Tourists in southwestern China spotted a carp fish that had human-like facial features resembling eyes, nose and a mouth.
The carp’s unique markings make for one eerie optical illusion
The lake has eyes!
Tourists in southwestern China got a bit of a fright when they thought they spotted a human face floating through a lake.
Turns out the spooky sight was actually a fish with some unique markings.
The fish, which has been identified as a carp by USA Today, has it own, normal fish eyes and mouth, but the dark markings on the fish’s head makes it look like it has a second set of more human-like features.
This eerie optical illusion was caught on camera by one onlooker who spotted the fish. The footage has now gone viral, unnerving animal lovers all over the world.
The video was shared on social media, and in the clip the fish can be seen swimming to the edge of the lake and poking its head above the surface of the water.
On the fish’s head are dark dots which look like two eyes, two vertical lines which resemble the sides of a nose and one horizontal one underneath where a mouth would be.