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I have been aware of this for as long as i can remember, i will try my best to describe what i can see. what i can see is millions of millions of tiny tiny dots flying in all directions, up down, diagonall, around. they appear to be in more concerntration in darker light, i can see them with my eyes shut and open, when i was young 3-5 i interpreted them as 'atoms' but i have disreagarded this theory, now i seem to be able to contol them, make them fly in directions i want them to, and make them circulate objects and when i shut my eyes to form numbers and letters, it is all very odd and it isnt black blindness dots, its more like the pixels on a tv screen but constantly shooting in all directions , is it normal? is there any explination?
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vhayes8886
omg i have that!!! i cant controll them though.
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I have that and I can't finger out why but it's been like this before I can remember
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Same! I thought they were atoms too, when I was younger. XD
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Sorta late on this post, but I see them too. It's not floaters because I've had floaters before and they're completely different. And it's not retinal detachment, I've seen these billions of dots my entire life. I actually misunderstood them for atoms as well. I've also heard of a thing called Visual Snow but it's not that either because these dots can be easily ignored.
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I still have those too, I'm not sure if it has something to do with impaired vision or not but I have the same thing, like little bright white dots everywhere squiggling all over the place... I had them more when I was younger with perfect vision, but now with contacts that let me see 20 20 I still see them... Who knows honestly XD
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I have it too but don't know what it is. I think everybody has it. Maybe some people don't notice? I think they are gas molecules because they tend to just shoot in whichever direction they want. Plus, I noticed that when I fly, there aren't as many dots and they are easier to see. This makes sense because the air is at a lower pressure and thus lower density. This is my theory anyway.
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phew i'm not crazy. i can see them too :P
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Me too ! I see them too ! Have seen them as far as I can remember. Feels so good knowing I'm not the only one :)
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Oh and iv just noticed, they cant be air molecules, because i can see the same dots and thingsthat sometimes hover in the air in cicles when i shut my eyes, or put my hand infront of my face.
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I've always seen it too. And I can control them. especially when my eyes are shut.

My mom's paranormal explanation was that I could see energy which is why it was colorful for me and I could effect it.

My theories lean more towards people who see it have very vivid imaginations and visual memory even. Still not exactly sure WHY they're there in the first place

NOT FLOATERS. I hate when people say floaters cause I have floaters too completely different
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I've always been able see these too, for as long as I can remember.

I just wanted to say that your mom's theory is absolutely correct, that's exactly what we see. We see energy.
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i dont think it is connected with headaches and what i see is not floaaters, what i see is alot of single atom like orbs floating around and sometimes the connected in a strand of them and some will have a black dot right in the center. any input is welcome besides that from dumbasses saying its floaters cuz it isnt.
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also i can make them come and go as i please. move them around. i thought at one point i was actually seeing what science calls dark matter. a mysterious substance said to be the glue that holds the universe together.
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... I can see and do the same.. I mean, when my eye is open, where I'm focusing, when I move my hand, they move. I have yet to try and 'control' them.. but I sure will now...

Any insite would be wonderful.
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I can move them when my eyes are shut though and my optition said they were floaters and I got really angry with him because there NOT
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I see them too. If you focus on them enough, you can see the the dots swirling around. If I try hard enough, i can make them turn dark colored. But unlike some of you guys, i see them a lot better in the dark and can control them at will.... weird huh
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It's called visual snow and no one knows what really causes it. I have it too.
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My theory is: you are high.
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You're a robot b
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I have this too. I find it really annoying. And its NOT floaters. big difference.
for me its more prominent at night, even if I'm somewhere bright and if I look at dark things (into dark rooms)
I've heard it might be connected with headaches.
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Sounds annoying
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I see them too. I've always interpreted them as either the cells of my eyeballs (or actually just the lens and eye tissue covering my pupil) or the actual air--as if I can physically SEE all this "empty" space.
They move around a lot but I don't think I've ever controlled them.
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It's the tiny bits inside your eye ball being reflected back through your lens it's normal :-) or if you see hexagonal clear shapes floating through the air, that is moisture in the air :-)
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DannyKanes is right. You're eyes from figures from reflecting light. Now I'm not too sure about the moisture one b.c i don't have this problem; and controlling them is probably just b.c you're very focused on the light when you move your eye and it trails behind the dot.
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IrishPunk16
they're eye floater, I've got em too. Unless they're really messin with you dont worry
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I have no idea what your all talking about. I can't see them but it does sound interesting
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they are called 'floaters'
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Wow, i didnt know other people saw the same as me, and arnt floaters like really big things, these are small and everywhere, i mean i can see n all.
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But floaters are usually big. I mean I see tiny circles, like billions and billions of them, in the air. These are dots that are so tiny you can't pinpoint an individual one, you only see clusters and clusters.
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Anonymousness
I see them too.
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My theory is that all those clusters of dots are air molecules. If you see dots and you can move them, then those are floaters.
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It doesn't sound like floaters (which I notice too sometimes) but rather like retinal detachment.
Here's that part from Wikipedia:

