The Internet Can't Decide Whether This Illusion Shows A Car Door Or A Beach Scene

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It's been awhile since we've had one of those weird internet controversies, one that goes viral and divides everybody based on something that is, ultimately, irrelevant. But heck, we can't seem to get enough, so let's dig into the latest.

Remember the dress?

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Believe it or not, it's been more than four years since the question of whether this dress was white and gold or black and blue tore the internet apart. For what it's worth, it's totally white and gold.

We've had sound controversies, too.

Is it Yanny? Is it Laurel? Honestly, I never found this one as compelling as the dress, but it still trended pretty hard when it first hit the internet in 2018.

Here's the newest controversy.

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Take a minute and process it before you make up your mind. What does it look like? Is it showing things on a large scale or a small scale? Let's delve in.

...and the context.

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This guy posted it, so he should know. I guess I see how it's a car door. But honestly, it's pretty hard to shake the initial impression that it's an awesome nighttime photograph of the beach.

Can we get a little more context?

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Well, Sarah asked super nicely, but Nayem — the original poster — shut her down. That's his prerogative, of course. But after posting the original photo, he's made it clear that there won't be any more hints.

If you say so.

Twitter | @KhanRabiya9

I can agree with Rabiya's take that the picture is not ordinary, but I don't really know her well enough to say whether this guy's pic somehow makes her artistic or not.

Help us out here.

Twitter | @pipkin49

I really only see a beach and sea as well, along with some pretty stars. There's no way it could be a dirty, rusty car door, right? Well, what are we supposed to look for?


Twitter | @ClaireMcnabb68

Finally, something that might help us better see what's going on here. Claire gets points for helping us out, but loses some for making us do the hard work of flipping the image ourselves.

There it is.

Twitter | @nxyxm

It, uh, looks like a beach scene that I rotated in MS Paint to make it upside down. I'm not sure this perspective on things makes it any clearer.

We're getting off-topic.

Twitter | @leafbite

I don't know if this is Pokemon's newest viral marketing campaign or what, but if I've ever been sure of anything, I'm sure that there are no Pokemon in that image.

What do you see?

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You can see Nayem's original tweet here to read through the responses.

What do you think? Let us know what it looks like to you in the comments section!