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What's The Strangest Dream You Remember?  
User currently offlinePMN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 563 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

Do you have a dream that sticks in your mind as being odd beyond belief, or have you ever had re-occurring dreams?

My strangest dream was about 8 or 9 years ago when I was at school. Although the dream itself wasn't strange the general circumstances were.

I woke up in the morning, got out of bed, got dressed, had breakfast and went to school, registered and went to the first lesson of the day. Then I woke up again.

I'd dreamt the first few hours of the day, and it felt so incredibly real. Every little detail of my typical day was there. It was just like a normal day, then suddenly mid-lesson the classroom turns into my bedroom as I wake up for what seems like the second time. This has only happened to me once (luckily) and it totally messed me up for hours afterwards.

When I eventually woke up for real, the dream was so vivid in my mind I didn't know whether I really was awake or not, and I spent most of the morning expecting to wake up again. It was very, very odd.

Also for many years I've had dreams of going to the States (Toronto is the closest I've been to the USA and that was only a few months ago). The details of the dream change, but the general theme is always the same. I get on a plane, arrive in the States and think "finally I'm here". As soon as I think this I wake up.

There's always a very definite 'finally' element. I always think 'Finally I'm here'. I have no idea why. The States is a place I've always wanted to visit, but no more than a lot of other places yet it's always America I dream about. It's almost like there's a specific reason for me being there. There's something I have to do or see, but it's never clear what. Every time I get anywhere near to finding out I wake up.

I have no idea what these dreams mean, if anything. It's probably an indication of how messed up my little brain is. Ah well... confused 

Anyone else had weird dream experiences?


Edith in his bed, a plane in the rain is humming, the wires in the walls are humming some song - some mysterious song
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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 8315 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

Well the dream I recall most clearly is the dream I had just before I left to live in London about me having been away in Europe and had a brilliant time backpacking, And on the Flight home from LHR-SIN in seat 62A aboard 9V-SMP (yes it was rego specific) while flying somewhere off the coast of India I realised that something onboard wasn't right and the next moment there was an explosion of white light and all of a sudden I'm back at AKL with the families desperately waiting for news of their loved ones on that flight. I am a bystander who wants to tell them that their loved ones have all died, and then I realise that I can't because technically I was on the flight and I'm dead too so I can only watch until the fateful news is announced. it was a very surreal feeling watching your family in such grief and being able to do nothing. At first I didn't know if it was me or my girlfriend (at the time) that was killed on that flight cos all her family were there with the other families, I just knew it was only one of us - but as I watched them all console each other I realised I was the one who wasn't there, and I was the one that was flying SQ so it must be me.

Eerily I actually flew that very sector on that rego on my flight home.... Thankfully I was in a different seat (42K) though or I would have been a little spooked...

User currently offlineAdam From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

I might have two dreams. The reason I say might is because they may not be dreams.

When I do (and rarely it is) remember my dreams, even after I wake up and tell someone about it, I STILL don't remember them days later. Even after I talk about them, they just go right out of my head. But two "dreams"...

Here's the entry from my blog:

I have two very distinct memories embedded in my head, from childhood. I remember very vivid details, even years after first realizing these weren't dreams, but memories. I don't believe they were my memories though. I will use "Teddy" to describe the boy who I believe I'm living these memories through.

Teddy and his family were visiting friends or family. These friends lived in a long blue ranch style home, with a gravel driveway. Teddy was behind the home with two other children, who were a few years older than him. They were sitting on top of a small cliff that overlooked a small river in the backyard. One of the older children then told Teddy that sharks were in the water. Teddy left and ran thru the house, somewhat frightened. Teddy ran through a part of that wasn't exactly part of the house, more like the open air space between the main house and garage, but covered by a roof. He asked a lady doing laundry there where his mother was, and she pointed him in the right direction. That's the last I remember from Teddy's memory.

Another memory was simple. Teddy was with his mother (assumably) and some other women, on a pier around a bunch of boats. There was some kind of food stand at the entrance of this area, and Teddy could smell fries.


OK, you can call me a nut, but like I said, I can't remember a dream for the life of me, even after talking about mine. I just could never figure out why I dreamt about these two events (if they were dreams) that this boy was in, and have remembered them all this time.


