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I see colors when I close my eyes... am I insane???

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posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 08:20 PM
I also see colors sometimes when I close my eyes. I don't see any one particular color, but yellow and orange stand out the most from time to time. Sometimes its just blue and purple, but sometimes I get the bright colors too.

I've got a cataract on my right eye (trust me, I'm far too young for one - had it since I was 6), and just always assumed that was why.

I don't see shapes, just the blob that gets smaller and smaller then disappears, and keeps doing that until I open my eyes.

I don't think I'm crazy.... lol

- Carrot

[edit on 2/8/2009 by CA_Orot]

posted on Feb, 8 2009 @ 09:08 PM
reply to post by Icon_xof

I have always een colors when I close my eyes. Sometimes blobs, sometiems flashes of light, sometimes very intricate swirtling patterns. I thionk its really cool. I sometimes study them for periods of time

posted on Feb, 24 2009 @ 12:37 PM
I have yet to register with this site, but upon reading this thread, I had to reply.

I, too, have seen the violet light within my mind when I close my eyes, or make a conscious effort to bring it about. In my case it goes a bit further. When I meditate I focus upon the violet/blue light within my 'third eye.' After a few minutes of concentration, the violet light is replaced by a tunnel of white and black squares that are swirling in a vortex-like manner. While this happens there is a strobe effect also taking pace within my mind, lighting up everything within my mind just as a strobe light does in a dark room. Now here is where it gets interesting.

After the violet light, vortex and strobe light, I begin to see moving images in my mind. These images are just as if a television signal is being beamed directly into my mind. I have seen people and places that seem eerily familiar to me even though I cannot positively identify them. One particular image that has been engrained in my mind involved watching thousands of workers digging into the side of a mountain to perhaps hide something, uncover something or create an underground shelter.

I have had clairvoyant and paranormal experiences my entire life. I am also a trained scientist--holding both a B.S. and M.S. in chemistry. I also hold a B.S. in physics. Now, I'm not telling you this stroke my ego; I'm saying it because I want all who read this post to understand that one can be both a scientist and a mystic.

Anyway, with some practice and patience, you'll be able to expand the light within your mind such that it fills every niche in your mind's eye. It has also been my experience to see the violet light become a very bright white light which is almost blinding even whilst sitting in complete darkness.

One day while focusing upon the violet light and reaching the point where the light filled my mind's eye, my fiance called upon me for help. When I opened my eyes, every object in the room was violet and white. Upon seeing my fiance I could only see (what has been called) her light boy.

This spiritual phenomenon has increased in recent years within myself, and if one were to use the internet as spiritual litmus paper, it is increasing in all who have quietened their egos in order to hear the soft whisper telling of the impending reality that is soon to manifest.

Until I have an official account with this site, please feel free to contact me at:

In the Spirit of Friendship, Love and Truth

posted on Nov, 1 2009 @ 06:32 PM
I have been seeing a staticy image of green and red dots for years. Its different from the afterimages you see when you close your eyes. Good to see im not the only one.

posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 08:10 PM

Originally posted by Icon_xof
I brought this up to my optometrist during my last appointment and she just looked at me like I was crazy and said she had never heard of it before.

So does this sound familiar to anyone, or am I nuts?

Yeeah thank god I wasn't alone in thinking I was nuts. It has happened to me for as long as I can remember and I can still do it close eyes and dark black nothing then almost central a small spot of variable colour weather it be red, purple, green etc will form and grow bigger and closer toward me.

During this it will change shape, colour, size and when I was small it would spread into a kaleedescpoe pattern of multitudes of colours.

The colours can be dark shades and morph into day glo bright and can be intense.

posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 09:10 AM
I've always seen color when my eyes are closed - along with shapes and pattern - I guess I assumed everyone sees it

I only see it if I think about it though - maybe that's the thing - you have to look

so even with your eyes closed - maybe if you look, your brain will give you something to see automatically

also - your eyes can detect light when they're closed

posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 09:34 AM
I believe what you are seeing are called phosphenes.

If the eyes are shut tightly,the lights apparently seen are phosphenes..The luminous impressions are due to the excitation of the retina caused by pressure on the eyeball.

Hope that helps.

Thank god for my handy answer science book.

posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 09:49 AM
reply to post by DrumsRfun

I knew there was an explanation!


Thank god for my handy answer science book.

where can I get me one of those?

posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 10:12 AM
reply to post by Spiramirabilis

Well I have the collection.
Handy science answer book.Science and technology dept of the carnagie library of Pittsburgh.
The handy ocean answer book.Thomas Svarney&Patricia Barnes Svarney
The handy dinosaur answer book.Thomas Svarney & Patricia Barnes Svarney
The handy bug answer book.Dr. Waldbauer

Some of the best info books I own.


posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 09:17 PM
a reply to: Icon_xof

I have this too! Not sure what it is but I see weird things, I'll explain.

I see symbol-like things written in like a marker that changes through the colors of the rainbows, vibrant when I closed my eyes. I'm weird

posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 09:38 PM
a reply to: TarzanBeta

I don't see the purplish border you see. I do see colors and patterns of colors when I close my eyes...and more so when I press on my closed eyelids. Or IF I ingest an illegal substance that is delightful (which, god knows, I would NEVER do).

But I don't see color anomalies when my eyes are open. If I walk outside in the sunlight and then go back rods are all screwed up and things might look greenish and then red until my eyes adjust.

posted on Jul, 6 2017 @ 11:22 PM
Has to do with light.

posted on Jul, 7 2017 @ 11:05 PM
You can see more imagery or better clearer pictures if you are up 18 hours or two days. I used to read a lot about dreaming and lucid dreaming. You are not crazy, everyone when they look at the sun or trails late at night. My friend sometimes suffers from vertigo when his eyes are open. Thats scary to hear him describe, i guess like that Alfred Hitchcock movie . As long as the colors dont "animate" shows for you or start talking to you, lol, your not crazy. Everyone look at something than close eyes and you can see traaces. Its normal.

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