Objects displayed but not showing in any layers
I have drawn a fish and the fins are on a separate layer than the body. The fins are visible in the drawing area - or artboard - but they are nowhere to be seen on the layers. I have even turned off visibility for each layer! No clue where they’re at so I copied and pasted them to a blank layer. Still nothing. Cut and pasted them to a new layer. Nothing. Still can’t find them. Attaching screenshot. I have explored all layers fully to my knowledge by clicking the little arrows to make sure they’re not hiding anywhere. I am trying to make compound paths if that helps at all. I have just been drawing with the pen and changing the objects to compound paths in various groups to make re-colorable artworks.
Now when I exit and re-enter the file, the artboard turns black. I did not turn on any setting for this to happen. Theme setting is on “Lightest”.
When I exit the file and duplicate the file, the new duplicated file shows the layer perfectly fine.