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Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:25 PM

Tell me your weirdest dream and I will tell you mine.

Today I wasn't feeling well so I went back to bed.

I dreamed I was walking through the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

There were animals there, prehistoric animals... but they weren't dead. In fact there were sea creatures in huge swimming pools, and you could walk right up to the edge of the pool, sit down, and hang your feet in.

There was an enormous manta ray who kept splashing me because he was waving. There was a 20 ft squid in the same pool with him.

There was a wooly mammoth walking around through crowds of people. Children were petting him.

And there was a full sized dinosaur, who was apparently a vegetarian, eating the bushes on the front lawn.

Freaky.

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Reply Tell me your weirdest dream and I will tell you mine. (Original post)
milestogo Apr 30 OP
chia Apr 30 #1
louis-t Apr 30 #6
chia Apr 30 #10
louis-t Apr 30 #14
chia Apr 30 #15
louis-t May 1 #29
chia May 1 #30
louis-t May 1 #31
chia May 2 #32
milestogo Apr 30 #7
chia Apr 30 #11
Ocelot II May 1 #24
Effete Snob Apr 30 #2
milestogo Apr 30 #5
Effete Snob Apr 30 #8
milestogo May 1 #26
louis-t Apr 30 #9
chia Apr 30 #13
Effete Snob Apr 30 #16
chia Apr 30 #18
milestogo May 1 #27
Pobeka Apr 30 #3
chia Apr 30 #19
louis-t Apr 30 #4
milestogo Apr 30 #12
louis-t Apr 30 #17
I_UndergroundPanther Apr 30 #22
NightWatcher Apr 30 #20
haele May 2 #34
NightWatcher May 2 #36
True Dough Apr 30 #21
zanana1 May 1 #23
Ocelot II May 1 #25
milestogo May 1 #28
haele May 2 #33
milestogo May 2 #35
skypilot May 2 #37
milestogo May 3 #38
skypilot May 3 #39
Departed617 May 19 #40
milestogo May 19 #41

Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:34 PM

1. I have some of my most vivid dreams after I wake up and then go back to bed. So many bizarre

dreams, it's hard to pick the weirdest one! My most recent dream was about "Saturn Retrograde."

Because I've never read astrology, I had no idea if that was an actual term or just a creation of my imagination. So I looked it up and it's really a thing. I haven't read anything at all about astrology in any way shape or form in all my decades that I can remember. All I know is I'm a Leo and that's it.

Anyway - in the dream, there was a woman's hand - just her hand - writing on cards that fell from her pen as she was writing, falling in a blizzard of cards everywhere. The card I could read in my dream had a heading of "Saturn Retrograde" and a subheading of "Vertical."

Your dream was a very cool dream. Congrats.

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Response to chia (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:42 PM

6. Unusual dream because the one thing most people can't do

in a dream is read.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:44 PM

10. Really! I didn't know that. Now I wonder if I have other dreams in which I've read things.

I'll have to go through my dream diary.

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Response to chia (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:52 PM

14. I read it once and have tried to read something,

anything, in a dream. No luck.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:55 PM

15. Do you dream a lot? And do you usually remember what you dream? It can make a difference

on what part of your REM cycle you usually wake up during.

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Response to chia (Reply #15)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:42 PM

29. I remember what I dream mostly, don't dream a lot

but I would say almost every night. I quit smoking 5 years ago and am just now getting over dreaming I have started smoking again and I get mad at myself. I had a recurring dream 40 years ago when I was on tour. The one where the crowd is leaving when we get onstage. It was nearly the same every time. I recently heard McCartney say he has the same dream. I have had a similar dream for the last 30 years where it's almost time to go onstage but my gear and clothes are somewhere else and I can't get to them. Different venue and different band every time.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #29)

Sat May 1, 2021, 10:57 PM

30. The sources of your anxieties, being worked out in your subconsious :)

For me, it was always saving my kids. I've dreamed of saving them from bears, crocodiles, men with guns, even a UFO. That was a nightmare, I saw the UFO glide over our house, and then it stopped and started moving back and I *knew* they were coming for one of my sons and I was running to him in the back yard, screaming his name, trying to get to him in time. :shudder:

My most-repeated dream though, is about the phone.. it never works. I can't see the numbers, they're too blurry, it's too dark, nothing happens when I try to use the functions, I can't hear who's on the phone, I can't find the phone.... always the dang phone.

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Response to chia (Reply #30)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:54 PM

31. I had one a lot when I was in grade school.

I would go into different rooms and none of the lights would work. For many years, if I turned on a light switch and the light didn't work, I would freak out.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #31)

Sun May 2, 2021, 06:52 AM

32. I had similar, I was sliding my hand along the wall in a dark room, trying to find the light switch



I think dreams help preserve our sanity. Knowing the brain does necessary housekeeping while we sleep, both physiologically and psychologically, dreams can be a kind of pressure valve for our conscious mind.

