Experiencing a dream prediction, be it exciting, exhilarating or unsettling, is not unusual. Estimates vary but overall at least 50% of adults will report a dream which has manifested in reality.
While precognitive dreams in an individual have frequently been reported, shared dreams are a little less frequent, yet also known to occur. While common between close relatives and people in close relationships, an interesting commonly reported example is that in a therapeutic relationship, where the therapist and client share the same dream, lending more credibility to the fact that they do, indeed, occur.
Mass precognitive dreams have also been reported, as several hundred people reported dreams which predicted the sinking of the Titanic; 19 of these reports were authenticated as having been described to a second party well in advance of the incident. Mass dreams related to Covid-19 are also currently being reported and time will tell in terms of authentication of those which are precognitive.
Below is just one example of a different way in which shared dreams may occur.
These two dreamers were related and sleeping in separate rooms. Both received information about events to take place in the life of someone who lived far away, dreaming of him on the same night and discovering this the next morning. While one was dreaming of a smoldering infection just showing signs in the subject, the other was dreaming about what would follow shortly thereafter. Only one of the dreamers actually knew the subject in question. They spoke of these dreams to each other and another witness several days before the infection was identified.
Remote Viewing in a Dream | Precognition in Another
“I was staying with relatives; my room was across the hallway from my niece. So we wouldn’t disturb each other, our doors were closed. We had discovered one morning that we had both shared a similar dream about needing to clean the common area outside the two rooms. There didn’t seem to be anything mystical about this coincidence, as it was a den that definitely needed a good overhaul.
Then one night, I had a vivid and very realistic dream of two friends of mine who lived two states away. It was a bit of a tumultuous relationship all around. While all 3 of us communicated via text fairly frequently, I was closer to the woman and had neither seen nor spoken to the man in weeks. As far as I knew at the time, he was in good health.
The dream was pretty simple; I am seated across from my girlfriend in a small cafe where we once met as a group when I’d lived in that area. The front door opens and he walks in with another woman draped on his arm, a longstanding friend of his whom I recognized. Still in the dream, my girlfriend sees this blatant maneuver to arouse her jealousy and is visibly seething within, but manages to keep her cool. At the end of the dream, he stands up from the table and collapses suddenly. Three men in white coats rush to his assistance where he lies on the floor.
Aside from how realistic it was, it didn’t seem all that significant. Scheduled for a return visit to that area in the coming weeks, I wouldn’t arrive until two days after that particular meeting and would depart prior to the next.
Seated at the kitchen counter that morning, I was joined by my niece. She had a strange look on her face and said she’d experienced a very vivid dream which she was certain pertained to me for some reason.
In her dream, she was met by a man who was reassuring her that everything would be alright, and went on to describe him in detail. She described his eyes, his height and one additional descriptive detail – a mannerism that was extremely distinct and uniquely his.
Showing her a photograph taken with these friends, she lit up and said it looked very much like him, but then looked puzzled. ‘That looks like him, but the man I saw had an arched back…like a boar or a pig. There was something else…his teeth…they were long and sharp, almost like a dog.’
It didn’t make much sense at the time.
Days later, I received a phone call out of the blue. This man would not have called me for any particular reason I could think of, as he knew I was not to supportive of how he treated my girlfriend, yet he was asking questions about a recurrent fever going on for several days in a row. He could have contacted anyone. Why me?
I have to sheepishly admit I was more than a little annoyed by the call, as it seemed a manipulation for other reasons, but I offered some friendly advice to be examined and have some blood and urine tests run.
It wasn’t until I was almost fully asleep that I remembered he had undergone open-heart surgery years prior. He had needed a heart valve replacement; a porcine graft (a pig valve). Suddenly wide awake, my niece’s words echoing in the back of my mind (‘an arched back like a pig’), I messaged him to make sure it was checked.
Sure enough, he was diagnosed with an infection on that valve by the next day. Much to my surprise, two days later, he called stating that cultures of his blood had grown positive for a canine bacterium…dog bacteria.
At some point, well after I had moved several states away, he had been bitten by a dog. Not only did I have no knowledge of the bite, my niece most certainly could not have known. She had not only seen someone she had never met in her dream, but she had seen his infection metaphorically…an arched back like a pig (where the infection was) and long teeth like a dog (where the infection entered his system).
Later that same week, I received an unexpected request for a job interview that would bring me back to the area 2 days ahead of schedule, literally pulling into town just in time for the meeting I had seen in my own dream. It was the strangest sensation to be there. I was seated across from my friend, and a few minutes later, exactly as pictured in my own dream, he walked in with this woman on his arm. My friend was fuming but she managed to keep it together with dignity and grace and the meeting soon ended.
Still sporting a long-term IV catheter in his arm for antibiotics and several pounds thinner, he stood up and immediately admitted to feeling faint. His pulse rate was rapid but returned to normal. While he did not collapse, it reminded me of the dream. I couldn’t help but ask if he had three male doctors while at the hospital the prior week. He looked at me funny, saying ‘Yes, there were three and yes, all three were men. How would you know?’
I did seek a psychologist after my return home; this was not the first dream I had experienced that had come true. Describing what had happened and a bit concerned he would think I had lost my mind, he just smiled and handed me a book on clairvoyant dreaming. It still floors me to this day that my niece would have picked up on this infection while I was dreaming of what would follow.”
What Are the Theories?
While theories abound on why we dream, there are no solid theories on why we would share predictive dreams or receive input about another person within them – none yet proven, that is.
Certainly, close contact with family members and friends could present similar experiential content within dreams as they have shared experiences, but to dream of people and events that are unrelated to our daily life suggests a completely different set of possibilities.
Obviously, there is a signal of some form emanating from the subject of a dream to the dreamer or dreamers receiving the information, but what, how and why?
For example, in the dream above, this was a personal contact of only one of the dreamers, and the physical proximity nearly 1000 miles away. Neither one of the dreamers had conscious knowledge of a dog bite nor a simmering infection. His friend didn’t even have a good explanation for why he chose to contact her about the fever, yet mattered in the long run.
Is there some form of communication that occurs across distance and time that the dreamers are receiving? How?
It is a form of remote viewing but what exactly is that? Is it a vibrational frequency? Is it an electrical phenomenon? How was that information communicated through time and space?
On this topic, we can only guess, but these phenomenon and more have interested scientists with a lot of credibility.
Any thoughts on this subject would be welcome and may your dreams always be memorable~