Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) wherein the mind perceives a familiar pattern of something where none actually exists.
Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations or rocks.
World Heritage Sites connected to Pareidolia
- Antequera Dolmens Site Peña de los Enamorados: The mountain is also popularly known as "Montaña del Indio" because it looks like the head of an Indian when seen from certain angles. (wiki)
- Rio de Janeiro Pedra da Gavea - Differential weathering on one side of the rock has created what is described as a stylized human face. Markings on another face of the rock have been described as an inscription (wiki) Link
- St. Kilda Stac Levenish - Its north cliff appears to have the profile of a human face, visible when travelling to St Kilda from the east (wiki)
Do you know of another WHS we could connect to Pareidolia
A connection should:
- Not be "self evident"
- Link at least 3 different sites
- not duplicate or merely subdivide the "Category" assignment already identified on this site.
- add some knowledge or insight (whether significant or trivial!) about WHS for the users of this site
- be explained, with reference to a source