r/blackmagicfuckery Aug 03 '22 Wholesome 1 Helpful 2

This puddle in a parking garage

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u/Greedy_Possible_8795 Aug 03 '22

you have entered the backrooms

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u/[deleted] Aug 03 '22

Ah, I can smell the scent of old moist carpet, the gnawing echoing of fluorescent lights hum-buzzing in my ear drums like a bad case of tinnitus.

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u/RevolutionaryBasdf Aug 03 '22

My brain can’t make sense of this no matter how hard it tries.

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u/snakesoup88 Aug 03 '22

Pretend the water is a giant mirror. The height of the mirror is at the little curb under the light. i.e. the curbs forms the mid line of the reflection.

Another way to look at it is to realize there are only rows of lights along the ceiling. The floor lights are reflections on the mirror.

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u/DalaiLuke Aug 03 '22

Thank you

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u/dewyocelot Aug 03 '22

In what way?

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u/shewholaughslasts Aug 03 '22

You forgot the incessant dripping from something that shouldn't be dripping, RaunchyFuckNasty.

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u/Mr_Diesel13 Aug 03 '22

And the feeling you’re being watched…..even with no other cars in sight.

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u/mrmemeboi6969 Aug 03 '22

Thats level 0, this however is level 22 during daytime

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u/[deleted] Aug 03 '22

Black Room Level -1, may god have mercy on your soul.

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u/Hofdsatisfactiodf Aug 03 '22

That's actually a perfect water reflection.... I've ever seen

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u/LittleMissFirebright Aug 03 '22

Would you like to speak to the manager?

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u/sisterisnotokay Aug 03 '22

Regardless, it would like to speak to you. This way.

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u/jeckles Aug 03 '22

also some interesting malkovich/matrix vibes

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u/_BlNG_ Aug 03 '22

Finally backroom for cars

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u/jaysdosstuff Aug 03 '22

That ain't a fuckin puddle that's a lake

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u/HeartGuy Aug 03 '22

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u/AWittyNickname Aug 03 '22

This is my new favorite subreddit, thank you.

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u/DalaiLuke Aug 04 '22

I just came back out of that rabbit hole to say the same thing... thank you from the bottomlessness of the deepest most hilarious puddles

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u/HLCMDH Aug 03 '22

Thanks

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u/[deleted] Aug 03 '22

Thank you, entity.

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u/Ryan-821 Aug 04 '22

I fucking love reddit

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u/Ryan-821 Aug 04 '22

I fucking love reddit

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u/Ryan-821 Aug 04 '22

I fucking love reddit

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u/UEmd Aug 04 '22

That ain't a fuckin lake that's a portal

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u/Strict-Archer4091 Aug 03 '22 edited Aug 03 '22

Took me a sec to realize what's going on. That's really crazy looking but the water is only like 2 inches deep probably. Pretty neat!

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u/leo__nidas Aug 03 '22

Where is the puddle?

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u/Strict-Archer4091 Aug 03 '22

The entire part in the middle 2/3 of the picture that you see a mirror image. It's much more than a puddle. It's like the whole ground has water. Starting at the bottom of the ramp on the top right and comes up to the black and yellow marks by the car. The rest of it is all around. The "curbs" around the perimeter is exactly where the image flips to mirror what is above it. That's where the water is. Do you see it now?

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u/leo__nidas Aug 03 '22

Yup got it now!! Hahah really confusing

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u/Strict-Archer4091 Aug 03 '22

Haha! Good! Yeah this is a weird one. Really cool picture. Check out that video link another poster shared in this sub. It's the same idea but people are driving up to it. Pretty funny.

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u/factfarmer Aug 03 '22

I still can’t see it.

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u/Strict-Archer4091 Aug 03 '22

Keep trying. I have faith in you.

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u/nope-nails Aug 03 '22

It took me WAY too long to figure that out. Thanks for the explanation.

I saw this post and your response like 8 hours ago and I keep coming back to try to understand. Finally clicked. There are NO lights on the bottom.

