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Hannah wrote at 2008-08-20 09:48:43
Ruling out health issues this sounds to me like an opening of your psychic vision. You exhibit the same symptoms as me and I am 100% healthy. You may start to hear voices especially at night. Try to see this positively and ignore it as for me it is very benign and somewhat matter of fact when it happens.


Joanne wrote at 2008-10-03 21:39:21
I am 50 and also see faces when I close my eyes.

My experiences are similar to the ones described by the 25 year old female. All my visions started about a year ago. I do not have a significant health problem that I am aware of except for the fact that I get preservative triggered migraines.

I do not recognise the faces which are very clear and detailed. I find it impossible to visualize a person that I do know with such detail. I have see faces appear mid-air right before me, eyes wide open, but only twice in my lifetime.

I do not see floaters, however I do see small dime or quarter size blue light flashes (mid air, eyes wide open). I have also had other visions, (eyes closed) that are so detailed I feel like I'm watching a movie.



Comments? Guidance?



Thank you kindly.


christmasorange wrote at 2008-12-21 06:17:46
Wow. The description of the faces was perfect gestures, no sound, eye contact/none. I see them too.  I don't know any of them, or at least recall them, it happens every blue moon.  I am pretty narrow when it comes to putting things inside my body.  I am just a Mommy of two. Just thought I would give my two cents..

I am not alarmed, but should talk to my husband about this.

Thanks,

M


yyk wrote at 2009-05-02 04:47:43
Hi,

I had the same prob. Indeed, I had sleeping problem. Infact, I was sleeping walking when I was a kid. But since I was doing bikram yoga about 3 months ago, all those faces are gone now. You couldn't believe how peaceful I feel now. 'no one' bother me anymore :)

Give it a try. I'm sure there is one in your local area.

Hope its helpful.


Tassie Mike wrote at 2009-09-22 04:40:57
Faces when you eyes are closed!



There are lots of people with this gift/affliction, please do some in depth searches on the net and you will find that you are NOT alone. Your description fits so very well with my own experiences, dont be afraid, just investigate.



Cheers



Mike in Tasmania


mazblondie wrote at 2010-01-04 12:53:31
I am so glad to find this thread, i have been seeing faces just before i go to sleep for as long as i can remember, thety are never in colour always black and white, with red being the only colour i have ever sen, they are not usually looking at me, but generally to the side of me, they are men, women, children, all ages, races. I also often see just the eyes, almost like the rest of the face is blurred away, yet the eyes are vivid, it is only recently that i have been seing other things, like buildings, images, all very jumbled, i have started with the help of a very supportive husband, a vision diary, to see if any of the visions, or whatever they are, are pre cognative or not, or just random visions. I thought that everyne saw these faces, it would seem after asking a few people not everyone does.

I too am a migreine sufferer, cluster usually.




Elaine Taylor wrote at 2010-03-27 19:11:58
I see these faces also.  I shared this with another art enthusiast who sees them also, and I conclude that perhaps it is the artistic ability that creates in the subconscious.  I see one, then another, then another.  They are sometimes so distinct I remember them, and recall them,  enough to draw them if I had the ability.  Yes.  Sometimes I do see loved ones who have died, and the similarity if perfect, reminding me of the way they actually looked.


FE wrote at 2010-04-11 06:08:43
Sounds like you have a naturally matured third eye.



Check out kundalini yoga,  meditate a bit focusing on those faces and the sounds your mind sends you.



Its not a mental illness.


sunrise22 wrote at 2010-07-09 16:44:36
Hi I just want to add to this I see faces nearly every night sometimes they appear far away but when I try to focas on them they come near to me I'm not religiose but there is 1 face that looks like Jesus now i know that sound silly but this is what i see I also see building and places aswell, its weird because when I see these faces I think about death and what it means I thought I was going mad im glad I have found this tread,



Paul

Ireland


Dancing with Light wrote at 2010-07-23 00:48:48
I also see faces when I close my eyes. If it is really dark I can see them vividly. They are strangers and sometimes they are glaring at me but most of the time they are just looking back at me. Little swirls of light and dances of dots float through my sight just before I fall asleep. I have mentioned this to some of my friends and family but they can not relate. I find comfort in the strangers faces before my slumber


Ray wrote at 2010-08-09 21:05:21
For many years I have been seeing either expressionless or grotesque faces when closing my eyes.

In 1981 I went through a period in Primal Therapy. This certainly did alleviate the condition while in the therapy.

My opinion is that seeing these images is a consequence of severe repressed anger and unexpressed hurt.

It would be interesting to know if others having

the same condition experienced any psychological

trauma in their childhood or teenager years.


adara wrote at 2010-08-11 23:28:57
I am 22 years old, I have been excersizing my psychic abilities constantly, practicing breathing techniques and doing whatever I can to open up my third eye as much as possible. About two weeks ago, I was sitting on the bus on my way home staring to the front and i started to see vivid pitures of people's faces (people I have never met before). It was like a slideshow. I had never expirienced it before and it was all very new to me. Last night I laid down to snuggle with my boyfriend of 2 years and I closed my eyes to see a woman, slightly thin. Her hair was swept to the side and was a light brown color. I kept the image in my mind for as long as I could, trying to figure out who it was. After focusing for what was probably 30 seconds or so I realized the woman was me. But it looked like I was in my mid thirties. I was talking to someone but I couldn't hear what I was saying. I didnt freak out, instead I focused on who she could be talking to... then an image of an older version of my boyfriend flashed into my head. we were talking together, in our mid 30's or so. I can honestly say I was a little freaked out about the info I feel like I was given, but I am open to much much more in the near future.


John Din wrote at 2010-10-12 21:45:30
I'm happy to have found this thread. I thought i may have been going mad. Perhaps I still am. Anyway I'm a 28 yr old male. I've always seen these images when i close my eyes. They are always light outlines in the darkness when i have my eyes closed. Different color light outlines but light outlines none the less. When i was young I used to see shapes and spiral twirls. I'd also always see a young lion. it's eyes would comfort me. I haven't thought about it for a couple years now, but I'm having them again. Now I'm seeing a full grown lion face, mane and all. And i also see another face, an evil face. It seems as if the face is trying to scare me. I'm happy that i'm not the only one this is happening to. I'm really hoping its not a psychological disorder, and/or anything spiritual. I am a christian, so i do have belief in the spirit realm. i usually don't give a lot of credit to psychic phenomina though. pre cognitive stuff, or seeing the future, or whatever. i want to just add. I do drink on occasion. Once a week or so. Usually its me and a couple friends doing some shots or drinking some beers. I have smoked pot, but this doesn't normally happen when I do. I have heard noises and what could be voices when i've smoked pot, which is why i don't do it often.

also. outside of that I tend to see the "fuzzy picture" you get when you watch tv and the cable goes out. But i see it coming off the walls, an it seems to be a multitude of colors. I always just figured I was seeing the particles of light bounces off the atoms in the wall. I know that sounds koo-koo kachoo, but i figured i'd just list it in case any one else ever saw it.


hello wrote at 2010-11-03 20:33:16
i see faces when im relaxed and have my eyes closed i also see patterns all very detailed and simetrical the faces morph from person to person often turning into very evil looking devil like faces .sometimes i have visions in my mind of humanoid type charectors aswell.i once had a weird kind of blackout that must have lasted for a few seconds or so where all i could see was a strange round pattern rotateing in different directions with a triangle shape thing in the middle of it and i could hear a strange noise that soundes like god.yep weird aye but after that i saw the faces and patterns.by the way im not religeous in ny way shape or form.


