Knot Cool, Man. Knot Cool.

A couple of years ago my family went on vacation to P.E.I. and rented a small cabin. The place was quiet, the beaches were lovely, everything was nice.

Except for one tiny little thing.

Picture of a knot in a wood ceiling.

This was my view from bed.

If you don’t have pareidolia, you probably don’t see a problem.

But if you do?

Knot in wood turned 90 degree counter clockwise, doodled to reveal the evil clown face hiding in the knot.

How was anyone supposed to sleep peacefully with THAT staring down at them?

Eventually I pointed it out to Mr. Defaceit, because, well, how could I not?

Not surprisingly, he couldn’t see the evil clown. But eventually he picked out this face:

Knot turned another 90 degrees counter-clockwise (180 degrees from original) and doodled to reveal a silly, cartoony, singer with hair blowing in the wind.

Needless to say, it was much more comforting to see a silly singer, than it was to see a creepy clown, so I made sure to focus on that when I was lying in bed.

You’d think that was the end of the story.


As I was noodling and doodling with this picture, I found a third face. One truly scary to anyone who’s been reading this blog.

Same knot, turned 90 clockwise from original, doodled to look like a punk duck with a green mohawk and studded collar.

Why is it always ducks?

Quacking up

It’s not just faces I find in everyday items. Sometimes it’s animals.

Especially ducks.

Group of berries in the shape of a duck. Word bubbles say "How did the writer know her plumber was a duck?" "She saw its butt-quack"

It’s weird, right? That I see ducks.

Yale have to believe me, I don’t want to.

And yet…

Lock doodled to look like Darkwing Duck

Okay, now you know I’m not just weird, but old, too.

Seriously, though, sometimes I wonder if Gary Larson was onto something.

Anatidaephobia: the irrational fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.”

-Gary Larson, The Far Side, Universal Press Syndicate, 1988
Sword case with a latch and nameplate that look suspiciously like a duck's face. Speech bubble says, "Quack!" aggressively.

Nevermind, I’m probably just imagining things.

After all, I’ve always been a bit of an odd duck.

GIF of zooming in on the 'face' of the creepy duck seen above.