Having just returned from vacation in my home state of Colorado, I have some images I will be posting over time. This was taken on a ride I have taken several times over the years, and it never gets old. Creede is an interesting place. Read about it here.
The word comes from the Greek words para (παρά, “beside, alongside, instead”) in this context meaning something faulty, wrong, instead of; and the noun eidōlon (εἴδωλον “image, form, shape”) the diminutive of eidos. Pareidolia is a type of apophenia, seeing patterns in random data.