Photo shows ship floating above water. Do our eyes play tricks on us?

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The optical illusion is commonly seen in the Artic, but it appears “very rarely” in UK waters over the course of the winter months. An image that appears to portray a ship floating well above the ocean waters was captured by an man taking a stroll along the English coastline, according to the BBC. The stroller, David Morris, said that he was “stunned” when he saw the hovering machinery of the coast of Cornwall near Falmouth, which BBC Meteorologist David Braine explains is the cause of a optical illusion, or as he refers to it a “superior mirage.”

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