reply to post by MamaJ
it's not a theory, actually. Wish I had a new one right now that might be of use!
No, the reason for placing this in a new post is because last night I had a dream of a quake and I was in it. Now, okay, some might think (with fair
reason) "Oh, it's just the power of suggestion. JustMike spends all day staring at quake maps -- no wonder he dreams about quakes!
The funny thing is, I very, very
rarely dream about quakes. My mind just doesn't seem to work that way, perhaps because I spend so much time on
the subject of quakes that I'm able to just process things out without needing to dream about them.
That said, here's what I recall from the dream.
I was in a city and it was very western -- tall buildings in the region, the sense of many people around, a clear sky and no hint of a tropical feel
to it. It seemed like quite mild weather. Not really cold as I know cold, at least. That was the opening few seconds -- just this sense of a pretty
normal, big city and a feeling of what passes for calm in that context. And there was no sense of it being a European city, with their typical mix of
the very old and very new. I know that well for I live in a city that's been settled for many, many centuries, so I am used to seeing 11th century
Romanesque buildings beside modern ones.
No, my feeling was this was a "new" western-style city, new in the sense of not having many older buildings, if any. I simply felt it was all
relatively modern -- from my perspective of what that means.
Suddenly I had a perspective shift and I was standing below some kind of multi-level freeway overpass system -- or an interchange, maybe. I was not in
a car, I was out in the open, on foot. But there were several levels of roadway above me, concrete spans supported by concrete pillars. Perhaps I was
on a pedestrian walkway. I don't know. I had no sense of being in a park below or near these structures. All was concrete and tarmac.
Then, everything began shaking. The noise was incredibly loud. These structures started collapsing and I had that awful, slow-motion,
running-but-getting-nowhere feeling you sometimes get in dreams. I could see huge sections of freeway crashing down and it didn't matter which way I
ran or where I turned, all was chaos and noise and it was absolutely terrifying and I felt sick from the noise and movement and the horrible fear of
being crushed under one of these slabs.
I don't know how long this went on. It seemed like forever. But even before the quake had ended and things had stopped falling, the dream just cut off
abruptly and I awoke. I recall lying there in the darkness for quite a while, just staring at nothing while I convinced myself that it was just a
nightmare -- they way we sometimes do.
I got up and went into the kitchen to get a drink of milk from the fridge and I checked the clock. The time was just after 5:15 am.
Here's the puzzling thing: quite often, if I awake from a bad dream, I'll have forgotten most of it by the time I get back to bed, or at least by the
morning. It fades away or my mind blots it out or files it away too deep for my consciousness to discover. But this one is still in my head, going
round and round like an endless loop movie (for those who recall loop movies from school days).
What does it mean? Hopefully nothing, but the last dream of a quake I had which was so vivid and non-forgettable and in which I felt that I was really
, was just a day or two before the huge earthquake that hit Bam, Iran on Dec 26, 2003. That quake killed tens of thousands of people and
destroyed an ancient citadel there that was 2,000 years old. Again, I sensed the climate, the surroundings, everything. I knew this was not a western
city and its culture was very different from mine. And again, that one troubled me deeply, especially when that quake hit the region and after looking
at pictures from there I recognized the style of local housing and even road signage and so forth.
This new dream felt the same. I didn't just dream about
a quake, it was as if I was really there. It was almost too real, too vivid to be just
(EDIT) Just need to mention that I had no images or feelings of a tsunami. Just a very huge, very long, and very scary quake. (End edit)
So, I'm putting it here for the record and hoping that I never need to refer to it again.
edit on 14/2/12 by JustMike because: added complete text, added Edit.