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I Have Recurring Dreams and Nightmares

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    I didn't exactly have a nightmare,

    I don't know how to explain it. Its a feeling I get when I'm having a nightmare but im awake somehow. For example I'm sleepy but I try to go to sleep but my head feels light head and I start to feel(I don't know how to explain it) its like my body fell asleep but my eyes are...
    teenwolf360 teenwolf360 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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    Ive had this dream and slight variations

    since my car accident in december but i dont know why, im someone else and i keep going inti my bathroom and theres a baby rabbit and a mom rabbit, i grab the baby and drown it in the sink and the mom rabbit doesnt even care, i dont know what it means but i always wake up scared...
    Blackeye242 Blackeye242 18-21, M 2 Responses May 20, 2015

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    jus woke up, so fresh in my mind.

    ... had the reoccurring dream about the hidden river. then, there was a cabin I rented nearby? strange? my ex hubby was there, then me and Ash N. and her oldest daughter. we were packing things up, and kept finding more stuff that we forgot. it was never ending packing up stuff...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 3, 2015

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    Never-ending Nightmare

    I'm not really sure that my nightmare is recurring at the moment, it's more evolving and developing each time I go to sleep. It started off small scale when I had to break into my house and the interior had been changed and it was a human hunting ground with a slaughter table and...
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    Someone unknown is present in your house,

    someone threatening. They have been present in your house since a very long time and you kind of knew it all along, you saw glimpse of them every now and then but they eluded you every time. It's not clear in the dream whether this figure is a ghoul or a person and what do they...
    blasphemy666 blasphemy666 22-25, F Nov 28, 2015

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    Looking In My Windows

    In almost all of my nightmares that I remember, someone is looking in at me through my windows. No matter what room I go to, no matter if I turn off every light in the house, they still see me. I can't get them to go away. I've seen the culprit thrice, in the form of my young...
    iPreferMagneto iPreferMagneto 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    I Have Weird Ones

    About a very large spooky house.  The house is usually the same its huge, its hard to tell but it always looks the same in theme but it changes in layout a little.   I'm always wandering looking for someone but not quite sure who, but I know I'm looking for someone...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2008

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    I have this nightmare

    where I'm exercising like I normally do, but then I start getting fatter and fatter. The more I work out, the bigger I get, until I finally wake up and realize I'm still in shape. I'm not anorexic, but I exercise regularly and constantly check my body for excess fat. I've done...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 19, 2015

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    The Bridge Phobia:/

    Ever since I was little, I keep having the same nightmare over and over again. I have been observing it closely and noticed it occurring more frequently before some big changes taking place in my life. I must confess, I have never ever googled the meaning of this bad dream, not...
    moonlightam moonlightam 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2011

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    SongSoMi SongSoMi 18-21, F 1 Response May 31, 2015

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    End Of The World

    So as a junior in highschool I would have nothing but nightmares. One stays in my head as if it really happened. It was the end of the world. Everything in sight was on fire as if maybe a bomb had gone off and exploded everything. The sky was red and huge winged beast were flying...
    Daphney1001 Daphney1001 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    I can control my dreams!

    There kinda like a TV series each night carets on from the last or I can change it up and choose to dream about something else. If I start having a nightmare for example I'm walking in to a haunted room I can turn around in my dream and walk away from the bad stuff and start...
    Imjusthereforadvice Imjusthereforadvice 18-21, F 2 Responses May 21, 2015

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    I have this dream a lot,

    I'm in the woods with my friends, I'm scared as hell, my friends disappear, and I'm left alone, crying. There's usually some variation; sometimes my friends laugh at me for being scared, or I'm alone from the start. It spooks me everytime.
    ScaredintheForest ScaredintheForest 22-25, F May 19, 2015

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    Idk why but I've never been scared of any

    horror movie or the grudge but sometimes I have this nightmare from the grudge( had one last night) and alot of the time the grudge doesnt even make that throat noise just idk some scream thing and she opens her mouth and I look at her in random places, does anyone else have...
    Kipstick Kipstick 13-15, M Oct 6, 2015

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    So, I have this one dream,

    that is reoccurring but only every few months or so. And it hasn't happened since I left the high school it's staged in until last night. There's this party/concert/carnival event thing going on at the school. And they always have it in the lower gym, which is in the poorly...
    IcySongBird IcySongBird 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2015

