The Eyes Have It

Have you ever been somewhere and done a double take in an empty street or hallway because you feel someone’s eyes on you only to find someone actually staring? The phenomenon is real enough that many believe they actually have the ability to tell when they’re being watched. Those with the ability to feel when someone is watching them may have a scientific basis for the phenomenon even more than ever before now that doctors have determines that the eyes not only observe, but actually emit energy which can be observed in a lab.

Colin A. Ross, a medical doctor, psychiatrist, and author has come out with data supporting the hypothesis that our eyes not only collect light, but also emit energy when we see people. And Dr. Ross’ findings are raising a few eyebrows in the scientific community. “The Electrophysiological Basis of Evil Eye Belief,” as it is aptly titled demonstrated that subjects were capable of transmitting a form of energy called “human ocular extramission” or as he colloquially called them “eyebeams.”

The method for detecting these “eyebeams was a pantent pending system called the Electromagnetic Beam Detection System which took modified EEG neurofeedback machines and according to Dr. Ross, “[proved] that the human eye emits an electromagnetic signal that can be measured scientifically.” Of course moving this phenomenon from the realm of junk science into the mainstream will be an uphill battle, but there are already several policies in place in several countries (including the military) which demonstrate a strong belief that a person can “feel” like they’re being watched with some level of accuracy. For example, snipers are often told not to stare at the subject they’re firing upon if they wish to sneak up on them, but rather off to the side while they line up their gun-sights in order to keep the target from becoming aware or even suspicious of their presence. And it’s an unofficial policy that many snipers have sworn by since before the cold war.

And Dr. Ross has demonstrated in the past that he’s willing to trailblaze new technologies. For example, in 2007 he applied for the James Randi Educational Foundation’s appeal to the world that if anyone can find proof of paranormal phenomena. And of course these so called “eyebeams” would certainly qualify. The One million dollar prize was not, however, given since JREF insisted that Dr. Ross had not actually discovered any new phenomena. They then gave Dr. Ross their Pigasus award to make a mockery of his research. So of course there is some level of controversy in this study already. Dr. Ross, however, is unphased by this. He is continuing to publish his research materials, and has written 23 books on various subjects.

If these “eyebeams” were proven, what would it mean for the world? For one, there would be a massive push to give credence to other paranormal phenomena. Once one is proven, several other theories must be pushed forward. As for Dr. Ross, research and writing continue in a world that may not yet be ready to accept or categorically reject his claims.