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.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
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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