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Offline hope513

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Ok something very strange just happened to me!....I looked directly at the three lights in the ceiling fan as I leaned back to stretch in my chair...of course now seeing spots when I closed my eyes....I noticed a tiny array of colors and light...I kept my eyes shut so I could make out the shapes....I saw the symbol Mc2 or something very close to it with rays of color coming off of it...so I google "mc squared" even before I thought about the meaning/formula...the image faded before I could see the"E" but um

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Re: Seeing illuminated symbols after staring at lightbulbs
« Reply #1 on: 23/11/2013 02:08:50 »
Please don't stare at lights , you could damage your eyesight.

In order of probability (IMO) ...

#1 The filament in incandescent bulbs could look "M" or "C" shaped , (depending on the angle you view them from).

#2 the afterimage resembling letters was created by a combination of  saccadic movements of your eye , and head movement , see painting with light ...



#3 the afterimages were just a random pattern only vaguely resembling letters,
 like the word "allah" appearing in fruit and vegetables ...

#4 incandescent bulbs have a brand-name painted on the globe.
 
 
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Re: Seeing illuminated symbols after staring at lightbulbs
« Reply #2 on: 23/11/2013 05:19:45 »
I remember recently closing my eyes and looking at the sun. I saw a lattice.

At 18 I was tested in a machine for brainwaves, I had to hyperventilate. I saw a white alphabet board like a childrens' one.
 

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Re: Seeing illuminated symbols after staring at lightbulbs
« Reply #3 on: 23/11/2013 05:37:59 »
I remember recently closing my eyes and looking at the sun. I saw a lattice.

There is the phenomenon of phosphenes which can be grid/mesh/lattice ...
 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphene


Reminds me of those video-feedback-loops :
when you point a camera at a TV/screen showing the output of that camera ...


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