Social media users have once again been divided by an optical illusion that has been doing the rounds on the internet.
A seemingly innocuous picture posted to Twitter has users arguing over whether they see a dog or a creepy clown face.
Hundreds of people have been sharing the image, with some seeing both the clown and the dog, while others can only see one or the other.
The majority of users seemed to be able to spot the dog easily but struggled to see the clown face.
In order to spot the clown, try covering the dog’s eyes and picturing the face turned slightly to the left.
The dog’s nose is one of the clown’s eyes, the white strip on its muzzle is the nose and the mouth is the black area beneath that looks like it is stretched into a wide grin.
One user outlined the face to make it easier for people to see the other side of the illusion.
Others suggested cropping the photo to cut out the dogs eyes also helped them see the picture of the clown.
If you are one of the people that spotted the clown face straight away but can’t see how it becomes a dog try looking towards the top of the head and finding the eyes.
Once you see the eyes and the nose then the image of the dog should appear.
This latest illusion comes more than five years after the infamous ‘What colour is this dress?’ debate.
In 2015 a picture of a striped dress flooded the internet, sparking a major debate over whether the item was blue and gold, white and gold or blue and black.
Even celebrities joined in on the debate, with Kim Kardashian seeing white and gold but claiming her husband Kanye West seeing black and blue.
Pitch Perfect actor Anna Kendrick agreed with Kim, saying she could only see white and gold.
What color is that dress? I see white & gold. Kanye sees black & blue, who is color blind?
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 27, 2015
If that’s not White and Gold the universe is falling apart. Seriously what is happening????
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) February 27, 2015
The creator of the dress, Roman Originals, later revealed the true colour of the dress was in fact blue and black.
The reason people saw the colours of the dress differently entirely depended on an individual’s perception of the lighting in the room.
Because the picture was taken on a mobile phone there was a lot of uncertainty around the lighting conditions, leading to people seeing the colours differently.
If people perceived the dress and being in shadow then you were more likely to see the dress as white and gold or if you thought the dress was photographed in bright light you may perceive it as closer to blue and black.
Originally published as Creepy optical illusion baffling internet