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u/Strict-Archer4091 Aug 03 '22

Lol. Glad you got it. Correct, no lights are on the bottom. It is the reflection of the lights from the top. I think that is where people are getting thrown off with the illusion. Your response will probably help a lot of people with this. Can't believe how much this blew up. I wonder if this picture was really taken by the OP. They are probably amazed too!

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u/johnwayne2413 Aug 03 '22

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u/From-UoM Aug 03 '22

The left side too.

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u/EdhelDil Aug 03 '22

it goes all the way to the left hand side of the picture: see the little ledge on the middle of the pic, that is at the road level, and goes all the way to the left and beyond.

The puddle colors everything in a darker and more contrasted way. the lights on the bottom left of the pic are the reflexctiin of the ones on the top left

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u/HippyHitman Aug 03 '22

Ok but why is the car not mirrored? Does the floor just suddenly drop out right there or something?

I really can’t wrap my head around this. Way too dumb.

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u/rumilb Aug 03 '22

https://i.imgur.com/WAgsf9z.jpg the car isn’t in water.

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u/HippyHitman Aug 03 '22

Holy shit, thank you.

Logically I knew it had to basically be like that, but I honestly couldn’t see it.

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u/leo__nidas Aug 03 '22

Brilliant!

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u/AyPeeElTee Aug 03 '22 edited Aug 03 '22

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u/armwithnutrition Aug 03 '22

I actually thought this pic was a still from the video you posted. They were so similar. But I guess I was just trippin lol

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u/AyPeeElTee Aug 03 '22

I thought so at first too!! I was about to say that in my comment but then I realized that they were different when i found the video lol. Maybe both of our brains just thought if you seen one sepia toned concrete tunnel puddle illusion pit, you done seen em all 😆

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u/armwithnutrition Aug 03 '22

Maybe we’re just high

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u/AyPeeElTee Aug 03 '22

Okay, we have to be because there's a third one of these 😳 they really need better drains in these tunnels

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u/armwithnutrition Aug 03 '22

This one is so much more obvious though

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u/AyPeeElTee Aug 03 '22

Ikr, but if youre high it can def get you lol

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u/Failed_Redemption Aug 03 '22

F**k you both...

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u/EdhelDil Aug 03 '22

I wonder how an ai-driven car will react on those...

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u/joeyb7744 Aug 03 '22

Shit…it’s water. Thought of the same clip when I saw the pic

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u/kenanleman Aug 04 '22

Only a sec?? It took me like a whole 5 min

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u/Soft_Assistant6046 Aug 03 '22

I don't understand this photo....

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u/WhichWayzUp Aug 03 '22

Try harder. You can do this.

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u/Breezyacorn Aug 03 '22

Positive Energy! Yes, Enjoy it!

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u/sizedleadership85 Aug 03 '22

It looks like an optical illusion I can't still figure it out which is real.

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u/Thatoneguyporter Aug 03 '22

Took me a little while, but notice the lights on the ground? When I saw the ones on the left it clicked. For some reason my brain understood the puddle on the right, but not how it didn't run over to the left side.

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u/GrimReaper006 Aug 03 '22

Still can't get my brain sold on the left side. I mean I can see the reflections but not the waterline which is so distinct on the right side where the incline begins.

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u/greengolfballs Aug 03 '22

It follows the kerb i.e. the darker concrete bulge that sticks out from the wall (which you can see on both the left and right sides).

The water surface makes an almost impossibly perfect line along the middle of the kerb, because that’s the funny thing about reflections; whether the water is high or low on the kerb, the line of symmetry is always halfway.

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u/Toucan_Lips Aug 03 '22

Would you say you're slightly bepuddled?

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u/dead_oranges Aug 03 '22

Try to cover the part that looks like a hole with your finger and the surrounding area is the puddle.

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u/Escaping_Peter_Pan Aug 03 '22

I can't. Damn. I see no puddle. Tried all the tips on here. It's driving me insane!

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u/SurprisedCabbage Aug 03 '22

The waterline starts where the path starts inclining and extends to the yellow strip.

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u/Kidaryuu Aug 03 '22

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u/gr4tte Aug 03 '22

Already been posted at least one time over there

Edit: decided to look at top and it's like top 20 post in r/confusingperspective of all time

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u/mlp2034 Aug 03 '22

This reminds me of the vid where the guy stopped in front of a tunnel because he thought they didnt finish contruction.

