Have You Ever Dreamed This Man?

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posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 09:59 PM
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I ran across an interesting article concerning this mystery man that has been n dreams by hundreds of people all over the world. Though there isnt much to go on about this (hence skunkworks) I thought it was interesting, and wondered if there was any validity to it.
Here is the picture.



Here is how it all started

In January 2006 in New York, the patient of a well-known psychiatrist draws the face of a man that has been repeatedly appearing in her dreams. In more than one occasion that man has given her advice on her private life. The woman swears she has never met the man in her life.

That portrait lies forgotten on the psychiatrist's desk for a few days until one day another patient recognizes that face and says that the man has often visited him in his dreams. He also claims he has never seen that man in his waking life.

The psychiatrist decides to send the portrait to some of his colleagues that have patients with recurrent dreams. Within a few months, four patients recognize the man as a frequent presence in their own dreams. All the patients refer to him as THIS MAN.

From January 2006 until today, at least 2000 people have claimed they have seen this man in their dreams, in many cities all over the world: Los Angeles, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Tehran, Beijing, Rome, Barcelona, Stockholm, Paris, New Dehli, Moskow etc.

At the moment there is no ascertained relation or common trait among the people that have dreamed of seeing this man. Moreover, no living man has ever been recognized as resembling the man of the portrait by the people who have seen this man in their dreams.

The aim of this website is:
- to help those who have seen this man in their dreams and to foster communication among them;
- to understand who this man is and why he appears in an apparently pattern-less array of situations in the dreams of such diverse human subjects.



There seems to be a weirdness about this, but there are also so any possibilities, of course including hoax. Many of the photos have surface around the world as well.

Russia



Sao Paulo



And other places including the U.S, Italy, the U.K, etc,.
www.thisman.org...
Here are some of the theroies shared on the site as well.

Several theories have been developed to explain the mysteriously recurring presence of this man in the dreams of different people who are not related in any way. The following theories are the ones that elicit the greatest interest among the dreamers themselves.

ARCHETYPE THEORY
According to Jung's psychoanalytic theory, this man is an archetypal image belonging to the collective unconscious that can surface in times of hardship (emotional development, dramatic changes in our lives, stressful circumstances etc.) in particularly sensitive subjects.

RELIGIOUS THEORY
According to this theory this man is the image of the Creator, that is to say one of the forms in which God manifests himself today. This is the reason why his indications and the words he utters during the dreams should be decidedly followed by the dreamers.

DREAM SURFER THEORY
It is the most interesting theory and the one that has the greatest implications, but it has also the lowest scientific credibility. According to this theory this man is a real person, who can enter people's dreams by means of specific psychological skills. Some believe that in real life this man looks like the man in the dreams. Others think that the man in the dreams looks completely different from his real life counterpart. Some people seem to believe that behind this man there is a mental conditioning plan developed by a major corporation.

DREAM IMITATION THEORY
This is a scientific psycho-sociological theory which claims that this phenomenon has arisen casually and has progressively developed by imitation. Basically when people are exposed to this phenomenon they become so deeply impressed that they start seeing this man in their dreams.

DAYTIME RECOGNITION THEORY
This theory states that the apparitions of this man are purely casual. Normally we do not remember precisely the faces we see in our dreams. The image of this man would thus be an instrument which, in the subject's waking life, facilitates recognition of an undefined oneirical image.


I am sure that there are so many other possibilities, so I thought I would share this for those that may have saw this photo and thought it to be another "missing" person, or have some other theory of this.
www.thisman.org...

Peace, NRE.




posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 10:03 PM
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I believe this is a hoax.

That same month, some people began investigating the origin of Thisman.org and identified Italian sociologist and marketing strategist Andrea Natella as the creator of the website. It was also revealed that Natella runs an advertising agency called Guerilla Marketing, which designs subversive hoaxes and creates weird art projects exploring pornography, politics, and advertising. The site was briefly acquired by horror movie production company Ghost House Pictures, in promotion for an upcoming film titled This Man[2], written and directed by American filmmaker Bryan Bertino.

