Face in the clouds

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16 Responses to “Face in the clouds”

  1. ifelipsis says:

    one word: pareidolia

    check these out for more info:
    http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/lenin.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia
    http://www.answers.com/topic/pareidolia

    it’s interesting that different groups refer to this phenomenon differently: many in the ghosthunting realm refer to it as “matrixing.”

  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t even see a face. Are the holes supposed to be the eyes?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh my god, it’s Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Kind of looks like Andrei Sakharov…

  5. David Pescovitz says:

    Whoa! These links are a trip. I love that BB now has comments. Thank you.

  6. A New Challenger says:

    If someone could bottle that cloud, goldenpalace would be all over that auction.

  7. Anonymous says:

    There’s a face in that?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Someone took too much.

  9. Andrew Katz says:

    The human brain is an incredible pattern recognition machine – and had been honed by evolution to recognise faces. But sometimes it’s a little too eager and produces false positives (hence the man/men in the moon, for example). I can see at least three distinct, humanlike faces in this cloud formation. (One in profile, looking to the right, one chubby childlike face with small eyes looking down and to the left, and another mournful face looking down/right). This is just an artefact of over-powerful pattern recognition algorithms running on insufficient data…and not really newsworthy

    - Andrew

  10. lars_ says:

    The human brain is wired to recognize faces everywhere. There’s nothing spookier about this than the face that will spontaneously appear below:

    :)

  11. adm says:

    relatedly, here is picture i took of a (fallen) angel of harlem:

    http://tinyurl.com/273fkv

  12. Anonymous says:

    I must agree with Andrew and Lars, for I would call this a case of Apophenia, not simulacra.

    aloha
    psilo

  13. jitrobug says:

    clearly that cloud was intelligently designed.

  14. Artnoize says:

    Re: Cloud Face

    I did a short videoclip called “Faces”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ev0y7DMe0ug

  15. Anonymous says:

    Keep trying. This is nonsense.

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