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Skull of Yorick
Category: Afterimages | Added: June 4, 2009

This antique afterimage illusion is based on the skull of Yorick that is exhumed as part of Shakespeare's Hamlet. The idea is that by staring at the cross at the center of the image for 30 seconds and then glancing at a light colored surface you can see the skull image or 'Ghost of Yorick' in front of your very eyes.

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Comments (28)

Posted by affiemouse on December 10, 2016

um........ i partly get it but partly not.......
Posted by d3 rocks on January 3, 2014

its really awesum.A ghost on my ceiling sounds funny but it was true 4 me 2day
Posted by KayKay on November 2, 2013

Nice. I seen the skull by blinking really fast.
Posted by Legolas lover on June 7, 2013

this one is just wierd
Posted by shania on April 21, 2013

i actually saw it! ... instead of being white and the skull being black it was the other way round... some scary **** man!!
Posted by sashie on September 5, 2012

that is scary
Posted by Skittlezrock161 on April 24, 2012

I still saw a skull. -_-
Posted by may on March 18, 2012

the other ones were better
Posted by Kron Myeku on December 18, 2011

There was a ghost on my wall. O:
Posted by joshua on October 12, 2011

its alright but i preferd da other one
Posted by yo on July 16, 2011

scary, cool, and interesting
Posted by galadrial on June 21, 2011

omg thats cool!!!!! PS galadrial is my name
Posted by coolL on May 16, 2011

sooooo freaky!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by gLeePersonFan!!!! on April 15, 2011

Wow this is amazing i did it and i can see it clearly on my ceiling :) :) !!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Jack on January 8, 2011

The skull is allsome but i dont see anythink?
Posted by amy on July 19, 2010

holy macaroli man i showed my mates in skool they luv it1!
Posted by someone on May 7, 2010

i love dis
Posted by victor pike on April 26, 2010

ohh i liked it i didnt even see nothing but i liked it
Posted by blank on April 22, 2010

check out the jesus one
Posted by abi luv :) on January 15, 2010

dis 1 iz not az good az the others soz but itz true all u c is the flipin fing u sor b 4
Posted by jho on November 25, 2009

i dont get it!!!
Posted by jho on November 25, 2009

i dont get it!!!
Posted by Meghan on November 25, 2009

this one is kinda stupid it doesnt really work that well compared to that #3 one!!!!!
Posted by maddy on October 26, 2009

i don\'t see it wat is the stupid thing
Posted by Kealan on September 29, 2009

oh this is really great! all of them are, great website keep up the goood work. :)
Posted by meeeee is better then the other meee on September 10, 2009

Whoa thats neat, it works well
Posted by meeeee on September 10, 2009

whoa thats cool. it works if u blink rly fast
Posted by Danny on August 20, 2009

whoa that is really weird. i love optical illusions and i\'ve never seen any like the ones on this site