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posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 10:04 PM
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I have but it is always this dude who looks like the artists impression.




posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 10:08 PM
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Dear NoRegretsEver,

I don't know what I think about this; but, it is interesting. S&F.



posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 10:10 PM
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It's been around for years as part of a viral marketing campaign.

Here is a link to an ATS thread about it from 2009:

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 10:32 PM
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I am looking into the links that are being provided,as far as I can see the company Guerrilla Marketing has no mention of this in their wiki page or on the list of 25 Brilliant Guerrilla Marketing Campaigns.

This ended up worldwide, and whether a hoax, which I mentioned a possibility in my original post, there is a sense of mental distortion that comes to mind with this situation all together, even the comments on the links all just mention that the face is so unsettling, and of course there are the humorous ones, which I probably would have written also.

Their wiki page, which you would think they would be very proud of this has no mention.
en.wikipedia.org...


25 Brilliant Marketing Campaigns
www.saleschase.com...

Im going to keep digging, Im just hard headed that way


Peace, NRE.

Also, all other campaigns that were run by this company have eventually been revealed, this one never has. If it was part of something, why have we not heard of what since the mid 2000's?
edit on 27-3-2013 by NoRegretsEver because: question.



posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 10:56 PM
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This ended up worldwide, and whether a hoax, which I mentioned a possibility in my original post, there is a sense of mental distortion that comes to mind with this situation all together, even the comments on the links all just mention that the face is so unsettling, and of course there are the humorous ones, which I probably would have written also.


I won't discuss the possibility of a hoax because I just don't know. What I do want to say in relation to this post is, these three pics are almost a perfect likeness of a man who moved as a phantom with a very eerie nature, thru a dream I had only once when I was very young. His jet black thinning hair seemed pasted to his head without flaw and an oily shine. He seemed to communicate something I could never make out. The oddness of the dream has been with me my whole life. This is the first I've told anyone. So this is very odd to me.



Thanks for posting this OP.
edit on 27-3-2013 by randyvs because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 08:46 AM
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Giving this a bump as I wrote it late in the evening, I am still looking for the missing pieces concerning this supposed "ad campaign", but have hit dead ends.

Peace, NRE.



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 09:03 AM
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I'm having a hard time placing this picture, when I saw the face I got the shiver's as I feel I know him but not without the bowler cap (I think I spelled that right...) Bowler Cap and a very eerie presence when he comes. More like speechless on my part as I remember that he scared the # out of me with just his presence and did know a lot about me. But i'm torn for accuracy and that was my first impression before reading the story and just looking at that face for about 3-5 minutes thinking "Holy #.... No f'n way"

I have my own theories about this as I talked with at least 6-10 other people in my life currently who saw the man in black with the bowler cap. Same feelings involved.

We call him "The Silencer" as he's dispatched to seek out individual who "See more than most" to shut them up and scare them not to talk.... That line alone might seperate my visitor to the one in the OP.

I could totally be intertwining person's but I'm not getthing that feeling at the moment....



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 10:07 AM
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Viral marketing campaign may be the cover story, but this smacks fully of an experiment by psy ops in inception type work.



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 10:12 AM
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What is so amazing about this, as I have been searching through hundreds of people claiming to have seen him in their sleep, is many if not almost all have never seen the picture before that, they clicked on something that they saw about dreams and BAM! there is the man that they have been seeing.

Many people seem frightened, or worried when they see him, while others claim comfort.

Now, if this was a scheme to cause people to dream about him, that is an entirely new thread about mind control, which I have done quite a few already. As for the "hoax" about this, again I will state as not to derail, there has NEVER been any company/person that has come forward since this came out, to say what the campaign was about, which then you have to ask... if they were selling something, how can I buy it, if they dont tell me what it is?

Then of course we have the usual suspects, government, CIA, etc,. using usual tactics to get a rise out of the populace, but then you have to ask, what about those that have actually dreamed this man before this came out, as there have been quite a few that have made that statement.


For those that claim this was for a movie, actually a movie was based on the site.

