Lifestyle Pets Spooky Fish in Chinese Lake Looks Like it Has a Human Face The carp's unique markings make for one eerie optical illusion By Kelli Bender Published on November 11, 2019 03:12 PM Share Tweet Pin Email The lake has eyes! Tourists in southwestern China got a bit of a fright when they thought they spotted a human face floating through a lake. Turns out the spooky sight was actually a fish with some unique markings. The fish, which has been identified as a carp by USA Today, has it own, normal fish eyes and mouth, but the dark markings on the fish’s head makes it look like it has a second set of more human-like features. This eerie optical illusion was caught on camera by one onlooker who spotted the fish. The footage has now gone viral, unnerving animal lovers all over the world.