This face optical illusion might just be the freakiest we've seen

Optical illusion faces
(Image credit: Tangen Lab)

Every time we post a new optical illusion, we think we've seen them all. From rotating horses to colour photos that are actually black-and-white, it feels like there can't possibly be anything left to bend, boggle and/or blow our minds. Well, guess what: here's another! 

Doing the rounds on TikTok right now is an illusion known as the 'Flashed face distortion effect', which, in simple terms, makes faces look like terrifying gargoyles. Like all the best optical illusions, it's a little bit freaky. 


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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.