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    I am a self-harmer, and in this dream I was

    cutting my right under forearm and had tons of cuts there on my arm - way more so than in real life. When I woke up I actually had a real life fresh CUT on my right under-forearm! WHAT THE.....???
    euphoricvoyage euphoricvoyage 26-30, F Aug 13, 2015

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    I used to have this dream,

    for about six years. I would be walking along a pathway in a field. I would come to an intersection, and that man was there. I would run, but the pathway was muddy and would slow me down. He would always chase me. Sometimes he would catch me, kidnap me, and torture me to death...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 May 19, 2015

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    I keep having reoccurring vomiting dreams

    as of late. I have different reoccurring dreams all the time. For now I will only talk about this one (vomiting). First it was vomiting handfuls of NAILS and trying to catch it in my hands like, "ah, what?!l" Then last night I was vomiting up a string of what I can only relate...
    euphoricvoyage euphoricvoyage 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2015

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    Mine are interesting kind of based on reality

    and experience I've had two open heart surgeries and last night I dreamt I was put in jail and had to give an old lady a blood transfusion? I was also disappointed that jail was lonely and I didn't get told how long I'd be there..... Something to do with being in hospital I...
    Jadewaves Jadewaves 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16, 2014

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    Warehouse.

    He approached her body with care. He was terrified, just like the last time, and the time before that. Gently he placed his hand on her back and felt a shallow breath. He body lay beaten, but she was alive. It ran through his head a millions times, she’s alive. He knelt on the...
    annalea annalea 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    I want to say first off,

    I don't really believe in dream interpretations. I don't think our brains are are trying to tell us things about our life through strange images and cryptic messages. To me, that lies more in the realm of the supernatural, rather than reality. But that aside, dreams are still a...
    aforbes96 aforbes96 18-21, F Oct 29, 2015

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    I was trying to fall sleep

    and I keep getting paralyzed but I could still move after that. it repeated a lot of times until I had no Idea I already fell asleep. in my dream, I was still struggling to fall asleep and sleep paralysis then as far as I know there's a lot of voices talking. I don't really...
    Unchangingthings Unchangingthings 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2015

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    Lots.

    this is going to have to be one of those stories that i come back and add to, because i have lots of recurring dreams. one type that comes up a lot is that i'm in a house with lots and lots of rooms, and i'm searching for something. i go through room after room after room...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 10, 2008

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    Where Are You My Sweet?

    Once there was a girl who came to me in my dreams from time to time. She would usually simply be sitting on the beach at twilight. After I joined her, we would just sit there staring at one another, sometimes smiling, sometimes giggling, and sometimes holding hands. This girl was...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    I had a dream that I was flying

    and chased by a criminal. I dont have a wings tho haha. but luckily, it didnt become a nightmare.
    Unchangingthings Unchangingthings 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2015

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    I have this recurring dream

    that I'm being chased on foot by the police. It always starts when I'm already being chased & I never actually know what I did to get their attention, but they're running like their jobs depend on it so it must have been something pretty big. I dodge them for quite a while, but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 1, 2015

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    Why on earth do nightmares have to be

    so powerful and feel so real? So real to the point of you waking up with your heartbroken? In the space of 1.5 hours I have had 3 extremely horrific dreams of death...every one with a different twist but revolved around the same situations I need more tissues!
    cassandrawilkinson cassandrawilkinson 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2014

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    I keep having a reoccurring dream

    that my best friend and I keep arguing. What does it mean????
    GodSaves6 GodSaves6 18-21, F 1 Response May 18, 2015

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    I keep having this nightmare

    where I'm trapped inside a house and it's on fire. I go to open a door or a window, but it's too hot to touch. Then I see someone outside, wearing dark clothes and a hood that shadows their entire face. I scream for their help, but no sound is able to come from my mouth. Then...
    EchoOfNamara EchoOfNamara 13-15, F 1 Response May 20, 2015

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    I have dreams about the apocalypse in my dream

    it's the same ruined city's with the side torn off like in Cambodia , people are starving the sky is blood red , I see what was a grand church white marble but only the front remind of the structure . Inside it's dusty with dim sunlight filtering threw the dust I stand there...
    Organia Organia 51-55, F 1 Response May 23, 2014

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    Fingers Drawn Thin.

