->''"Miss Murray... Forgive me, but is it the opium or can you see that as well?"''
-->-- '''[[Literature/KingSolomonsMines Allan Quartermain]]''', on first seeing [[Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea the Nautilus]], ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen''.

You've come across something so bizarre and inexplicable, you're not even sure it's real. The solution? Ask the guy standing next to you, "You can see that, right?" Usually the bystander confirms what you are seeing, be it a monster or a rip in space-time. Variations include, "Is anybody else seeing this?" and, "Did you hear that?"

Distinct from PinchMe in that it usually is very real.

A second type of this trope is where the bystander says: "No, I don't see [exact description of event] and if you know what's good for you, neither do you."

Compare WeirdnessCensor. See also ByTheEyesOfTheBlind, to which this is usually said in response. Also see YouCanSeeMe and ISeeThemToo.

You ''can'' see that...right?




[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' anime episode #199, during the battle between Captain Mayuri and Espada #8 Szayelaporro Grantz. After Mayuri's Bankai attack (a giant deformed baby) swallows Grantz, Renji Abarai and Uryu Ishida watch it chewing Grantz's tentacles into its mouth.
-->'''Uryu''': Are you seeing what I'm seeing?
-->'''Renji''': As much as I wish I wasn't seeing it, yeah I am.
* In ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' after encountering the first (of many) weird things in the new realm, Fujisawa-sensei is thankful that Makoto saw it too, as that means he doesn't have the [=DT=]'s.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Can't remember the details, but there was a ''ComicBook/SecretAvengers'' story where they were facing an army of Skrulls or something, and Franchise/SpiderMan says something like, "Is everyone else seeing this? 'Cause if you're not, that'd be great."
* In ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', General Halftrack is leaning out his office window, watching [[SexySecretary Miss Buxley]] interact with various soldiers. As she stops and talks with one, the General falls out of the window. Lt. Fuzz and the Captain walk by just at that moment, looking up in the sky:
-->Lt. Fuzz: Did you see that?
-->Captain: No, and neither did you.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/CulDeSac'': Petey isn't sure if his acquaintance/nemesis Ernesto is real or not, and sometimes asks if others saw him.
* One Creator/GahanWilson cartoon depicts a man lying on a [[FreudianCouch psychiatrist's couch]], glaring up at a glowing dragon-thing floating overhead. The psychiatrist says "Well, first of all, let me assure you that that is ''not'' a hallucination."
* ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'': [[https://garfield.com/comic/2012/01/22 Three weeks after giving up donuts for her new year's resolution]], Liz hallucinates that Jon's face looks like a donut.
-->'''Liz:''' Okay, did you see that?
-->'''Garfield:''' He usually has sprinkles.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Empath's Wedding", Smurfette's InvisibleToNormals horse friend Blue Eyes shows up as one of the wedding guests, and Brainy (who in [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs the cartoon series]] writes Smurfette's friend off as being imaginary) asks Empath if he's seeing the same horse with wings that talks as he is, and Empath confirms that he is seeing it as well.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/BigHero6'': Fred asks, "Am I the only one seeing this?" when he first notices Yokai.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'': As Lightning [=McQueen=] tears up the road, Filmore the [[TheStoner blissed-out]] [[NewAgeRetroHippie VW bus]] asks, "I'm not the only one seeing this, right?"
* Disney's ''{{Disney/Dumbo}}''. When the "Pink Elephants on Parade" segment starts, Timothy Mouse asks Dumbo "Dumbo! You see what I see?"

