posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 08:52 AM
reply to post by lyons666
I suggest you read up on the "phenomenon" of Pareidolia. I also have a thread looking at it here:
Pareidolia, Matrixing, Simulacrum and the Paranormal
It's where something insignificant is perceived as significant. It typically is a vague, obscure image or sound that is interpreted as being
something more. Examples include seeing images of Jesus Christ in burn markings on a piece of toast or seeing the man on the moon. In practice the
Rorschach inkblot test uses pareidolia to gain insight into a person's mental state. The ink blots alone are designed to be insignificant images but
the responses they illicit in people are representative of the significance that the person's perception places on the images.
Matrixing is the term the Ghost Hunters use to describe the misidentification of something ordinary as something unusual. It comes into play most
often when people take photographs and spot something in the picture they are sure was not there when the photo was taken. Often, it is a face or
figure and seems to be human.
Why Does Matrixing Happen?
One explanation is that recognizing other humans, and the faces of parents, is the first skill a baby learns. Pattern recognition of this sort is also
a survival tool, giving the earliest humans a way to spot predators in hiding. The skill is so fundamental that, when presented with a random set of
patterns the human brain attempts to make sense of what it sees. If it can possibly resolve that random pattern into a familiar object or image, it
Here's an example as well:
What you see is a face here, right? Well no, actually what you're looking at is nothing but 3 circles and a single line. Hardly the characteristic of
a face and yet we recognzie it as nothing but this.. this is because, as the laws of Pareidolia and matrixing suggest, we're quite literally
hardwired to see faces and or familiar shapes. It doesn't matter if it's in the clouds where's It's most popularly characterized, in an orb, or,
indeed, in a shed _ We see faces everywhere we go.
So, I don't see any ghosts here, sorry. Instead what I do see is a natural effect highlighted above.