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As intimidated as you are by this terrifying sight, your rational mind slowly illuminates that your fear is a fruitless vanity that whilst not easily overcome under heavy emotion, is eventually withered away spectre by imaginary spectre until the only explanation left for the spellbinding curiosity is natural and menial.
Three Steps to Reason
- The first thing your mind implores you hold evident is that Plato was wrong. There is no higher reality, only reality. Things can only exist and interact with each other within reality itself. 
- People are (generally) excellent at pattern matching Unfortunately, this also means that we see patterns when there really aren't any there at all.
- People are (in general) especially excellent at recognising the features of other people. Again, this means we personify many things that match some of the features of what we have classified as features of people, even if we only managed to hazard a timid bleary eyed glimpse of the subject in question. There is a caveat to this one, whilst generally true, there are some people that actually can't recognise faces at all - they have a disorder called prosopagnosia, and facial recognition can be more difficult in people who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Whilst not proven in any sense (at least to any of which I can easily find), to say people with prosopagnosia or other facial recognition difficulties would not suffer as commonly (or even, at all) from the effects of pareidolia is a limb I am willing to go out upon.
Now that you have gradually illuminated the darkest most tenebrous domains of the irrational mind with some reason, you can see that the face you saw is merely the way in which the light of the sunset was falling on the trunk. You can see that the roots are not moving, but are stationary, as there are no obvious signs of previous movement.
You conclude (correctly, as it is the most simplest explanation) that the plant is growing in such a way so as to encourage the optical illusion of pareidolia, and the accompanying feature of the illusion of apparent movement only adds to the chimerical optical supposition.
This plant, whilst interesting and useful, is not able to wander the rainforest in search of its' vindictive retribution deserved by its' defiling adversaries.
It is: just a plant, that can turn earth air, water and sunshine into glucose and other carbohydrates. The natural explanation isn't actually that menial at all, it's just not that unique.
Thanks for Reading,
I'm Nick Emblow, and this has been Skeptistizard.
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