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/RaisingArizona'': "What is he?" "You see him, too?"
* The ''Film/{{Jumanji}}'' movie: "You just saw three monkeys go by on a motorcycle, didn't you?" "Yes..." "Good girl."
* Near the end of a Film/ABeautifulMind John Forbes Nash asked a student to confirm a new person is real, a sensible precaution given his frequent hallucinations.
* In ''Film/{{Star Trek IV|The Voyage Home}}'', two garbagemen watch as the main characters emerge from thin air (actually a cloaked Bird-Of-Prey). One asks the other this question, leading to the second variation.
* ''Film/TheAndromedaStrain'' (1971). Dr. Ruth Leavitt and Dr. Jeremy Stone are examining the meteorite and the green stains on it. While Dr. Stone isn't looking at the screen, the stain changes color and expands, then returns to normal. Dr. Leavitt is tired and isn't sure she really saw something.
-->'''Dr. Leavitt:''' Jeremy?
-->'''Dr. Stone:''' What?
-->'''Dr. Leavitt:''' Nothing.
-->[The stain changes color and expands again while Dr. Stone is watching]
-->'''Dr. Leavitt:''' Did you see that?
* ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind'' - as Roy and Jillian approach the secret UFO rendezvous site, he asks her a couple of times if she sees it too.
* ''Film/SilentHill''. While Silent Hill is in its dark alternate world form, Rose and the police officer Cybil Bennett are pursued by Pyramid Head, who tries to break into the room they're hiding in. Eventually the town returns to normal and the pair leave the room. Cybil says to Rose "You saw that, right? That was real?"
* ''Film/SuicideSquad''. After the team enters the room where the {{villains}} are casting a spectacular spell to destroy the world, Harley Quinn asks "Hey, everyone can see all this trippy magic stuff right?" Colonel Flag says "Yeah, why?" Harley replies "I'm off my meds."

* ''Literature/{{Narnia}}'' book and film, numerous times with Aslan apparently playing hide and seek with the characters to gauge their level of commitment.
-->'''Lucy:''' You saw him too, didn't you?
-->'''[[DeadpanSnarker Trumpkin]]:''' Do you see him... now?
* In ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'':
--> '''Shaman:''' You didn't just see two men go through upside down on a broomstick, shouting and screaming at each other, did you?
--> '''Boy:''' Certainly not.
--> '''Shaman:''' Thank goodness for that. Neither did I.
** ''Discworld/FeetOfClay'' has an inversion; Detritus confirms with another character that what he just ingested was, in fact, a drug...because he would hate to think the room was ''really'' full of [[MushroomSamba giant hairy spiders.]]
* This exchange in Creator/DouglasAdams' ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'':
-->''[The bird] turned its heavy eyes on Zaphod and clicked its beak in a desultory fashion.\\
"Go away." said Zaphod.\\
"OK" muttered the bird morosely and flapped off into the dust again.\\
Zaphod watched its departure in bewilderment.\\
"Did that bird just talk to me?" he asked Marvin nervously. He was quite prepared to believe the alternative explanation, that he was in fact hallucinating.\\
"Yes," confirmed Marvin.''
* In the Literature/LeftBehind book ''The Remnant'', Mac [=McCullum=] sees the ArchangelMichael beckoning him to come down to the river near a water dam in India. He asks his companions Abdullah Smith and Albie if they also see him, and Abdullah says it's probably a "cowboy marriage" (he meant "mirage").