Producer/director/writer Sam “Evil Dead” Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures recently announced that it is making This Man, about an “ordinary guy” who suddenly discovers that people all over the world are seeing him in their dreams. A novel twist: The project may possibly be the first movie ever based entirely on a web site. And while that may seem like even thinner source material than a Ewe Boll film, hear me out, because thisman.org — which is about, as you might expect, a guy that lots of people see in their dreams — is one brain-bendingly bizarre web site.

tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com...

Peace, NRE.



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 10:30 AM
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I just wanted to continue what I was stating before because for some reason I can't shake the thought I had earlier. The prior short very short story of the man I stated before was when I was 8-10yrs old. My mother saw him when she was 4-6yrs old, Both Sisters (I'm the middle I'm 30), Friends w/ random encounters w/ odd disscusion paths lead to the same man (Bowler cap man) as well all varying ages. No claims, we just don't talk about him much as it's a odd feeling that takes over once you start verbally talking out loud about him as if he's listening.

Almost to the extent of Harry Potter and saying the name Voldemor or however you spell it~

I'm very curious to see where your investigation takes you and look forward to keeping up as it progresses.

About them making a movie out of this is no surprise to me as Art mimics Life on so many different levels as it is.

It's.... Just.... Weird....



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 10:34 AM
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Noregrets, a couple nights ago, I had a dream in which a man's face popped into my view, upclose and vivid, more like a vision than a dream, and he looked like that guy, only his hair and brows were light silver grey like someone old. Just came in out of left field. I mean, it woke me up. I sat there, feeling convinced it was something telepathic, not a dream, but I could not figure out who it was, and what he wanted from me. Never seen him before.
Maybe it's a coincidence, (?)...............



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 11:02 AM
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The odd feeling being described is what gets me the most about the whole thing. Almost frightening but not terror. Yet an uneasy feeling. How odd that fifty years later, it's once again manifest ?

What does it all mean ?



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 11:12 AM
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Same here, and as far as the Marketing campaign ~ I had my experiances with this entity wayyyyyy before 2009, same with Mother and Sisters and the way I'm looking at the pieces of a puzzle, 2009 is when wind of this entity possibly took flight and people started noticing similar events hence a Marketing type feeling behind a larger scheme or conspiracy-esx feeling this topic ruse's in people.

I would agree that this sounds like some sick perveted inception type psy ops game being played. But there's no proof for that at the moment only feelings and experiances by different people.

Mass histeria over a picture could also be the catalyst given presentation and stories told about seeing this man, I could understand people seeing him after a intense story is told and the right type of sleep acheived. Though I can't deduct that from my own exeperiance at a young age or the other people in my life that have experianced the same.

Hence why i'm so torn on how to take this~



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 12:24 PM
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Strange that a psychiatrist shows the picture 'accidentally' to another patient and then to everyone he knows.
I say bullsh!t.



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 12:26 PM
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I had my experiances with this entity wayyyyyy before 2009


Before my fifth birthday yet it was after Christmas, so Jan. 1964 would be approximate. A little more than 49 years ago. I'm sure it will be one of my life's mysteries in the end.



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by pinobot
Strange that a psychiatrist shows the picture 'accidentally' to another patient and then to everyone he knows.
I say bullsh!t.



Could be right ! All you have is my word that I'm telling you the truth and for the record I do give you that. Take it or leave it.



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 12:48 PM
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He kind of looks like David Ferrie. Creepy.



posted on Mar, 28 2013 @ 01:45 PM
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Originally posted by Phoenix267
I believe this is a hoax.

That same month, some people began investigating the origin of Thisman.org and identified Italian sociologist and marketing strategist Andrea Natella as the creator of the website. It was also revealed that Natella runs an advertising agency called Guerilla Marketing, which designs subversive hoaxes and creates weird art projects exploring pornography, politics, and advertising. The site was briefly acquired by horror movie production company Ghost House Pictures, in promotion for an upcoming film titled This Man[2], written and directed by American filmmaker Bryan Bertino.

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Being bored as I am, I looked up the name "Brian Bertino" at IMDB - Brian Bertino

Oddly enough, his portfolio doesn't seem to include a film called "This Man".

So I searched and found it here but it looks like it never panned out, maybe they ran out of $$ or something but there is no info on it.






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