posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 07:15 AM
Did you people even bother to read his post?
I expected more of you! He wasn't saying "OMG! I have a mothman/angel/shadowdaemon in my living room!" - he was saying "Here's a shadow caused by
the wierd positioning of lights - shadow-images should nearly always be discredited."
And then you come along and treat him like he thought it was real?
So once again, I ask, did you even bother to read the post?
Anyways, Yarcofin, I agree with you. This is a PERFECT example of how placements of lights can cause odd shadows, but it is ALSO a perfect example of
how the human mind searches for related images all on its own.
I mean look at your thoughts, as well as the first reply, you thought "boogie-man (essentially the moth-man)" then "angel". The second poster,
since he didn't read your post, also thought there was an angel-figurine in front of the candle.
Why did we all think angel? Why do we see an angel? It is but the light from the candle passing up-wards through the lamp, which causes a shadowed
figure to appear on the wall. Why do we associate two large "flaps" of shadow, a bulbous "head", and a "robe" as an angel?
Why not a bird-man? Why not a lamp?
I think it helps show how we have tendencies to see what we WANT to see, and not really what is there. Tricks of the eyes ladies and gentlemen, tricks
of the eyes.