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Friday Fun: Albert Einstein or Marilyn Monroe?

Albert Einstein or Marilyn Monroe?
Albert Einstein or Marilyn Monroe?

Just in time for Friday Fun my friend Brenda sent me a fun email with a sort of ghostly looking image of Albert Einstein. Or is it really Marilyn Monroe?

If you’re looking at it from close range, like while you’re seated right in front of your computer, it looks like Albert.

But if you get up and move back about 15 feet (per the instructions in the email and from what I found on…whoa. Albert suddenly gets a lot more attractive.

Try it.

You may have already seen this picture. It’s been around for a few years.

I hadn’t. But I love optical illusion kind of things. (Although, according to one article, it’s not merely an optical illusion but a hybrid image. Interesting. That was my new thing to learn today!)

But of course you know what this has me wondering? This is a perfect example of how our eyes can play tricks on us…or have tricks played on them.

Which is a good example of why we should always be leery about alleged proof of ghosts in photos. (Javier had another possible “ghost caught in a picture” story the other day. Like the Barwon girl photo, I’ll be watching to see if he finds out this one is hoax too. He’s always on top of uncovering the truth. Go Javier!)

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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2 thoughts on “Friday Fun: Albert Einstein or Marilyn Monroe?

  1. That’s fun! I’m going to see if I can do that with my son–his name is Alex but I call him Albert because he was always in gifted programs and he was born on the anniversary of Einstein’s death. I think they even have a lot of the same features at the same age… hmm… Hee hee

  2. why does that not surprise me you likely have a genius on your hands? that would make perfect sense! (after all, I consider you a genius, so it stands to reason your offspring would be too! 😉

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