Stunning Photos That Capture Glitches in Reality

Sometimes in life, we encounter some inexplicable sights. We like to call them glitches in reality. A few of these trippy moments manage to challenge everything that we thought we knew, like how two people can be in the same place at the same time. Some of these glitches are enough to make us feel like we’ve stumbled into the Matrix or entered some kind of parallel universe. Others are gravity-defying an actually challenge the fundamental laws of Physics. And a few of these earth-shattering moments can make us feel as though the world has a bug in it. Still, for some of these buggy moments, there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation, due to a clever lighting trick or an optical illusion. Others are downright peculiar, hilariously funny or sheer coincidence, so we just had to look twice.

In any case, we’re just happy these passerby’s managed to capture these magical moments, for us all to see. So let’s take a stroll through some of the most inexplicable, bizarre and incredible glitches ever captured.

Copy Cats

Whether these furry felines both had the same itch on their paw, or they were both practicing for the synchronized Olympics, this sighting was enough to make us all take a major double-take. So, if you’ve ever fantasized what a real copycat would look like in action, then this pair of cats are a winning combination.


There’s no doubt that these copycats spend too much time together, as they look exactly like a mirror image. Perhaps they are really in tune with each other’s emotions and love to do everything together. In any case, it’s enough to make an onlooker stop and stare. We’re just wondering whether they’re about to break into a synchronized dance for the next shot.

Two of a Kind

This photo is enough to make us feel like we’ve entered some kind of parallel universe where every person has an identical twin ghost. Or we just see double. Although these old guys are holding their bags in opposite hands, it does look mysteriously bizarre that they are both wearing matching outfits, caps and a cane.


If you’ve ever seen twin babies dressed up in the same cute outfits, then you might think it’s simply adorable. However, if you’ve ever encountered two loveable granddads walking in sync behind each other, wearing matching sweaters and a cane, you have to admit it’s a little trippy. Well, they are still loveable and harmlessly matching, and definitely one of a kind so we can forgive them.

A Portal to Outer Space?

At first glance, this luminous hole looks precisely like a portal to outer space. Or at least this is what we would imagine the portal would look like, especially as the hole is glistening in the sun, nestled on a large rock in the middle of a snowy forest. However, to the seasoned observer, you might just notice that this is merely a trick of the light.


If you gaze a little bit closer at this photo, then you’ll see that the hole is actually just a puddle of water. The sunlight managed to hit the puddle at the picture-perfect angle, making it glisten and shimmer in the beam of the sun’s rays. This would have caused the dramatic light effect. Despite this simple explanation, we are still a little curious about whether any animal who drinks from the pool will gain some superpowers or even just be able to see the future.

Another Dimension?

We have to admit, we did have to stare at this trippy photo multiple times before we could process what exactly is happening. Is this a giant moon in a mall? Is it a giant gateway to another dimension? Or is that man simply defying gravity on a moon in a mall? However, on closer inspection, we soon unraveled the mystery, as this a skater is actually inside a mirrored box.


This may just be one of the trippiest optical illusions we’ve ever seen, especially in a mall. In fact, this giant construction is actually simply a mirrored box hanging from the ceiling. The box has been flawlessly designed to give the illusion that the guy is skating sideways through the air. And we have to admit, we were fooled entirely too!

Man in the Mirror

If you’ve ever commuted to work by train, and it’s been delayed, canceled, and you’re left stranded on the tracks, then this station is probably one of the greatest spots to wait. Not only do you get one legendary saxophonist waiting to serenade you, but there is another saxophonist, waiting patiently to hit all the right notes behind him. Or is there…


No, you do not see double. This legendary saxophonist has caught us all by surprise by printing a life-size cardboard cutout of himself and placing it on the wall behind him. Well, ‘the man in the mirror-image’ did catch our attention. The genius move was also was a pretty profitable one for the jazzman. Judging by the number of dollar notes in the suitcase, it seems he has attracted the attention of every commuter and earnt a few bucks for his efforts!

