New evidence suggests that viewing the eclipse may be even more dangerous than media warnings have indicated.
We interviewed several people who viewed the last total solar eclipse in the United States, and what we found was shocking and concerning.
Every single person who saw the last eclipse has some degree of vision loss. Most wore thick glasses, and some were nearly completely blind.
While vision damage from viewing the eclipse is to be expected, it’s possible that the celestial event will have a much more wide-ranging impact.
Nearly all of the people interviewed also suffered from hearing loss, ranging from slight to severe. A large number had limited mobility, often needing some type of assistance merely to walk across a room.
Memory loss and periods of confusion were also widespread, and many of the eclipse viewers had serious skin damage, including heavy wrinkles and blotches, as well as hair loss.