Recurring Dreams

By: Onaca Bennett

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I’ve always had an incredibly active imagination. My mother tells me, although I can’t remember it myself, that I used to tell her stories about odd men that would come and take me away in the middle of the night. Oftentimes, when I do dream I dream so vividly that I wake up trying to remember if certain events actually happened in the real world, or if they were all just in my head. Honestly, I still sometimes wonder if I really couldn’t levitate on brooms as a child, because I’m occasionally sure that I can perfectly remember it. The dream I remember the most from childhood though, and definitely the one I’m most creeped out by, is a certain recurring one about aliens.

Once a year, around the same month, I would have this dream. It started out fairly normally, in the elementary school that I went to. It would be the end of a class day, and most of the kids had left, though one or another that I was close to that year would usually still be hanging around. Slowly, I would realize that something was wrong, and begin looking for my mother, who worked as a teacher there. Halfway to her, in front of the cafeteria, I would run into one of the teachers. She seemed to be talking oddly, in a stilted, buzzing sort of speech, until finally I would try to pass her and antennas would slowly rise from her head.

I’m not entirely sure what happened between that and the end of the dream, for all the times I had it, but I know that it usually involved a lot of running, battling, and a general alien invasion of the school. Every year, I would end up with the aliens captured, or retreating to their spaceship, telling me that they would return again the next year. And they did. Year, after year, after year.

Then, one year, the dream came, we battled, the aliens were defeated, and they looked at me and said…well, not what was always said. They told me they were done, and that they were never coming back. And the thing that really freaks me out about that, above all else? After that, I never had the dream again. Not even once.

I’ve had nightmares about haunted mansions, detached thumbs hanging from cave ceilings, murderers invading my house, and wedding massacres, but the fact that these gosh darned aliens came back every year, at the same time, and stopped coming after they said they would, just gets to me. I mean, I’m not gonna say that I secretly must have actually had aliens invading my mind every year, but isn’t it just a little creepy to you?

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7 thoughts on “Recurring Dreams

  1. Given that you were actually dreaming all those times, a profound message should be gathered from your experience. In psychology the role of dreams in connection with our lives is often discussed. Several individuals have their theories on what certain aspects of dreams indicate in your life. The psychologist in me gathered from your experience with alien dreams that there was something in your life that needed to be conquered. Whether it was growing into a mature man or solving a problem with a family member, you clearly succeeded. Im not sure the significance of the alien figures, but to me you were fighting against something and you finally were able to establish your power over this being in your life.

  2. This definitely creeped me out. I have never suffered from nightmares (I’ve only had three) or recurring dreams, so I’ve never experienced something like this. The fact that your last dream ended with them saying they wouldn’t come back again and then you never had that dream again is really freaky. I personally don’t think you were communicating with aliens, but I do think you were communicating with something or someone, whether it was supernatural or internal I’m not sure. I also think that your last dream was the end to that conversation and marked some sort of resolution.

  3. This is very creepy! Crazy how the same dream comes back so often. I think JoJo brings up a great point. I remember learning about dreams in psychology and although I can always tell if my dream actually happened or not, I agree that you overcame something in your life. I’m curious as to whether the alien looked the same each year and how you would describe it. In my dreams, a large man in usually featured, making me feel small and powerless. I wonder what significance that particular alien had and what it was like to wake up and question if you would ever have a dream about them again. Another thought is you could have had these dreams constantly, more than once a month because you don’t recall all of your dreams.

  4. This is very creepy! Crazy how the same dream comes back so often. I think JoJo brings up a great point. I remember learning about dreams in psychology and although I can always tell if my dream actually happened or not, I agree that you overcame something in your life. I’m curious as to whether the alien looked the same each year and how you would describe it. In my dreams, a large man in usually featured, making me feel small and powerless. I wonder what significance that particular alien had and what it was like to wake up and question if you would ever have a dream about them again. Another thought is you could have had these dreams constantly, more than once a month because you don’t recall all of your dreams.

  5. This is really interesting. My brother also had recurring dreams about aliens, but I was convinced that these dreams were because he watched Men in Black and got scared by the creepy aliens in that movie. I wonder if your recurring dreams could be because of some kind of stimulus that reminds you of aliens while you are awake – for example, you watch Aliens during the day and remember the dream so it happens again that night; or you read an article about aliens during the day and you have that dream again. However, I have no possible explanation as to why the dream never happens again after they told you that they would not return. Maybe every time you saw an alien-inducing stimulus after that dream, you remembered that the aliens told you they wouldn’t be back, and unconsciously you internalized that so that you would not dream about it that night?

  6. This is very interesting. I’ve always wavered between thinking that dreams were simple messages from the sub-conscious, and that they were a medium for other forces to communicate with us. This is definitely pretty creepy. I wonder if you will really never have this dream again, or if it will resurface later in adulthood?

  7. I’ve also had reoccurring dreams, they however stopped with no warning. It was always the same one: there were a series of endless stairs with no end, and the whole time I was running away from something that was chasing me, but I never knew what/who it was. Repetitive dreams just seem non coincidental. It feels like there is s reason for having them but its weird some dreams may have deeper meaning and other not. The fact of not knowing is kind of creepy; we never know what to think of them once we wake up.

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