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Does your reality ever "glitch", like a jump in a video tape?

Asked by RealEyesRealizeRealLies (30938points) June 26th, 2011

Before you call the white coats on me, do me the pleasure of answering honestly. Does your reality ever jump or glitch like a cut in a video tape?

Sometimes, I must admit, this happens to me. Just a moment ago, I saw my dog yawning. And during the yawn, I witnessed some form of subtle perturbation. For a fleeting moment, it was as if reality had rewound a single frame, or skipped a frame. There was a noticeable tick in the event.

I’m confident many of you will write this off to a mental hiccup, or something to the like. That’s probably the case, who knows. I’m not attempting to suggest anything about the nature of reality. You may do so if you wish. All I’m asking is if this sort of thing has ever happened to you. It happens to me all the time.

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poisonedantidote's avatar

When I was about 7 years old, had a fever and was hallucinating, a movie I was watching skipped past instantly in about 2 seconds. As soon as it happened, I knew I had lost an hour or so from blacking out, and let out a “uuugh” of frustration.

Other than that, I have never had reality glitch on me, and I check regularly!

flutherother's avatar

No, but that is interesting. There is a particular section of the brain that processes motion and if it isn’t working correctly people view the world as a sequence of static images as if lit by a stroboscopic light. It is extremely rare so I wouldn’t worry.

Thammuz's avatar

No, but whenever i stay out beyond midnight i start having a fuckload of deja-vu.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Yes. Happened this morning. I didn’t need the umbrella I’d been carrying, so I pulled it out of my bag and tossed it onto my bed. In that moment, it was like I was watching someone else toss it. It was so quick and disconcerting. But in a nanosecond I was back in myself.


rock4ever's avatar

I looked at the clock and seemingly 2 seconds later a half hour past!

Berserker's avatar

Hmm…nothing like that, but I’ve often experienced weird things from being sleep deprived, which sure seemed like gltiches.

What you’re describing kinda reminds me of the time slip phenomenon, which also has a similar nature to ghosts and hauntings.
Maybe that’s what you had, ecxept that nothing was ’‘transported’’, the event just happened without any material to displace.

Some_Ghost's avatar

Time slip phenomenon humbug!

wundayatta's avatar

You ever find yourself at your destination without remember having driven there? Our minds tend to turn down the attention we pay to routenized tasks so we can focus on other things. Often we suddenly “snap to” to discover we seem to be missing some seconds or minutes of our lives.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

And then find an alien probe up our ass.

Some_Ghost's avatar

See, with us ghosts, you just get your brain raped. But your ass is safe with me.

You know we rock.

athenasgriffin's avatar

I have certainly gone into a daze and had reality seem to freeze and then jump forward when I come to.

jerv's avatar

No… more like a TV that randomly changes channels.

lazydaisy's avatar

‘live people ignore the strange and unusual. I, myself, am strange and unusual.”

Schroedes13's avatar

sometimes when I’ve been drinking excessively, time and motion do not seem to correlate to the degree I perceive as normal. Sometimes events seen incredibly slowed down, but sometimes it feels as if the whole night passed in a blur! lol

filmfann's avatar

Many, many years ago, after a double dose of marijuana brownies, I was sure that either I had a glitch in time, or I walked thru a wall.
Still not sure which it was.

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