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Silent animation makes a 'thudding' sound

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Podo

I've seen many visual illusions, but never an auditory one. That's really cool.

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Vanillon

Seeing the pylon hit the ground does make my ears feel like there has been a sound, it's neat!

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RabidMongoose

Its definitely an illusion because closing your eyes stops the sound.

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XenoFish

Didn't work for me.

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_KB_

Oh, sinestesia, cool

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MisterMan

I heard nothing.

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Nzo

Its just conditioning from having watched television and movies. You will perceive a sound even if its not there because your mind will fill it in. Watch a similar video with the sound on over and over then turn off the sound.. Your mind should fill in the sound for you.

Its just another mind hack.

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bison

Heard a faint sound at the time of some of the illusory impacts, not all. Very faint; not as loud as should be expected from such an event at this apparent range. Turned the sound on my computer completely off, to guard against the possibility that there was low level audio, even though it's claimed that there isn't. Made no difference.   

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seeder

Nope, cant hear a thing

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taniwha

The whooshing of the swinging wires were louder for me but more than that is the gleeful "yippppeeee" each time the pylon jumps in the air ^_^

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strunk64

Can't hear the pylon landing, but because of the vibration of the video I could feel a vibration in the center of my body. Like it landed far away.

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Michelle

People who are easily immersed in a good book will hear it. I set the stage of every book I read, in my head.

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mysticwerewolf

I could not hear anything but I could feel every hit, that should have been a thump, as a vibration through the chair I am sitting in.

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mbad spelling and added words.

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Mr Walker
11 hours ago, UM-Bot said:

An animated GIF of a jumping pylon seems to create the illusion of sound even when there is none.

http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/313855/silent-animation-makes-a-thudding-sound

Interesting. Even with the sound switched off,  I could not only "hear" the sound but feel my desk vibrating with each thump, yet as soon as i closed my eyes both sound and motion ceased.  I think it is a form of auditory conditioning and you would get the same effect watching a pile driver.  You know the sound effect so well that your  mind  "fills it in"  even when it's not there.

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Susanc241

I can’t hear or feel anything either, even though I tried to summon both!

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dlh

I can feel this more than hear it. But I do hear a faint thud.

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rashore

Didn't work for me, even when I tried to "see the sound". Might be because it's really windy today, and the noise of that is overriding the illusion.

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XenoFish
15 hours ago, strunk64 said:

Can't hear the pylon landing, but because of the vibration of the video I could feel a vibration in the center of my body. Like it landed far away.

Wut?:huh:

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Ryu

Actually, the only sound I could imagine was that silly "Sproing!" sound in the game "Yoshi's Island".

It is somewhat alarming that our brains are not fine tuned enough to decipher between real physical input and conditioned, imaginary sensations.

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UFOwatcher

I must be a Neanderthal, I heard and felt Nothing, nada...

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sanchez710

Nope, nothing for me.

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Jon the frog

I react to the ground hit, not sure what it is but there some reaction for sure.

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Herr Falukorv

The only sound I can hear here is my tinnitus :huh:

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TripGun

Facebook told me that if you don't hear it your a sociopath

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