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Rickroll Illusion
Category: Afterimages | Added: September 22, 2009 | 56 comments
This afterimage is based on one one of the most recent internet trends "rickrolling" in which a link to another web site or video directs instead of Rick Astley's 1987 "Never Gonna Give You Up" music video on Youtube. To see this image stare at the cross in the center for about 30 seconds and then look away at a blank surface - blinking repeatedly can help to make it easier to see.

Rickroll Illusion
Image Credit: This image is believed to be in the public domain.


Comments ( 56 )

Posted by kids on September 23, 2009
it really works!!!!!!!!!! how freaky
Posted by Angela on October 23, 2009
The person I saw was Elvis Presley. That's so cool with a dash of freakyness. So, so ,so cool though.
Posted by cool on November 10, 2009
it realy works
Posted by Jess, on November 25, 2009
Woww, they are well cool. xx i can still see the man on my computerr screen haaa, x who everr did these is a geniuss, ! xoxo
Posted by Devan on January 10, 2010
Dude it looked just like him in full image...!! IDK wht he really looks like but it's cool
Posted by amanda on January 11, 2010
he is cute :) and that is soooo fun to do
Posted by brina on March 2, 2010
wow that was sooooooooo cool! i love these types of illusions!
Posted by STIG on March 4, 2010
Posted by Bolt on March 24, 2010
I dont get it T_T
Posted by jessica lantigua on March 30, 2010
that wa crazy in cool
Posted by #1 on April 25, 2010
I absolutely admire these illusions. They are phonomanol works of art. in my opinion I think the Jesus Illusion is the most interesting.
Posted by Amy on April 2, 2010
Oh my god! That is soo strange! Its really clear and at first i didn't read the deion so i just did it and then i realized 'OMG Its Rick Astley!! I'm amazed!
Posted by boo on April 28, 2010
go to youtube there is a micheal jackson one it is so scary
Posted by aha on April 16, 2011
anyone else get charlie sheen?
Posted by pacman on April 20, 2010
the jesus one is freaky... O.o but i think that all optical illusions of that type and many more are great :D
Posted by lalo on June 2, 2010
"phonomanol?" who comes up with these spellings?
Posted by Mermaid on July 14, 2010
OMG!!! that is sooooooo cooool!!!
Posted by chelsea on August 1, 2010
i like the jesus one it is like omg i love jesus now i can just turn my computer on and do it over and over agin i looked at the jjesus one when i was only in 3rd grade and now im going into tenth it is like crazy how it still works i thought it was just in my head when i was little but it still works
Posted by ab on November 1, 2010
Posted by lauren on November 10, 2010
i dont get it
Posted by pickeled onion face :) on December 14, 2010
it does look like elvis presly awesssomme hahahahahaha
Posted by noyb on December 24, 2010
the distription just talks about a music video. what the he double hockeystick (hell) am i supposed to see?
Posted by Jayzen Freeze on December 27, 2010
I half expected the image to turn to the song after staring at it for a couple seconds
Posted by someone on February 4, 2011
i dont even know this guy and saw his face
Posted by yusnita on April 23, 2011
i saw rick astley's face...
Posted by Vince De Asis on May 4, 2011
Sooooo coool.
Posted by bre on May 5, 2011
Ahhhh this is so freaky
Posted by Adele on May 24, 2011
nevvva worked 4 mee :(
Posted by Kenzi on June 2, 2011
I see Bob Dylan...
Posted by lili t on September 7, 2011
so cool
Posted by xaiz on June 20, 2011
that is realy awsome
Posted by SGH on June 20, 2011
This a giant step backwards in the arts of visual humor. Funny...but cruel. Awesome never the less... However, I would not recommend anyone to try this at home or anywhere else. You really should be ashamed. Really. Your question deserves no answer.
Posted by KayKay on July 5, 2011
I see him everywhere!!!!!!! I even looked at my wall and at my mom and saw him!!! OMG
Posted by joseph on July 21, 2011
thats awesome
Posted by lekkkk shuuu on November 12, 2011
@ boo have u watched the mj 1? it freaky
Posted by habibz in da club on December 11, 2011
coool if u look at the cross for some time then u look at a big mirror the face projects to the wall opposite the mirror
Posted by fernando on January 16, 2012
dang it really works
Posted by COOL KID on March 2, 2012
OMG!it really works i also seen Elvis! But who cares who it is its just awesome!
Posted by COOL KID on March 2, 2012
OMG!it really works i also seen Elvis! But who cares who it is its just awesome!
Posted by I love cheese! on March 2, 2012
Its totally freaky! Im so goin' on this website again!
Posted by maple syrup on March 2, 2012
omg this is like the weirdest thing ever!!!!!!!!!! i can still see that guy after a while!!!!!
Posted by KalaAzurehowl on March 17, 2012
woah... thats kind of freaky but thats awesome =D
Posted by may on March 18, 2012
he was staring at me!
Posted by jasmine owens on April 18, 2012
i looked at this pic and it came up like, out of nowhere. and it is still there now and i looked at it like five minutes ago and it's now 6:12 p.m.
Posted by Misty66 on July 9, 2012
Lol Awesome any of u guys seen the Jesus one???? FREAKY!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by sashie on September 5, 2012
i dnt get it
Posted by sashie on September 5, 2012
like i jus look agen and i see it. that is superb. i see a face for real jah knw
Posted by Louise on September 29, 2012
I saw Nick Joinas from the jonas brothers
Posted by josh on May 27, 2013
how do i make one of these?
Posted by Minuri on August 20, 2013
It doesn't look like him but I saw a pic of johnny Depp that I never saw before!!!
Posted by liveta armonaite on October 16, 2013
Posted by lovisa appoh on October 16, 2013
nice and cookl
Posted by marusieeeee on October 28, 2013
omg i see louis tomlinson hahaha
Posted by d3 rocks on January 3, 2014
superb yaar it really works
Posted by mohamaddandashi on March 28, 2014
It didn't work with me :/
Posted by destineee on May 2, 2015
Wow amazing

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