Lately I’ve been having really vivid dreams. And not the good kind. The other day I killed someone in my dream. Don’t worry, he wasn’t someone I know in real life, and he was the mass murderer/rapist in the story so I guess in my dream I was doing something good. But still. I dreamt that I killed someone. With my bare hands. It was pretty creepy, gross, and disturbing.
Usually my dreams aren’t about people I know in real life, but sometimes they are. I feel like they come in waves and are usually not good- I’ve had pretty realistic ones like 4 days in a row. And my surroundings are usually one of the biggest components. My brain creates these crazy spaces that I’ve never been in before, and are usually a little Escher-like.
Do you remember your dreams? What’s the weirdest one you’ve ever had? Once I had a dream that my mom was going to die, which was disturbing in and of itself. The reason? She was pig for Halloween when she was young. It was like a terminal illness, like if she had grown up in a nuclear wasteland or something, but caused by a Halloween costume. Yeah, I don’t get it either. But it’s always stuck with me.
How strange, and surreal… I've had those killing dreams a lot when I'm stressed and when I feel people around put pressure on me. (I usually then do it in self-defense) Do you feel like someone is having some expectations for you?
I've definitely been stressed… I don't know if one person is putting pressure on me, but I've definitely been feeling pressured in general. Thanks Anna! Dreams are so weird!
omg – the other night i had a dream that this girl who gave me a bag full of wedding magazines (i do know her and she did in fact give me magazines in real life) tried to kill me because i didn't thank her personally, and then the dream took a turn where she ended up shooting herself. i did not like it at all!
That is SO creepy! A lot of times I don't like it when real people I know are in my dreams, it makes it weirder.
Odd. I usually have super weird dreams, and I also am pretty good at remembering them. But my brain does that too, where I just create random places. Or add on's, so I'll be in a house I know, but randomly invent a whole new floor or room. I studied dreams in psychology classes in college and there is so much behind them it's nuts.
I have really vivid dreams almost every night! They're usually just a compilation of all of the things that I've heard/seen through the day. Sometimes I have really weird ones like the ones you had! So creepy.
I've been having pretty vivid dreams lately too. Last night, I dreamt that my dog could talk to me and understood everything we said to her! So creepy. I've woken up crying before because my dream was that my Grandpa died : ( I've gone to dreammoods.com in the past, this site has a dream dictionary…you should check it out! It's very interesting!
I cant remember my dreams for the life of me. I can remember the emotion or feelings I got from the dream or felt in them, but I can never remember the visual aspects of it once I wake up. Its so weird!
Valerie Griffin says
i had a dream last night that my grandmother & my great grandmother both died! terrible nightmare!
I used to have bad dreams almost every night. It was a dark time for me. I was afraid to go to sleep at night. Now the bad dreams only come once in a rare while. I hope yours don't linger long.
About two weeks ago I had a dream that Jon was on death row and I watched him die! It was horrible. I literally woke up crying and woke him up to make sure he wasn't on death row!
I had a dream once where the little green army men from Toy Story were like attacking me. Chasing me down a hallway. Yep. I don't know why, but I'll never forget that one even though I had it in like middle school, I'm pretty sure.
Emily Hope says
I haven't had this dream in awhile – but I used to have this reoccurring dream about this old farm house. I would go in – but would never go past the foyer. I don't know what it meant – but I would definitely know that house if I ever went into it.
unfortunately my dreams are quite vivid and I do not call them dreams, I call them nightmares because they are always so creepy and well horrifying. I always wake up in the morning sweating or with tears in my eyes, so I don't think you want to know my weirdest dream. Yet one dream which I have often is the image of burying my younger sister, I always wake up horrified and go in her room to check that she is in her bed safe and sleeping! However lately for some reason, like this past month or two, I haven't been dreaming, I only had a couple of nice dreams so I am quite relieved now to have a break from all the nightmares!
I think my blog had something to do about it!!!
Nightmares are no fun! I've had nightmares about things happening to my brothers and they are always awful. Glad you're sleeping better lately!
Amber H-B says
I've been having some horrible and weird dreams lately, too. On the weirder side, I dreamed that my niece was a muppet.
That's actually kind of funny, I mean who wouldn't want a muppet in the family?
Oh dear. That does sound disturbing, and very disconcerting too. I actually have very vivid dreams and have since I was a kid; I wake up in the morning and bother my boyfriend with ramblings from the last dream I remember! Thankfully he doesn't mind too much. I have a lot of bizarre dreams and some recently that have been either frightening or disturbing (work stress isn't helping, I don't think). However, most of the time I have “day residue” kinds of dreams where things that were strange or funny (or people I've thought about) pop up. Dreams are weird things, I tell you.
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Krissy B says
Eek, I can see how that would be unsettling!
I'm kind of nutso about dreams. Hearing about other people's dreams is, no lies, one of my most FAVOURITE things in the entire world. One of the things I miss most about living with someone else is chatting about dreams we had the night before over breakfast.
I'm usually very good about remembering my dreams, but I can't recall anything interesting as of late.
I've also heard that apparently everyone that shows up in one of your dreams is someone who you have met or seen in passing at some point during your life. Isn't that crazy? You could pass someone on the street, and 5 years later, they appear in your dream. And you have no idea! I find that so fascinating!
That's CRAZY! And kinda creepy? It makes me think of all those people that I thought I made up… maybe I'd seen them before??