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I died last night

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posted on May, 2 2007 @ 01:02 PM
Some people say you die in real life or soon after when you've dreamt that you died. I've heard that you actually live a long life.

I do not know. My mother dreamt she died when she was a child, she's 53

I dreamt I died twice, nothing happened like it happened in your dream, but the 1st time was pretty scary. The entire dream was black & white & I was about 5 or 6 years of age at the time, but I will never forget it. I cannot remember what caused the death in the 1st dream though.

I was in a sound proof glass room or so it seemed, & I could see myself and family around my coffin, the room I was in was like glass because I could see clearly, but could not interact with anyone. Could not touch them, could not talk to them...nothing. I cannot recall if it were 1st person or 3rd person. I think it was a 3rd person dream. Anyway, I remember feeling like I was in the coffin at points & I felt dead. Like my soul was trapt in a dead body at certain times. I could not move or get up & I could see my family hovering over me. I actually thought I was dead, because it felt like I was dreaming, but at the same time awake. I tried getting up and I won't. I was panicing.

The thing is, I've had 3 seizures in my life(all in my teens) and the feeling I feel after I have a seizure is exactly the same feeling I was feeling in the dream. That feeling for me, is the most scary frightening feeling you can experience. It feels like I'm dead, but I walk around aimlessly mumbling to myself. Except, in the one could hear the mumbling & there was no real walking taking place. I eventually awoke and waking up was probably the happiest moment in my life, because I actually thought I was dead.

The 2nd time I dreamt I died was nowhere near as frightening. I fell off a flight of stairs(normally, I was...bionic so to speak in my dreams) after a monster chased me to the stair case. When I hit the floor(head 1st), the entire dream went black and I woke up instantly. Crazy, but nowhere near as crazy as the 1st one. The 2nd occurred maybe at around the age of 8 or so.

But those things I can never forget. I have absolutely no idea what really happened to you, I can only speculate. If it has to have a nature, I hope it was of good nature and if it is of bad, I hope you never experience it again.

[edit on 2-5-2007 by sdrawkcab]

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 01:09 PM
Defcon5 Theta waves are not usually connected with hallucinations, they are part of a deep level of conscious meditation. You may be very knowledgable in these matters but I stand by my original post and feel he may have had an actual spontaneous Meditave state that is considered a Theta state. I do not claim to have the braod base of understanding that many on this site do, just a simple person who has had extrodinary experiences. I too have had this happen and this was the easiest explaination for me.

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 01:15 PM
Aside from the purely scientific explanation I gave, there are symbolic representations for having death dreams:

Death of oneself: Death is an extremely important event facing all of us, and yet it is a mystery, so we often experimentally confront and explore it in our dreams. A dream about ones own death may also show a retreat from the challenge of life, or a split between mind and body.

The experience of leaving the body is frequently an expression of this schism between the ego and ones life processes.

Other possibilities are to do with the death of old patterns of living - one’s ‘old self’, the loss of the boundaries that limit your awareness to an identity connected only to the body. This latter is usually a willing surrender of self to the process.

Are you experiencing any major life changes lately, Lombozo?

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 01:17 PM
I had a dream a long time ago, im 19 now and I would guess I was around 13-15 when I had this dream. I remember falling from the sky really quickly, and as I was getting closer and closer to the ground it all looked really baron, like a red desert apart from a river that was flowing through and I remember thinking in my dream 'If I can land in this river MAYBE I can survive this'.

Alas I of course missed by around 20 meters and smashed into the ground and I just remember my whole body becoming really warm and everything went black. I then woke up sweating a bit. I don't know much about dream meanings so this certainly had my puzzled.

It's the only time ive 'died' in a dream.

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 01:23 PM
You had a very vivid dream thats all. I have had multiple sleep disorders my whole life and had similiar type dreams. I've "died" in dreams before. Also had dreams like that where I felt I was trapped in nothingness also where I literally realize I'm dreaming but I'm stuck I cant wake up and its terrifying.

Anyways, don't worry you'll be fine. Ive had even stranger experiances than that and I'm just fine ^-^

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 01:23 PM
I had a very similiar experience with a make a long story short.... I was at a soccer game a nuke got dropped right in the middle of the field. I remember a flash and a "buzzing" /"ringing" inside my head and then there was "nothing". It's really hard to explain "nothing" but that's what I felt. It was not blackness, like when you close your eyes.

This dream was so real.... I woke up startled and not knowing where I was for a moment. And I had the same "buzzing"/"ringing" in my head from the dream. I wasn't sure if I had dreamt this event or if it really happened. I ran to the phone so I could call someone to ask them but I finally realized it was just a dream.

I have only had this experience once. And it has left a mark on me too, lombozo. You have done an excellent job describing what you felt!

[edit on 2-5-2007 by Shane Void]

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 01:27 PM

Originally posted by marg6043
You didn't die, just experience a new state of mind while sleeping, do not get scare because is going to happen now very often, just let go with the flow and its more that you are going to discover, that peacefulness is enough to want to stay in that state and never wake up, but if you are not ready for death yet you will not die. . .

