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I Have Recurring Dreams and Nightmares

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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 1 Response Jul 31, 2012

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    SpicyPenny SpicyPenny 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Hurting..

    I am 23 years old and i have been having nightmares since was about 11 years old about my past of being raped...i need answers on something that i cant seem to find anything on it....why is it when i fall asleep with my 4 months lullaby cd on playing for him but i have dreams of...
    TroubledMother TroubledMother 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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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 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Another Water Nightmare

    All of my nightmares involve the same thing. Driving on the freeway, something going wrong and us flying off the freeway into the lake. Last night was the second time. I managed to wake myself up out of the nightmare before we landed in the water and I died.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Oct 9, 2013

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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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      my step-brother committed suicide a

    few years ago, and last night and several other nights i have dreamed (nightmares truly) because he was so abusive to me and my siblings, i dream of him living. and wake up and am so shaken up i cannot go back to sleep :( i watched him slowly die with part of his brain the size...
    jdn86 jdn86 26-30, M Mar 26

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    Why Are You Haunting Me...

    The dream haunts me,Your face i see,I smell your dirty skin,Sick rising inside me,Your hands pulling at me,I scream out,Tears of pain,I beg you to stop,I awake in a sweat,Hoping the dreams will stop!
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Sep 8, 2013

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    I Have Had Zombie Nightmares For Years.

    I've always loved zombie movies, video games, and books. My problem is I always have nightmares about them though. I've literally had the same dream over and over again for as long as I can remember. The places change always, but its all places I know or have been to. The one I...
    oli020291 oli020291 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2010

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    My Personal Hell...

    I rarely dream anymore but when I do have a dream its always a complete nightmare. Always the same nightmare. I'm gonna try my best to describe my nightmare but some parts are just fuzzy so please dot get confused: So In this nightmare I'm always stuck in the place I hate the...
    ElliePhantomhive ElliePhantomhive 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2013

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    Demon Girl

    I have been having this recurring dream that has been freaking me out a little bit. It happens more than once a night and I wake up right after it. The dream starts out with me and my friends returning to a hotel on a vacation and I have a room to myself. I get out of the shower...
    mastrindis mastrindis 18-21, M Oct 10, 2013

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    Possessed / Held Down

    Okay so this has been happening for the past decade almost on and off and different nightmares but the past 4-5 years it's hard to explain but I get this weird feeling before I go to sleep if this is going to happen and it instantly starts to happen it seems when I close my eyes...
    Williewill91 Williewill91 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 4, 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 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    My Kidnap Nightmare

    I had a nightmare where I was out walking my dog, when a truck pulls up grabs me and takes me to this massive house filled with men and other Women like myself who look like prisoners being forced to do whatever they say, I tried to escape many time but they punished me by...
    JacintaW JacintaW 18-21, F Oct 17, 2013

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    Recurring Nightmare

    It started when i was roughly 6 years old to 12. I had this dream over and over, i remember it as if it had actually happened to me. It caused me to deprive myself of sleep for nearly 2 weeks. - i'm in a tiny tin shed with a screaming baby in a baby carrier. I'm watching myself...
    Sngab1994 Sngab1994 18-21 Jul 14, 2013

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    Choked By Black Figure In My Dreams

    I am 17, soon to be 18. I don't use drugs, and I occasionally have a few beers on weekends. I used to have these horrible nightmares, first when I was a child and living in a house in which 5 people had died. Next, when I was living in a brand new apartment and my parents were...
    whassett852 whassett852 18-21, M Feb 6, 2013

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    For the last couple years a couple times a week

    I would go to sleep and have the same nightmare in just a different setting .. Does this mean something ? My dreams about me running away from people trying to shoot everyone. Does this mean I'm going to get shot? Or be in that situation?
    BIGGIESMALLSS BIGGIESMALLSS 18-21, F Jan 26

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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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    What Does It Mean?

