Demon Behind Pillow?

Demon Behind Pillow?

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.