Is There Really a Hidden Message in These Phantom Pain Screenshots?

Stare at these screenshots of The Phantom Pain, the new game announced at the Spike Video Game Awards that pretty much everyone knows is really Metal Gear Solid V.

Ah, but do you need more evidence that this is MGSV?

Then keep staring.


Keep staring, because what some people might see as, say, a water stain, others see as the Virgin Mary. They did at a highway underpass in 2005:

Is There Really a Hidden Message in These Phantom Pain Screenshots?

... which brings us to this "discovery" by tipster Brian Lesyk:

Is There Really a Hidden Message in These Phantom Pain Screenshots?

I like Brian's spirit here. Even if he's just hallucinating, this is great. I wanted to doubt him, yet, when I look back up at the unmarked images, I can't un-see the M and the E in "Metal". And the G in "Gear" is now popping out. I am sure this is merely a psychological effect and that there is a fancy name for it. It's also too fun not to share.

Do you see any words in those shots? Or the Virgin Mary?

Photo: Chicago underpass image by Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo