Hi everyone! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! I'm a medical student who is interested in neuroscience, and it was only recently I discovered what people are calling 'Glitches in the Matrix'. To put it simply, these are witnessed events that are physically impossible, but are increasingly being reported by different people. There is what seems to be a popular subreddit on Reddit documenting these 'Glitches in the Matrix'. Here is a sample of the types of posts made on that site: https://www.reddit.com/r/Glitch_in_..._world_stopped_for_12_seconds_biggest_matrix/ I noticed that the subreddit has a rule that says it has zero tolerance for fiction, or 'stories that sound fake'. But most of the stories posted there are things like multiple witnesses seeing physically impossible events happen. The one I just gave a link to, I remember well. The poster was saying he saw time stopping for twelve seconds and that him, his mom, and his brother experienced it also, and they were the only people who weren't affected by the time freeze. The poster saw that everyone outside a busy HEB store was frozen mid step, even a hawk in the sky was frozen in the air. Then after twelve seconds had passed, time started up again, with the poster's mother screaming ''what the h-ll happened?'' Other stories posted include things like seeing people teleport from one end of the room to the other, again with multiple witnesses seeing it. There's also stories such as miraculously being able to breathe underwater, as if the water was air, and seeing a person walking right in front of them just pop out of existence. Pretty much every ''Glitch in the Matrix'' story violates several laws of physics at once and is not possible to have actually occurred. There's no way any of these stories actually happened as they are told, but the people who claim to have experienced them seem adamant that they did. I am interested in what is actually happening here. This subreddit isn't the only place I've heard of ''glitches in the matrix'' in reference to supposedly true events, but I've heard about it from YouTubers who narrate 'true stories' that people send them, as well. It's quite a recent thing, I never heard of 'glitches in the matrix' pre 2010's. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!Hypothesis? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! This is just a quick hypothesis I thought of, so please take it with a pinch of salt. I'm open to any other theories people may post here, as well! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Could it even be some kind of novel, but mostly harmless virus that is causing people to have these delusions? Notice how in the first case I mention, it wasn't just the poster who said he experienced time stop, but also his mother and brother. They all had the same delusion at the exact same time. I'm wondering if a contagious pathogen could potentially do that, since it is well known that other pathogens such as Toxoplasmosis can cause differences in behaviour, at the same time if the infection took place at around the same time, as well. I'm not saying that Toxoplasmosis could cause people to perceive ''Glitches in the Matrix'', my reference to Toxoplasmosis was just an example of how pathogens can alter behaviour. I find it strange that this ''Glitch in the Matrix'' phenomenon only seemed to have become a ''thing'' around 2012-2013. A lot of people say, ''if glitches in the Matrix are happening, why haven't they been caught on camera or made the news?'' - the answer is simple! Because cameras aren't brains capable of developing neurological alterations! https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20140624-the-man-who-saw-time-freeze - while this case did not have multiple witnesses, it highlights how ''Glitches in the Matrix'' are only a product of our own brains. The patient in this case had bleeding on his brain that resulted in him seeing time ''freeze''. While I'm interested in correspondence here, I'm especially interested to know what neurologists and people studying neuroscience feel about this matter. (I'm just a medical student)! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!