Well, I have now, on the 20th of december, my own experience of seeing, in a dream, my hometown
several hundred years from now, ruined!
I had been reading and following another thread here, recently,
about how a man in meditation can experience going to his town and seeing that no one lives there amidst the empty houses; I guess I was
"stimulated" to have such an experience of my own!
A dream, a very lucid dream.
but first the background.
my Interlaken hometown of 600 people. I grew up there, spent 19 years in that farmhouse about a mile from town and left in 1960, but often lived or
visited there until my mother died in 1975. I lived in this town for a number of years, in the 90s.
A farm town in the finger lakes in upstate ny. nice summers, cold snowy winters.
Only about 600 people here and about every ten years they build a new house.
Tis surrounded by farms and woods. The town is full of trees, mostly maples, oaks, and firs, but the fields are large and surround the town, along
with many woodlots.
so here is my dream.
I lucidly "appeared" on what used to be the main highway coming down the gentle hill from the west. I was about a half mile west of the first
[think: "out of body, a point of consciousness]
in the real Interlaken, there is a huge field to my left and several homes to my right including one farm. that huge field extends right up next to
the last house, on the left.
so what did i see, folks?
the road, there was none! i could see a kind of gravel-like ruined asphalt tarmac. no broken chunks of road, just a road that went to decay. to my
right there were no homes, but i did see a number of small gardens. One had cabbages in it, all in rows, nice green cabbages, to contrast with the
brownish grass. Each garden looked like 40 foot by 40 foot, as if each garden was "hand-cultivated"! the soil up here is such that most people have
to plow, then harrow, then harrow some more, to break up the clumps of soil. these gardens looked like this process was all done by hand tools! or
maybe horses. no tractors.
I suspect that the houses were behind me, to my rear, as i did not see them.
up ahead is the town. I saw that the leaves were all turning fall foliage color, this is why the green cabbages against the brown weeds. probably
the first frost has come, and frost can come even in early september here!
oooh but the Town! first thing i see is that huge water tower. there is one, 80 foot tall, a huge tank with support columns. Only here that tank
is gone, tipped over and fall to ground and hidden in the trees. all that i see is about three rusty columns of reddish steel!
Then i note that small maple trees have sprouted in that huge field to my left. two foot tall seedlings, followed by ten foot tall trees behind them
nearer the town.
I could not see a single house.
trees and plants cover all.
I floated closer.
I could not even see down the street into the town! the overgown trees and bushes have taken over! the trees and plants look OK, no ruining of them.
but i see that no one seems to go into town by this ruined road, anymore. no trails. I have the impression that most of the houses have fallen
it is to be noted, people, that the huge field to my left was not farmed. in fact there were trees sprouting in it. nearer the town the trees were
ten feet high, further out, three feet high. the further west area was only tall grass. maple trees spread by wind blowing seeds and the wind comes
strongly from the west. this means it takes a while for maple trees to spread west.
the hand tended gardens were back from the town, to my right, back about 600 feet or more. thus they appear to be not next to the town, at all, thus
perhaps no one comes out from the town to garden. there was only overgrown grass for that 600 feet, between town-edge and the first garden.
end of dream.
I wonder, folks, just how long it takes for a town to look like this. in my Northland, a maple tree can grow 40 feet in about 15 years. of course
weather and climate determines....
but the water tank tower! how long would it take for this tower to rust and fall and the four steel columns to rust? there was only about 20 feet
of these still showing!
100 years? 200 years?
at least there seems to be survivors! hand tended gardens. but no one goes into this town anymore. probably the houses have mostly fallen down.
an abandoned farmhouse, from my childhood 1958, is now rotted and collapsed ala 2012.
a Mother of all CMEs?
or maybe a sickness like a cold virus shook hands with rabies virus so that now the DNA shuffling makes Rabies as catchable as the common cold and
caught the very same way!
a 98% death rate!
there is no way, here, for me to tell when the Event happened! no reference point in time.
but my experience is eerily similar to that experience that the other poster had, on the other thread.
edit on 20-12-2012 by freestonew because: new recalled material