posted on May, 13 2013 @ 09:27 AM
reply to post by swan001
From the wiki link
can appear alone or together with several others in one’s visual field. They may appear as spots, threads, or fragments of cobwebs, which float
slowly before the observer’s eyes.
Never alone and many more to constitute it as several, some times it would seem as though they are in the 1000s and more and at times can stay in my
field of view for some time and move at accelerated/decelerated rates.
The description from wiki below does somewhat explain the why we might see something like this
Floaters are suspended in the vitreous humour, the thick fluid or gel that fills the eye. Thus, they follow the rapid motions of the eye, while
drifting slowly within the fluid. When they are first noticed, the natural reaction is to attempt to look directly at them. However, attempting to
shift one's gaze toward them can be difficult since floaters follow the motion of the eye, remaining to the side of the direction of gaze. Floaters
are, in fact, visible only because they do not remain perfectly fixed within the eye. Although the blood vessels of the eye also obstruct light, they
are invisible under normal circumstances because they are fixed in location relative to the retina, and the brain "tunes out" stabilized images due
to neural adaptation. This stabilization is often interrupted by floaters, especially when they tend to remain visible.
However, as pointed out above its way more than one or several, they are somewhat luminous and in my experience move individually at various speeds
with what I perceive as acceleration and deceleration.
It could be the same thing we experience just that our symptoms of this entoptic phenomena is rather more severe as I see multitudes not several and
depending on emotional state can focus better on an individual bubble for moments at a time but usually detracted by the thousands or even millions
covering my field of view but not blinding me from what I am looking at.
Most times they come into view when proceeding outside on a sunny day and looking at the sky.
Can then look around and see them everywhere, even though when I go from looking at a blue sky to the ground or even the side of the house they at
times stay in my sight, other times the vanish when looking at something darker but with a bit of focus can make the visible again.
I'm still on the fence as to how its been explained because much of the explanation makes much sense, however the descriptions are somewhat
My crazy mind likes to think of the Lion king and when looking up at the stars is looking at the kings of the past is some what similar to when I see
or others see these floaters or whatever one wishes to call them, I like to believe that its some sort of spiritual experience we are having, but
science and logic of today like to put a sock into that kind of thinking which at times I tend to do also but the child inside of me seems to suffer
when I do.