In January 2006 in New York, the patient of a well-known psychiatrist draws the face of a man that has been repeatedly appearing in her dreams. In more than one occasion that man has given her advice on her private life. The woman swears she has never met the man in her life.

That portrait lies forgotten on the psychiatrist’s desk for a few days until one day another patient recognizes that face and says that the man has often visited him in his dreams. He also claims he has never seen that man in his waking life.

The psychiatrist decides to send the portrait to some of his colleagues that have patients with recurrent dreams. Within a few months, four patients recognize the man as a frequent presence in their own dreams. All the patients refer to him as THIS MAN.

From January 2006 until today, at least 2000 people have claimed they have seen this man in their dreams, in many cities all over the world: Los Angeles, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Tehran, Beijing, Rome, Barcelona, Stockholm, Paris, New Dehli, Moskow etc.

The theories of the bald, bushy-browed guy range from some sort of Jungian archetype to the face of God to some real-life human who invades other people’s dreams. Or it could just be a generic face that we perceive as being unique and recognizable.

Or it could be time to get out your tin foil hat because this man’s face is being beamed into our heads for mind control, and only some remember him and their dreams. Or there could a somewhat simpler answer:




  1. Wretched Gnu says:

    The man’s got a head like an effing orange. Is it Karl Pilkington?

  2. ecp says:

    Hey , I bought a used car from that man!

  3. Mr. Glum says:

    What’s my picture doing up here?

  4. Benjamin says:

    Never seen the man before in my life. (Awake or asleep)

  5. Mojo Yugen says:

    I’m going to be so disappointed if that’s the face of God.

    (OK, I’m an atheist so I’m going to be disappointing if there’s a God at all.)

  6. Blocking faces says:

    Praise be to the add-on Gods for making Ad-Block.

    I mean like hellloooooo, who needs to look at that every time they visit a blog, even once.

  7. Dallas says:

    I knew PeeWee Herman was special.

  8. rudedog says:

    isn’t that the face of the guy in those magnetic toys. where you move the metal filings around with a pen-magnet to create drawings/art?

  9. Miguel says:

    Nope. Never seen him. And that’s good, since my recurring dreams involve pretty attractive ladies with whom I fall in love…

    This particular guy reminds me of one José Eduardo Moniz (Googleimage the name), until recently a bigshot in on «e of our (Portuguese) TV stations, TVI. I wouldn’t take ANY advice from him.

  10. Jopie says:

    Well done viral-marketing story?

    The owner of the site: http://thisman.org/
    is a guerilla-tactic viral marketing company.

  11. Uncle Dave says:

    #9: You mean this guy?

  12. Pmitchell says:

    he has a strong resemblance to Alfred E Newman

  13. rudedog says:

    hehe ok maybe not Uncle Dave LOL.

  14. Dread Pirate Roberts says:

    INCONCEIVABLE!

  15. chuck says:

    #2 you’re just off-the-hook, monster-raving-looney crazy, aren’t you?

  16. jopie says:

    #17

    NOOO!!! DONT FEED THE TR…..

    aah too late. You even granted the douche a question mark!

  17. dusanmal says:

    Actually there might be quite simple scientific answer to this, if true. Look at some “averaged faces” experiments (sorry can’t find any link on short notice but Google it and you’ll find it) where portraits of a large segment of population are blended together. Except for the hair, all other features mimic results of such experiments (exaggregated rounded up features, larger eyes, larger eyebrows,…). Ex. it could be just “average person” look – as averaged by our own brain from all the people we have ever seen.

  18. Hmeyers says:

    Aw shit@!@!@!

    .. the Sandman is back!

  19. amodedoma says:

    #14 pmitchell

    Nailed it!

    It also looks like the ‘little person’ from the Twin Peaks dream/hallucination/vision scenes.

  20. LDA says:

    No.

  21. Dr Dodd says:

    I’ve seen that face. It’s usually accompanied with songs like Sweet Caroline or Cracklin’ Rosie.

  22. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    #17 Now you’ve done it. Most people treat Alf like that homeless guy pushing the shopping cart full of garbage around and yelling at passing cars on the highway. Ignore him and he’ll go away.

  23. Nick says:

    It’s Mango! (SNL’s Chris Kattan)

  24. green says:

    Quote from So I married an Axe Murderer:

    Stuart Mackenzie: Look at the size of that boy’s heed.

    Tony Giardino: Shhh!

    Stuart Mackenzie: I’m not kidding, it’s like an orange on a toothpick.

    Tony Giardino: Shhh, you’re going to give the boy a complex.

    Stuart Mackenzie: Well, that’s a huge noggin. That’s a virtual planetoid.

    Tony Giardino: Shh!

    Stuart Mackenzie: Has it’s own weather system.

    Tony Giardino: Sh, sh, shh.

    Stuart Mackenzie: HEAD! MOVE!

  25. green says:

    ….
    Stuart Mackenzie: I’m not kidding, that boy’s head is like Sputnik; spherical but quite pointy at parts! Now that was offside, wasn’t it? He’ll be crying himself to sleep tonight, on his huge pillow.

  26. Carcarius says:

    I was thinking George Costanza, but I think Alfred E. Newman may be it.

  27. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    GW?

  28. Sister Mary Hand Grenade of Quiet Reflection says:

    That man stuck his finger in my ass.

  29. blassi says:

    Looks like a balding version of Kevin Rose.

  30. Angel H. Wong says:

    Andy Kaufman is calling from beyooooond *weeeeooooeeeeoooo*


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