An Invisible Car

There is definitely something peculiar happening on this driveway. At first glance, it seems like the photo has strange reflective lines in the middle, with a silhouette of a wheel. But what if we told you that these shiny lines are actually the outline of a car that has been polished and shined to the max, parked on the driveway. Mind-blown? So were we.


In case you ever wondered what exactly what an invisible car might look like, then this would be it. It actually looks like a scene straight of an invisible supercar movie. It’s hard to believe that the car has been polished so much that you can’t actually see it in the photo, or maybe this is simply a trick of the light? In any case, the car is actually taking up half the photo and reflecting the rest of the driveway, shrubbery and everything around it. Talk about a cool camera trick shot!

Life Imitating Art

Is this is another clever case of life-imitating-art? Or has this old gent has been napping on the brown sofa far too long? Well, he might have been there long enough for an artist to paint a portrait of him. Or did he find his inspiration from the guy in the photo? It’s like the chicken or the egg scenario all over again!


We can only imagine that this is not the first time this guy has snoozed on that sofa. We can also guess that was his favorite brown sofa and comfiest snoozing spot. We just wonder just how long this guy was asleep. Or perhaps a relative simply commissioned a portrait of him in his favorite spot, so no one could forget him. It does look like a pretty comfortable sofa, so we can’t blame him!

A Bike Path Scribble

We’re not sure how this scribble happened, or who scribbled there, but we just know one thing. This is one wacky bike path, and it could even win a prize for being the most confusing path in history. Perhaps this pattern was the result of a hilarious fight with the paint machine. Or was it was planned by an edgy new age architect?


We do have to give kudos to the mastermind behind this scribble. At least they were thoughtful enough and took the time to create a useful sign with precisely the same lines as the path. At least that way cyclists will know what they’re getting themselves into, and it’s probably a pretty good warning sign for them to turn around and cycle in the other direction!

Finding Your Long Lost Twin

Some days you wake up and reminisce about the past. Other days, you decide to go vintage. So you dust off your favorite colorful tie-dye tee-shirt from the ‘90s and venture out to the vintage store to find some antique treasures. However, the chances of finding your long-lost twin at the thrift shop, are almost second to none, unless you run into these guys.


We can only imagine that both of these guys woke up in a colorful mood that day. It seems like a pure coincidence, as it doesn’t seem like they both knew each other before. So it was fate or a message from the universe that they both found each other in the same aisle that day. Either that or they had both been in the precisely the same ‘90s themed concert that day.

Double vision

Do we see double? Or are these just double eggs? Well, these are actually boiled eggs with double yolks. So if you’ve ever seen a double yolk before then, this is your chance. The bizarre part is that there were so many of these in the same box of eggs. Was this another coincidence or some kind of genetic marvel?


There’s a perfectly reasonable explanation behind why there are multiple double-yolk eggs in the same batch. In fact, one grandmother actually owns a hen who only manages to lay double eggs. At least you can guarantee double the protein with every bite!

Flashy lookalikes

This unusual sighting might just be a case for science books. Well, it’s hard to explain how these flashy lookalikes ended up on the same path, both wearing exactly the same colorful jumpsuits, with matching red hair. They are also both pushing identical wheelchairs down the street. Is this another glitch in the Matrix?


It could be a pure coincidence that these ladies are dressed in exactly the same way. Or perhaps there was simply a sale on flashy jumpsuits in that local store. Maybe the shop assistant threw in some red hair dye for both of them for free. In any case, we’re just happy someone captured this eccentric shot.

A Poodle in the Sky

At the end of the day, as the sun begins to set and the sky lights up red in the distance, you might gaze at clouds and see some shapes form. As you squint your eyes at this sunset, you might wonder if that shape in the distance is a bird, or is it a plane. Well actually, it’s just a poodle in the sky?


Sometimes in life, we have to stare a few times at the clouds in sheer disbelief. And this is one of those times. It really looks like a poodle has been sent by heaven and is sitting above the clouds and it’s uncanny. We can only think that this must have appeared during the dog days of summer.

Nissan Car Club

This might just be the most entertaining traffic jam ever. Well, imagine the chances of driving down the highway and seeing three identical Nissan cars in a row. What’s more, they are all matching models, and colors. Do all Nissan’s have a secret sensor to find each other, or is this just an exclusive Nissan traffic club and we didn’t get the memo?


