Hey, I haven’t posted a fun pareidolia (patterns that look like faces or figures) news article in a while, and this is a good one: a man in Finland found this interesting image on his wall:
[Here's the Google translation into English.]
Of course, the article claims it looks like the Virgin Mary.
Now look: I know that the standard depiction of Mary is usually with her head bent, covered in a cowl, with a robe of some sort. That kind of figure lends itself to pareidolia — it’s an easy shape to make, from oil stains to an MRI. But this is a pretty far cry from even that! Unless Mary’s head is a perfect sphere.
It looks very much like this is a simple reflection off a window or other shiny object. The way the light plays on the wall makes that clear. Of course, I cannot rule out a supernatural influence… so if it’s not Mary, who is it?
I have a hunka hunka burnin’ suspicion:
Of course, that picture of The King is from his album called… "Promised Land".
Tip o’ the sequined cape to Timo Jousimo.
Links to this Post
- Presleidolia | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine | gerardsedwin | August 15, 2011