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    Nightmare: Extremely Realistic Alternate Life

    by , 03-04-2011 at 11:45 PM (1197 Views)
    The following dream I had on 5-hours sleep. This would have been my 3rd REM cycle which means this dream may have been over 45-minutes long. It was extremely, extremely, realistic. To the point that when I woke up I felt I had not been home in days or weeks. The visual quality, in complete honesty, was more vivid than real life. I say this because in real life our eyelashes block our view and veins in our eyes can make some lighting conditions slightly blurry. I have 10/20 vision so this was not a product of wearing or needing glasses or contacts.

    I woke up. My long time friend Lynn was massaging my right hand as I did. She didn't look completely sober and she seemed very bleary and passionate about giving me this hand massage. I felt uneasy, because I have a jealous girlfriend and I was wondering how I let myself alone with Lynn in a room.

    Sitting in the room on a chair a few feet from my bed was an earthy/hippy looking guy in his mid 20's with rusty blond hair and beard. Lynn was saying something to me about working my energies or something. She eventually got off my bed and headed out the door. The guy sitting there laughingly told me about how Lynn had pulled a similar stunt and acted really weird to someone else recently in attempt to practice her Chinese medicine.

    I did not recognize the room I was in. It was beige, metallic, somewhat cramped and had no windows. I felt confused as to where I was or how I got there. The guy started making small talk (which I don't recall and) I wasn't paying much attention, as I had a sinking feeling I was some how terribly lost.

    The guy suggested I go into the living room with him, so I got out of bed and followed him. The living room looked shabby and unimpressive. We sat down on a brownish colored sofa and continued to talk as I desperately tried to orient myself. Soon afterward, one by one, all my "roommates" came home. There must have been at least ten other people I appeared to be living with. I didn't know who any of them were, but they all seemed very familiar with me.

    They all sat around talking to each other about various things. (This part of the dream could have easily lasted 10-minutes by itself.) I sort of made excuses for myself for not knowing what the hell was going on. I just woke up. I didn't feel too hot. But eventually admitted, "I have no idea who any of you are!" They laughed it off, and implied I had done too many drugs or something the night before. I started to become terrified of the possibility I had a massive case of amnesia. I hid it, but inside the fear was swelling up strongly.

    Then, Sabrina, a girl I haven't seen in many, many years walked in with a big smile. She looked thinner and healthy and I stood up to greet her. I somewhat shouted for joy. "Sabrina! Now you I know!" Everyone laughed. At this point I said "Now I don't know if I'm dreaming or not." I was so relieved to see another person I knew, the fear level dropped and I could pretend to fit in a little. (This part of the dream could have lasted another 10-minutes.)

    Eventually my girlfriend walked in and it looked like she had just got off work. She looked sweet and very calm like she had a good day. When I saw her I felt desperate to take her aside and confide in her how lost and uncertain I felt. She told me "Lets go up to our apartment." I felt relieved, because I thought we all lived in that small unit together and I couldn't understand why I would ever choose to live that way.

    We walked into the halls which were also metallic and had dark worn-out atmosphere difficult to put into words. The place looked futuristic but extremely old like something from the movie Bladerunner. I followed my girlfriend up flights of stairs like a lost puppy. She remained calm and not alarmed. On the way up the stairs I asked her "Can we go back to my home? I just want to know that it's still real." She laughed it off and we walked to our apartment door.

    At this point I turned around and saw a crazed looking man was following closely behind me. I opened our door, which sealed like the door of a submarine and had a bright red glowing light above the thick black metallic peep hole. I seemed to know how to open it perfectly well and I shoved her in the door, followed, then double locked ourselves in. Checking the locks from inside, they seemed loose.

    Our door entered close to the kitchen. The place looked even darker, more cramped, and less inviting than the first apartment. I was starting to become very, very, uncomfortable again. Our apartment was divided into three floors. The basement level I never went to, but it was nearly pitch black save for a few red LED's on the walls. I followed her upstairs to our bedroom area. There laying on a chair was a very pale girl with shorts on sitting on a chair half dazed.

    I was alarmed, but my GF explained that was only our roommate. I told her I couldn't take this place any more and asked if we could go for a walk outside. She agreed, and we left through a side door and went outside where there was only an empty parking lot, and gray looking forest. We walked into the forest and I started to feel dizzy. (The dream started to destabilize.) Horror struck again...

    I put my arm around her for balance and asked "Am I mentally retarded now? Did I have some sort of accident?" She only just slightly smiled and looked at me. --Then I woke up.

    I want to emphasize, when I woke up I felt I hadn't seen my bedroom in at least 2-3 days. I felt like a stranger to my own life, and I noticed that my real room was not as visually intense as my dream room.

    This dream falls into a common category of my dreams: Bizarre Apartment

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    Comments

    1. The Sandman's Avatar
      I'm interested to know if you went to sleep later than usual last night.
      What did you eat for dinner last night?
      Did you eat a midnight snack before going to bed?
      Were you under any pressure?
      Do you have any idea what your dreams may have been connected to outside of stimulus I might guess at?
    2. MrDreamsX's Avatar
      1) Went to bed the same time I have been the past week or so.
      2) I had pizza for lunch and a McDonald's Big Mac about 5-hours before bed.
      3) I also had a Mocha with an extra shot of Espresso after the Big Mac, no other snacks that I recall.
      4) I have been reading some very dense material about geology every night for the past week or so.
      5) I watched Bladerunner a few nights ago.

      The eating and drinking habits, weird as they may sound, are not unusual for me. I have never been aware of food playing any serious part of my dreams before. I've also been sober all week. This was the most long, most intense dream I've had since May 2010 or longer.

      As far as extra pressures, the California economy is doing very poor and generally goes unreported or cared about in the national media. The price of gas just hit a scary level, and contrary to what you see on the Discovery channel - geology has many, many confusing mysteries I've thought a lot about lately.
      Updated 03-05-2011 at 03:51 AM by MrDreamsX
    3. MrDreamsX's Avatar
      I want to add, that in real life, my intuition and instinct are one of my best coping mechanisms. Of course while dreaming, the entire world is in my head and instincts do not function in the same way. In intense dreams, this often leaves me feeling "out of touch" and vulnerable. --That is unless I become lucid.
    4. Matte87's Avatar
      That was one creepy dream, I hate having amnesia in dreams. Probably the most scary nightmares since your imagination goes wild trying to figure out what happened during that time. I hope you don't have any more of those, but don't try to let it get you down!
    5. MrDreamsX's Avatar
      --Maybe dream amnesia is a low level of lucidity? We know what's happening doesn't seem real, so we can't integrate into it, but we are unable to make the connection that it's a dream and become fully lucid. At one point I seemed to almost get lucid. But since I couldn't freely access my long term memory, and I had no self confidence, I couldn't quite become lucid.
      Updated 03-05-2011 at 02:17 PM by MrDreamsX
    6. Matte87's Avatar
      Yeah, I'm amazed we can't figure out we're dreaming even though we're actually questioning what the hell is going on. Fascinating!
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