Predatoreidolia

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Nov. 2 2009 12:00 PM

Predatoreidolia

Hey, it's been a while since we've had some good ol' pareidolia -- seeing faces in random patterns -- here on BA, and since Halloween just passed, here's a goodie: a demon in a door's wood grain:

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Hmmm, not bad. For what it's worth, the father doesn't claim it's actually a demon, though he does claim it wasn't there before Halloween and now it is. I suspect it's more likely due to no one noticing it before, but hey! That's just me.

And the instant I saw the face I knew it wasn't a demon. There's a far more likely explanation:

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Better call Ahnold.

My favorite part was the father saying the face didn't freak out the kids. I'm not surprised, since clearly they've gotten used to Bambi's dad hanging on the wall.

Tip o' the demonic alien cornrows to Fark.

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