Video of the cat whose shadow moved

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2024. May 30 - Photos: Getty Images Hungary

In the first few seconds of the video, the effect is undoubtedly convincing. However, the viewer will be in for a big surprise when the shadow looks back.


In the world of the internet, the use of optical illusions has become commonplace, easily deceiving people. In simple terms, the perceived image (what a person thinks they see) differs from objective reality. Of course, there are more complex definitions, as well as various types and numerous explanations. The following video is also an optical illusion to some extent, and it will soon become clear why.


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How was such a perfect video made?

At first glance, it may seem like there is just a cat sitting on the counter with its shadow behind it. However, as the video continues, the shadow opens its eyes, revealing that a black cat is sitting behind it. It’s quite possible that the video creator was simply lucky and was in the right place at the right time. They saw the opportunity and quickly filmed the scene. It could also be that the video was somewhat staged, as the cat was intently watching something. However, this does not explain how the other cat moved so synchronously with the spotted cat.

It’s quite possible that this is a pair of cats with a strong bond. The synchronized movement of cats can be a sign of their attunement to each other. Regardless, the first time one sees the video, they are likely to fall into the trap of the optical illusion. When did you realize that there were two cats sitting on the counter?

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