Here's an interesting article, if you're interested:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-literary-mind/200911/what-do-dreams-do-us

Not a fan of Freud, but I do love this idea, and it kind of encapsulates how I think about dreams:

"Freud said that whether we intend it or not, we're all poets. That's because on most nights, we dream. And dreams are lot like poetry, in that in both, we express our internal life in similar ways. We conjure images; we combine incongruent elements to evoke emotion in a more efficient way than wordier descriptions can; and we use unconscious and tangential associations rather than logic to tell a story."

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Response to chia (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:43 PM

7. That's pretty weird.

A hand on its own.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:45 PM

11. And clearly a feminine hand too. Busily writing. :)

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:37 PM

2. Two Questions


1. By any chance was this gentleman there:



2. Have you recently gotten your second vaccine dose, and do you live in the Chicagoland area?

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:42 PM

5. Rami Malek was not there, or he would have stolen the show in my dream.

I grew up in the Chicago area and have visited the Field Museum many, many times. I always loved the mummies and the gemstones. I'm pretty sure there is a real dinosaur skeleton there and maybe a mammoth.

But no swimming pools. Of course its only a stones throw from the Shedd Aquarium so maybe thats how the water creatures came in.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:43 PM

8. I figured they just swam in from Lake Michigan


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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #8)

Sat May 1, 2021, 12:41 PM

26. That would be really interesting.

I suppose the lake is pretty old.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:43 PM

9. Hmm, might have been Steve Martin doing his

King Tut thing.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:49 PM

13. No, haha, he wasn't there! And I haven't seen whatever movie that's from, must be OT? I know there's

a writing hand in the Old Testament but I haven't thought about or read about it in many years. Or ever seen a movie about it that I can recall.

But the mind is amazing, so...

2. Actually yes I have, but the dream came before the second dose *checks dream diary* it was the morning of 4/9, which was 5 days after my first dose.

And no, I live in CA.

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Response to chia (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:59 PM

16. It's from the Night At The Museum series...

...in which things at natural history museums come to life.



The movie series did the natural history museums in New York, the British Museum and the Smithsonian. If there was going to be a sequel, the Field Museum would be a good bet.

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #16)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:08 PM

18. Ohhhh... thanks. I did see that, many moons ago and don't remember much about it. Terrible at

movie memory retention...

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Response to Effete Snob (Reply #16)

Sat May 1, 2021, 12:43 PM

27. Wow I don't even think I've seen any of those.

Adding to my list...

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:39 PM

3. In a dream I once had a dog tell me a joke, in dog-language mind you.

And it was hilarious, though I can't tell you what the joke was about, even though in my dream-mind I understood it.

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Response to Pobeka (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:08 PM

19. LOVE that!

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:41 PM

4. The night that the band Great White had a fire in a club in R. I.

I had a dream I was outside a big, one-story building. It was at night but the area was lit up almost like it was daylight. There was a steep, grassy hill with a cyclone fence at the bottom. The grass was yellowish. There were fireworks overhead and people were milling about. The fireworks got louder and louder, getting closer to our heads. As I walked down the hill, sparks from the fireworks were landing all around. Suddenly, my hair was smoldering and I fell to my knees. I let out an anguished cry, and the dream ended. It wasn't until morning that I found out about the fire in R. I.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:47 PM

12. Something was in the air.

I had an experience like that. I was staying at a hotel in NYC for a business trip. I woke up at 4am with the most terrible feeling of fear that the building was on fire. I could not get back to sleep.

When I turned on the television an hour later I learned that there had been an apartment fire a block away, and two sisters died jumping from the fifth floor to escape. I must have felt their fear.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:06 PM

17. Actually had a close call like that but not due to any clairvoyance,

we were saved by stubbornness. Playing in a band that was touring Ontario, Canada in 1976, we came to a town west of London and set up in the bar of this hotel. A lot of clubs in Canada are old, downtown buildings with rooms upstairs that were once hotels. There were rooms for the band upstairs on the third floor, but they were rundown with no fire escapes. The drummer got a bee in his bonnet and refused to stay there. I said "Let's stay here tonight and we'll get the agent to get us rooms in the morning." He said "I am NOT staying in this hellhole, not one night!!" We got the agent to find us a motel nearby. At 5 in the morning, someone called us and said the bar had burned down.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 09:55 PM

22. I had a dream like that

Except the dream was of a murder. I was like an invisible observer.

It was violent, and had specific people in it and scenes,it was in the building next to mine in the apartment complex I lived in at the time.

I woke up told my ex the dream and we decided to get out in the sun and get food since I was shook up about it.

