Briana Hansen
July 05, 2016 9:20 am
Illusion Of The Year/YouTube

Prepare to have your mind officially blown by one of the simplest yet most innovative illusions we’ve seen. It’s so impressive, in fact, that it won the Best Illusion of the Year.

Behold… a square that is also a circle. Or rather, a circle that is also a square.

Illusion Of The Year/YouTube

And if you’re thinking there’s no way that’s possible and/or everything you ever thought you knew must be a lie, take a seat as you see this illusion in all its glory (with multiple versions of this shape).

Illusion Of The Year/YouTube

Yep, your eyes are not deceiving you. Or, well, maybe they are. Either way, that’s a bunch of complicated shapes that look nothing like their reflection because magic is apparently real.

This is a totally innovative and impressive visual illusion (which we would totally believe to be actual sorcery if it weren’t labeled an “illusion”). It takes an amazing amount of creativity plus an awesome understanding of engineering and perspective to pull off. Or, maybe, Hogwarts has finally allowed one of its students to do magic here in the muggle world in order to help promote the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie.

Whatever the answer is, we’re impressed.

After a little bit of digging, we found another wizard? someone who was able to explain how at least part of this illusion is even possible. So if you want to learn how this trick is even possible. So if you’d like an explanation, check out this video.

Otherwise, you can just watch and re-watch this video and enjoy the fact that there are still ways you can be awed and believe in magic like you did as a kid.