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Demon Behind Pillow?

Submitted by on February 2, 2012 – 8:14 AM30 Comments | 4,857 views


Seems Lindsay was on to something when she prompted me to do another article about “Demons and Spirits”. While doing my search this morning, the very first thing I came across was this photo of an alleged Demon peering out from behind a sofa pillow.

Apparently it’s making the rounds and it’s a big deal on twitter and Facebook. Some are claiming they can clearly see it and others can’t. It’s difficult to miss in my opinion but I made sure everyone would know where to look in lower photo.

Now, I fail to see why it has to be a Demon. It could be any number of things from a bust to a photoshopped person. I suppose it’s the expressionless look that is giving some people the heeby Jeeby’s.

Frankly, I didn’t feel much of anything when I took it into Visio and changed some of the attributes to bring the face out more.

As you can see, it kinda looks like a Chia head without the Chia. I also wonder why it seems to be the same color as the pillow?

Although pareidolia does not apply here, it is the most common explanation for most images in photos.

In fact, it’s amazing what the human brain can do. Below we see one example of what your brain is capable of and it does stuff like this without you even needing to think about it. Do the exercise and be amazed!

Stare at the red dot on this woman’s nose for thirty seconds. Then, look over at a blank white space (a piece of paper or an empty browser tab will do). Did you see the “correct” version of the image? Here’s how it works: stare long enough at an object and the eye’s photoreceptors (particularly the color-sensitive cone cells) lose sensitivity from overstimulation. Divert the eyes to a blank space, and the surrounding cone cells send out a …

While it’s the eyes that do the work, it’s the brain that tells them what to do.

So, as you can see, what you tell yourself you are seeing, is not always the case. Imagine all those ghosts, demons, spirits, aliens and crypto examples you claim to have seen. Could it be your own brain turning it into what you desire to see? After all, optical illusions are quite common.

I could get all clinical and scientific up in here but I don’t want to lose anyone in a fit of boredom.

Please, by all means, throw down a comment and tell me what you think.

Thanks to Unexplained Mysteries for the Demon Pillow tip.
Thanks to Yahoo for the photographic exercise.

Here are some other mind benders and optical illusions to keep you entertained.

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  • IThinkso

    First place where demon(s) can be well detected is in ones thoughts before the commiting the action, not necessarily under the pillows, LOL………try taking the snapshot of your thoughts sometimes!

  • Lindsay

    you’re welcome, everyone. i’m glad i could be of assistance on clearing this up. ;)

  • Lisa

    When I look at that face, I feel like I’ve seen it on a promo poster for a horror movie or on a horror DVD cover or something. It just looks so darned familiar.

  • whipthorn

    @JohnP

    I saw that too, but I googled the pic, so it wasn’t mine, but I agree, a total fake.

  • http://www.ghosttheory.com Scott McMan

    This is definitely something we’ve seen somewhere before as Lisa says. I get the same feeling as she does.

    Lets as Lindsay!

  • whipthorn

    It kinda reminds me of the movie poster for Dead Silence, but I don’t remember any viral marketing for that movie, or any couch scene.

  • The Traveler

    I saw this on Facebook. It’s a person. A living, breathing human being that decidedly to hide and look creepy. At least, that’s what I believe.

  • The Traveler

    *decided

  • Lindsay

    whipthorn guessed the same thing as i didddd :)

    ask me, ask me! :D

  • Jon

    The fact its ‘eyes’ appear to be closed and also the very chiselled look around the part below the nose and the mouth make me think this is probably either some sort of carving or a doll – i’m going to go with a carving.

    Why would someone take a picture of a pillow anyway?

  • Henry

    I have ssen this picture make the rounds of Facebook. It is just a game.

  • RednGreen

    It looks like a Michael Myers mask to me. Which, interesting fun fact, is a actually a cast of William Shattner’s face.

  • Irishfan

    It’s shrek!

  • haywoodzarathustra

    Someone on an other site thought it looked like Marlon Brando in “Apocalypse Now”. LOL.

  • 80sOgre

    it would seem that almost everything that is faked these days is very easy to debunk not because of poor photoshop skills but rather it coming from the imagination ( or lack of ) of people raised on ghost films that revolve around rings, video tapes, asian kids with too much eye makeup or ghost girls, none of which are actually scary.