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Happens with Dr. Spaceman, the resident BackAlleyDoctor of ''Series/ThirtyRock'' with Tracy's son. "Am I the only one who sees a little black kid sitting in the corner?"
* ''Series/JustShootMe'', "Dog Day Afternooon":
-->'''Dennis:''' Is that a dog?
-->'''Nina:''' Oh, thank God! You see it, too.
* In ''Class Act'', Joanna Lumley's character is driving a forklift toward a religious group meeting. Detective Inspector Latham asks a constable what the hell that is, the constable describes the scene quite succinctly and Latham replies, "I am so glad you can see it, too."
* In the pilot of ''Series/{{Lost}}'', Claire asks "Did anyone else just see that?" after seeing several trees ripped up by the monster. There are over 40 people around her and only one responds.
** Later in the series, Hurley is frequently visited by ghosts of the dead people that only he can see. One of them turns out to be not so dead after all...
-->'''[[spoiler:Locke]]:''' I assure you, I'm very much alive.
-->'''Hurley:''' Hey, Nurse, am I talking to a dude in a wheelchair right now?
-->'''Nurse:''' Yep.
-->'''Hurley:''' Whoa!
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' - When Film/MrBNatural materializes in a music store and starts yelping his/her spiel, Buzz wails "Mom, Dad, tell me you heard that!"
** Again in Film/{{Werewolf}}, over a mural of an old west scene that includes the spirit of an indian chief watching from the heavens: "Hey, did I have too much mescal, or do you guys see those indians in the sky?"
* ''Series/{{Community}}'' 2011 ChristmasEpisode. When the protagonists walk into their study room, they see a guy sitting at a piano. Chevy Chase's character asks the other characters if they see him too, and they all nod "yes".
* ''Series/LostInSpace'' episode "Wild Adventure". When Dr. Smith sees a green alien woman floating around in space outside the ''Jupiter 2'', he asks the Robot "You see her, don't you?" The Robot did not see her. [[spoiler:She was real, just not in sight at that point]]
* In the ''{{Series/Monk}}'' episode "Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Cried Wolf", Sharona thinks she's losing her mind after she starts seeing a bloodied man with a screwdriver in his ear and knife in his chest, only for him to vanish without any evidence he was ever there when she goes to get help from Monk. The first couple times he only appears when Sharona is alone, but eventually he shows up while she's in the middle of a talk with her writing teacher. Sharona asks the teacher if she can see him, but she says she can't. [[spoiler: [[DoubleSubversion She actually does, she's just in on it due to a murder scheme]].]]
** In ''Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii'', when on her flight to Hawaii, Natalie sees Monk on the plane, on Dioxynl, and initially doesn't believe it because she knows Monk would never get on a plane, much less sit in an odd-numbered row seat on an airplane. She has to ask the girl sitting next to her if she's dreaming or not.
* In the Creator/JimHenson TV special ''[[FairyTale/{{Cinderella}} Hey, Cinderella!]]'', King Goshposh has this reaction when he sees Cinderella's coach pull up to his party. Please note that in this version, the Fairy Godmother doesn't have access to mice to turn into horses, but she DOES have Kermit The Frog and a Muppet monster called Splurge, who refuse to be turned into anything...
-->'''King Goshposh:''' Aha, I see the guests are beginning to arrive..huh!? Good heavens! Featherstone? Is that coach being pulled by a purple, shaggy monster? And is that a ''frog'' driving?
-->'''Featherstone:''' I'm afraid it is, sire.
-->'''King Goshposh:''' Thank heavens. I thought I was seein' things!
* On ''Series/GeneralHospital'', Carly thinks she's going crazy when she sees her presumed-dead son Micheal playing in the park, until her companion reveals that he can see him as well, thus revealing that Micheal is very much alive.
** A few years earlier, psychiatrist Kevin was being tormented by hearing and seeing visions of his late, EvilTwin Ryan. Naturally he feared he was cracking up, until his girlfriend Lucy mentioned that she'd heard Ryan's voice as well. Then he realized that someone was deliberately trying to drive him crazy.
* On ''Series/AllMyChildren'', Dixie feared she was losing her mind thanks to frequent run-ins with the ghost of her late brother Will until another character mentioned seeing him as well--he was an actor who'd been hired to [[{{gaslighting}} drive her crazy]].
* Elliot of ''Series/MrRobot'' talks to the audience as if he's talking to an imaginary friend, so he will occasionally ask this of the ''[[BreakingTheFourthWall viewer]]''.
* ''Series/TheWire'' has a mundane version when the police receive a quick phone call from one of their own, [=McNulty=], to check if they're all getting the same seemingly impossible phone numbers from the Barksdale ring's pagers.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Oz is [[TheStoic slightly nonplussed]] upon witnessing his first vampire kill.
-->'''Oz''': Hey, did everybody see that guy just turn to dust?

* The Christmas song ''"Do You Hear What I Hear?"''

[[folder: Radio]]
* In a fan-favorite segment of Phil Hendrie's mock-talkshow, "guest" Jeff Dowder explains how California brush fires really get started. It's because in hot weather, jackrabbits build up a static charge that ignites the dry underbrush. When pressed further, Dowder stated that he and a friend both observed rabbits running around, followed by this flame trail...during a peyote trip.

