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.
|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)|
|Lagoons of New Caledonia||Hen of Hienghène|
|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)|
|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)|
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