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Images when eyes are closed.

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posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 12:29 PM
I was just wondering if this happens to anyone else. It has been happening to me for about three years now. It seems that whenever I'm in a state of relaxation i.e. Laying in bed trying to get to sleep, resting or just generally sitting around with my eyes closed I see faces of people who i've NEVER seen before and see places that I've never seen before. I cant tell if im seeing them with my eyes or my minds eye though. Sometimes the faces are nice faces, Smiling or you just feel a loving sensation when you see them. Sometimes there are horrible images. Scary faces, faces of things that look evil. A recent example of this was when I was laying down trying to relax myself as I am a highly strung individual and I saw an image of a man working in a factory. It was just a flash but something about it freaked me out. What could this be? could my brain just be bored and be conjouring these images for no reason? Do I need to challenge my brain more?

posted on Nov, 5 2006 @ 03:59 PM
YES in a word. This happened to me all of the time in the same situation you described. It was usually when I was going to bed and would close my eyes and the images would just come. At the time most of them were very pleasent I felt like I was just popping into to someone's life and see them at that moment and then another image would take it's place.
They would only last seconds but I could see it in all it's clarity.
I didn't really know how to describe them until one time I was able to validate it with someone I know.
I was able to "tap in" to my roommate and then the next day I was able to confirm details with her about where she was, who she was with and what she was eating at the time at the time it was happening. That was cool and then I kind of knew that those images I was seeing nightly were actual people I didn't know doing things at that time. It was fun! UNTIL...
After a while those images began to get violent and bloody. I had seen a woman with dark hair, shoulder length with bangs with a gash on her forehead and she was underwater with her eyes open.
It was so profound and it tortured me thinking that what I was seeing may have happened or was happening. I decided that I didn't want to see things like that and not have the means to help someone or do anything about it so I asked that I no longer recieve those images. I basically shut my mind down to it and to this day I haven't had any of those images again.

That was about 7 years ago that I had the image of that woman and I can still remember her face.
I just returned from a ghost hunting trip in Colorado and there was a presentation by Leslie Rule. In the presentation she was showing cases that she was involved with. One was of a woman that had been murdered back in 98, they found her legs in 99. She was underwater and had been drowned.
To this day she is a Jane Doe and the case is unsolved.
That woman was the one I saw in my image. Like I said I never forgot her face when I saw her and here we are 8 years later I see her again in a presentation of unsolved cases.

Be careful about what you are seeing. Perhaps you can fine tune it. I don't know how but then you can help someone in need.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 03:49 PM
yeah i have experience with this; I remember in my childhood me and my sister before going to sleep would tell each other what we saw with our eyes closed.

later on it looks to me like the same things that are described as the inner eye or the like. but i'm not sure.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 03:53 PM
I have the same kind of experiences and they do happen just before I go to sleep. However, I tend to get them alot during the day aswell. I could be having a conversation with somebody and an image of a person or place would flash into my mind. A very detailed image, like a photograph. In colour.

The last one I had was of an old woman pushing a bike up a steep hill, the road was cobbled and she had a scarf around her head. I was viewing the scene from behind and above.

It intrigues me and I usually write down what I see and how it felt at the time.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 04:05 PM
While not exactly the same topic, this thread also talks about coloured shapes behind the eyelid.

For good information about this subject, try Googling 'phosphenes' and 'entoptics'.

The shapes and colours which you see behind your eyelids are a normal occurence, but the mind will try to make sense of them by trying to fit the shapes into recognizable objects by morphing them.

Seeing peoples faces, anvils, couches and cars out of such amorphous things is the same as seeing faces, etc. in clouds.

If you've ever done a job all day long, like picking strawberries or apples, etc., when you close your eyes you will see them again clearly.

posted on Nov, 7 2006 @ 06:19 PM
I dont want to sound critical but I'm pretty sure everyone does that. YOu can't help it. Even if you closed your eyes and saw a black nothing your still seeing something. It really is just imagination. Your daydreaming without controlling it. The thing is we can always count on our brains for entertainment. Could there be something more? In most instances, no. You never know though. However I can assure you that for everyone who reads this thread, They can probably all attribute this to an active imagination that never shuts off. Ask yourself this: Do you see images and faces when your eyes are open? If the answer is "yes", then why shouldn't you see them when your eyes are closed?

posted on Nov, 9 2006 @ 08:23 AM
I disagree with you Freebrain.
I have had the opportunity to actually confirm an image taking place at the time it was taking place with the person I saw at the moment it was happening.
I do not attribute this to an active imagination.

I have also confirmed just recently an image of a woman who met with an early death and is still a Jane Doe according to the police and yet I saw her being drowned. Did this image occur before, during or after it happened? I have no idea but I do know that this woman does exist or did and that I had never knew her in life.

While I do agree that everytime one closes their eyes the images could just be playback of the subconscience picking things up we are not aware of, I do not believe that in all instances is that true.

posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 11:26 AM
I have this happen all the time. I just relax and go with it and see what appears before me. Nothing is ever violent. It's mostly people, places, things that come and go rapidly and that I have no idea who or where they are.

I'd like to get them to slow down so I can get a better handle on them and see if they tell me anything - either about my subconcious or in a metaphysical way.

