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Originally posted by Aelfrede
Was wondering if any of you have noticed a strange see-through rippling effect in the air at times (inside and outdoors/cold and warm weather)? The closest I can compare it to is like the ripples of a heat wave on a hot summer day or the shimmering effect that radiates above anything hot like radiators. Sometimes when I see it, the whole thing can swirl around and move more - on such occasions I might realise a fly has just flown past me and seems to impact this see-through swirling 'stuff'. But other times, after close inspection of the room I'm in, there is nothing, no flies - seemingly nothing to cause that rippling stuff to swirl and shift about.
I also see that static effect that I've heard mentioned on other threads. Also the darting around 'microscopic creature' type things that dart about, noticible especially when looking up at the sky. I also see what I call 'dings', flashes of light that can vary in colour and size. Sometimes they look orb like. Also unusual fast movements in my peripheral vision like something is there, but when I look there's usually nothing.
I have had my vision tested numerous times since experiencing this phenomena (had this for many years, but seems to be intensifying more in recent times). I had the eye pressure test, that was fine. The optician said I had 20/20 vision. I don't have any medical problems that would cause these effects. Also I have floaters as well, these are completely different to the other phenomena and just float about in relation to eye movement.
Anyway, I would love to hear from others who have noticed this rippling effect in the air and the 'movements'.
I also see what I call 'dings', flashes of light that can vary in colour and size. Sometimes they look orb like. Also unusual fast movements in my peripheral vision like something is there, but when I look there's usually nothing.
Also I have floaters as well, these are completely different to the other phenomena and just float about in relation to eye movement.
Originally posted by gwynnhwyfar
reply to post by Aelfrede
I get shimmering zig zag lines that obscure my vision, and occasionally my vision breaks up entirely and I can't see at all.
Believe it or not, blue flashes on the retina can actually be, a very sensitive person, detecting Cherenkov radiation from nuclear effects
Originally posted by Erowynn
I've experienced everything you've described; visual snow, waves in the air, 'dings' as you call them, random sparks of light that are usually blue but sometimes other colors. I don't know if these are separate issues or a syndrome or what causes it but it does seem to be increasing in frequency.
Cherenkov radiation (also spelled Čerenkov) is electromagnetic radiation emitted when a charged particle (such as an electron) passes through a dielectric medium at a speed greater than the phase velocity of light in that medium. The charged particles polarize the molecules of that medium, which then turn back rapidly to their ground state, emitting radiation in the process. The characteristic blue glow of nuclear reactors is due to Cherenkov radiation. It is named after Russian scientist Pavel Alekseyevich Cherenkov, the 1958 Nobel Prize winner who was the first to detect it experimentally. A theory of this effect was later developed within the framework of Einstein's special relativity theory by Igor Tamm and Ilya Frank, who also shared the Nobel Prize. Cherenkov radiation is sometimes considered to have been predicted by the English polymath Oliver Heaviside in papers published in 1888–1889, although Heaviside's prediction considered particles hypothetically moving faster than light in vacuum (which is impossible, according to the modern theory of relativity).
The frequency spectrum of Cherenkov radiation by a particle is given by the Frank–Tamm formula. Unlike fluorescence or emission spectra that have characteristic spectral peaks, Cherenkov radiation is continuous. Around the visible spectrum, the relative intensity per unit frequency is approximately proportional to the frequency. That is, higher frequencies (shorter wavelengths) are more intense in Cherenkov radiation. This is why visible Cherenkov radiation is observed to be brilliant blue. In fact, most Cherenkov radiation is in the ultraviolet spectrum—it is only with sufficiently accelerated charges that it even becomes visible; the sensitivity of the human eye peaks at green, and is very low in the violet portion of the spectrum.
Does anyone else see a strange ripple effect in the air?
Originally posted by TheQuantumAnomaly
Per the tiny dots, I have the same thing, it's Blue field entoptic phenomenon, or basically, seeing the highlighted shadows of white blood cells in the eye. For the ripples, that, I do not have an answer for. You're not hallucinating, or crazy, or have anything wrong at all. Check wikipedia for a deeper explaination.