Just in case you were feeling hopeless that the traffic was not moving, you might look for some entertainment on the journey. And seeing this sight would be a great distraction. It would also provide some material for a great game of eye-spy with your family.

An Emotional Onion

While most people can’t help but burst into tears when chopping an onion, we never really stopped to think about whether onions ever felt the same way. Well, they are facing the chop, but we didn’t realize how emotional onions could be about making it onto your dinner plate.


This onion seems to be a happy little vegetable. From the look of their face, it appears that the only tears are tears of joy at being a part of the dinner. The only snag is, now that the onion looks like a happy little creature, we would feel a little bit guilty about eating it and ruining its happy little face!

Is That Photoshop?

Although this looks like a case of Photoshop, or a beginner’s attempt at Photoshop, nothing is as it seems with these photos. We will never truly understand the logic behind this paint job, but these painters actually chose to paint this brick wall the exact same color as the sky!


We wonder if the painters just wanted to disguise the wall, or create a camouflage effect. Or perhaps it was just by luck that they chose the exact same color as the sky. We just hope they weren’t expecting to attract clients to their shop, as they might have a hard time trying to find it in that shade of sky.

Nature’s Humor

While you might initially think that some joker carved a goofy face out of a stone, you might have to think again. In fact, this chiseled goofy face is actually the result of nature’s handiwork. It’s times like this that you might think nature has a goofy sense of humor, especially as it took years of erosion to create this effect on the eccentric-looking stone.


The stone is so epic that could even be a masterpiece from a famous sculptor. From the goof-ball eyes to the cheeky side-grin, and even the token white stones that look like teeth, this stone proves that every so often nature has its own off-beat sense of humor!

Friendly Beer

Even if beer is not your favorite drink, the beer is this glass sure likes you. Just look at its smiley, bubbly face staring up at you. It really is a friendly kind of beer, and it’s astonishing to believe that this smiling face was just a pure foamy accident.


So if you’ve ever headed to the bar alone to relax and unwind after a long, anxious day at work, or you’re waiting there for your friend to turn up, this beer is just the savior you never knew you needed. If you’re lucky enough to ever order this happy beer, you’ll never drink alone ever again!

Does the Bogeyman Exist?

If you’re a parent or you’ve ever babysat small children, then you’ll know how important it is to comfort them at bedtime. You might spend years trying to assure them that the Bogeyman doesn’t exist and reading happy, comforting bedtime stories. But if you accidentally bought this creepy-faced lamp for their bedroom, then you will probably have to comfort them all over again.


We’re pretty sure that the manufacturers who designed this lamp thought it was an innocent red lamp with tassels and swirls. Perhaps they also thought this bright lamp was perfect for a children’s bedroom. However, they probably didn’t realize that when the lights go down, the holes in the lamp produce one of the creepiest faces we’ve seen. We’re just hoping the adults realized before their children saw this!

A Gravity Glitch

Just when we thought we’ve grasped the concept of gravity, some shape-shifting instances throw us off. In fact, this photo challenges everything we thought we knew. We’re not sure how, or why, but it sure does like that this string is balancing in mid-air, before facing down.


Is this another optical illusion, or did gravity somehow shift sideways? We’re still none the wiser. The only thing we can imagine is that this is a special kind of shape-shifting string that actually bends into whatever shape it’s placed in!

Beware of the Plant

Have you ever had a strange suspicion that you’re being watched? It could be by a neighbor, a friend or a foe. Although you might dismiss the idea, you’ve probably never imagined that a plant can watch you, straight from the neighbor’s kitchen. Well, this plant looks like it’s seen a thing or two…


There’s definitely something suspicious about the plant in the opposite neighbor’s window. The leaves are arranged so perfectly into the shape of a plant face. We can only imagine that the plant is watching us all, observing everything we do. Maybe this is the next level of nosy neighbors!