    Ive had this same dream since i was 8, i get it about every three months and its exactly the same each time, ok so im lying down and i wake up to find myself strapped to a table in an old room that looks like a victorian basement with rock walls, floors and a big open fire place...
    kayshields kayshields 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    Destiny

    Fatigue has caused a demand for your price, as the sacrificial lamb isn’t free. Examine my yet undisclosed to test my reflexes. Instinctually I flinch, but will move toward you once my eyes open. Your transparency is confusing. Scotch tape never hid a secret. Yet you...
    SecretBrokenDoll SecretBrokenDoll 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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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 39, F Nov 16, 2009

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    Recurring Nightmare

    My recurring nightmare is of the morning my nephew died. At the time I was living with my sister when one morning she comes running screaming into my room with him in her arms. Her screams wake me up as she's panicking screaming he's not breathing. Quickly we rang and ambulance...
    lucas7 lucas7 18-21, M Aug 11, 2013

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    I've been having two nightmares recently.

    The first one is where Sam (this guy I've been talking to) finds everything out that's wrong with me (suicidal,depressed, addicted to cutting) and he leaves me. the other is this small girl in a white dress with black pigtails with long thin teeth. She is just standing there and...
    jasonpw jasonpw 16-17, M 18 hrs ago

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    Driving Dreams

    I have recurring driving dreams. I'm driving in a familiar neighborhood on a dark night. I turn on my headlights. I can tell the lights are on, but they don't pierce the darkness. I can see nothing. It's as if I am blind. But I continue driving. It's a bit frightening, but I have...
    SplendidDrift SplendidDrift 51-55, F Nov 12, 2011

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    Disturbing Nightmares..

    I've had the scariest nightmares you could imagine for the past 5 years. I'd usually wake up from a really scary dream, crying or feeling really scared.  I don't know if these experiences have anything to do with my Gastric Reflux as I've observed everytime I wake up from a...
    kittley21 kittley21 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2008

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    The Devil's Bridge

    I am walking across a festering, stinking swamp on the remains of a narrow wooden bridge.  In many places, the railings have rotted away, as have a number of the planks which form the floor.  Both ends of the bridge are shrouded in mist, so I can see neither where I...
    jfranz1963 jfranz1963 46-50, M Apr 3, 2010

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    Sets Of 3 Terrifying Nightmares

    they come in sets of three, i know when i have a nightmare the other 2 r coming up. its the same theme with different people, like one theme was: I need help, someone tries to help me, i push them away, they keep trying, i continue to push them away, they continue 2 try, finally...
    anyafrost anyafrost 13-15, F Nov 15, 2012

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    I Need A Friend...

    My nightmares about my ex abusing and raping me have turned into my fiancé doing those things. I REALLY need a friend...
    ineedyoumore ineedyoumore 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 27, 2013

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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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    A few days ago, I had a dream

    that I've had before. I'm in high school and I take the school bus. So, the last bell rings at 2:40pm and I go to the bus. My bus, as most school buses, is packed always, but in the sera I was the only one on the bus and who was driving it? My mom and she doesn't drive buses or...
    Khadijah96 Khadijah96 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Well lately I've been having dreams of this guy.

    I don't know him at all. He'd come to me at random times of the day and tell me what to do and how long I have to do it. If I didn't do it, he'd either cut my head off or stab me. Keep in mind he always wears some sort of mask to hide his identity. Today, it was in broad...
    haiimkayla haiimkayla 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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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 5 Responses Feb 10, 2008

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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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    I Would Like These Dreams To End Please

    It's been over a year that my ex boyfriend asked me to marry him after 4 years of being in a relationship with him.  I declined his proposal and our relationship ended because I ended it.  Two months later, he found someone else and they have now been together for...
    Jennifurby Jennifurby 41-45 3 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    Nightmares And Demons

    ive dreamt this dream before always the same little girl (by she i mean the little girl) im in my moms room, i dont know how i got here but im here. shes here, i dont know how i know, but i do and shes getting close.r fast. i can feel her. i run as fast as i can through the...
    MidnightWolf218 MidnightWolf218 16-17, F Mar 26, 2013

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    Addict.

