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optical illusions

  1. Paul_Exeter

    Magnetic Hill Optical Illusion On The Isle Of Man

    Some old school Forteana here, came across this entry in the excellent 'UK Paranormal database': Anti-Gravity Hill Location: Shanklin (Isle of Wight) - Nansen Hill, between Shanklin and Bonchurch Type: Other Date / Time: Still present? Further Comments: A newspaper from 1961 featured Nansen...
  2. maximus otter

    The Crooked House In Himley: The Pub Where Coins 'Roll Uphill'

    The Crooked House, in Himley, West Midlands, has attracted fans from the four corners of the world since it became a pub in the 1830s. And it's all down to its odd structure and crooked bar. Said to be a favourite of visitors, the building slants to the left and is decorated with crooked...
  3. Yithian

    Deceptive Perspective

    I'd be most grateful if somebody could explain clearly what this photograph shows. I am unable to distinguish which things seem large because they are near and which appear small beause they are farther away. I know only that it's 'a hotel' but my mind keeps telling me it's a miniature set. I'm...
  4. sherbetbizarre

    Photos You Need To Really Look At To Understand

    25 Photos You Need To Really Look At To Understand http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/photos ... understand Mod Edit: Original link dead, archived version below https://web.archive.org/web/20140311131357/https://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/photos-you-really-need-to-look-at-to-understand It's...
  5. M


    I am suprised this kind of thing hasn't got its own thread (or I've missed it) as cities in the air come up occasionally: Source Link is dead. The MIA news story (quoted in full above) can be accessed via the Wayback Machine...
  6. G

    The Optical Illusions Thread

    I love a good optical illusion, and think they deserve their own thread. So this is it! Here's a damn jollly good page of illusions ... I especially like the wheels that appear to rotate as you move your head towards the monitor ... absolutely mental...
  7. M

    Brocken Spectre (A "Glory")

    (Copied / transplanted from the Weird Weather thread) Here's some nice piccies of some of these phenonoma. Jane. Here's the relevant text and a photo from the cited webpage ... Yet another colorful and rare phenomenon, the Brocken spectrum (also know as a glory), here a picture taken in...