What you see first in this optical illusion reveals a key part ...
A real-life optical illusion is going viral on social media for confusing drivers - and people agree that it is a genuinely baffling sight.
On Twitter, a user posted a video of a tunnel that seems to have one road that goes around a bend and another that randomly ends, seemingly into a pit.
From the video, it appears that the road is extremely dangerous, especially with no warning signs indicating cars may fall into a pit. The man behind the camera expresses his concern for people who are unaware of the hole in the road.
As an oncoming car approaches, it slowly stops before the pit and drives around it, avoiding what seems like a potentially fatal car crash.
But as a second car approaches, it barely misses the pit and hugs the edge of it in a seemingly risky move.
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The driver's lack of fear suddenly makes the cameraman realize, that the pit is not actually a pit, it is a puddle of water reflecting light that makes it seem like a hole.
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"I thought they just carved out a hole, I'm tripping," the cameraman says laughing at his own mistake.
But the man behind the camera was not the only person to think the water was a bottomless pit. Viewers also believed it to be a dangerous road.
"not my heart racing when the second car sped up loooool," Shae wrote.
Not me gasping when they drove close to it like they was really finna fall in or sum
"This one minute video was scarier and better storytelling than the recent A24 film “X”," a Twitter user said.
That's a mirage but the guy was right, cos that looked like a pit from afar & I was very scared when the second car sped up behind the first. If I ever see something like this, I'm definitely reversing my car without blinking twice, can't be putting my precious life on the line.