Posted: May 24, 2014 10:17 pm
by Weaver
This is a great example of the mind seeking to draw patterns and connections.

First, you equate the string and an arrow.
Then, you say the cheese is in both bottom left corners - though the cheese in the first card is actually middle height. But it's sort of close, so you ignore the difference.
Next, you say the cat was drawn as a circle like the cookie - if you ignore the bits that aren't circular, then OK.
Finally, you equate a frosted cake with a scone.

If you ignore enough inconsistencies, then you can be easily drawn to think that what you have are a suspicious number of coincidences.

This doesn't mean that there is actually anything suspicious there - any supernatural connection. It's just that we tend to remember things that seem to connect, and ignore all those things which don't. This is exactly why cold reading and other "psychic" BS works so well.