    For the past two nights I've had a very peculiar dream that I can't stop thinking about. It starts off and I'm in a strange house but I can tell that I've been here previously. I am on the phone with someone.. a male. He sounds to be white . And I'm talking about meeting him...
    kshix kshix 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2013

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    Losing My Clothes and Being Unable to Drive

    In most of my dreams my clothes disappear and i'm walking around semi-naked with a towel around me. In the milder dreams my shoes disappear. I also dream a lot about crashing my car or being unable to brake on time.
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F Sep 3, 2008

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    I hate dreaming about snakessss.

    It occurs to me 3-4 times a year. Some said it's kind of sign that you'll find love but i dont believe in this because this is just weird! I mean who wants to dream about snakes being around your house and trying to get close to you. Every time i dream of it, i'll end up try...
    lovemelovemydogs lovemelovemydogs 16-17, F Jan 21

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    I only have four kinds of nightmares.

    They are about the same things, what happens is almost the same, just in different places. I have nightmares about terrible things happening to people and me being forced to watch them suffer with the total inability to save them. Sometimes my parents don't love me anymore...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 1

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    Dropping the Baby

    I experience a recurring nightmare where I'm holding an infant and it slips from my arms.  I try to catch it, and manage to grab a foot or a leg, but not before it's head hits the floor and I hear it's skull make a cracking sound.  This panics me to the point...
    auntykelly auntykelly 46-50 3 Responses Dec 25, 2008

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    Euphoric Dreams

    I have ecstatic dreams sometimes.  A few nights ago, I dreamed I could fly just by thinking about it.  I have had that dream before.  Also, I often dream that I am inside a big old house where in every room it is a different time in history.  I can wander...
    aigiarm aigiarm 41-45 Aug 30, 2008

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    I Have The Most Intense Nightmares

    I've been having nightmares for three years now Ive only had one good dream which was one night ago but there was one were these satanists were crucifying a man and after the ritual was over all these people were falling to the ground and everybody I walked up to had holes on...
    angelus1988 angelus1988 22-25, M Feb 15, 2011

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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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    Nightmares

    Sometimes I wake up sweating, all tangled up, with images flashing in my head. Sometimes I can't wake up. And one time I woke up paralyzed. I never remember them in the day. Theres just this nagging fear that penetrates my heart and dances at the back of my mind, keeping me from...
    EmpathicThespian EmpathicThespian 16-17, F Jun 21, 2013

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    Once I Had A Reoccering Dream That Lasted An Entire Month

    I have always REALLY loved Halloween. But when I was just a couple years younger I had a huge fear of going to look at costumes because I always saw really gross,disturbing things i the store. Now it doesn't bug me, but when I did I had this nightmare.. I started dreaming about...
    DewDropsontheGrass DewDropsontheGrass 13-15, F Jan 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    Last Nights Nightmares!!!!!

    I had a dream that we were somewhere i didn't recognize, my little boy was poorly i think we may have been in a hospital, the doctors said they couldn't do anything more to help him he was really poorly on the bed, i said no we can do something they took him somewhere foreign and...
    OutsideLookingIin OutsideLookingIin 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Fighting For Myself

    First, I was trying to keep something from entering Earth from the ocean, and then everything went into a building and tons of people were there, but guess what. I defeated it all by myself. No one helped. The room was filled with water while I was defeating it. Then, everyone...
    CurleyBandGeek CurleyBandGeek 13-15, F Sep 19, 2013

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    I am always having recurring dreams in

    which I am usually transformed into something or someone, usually into numerous animals, monsters or characters. And sometimes the transformations happen voluntarily because my dream power is apparently shapeshifting.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Feb 6

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    His Aftermath

    He wakes up in his world. I wake up in my world. He eats breakfast at his place. I eat breakfast at my place. He goes to work every day. I go to work every day. He runs his department effectively. I run my departments effectively. He goes to happy hour and enjoys the company...
    SecretBrokenDoll SecretBrokenDoll 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I have different types of strange dreams. Some of them are just strange because of how irrational they are, but others have come true or are reoccurring dreams/nightmares. About a...
    MyDearDiary MyDearDiary 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This was not a dream of the rapture happening- more like a feel of it. I have had dreams woth the rapture actually happening, this is not one of them. I looke outside- I saw a...
    EvangelistTeen EvangelistTeen 13-15, F 4 days ago

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