"in a process known as retinal detachment. This will often leak blood into the vitreous, which is seen by the patient as a sudden appearance of numerous small dots, moving across the whole field of vision. Retinal detachment requires immediate medical attention, as it can easily cause blindness"
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I've always been able to see them. If my retina had detached I would surely have been in some big trouble by now.
I've noticed that they are so much more obvious and brighter when you you look up into a blue sky.
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I had retinal detachment about 5 or so years ago and those floaters are pretty big and hard to miss.
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iv had it for as long as i can remember.... and i can see /\ - /\
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I had them when i was younger too.
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i think i have seen what you are talking about before. but i see "floaters" often in bright light.. and i don't have eye problems..
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It could be bits of protein floating around in your eye. Its normal so I wouldn't worry but if it gets too annoying you should talk to your optometrist about it.
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I cant walk from this so easy.
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it is normal. as a newborn i was choked by my mothers cord. it wasnt till my wife was in medical school and she studied my eyes that i found out that i had scariing in the the back of my eyes from birth that caused these spots. the more scarring the more spots. sorry guys it is irreversable.
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I see them to and they really frustrate me sometimes! I cant move them though!
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This is so releaving. I have fought this for so many years. And the first time I really ever looked into it. I found you guys. Thank You ! I obviously expereince the same. However, I dont think I saw a answer ??? Again, thank you guys and this sight. I will reread comments.
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kittylitter101
MAGIC POWERS.
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Little balls of light moving around seemingly randomly; like a cluster of mosquitos flying in a group, but they dont jut stay in one area. Sound about right? I've seen these for a while too and I'm leaning towards it being energy in the air, because no matter where you go or how dark or bright it is its still there. I see them in the air and on objects, like my skin or on walls. Its not floaters, its not retinal detathment.
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Oh my gosh i used to have those too. I least i had something like that. Mine were blue and red only. I couldn't control them though. Also i thought floaters are what you get when you look into a a bright light (like when your light is on in your room and you look at it) and you have this little dot that follows you around and changes colors.
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no, they are not floaters. floaters are just pieces of old capillaries that have come loose and float in the inner eye fluid (normal). they are not retinal detachment. and nobody can see individual molecules of air with the naked eye.

when i was a child, i experienced these "night pictures" as full fledged hallucinations. they have backed off quite a bit later in life, but are still present if i look up at a dark ceiling or walk around out in the pitch darkness. these are a natural process of the mind. in fact they are in part firings of neurons in the brain related to inactivity. i believe the term is "neural boredom". nerve cells do not like to be idle and will pop out signals when none are present to keep in shape. they are also highly related to the effects of sensory deprivation tanks.

<a href="http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/10/hallucinations/" rel="nofollow">http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/10/hallu...</a>

everyone has them to a greater or lesser degree. they do not originate solely in the eye, but in the entire visual system of experience and interpretation (which is why they are different in everybody).

and yup, they are normal.
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not floaters... when you look everywhere and instead of a pure color, like black, just matte black, you see black with a lot of like billions of small specks of colors.

i've read somewhere that it is due to the constant bombardment of cosmic radiation, same thing with the radio when you turn it on or the tv when you turn it on, you get static, or when you hear at night when no other sound is around, lots of sssssss zzzz static, what we see is the visual image of these static from cosmic radiation.

astronauts see this more profoundly and even feel it like streams of things through their brains. a warm feeling in the skull kinda.
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I used to experience this nightly as a child. I would be wide awake in my dark room and I would see little colored dots floating all around. My room would be full of them. I could wave my hand through them and they would move. It also seemed like the dots flowed through me. They would appear to go in one side of my body and out the other. I was never scared of them, they seemed normal to me. I remember asking a few people that would be sleeping in my room sometimes if they saw them, but the answer was always no. The dots gradually disappeared over time and I've never seen them again. I have 20/20 vision and am perfectly normal and do not have any psychological problems. I will say that I'm a huge dreamer and I have had very vivid dreams throughout my life that will come somewhat true. They are usually about someone that I havent seen in years, and low and behold....I will run into that person the next day. I don't tell people in my everyday life about that because I don't want people thinking I'm nuts. Don't know if they are related or not.
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I've have seen them all my life as well. I would like to add two things about what is being describe here.

During broad daylight if I stare at any solid object these "particles" are orderly. They appear in even rows criss crossing each other. The floor or ceiling or any flat surface it appears the same.

The second thing that is very weird and hard to describe. This happened a few times in different places that I have lived in. In the middle of the night I wake up and look around the room. The first time I thought I left the light on. Then I noticed it was not normal vision it was these billions of little light "particles" making up the objects. The other weird thing was my eyes were still closed and when I opened them it was pitch black. This also happened twice outside but it was much more surreal. I will say this, each and every time it scared the crap out of me.

