I doubt you will remember the November column in which I described an odd – middle of the night – incident in which an Indiglo alarm clock somehow set off an odd thing in my brain.
I had looked at the time, and it was dark, and for whatever reason, I kept my focus on the behavior of my optic nerve as I was heading back toward sleep in a very relaxed state.
On the way “down” from the afterburn of the Indiglo – as such residual impressions are called, a slowly turning wheel of what looked like Runic symbols in a circular arrangement appeared. They were rotating slowly counter-clockwise.
I didn’t mention in the original account, but every so often one of the characters would “spin-off’ and fly up and out of the optical field. The important symbol was in the 3 PM position, rotating back to 12 o’clock high when the break-off occurred.
(Not sure what you call the panorama of the cerebral cortex when you’re eyes are closed and inputs are shut down, but it was here that all this was taking place.)
I hadn’t thought much about it until 11 AM Tuesday.
That’s when I happened to be working on light-pumping (for another project) and I happened to look into a low-power red light emitter in the 660 nm range.
There, bigger than life, in the middle of the fully-awake day, clear as a bell in the red light I was looking into was a letter.
I swear to God, was a perfect H. Except it was an H in a super wide but thin font. Arial, no seriffs.
Naturally, I got on the phone to friend Dr. Rob with a WTF? Is this my “source code” from the previous report in November?
He gave me some great things to try.
What was the light pumping frequency (told him), gave him a range where the effect is most noticeable.
“Might it be a microengraving on the LED that was somehow focusing?” We talked for a while and I got back to [real work] for a while.
After plans for a video conference blew-up (schedules) I had a hole come open in the schedule so I went back to the bench about 1 PM.
This time I took my pocket lab notebook with me to scribble down what I saw.
Items being tested: (highlighted)
The five units are 535-560 nm (yellow green) and the 30 units are 660 nm.
The initial item tested were the reds driven at lower than peak voltage and pulsing at 7-8 HZ. Oddly, around the Schumann resonance, the effect seemed strongest (7.6-7.9 Hz). Higher than 8 Hz? No effect. Lower than 6.5 HZ, or so? Also gone.
The light pulses were 50% duty cycle, with same results for sine, triangle, and square waves made no difference.
Characters (which change over time) appear just abot the optical center and then drift upward and to the left exiting the field of vision.
They may be kept centered for a while if you allow your eye to track, but they soon leave the FOV (field of vision) regardless.
OK…got the effect and set-up.
Now to Dr. Rob’s idea: If the effect is related to the manufacturing processes or anything of that sort, then if I rotate the LED under test, the effect should rotate.
I twisted six ways to Sunday. It’s doesn’t rotate.
No, it still arises in the same location and moves in the same way with rotating the LED having no effect.
What about the other eye?
Now it gets a bit weird. (Like this isn’t?)
While the left eye seems to pick up letters and symbols that shift/change over time, the right eye sees what looks like (around the edges of the light source) pages or lines of this code stuff going by. The effect is like you’re watching an old-time newspaper printing press and the papers are flying by from 11 o’clock down to 3 o’clock, right to left.
What’s more, if I look long enough, a line of symbols appears. Remember the falling symbol screen saver from The Matrix? Like that, but different. Runic vibe is that makes sense.
The mystery of it doesn’t end here, either.
Since the right eye seems to get the page overview and the falling symbol display, I thought I would watch for a while and see what the low-speed symbols were looking like and jot them down:
(views 1 and 2 were from memory of the first experience with these critters – after that it’s what I saw as the test progressed):
Hell of a story, huh? It ain’t over yet.
I kept going:
Now, not to freak anyone out here, but this is filling in to being a pretty good mystery. Good enough, in fact, that it’s driving my next book a bit.
I have some additional diodes on back order which will be in one of these days. And another order will go in after that because the diodes, the source code, and well…the secret sauce of the novel…will all come together at some point.
But as anyone who has read my novel DreamOver knows, the reason that the book as a twinge of weird to it is that many of the experiences and recall points that hero David Shannon reported in the book are lifted directly from my own dreams. These “jumps” into Alt-Reality were merely adapted to the novel.
I don’t know what this stuff is that I’m picking up but it seems to be symbolic and it is not likely related to eye surgery because I documented the effect (the Indiglo case) back in November – LONG before the left eye went haywire.
If you have some ideas on what the symbols are, a proposed MOA (method of action) to test, or if you have some explanations – even a good movie /adventure novel plot or subplot idea to toss into the mix – feel free.
It’s not scary, or anything like that. It’s just like a walk out to the edge of something – seeing something that should not be there – and looking for answers and explanations. I thought I would ask a few friends…
Some kind of mental effect, or is this an unexpected glance into a quantum communication stream?
Tomorrow, our Chief Astrologer checks in on that, but we do suspect there are strange things afoot in the non-world of the unseen…the quantum realm.
Bates House Adventures?
Can it really be? The late word from the Title Company was that the house WILL close today for Mrs. and Mrs. Bates.
He wrote them a confirmation that went something like this:
“We’ve torn down the out-house and back-filled the hole. The extension cord out to our tent has been unplugged and returned to the shop. The microwave and toaster are packed. Can we camp in the front yard of our new home in case there’s any delay?”
There are many who would say “God never tests us beyond our ability to endure.”
Whether it’s because he has endured enough tests, or because Mercury is out of retrograde today, we have some to seriously admire Panama’s persistence.
Hard-headed determination is one of those high-value human qualities we seem all to anxious to snuff out here in Gomorrah II.
Write when you get rich,