Cicily has been having absence seizures for about 2 years now. When she's having one it looks like she's just staring off into space. She'll have 6-10 a day and they last 3-10 seconds. Her neurologist was not surprised at all when we reported seeing this. She said with Cicily's brain structure she would expect her to have seizures. If you're going to have seizures - these are the way to go! They really don't have any negative effects on Cis.
I personally believe sometimes when she's having one that she is seeing her great grandparents and others that have "gone before" her. A couple times when a seizure is over and she focusses on me again I've asked her how Grandma Shirlene (My grandma who died 16 years ago) is and she smiles her "we understand each other" smile.