Once we got outside local news was setting up a camera crew . I asked the reporter
who was standing around waiting on the crew to be ready what was going on and she said a guy was murdered in the building. I told her that was strange cause I had a dream about someone getting killed in this building last night . I told her the dream.

Then my ex and I went on to get food.

On the way back the cops and coroner were doing thier things and a cop stopped me asked me if he could speak to me later about something I told the reporter. I said ok.

Cop came over later that evening and asked me to tell him my dream. I told him.

They told me the information was useful. And thanked me.

Never knew what became of the case.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:12 PM

20. I'm standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and

throwing little pickles at me.





J/K I don't dream because I consume cannabis and skip right over the dream portion of REM and get right into the deep stuff. Now when I stop smoking, the dreams come flooding back after about a week or two.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #20)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:38 AM

34. Real Genius, you are...


Too bad Val Killer ended up eating himself. Great role, quotable movie

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #34)

Sun May 2, 2021, 12:02 PM

36. Thanks for catching that!

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 09:38 PM

21. I don't have much in the way of weird to share

But I have some dream observations based on my first 48 years of life:

1) About 80 per cent of my dreams during my adult life have been work related (mundane stuff, I know).

2) It's been several years since it last happened, but I went through a stretch where I had periodic dreams about witnessing passenger plane crashes. Those were just a little disturbing!

3) After my mom died seven years ago, I dreamed about her at least once a week for almost a full year. Those dreams were always reassuring and comforting.

4) I have noticed that when I eat foods or desserts with cinnamon, I tend to have more vivid dreams those nights.


That's about all I've got.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 08:52 AM

23. I've been reading historical novels, so I guess I should have expected this.

I had a dream that George Washington pushed me into a public swimming pool, then threw me an alligator-shaped float. I was struggling to get on to "ride" it when I woke up. I'm pretty sure that was my weirdest dream.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 11:09 AM

25. I fell asleep while watching the news on CNN some years ago

and Boris Yeltsin turned up in my dream. That was odd. These days my dreams often involve going back to my old job that I retired from but not remembering how to do it. I also dream about airplanes a lot and they are always so enormous that if they were real they couldn't fly. Sometimes people appear that I haven't seen or thought about for years and I wake up wondering WTF are they doing in my dream?

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sat May 1, 2021, 12:46 PM

28. I guess this is the place to admit that I've had sexy dreams about Mick Jagger.

Not young Mick, but old Mick. I guess on some deeply buried level I find him attractive.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:34 AM

33. I dreamed I was trying to get home from Northern California...

And I kept telling the driver of my VW Beetle turned Tuk-Tuk to turn left on Avenue Caldo de Reis (beef bullion?) to leave Shasta Lake and bypass I-5 that was apparently socked in by snow all the way to Ventura.
My Tuk-Tuk driver was Brad Pitt, with a bad head cold.

Very vivid. I woke up craving meatball soup.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #33)

Sun May 2, 2021, 11:41 AM

35. Thank you.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Sun May 2, 2021, 10:58 PM

37. The weirdest (and stupidest) dream I ever had...

...was one where I looked in the mirror and saw that there was a huge block of cheese growing out of my head. Rather than freaking out about there being cheese where my hair should be, I was more concerned about the large and irregular shape of the block of cheese and proceeded to get a knife and start slicing off chunks of cheese in order to get the whole mess into a more flattering shape. Stupidest dream ever.

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Response to skypilot (Reply #37)

Mon May 3, 2021, 02:46 AM

38. Are you a cheesehead?

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Response to milestogo (Reply #38)

Mon May 3, 2021, 09:22 AM

39. I was for one night.

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Response to milestogo (Original post)

Wed May 19, 2021, 11:32 PM

40. The "sneaky" good samaritan

Im a guy and this is definitely relevant.

I had a weird dream that when I worked in retail and always stressed out, a lady with straight shoulder length bob haircut came up to me and asked me if I was ok. I said no, Im unhappy. Then she does the unthinkable.

She told me that I need to trust her and shell get me out of there. So she turns me around, grabs my thighs, pokes her head in between my legs and lifts me up on her shoulders. So now Im sitting on her shoulders and shes carrying me around the store while she shops thinking this is a disguise to sneak me out.

Were at the checkout and once she finishes, she just leaves her stuff there and brings us both out. Once we got outside, she ran with me still on her shoulders through a meadow, bouncing me up and down, spinning me in circles in celebration of success.

Literally WTF??? lol

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Response to Departed617 (Reply #40)

Wed May 19, 2021, 11:45 PM

41. "So she turns me around, grabs my thighs, pokes her head in between my legs...'

I really thought this was going somewhere else.

Seems very symbolic.

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