[edit on 11/18/2006 by FlyersFan]

posted on Nov, 19 2006 @ 02:51 AM
This has happened to me quite a bit in the last 1 to 2 years.... I can't really remember when it started happening. For me, most of the time it will happen if I am trying to take a nap mid day. It's not that im making pictures in my head like seeing something in a cloud or making images of or the colors or blackness when I close my eyes. It's much more clear as if I was looking at a picture, or watching a movie. Most of the time it's people I don't know or a place that I have never been, at least not that I remember.

It's something between the time when I am awake and asleep. It's not a dream because sometimes I am tring to make sence of what I am seeing and I try not to open my eyes. I only started doing that when I realized what was happening. When it first started I thought it was the start of a dream until I realized that it was happening when I was still awake. Or at least aware. The strange part was when I realized that I could focus on certain parts of the image or move around in it. The tricky part was keeping my eyes closed because when I realized what was going on sometimes I would remember that's not where I was and open my eyes. But, at the same time as remembering not to open my eyes I had to remember not to close them to tight because then the image would fade away into the darkness.

That's all I really have to say about it. I don't know where the images are coming from. I don't know if they mean anything. I couldn't even tell you if the images are of real people or places. I do know that when taking these day naps I know if I am going to see images or not shortly after I fall asleep. And most of the time they are followed up by vivid dreams.


posted on Nov, 25 2006 @ 07:15 PM
Yes I have seen shapes with my eyes closed.

One of the most memorable was a kind of clay tablet with symbols on. I am sure I would recognise the symbols again. I did a google on clay tablets etc but I saw no images like these.

I seen a kingfisher, a butterfly and a stone face amongst others but I just put it down to imagination...

Weird thing is just after the clay tablet visualisation I had the word(s) "Bare Glas"
(not glass) come into my mind I thought someone had said it to me and repeated it out loud for confirmation...only then to realise again that I was alone.....

These were not dreams....weird.....

The noggin is a strange thing........

posted on Nov, 25 2006 @ 07:30 PM
your mind is able to do alot of things, just today i heard we humans have the genes to regrow limbs, although people think those same genes are turned off durning birth, sciencetists just need to find out how to coax the brain into wakin up the genes, in alot of ways this is what i think is happening with modern man's brain! Technology an many other creative input is waking us up into new ways of thinking which in return is stiring new reaches in the brain, More an more people will realize that all have the ability to ESP an thusforth a whole new way to live.

now shapes an colors are normal in your second sight area (behind the eyelids) but the images are a bit different, yes certain images are related to repetitous work an or imagination, (imagination has been closely linked with ESP) but when yer relaxing thats when your closest to yourself, an your connection between everything else, your mind wants to be used, but can only do so thru what you know, (just like the aztecs seeing spanish ships as "moving Mountains" becuz they never saw such large sails an ships before),

your brain can only relate these images to what you know, i bet if you relax yourself an meditate on any given image you may bring it back up as well some more about that same image, possible words flashing, other sites so on, research what you see if it rings a bell, theres all kinds of beings around us in other realms an so forth an many are talking to us we just arent listening, even thoe we dont think they exsist doesnt mean they dont.

becarful thoe, just as theres a fine line between Geinus and insanity theres a even finer line between imagination an "the all" of your minds eye.

[edit on 25-11-2006 by Tranceopticalinclined]

posted on Nov, 25 2006 @ 07:31 PM
Like most of the posters here, I oftenly have these kind of images when I try to relax as well.
It's strange, sometimes is followed by intra-cranial (I don't even know if this word really exists, but anyway..) sounds. It's fun, but I've never seen a face, only places.

posted on Nov, 25 2006 @ 07:41 PM
I get this as well. All of the images come true for me in the future. I'll see places I haven't been for example. And then the next day I'll be driving somewhere, and see that place, etc.

posted on Nov, 25 2006 @ 10:03 PM
Yes, this happens all the time to me too. It happens while my eyes are open as well when I am sitting and just trying to relax or kind of drift off in thought.

I think alot of it is just some thing our brains/eyes have going one and it means nothing really. Like dreams are often 'just dreams'. But there are times when these things are more than just 'stuff' we see.

You will know the differenence - honest, you won't miss it!

posted on Nov, 30 2006 @ 07:02 AM
I see Mind Picture's in my Mind's Eye and alot of other thing's in the Nightside, obviously alot of people interacting with each other, introducing themselve's, you know we are all Telepathic.

It's called Supta, the process of going to "sleep," but also did you know that some people can pactise better with their eye's open wide, it's hard to do.

It's called "Yoga Nidra," now I have had success with Post Eight Degree Magick's esp after the Hard Orgasm, with the 3rd Eye - and interesting experience's with Supta Deep Breathing's, which culminated in the Belief whether I was getting spied on by other Operator's or we were Meme-Sharing (as we share water in "Stranger's In A Strange Land, which mention's Rabelais and AE Crow-ley).

Relaxation is the Key 23 to this biz - either Hypnotic Agent's or Dreamilke Reverie where Ego Loss is Encroached I think.

Slow Ritual Muzik can help so can ChemoGnostic Agent's.

I have seen a strange Alphabet which may have been referenced from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."

I have had strange "hit's" with Art getting produced, very Dark with Black Helicoptor's and Alien's in it.


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