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20+ Surprising Shadows That Made People Look Twice (New Pics)

What happens when a shadow gets tired of following around the same people and objects all the time, and goes rogue? It turns out that shadows can produce some incredible optical illusions, and turn up in the most unexpected places and forms.

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of all the times that shadows refused to do as they were told, and took on a life of their own. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and don’t forget to vote for your faves!

#1 Tree’s Shadow

#2 Playground Shadows

#3 The Sun Melted The Snow Everywhere Except Where The Bikes’ Shadows Were

#4 Cheerful Shadow

#5 This Spiders Reflection In A Pool

#6 This Trucks Shadow Says “Hi”

#7 Mt. Rainier Shadow From My Backyard

#8 Shadows Of Leaves From A Tree During A Solar Eclipse

#9 Not Everybody Is What They Seem

#10 Found The Eye Of Sauron While Wine Tasting

#12 The Reflection Of Kitchen Appliances Looks Like People In A Park

#13 The Shadow Of My Plane Formed A Rainbow Around It

#14 I’m Sure This Shadow Became Self-Aware

#15 Even The Shadows In Scotland Are Plaid

#16 This Cat Food Bag’s Shadow Looks Like A Cat

#17 Shadow Gives Impression Of Infinite Staircase

#18 Sitting On The Couch With A Headache And An Ice Pack On My Head When My Girlfriend Tells Me Not To Move

#19 My Friend’s Golf Team Photo Had Some Unfortunate Shadows

#20 Why Hello, Little Sundog

#22 Proposed To My Girlfriend And Realized There Is A Heart In Our Shadows

#23 This Einstein Poster Casts A Sinister Shadow

#24 These Fishnet Stockings Made From The Table’s Shadow

#25 The Shadow On His Shirt Makes It Look Like The Guy In The Back Is Badly Photoshopped Into The Picture

#26 Untangled Wire, Looped Shadow

#27 When Your Life Is A Mess But You Can Still Keep Up Appearances

#28 My Shoe Lace Shadow Looks Like A Man Climbing A Mountain

#29 Cool Sticker Shadow Effect I Saw This Morning

#30 The Shadow Of Two Mailboxes Makes A Perfect Up Arrow

#32 Face Shadow

#33 Am I High Or Is This Shadow Evolving

#34 This Shadow Of A Plant Looks Like A Decal On The Vehicle

#35 Apparently Eclipses Produce Insane Looking Shadows

#36 My Friend Took A Picture Of Me. My Shadow Has Horses Legs

#37 The Kids Made A Cat Face With Their Shadows

#38 My Clothes Steamer Casts A Shadow That Looks Like A Witch

#39 The Shadow Cast By My Engagement Ring Looks Like Batman

#40 The Angle Of The Sun Removes The Italics On The Shadow

#42 My Dog’s Shadow Looks Like Yoda

#43 My Bathroom Has Six Bulbs Above The Mirror, This Is My Shadow On The Opposite Wall

#44 The Shadow From This Glass Bowl Is Beautiful

#45 My Friend Noticed The Shadow Of My Hair Formed A Near Perfect 55

#46 The Shadows Of My Blinds And My Outdoor Table Created The American Flag

#47 My Glasses Are Only Corrective In The Right Lens, This Was The Shadow Produced

#48 Just A Picture Of Me And Benjamin Franklin Hanging Out

#49 Shadows

#50 I Just Noticed The Halloween Mask I Got For 1dol Leaves A Creepy Shadow

#52 Friend Of Mine Caught Everest’s Shadow On The Way Down From His 3rd Summit

#53 The Shadow Created From A Bathroom Stall, Someone Saw An Opportunity

#54 Batman In Disguise

#55 The Shadows Of These Soap Bubbles Are Very Colorful

#56 Sign Outside Domino’s Creates A Slice Shaped Shadow

#57 The Shadow Of This Closed Flower Looks Like An Open Flower

#58 His Shadow Looks Like Beavis

#59 The Way This Tombstone Designed Makes A Shadow Of A Man Appear

#60 My Boyfriend And His Dog’s Shadows Lined Up And Formed A Centaur In This Picture

#62 The Pattern Formed By These Tables And Their Shadows

#63 The Lighting On This Toilet Makes Me Feel Like I’m Peeing On The Smiling Wide Open Mouth Of My Own Shadow

#64 Windows On The Entrance Of My Apartment Creating A Smiley Face In Sunlight

#65 My Day Time Stockings