Bizarre ‘floating ship’ spotted off UK coast in mind-bending optical illusion

A BIZARRE floating ship was spotted mid-air off the UK coastline in a mind-bending optical illusion.

The massive tanker was seen in Palm Bay, in Margate, Kent and it looks as though it is hovering above the water.

Mark Leworthy spotted it and didn't miss the opportunity to take a snap.

He said: "I was sitting quietly having a bit of breakfast when suddenly I looked up and saw this.

"Please tell me it's not a new type of hover tanker."

He joked: “Someone else said it was a new AirBnB.”

The floating phenomenon is known as Fata Morgana which is created when the sun heats up the atmosphere above either the land or the sea.

The warmer air sits above cold air which then causes the light from the ship to bend.

A photo of a group of teenagers looked like a normal coloured picture thanks to a mind-blowing optical illusion while it was actually black and white.

London-based digital artist Stuart Humphryes added a grid featuring colourful lines over the black and white image and explained how our brains “fill in the gap” of colour perception.

He said the picturedemonstrates the "colour assimilation grid illusion."

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