Nat wrote at 2010-11-06 16:19:56
Seeing faces when I close my eyes started this year.  As many of the other threads have mentioned, they are vivid images of faces i do not recognise.  They do not scare me and I do not believe they intend to.  Ever heard the saying "you don't choose them, they choose you".  Well, this is a quote I once heard from a medium at a spiritualist church.  The medium was referring to spirits.  I believe this is why I am starting the see faces, it's almost like they want to tell me something but it's up to me to lead the way and develop an energy field to gain their trust.  It seem deep and spiritual but this is how I'm making sense of these experiences.  I went to see a well known, reputable medium 8 weeks ago and she told me I'm incredibly spiritual and should develop my abilities. I've always felt/known this but it was comforting for someone to reassure me that my thoughts, feelings and strong intuition are to be trusted.  My intuition is telling me that the faces I see are infact spirits.  It's a good enough explanation for me at the moment and it seems to link with much of what I have been told by the medium.  I actually feel comfort from the paranormal experiences that happen to me and will continue to embrace it was positive energy.


Randomxs wrote at 2010-11-19 00:26:10
I have read that the Brain automatically tries to find patterns in visual chaos to bring about order. I know I can see faces when I close my eyes but when I try to bring them in perfect focus and center them in my vision they change or disappear.I also see faces in floral curtains at night and woodgrain and other things as well. I would be inclined to think this is just part of a normal brain process rather then try to pin it to Paranormal or Psychic activity.

To reinforce this theory somewhat, during sleep your brain is busy sorting through all the events of the day and filing it all away for the same reason to bring order to chaos.More then likely the same reason you have dreams because of the Brain Activity during this sorting process  .


Mickslady wrote at 2010-11-26 23:01:07
Hi, I started seeing these faces within the last year.  It is usually when i am in those minutes just before dropping off. To me they are black and white and i normally get a bright light which slowly gets bigger showing a head/face. Sometimes i feel there is a nasty looking face but in the main they are ok. As one face leaves another comes forward almost as if someone just wants to say hi.  I am a 58 year old woman who does not suffer with migraines etc. Great to find this site.


Flood wrote at 2010-11-27 08:46:58
Be peaceful.  I have had periods in my life when I have seen random faces appear out of nowhere.  These spouts would last a few weeks and disapear. They would happen mostly at night and would peak to the point where they would be disruptive.



They are sometimes accompanied by spouts of auditory manifestations where I hear my named called by many different people; mostly whom I have never met.  They range in the hundreds of types of voices.  These too would peek to the point where I can't sleep, would last days, then fade away.



I say to you be at peace and do not worry because your mind is hard at work when this happens.  I do not know what it is doing but I akin this activity to that of dreaming.



I also akin this to a phenomenon that many of you have experienced, I am sure.  It is the one where you perform a certain very rare activity very intensely for an exceptionally long duration of time; say, a day.  An example of this would be... First time you drive a car. You go to bed at night and all you see are images, real or made up, of your day driving.  Or as it was the case for me on the last occurance of this it was a day moving.  We had just moved to our new house; the day started very early, it was exhausting, it ended very late at night and when I lay down to sleep I would be swarmed with flashes and clips, either made up or real, of our moving day.  This would happen with either my eyes closed or open.



Finally I would like to say that I am glad to see that most comments here do not refer to ghosts, esoterism, gods, phantoms, premonitions etc... With the knowledge that we now have as a species about ourselves and with the documented, researched and understood experiences of the sort by professionnals that dedicate their lives to such phenomenons by using the science methodology which is peer reviewed there is no need for fear fed or unverifiable belief induced explanations.



Be at peace, your busy brain is just busy doing what a brain does.  It will eventually be done and move onto other tasks that it does.



- Flood


cher wrote at 2011-05-28 00:29:38
I have been seeing faces since a near death experience when I was 6. It wasn't until someone told me about intercessory prayer that I figured it all out. Intercessory prayer is praying for someone else. My conclusion..these are lost souls caught in between and asking for me to pray for them. This is a gift God gives certain people. Now when I see them about once a month when I close my eyes I just pray for their soul. Sometimes a gold beam shoots down from the sky and they disappear and then I go to sleep. Sometimes there appears to be crowds of people looking at me and I tell them to go away I just can't pray for all of them right now and they disappear. I have also experienced while being awake with my eyes closed-a bright light in the shape of an angel appearing in the distance. Embrace your gift and learn how to use it for good.


nailingit wrote at 2011-05-28 04:59:37
I've been seeing definitive shapes and faces morph as far back as I can remember. I'm a 55 yr old male. Colors also that move and shape. The faces generally aren't human and I could relate to another poster that sighted eerie and demonic type shapes. Just at night at days end. I can allow myself to view or not. Some really scary crap. I had a good childhood so nothing repressed. I've also experienced a few paranormal events in my time. Peace.


Jimmy wrote at 2011-05-30 20:54:13
I am so excited to have found this thread.



The first time I saw a face appear was in 2005. I had woke up to use the restroom in the middle of the night. When I laid back down, and closed my eyes, almost immediately I saw a man in hid mid-forties, looking at me. His head was turned, and he was looking at me from the side. I saw the wrinkles in his neck from him turning and looking at me. He had brown hair, kind of slicked-back.



This image was so vivid that it has stuck with me to this day. Since then, I have seen other faces - though few and far between. I saw a girl in her early twenties with black-rimmed glasses.



But the reason I finally decided to start doing research about this, is because of the face I saw last night.



It was two in the morning, I just finished watching an hour of That 70's Show, when I rolled over and closed my eyes. Immediately I saw the most vivid face image yet. And you will probably think I am crazy when I say who it is, but here it goes: I saw the face of Jesus. I am catholic, but I am not particularly religious. And seeing that face, with the bloody crown of thorns, a thick beard, the piercing eyes, and blood on his coarse lips...I don't know what to make of it. I spent an hour researching... and have not found an image that comes close to what I saw...


Alex Pena wrote at 2011-06-03 14:36:39
I have opening my third eye now for 3 years and i am 47 years now.  The dreams are usually during taking a nap or right before i sleep and all are as described in this thread with faces turned and lots of people walking and buildings.  I had one the other day that was very strange. as soon as i took my nap i started with a 3D lucid dream and i wasn't sleeping so i took advantage of the situation and went with the flow. people walking from left to right i am between buildings etc as if i am not being noticed then as i am walking sideways everything gets dark gray and a face forward to me and looking just like the Russian dictator Lenin is staring at me and i said to myself that maybe i shouldn't be there and started to back off but i couldn't and then a very low voice spoke i couldn't understand and sounded demonic and at point i am telling myself to open my eyes but only one I am able to partially open and my entire body is frozen and still in the room with this stalin face and this time he speaks in english says "i'm never going to let you go". i wasn't scared and i told myself to say a prayer but when i started all that came out of me was this very low voice out of me very demonic so then i started visualizing Jesus Christ and white energy and that is when i broke out of it and opened my eyes.  i still wasn't scared but am wondering what that was all about.




