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Need Help With Strange Anomaly, What Did I See?

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posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 10:21 AM
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This is in the grey area forum because I seriously have no idea what to make of this.

Last night I was reading an article on my pc whilst waiting for ESO to finish it's big update, so my eyes were focused on the screen somewhere in the upper centre. I suddenly saw out the corner of my eye a sort of strange rectangle flickering anomaly to my upper right of my view above my lamp on the wall. When I looked up it disappeared and didn't happen again. No sound, no detection of any temperature change or feeling of static or anything else, just the visual out the corner of my eye. I do not take illegal substances, don't smoke and had only had a few glasses of wine (which is my usual for a Friday night).

I don't know if this was actually there or something happened with my eyes to cause this or something happened in my brain to make me see this, all I know is I saw it. It has bugged me so much that today I made a gif animation (having taken a pic of my pc/lamp/wall) in order to try and replicate what I saw, including getting the duration of the even about the same. I made a once only gif, so you can see what it was like as an event and a continuous gif so you can get more of an idea of what it looked like. If you look at the pc screen, as if you are reading it somewhere in the block white text, you will experience what I did.

So, has anyone else had this? Anyone have knowledge of eye/brain activity that could cause this? On a more fanciful train of thought, could it be paranormal? 'Glitch in the matrix'? I just don't know what to make of it.

Once only Gif (not sure if this one will play as the screen loads and then not be able to be set off again)




Continuous Gif





posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 10:25 AM
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a reply to: CthulhuMythos

How long was the lamp on for?



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: EA006

Not sure, an hour or so or maybe at that point it wasn't even on, as it is light here till till fairly late. Can't remember if the light was on at that point but it was not that late when this happened so if it was on, it was not on that long. Though can't remember seeing the light pattern it makes on the wall when I think back, so maybe was not on at that point.

eta: Though when on it makes a kind of uneven shape and what I saw was rectangular, just like I show in the gif.

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posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: CthulhuMythos

What's the lamp shade made of, and is there a radiator behind your p.c?



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 10:39 AM
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A glitch in the programming of the universe ? More likely retina "burn in" from looking at the PC screen for a while....I have saw white walls turn blood red from this same thing.



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: EA006

The lamp is made of that resin stuff that a lot of gothic statues are made of and no the radiator is about 1.3m to the left and was not on.



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: CthulhuMythos

Was there a window BEHIND you?



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: mysterioustranger

nope the window is to my left and I am on the first floor. The only other thing that was on last night was two small usb driven fans (coz was hot), one on top of my pc pointing to my upper body and one down the side of the table pointing to my feet.



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: CthulhuMythos

Seems like a combination of things, heat, light and potentially staring at the screen too long.

Maybe it's why you seen a rectangular shape. YouTube video?



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 10:53 AM
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a reply to: EA006

I was reading an article which was all text, there was no video playing, and the movement made my eyes jump from the screen to the wall. I spend most of my time at a pc so staring at the screen is nothing unusual for me. I don't see weird stuff, have heard the odd thing that was totally unexplainable, but never anything visual. This thing is bugging me, no end!



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 10:53 AM
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Well, we've both having the same experience(s.) I'm constantly seeing things right on the periphery of my vision, and same thing, it's gone when I turn to look. This may simply be a component of our vision, but I don't know. Have you been experiencing any, what others would call "paranormal" events, besides what you've seen recently?



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: CthulhuMythos

It could be "migraine sans migraine", so migraine without the headache. I had this from time to time, although when the visual effects were gone, a little headache and nausea came in most of the times.

For me the flickering starts somewhere in the middle of my field of view and takes about half an hour to move slowly out of my view (always to the upper right corner).

Sometimes I have some short flicker like you describe too.

Migraine sans migraine is what my doctor said back in the days, but while googling the correct spelling I read, that it also could be some kind of epilepsy or also blood flow disorder in part of the brain...so maybe something to take a look at. Better visit a doctor if it should happen again.



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: donktheclown

This was quite within my visual perifery limit, which is why I could see the shape and moving bars so well. There has not been anything paranormal in here for quite a while (used to hear thumps up stairs and my daughter used to avoid certain rooms on her own, but with a help from a friend, he managed to clear all that up). So I really am clueless as to what this was. A total first for me I have to admit.



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: CthulhuMythos

What were you reading. Be specific please.



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: 1muzzle
That's a bit scary sounding. I have had some sore heads this week I have to admit. I also have a bit of horners syndrome in my left eye, have had it for a few years now, which sometimes causes me pain in my eye, however, if I close my left eye whilst reading the screen, I can't see the section above the lamp too clearly as it is on the perifery of my left eye, but much more visible with my right, so thinking it was mainly my right eye that detected it.



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: EA006

I can't totally remember, was a white page in the background, maybe Jim Stone related. Let me see if I can find it in my browser history at all.



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: CthulhuMythos

If it should be the same thing that I have, then it is "in your head"..you would still "see" it while your eyes are closed.



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: CthulhuMythos
As I stated earlier , the most likely cause was staring at the PC screen for a while. Judging by the scale and the size of the image , it is in proportion to your wide-screen LCD.This happens a lot. Generally in a silent migraine , it is a considerably brighter "flash" of white light that lasts for a few moments.

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posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: EA006

I am not sure what I was reading at the time, might have been a yahoo news article about a boy who had been kept shackled and tortured by his carers, but I looked at a lot of pages. Sorry I can't remember the exact one.



posted on Jul, 4 2015 @ 11:14 AM
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a reply to: 1muzzle

It only lasted for maybe 2 seconds, basically like in the gif, it appeared, flickered with the verticle bars jumping about randomly (or so it appeared) and then when I looked over it was gone.



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