Umm, if he experiences anything like I have done, and I have had very similar experiences at times, its not a peacefull experience. It scares the hell out of me. To the point I wake up with my heart throbbing. It does sound very similar.. A feeling of entire emptiness engulfing my body after I'm asleep. Not that half sleep/half awake immobilization, because I've experienced that also. I dont mind that, I use it sometimes to explore the noises and strangeness I experience - boy thats a weird thing at times, a dead lucid dream.. lol. But this is something else..

But it's shocking. I often feel like I've had a mild heart attack, and wonder if that I don't move and get out of bed, if I will simply never again. So I frantically move my arms and breath purposely.

What strikes me as similar is the way you describe the silence. hard to explain, but really, to me, its like a white noise but dead and empty. But to describe it like you did, fits also. Just overwhelming silence.

This sensation wakes me up and scares the hell out of me... Its like a dense pulse engulfs my body and everything turns off... Dunno if its the same, but its weird hearing a similar story...

edited to make it more concise...

[edit on 2/5/2007 by badw0lf]

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 02:17 PM

Originally posted by sdrawkcab
Some people say you die in real life or soon after when you've dreamt that you died. I've heard that you actually live a long life.

I think the second is probably more likely, if the first was true I'd have died a few times now.

I have had dreams that I have died, but I don't think I have ever had a dream where I have crossed between life and death, as it were. I may have done, but I don't think I have. Sounds quite weird though, and I daresay scary to have it too.

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 02:19 PM
With your brilliant post I've decided to share my only "death" experience in a dream. Except I'm gonna' go ahead and share the whole story.

The dream began with myself and 3 older men driving. The 3 men were talking about their past war experiences, fighter pilots all 3. I don't really know the meaning behind that yet but my grandfather/father were not pilots in the military.

Anyways, I don't remember much of the conversation at that point but all 4 of us were driving in a hybrid sort of city. It felt like I was in Boston but everything else pointed towards it being a Hungarian city, very much like Szeged or Budapest (I'm from Hungary). As we approached a restaurant of some sort I remember there being talk about a never ending war that was about to hit the region. None of us were really afraid, but, I could very much FEEL suspense.

We sat down and started to order. The conversation was very moot, I don't think there's any relevance but then all of a sudden a loud hiss-crack sound started to approach us. In what seemed like half a minute in my dream all 4 of us looked at each other, BLAM. I'm pretty sure a bomb had exploded over our heads. I instantly went completely blank. I couldn't see or hear anything. It was all very dark and not "dark" as in I had ever experienced before. This is something that spooks me because you shared the same experience OP. Except there wasn't any flashes of light after.

Now, I was blank for about 10 or so seconds before the most amazing and terrifying feeling started to pulsate through out my body. An immense heat that almost felt like I was burning from the inside out. I decided to pull out at that point. When I awoke after trying to get out of it for around 3 or 4 seconds that heat was still very much there.

This was one of my most amazing dreams but the best I've ever had was when human society had made contact. That dream I'll remember forever because it was accompanied with the best feeling ever. I know for a fact I'll only feel that feeling again if proof is presented to me that there's life elsewhere in the universe and that life is intelligent.

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 02:48 PM
Sounds to me like you hit The Void. Many describe seeing blackness/greyness/nothingness, then a form or entitiy appearing in sight. After that the experiance changes from person to person. It can be a very scary thing, especially when your not prepared for it.

Im not saying you do drugs, '___' and its relatives occur naturally in humans, plants, and animals. Many human experiances such as dreaming, near death experiances, OOBE's, etc have been theoretically linked to this tryptamine.

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 03:03 PM
I recently had a death dream too.

Besides death my most deep-seeded fear if flying. I get butterflies just thinking about it. About two months ago, as I was falling asleep I dreamed I was in the front seat of a plane and there was the ground. My only realization was 'this is it' and it was over. I opened my eyes and was having heart palpitations and got back up because I was afraid I would dream it again.

A few nights later I started to go to sleep when all of a sudden I realized it was nightime and I was flying over the top of trees. I instantly woke up and thought what a strange sensation.

Now I do it constantly as if it were some game.Lol I easily realize I'm dreaming and wake up most every night. This only happens though as I'm first falling asleep. It's so easy to do, but the hard part is making it last for more than 4 or 5 seconds.

Now you guys know just how bored I am

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 03:07 PM
I am actually really very glad you posted this as a couple of weeks ago I had a dream I died, I never thought to post it on here though as I thought people would just pass it off.

But mine too was from the first person, it was strange becuase in my dream I really felt emotions. The dream itself sounds stupid, I was being attacked by zombies and there was no way out so I put a gun to my head and shot myself. But in the dream as I was raising the gun to my head I was terrified about what would lay on the otherside, I also felt a great deal of sadness. As I pulled the trigger everything went numb and my vision started to fade into brilliant white and I felt weightlessness and just a pure state of relaxation. When I woke up I was holding back tears.

I know it sounds chliche with the whole white light thing but its my experience. I'm not religious either so thats that cleared up.