[[folder:Video games]]
* From ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2''
-->'''Khelgar Ironfist:''' Just to make sure my eyes aren’t lying to me – a huge suit of armor did smash through here, attack the githyanki – and us – then we drove it back to the portal?
-->'''Neeshka:''' No… no, that’s about right.
-->'''Khelgar Ironfist:''' Good. Because if my drinking is catching up with me, I’m stopping right now.
* This is the common reaction of players in an MMORPG when a [[GameBreakingBug spectacular and until then unknown glitch]] derails a boss fight into a monumental EpicFail.
* In ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate]]'', while you're escorting [[TheMole Gavin Morrison]]'', you're treated to a hallucination where Fettel rambles a little about his history with Alma and she's shown brutalizing a number of scientists [[StrippedToTheBone in her usual way]]. As soon as perspective returns to the real world...
--> '''Morrison:''' [unnerved] Tell me you saw that.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Hanners questions her reality in [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1211 this ]] ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' strip.
* ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' has an interesting version [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20041011.html here]], apathy based police work.
* A improbable escape in ''Webcomic/OneQuestion'', [[http://onequestioncomic.com/comics/207/ here]]
* ''Webcomic/NipAndTuck'': [[http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00704.html here]]
* On [[http://www.diggercomic.com/?p=255 this page]] of ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'', Murai (who is a little bit insane) wants to know if Digger can also see the team of lizards hauling on ropes [[BeatStillMyHeart forcing a giant suspended heart to beat]].
* In the ''Webcomic/{{Oglaf}}'' comic [[http://oglaf.com/harrow/ Harrow]], Thessaly has gone mad and interrogates a goose. The goose doesn't answer; a chair however...

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn 2'':
--> '''Charlie:''' ...Who is that? No, no really. You guys see it right? I gotta be honest, I'm getting creeped out here, somebody say something.
* ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'': "Tom says that if you saw a huge door lined with teeth leading into some sort of horrible abyss then yes, he saw the same thing."
** In this case, it wasn't simply that the sight itself was so bizarre--at that point, a common player theory was [[spoiler:that Ruby was insane and therefore an UnreliableNarrator; hence, whenever she saw something bizarre, they needed to ask Tom for confirmation]].
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', when [[TheDitz Caboose]] confirms that Washington and Church can see the A.I. Delta ''while they are in the middle of a conversation with it.''
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd uses "You can hear that right?" in his review of ''VisualNovel/PlumbersDontWearTies''.
-->'''Nerd:''' Are there dogs applauding? I'm not imagining that am I?

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'': Kitty makes the X-jet fly though a mountain.
--> '''Pilot 1''': Did you see that?
--> '''Pilot 2:''' No, and neither did you.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePenguinsOfMadagascar'':
-->"Am I seeing a robot penguin playing checkers with a frog?"
-->"I see it too, Skipper."
-->"More rack-time, boys."
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'':
-->'''Plastic Man:''' Are you seeing what I'm seeing? Because I'm seeing gorillas with harpoon guns, riding pterodactyls, stealing a boat.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarTrekTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "The Time Trap". When the Klingon battlecruiser disappears Kirk says "Mr. Spock, did you see what I think I just saw?"
* This exchange from ''WesternAnimation/StaticShock'' after seeing a limousine being chased by a [[RubberMan stretched-out]] guy in a purple suit and keeping up with it
-->Virgil: Did you see that?
-->Richie: Depends. What did you see?
* Jackie of {{WesternAnimation/Cyberchase}} has this as a CatchPhrase. Considering they're in a computer, it makes sense.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': In one episode, Linda, who is extremely sleep deprived, is the one who sees the extravagant thing of the week Phineas and Ferb are doing and, not sure if what she's seeing is real or not, phones Candace for confirmation. When Candace shows up, she's hit by Doofenshmirtz's Fog-Eye-Inator and states she's seeing ''nothing'', making Linda sure it's not real. It convinces her that she needed to take a nap.