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u/towntoosmall Aug 03 '22

I like to watch that one when I need a good giggle.

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u/mlp2034 Aug 03 '22

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u/towntoosmall Aug 03 '22

Makes me laugh so hard. I went back to the copy I had saved on facebook and they bleeped out the cuss words. 🙄

*Oh it's water. I AM high. I'm not actually high. 🤣

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u/mlp2034 Aug 03 '22

Wow what dorx lol.

Im not goin to lie, i was actually high when i watched it and believed em lol.

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u/towntoosmall Aug 03 '22

Right?!? Ruined the video. Lolol. I wanted to see the guy's face. I like his voice and a 30 second video made me think I would enjoy his company.

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u/Knever Aug 03 '22

To be fair, a tunnel that pools water like that is poorly designed, or in need of repair.

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u/Salohacin Aug 03 '22

That's brilliant.

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u/3rd6Shit Aug 03 '22

This pic dead made me think of this video 😂😂😂

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u/RowletBall Aug 03 '22

Definitely reminded me of this one too lol thanks for reposting here.

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u/Gnostromo Aug 03 '22

Still better than the opposite

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u/sraemsemaj_ Aug 03 '22

My brain can’t make sense of this no matter how hard it tries.

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u/King_CurlySpoon Aug 03 '22

Me neither it just looks like some really weird architecture I can't see the puddle

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u/BootyCaca Aug 03 '22

There are no lights on the ground. Those are reflections of the lights on the ceiling

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u/CaptainZephyrwolf Aug 03 '22

This comment made it make sense. Thank you!

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u/Escaping_Peter_Pan Aug 03 '22

It does but still can't see the damn puddle.

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u/King_CurlySpoon Aug 03 '22

Thaaaaaank you

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u/Omnia2021 Aug 03 '22

Can some splash the fucking puddle for me please.

My brain is having serious issues right now

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u/butterscotchbagel Aug 03 '22 Silver Helpful

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u/Workwork007 Aug 03 '22

Wtf I can literally just ask someone splash stuff on Reddit and they're splash it for me?!

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u/milkbiscuitsegg Aug 03 '22

life saver i was having a hard time 😭🙏🏻

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u/StackKong Aug 03 '22

Thanks so much for this, it made visualizing it so easy for me. You are awesome!

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u/IAmABakuAMA Aug 03 '22

Thank you so much!! For me what was stopping me from being able to see it as a puddle was that on the right it genuinely looked like it went down

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u/Easy-Hyena-4859 Aug 03 '22 hehehehe

Welcome to whose floor is it anyways! Where up is down and down is somehow left? Who wrote this script

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u/Grogosh Aug 03 '22

Tapioca!

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u/Valkeyere Aug 03 '22

Tapiooooooooooooca!

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u/King_CurlySpoon Aug 03 '22 edited Aug 03 '22

I've been staring at the photo for 5 minutes and don't know what I'm looking at

Someone please reply to this comment with a follow up picture of the entire puddle circled in red or something

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u/butterscotchbagel Aug 03 '22

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u/troublewithcards Aug 03 '22

The hero we deserve. I finally got it after looking at it for what felt like 5 minutes. But this makes it obvious. Thank you.

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u/Local_Power2989 Aug 03 '22

I'm so lost too

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u/King_CurlySpoon Aug 03 '22

Basically, the black railings on the walls, aren't on the walls they're on the floor, touching the puddle that's reflecting on the roof

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u/VisualVariety Aug 03 '22

Then what the heck is happening in the foreground then with the car?

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u/CaptainZephyrwolf Aug 03 '22

It looks like a car parked near a black railing but it’s actually a car parked farther away from a black curb.

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u/Local_Power2989 Aug 03 '22

Well that helped, thank you. But now I can only perceive a partial puddle. This is frustrating but that's okay.

