My scariest dreams involve either aliens or my death/dying.
My most unsettling "dying" dream was in 2006, whilst living in London (a year before moving to San Francisco). In this one, I somehow knew I was going to die, so I had to tell everyone (my friends and family) who had gathered at my home (in Indiana) the news. A few days later, it was my funeral. I (my soul, actually) stood outside my church doors as the pallbearers carried my coffin out to the hearse. When Mom came out the door next, only she could see me standing there. It must be that mother-son bond, how powerful that must be? Her Volvo station wagon was behind the hearse. I led her to the car; she got in on the passenger side, whilst I (my soul) took the driver's seat. As the cortege traveled through the countryside to the cemetery for my burial, Mom and I had a shared thought (that mother-son telepathy again!) that we should take one last scenic drive together. So, with me (my soul) at the wheel, our car suddenly peeled away from the procession and I took Mom for our last long drive together through the northern Indiana countryside together.
That's when I sat bolt upright in bed, asking God if He was trying to tell me something.
My most unsettling "alien" dream was back in the early 2000s.
In this dream, I was camping with my mom at our favourite family camping spot (our large family have camped, both in tents and RVs, for decades; it's our tradition), at our local state park. I was in the campground bathhouse. As I came out the door, I noticed something very strange all over the sprawling campground. Amidst all the tents, trailers, and RVs, I noticed scores of dead bodies, not a living soul, lying scattered all over, with campfires still burning, suggesting everyone had died suddenly. Even stranger was the colour of the air: The air was a thick, blue-green fog, which was getting even thicker. Somehow I was the only survivor. I wandered all over Chain-O'-Lakes State Park, not finding a single living person. As time passed, and the blue-green fog got thicker, I stumbled into what was left of Fort Wayne, Indiana (FWA
), now in total ruins. Seemingly "growing" up out of the ground was a very tall "mountain"--it in fact was a hive-like alien city (or arcology), built in a manner similar to a termite mound or a beehive. It reminded me of the interior of the Mothership on the 1996 blockbuster movie, Independence Day ID4
It would be indeed very lonely being the only human survivor on a ravaged Earth, overrun by parasitic aliens!
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)