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In-dream memory infodumps?

Posted by Dead Weight


Forum: Dreams and the Supernatural

Are made-up memories that come suddenly in a dream so common?

Like you're dreaming you're in a fancy ballroom then you see some sketchy rando, and you think: "Oh, that's Liam, the (nonexistant) brother-in-law of my sister, I owe him money but he's not gonna come claim it because I know he's cheating on his wife with his bodyguard".

Or you enter "your house", which you've never seen before (as the matter of fact it doesn't even exist in real life, you've lived in a condo since you were born) and you find the pruning shears left by your grandpa in his deathbed (he's alive IRL) exactly where you left them, and go get some apricots from the tree your aunt and you planted when you were little (you never planted a tree and you don't have aunts, even).

Why do you think this happens?

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Reply by Deaths_Smile


I've had some dreams where I live in a home that's not like my irl house, but I know the layout of it and what rooms are used the most and which ones aren't. I've also had dreams where I've known things about people who either don't exist or the information I know about them in the dream doesn't line up with things I know about them irl.

I'm not entirely sure why it happens. My guess is either your brain trying to fill in gaps left by dreams or some weird parallel universe thing.

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