NeeNee wrote at 2011-07-27 00:34:00
I started seeing faces about 15 yrs ago after being mugged in a store that I owned.  It was nothing nice. I began being awakened from my sleep by faces and they would seem very real.  Often I would get up and turn the light on and look around.  I also see something like a video moving very fast and it would be anything and everything...animals, people, shapes, flashing objects..typically in black/white but moving extremely fast.  I would liken it to an old Charlie Chaplin black and white movie.  Things move so fast that I can't keep up with the visions. I have no history of mental illness.  Does anyone relate to this type of sleep interruption?  By the way, I'm a 59 yr woman.


faulkner wrote at 2011-07-31 20:42:05
Okay, this happened to me several months ago. I was under extreme stress at work and had a migraine that made me vomit. I just started having headaches this year. Anyhow, I went home from work and covered all the windows, because the littlest amount of light hurt my head. I drew a hot bath and sat in the bath hoping to relax and the pain would go away. I was staring at the large tiles on the bathroom wall and all of the sudden the fake marble printed pattern on the wall began turning into faces of animals. I saw lions with their mouths open, showing their teeth and other animals. I first thought that the images must have been printed on the tiles but they started rapidly morphing into faces of people. I was not scared, but thought that I was going crazy. But I became very relaxed started trying to focus on the faces to see details. It was like I lost the visions when I tried really hard to focus on them, but then I would relax and see them clearly. They were not looking at me and a lot of them were straight profiles. These faces were not moving like video, but seemed more like snapshots. Then, I thought that it must be some weird bathroom tile and stared at another spot to see if it worked and it did, but it was slightly different. The images were not so close-up. They were further away and I thought I saw buildings that had been bombed out. There was rubble on the ground and holes in walls and buildings that were half missing.



I remember that I did not recognize the faces, but they had a familiarity. I write this because it reminds me of a dream that I had when I was a kid. I remember having a dream where I saw faces. I was seven or eight years old. I had a feeling that these faces were familiar too, but that I couldn't place them, I didn't actually know who any of them were. Later, in life I would have extreme deja-vu at times. I would meet people for the first time and feel like I knew their faces already, and somehow had some type of knowledge about them, but nothing I could put into words.



I have had two real experiences in my life when I have laid down to sleep and have seen, heard, and smelled things that I later determined were not there. I was not asleep, not dreaming. The illusions continued a bit afterward and were some parts were witnessed by other people.



Anyhow, I want to write about this here because it seems that others is this thread have had similar experiences and it feels good to say them in hopes that someone might be able to read it and make sense of it...  


peaches wrote at 2011-08-08 23:25:22
You may want to research temporal lobe seizures. I have TLE and often see and smell things that are not there. It's due to electrical issues in the temporal lobe of my brain. Heightened religosity is also a common symptom of TLE, especially seing Jesus' face.


pez81 wrote at 2011-08-24 14:33:22
It seems i'm not alone. I quite often see faces and hear voices just before I fall asleep. The reason I googled this was because of the nature of them and the clarity in which they appear. The best description I can give is that they are in HD. I can see the finest detailing on their faces, i only ever seem to see faces apart from on occasion where I was given a specific message to pass on. Which was correct and I didn't know the person. Anyway - last night I was just relaxing before I go to sleep, slow breathing (this seems to be the key for me). And I heard 3 or 4 voices over 5 minutes or so. The strangest one was a french guy, i could see his face very clearly and he said something to me which I can't fully remember now but I asked him to say it over and over so I wouldn't forget but i forgot it anyway. (12 hours later) I broke my train of thought when a women started talking and called someone something quite funny and I laughed out aloud. They all stopped at that point. I'm just wondering how I try encourage this and develop it.



Last night they all started talking over each other because I asked who wants to speak next. I am sure I must be mad.  


Shanti wrote at 2011-09-19 20:35:13
I won't go into what I think this is, but will say that I have seen these all my life. What's important is how to get rid of them. Burn white sage in your room every few days and it will get rid of the faces. Works like a charm.


Eileen wrote at 2011-10-24 14:23:44
It's so good to hear that I am not the only one. I'm 51 yrs. old and have had this happen to me all of my life. I never told anyone as a child and as an adult only a few people. I have been able to consciously be able to see these faces. When I'm going to go to sleep and the room is dark I close my eyes and find a tiny white light, I can focus on it by relaxing and it opens up. I see not just faces but people in the far distance walking around. Everything is black and white. I try and get closer but are never able to make out their faces. I told my mother about this when she was sick and a day or so before she passed away she had her eyes closed and said they look exactly the way you said they did. Since she passed away 5 yrs. ago my ability to do this for some reason has diminished. It is a very calming feeling when it happens, very peaceful.


Lgslayerr wrote at 2011-10-29 12:10:28
I just had a very extraordinary phenomenon, I haven't been able to sleep for 40 hours now and now when I close my eyes I am walking towards people an they are walking towards me. They sometimes say something while walking by me, all while this is happening the scenery changes, it goes from walking by bustops to parks to buildings. Some people say positive things to me some blurt out negative things. I then turned on my iPod and closed my eyes again. It takes about 5 seconds for people to appear but this time they are dancing with the music. I can also control when someone joins the line; the whope scene just looks like a huge dance train going down the street towards me.Scene keeps on changing and once in awhile I will just pass a big group standing still. If I open and close my eyes it resets the scene. The new scene is now a person pulling up to a chair from The left, then a new person from the right, the the left again and it overlaps the first person and they disappeared etc. I was actually trying to fall asleep so I tried blanking my mind. This part actually freaked me out. A buzzed hair fat Asian man in a white suit sitting on a golden kings chair was grinning at me almost as if he was saying that i shouldnt try to white the scene. He also had scary kinda wavey shaped eyes and his face was covered in white powder like in sisters of a geisha. He keeps coming back if I whiten the screen. Also, the only time I see a same person twice is if they are walking faster than me in my direction and cut me off.



Does anyone have any clue what this means? Keep in mind the reason I'm still awake is because I was at a concert and just have been not been able to fall asleep. My prediction is that I am somehow consciously aware that I am in dream state 1 and my brain is processing and filing people that I have seen in my life. Thanks for your help if anyone can explain this phenomena.


Lgslayerr wrote at 2011-10-29 12:10:36
I just had a very extraordinary phenomenon, I haven't been able to sleep for 40 hours now and now when I close my eyes I am walking towards people an they are walking towards me. They sometimes say something while walking by me, all while this is happening the scenery changes, it goes from walking by bustops to parks to buildings. Some people say positive things to me some blurt out negative things. I then turned on my iPod and closed my eyes again. It takes about 5 seconds for people to appear but this time they are dancing with the music. I can also control when someone joins the line; the whope scene just looks like a huge dance train going down the street towards me.Scene keeps on changing and once in awhile I will just pass a big group standing still. If I open and close my eyes it resets the scene. The new scene is now a person pulling up to a chair from The left, then a new person from the right, the the left again and it overlaps the first person and they disappeared etc. I was actually trying to fall asleep so I tried blanking my mind. This part actually freaked me out. A buzzed hair fat Asian man in a white suit sitting on a golden kings chair was grinning at me almost as if he was saying that i shouldnt try to white the scene. He also had scary kinda wavey shaped eyes and his face was covered in white powder like in sisters of a geisha. He keeps coming back if I whiten the screen. Also, the only time I see a same person twice is if they are walking faster than me in my direction and cut me off.



Does anyone have any clue what this means? Keep in mind the reason I'm still awake is because I was at a concert and just have been not been able to fall asleep. My prediction is that I am somehow consciously aware that I am in dream state 1 and my brain is processing and filing people that I have seen in my life. Thanks for your help if anyone can explain this phenomena.


Lgslayerr wrote at 2011-10-29 12:12:15
I just had a very extraordinary phenomenon, I haven't been able to sleep for 40 hours now and now when I close my eyes I am walking towards people an they are walking towards me. They sometimes say something while walking by me, all while this is happening the scenery changes, it goes from walking by bustops to parks to buildings. Some people say positive things to me some blurt out negative things. I then turned on my iPod and closed my eyes again. It takes about 5 seconds for people to appear but this time they are dancing with the music. I can also control when someone joins the line; the whope scene just looks like a huge dance train going down the street towards me.Scene keeps on changing and once in awhile I will just pass a big group standing still. If I open and close my eyes it resets the scene. The new scene is now a person pulling up to a chair from The left, then a new person from the right, the the left again and it overlaps the first person and they disappeared etc. I was actually trying to fall asleep so I tried blanking my mind. This part actually freaked me out. A buzzed hair fat Asian man in a white suit sitting on a golden kings chair was grinning at me almost as if he was saying that i shouldnt try to white the scene. He also had scary kinda wavey shaped eyes and his face was covered in white powder like in sisters of a geisha. He keeps coming back if I whiten the screen. Also, the only time I see a same person twice is if they are walking faster than me in my direction and cut me off.