The best thing about this dream though is I no longer have any fear of death, I used to be terrified but now i'm totally at ease.

Thank you for you post, its given me a chance to finally get this off my chest.

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 03:12 PM
I have died in my dreams before, sometimes the dream just changes, sometimes there's a pause, before I wake up. My favorite way to die is falling from high altitudes.

[edit on 2-5-2007 by laiguana]

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 03:17 PM

Originally posted by Dissension
Fascinating! I've never died in a dream, but have wanted to. I have terrible nightmares. Was the blackness peacefull? Did you experience any anxiety? Were you rested when you woke up, of more tired than when you went to sleep? Did you feel like you learned something when you woke up?

Yes, the blackness was extremely - OVER THE TOP - peaceful. No anxiety whatsoever. I was more rested than usual. I have a major sleep disorder. I only get about 3 - 4 hours of sleep a night, and not all at once. Generally 45 minutes, then I wake up, then 20 minutes, and I wake up, etc.......... It's been like that all my life. I know nothing else. Did I learn anything? No. But as I posted previously I have a sense of inner peace like I've never felt before.

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 04:28 PM
Things were black and quiet, but your conciousness was wide awake.

I had a stroke and at one point I was running around the room trying to get people to help me. I could see by body slumped on the floor, where I collapsed.

I thought, if this is what death is's not that bad.

Later I started to see this as some sort of astral projection or out of body experience.

If there is a lack of sleep involved, I wonder if this did trigger something to get you on some type of astral plane.

If this happens again, try to think about someone you havn't seen for a long time, but you are very close to, then try to go visit with them. Then see what happens.

If you are not ready for death or not your time, you will be able to go back to your body. It goes on auto pilot till you get back.

People are going to be experiencing these sorts of things more and more often these days.

Byrd.....I swear on my life that I saw the pile of dead, decaying carcases through that T Rex's eyes. And, I felt what it was thinking....enough food here for the rest of my life life. It was the strangest awake dream I have ever had.

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 06:42 PM
I also had death dreams... all of them were ended up with me being stabbed to death. The dying part sucked (when I'm being stabbed, I could feel I was drowning in my own blood and bleeding to death... it felt absolutely real), but when I let go of life itself, I feel so peaceful and "fade" away (into this blackness that you mentioned, but to me instead it was white/blank), and it felt real nice.

(this might be a bit off-topic) Has anybody have a dream of going through a dark tunnel with a bright light at the end of the tunnel? I can remember that dream from when I could remember (and it bugs me 'till this day). It was like driving through the tunnel, but it was like I was on the bonnet of this "car". Every time I think about this dream, I think of life and death. I don't know why.


posted on May, 2 2007 @ 06:47 PM

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 07:22 PM

Originally posted by Klaus

WOW! That's pretty heavy duty stuff klaus.....
I don't know what happened, I really don't.
I swear on everything holy that something happened to me.
Look I admit it, I really have never put ANY credence in this type of thing. I've always been a "PROVE IT" kind of guy. I don't lie. I love my family. I again swear that even if the chance came upon me that I wouldn't cheat on my wife. I'm not the smartest guy you'll ever meet, but I'm smart enough to know what I have. That being said - I feel different now. I don't know what. It's good. I love it, but I don't understand it. I volunteer at several anilmal shelters. I volunteer at soup kitchens - I'm a member of Loaves and Fishes. I have for years. I'm no saint - trust me, I'M NOT! But I try to be a humanitarian. I don't feel the need to get a soapbox and say "PRAISE JESUS" and "heal" people. But something happened to me. I feel different now.

Something happened. I can't explain it. Why? What?

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 07:45 PM
tell me if this does anything, about two years ago i had a dream i was riding a train in japan ( where i used to live ). i saw ahead there was a brick wall infront of the tracks... as we got moments to hitting it, people started screaming, but mostly crying, it was vivid sounds. when i hit the brick wall everything stopped, and it all turned black. just like you described, and you did a great job doing so. i saw no light though, the voices just echoed slowly until for some period of time i finally came to in the dark of my room. as i looked up i felt drunk in disorientation but i thought i could actually SEE the sounds of people's cries and screams for life. finally i realized i was awake and was STILL hearing the deathly sounds. i basically ran out of my room after that. it was so vivid i thought i actually died when the blackness engulfed me and everything stopped.

i believe now that the blackness can be explained through the theta brain waves or in my experience the deep concentration. you can always revisit this state of mind through meditation. when you visit it spiritually and purposefully you take with you a part of your concious or will. This enables you to have control over this state of mind, and 'use' it or experience it as desired. my opinion is that confronting this powerful state unconciously (dreams) can be frightening. it can give you something you weren't looking for , for instance *past death* *consuming fears*.

I might not have added anything to your analysis of your experience but i hope you have to courage to dive into it and embrace it. it IS peaceful and loving and i hope you can learn from it!

posted on May, 2 2007 @ 07:57 PM
Ive had 1 dream where I died, I got shot by a mexican gang, dont know why, but I woke up almost instantly.

In my dream I got shot in the head, went black after that and then I woke up. It was a wierd experiance.

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