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User currently offlineAdam From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

OH, and I've already discussed this with my mom, and she knows of no blue house with a river, and even with us living on the lake near marinas, we don't own a boat, and she says I never was on a pierr of any kind as a child - I am familiar now with the piers in our area, and none of them resmeble that of my "dream" or whatever. She calls me a nut.


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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From Costa Rica, joined Dec 2003, 3930 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

I once dreamed I married Athena Onassis, lol. It was a cool, but weird dream. It was like I was being forced to, but I wasn't really putting up that much of a fight.

I was on vacation in Greece and she saw me and wanted to marry me after only knowing me for a week. It was weird.

User currently offlineKAUST From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 144 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

I once had a dream that I was my high school's valedictorian (which I wasn't), and was in the nurse's office giving blood when they announced it. I was to go to the principal's office to get my congratulations and instructions on how to prepare my speech, when in the hall on the way there, I got something in my eye. So since my arms were in the "straight-out" position (meaning I could not bend them), from giving blood, I couldn't get it out. I therefore spent the entire discussion with my principal with this mysterious thing in my eye, and it grossed him out so badly he decided to drop me and make the #2 person behind my the valedictorian instead.

Is probably my favorite dream, is definitly the one that gets me the most laughs, though I am not sure how funny it will appear in print.

Cheers -

Note: Get a dreamcatcher, LOTS and LOTS of odd dreams....  Wink

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

Well, for me, it's this one dream I had a lot as a kid where basically a huge 18 wheeler with 3 Canadian license plates on the front (Alberta, Sask., and Manitoba) would just barrel towards me at high speed and everything would go black...kinda weird...


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User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1929 times:
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Two that I remember well from when I was a kid.

1) I dreamed regularly that I could breathe underwater, and would always go long distances by just breathing normally. Now the strange part was, one time I was dreaming I was swimming underwater, and was running out of air, so I was trying to get to the surface, but no matter how hard I swam up, I never reached the surface. As I was about out of air, I remembered that I'd had this dream many times before, and I knew that I could breathe underwater...so I tried it, and found that I could, so I just breathed normally and kept swimming underwater. Shortly after that I woke up.

2) I dreamed I was out in a field running around, playing games with friends, and suddenly I woke up to find myself down in the basement, where I had apparently fallen asleep. I couldn't figure out how that had happened, but now that I was awake I went up to the kitchen, where my family was eating ice cream. They told me to grab some, so I did, and just before I was about to eat it I woke up again...in my bed, in the morning! It took awhile for me to figure all that out...I had just had a dream within a dream, and it was so real!! I had dreamed I was having a dream, and I could vividly remember both of them!

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User currently offlineSalso From Slovenia, joined Dec 2004, 205 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1904 times:

In my dream I was flying from Europe to Japan (which I actually was the day after). It was 3 weeks before the worst exam in my first year. The FA was distributing the test papers and when she got to me, she said: "No test paper for you. You should be studying instead of traveling." She handed me a paper and it said: "Failed".

Why did other passengers get meals and earphones and I only got a piece of paper?  grumpy 

User currently offlineSmithAir747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1751 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1877 times:

Perhaps the strangest dream I've ever had involves being abducted by aliens, taken underground to their huge subterranean base/city, and being operated on and shown around.

Soon after the dream began, I was in a large operating room (strangely similar to one I remember from Riley Hospital for Children when I was a kid), being prepared for surgery to redesign my face and put a strange implant in my brain.
The aliens showed me a yellow triangular implant that they were going to insert into my brain. As I found out later, this implant was for the zombie-like control of human minds by the alien overseers of this base.

I was subsequently shown around the huge underground base or city, populated by a large number of aliens and huge numbers of human captives (who also had undergone the facial plastic surgery and brain implant). All the humans were in a zombie-like state, and were doomed to NEVER leave this underworld!

This huge underground facility was like a city in itself--it even had its own airline travel agency (of course exclusively for the use of the few human minions the aliens trusted)--this travel office had a KLM poster on its wall! It had all the facilities of any large city on earth--it was self-contained for the use of the aliens, their trusted minions, and their zombified human captives.

This, and most of my other bizarre dreams, seem to involve either aliens using me for experimental surgery, or reflections of my long history of surgical procedures as a child.

Has anyone else here ever had bizarre dreams involving surgery or aliens? Please share them!


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User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3754 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

I had an extremely frightening dream at some point last year. I have had other strange ones but this one comes to mind. It is not "aviationally correct" but still...