Does anyone have any clue what this means? Keep in mind the reason I'm still awake is because I was at a concert and just have been not been able to fall asleep. My prediction is that I am somehow consciously aware that I am in dream state 1 and my brain is processing and filing people that I have seen in my life. Thanks for your help if anyone can explain this phenomena.


Lgslayerr wrote at 2011-10-29 12:12:19
I just had a very extraordinary phenomenon, I haven't been able to sleep for 40 hours now and now when I close my eyes I am walking towards people an they are walking towards me. They sometimes say something while walking by me, all while this is happening the scenery changes, it goes from walking by bustops to parks to buildings. Some people say positive things to me some blurt out negative things. I then turned on my iPod and closed my eyes again. It takes about 5 seconds for people to appear but this time they are dancing with the music. I can also control when someone joins the line; the whope scene just looks like a huge dance train going down the street towards me.Scene keeps on changing and once in awhile I will just pass a big group standing still. If I open and close my eyes it resets the scene. The new scene is now a person pulling up to a chair from The left, then a new person from the right, the the left again and it overlaps the first person and they disappeared etc. I was actually trying to fall asleep so I tried blanking my mind. This part actually freaked me out. A buzzed hair fat Asian man in a white suit sitting on a golden kings chair was grinning at me almost as if he was saying that i shouldnt try to white the scene. He also had scary kinda wavey shaped eyes and his face was covered in white powder like in sisters of a geisha. He keeps coming back if I whiten the screen. Also, the only time I see a same person twice is if they are walking faster than me in my direction and cut me off.



Does anyone have any clue what this means? Keep in mind the reason I'm still awake is because I was at a concert and just have been not been able to fall asleep. My prediction is that I am somehow consciously aware that I am in dream state 1 and my brain is processing and filing people that I have seen in my life. Thanks for your help if anyone can explain this phenomena.


Linda wrote at 2011-11-02 16:08:13
My first experience with this was when I was 8, saw scary faces and demons which sent me screaming into my parents room! Since then I have seen everything imaginable when I close my eyes at any time of day or night. Sometimes I watch cartoons or cascading light and color that constantly changes into other things, buildings, mountains, body parts, meadows, shadows, fruit...you name it I have seen it. Sometimes I end up in someone's room just observing normal people activity and wonder if this is really going on somewhere or sometime. I've experimented with it with people and what comes to mind and sometimes I will see something they have experienced. My thoughts on this is that we are tapping into the universal mind. This experience seems a little different than a hypnogogic vision when drifting off to sleep which is much more vivid and sometimes lead to my sleep paralysis. Can anyone relate to visions at will? I don't have migraines and am an artist.


pamt wrote at 2011-11-07 03:36:41
I have been having this happen for years. Faces of people I do not know nor have I ever seen. Men, women, children, all ages, all races, you name it. Every once in a while one of them will make direct "eye" contact with me as they are saying "i know you see me".  


prettyparadoxical wrote at 2011-11-14 08:44:46
omg this thread is the most comforting thing i have been blessed to find! ok well many years ago i experimented with the drug called ex. one night i went to sleep on it (i highly disadvise the use of drugs btw)well i saw a large amount of dead scary people. since then it happened more and more over the years that when i went to sleep i would see faces. they were and are people that are demonish and i tend to embrace some and reject others

i always thought i was just crazy really...until tonight... two days ago my (bear with me here) boyfriends sisters boyfriend's brother (who i had met)had hung himself. i went to the open casket funeral today and was sitting in a trance like state... i heard an electric crackle and seen him pointing at his father. then i closed my eyes and got a face of his sister. i told my boyfriend he was worried about his father- he looked at me with disbelief but humored me. i got home and late at night my lights flickered and made that same electric sound. It was very different than just a flickering light it was unexplainable. and the lights blew out. i knew he was there. i went to bed closed my eyes and it was like looking at a negative of a picture and he was there and cocked his head and almost sort of jumped at me.. i jumped up. tried to sleep again and said "gO AWAY I CANT HELP YOU RIGHt NOW!!!" and then i seen an old woman walking away in her rocker mumbling and talking to me but yet still shabby and demonicish looking and black and white..more grey... but she wasn't scary. so i got online and googled seeing dead people when i close my eyes and i just about cried when i seen others out there like me! i seriously am afraid to talk to them i fear i really will lose ALL my insanity and go deep into craziness and never recover if i do or it will happen during the day and i DONT want to go any more crazy than i feel right now! anyone else scared? only trauma was my parents divorced when i was ten. i only did e a few times and i am healthy. anxiety prone sometimes but overall good

oh and i have always been a really good artist in realism art. very interesting to see artists here too veeeeeery interesting to me


Col wrote at 2012-02-13 14:56:04
My son 13yr old son is seeing people and hearing them mostly when he is trying to fall asleep but he said it sometimes happens during the day too. I'm told it happens about twice a week.



He said when it happens during the day while he is awake a blueish light flashes for a second. Then if he closes his eyes he will see the faces. They are always the same three males and he described them in detail.  They wear military hats (berets?) with a red feather. Most of the time they are just mumbling and he cant understand what they are saying but sometimes he can.



They are mostly yelling and not pleasant. Sometimes telling him things he did wrong or that he is bad.  They show him pictures of other people. One scene he sees a lot is a bunch of them are all lined up at the beach in their uniforms.  



Sometimes during tests they all start telling him answers and it confuses him. Sometimes they will all start talking to each other and debate things.  He is afraid to talk to them. I told him to tell them to go away and he said he did not think he could do that yet. He is scared.



My son is a typical 13 yr old boy. Very athletic, plays sports, lots of friends and does well in school. He does have ADHD and is on Vyvanse. However I know the meds don't have anything to do with it. I remember him telling me these kind of things happening years ago (7yrs old?) before meds but we just thought it was typical kids seeing monsters at night stuff.



I asked if its been happening since he was 7. He said there was a long time that it went away.  I also asked him if it makes him anxious thinking about when its going to come again and he said "they have a way of making me forget, I don't really think about it unless its happening".



I am not sure I believe in ghosts and I looked up schizophrenia but he does not fit except for the seeing and hearing people part. He has not had a traumatic event as some have had. I will say however for a 13 yr old but he is emotionally intelligent and empathetic.



Has anyone had a similar experience? should my son (I cant believe I am saying this) talk to these people and tell them to go away or is this some mental disorder?


Destiny Martin wrote at 2012-02-26 20:45:40
i also have seen faces of people, i have seen a little girl ice skating or maybe even doing the  ballet. i have seen other people when i close my eyes, and i wonder to my self, who r they? any answeres for me?


Destiny Martin wrote at 2012-02-26 20:51:14
I also have seen people when i close my eyes. They r very vivid people.  I always wonder who these people r.I can see exactly what they look like. I ve seen an Indian boy sitting like he was drawing in the sand, i saw a little girl ice skating or doing the ballet. I ve also seen other peoples faces. I dont know any of these people that I ve seen.


