This hypnotising optical illusion is the most confusing I've seen

It's been a very long time since I spotted an optical illusion I wanted to share, but this one is so beautiful and so confusing it's like a 3D render. In fact, I didn't believe it was real at first. It's not a new illusion, but it's resurfacing online and deserves another moment in the spotlight.

The clip is shot from the air and shows an aeroplane seemingly stopped completely still hovering in midair over a bridge, something that would be impossible. But as with the best optical illusions, it's all a trick. And this one is down to the parallax effect. See it below in a tweet from Science Guys, and read on for an explanation.

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.