rabbit, an elephant, or a hat?
Well, this is a grown-up version, a big croc with the sun as its eyes. So cool!
However, we are a little bothered that the person who took the photo seems to be driving.
13. Pick me
Isn’t it fun to pick fruits from your farm or garden? But what if the fruit you have been waiting for looks like this?
Instead of you eating it, it looks like it is the one who’s going to eat you.
14. Snow lizard
This man was in the right place at the right time. He was able to take a photo of the snow on top of this mountain that looks exactly like a giant lizard!
15. Pigeon poop art
Who would have thought that pigeons are natural artists?
As they say, one can create art with anything, even with poop.
This pigeon pooped this portrait of himself. Maybe a souvenir for the person who found it?
16. Potato face
While peeling a potato, this man saw that it looked like a sad face.
We understand! How can you continue peeling this sad face potato?
17. Rusty artist
This photo looks like a legit painting of a dog!
However, according to the person who posted it, it’s just rust.
Well, we didn’t know that rust and water stains can create such stunning art!
18. A cat or a crow?
When you first looked at this photo, what did you see first?
A black cat or a crow? It’s really a cat but somehow, most people see a crow first.
19. Elephant muffin
Usually, when our cupcakes overflow, it becomes quite a mess, but not this one.
This one looks like an elephant and it’ll be so fun to decorate too. Don’t you think so?
20. Good morning coffee
Are you a coffee lover? Coffee can give us the boost that we need for the whole day, and it’s a plus if your coffee is as happy as this one.
What a cutie!
21. New shell
Isn’t eggciting to see a hard-boiled egg looking like a snail?
Seems that a snail has found a new type of shell!
22. The grinch bikini
This bikini looks like it is up to no good. Plus, if you wear this, people will definitely stare at you.
23. Hi there!
This car seat couldn’t be more welcoming! Though he could definitely use some shower but all in all, anyone would love to have him a happy car seat.
24. Granpa potato
This potato has lived a full and happy life. Now, he’s ready to be baked and couldn’t be happier to turn to something delicious.
25. Grumpy old bush
This old bush wants everyone to know that he is not happy. Look at him! He definitely needs to be trimmed.
26. I can fly!
This may be the happiest projector mount that we have ever seen. Just look at it! It seems to be flying and he’s so proud of it!
27. Happy dent
We have never seen a car dent look so cute and happy before. We could learn something from this car.
Even if you’re faced with trials, you can still choose to smile.
28. Eating the moon
This looks like a monster eating the moon! The photographer took his time and captured a series of photos as the moon slowly came closer to the rock’s “mouth.”
We also love how the little bush above the rock looks like hair.
29. Mike Wazowski, is that you?
Are you Mike Wazowski? Maybe he’s in hiding. That’s why we don’t see so much of him lately. What do you think?
30. Eagle orchid
Orchids are stunning, that’s why people take good care of them.
Their flowers are unique, gorgeous, and can sometimes look like eagles.
Or maybe it looks like a pokemon? What do you think?
31. Goddess of the orange
We didn’t even know that there’s an orange goddess, but here she is. She’s so beautiful! Next time you eat an orange, try to see if the goddess shows.
32. Always stay positive
This toilet bowl is sending us a message. He wants us to know that even if life is hard, you can still be positive and happy.
33. Pole dancing
Oh, how sweet it is to see two poles dancing.
We’re wondering what song was on when they did this? Have you ever seen two poles dancing like this?
We’re guessing careless whisper?
34. Dino cactus
This massive cactus looks like a happy dino. Isn’t he adorable? Just look how tiny those tourists are.
35. Terrified socks
This poor sock is terrified to get worn! Maybe we know the reason why.
Keeping a smelly foot cozy isn’t really what you call a dream job, right?
36. Runny nose
This sink looks adorable even though it looks like it is having a terrible runny nose. Give this sink a tissue, please!
37. The sorting cone
If Harry Potter has sorting hats, this location has its very own sorting cone. We are wondering what are the choices? Any ideas?
38. Buffed carrot
This carrot is quite intimidating. Just look at its muscles! He can work as a bouncer or even a model for body-building competitions!
39. Just chillin
After a snowstorm, the owner of this car was shocked to see that “cool” reaction from his car. Guessed he got his day off and was just chilling all night. Get it?
40. Dog stick
This dog stick is literally a stick with an image of a dog. How cool is that? What can be a cool name for this? Wood stick? Dog stick?