TJ wrote at 2012-04-03 03:11:14
I am a 45 year old female. I see faces when I close my eyes, day or night. It is faces only - lots of faces - morphing from one to the next in rapid succession - there are no bodies, no background scenery and they seem to be bathed in an orange glow. It feels like they are trying to say something to me that I am not advanced enough to hear or understand. I sometimes see dog faces too - again with no body. Like a photograph. I do not suffer migraines and have no mental illness or known trauma.  


Jennifer wrote at 2012-04-10 10:56:25
I am so glad that I found this website! I can't believe how many people experience the same things as I am...



It started eight years ago for me (I'm 28 now), when I saw scull-like faces floating around when I had my eyes closed or in complete darkness. I was at that time in a really bad relationship, and if I had not left him I might not have been alive today. Anyway, soon I started to see like a tunnel of light (everything is in black and white) with a silhouette of someone standing in the middle of it, reaching out for me with his arms. After a while I started seeing baby Jesus with mother Mary, burning crosses and other religious symbols. This scared me to death as I thought I was dying or something, and I'd never heard of anyone experiencing something like this before.



I too can decide whether or not I want to see these things, just by "turning" off the third eye. I must like focus my eyes into the middle of my head to see these things, hard to explain. I read that someone sees a TV-like blur sometimes, as do I!



The most weird experiences are the ones where I see like movie clips. Rapid, all in black and white and always framed. I once saw two buddhist men greeting one another, then one of them brought out a bath tub, said good bye and drowned himself. This is just one of the movies I tend to see, but now days it scares me too much to continue watching.



I see faces whenever I'm going to bed, but mostly if I wake up in the middle of the night they become more prominent. I get the sensation that they're all dead, but some have been alive and I can "move them around" when I move my eyes. Sometimes I see letters and numbers, which freaks me out because it might show me my death date or something! I also tend to see my relatives faces, dead as well, but not in real life.


Just me wrote at 2012-04-22 15:44:22
And also when I try to do this gift!

My eyes flutter (while there closed)

I see random colors and I just now saw a little boy sleeping with his head on his pillow!

All of them are very descriptive! But if I try for to long the Images come out scary!! As do the eyes


S. M. wrote at 2012-05-04 00:05:51
I see many different faces when i close my eyes and relax when I am in a quiet place. They seem to be simply telling me that there is another level, place etc.. It is always a good experience. I believe all of us have the ability to expand our awareness. Then there are those of us who are sentient at a much higher level. Those of us who do what is good, for if you do good, right happens by default.  


November Eleven wrote at 2012-06-03 19:43:29
Hi! im a 22 year old male and i have to say what you described is exactly what i see as well, this began just over a month after my 21st birthday at which time i was visited by my spirit guide. Now she doesnt manifest directly in my vision but i do notice i see others, this is because your third eye is matured, like mine.



You should get your free astrology report done, its very simple and if your google "free astrology chart" you should see many sites that offer this. i suspect your RISING/ASCENDING sign is like mine, Scorpio, which is sometimes known as the 'evil eye' because scorpio is perception-based.



But honestly you sound more like my friend jessica, at a young age she was diagnosed with psychosis and she even has fibromayalgia as well along with a host of other issues. She has a cancer RISING, cancer are feelers and this could also cause you to see these things as well as feel at a greater capacity than most people.



Do you ever watch an awkward moment on television and then yourself feel awkward? you could be an empath with a strong cancer rising. Do your chart, then also i would recommend you also do your Numerology report ( you'll be surprised at the accuracy of both im sure! ) Just remember if you feel something your boradcasting that feeling out to them, and they will be attracted to you by that.


joy wrote at 2012-06-07 10:12:31
Im not seeing faces so much when I close my eyes as much as I am seeing them in objects such as photographs, and other objects. What bothered me is that I was working with a photo taken in the early 1900's and I saw faces in the background of that photo that were very goulish and mean. I dont look for faces in things they are just there. I know the brain can find faces in patterns and that is a normal occurance but these faces look like they are in mid scream. It has been a year since I worked on that photo and it is still going on. any thoughts? other than I might be nuts?? I have even taken photos of them to show my husband. One night I saw a man standing next to the bed in a brown suit and I kept blinking and he wouldnt go away I could barely move to shake my husband awake and I was so scared I couldnt stop crying. Does this photo have anything to do with this stuff?  


Jennifer wrote at 2012-07-18 10:28:23
To November Eleven: Not sure if you're speaking to everyone who has answered in this group, but in my case i'm a Scorpio just like you! The thing you described about watching an awkward moment on TV and feeling awkward yourself is something that I've actually struggled with, because it's not a pleasant feeling. Interesting about the cancer rising, read about just now and it could be it.



Also, is there any way of getting in touch with any of you, like say, on e-mail or MSN (Not sure if anyone is using this anymore, but I am)? I don't know if I'm allowed to publish my e-mail address..?



/Jennifer


s wrote at 2012-07-21 22:19:39
After reading the forum .I too am experiencing seeing lots of faces .  


Leslie Anne Franklin wrote at 2012-07-27 13:57:26
I would like to know a clinical diagnose for this from a professional. I have been reading tarot for a living the past seven months. 5 minths ago I lost my beloved in a car crash and his two young children. He is often there when I close my eyes. I see him go up to people and hug them. I see many people. One face morphing into another. This has been increasing since I have been reading tarot which makes me wonder if my psychic eye is opening. I sometimes get scared and think I am going nuts. I don't know who these people are. I also have them looking at me and smiling or staring at me. Sometimes I wonder if I am looking at people that exist somewhere on the planet and I am visiting their world. It's very bizarre. I live in Bali and here there are strong energies around in anycase.  


Kate wrote at 2012-10-11 18:19:11
Glad I'm not alone! I've had this for years now; random flashes of faces I've never seen before. I can see every last detail, every last freckle and pore on their faces, then a minute or two later, it's gone. I remember what I saw, but it's just a memory then. Sometimes it's not just faces but situations, and it can get gruesome. :( My mom tells me it's just my creativity, but I'd like to know if there's a diagnoses of this.


Reichenwhat wrote at 2012-10-15 14:53:06
I've been seeing crystal clear faces since I started meditating a few years back. Always with my eyes closed, relaxed. I've never seen the same face twice. It's as though I'm in their living room for a few seconds. It's always the same distance and I see light. Diffused light. It's as though I can see out of the nearest lightbulb. Sometimes they are talking. But I have no sound. I should learn how to read lips. The most amazing thing I saw was actually a dream. I saw 3 people. They were German. Dressed in nice 1940's clothing. They were in a crowd watching a procession of cars go by. One of the 3 was a woman. She was yelling. I woke up and wrote it down. Yelling in German at the car procession. " reichen Nuban, reichen Nuban, reichen Nuban" I had no idea what it meant. I'm English , live in USA. So I downloaded google translator. Reichen = ride. But I have no idea what Nuban means. Nuban wouldn't translate.

The yelling of reichen, being the we're hailing a car procession meant ride. Which fits!!! I have yet to find out what Nuban means. I was standing about 3 rows in front of them watching them yell at the cars. So in my dream I was there. It was so clear, I believe it actually took place. Their clothing was better made than our modern day clothes. In my heart I know I was actualy there in the 40's. but I'm not old enough to have been there. Also when I meditate I tounghe what I believe is Jewish. But I'm a man when I hear the Jewish. I female.


Reichenwhat wrote at 2012-10-15 17:58:53
Still trying to figure out what the lady in my dream was yelling. It may sound more like "Reich un Nuban" so reich would pertain to the 3rd reich. But I still have no idea how "         Un Nuban" translates to English. My dreams and faces are so vivid that I'm studying what I see.


kami wrote at 2012-10-18 17:14:59
glad i am not the only one! i also see very shiny colorful objects in addition to faces. They come and quickly go.



but is there a scientific explanation?


