This is my first post after lurking on ATS for a while now. One of the (many) reasons I really enjoy this site is fordiscussion such as this one that
I find difficult to have in real life.
Anyway, I have been thinking about parallel universes, m theory etc for a while now, mainly because I experience the same thing as OP’s boyfriend. I
have been visiting the same town, island and a city in my dreams for a few years now; the dreams are always different but the places are the same. I
get the feeling they’re quite far apart as I’m often traveling in my dreams, (and it’s the traveling that’s the weirdest part)…
Like a lot of others on some similar threads, there is a mall type place I visit but like someone else mentioned, its not all shops. Downstairs around
street level there are multiplexes and bars/nightclubs, the latter of which always seem to be busy. It’s like the lifts don’t work because if I go
to higher levels I need to use the fire escape or service lift. Upstairs there are shops selling everything you can think of and I think there’s
access to living quarters there as well. I have an apartment further down the road that is looking north and is very high up. It has a balcony that
I’d always like to out to but most times I can’t (the door opens to reveal a wall for one example).
Another place seems to be an island. There is water everywhere and some parts are busy but others are wild and overgrown. In the busy areas I seem to
know a few people, not usually people that I know from real life. Occasionally, when I do see someone I recognize from this world, I become lucid
when I ask myself why they’re in my dream. I’ve just started working on lucidity and usually lose the dream when I become aware of it and get too
The third place I visit frequently, I have a flat there in a small block and I can see into all my neighbors’ flats and I just like to watch what
they do (the other night I realized that this meant they could also see into mine, so I’m not sure if I’ll keep doing this!). I ride a pushbike
around this area a lot. Sometimes, in what must be a state of semi lucidity, I’ll try and get lost just to see how well I know the area but I
can’t remember ever succeeding.
I’ve rambled on a bit here so I’ll finish up with the strangest part. About 12 months ago I was watching the Zeitgeist film with a friend, who is
much more into The Future and such than me and it was at his recommendation. Towards the end, when discussing the Venus Project and 'maglev’ trains
I completely freaked out. It was so similar to what the transport in my dreams is like that I actually got a bit spooked and have been trying to work
it out ever since. The ‘stations’ aren’t at street level and have long escalators/people movers that go further and deeper or higher than
anywhere I’ve ever seen and the walls are made of some sort of metal. Once on the ‘train’ you can see whole cities underneath and it moves so
fast that you have the stomach drop feeling you get from a rollercoaster. (In fact, before I saw these maglev trains I could only describe it as
‘rollercoaster trains’) It’s sometimes scary but other times it’s just beautiful, the trains always seem to run above the coastline near big
cities and there are amazing views. I’m not sure if this is a parallel world or dimension but it seems to be in the future.
Sorry for such a long post; this is a subject that fascinates me and I’ve never heard it happening to anyone else before. I’ve enjoyed reading
this thread immensely. I struggle to interpret it OP, so I can’t help you there, but at least your BF now knows he’s not the only one... and so do
I and others..