I was in a Lufthansa prop plane during the 1940s. All I remember was flying over Eastern Europe below the clouds. I could see the smoke coming from the crematoriums in the different concentration camps. Then we landed and somehow I was being led past a sign that said "Arbeit Macht Frei" (work makes for freedom). I then knew where I was... I woke up shaking.

It was one of the most horifying dreams I ever had. I believe this was around the time when I had been doing a project on the Holocaust.

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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

I have to say that my most memorable dream happened when I was younger.

The supermarket bar-code scanner became a robot that resembled R2D2 from Star Wars. It smashed its way out of the store and began melting and destroying the city with its laser.

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User currently offlineZOTAN From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 619 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

I had a dream a few years ago that was well, odd. I was in my house eating some eggs for breakfast when I heard something stomping around outside. I got up and went into my backyard to find this chicken that was about 15 feet tall. I started to run (for some reason it was towards it) and it bit off my head. I could still see and hear and my head was rolling down towards its stomach when I woke up.

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1845 times:

I remember my strangest dream... I dreamed about people (I mean all people, not even one person) not liking me at all! LOL

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User currently offlinePMN From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Talking of dreaming about planes I've had a few dreams where I've witnessed a plane crash. I once had a dream I was actually on a plane that went down.

In one dream I was in the grounds of my last school and a light aircraft crashed into the main building. In another I was stood next to a river watching a plane fly overhead. A few seconds later the nose section of the aircraft broke off and fell into the river. I can still vividly remember the sound it made when it hit the water.

Another time I had a dream I was on a plane that crashed into a forest shortly after takeoff. I can't remember how it actually went down but I can still recall looking back at the plane after the crash and how it looked. One entire side of it had disintegrated. The plane was a tri-jet with red on the tail (I think I may have had this dream shortly after reading about and seeing pictures of PSA 182, although the circumstances of that crash were somewhat more tragic than those in my dream).

Without doubt the most frightening dream I've ever had was dreaming one of my best friends had died. I woke up at around 4 or 5 in the morning believing he was dead, and it took me hours to realise that in reality he wasn't. That dream totally messed me up for days afterwards, and it took weeks to get it out of my head. The moment I realised he was still alive was probably the most confused I've ever been in my life. I never spoke about the dream to anyone. It affected me so much I could never bring myself to talk about it. Weird.

On a slightly different note (no pun intended) I've written songs in dreams before. I can remember working out drum and bass parts, guitar riffs, brass parts, vocal melodies...The whole thing, and then I wake up and can't remember a single bar of it. Not fair!


Edith in his bed, a plane in the rain is humming, the wires in the walls are humming some song - some mysterious song
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

Quoting PMN (Reply 14):
Without doubt the most frightening dream I've ever had was dreaming one of my best friends had died. I woke up at around 4 or 5 in the morning believing he was dead, and it took me hours to realise that in reality he wasn't

Had that dream too.

Another one about a Huge Aircraft was making its first landing at Mumbai Airport,I've been cautioning all that the Runway would cave in,but no one believes me & finally watching the Aircraft,which looks like a modified AN225 touch down & the Runway caves in Causing the adjacent building to collapse.Destruction all over.
Seemed so real at the time.

Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1819 times:

Well, good question. I dreamt I was on an AirTran flight, the one with good old Elton painted on the side.

After I had a look around the cockpit and had settled down to my Diet Sprite, I noticed the girl on seat 3B looking at me! Wow, I thought, I am in with a chance here.

Anyway, after several suggestive glances, i decided to strike up a conversation with her. It went really well, she was funny, delightful, attentive and seemed to love every work I said! I took the advice of my fellow A.Netters and entertained her with my knowledge of how Valujet became Airtran.

I know how to chat up the ladies!

Anyway, the worst happened! I guess the pilot of a small propellor plane must have had a heart attack and flew straight into the cockpit of my plane, the co-pilot was sucked out, and the pilot was blinded! Luckily the plane was still controllable, even though fuel was leaking out of the wing!

In desparation, the chief flight attendant, her name was Karen I think, asked if there was anyone with flying experience. I stepped up, as anyone would do with as much experience on Flight Simulator '98 as I have.

Needless to say, I landed the plane (I admit though I did bash the right wing into a small apparently useless wooden shack on the runway at Salt Lake), and then the entire crew and passenger load thanked me.