George Whipp wrote at 2012-11-15 13:00:14
I'm 36yrs old and for the last seven years seen faces when I'm going to sleep. As someone has already said it has to be really dark and all I have to do is look deep into my eyelids and they appear. I'm glad it's not just me and would really love to know what it's all about!  


LygyianSam wrote at 2012-12-02 10:09:12
Your posts come of serious relief to me.

Never, ever, have i told this to anyone assuming it's normal to me and everybody else. But as I grew up I became more and more assured that this wasn't equal to everbody else. I'm not paranormal or nothing of the kind but I think I have a certain sensibility (which I never asked for and I refused it all of my life).

I can tell you all - I'm absolutely thrilled I'm not alone! I've had this since i can remember: random flashes of faces I've never seen before, hundreds. This occurs particularly when I'm going to sleep. I can see every last detail, as if the person was kust standing in front of me or coming in slow motion towards my face. I usually only see the face and eyes. Most of the time I think that these are good people, but sometimes evil eyes appear. How do i know? You can clearly see and sense it. This usually lasts 2/3 minutes. I try to ignore them most of the time and say please leave me alone and pray for them. When i get scared i usually pray a lot pray. The matter of fact is this lasts one minute or two or until i fell asleep. However, i can see them but they never stay in my long memory because i'm not able to draw them or recall them so vividly as they appeared me. how i wish to have a technique or some special power to just be able to project them outside my memory at that precise distance. i do remember 2 particularly: one was a miner (don't ask me who or where, because i don't know). his face was just of acceptance. you know when you do something unfortunate in your life when you just know that it is how life's suppose to be? he was just staring at me with this feeling. and the other one was a playful little unstopable girl who - i clearly sensed this - came from below me, from my chin - and swirled around with a huge smile. she was happy.

As per crazy dreams, i have them all the time and i clearly remember them. for a few years now, deciding to write my own book and i've kept a track record of my dreams. i can clearly distinguish what is in my physical memory and what's not. crazy hein? i know. how do i deal with this? i don't. i let life take its course.  


adele wrote at 2012-12-13 11:36:52
so good to read others experiencing the same as myself.....while im drifting off to sleep unknown faces appear ...ive asked does anyone want to appear before me tonight and then they come through in quick procession...too quick sometimes so in dont have chance to se them for more than 5 seconds...yet 1 face is always there every night...and stays longer than the others..i could easily draw him..i see him so clearly...and hes started to smile at me...over the years i have had many paronormal experiences...where my vicar has had to intervene...i also hear my name called as i am drifting off to sleep..it is very loud and wakes me ...i dont think we will ever find an answer to our questions...i just think you have to go with what you believe...i truly believe these people wish to show themselves to me...why...ive no idea...wish i had the answers......


enemyone365 wrote at 2012-12-28 03:20:57
Hi everyone

Im 34 now andI also see faces, shapes, colors, and sometimes a single eye looking back at me when I have my eyes closed, at time when I close my eyes I see an Aliens face and hundreds of bright flashing stars followed by a feeling of time travel and I can see it like I'm in a spaceship going light speed.

As a little kid I would see shadows on the walls as they walked back and forth, I had the sofa I was on lift and drop, I've had a situation were I couldn't move, the other night I saw a small floating white with blue ball type of thing, as I was trying to sleep I felt something like the tip of a finger tap my forehead, it was a scary feeling.

I've heard it's becsuse of your third eye being open  but who knows.

Now I'm glad that I'm not the only one going through this.  


Janet F wrote at 2013-01-03 01:14:05
If you are only seeing eyes, and faces blurred, it is an indication of demonic issues that are generational in your family. This is NOT a psychological problem, but a spiritual one. Let me warn you, Yoga, eastern medicine, etc is not going to give you answers to this problem. In fact, it will make things worse, even if initially things seem to get better.



I am a Christian seer, and have quite a bit of experience with this. I used to have the same thing that would happen in dreams, with faces in black and white flying at me. I was soon to realize that there were issues in my family's past that needed to be cleansed with prayer and forgiveness. It is not something to be scared about - but something that will continue unless it is dealt with properly. God is trying to give you a heads up that this needs to be dealt with promptly. The reason you cannot recognize the faces, is that they are more than likely the faces of dead relatives, indicating who the individuals are who committed the agreements with darkness that are affecting you at this time.



Any time there are issues or experiences that have to do with objects lifting, shadows, eyes watching you, aliens, etc, it has to do with demonic activity in your life, usually it is an indication of a problem that must be dealt with for your spiritual well-being.



The answer may seem laughable, but the answer is indeed Jesus Christ. And I'm not talking about the religion, but Him as Truth. Jesus's point of view is the gateway to God, and healing. Asking for forgiveness of the issues in your life that you know are letting darkness into your life has to start with Him - or you will find yourself plagued by these fearful experiences for a long time to come. Everyone who is having these visions are being given them as a warning.


mightbecrazy wrote at 2013-03-12 21:40:47
I'm glad i googled this. First of all, I see the brightly colored static that 2 other posters had mentioned, particularly when looking at a very dark or very light surface. When I close my eyes, it's also there. If I choose to focus on it, the static groups into forms and animates in a manner reminiscent of stop motion, or something mechanical. Sometimes just geometric patterns, sometimes animations, like little army men chasing one another is a common theme. If I choose to focus further into the darkness beyond, the faces are there. Often times I'm in a room, which appears to be dimly lit by moonlight, I can see all the features and furniture in the environment, but just barely, just enough so that I can tell what everything is, but it's still very dark. Like a halo of light around everything, just defining the edges. In these spaces there are people, who will walk right up to me and stand with their faces mere inches from my own. That's usually when I open my eyes and decide it's enough. It's quite frightening. Luckily it only happens if I intentionally try to look into the darkness, otherwise it's just the fluorescent static, which also does not animate unless I focus on it. I haven't done it in years, as I don't understand it and find it scary, but I was reading about the pineal gland, started thinking about it, and ended up here. Is it the third eye seeing? The first steps to astral projection? A parallel universe? Something evil? I have no migraines and am very artistically inclined, to keep with the theme.  I'm particularly interested in John Din and Jennifer's posts, as they most clearly resemble my own, both gave me shivers as I was reading them. I'd love to know what other similarities we may share that could shed some light on this.  


Lulu wrote at 2013-03-16 11:48:02
I also see faces when I close my eyes and was told I was a natural medium (I also occasionally see spirits). Contact your local Spiritualist Church for advice. When you go to bed ask the spirits to step back as you need to sleep (you do not have to say this out loud). They usually respect what you ask.


Old timer wrote at 2013-10-04 08:35:23
I am pleased to see that others see the extraordinary faces that come towards me when my eyes close just before sleeping.  Sometimes they quickly flash towards me filling up my whole vision, they are generally nice images, but occasionally a grotesque face thrusts itself at.me that frightens me, this can be quite distressing.  These images started on New Years Eve in 2004, when I lived in a 17thC cottage.  I was relaxed and looked at the white ceiling between the beams, and then closed my eyes.  A series of warm , gentle faces appeared behind my closed eyes, and smiled at me.  Then a horrible image appeared which was ugly and threatening, which made me sit up with fright.



The cottage has a long history, and was situated near Walmer Castle, where it is most likely to have had many historical figures passing close by.  The cottage was once used as a resting place and a quite garden where mourners in the 18thC to the late 19thC would sit and contemplate..  Since then, I continue to see faces just before I sleep.  They are mainly comforting.  



