Picture of a little girl seemingly ‘stuck in concrete’ baffles the internet – so can you solve the illusion?
- A mother’s clever photo has ‘melted the brains’ of viewers with optical illusion
- The woman’s picture shows her daughter seemingly disappearing into concrete
- People looked at the photo for hours trying to work out where her body was
- The original poster teased the solution, writing: ‘Ohh I see, do you?’
A mother’s clever, mind-bending photo of her young daughter seemingly ‘stuck in concrete’ has left thousands of viewers desperate for an explanation.
The picture, which was first posted on Reddit earlier this month by a US-based user, shows a young girl dressed in pink appearing to disappear into a paved street while playing outdoors.
‘My daughter, where’s the rest of her?’ the mother wrote in the caption – challenging people to take a harder look at the optical illusion, while teasing the solution, adding: ‘Ohh I see, do you?’
A US-based mother’s clever, mind-bending photo of her young daughter seemingly sinking into concrete has left thousands of viewers ‘absolutely baffled’
And people were stumped.
‘This is a good one,’ said one man who couldn’t work it out. His comment was ‘upvoted’ 630 times proving he wasn’t alone in his confusion.
‘Great one OP! I’ll admit I had to come to the comments for this one and still struggled a bit,’ one woman said. Her comment was liked 3400 times.
The incredible picture attracted more than 63,000 likes on the platform and 1,200 comments.
It was later reposted on Facebook where it also proved popular, with more than 600 people commenting on it in a matter of hours.
‘I am sick of seeing this because my brain can’t work it out,’ one woman said on the post.
Others said the caption helped to add to the confusion.
‘Part of the reason it’s so good is that the title implies that there’s a “rest of her” to be seen, so we’re not expecting half of her body to be completely concealed, we’re expecting her to blend in,’ one man explained.
Eventually, some people managed to work out the illusion, explaining that the youngster is actually standing behind a raised level with grass that meets a concrete border – which makes it appear to blend into the street that the little girl is standing on.
Others drew lines on the picture showing where the wall is to help others work it out, revealing that the youngster is actually standing behind a raised level of grass with a concrete edge
To make things all the more mind-bending, the youngster also has her elbow raised to the same height as the higher level, which adds to the illusion that she is sinking down into the concrete.
But even after working out the illusion, several users had difficulty expressing exactly what they were seeing.
‘She is behind a wall,’ one man said, while another attempted to clarify by adding: ‘The camera is on higher ground.’
But some of these descriptions didn’t help – prompting other users to offer up more detailed explanations.
‘Everyone who saw it just keeps saying “there’s a wall” instead of saying that the entire foreground is like an elevated plateau and she is standing behind it. I kept looking for a wall between the grass and the girl and it was melting my brain,’ one person said.
Others weren’t impressed, finding the puzzle too easy to solve.
‘I don’t have to come to the comments. I knew right away she was only half a person,’ one woman bragged.
‘Took me a few seconds. Always look at patterns and distance when you are really confused by a photo,’ said another.