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Mystery over woman who saw 'dragons'

By T.K. Randall
December 31, 2014 · Comment icon 17 comments

Doctors were unable to explain what was causing the strange visions. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Anand
A peculiar medical condition caused one woman to see images of dragons everywhere she looked.
A report covering the unusual medical case detailed how a 52-year-old, whose identity has not been revealed, arrived at an outpatient clinic to report that she had been seeing strange dragon-like faces on a regular basis.

The visages would seemingly appear and disappear at random, sometimes moving towards her from wall sockets or from a computer screen, other times appearing in complete darkness or from the face of someone else who was in the room.
According to her descriptions the dragon-like images were "black, grew long, pointy ears and a protruding snout, and displayed a reptiloid skin and huge eyes in bright yellow, green, blue, or red."

The cause of these hallucinations proved to be something of a mystery, with neurological examinations, blood tests and even an MRI scan revealing nothing to explain them.

Fortunately doctors were able to relieve her symptoms using a conventional anti-dementia medication however the mystery behind the cause of her draconic visions was never solved.

Source: Discover Magazine | Comments (17)

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Comment icon #8 Posted by Ozfactor 10 years ago
The mind is a very strange place to live in... It is something that intrigues me . You know that meme that went around Facebook a few years ago ~ The brain named its self ~If it can name its self, who knows what it is capable of ! Who knows what it is not telling us or what if it lies to us !
Comment icon #9 Posted by Ralaman 10 years ago
I see half naked Asian Women everywhere I look....I don't think it's a medical condition....just wishful thinking.
Comment icon #10 Posted by DieChecker 10 years ago
Too much Game of Thrones. Sacrilege!!!
Comment icon #11 Posted by Harry_Dresden 10 years ago
I suffer from the same condition. It all started the day I meet my mother-inlaw...
Comment icon #12 Posted by Red Moon 10 years ago
She was seeing are reptilian faces and monstrous dragons flying. What a terrible experience she'd spent her whole life with. She's been seeing these dragons since her childhood so I doubt she's been taking drugs all that time. I don't think her hallucinations are induced by anything. Tests done of her came back showing normal. But medication has helped somewhat. One thing I find odd is that it's taken her all these years to seek help.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Ryu 10 years ago
The fact that the anti-dementia drug worked so well is quite revealing. Nothing ookie-spookie here, just mental illness.
Comment icon #14 Posted by George Ford 10 years ago
Strange, I remember when I was a young kid (around 11) sometimes on a morning after getting out the shower I'd wrap a big towel round me and then sit on the floor with my back against the radiator to get warm. From my bedroom I could see across the hallway into the spare bathroom and on the windowsill was a round face mirror. I could see my face in the mirror and would sometimes (often still being very tired as it was about 6.45am) stare at it kind of zoned out. I found that after stating and not moving once after a few minutes the face in the mirror would gradually mutate into something black... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by Podo 10 years ago
If nothing else, it's good that she got help for the situation. It sounds like this was a pretty debilitating issue for her. It's just too bad that some people would look at it and assume that she was talking to spirits or something similarly insane.
Comment icon #16 Posted by TripGun 9 years ago
Result of a 50,000 micro-gram acid trip.
Comment icon #17 Posted by HollandSmith 9 years ago
Yes. The things the brain can do. We know what it's like to be afraid of our own minds.

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