I have tried to rationalise the reason for the images, since our minds call only visualise and project what has been already seen and processed in the memory store.  Every day we make contact with people, it's the natural and most fundamental aspect of living in a society.  When we interact, we look fairly ans squarely in the faces and eyes of so many different people throughout the day.  During resting periods, the mind regenerates, and tries to make sense of events, and process them into memory, and also rationalises what has been said and experienced.  It would then make sense that we visualise faces as part of the function of the brain in processing and making sense of our daily encounters.  The good and happy faces are reflections of the nice people we meet, and the occasional bad images reflects those unpleasant engagements.  So it's a natural and essential reaction of the mind to repair, regenerate, and satisfy the need to cope and and move on in our daily live.  So worry no, these are not demons in your mind, they are images so created to make sense of the world we live in, and make it a better place to be in, which in reality, is a very hostile environment out there.  


sarahrosina wrote at 2014-01-25 12:43:48
Hello to everyone here!



I am pleased to have found this site.  



I have heard & felt (whatever you wish to call them....entities, ghosts, spirits, lost souls etc).

However, I have experienced seeing what I call "morphing" facial images...a series of faces (human & animal) but  "ONLY" whilst closing my eyes during the day.  I don't tend to see this when trying to sleep.  I have Asperger's and sometimes need to escape for alone time.  I simply close my eyes & relax.  It doesn't happen "all" the time but happens frequently.  



I layed down on my bed this afternoon and closed my eyes but nothing happened.  It's not something that can be forced.  



None of human faces were relatives, none were horrifying or scary.  However, I did notice that throughout these events, I see similarities.  

Those similarities are - Native American Indian's & various felines (wild and domestic).



I've never "tried" to control it because I feel it's a gift &, most likely my spirit guides.  



The faces are black n white ( monochrome) and only come without trying.  They also seem to come at a time I need support.



Thanks for reading.....



Sarah  


trudawg wrote at 2014-12-31 05:15:38
I'm glad to have found this thread too.  I thought I was the only one who saw faces when I close my eyes.  It has been happening almost nightly for about 15 years now.  I see peoples faces in great detail.  I have often wondered why.  I also see an eye,  the eye moves in an eye socket from right to left every time and then we are staring at each other.  The eye comes closer until it seems to pass through me.  All of this of course is while my eyes are closed and I am indeed wide awake.  It does not scare me although I have wondered If I was going crazy.  I have dreams also about people and then I will eventually meet these people.  Although, again I do not know why.   I have scenes play out in front of me while my eyes are closed.  It is always in black and white. There was one vision of a tornado that had a book in the middle of it.  The book had a name on it David Horrowitz.  The book was being whirled around and pages were been torn from the book.  I wondered what it meant.  I got up and told my husband what I had seen.  He later told me he looked it up on the net and indeed there was a David Horrowitz and he wrote a book that was highly controversial.


Mike wrote at 2015-01-09 08:12:19
Traumatic past. Closed eye visions. Elevated heart rate.

Bad headache. I always thought anxiety attack. But two nights ago I was scared

N my heart rate was 150. I'm 20. 2 months ago I started meditating n opened my third eye I think

I don't like sun light or people ever since..


Penn_ee wrote at 2015-01-12 06:07:34
I'm another one who sees faces while relaxing in bed with eyes closed. The first time I saw this, it was all children. One by one they would scroll by. Some were laughing, some crying, and others just with a blank look.

This happens to me a lot, and I just wish I knew what they wanted. They have always been pleasurable looking faces, but once many years ago I saw one that looked evil. It was far away and came rushing at me at great speed, then stopped right in front of my face. It scared the heck out of me and I sat up quickly. That was the only time I saw that. Just a few days ago it happened again. I saw a face just looking at me while my eyes were closed.

I've only ever saw a face once with my eyes opened. I was in bed, rolled over and as I was looking up, I saw a head situated above my Boyfriend. He and I are no longer, but the head was bald, and as I looked at the head, it was looking down at me. I just wish I could find some information on this subject!!!


Lightertheif wrote at 2015-01-18 19:27:24
I used to see the very same in my teans after a night out drinking, or the day after, always without sound. Sometimes I'd enjoy it, put on an audio book and try morph the visuals into the story. 27 now and haven't seen them for years. I genuinely miss them.


Ashby wrote at 2015-02-17 15:48:38
Wow, this is great. When I was about 19, I would close my eyes at night and relax. Then I would see a flying bird. It was in black and white, but the white was almost blue. Now that I am older, I see a face. It's hardly lit up, in black and white. She is wearing a head covering. She is pretty, but somewhat scary at the same time. She never looks directly at me, but kind of glares at me from the side. Usually, I start to pray for protection. Mostly because I don't know what is going on. This thread is making me feel somwhat better.


Son Of Light wrote at 2015-02-22 15:19:03
I recently have been experiencing visions of faces at night when I close my eyes as well as hear things I normally cannot. Although I feel very uneasy when I experience these visions it started 3 days ago after I had a nightmare of something grabbing my foot and pulling me to the ground. Now when I close my eyes I see faces of people with completely black eyes and they never make eye contact with me.. I cannot sleep and when I do sleep it is a nightmare.. Am I experiencing psychic visions? Or am I being haunted by a demon.. I've researcherd people with black eyes in visions and well.. Its got me worried.. Any info would help thank you


Moseyeslee wrote at 2015-03-09 19:14:51
I've had these visions since I was a small child. I always attributed them to normal brain activity, overactive brain maybe. I can see flashing lights, colors, patterns on a more general level. If I concentrate I see random and very distinct faces, and different random scenes. If I concentrate, I can build a visual scene of my choosing, but it will be pretty brief. I liken it to a thought or a dream but I can actually see it. Maybe 2 or 3 seconds of the vision walking across the front of my eyes, always moving and brief. Occasionally, and last night, random distinct faces would reveal themselves as if they where lighted up, kind of glowing, coming toward me then disappearing into the void again.



I've always been able to read people and life very deeply. I can predict the future with relative accuracy. I've never called myself a psychic, but the best way I can describe it is that everything in my head is an equation. My mind seems to involuntarily process these equations with speed and ease, and pop out a prediction of the future. Experience, body language, things people say, patterns, situations, are all involuntarily memorized and equated involuntarily. There is a big part of it that I feel is on a different level that is unseen by me. I'm highly empathetic, it's easy to control people, and I've never met anyone like me.



It's all a mystery to me. I'd love to channel these things and meet someone or a group that's similar to me.


Persephone wrote at 2015-03-18 09:00:05
I've also seen faces, two I remember very well, the first time I really noticed it it was a man bearded rugged older short hair and piercing eyes so I drew him the best I could, ice seen others since then but two nights ago I saw another but not before I got a fuzzy tingling on one side of my head that moved to my thigh right before he stood next to me crouched slightly and I can still see his profile, it did scare me and he like the other diddnt feel like a nice person at all. This man had longer hair and a bit younger, as far as I remember I've always seen people I don't know and see them so vividly, I can't even remember family members that well! I wonder if many people feel the tingling fuzziness before seeing faces...