An icy Exterior

When you finally brave it outside after a snowstorm, you might feel a little icy-cold and just be happy you’re wearing a warm coat. Well, this Beetle doesn’t look too impressed at having to brave the snow storm without a cover or coat either. From the look of its icy exterior, the car face looks like it’s trying to tell us something.


We never realized that cars can be so expressive, but this car is one exception to the rule. It really looks like it’s putting a face on and trying to tell the owner how “You’d better put me in the garage next time.” Ok noted!

Holy Bacon

Throughout the ages, many religious believers and non-believers alike have claimed to see Jesus. Even if you don’t believe in miracles, there have been countless cases of his face appearing in the most unlikely places. And finding Jesus’s face in a pack of bacon is one of the most bizarre places we’ve ever encountered.


Now that we have seen the face of Jesus, we’re pretty sure it makes this pack of bacon a little more holy. It’s almost too holy to eat. It would be like eating a stained glass window for breakfast.

A Brave Dental Assistant

While some people are afraid of the dentist’s office, you probably think that the dentist or the sharp instruments are the things to fear. However, one sight that you would never expect to see would be the shape of a water buffalo staring right at you while you’re in the dentist chair.


Perhaps this dentist had a wild sense of humor, or maybe they didn’t even notice that the back of the lamp is shaped like a wild buffalo. Either way, this water buffalo does look like a friendly beast and could even provide a little comfort as you opened wide for the dentist.

A Peruvian Bride

If you’ve ever insisted that you can see a familiar face or an outline of a body in an inanimate object, then the universal term for this is Pareidolia. And this phenomenon is not limited to small images, like stones or food. In fact, most people would agree that this magnificent cliff; Peruvian face looks just like a bride in a wedding dress.


Throughout Peru, the general consensus for most residents is that this waterfall looks exactly like a Peruvian bride. Aptly named Bridal Veil Falls, the waterfall is a magnet for Peruvians and attracts visitors from around the world. We wonder if there are any folklore legends about the waterfall, like visiting it to bring you luck on your wedding day.

Smoking Cars

This car seems to be living life on the edge. Not only has the driver dangerously driven it into a pole on the side of the road, but it’s also risking it all to smoke out of the bonnet. We have to admit that despite the danger, this photo of the smoking car is nothing short of spectacular.


Sometimes in life, you can find a pinch of humor in almost every situation. And it looks exactly like the car got a little anxious after the crash and couldn’t wait to find another pole to light up a cigarette! Although we wouldn’t want to see how much the insurance cost of the crash was, we’re just glad everyone is ok and got out of the car unscathed.

A Cyclist Transformer

This magical motorcycle may just have the ability to morph and transform into any vehicle it chooses. Perhaps it’s a secret transformer character from the movie, and we can only see its superpowers in the shadows. Or on second thoughts, maybe there’s a more logical explanation, like a trick of the light.


It’s amazing how a clever trick of the light at just the right angle can give the illusion that this motorcycle can transform into a wheelchair. Still, despite this reasonable explanation, it’s much more exciting to believe that this is still a transformer superhero.

When the Shark had the Last Laugh

Just in case you didn’t already have a certified shark phobia, then this photo is enough to make you never want to dip your toes in the ocean again. Well, you might want to try your best to avoid shark-infested water. However, if you look closer at this photo, you’ll see that the scary-looking face of this Great White shark is actually not a face at all. In truth, it’s the belly of the shark.


It really does look like this shark had the last laugh when this underwater photographer captured it. And although you wouldn’t really want to approach it, you have to admit that while you look at it from the safety of your screens, it is a spectacular shot of the shark in all its glory.

The Shining

At first glance, you will probably see a little white dog on a leash sitting on the steps. You may even wonder why this pooch looks a little bright and a little overexposed. However, when you look again, you might realize that this white canine is simply a mirage. The figure is actually nothing more than the result of the light shining through the trees.


This is another clever little trick of the light that we almost got fooled by. For the pooch to appear in the shadows, the sun’s beams reflected perfectly through the perfectly positioned trees. Wow, nature is beautiful sometimes. And the best part about it all is that if you’re allergic to dogs, you can simply admire the pooch image, without sneezing.