I have a picture to share that I haven't posted anywhere yet. I'm pretty sure it qualifies as pareidolia and it definitely creeped me out.
My 5-year-old is really really obsessed with astronomy. One night he was looking through his telescope at the moon.
He wanted me to take pictures of what he was seeing. All I had was my phone, so he had me put the phone up to the lens and snap a few pictures. Of
course, they came out pretty craptacular - but I was just sharing in his enthusiasm for the moment. Anyway, I took several pictures quickly through
the lens, and most looked like you would expect... expect for one:
most pics looked like these, then in the middle of all of those was this:
Eek! I don't know how to rotate to show they way it looked on my phone, but it looked 100% exactly like a very creepy eye looking back at us.
Does this qualify as pareidolia? Its not an entire face, just an eye. It must be some sort of trick of light with the lens in the telescope, but
none of the other pictures looked anything like this one.
Still gives me the creeps a bit, even though I have no reason to believe it is anything paranormal.
ETA: Oh, and I will also add that I often hear music and voices in white noise. It took me a long time to figure out this was a fairly common
phenomenon. My brain must just be wired a little funny. I also have the ringing in the ears (silence is VERY loud to me, so I always like to have
some white noise), and "exploding head syndrome" where I hear loud sounds or voices right as I'm falling asleep. None of these are things I really
talk about with anyone, because many would assume it is some sort of psychological issue. I don't believe any of it is paranormal, but just a
somewhat common neurological phenomenon that, for whatever reason, I seem prone to.
Great thread, I'm enjoying this discussion!
edit on 17-5-2014 by VegHead because: added stuff