The absolute scariest dream I have ever had is one that I've had about seven or eight times throughout my life. This one recurring dream has haunted me since I was very small. The most recent occurrence of it was maybe two years ago. I am 16 now.
The dream itself has absolutely nothing about it that should be scary. It isn't even a coherent dream. Nothing makes sense, and I can't get a sense of things like location, or even my own body.
Whenever I try to describe it, I end up confusing people, which is understandable because of how weird it is. It isn't events happening, it's more like strange feelings and visualizations and sounds.
The first thing that happens is I get a very dark visual. This is accompanied by sounds of things sliding past each other and clicking. I get the feeling that there are creatures just too far into the darkness to see, but constantly there. The word that comes to mind when I think about them is "walnuts." They are either walnut-like in appearance or just sound like walnuts clicking together, I'm not sure which. This part of the dream comes with a horrible sense of impending doom and intense dread.
The "walnut" part of the dream eventually gives way to a different part, this one more distinctly visual in nature. It is dark, but I can see a silhouette of a church steeple, with a figure standing atop it. The figure is masculine in feeling, though I never see "his" face. The figure then draws in the air with his hand a large five-pointed star in white light, which appears partially hidden behind him even though he seems to have drawn it in front of him, as he is facing me. (Again, I can't actually see which way he is facing but I somehow know he's looking at me.)
The "steeple" scene and the "walnut" scene then often alternate a few times, each lasting maybe five seconds, until I am finally woken up by my fear. After I wake up, I am in a state of absolute terror, and the worst part is I don't know why. I normally end up getting out of bed, sweating like crazy, and walking around the entire house. I am unable to return to bed for at least an hour.
This dream is particularly disturbing to me because thinking about it now I can think of no reason the dream would be scary to me. It seems like the fear doesn't come from the visuals, but more from fear itself, like the dream bypassed my senses and went straight for whatever part of the brain controls fear.
Has anyone else had any dreams which seem incoherent but are absolutely terrifying?