Why Do We See Faces That Aren’t Real?
Jesus appears on a piece of toast. A freaky face pops out of a swirly pattern on floor tile. And of course, all kinds of cute and scary creatures hover in the clouds.
Humans are strange. Seeing things that aren’t there, or that are merely suggested by shapes, is called pareidolia. Most often it’s faces we see, and science has come up with some good explanations for what’s going on.