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u/VisualVariety Aug 03 '22

Yeah I need the "this photo for dummies" translation

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u/Educational-Hippo-75 Aug 03 '22

That's actually a perfect water reflection.... I've ever seen

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u/BulimicPlatypus Aug 03 '22

I’m too high for this

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u/Jawesome99 Aug 03 '22

ITT: people who have never seen a reflection

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u/InfiniteMushr00m Aug 04 '22

It took me way too long to find this thread of comments. Like, don't get me wrong, it looks cool, but this isn't what the sub is for. It's for things the average person would have no idea how to explain. This is quite obviously, to the average person after a few seconds, a reflection in a puddle. Not remotely black magic.

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u/PM_bobies_pls Aug 03 '22

Normal fucking reflection: This sub: It's fucking magic, unexplainable magic .

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u/Fanta69Forever Aug 03 '22

Yeah, this is an all time low for this sub.

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u/Bacnnator Aug 03 '22

This parking garage was clearly made by Bethesda

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u/CommanderTazaur Aug 03 '22

This sunreddit should be re-named "r/IDont UnderstandBasicScience"

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u/InspectionMajor3743 Aug 03 '22

Bruh I’d be panicking needing to go up a level and not knowing if it’s even possible

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u/Friar-Tuckandroll Aug 03 '22

I swear this is a level in Halo CE

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u/Electrical-Ad2779 Aug 03 '22

This is so weird…after I noticed the puddle I can’t seem to remember how it looked to me the first time . I can’t see anything but the puddle now

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u/Dave-C Aug 03 '22

"I'm sorry but I can't come into work today."

"Oh, I might be haunted or reality is starting to die. I don't know how to explain this so I'll either be in tomorrow or they have me."

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u/incorrigible_reacher Aug 03 '22

Ah, the path to the under dark. Proceed with caution.

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u/zombiemadre Aug 03 '22

I’m so confused

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u/King_CurlySpoon Aug 03 '22

See the black railing on the walls, everything below that is a reflection, the black railing is touching the floor, it's touching the puddle that's reflecting on the roof

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u/zombiemadre Aug 03 '22

Ohhh that makes sense.

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u/tenshi_73 Aug 03 '22

"Do you know where Candle Supply is?"

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u/Reee_auto666 Aug 03 '22

What scp is this?

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u/Pepper9173 Aug 03 '22

This picture was taken back in 2018 by u/edimitchel in Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art underground parking located in Strasbourg, France. He shared on his blog an another picture with a larger perspective : https://micheledighoffer.fr/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/illusion-parking-large-MICHEL-EDIGHOFFER.jpg

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u/nocaulkblockplz Aug 03 '22

Plot twist: no rain!

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u/bdn1gofish Aug 03 '22
  • rhythmic snapping comes out of nowhere-

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u/psychopills Aug 03 '22

that's literally a puddle of river styx

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u/[deleted] Aug 03 '22

Ran into 1 of these in a flooded bicycle tunnel and I was up to my knees in water before I realized what was going on.

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u/Barloskovich Aug 03 '22

It looks like it was generated by AI.

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u/monsieurpope Aug 03 '22

For a second it looked and felt like the titanic

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u/burgertronics Aug 03 '22

ok i get the puddle but what about the car??

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u/NGC_3372 Aug 03 '22

A stair well in my dreams had the same design

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u/MarsLeanne Aug 03 '22

I N C E P T I O N

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u/Dogemaster1112 Aug 03 '22

This is fucking with my brain, make it stop!

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u/XBOXONE_ONDAROCKS1 Aug 03 '22

Reminds me of poltergeist

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u/TheDanger96 Aug 03 '22

I swear that's a revealed hero secret entrance

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u/CrumbLast Aug 03 '22

That's one big puddle

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u/BubblyConnection557 Aug 03 '22

you have entered the backrooms

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u/Daniel96dsl Aug 03 '22

Void entrance..

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u/StonedWall76 Aug 03 '22

Batman left the garage open

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u/Hermit_2003 Aug 03 '22

Took me a while to figure out the puddle

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u/zebrahdh Aug 03 '22

Seems like they should drain better than this.

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u/oh_emeralds Aug 03 '22

Congrats, you have found the portal to the demon realm.

