Okay, this Stranger Things optical illusion might just be the creepiest I've seen

Illustrated Stranger Things poster art featuring Eleven
(Image credit: Kyle Lambert)

We see all manner of optical illusions here at Creative Bloq, but most of them don't tend to haunt us when we close our eyes. Here's one that does exactly that, and it's either awesome or terrifying – we can't quite decide. 

The Stranger Things-themed illusion was shared on TikTok, where it's tapping into that most quintessential of horror movie tropes: the jump-scare. Close your eyes after staring at the abstract image for long enough and you'll see an eerily realistic image of Eleven in your mind(flayer)'s eye. But it takes its time to appear – and when it does, it's pretty freaky – and definitely up there with the best optical illusions we've seen.


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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.