KP wrote at 2015-04-17 22:39:37
For me this has been going on for the last year or so. I see faces when I close my eyes. It is almost as if I am standing on the stairs at a movie theatre looking for a seat and all the faces I see are either looking at me, or focusing on what appears to be a screen. Everything is black and white. All the faces are very clear and descriptive. I see a row of people, each of which are moving their heads in a realistic way - if that makes any sense. I am not too sure what any of this means, but I'm glad others also see what I have been seeing. None of my friends have had this happen to them. They think I'm crazy lol. If anyone has any information or cares to chat about it here's my email Keatonpayne at ymail  


rss816 wrote at 2015-05-17 01:56:28
I see many of the same face when I close my eyes, like compound facial figure.  I am in my 50's now and I've seen these ever since I can remember (at least as young as 6 years old). When I was younger it always seemed to be the same face.  A woman with dark long hair who has dark brown eyes and she's smiling back at me.  It's a pleasant looking face and though it may sound funny, I always thought that perhaps this was a guardian angel or I was going to meet this woman and maybe she was a future girlfriend or wife? When I got older I still see this face but I'm able to see different faces as well.  Faces of past relatives, father, grandfather, etc.  It's almost like if I think of them hard enough their face will appear.  But as stated, it always seems to be compound facial figures.  Compound meaning like a fly sees compound figures and this is how I see them too.  I've mentioned this to people before and of course they look at me in a weird way so I usually don't talk about it.  Is it a gift of some sort, I don't know?  But I don't mind them because they're never scary or demonic like some people have stated.  It's nice to see that others have something similar but I was wondering if anyone else experiences this in compound? It's nice to vent about it and not be judged. :)


Riskybenno wrote at 2015-05-26 13:24:17
I used to play around with this when I was about 17. I could close my eyes any time in a darkish room and search for a little speck of light and then encourage it to grow into an image. Every time the speck would gradually increase in size growing into a screaming face which would coast over my head and the next speck would be found instantly and again transformed into a new screaming face which would grow as it went past me again over my head and so forth.

One night while trying to sleep I felt restless and managed to conjour up 2 tall hyloucinations of men in the room. They went around the room a bit and I encouraged them to wisp down towards me. I opened my mouth as they went into me. I know it's creepy sorry just wanted to share. I've been considering trying this stuff again as it never scared me at the time. I'm a creative musician. Rubbish at drawing without copying something. I do have a history of smoking lots of weed up until about 16 but wasn't during these episodes. I always thought it might have been a cleansing of sorts when I saw the faces. Expelling bad hang ups of the past and moving forward. That was my feeling. The eyes open hallucination though I couldn't explain.

Really interesting to see so many similar stories.  


Riskybenno wrote at 2015-05-26 13:27:04
I used to play around with this when I was about 17. I could close my eyes any time in a darkish room and search for a little speck of light and then encourage it to grow into an image. Every time the speck would gradually increase in size growing into a screaming face which would coast over my head and the next speck would be found instantly and again transformed into a new screaming face which would grow as it went past me again over my head and so forth.

One night while trying to sleep I felt restless and managed to conjour up 2 tall hyloucinations of men in the room. They went around the room a bit and I encouraged them to wisp down towards me. I opened my mouth as they went into my mouth. I know it's creepy sorry just wanted to share. I've been considering trying this stuff again as it never scared me at the time. I'm a creative musician. Rubbish at drawing without copying something. I do have a history of smoking lots of weed up until about 16 but wasn't during these episodes. I always thought it might have been a cleansing of sorts when I saw the faces. Expelling bad hang ups of the past and moving forward. That was my feeling. The eyes open hallucination though I couldn't explain.

Really interesting to see so many similar stories.  


nbell420 wrote at 2015-10-16 09:58:24
When I lay down to sleep, and also sometimes when I close my eyes in a brightly lit area after I've been drinking, I see complex images, made of "light against the dark", of faces, swirls, geometric patterns, and also, rarely, "animated" human like images. Any one image lasts about 1-3 seconds on average.  Only a few times have I experienced full animation of an image that lasted longer than 5 seconds.  Never beyond 7 seconds, or so.



I have tried to attribute this to frequent acid use as a high school kid.  I'm 33 now, but I took quite a bit of acid about 16 years ago when I was in high school.  I've been experiencing this phenomena for as long as I can remember, but from drug use early in life, my absolute memory is, admittedly, hazy.  Now that I'm researching it, I feel like it's not from drug use at all.  



I get image after image, each rarely lasting more than 2 seconds, and some nights it's a plague that keeps me up, almost fixated on the next image.  Faces, both human and "alien" or not quite human, are part of the images.  Mostly I experience a lot of swirl patterns, flashes of light, like flicking a light on and off, and oddly geometric patterns, primarily the flower of life.



I find it to be, mostly, a blessing.  It's amazing to see these images built of light on the back of your eyelids.  I've seen a girl I've never met, in great detail, built of light, laugh at a joke I never heard told.  Her smile, face, upper body, and farm house background... All built of light in my head.  It was pretty kool.  Lasted about 5-7 seconds.



Good to know I'm not too terribly drug addled.  People who didn't take mad hallucinogenics are experiencing this.  I don't know anyone who see faces and shapes in the dark.  


Steven stowe wrote at 2015-12-22 22:37:51
It's good to remember that usually the pineal gland, third eye is activated during darkness, as it also regulates out sleep pattern, circadian rhythm. And also if clean secretes melatonin, the healing chemical. I have been using some thing called Chaga muchroom which thought of as the most potent antioxidant on the planet, I watched videos on Chaga and many said that its help cleanse the pineal gland, sceptical at first, but after six months of use I'm now starting to see these faces too. Extraordinary!!.  


Antonia wrote at 2015-12-29 19:32:28
I read most of the comments I could but there are a lot which is re assuring,but when I close my eyes I see these large black and white people more like figures though. it's kind of abstract I guess, but they come in very quick flashes randomly sometimes at night before I go to bed sometimes in day when i'm zoning out, and they are always really close to my view like they're looking at me from above, but like I said they come in very fast flashes like switching out, and they're usually very wide/ fat, or very thin and I can't always remember seeing this but I feel like they're misshaped in some way, but unlike most comments I don't see any details at all they're always faceless with no detail, sort of like an unfinished drawing. While it's unusual it's not necessarily unsettling or scary it's just kind of weird yet intriguing. I remember seeing these faces since I could remember. if anyone could enlighten me on this that would me much appreciated  


RedRanger444 wrote at 2016-01-02 23:52:28
For 10 years now when I close My eyes I can see in black and grey UFO's in any direction even through the Earth since I was 45yrs old...I can see the Aliens face in a telepathic signal like headlights on a car shining at you...to bad I have'nt learned how to draw yet....There's a good one for the Doctor's to explain...Don't forget you pick up what "THEY" think will that's going on...The UFO's move at the speed they are supposed to...How do you explain that...Later


Tori wrote at 2016-05-17 07:58:40
So I just had the WORST night of my life! I have not slept at all due to the longest movie in history going on in front of me. All manner of people interacting with each other and the environment around them. To top it off was the running commentary going on in my head as the talked.Horrific! I actually thought I had finally lost the plot and needed a padded room. So out came the ipad and the relief I felt was incredible, not mad after all (I think)! Check out this page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closed-eye_hallucination


RedRanger444 wrote at 2016-07-22 01:57:57
I've been researching, when I close My eyes for 11.5 years....I see lots of things from people to aliens to UFO's...satellites, I'm not any further than I was in the begining...why ask for help...some people have an ability...who f'in cares nobody else does...I'm 56 yrs. old, maybe if I was young again, I'd get a grip on the issue


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Dr. Daniel S. Harrop received his B.A. and his M.D., both from Brown, and his M.B.A. from the Edinburgh Business School, Scotland. Board-certified in adult and geriatric psychiatry, he is a past president of the R.I. Psychiatric Society and a member of the Committee on Medical Quality of the American Psychiatric Association and the Committee on Continuing Medical Education of the R.I Medical Society. He serves as a consultant to four of the top five major medical management companies, including OptumHealth/United Healthcare, Magellan Behavioral Health Services, ValueOptions and APS Healthcare, and maintains a private practice in Providence, R.I. He also serves as chief psychiatric consultant on the Medical Advisory Board at the R.I. Workers Compensation Court. He was formerly on the faculty at the medical schools at both Brown University and Harvard University.

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