One of my friends, who is Japanese, said there was a simple explanation. That Humans have this capability and it somehow involves multiple senses. I am not talking about being psychic! He went on to explain that, cough, that there is a Ninjutsu technique to train for this so called sight. I was just happy for a possible rational explanation. He could have been pulling my leg though :(
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I see many layers. The most pronounced layer is something that looks like tiny raindrops slanting sideways. It changes whether it goes diagonally from left to right or from left to right and I haven't figured out the pattern yet.
The next layer looks like tons of tiny tiny sparks or stars twinkling. Sometimes I see little tiny explosions of blue or red, and this happens in various spots of my vision.

It all sort of looks like little tiny specks of dust floating in the air, but even tinier than that. Sometimes the particles look like they are bouncing off objects, such as my computer right now. I never noticed it until one night I was reading a book and it looked as if it was on fire.

Anyways my brother and I have the same thing, though he's not as detailed. He basically just sees the rain. We both refer to it as static though, similar to the black and white noise you would see on old TVs.

Does anyone ever have to focus their eyes differently in order to really see them? I can usually pick them out if I focus, but to really see their movement I have to focus a certain way. It's like focusing a dsl camera lense in a way, or like looking at an upclose object, but then looking farther out past that close object while still keeping the same focus as you had on the upclose object. ....I hope that makes sense to someone.

For anyone saying that these are floaters, I highly disagree. You would understand how different this "static" is from floaters if you had them.

For anyone saying that you can control the static? That's awesome. I've never been able to do that, and I've just recently been paying more attention to the static. I've heard tons of different stories; some say it's atoms, some say it's dark matter, some say it's just the blood vessels in your eyes. Hopefully some day we will be able to figure out an answer to this, or at least know whether it's good or bad and what this skill will do in terms of our life (teach us something? do harm to our body? be a new voyage into science?). We shall see!
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I have the same this but I have had it as long as I can remember. At first as a kid I thought they were atoms but I got over tht theory. For me they form around objects and it does that in the dark to. And when I close my eyes it makes shapes appear and numbers and the shape of other objects I've seen.
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While siting in my jeep on lunch I was looking at the clouds in the sky focusing far away with my shades on first i noticed those eye floaty things that everyone sees then i started to see a massive amount of small little white dots all moving in different directions some seems to orbit and move around others some moved quickly and vanished some of them look like there jiggling in small circles but there patters seem random... i can now focus and do this by wherein my shades and looking at the sky idk what they are but its very strange and not sure what the heck im seeing.. wareing shades seems to help me focus easier on them but not necessary.
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hmmm maybe this is the answer...


http://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/tiny-moving-dots/
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Lie back on a cloudless day and let your eyes rest on a deep blue sky. As you relax and stare at the sky, you should begin to see faint dots of light moving quickly around. It may take ten or fifteen seconds before you begin to see the dots. Or they may look like tiny flashes of light.

However they appear to you, those tiny dots are really blood cells moving in the retina of your eye.

What’s Going On?

At the back of the eye in the part called the retina, are the photoreceptor cells that detect light and send signals through the nerves to the brain.

In the eyes of invertebrates, like insects, snails, and spiders, the nerves go straight from the back of the eye to the brain.

In the eyes of vertebrates, such as mammals, birds, and reptiles, the path that the nerves take from the photoreceptors to the brain begins at the surface of the retina in front of the photoreceptors.

Those nerves then come together to form the optic nerve, passing through the retina on their way to the brain.
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Ok, so this is what I see, it's basically dots, dark blue on the outter part and then yellow, then orange, and red is the center color, but I see them as far as I am able to, but i have to focus a certain way, and it geta difficult to sometimes but I've been able to see them evwr since I can remember and they always move down. I only see them in the center of where I stare, and no further. Idk what it is, and none of this has really helped. But idk if anyone else has the same thing because a lot of these are all different, maybe it looks different for everyone?
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Have you guys considered it to be Visual Snow? Sounds like its that, which is not normal. There are doctors studying this at the moment but no explanations as of yet. Google Visual Snow..
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I don't know what it is but ive been able to see them since I was a child. At first I thought they were atoms but then thought maybe it might be neutrino particles but they are supposed to be 1000 times smaller than an atom so I have np clue. If it is neutrino particles we're seeing, Thats some crazy $h! T.
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It's the force. You must be a Jedi. Wanna join the dark side? We got t-shirts!
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I remember that from when I was younger. I don't see them anymore though.

If it doesn't bother you, it doesn't sound like anything to worry about.
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I've seen them. They're like floaters[1] but are smaller, faster, and there are more of them. I think that's just the liquid in your eyes doing funny reflections.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floater
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darmin
Its normal
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Late on the post... I have these dot things too, but I can only really see them when I look at a large patch of bright colour (like the sky on a clear day).

It's not floaters, stop saying it is :\.
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