When Shawn Reischauer and his brother visited a store in Illinois, they did not expect to come out of it with a viral video. But that’s exactly what happened, thanks to a mirror selfie video they made out of “boredom”.
Shawn ‘s video has become a confusing optical illusion that is making people around the world scratch their heads in confusion. In the video, you can see Shawn looking at himself in a mirror – until the camera zooms out to reveal another reflection of him looking at himself in the mirror. This happens again a third and a fourth time – until the camera pans to the right to reveal him standing in the middle of a store, nowhere near a mirror.
Watch the confusing clip below:
After watching the clip, many viewers were left convinced that the video was made by twins – or that magic was involved. However, 22-year-old Shawn denies it, according to Metro. He claims that while his older brother Christian filmed the video, he does not feature in it and that he does not have a twin.
“So what you’re saying is human clone?” questioned one person on Instagram. “I’m so confused,” said another. “What is this sorcery?” a third wrote.
Shawn explained how the mirror optical illusion was made to Metro.
“What the viewers can’t see is that my brother was recording into one mirror, and that I was leaning on the opposite mirror behind him,” he said.
“The reflections make it appear that I am either in front of him, or next to him, which is why the last ‘me’ seems confusing.”