posted on Jul, 29 2019 @ 04:13 PM
I just thought I'd bring this up to see if anybody has noticed this.
Over the years, living in Southern California, I've noticed that people will often report having weird, strange dreams just prior to and after
significant earthquakes. The dreams tend to be highly detailed and unusual enough to if not remember the details, then to at least remember that they
were weird. They're not specifically about earthquakes. They're about typical dream stuff just ramped up to the point where they seem more real,
possibly more nightmarish with higher levels of frustration in them.
We recently had another fairly good-sized earthquake, and it took me a while to remember that friends had mentioned to me that they had odd dreams,
and they reminded me of odd dreams that I had myself. That also triggered my memory about the cluster or quakes we had in the 1990s, centering around
the Northridge Quake of 1994. People said the same thing. That they were having strange, vivid dreams before and after the earthquake.
I was thinking that maybe is has to do with fluctuations in something -- magnetic field, maybe, microtremors-- that would have an influence on our
brains while we sleep. I'm not sure how that could be tested, though. I know people keep dream diaries sometimes, but they would have to be keeping
the diaries before the quakes, and then reviewed later to see if there was any correlation. And even with that, maybe there are some people who would
be more affected by it than others, making the numbers difficult to parse out. There is also a corollary to the hypothesis which would be to see if
sensitive people would be more affected by odd dreams the closer they were to the epicenter.
I'm not sure how it could be tested, but maybe there's a potential here for some kind of earthquake prediction method. Maybe there's a way to do
it with a smaller sample group. I don't know. Just noticing and pondering.