I cooly finished my Sprite, and as the fire trucks were leaving I noticed the girl from seat 3B looking at me. I lost my virginity in the toilet of that stricken plane. Double strike!



[Edited 2005-04-18 08:02:28]

User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Hmmm...interesting topic!

I've had several dreams, but actually more nightmares, that I can recall, one almost too grisly, but I'll share it at the risk of being suspended or probably banned altogether from a-net. I think I have more nightmares than dreams, because I'm a cynic and pessimist by nature.

- One is the day of my wedding. I'm at the altar with the girl of my dreams. Her side of the church is packed with her family and friends. My side is only my close family but no one else at all.

- At the base of Mt. St. Helens on May 18th, 1980, at 8:32am. I feel the 5.0 earthquake and then look up to see the entire north side of the mountain sliding off toward me and burying me under 200 feet of mud. The other version is being caught in the tidal wave as Spirit Lake is forced up into the hills by the landslide.

- Several involving plane crashes:
1.) United Flight 232-DC10 crash on 7/19/89...one where I survived and wandered through the cornfield injured and bloody. Another where I went up to the flight deck and helped the crew. The third is where I was in First class and my parents watching me on TV, dying in the fireball after impact.

2.) United Flight 93, 9/11/01...one where I was on the flight but was killed. The other is where I'm the only person on the plane that knows about flying, and I set the COM radio to 121.5 and am able to land it at either CVG or PIT.

3.) United Flight 811, 2/1989, HNL-AKL....I'm sitting in row 9 or 12, on the right side, and I'm sucked out after the cargo door blows off in the rapid decompression of the cabin, and then sucked through the #3 engine. I come back as a ghost and watch my parents and family mourn me.

This one happened after the tsunami last December. We know we're at risk here in Seattle, and ironically, there was a program on just tonight on Discover about what would happen to the NW coast and the cities when the Cascadia "mega-thrust" happens here. Anyway, I'm at work on the 43rd floor of my building downtown, and the magnitude 9 quake hits. I'm on the floor, experiencing the violent shaking, and when it's all over, I go to the office of one of my bosses, who was killed. I look out her window to see the tsunami has completely buried downtown Seattle, and halfway up our building. All I can see is similar to open ocean, and realize I'm trapped.

This next one is the worst, mainly because it terrifies the hell out of me, and I've had slightly differing versions of it on a somewhat recurring basis. I think it's partially because I've read too many books and seen too many movies about WWII and Nazi Germany and the Cold War. The other reason is because I have never really dealt with the bullying I suffered when I was younger. I don't quite understand the anger part, as I'm not an angry person at all but I internalize my feelings.

Setting: dark, cold night with the fog rolling in. It's in Germany, on the site of the East/West border, but with the fortified border still set up with minefields and electric fences, searchlights, etc. Tied to the fence are all of the people who picked on me a lot when I was younger and also all of the women who have rejected me for one reason or another. I'm dressed in an all-black Nazi SS uniform and wearing a black cap with the silver skull on it, and wearing black sunglasses so no one can see who I am. I'm also holding a cane with a switch on the end of it to whip and beat them with. I'm yelling at each one at the top of my lungs (in German) how hurt me deeply and beating them with my cane as I yell, but each one of them looks at me strangely becuase they don't understand the language. I then throw the switch for the electricity, and my enemies who made my life hell growing up are gone in an instant.

I'm not a violent person, and wouldn't hurt anyone, which is why this scares me so much. I'll probably be banned for posting this and will probably get a call from someone, but thought I'd share. Maybe someone can analyze it for me and tell me how I can forget about it.

User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1808 times:

Kieron747: Was that AirTran Flight 409?!! Big grin

Was Helen Reddy playing her guitar, and was there a kid in need of a transplant? Let me guess..Flairport had set 15-degrees of flaps and flew at stall speed through the mountains, right?!


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 48
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

In one of mine my Lapinou was piggyback-riding a 747. Wtf ?

UTA  checkeredflag 

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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 18):
Was Helen Reddy playing her guitar

You know what, I actually tripped over a guitar when I left the plane! How did you know?

And yes! 15 degrees of flaps was risky, but it works when I am flying the same route on FS! I got a few good back slaps from the other pilots at Salt Lake when they heard what had happened!

They kept on saying, ''What a guy!''



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