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Tweed (22 stories) (2034 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-04-30)
Oh wow, I remember this image from when I was a kid. There are so many more faces hidden in the background. I shall likely stare at this for a good half hour now.

This all reminds me of something I do a lot of which is staring at patterns in carpet or curtains, or whatever, to experience images bounce out from nowhere, images of anything. That 'pattern recognition' Biblio and Hecate refer to.

I guess it's easier to experience this when you're least expecting it such in a photograph.

Gotta love perception. 😊
Hecate0 (4 stories) (418 posts)
+1
2 years ago (2015-04-30)
A great picture showing how we like to see faces is by an artist named Bev Doolittle called "The Forest Has Eyes". I just googled it so it is easy to find. I use it in class. This artist embeds other images into her art. Very fun.
Tweed (22 stories) (2034 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-04-30)
Sam, the cookies in your browser may be letting you view it. Or something within your cache. Or a dozen other possibilities I don't truthfully understand but thought I'd mention anyway.
Sam222 (8 stories) (461 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-04-30)
It doesn't make me put in a password even if I'm signed out of drop box (p (website I used).
Sam222 (8 stories) (461 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-04-30)
Hecate0, oh no, yeah hold on I'm going to have to see what I can do. I wasn't aware that it was going to require a password.
Hecate0 (4 stories) (418 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-04-30)
Sam, your link required a password. Is that something you can provide, or should the set-up change?
Sam222 (8 stories) (461 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-04-30)
Okay Everybody! I just made this thing to help everyone see the faces, I definatly see faces, and maybe everyone else will see them after looking at this, so go ahead and check it out.

Https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/content_link/M5rXgY7LrJGQpLDYtBNKVJ843fOn2GC5FIn0dAZrAGzKSTRNXzxSVBNbbrCebLk3?dl=1

If there is any problems let me know.

Oh yeah and thanks for sharing your story Lucy.
Sera (guest)
 
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
I can totally see them! That's so cool, cool pic, thanks for sharing. From what I can see you're right though they don't seem particularly happy. Definitely an interesting pic.
sushantkar (15 stories) (411 posts)
+1
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
Although lots had been said already... But I with Bibliothecarius here.

Regards
Hecate0 (4 stories) (418 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
Thanks, Tweed, I think I did get the location wrong.

LucyPerkins, have you experienced anything paranormal at the location of this photo?
Tweed (22 stories) (2034 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
Hi Lucy,

I can see a few faces, a larger grimacing male one in the middle and a few smaller ones around him.

I agree with all who've already posted. It does look like the flash reflecting off rain. Was anyone smoking near the camera or was there a hot beverage? The misty clouds could be this.

It is a really cool photo no matter what's going on in it.
Also second what Winipu said, keep paying attention to photos. 😊

(Hecate, I *think* the house where the photo was taken was a different house to the one mentioned at the start. Could be wrong though.)
Hecate0 (4 stories) (418 posts)
+3
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
Hi Lucy, you gave us all a great face-finding task. I agree with many of the people posting here that we "create" faces in random patterns because we have a place in our brains where we process the details of faces, called the fusiform face area, tucked down in the left temporal lobe, way at the back. This was made famous by a neurologist named Oliver Sacks in a wonderful book called, "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat." I teach sensation and perception at a university, so I teach about our propensity for seeing faces all the time.

With that said, I studied the physiological bases for human behavior because I wanted to understand all of my paranormal experiences. When I first looked at your picture, I did not see faces. I was following the new comments section before reading the newest stories, so I scrolled "UP" to see it. When I scrolled down in your story, reading it from the top, I was very surprised to immediately see a large and very negative looking face. I think even the approach to the photo can lead in the perceptual process of seeing the faces there.

Did you have other experiences at that house. This face looks large, and I dare say evil. I am glad you have moved, if I got that right from your story.

Best,
Hecate
Bibliothecarius (5 stories) (743 posts)
+4
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
Lucy,

I really was hoping to see faces in the rain. I wanted to see something there, even if it were a simple coincidence of camera-flash, lightning, raindrops, and tree branches.

I can't see anything beyond rainfall and runoff from your own roof. Sorry, but I'm going with "pattern recognition" on your photo, because quick identification of patterns (or of PERCEIVED patterns) is how our brains sort through the continuous barrage data at the speed of light (eyes) or sound (ears). Sometimes the pattern is flawed or erroneous, but our brains weed out irrelevant data through making assumptions, then processing the assumptions as 'facts' in order to look for more important facts. This is how talented illusionists make a living, how painters create trompe-l'oeil effects, etc.

I didn't want my perceptions affected by others' opinions, so I do apologize if I repeated other posed responses. I'm going to read them now; perhaps I'm the only one who can't see them and I need to use a bigger screen than my phone!

Best,
-Biblio.
WiniPu4 (207 posts)
+3
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
Hello:
Actually, I DO see the faces. Isn't the theory of the human eye searching for and visualizing faces sometimes also referred to as matrixing?
As much as I wish for the photo to be paranormal, as a former military photographer I suppose I should give a possible scientific explanation. Sometimes at night automatic cameras can differ greatly with exposure times. A slower exposure (depending upon precisely what was focused upon) combined with a flash (or light source) and a slight movement of the hand (even breathing or heartbeats) can cause ghost-like images.
Sadly, this does look like a flash (or light) reflecting off raindrops combined with a bit of motion and a random slow exposure from focusing on something very dark. I have actually found it quite easy to debunk similar photos of my own when I've gotten the odd anomaly.
But I do see the faces. They could be matrixing, or an "appearance". I would prefer to think the latter, as it is far more interesting! PLEASE don't let this possible explanation deter you from searching your photos for anomalies. You NEVER know what might turn up.
Kind Regards,
Lynev
noirheart (1 stories) (13 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
Sorry I meant one group of human looking faces toward the back. Not just one.
noirheart (1 stories) (13 posts)
 
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
I can see 2 groups of faces. One at the back that look human like. Plus 2 or 3 closer up that look non human.
BadJuuJuu (13 stories) (1034 posts)
+4
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
I do see one thing that looks a bit like a face, but I think it's just pareidolia.
Http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia
Vikstal (4 stories) (64 posts)
+3
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
I cannot see any faces, not because I'm not scared or closed minded. They just don't exist to me in the pic;)
crookshanks (1 stories) (3 posts)
+6
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
Humans have evolved to see faces in almost anything, in case there is another person there who may be a threat or things like that. I'm afraid I don't see any faces in your photo, but it is a very interesting and beautiful photo. 😊 However I don't know your back garden so you may have noticed something amiss that we might not have noticed.
But as you said it was a thunderstorm, so do you think you could have caught the light of lightning or something at just the right moment?
Kshaya_SL (4 stories) (13 posts)
+1
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
I can see two faces, Unhappy/sad as you said. But Am not very sure whether those are really faces or something else. Anyways Thanks for sharing the picture. 😊
shiz98 (4 stories) (28 posts)
+1
2 years ago (2015-04-29)
I tried but couldn't see any face in the picture... 😕 Maybe what you are seeing is an illusion or something else...

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