Tag: pareidolia

15 Credibility St #8: We only see what we wish to see

This episode contains example after example of motivated reasoning. See if you can count them all! Doubtful News stories discussed: Holiday week news – Giant snake, black bobcat, shark attack, O Tannerite!, Mother Nature Clickbait Chilean UFO Alien Claw Demon Tree Or was it just a tree with a bad trim? The Washington Post on Nibiru:…

Corfu’s mystery hippo-croco-dolphin is dubious (UPDATE)

See UPDATE below. We have the best match yet. Originally published October 28, 2015  The story goes (from the Daily Mail and the Mirror, both shameless promoters of mystery) that Harvey Robertson took pictures over the side of a tourist boat in a sea cave about 20 miles south of Albania on the west coast…

“Face” is seen in the twisted steel remains of WTC

This is clearly a case of pareidolia where we recognize a face in the twisted metal. ‘Angel of 9/11’: Steel visage tricks the eye — and touches the heart – NBC News.com. From the right angle, construction workers at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at New York’s ground zero can make out a sad-looking…

The “ghost in the window” peeks out around Halloween

Because it’s that time of year, you will see ghost stories, old and new, show up in the media. This one is old and has been making the rounds for years. But since many will likely be intrigued by it, I’m posting it here with some additional resources and details. Ghost appears in window: Lu…

Alien skulls: You have to be a rock head to find them

This story is GREAT. It illustrates that amateurs can make some huge gaffs. Ask the experts first before assuming something completely preposterous. UFO: Missouri witness reports unidentified entity skull finding A Missouri witness reports finding a skull of an unidentified entity according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database. The witness…

Worst. Bigfoot. Ever.

A photo of a Bigfoot looking at a camera on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. This is apparently the first photo of a DNA-proven Bigfoot ever released. via Bigfoot Lunch Club:: Bigfoot DNA News Updates.