Are They Living In Monster House?
We’ve all laughed at inanimate objects that appear people-like with features as simple as two dots and a line. We can’t help it, thanks to a fancy word called pareidolia. It might sound like the name of a flesh-eating amoeba, but it’s the word we use to describe how humans see faces in places they don’t exist.
Houses tend to have windows for eyes with a front door for a mouth, but this nine-year-old’s pareidolia is forging new anatomy that places eyes in the ceiling and makes us feel like an uncomfortable crumb in Monster House’s eye, waiting for a gigantic finger to dig us out and flick us into nonexistence.