    This nightmare, which I have suffered with for all of my life, is also experienced by my father, and affects me only when I'm either awake, or partially asleep in the early hours of the morning. It consists of either my fingers being drawn very long and thin, or the room around...
    Meeson14 Meeson14 13-15, M Jul 31, 2012

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    I have had this dream

    since around the age of thirteen, and I have it most nights! I am running alone, barefoot dressed in a white tattered gown. Running in the moonlit woods, I can hear something chasing me! I hear its breathing the branches and leaves crunching under it's feet! My heart pounds so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 20, 2015

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    Remember, dreams and nightmares are caused by

    REM (Rapid Eye Movement) and fractions of reality, like what you sense with your 5 senses, that can intertwine with the sub-conscious mind, that will forever think, to create unwanted thoughts, thoughts you can never even dream of. It is just out of impulse that the sub...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Aug 23, 2015

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    My mom has yelled at me

    so much that I have nightmares of her killing me, and yelling... So whenever she yells at me, expecially in the mornings I get scared...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 9, 2015

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    I had another nightmare last night.

    It took place in a hospital. My boyfriend and I are both working in said hospital (he's a nurse's aid and I'm a nurse in real life). For the first part of the dream I'm by myself in one part of the hospital and he in the other. I'm standing by some windows and notice a car pull...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2015

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    I have had a very strange experience with

    recurring dreams. I can remember between the years 6-15 I had a recurring dream about a train/train station. The dreams were always similar. I needed to board the train. It was a place I never been but felt familiar in the dream. It would happen maybe once a year. After 15 the...
    risa1068 risa1068 18-21 Dec 9, 2015

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    When i was 7 years old the 4 year old little

    brother of my girlfriend drowned in a friends pool. I was the one that found henry to this day i dream of it. My girlfriend says she knows i am cause i wake up calling his name. Nobody knows how he got in the fence or how longhe was in the pool. I just remember seeing the...
    southernboy16 southernboy16 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 11, 2015

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    Get Away, Edward Scissorhands!

    I love Edward Scissorhands, but for a few months during college I had a nightmare about him that traumatized me so much I couldn't watch the movie for years. The year before, I had taken a trip to Honduras, and while I was  hiking down a mountain my bum knee gave out and I...
    BookNerd BookNerd 22-25, F Feb 28, 2008

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    Oh, the lovely flashbacks of my childhood.

    The same few dreams occur. Me curled in a ball in the corner naked, crying and scared screaming no. Him standing over me threatening and angry for not complying. His firm grip on my forearm and mean words flowing from his sickening mouth. The touch of his hands going where I...
    countrycutie101 countrycutie101 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2015

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    Same Places

    I have about 5 different places that have always been in my nightmares, since I was little.  I have never seen these places in reality (I would totally freak out if I ever saw them for real!).  I've gotten to the point that when I see them, in my dream, I...
    LJP830 LJP830 36-40, F Nov 16, 2009

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    Leftovers

    I was sitting on an old van’s bench, that wasn’t in the van anymore. It was on the ground. I was seeing me in phases. Looking at me from outside the picture, starting at the right, I was sad and blushing. But only sad. Next was me with some bruises and was crying. Next...
    SecretBrokenDoll SecretBrokenDoll 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 4, 2011

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    I've been having more vivid

    and nightmare-ish dreams lately. This one is from last night. I've been thinking about it all day. Any ideas on what it might mean? I'm running through a wooded area, and into a graveyard. People (men) are chasing me, and I'm carrying my toddler son. I stumble and fall into a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 27, 2015

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    I Have Recurring Dreams.......

    I have a few recurring dreams. Feels almost as if I have parallel lives. One is me in this house. I can even draw the house, show you the rooms the kitchen..... There was a party there once. Just once. The other times is just me there. usually waiting for someone I don't know...
    lina2013 lina2013 51-55, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    I have a reoccurring nightmare.

    ... I keep dreaming that I am trapped in my house and it is burning down... that I can't get out after I have gotten my children and boyfriend to safety... I can't sleep after this dream and it leaves me terrified and confused.... this morning around one I feel asleep with the...
    emeraldprincess1003 emeraldprincess1003 22-25, F Jul 14, 2015

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    Back At Sea

     I used to have this nightmare where I reenlisted in the Navy. I was still married, but we needed extra money. In some versions of the nightmare, I would sign a piece of paper and they'd break the news to me.  There was no getting out of it. Soon I was on a ship...
    UncleDevilShow UncleDevilShow 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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