TikTok is alarmed by this "creepy" optical illusion

Something strange seems to be happening if you believe what you see on social media. People are turning their backs on the 300 years of scientific progress since the Enlightenment, preferring to believe in a mix of magic, superstition and science fiction-inspired fantasy.

One of the latest examples is the current mirror optical illusion trend on TikTok, which has some people convinced they've found a 'glitch in the matrix'. People are filming their shock and consternation as they discover basic high school physics (see our round up of optical illusions for more mind benders).


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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.