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20 Times Innocent Things Almost Gave People A Heart Attack



Sometimes you feel someone is watching you when sleeping and you see a shadow standing near the door, You freeze in panic and your mind begins racing: should I call the police? Scream? look for a weapon? Or maybe face it? Then suddenly you feel relieved when you notice that the shadow is just a black coat hanging in the door.

People are sharing the times they were terrified because of optical illusions, coincidences or just simple misunderstandings. Weird reflections, spooky shadows, or a seemingly sawn-in-half dog – check out the list of pictures that nearly gave people heart attacks in the gallery below and share your own stories in the comments!

#20 Wife Left The Gloves To Dry, I Almost Had A Heart Attack


#19 Slept Over My Moms House Last Night And This Scared Me More Then I Would Like To Admit


Optical delusion challenges our feeling of reality, they make us realize that what we see is simply our brains’ best interpretation of the visual cues our eyes provide. Our brains have adapted not to see what is actually there, but what we consider as useful to see.

#18 Had To Look Twice


#17 Whoever Did This Gave Me A Heart Attack


#16 My Dog Is Trying To Scare The Hell Out Of Me


Optical illusions occur when a visual scene unfolds that is different from what our brain has decided is the norm, and it will respond in odd and often confusing ways until finally arriving at a conclusion.

#15 Every Time I Come Home Late My Neighbor’s Burglar-Proofing Cardboard Cutout Gives Me A Minor Heart Attack


#14 Scared The Hell Out Of Me When He Moved


#13 My Grandma Taking A Nap. Scared The Hell Out Of Me At First


#12 My Friend’s Way Of Drying Shoes Scared Me A Bit. I Thought She Was Hanging Out Her 11th Floor Window


#11 My Wife Tossed A Comforter On A Chair To Dry, I Nearly Had A Heart Attack


#10 Was Eating A Packet Of Walnuts When I Happened To Notice This… Almost Had A Heart Attack


#9 My Aunt Got Her Dog Groomed. The Groomer Only Has Half Of His Right Arm. It Looks Like He’s Elbow Deep Into The Dog, And It Freaked Me Out When I First Saw The Picture


#8 I Bought My Wife (Who’s A Professional Photographer) A Thermos In The Shape Of A Camera Lens. It Always Gives Me A Mini Heart Attack When I See It Like This


#7 I Didn’t Realize My Wife Left The Kids’ Presents In The Car Until I Checked The Rear-View Mirror


#6 I Put My Son In A Halloween Onesie Without Thinking Much About It And Gave Myself A Heart Attack At 2 AM


#5 Cat Gave Me A Scare This Morning. It’s Paprika


#4 My Cousin Woke Up In The Middle Of The Night, Randomly Looked At The Baby Monitor And Saw This. She Said It Scared The Hell Out Of Her


#3 Scared The Hell Out Of Myself


#2 When You Walk In Your Room And Have A Mild Heart Attack


#1 Sister Just Freaked Out, She Thought Someone Was In Her Flat. It Was Just Some Clothes Hanging Up In Front Of The Window


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