Pareidolia man

An Unexpected Visitor at Breakfast

While sorting through my photos from this past weekend’s hike to Mt. Daibosatsu one shot in particular caught my attention. At first it actually kind of freaked me out as it appeared I had caught an ‘uninvited guest’ in this rather innocuous breakfast setting. In the background it looks as if a person is gazing up to their right which couldn’t have been possible as the campsite site was remote and no one was within a bull’s roar of the place. Had I inadvertently captured a shot of the elusive Hibagon the Japanese version of Bigfoot – sadly it wasn’t to be though. What caused this pareidolia effect (the tendency to interpret a vague stimulus as something known to the observer) was in fact a rusted sign combined with some unusual light elements.