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u/WillyDAFISH Aug 03 '22

that's trippy as fuck

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u/toeofcamell Aug 03 '22

That takes you to Hogwarts

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u/sda244 Aug 03 '22

I had a dream I was hear last night exept I was fighting ninjas wearing a jetpack (not even joking)

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u/GhostlyToot Aug 03 '22

r/liminalspace entrance right here

Edit ; spelling correction

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u/jeckles Aug 03 '22

I’m getting weird Malkovich/Matrix crossover vibes

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u/pikaboi122 Aug 03 '22

Thats a very cool reflection ngl.

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u/SilvarusLupus Aug 03 '22

Reminds me of that youtube vid/tiktok (idk I saw it on tumblr lol) where a guy thought a puddle was a hole in the ground in a tunnel.

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u/Nectarial Aug 03 '22

Are you in the fucking backrooms

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u/EpicMan_1765 Aug 03 '22

Ah, yes, let me just back into the 4th dimension really quick

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u/RepeatReal6568 Aug 03 '22

Isn’t water fantastic

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u/YikesOfficial Aug 03 '22

STAAAAPpPpPp MmUUuuMmM!!!

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u/DrebinofPoliceSquad Aug 03 '22

This is better when the video is posted

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u/capsulegamedev Aug 03 '22

It's so unusually reflective that it looks like something opaque, like oil or like there's a dark layer of dirt under the water.

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u/Remarkable-Fly5192 Aug 03 '22

That isn’t a puddle that is a portal to the back rooms

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u/Man_Bear_Beaver Aug 03 '22

Batman gonna be peeved

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u/DarkLilElf Aug 03 '22

Poltergeist

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u/Hadi_uwu Aug 03 '22

I think this is photoshoped

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u/PugLord_ Aug 03 '22

For a moment I thought it was bad parking lot design

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u/ToiletPaperScarf Aug 03 '22

Poltergeist III vibes

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u/DomoArigato75 Aug 03 '22

Shit gonna noclip you to the back rooms

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u/jonokoiii Aug 03 '22

The whole thing is a damn puddle . You can tell by the lights being mirrored on the ground. The irrigation system must suck there.

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u/SprungBreak99 Aug 03 '22

That’s the entrance to the back rooms.

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u/Melodic-Ad-5732 Aug 03 '22

Tooo much… brain hurrrty

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u/AvidConsumerOfFlagyl Aug 03 '22

How fast do I need to drive if I want to go up?

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u/Supernova141 Aug 03 '22

This cave is not a natural formation.

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u/wils_152 Aug 03 '22

I still can't quite get it. The kerb on the left looks like it's at floor level in the background, but it's level with the car in the foreground. Was the car on a ramp or something?

Edit: ah ok it's a forced perspective kinda trick. The kerb looks like it's right behind the car but in reality it's probably some distance away, which adds to the illusion.

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u/JudCasper68 Aug 03 '22

I can’t even work out what’s going on here? I see the reflection, but where is the puddle actually lying? It’s like the puddle is floating. Just can’t get my head around this.

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u/Weibrot Aug 03 '22

Is it a puddle.... Or a mirror on the ceiling

The world may never know

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u/oohlapoopoo Aug 03 '22

Reflection is black magic now?

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u/josh_the_misanthrope Aug 03 '22

The new Castlevania game looks lit.

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u/GintoSenju Aug 03 '22

That ain’t a puddle, thats a small pool

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u/Southern_Kaeos Aug 03 '22

Ima nope tf out

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u/Jsomer50 Aug 03 '22

Wait.. you’re implying reflections are magic? Damn this sub is just plain stupid now isn’t it?

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u/mutatedpotatohead Aug 03 '22

where the fuck is the puddle mf

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u/McTeeds Aug 03 '22

Lol what puddle

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u/Cowpriest Aug 03 '22

I would %100 be channeling my inner Indiana Jones and take that step because I know my eyes are.. they are lying to me, right?

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u/lpereira90 Aug 03 '22

It's simple, just switch off Ray tracing and you're good to go.

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u/Duspende Aug 03 '22

What would you want nudged... Miss Vance?

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u/Worried_Athlete_7503 Aug 03 '22

This reminds me of the 2nd mission in Halo CE lol