Dog-Shaped Cloud
Photo credit: Reddit via Bored Panda
For those who haven’t heard about pareidolia, it’s a psychological phenomenon where the mind responds to an image or a sound by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists. Those familiar patterns could take the form of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, water, or even hidden messages in recordings. In the image above we see what appears to be a dog-shaped cloud in a sitting position. Read more to see additional examples of pareidolia in everyday objects.

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9. Ghoulish

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8. Elephant-Shaped Splash

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7. Smiley

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6. Face

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5. Cat or Dog?

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4. Makeup Kitten

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3. Crazy Rock

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2. Suspicious Plant

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1. Mixer

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