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Old 01-23-2009, 09:12 PM   #21
 
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I have had small insignificant things happen that had been in my recent dreams
Everyone has experienced this. For some reason, though, the dreams with the robot dinosaurs never come true
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:20 PM   #22
 
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I have had small insignificant things happen that had been in my recent dreams
Everyone has experienced this. For some reason, though, the dreams with the robot dinosaurs never come true
So, it's ok to make fun of her? What if her dream is significant?
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:52 AM   #23
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I just want to make a minor point about the "thinking of a song right before it comes on the radio" thing.

People think about a variety of songs, radios play a variety a of songs, people listen to the radio, and there is overlap between the songs they think about and the songs they hear. With such a huge number of people on this planet, it is pretty much a statistical certainty that someone sooner or later someone will think of a song and then hear it on the radio... even multiple times. I don't see anything out of the ordinary about that experience.

think of an analogy ... if you get 10 million people together and they each write down a sequence of three 0's and 1's. Then they each flip a coin 3 times and compare that to the sequence they wrote, with heads=1 and tails=0. Lots of people in that group are probably to flip the same sequence that they wrote down - just because of how random events work, not because they can predict the future. And if you repeat, a subset of those people will probably get lucky twice in a row.

Just because A follows B doesn't mean that A predicted B ... just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:52 AM   #24
 
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I had a dream once that I am certain was real. It was so terrifying that I've never told anyone what it was, not even DH (who was also terrified because I wouldn't stop screaming). So I can relate on some level.

If you can't shake this feeling, your best option is to try to track the license plate number and see if you come up with a match. If you have a friend that's a cop, you could ask him/her. Otherwise, you can pay a fee to one of the many investigative websites out there that will provide you access to license plate numbers.

There is also one more option. I know it would be rather embarrassing to call the police about this, but if you feel strongly that something is wrong, you can still contact them. Just send an anonymous note with the vehicle description and partial plate number. Say that you believe a vehicle matching this description may have engaged in illegal activity, but you prefer to remain anonymous about the details. It's their ball from that point, if they want to chase it, and your conscience will be clear.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:05 AM   #25
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I don't want to rain on anyone's parade but if it were me, I would feel morally obligated to not contact the police and here's why.

Police have a huge number of real, concrete crimes to solve - and a very limited amount of time and resources to do it. If I were to contact the police about a dream I would feel guilty that I'm taking their valuable time away from something concrete and real. What if a real murderer got away because the police were busy investigating the dream?

I think if she does contact the police she should tell them that it was a dream so that they can use their best judgment about which crimes need their attention most.

Again, not trying to rain on anyone's parade ... this is just my 2 cents.
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Police have a huge number of real, concrete crimes to solve - and a very limited amount of time and resources to do it. If I were to contact the police about a dream I would feel guilty that I'm taking their valuable time away from something concrete and real. What if a real murderer got away because the police were busy investigating the dream?
You have a valid point but I think you misunderstand how police priorities work. The person running the plate check isn't going to be the person conducting murder investigations. Detectives in homicide departments (and the FBI) deal with that so regular city patrolmen don't have to. You don't really think a drug task force member, or a hostage negotiator, or a rape crimes detective, is going to bother with an anonymous note request for a license plate check, do you?
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:49 AM   #27
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true but that doesn't change my point: what if a real criminal got away with it because the police were busy investigating a dream? if she says anything to the police I think she's morally obligated to include the part about it being dream - otherwise she would be taking their time and attention away from real crimes.

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You are not crazy! I highly doubt that anyone is driving around with a baby in a cage, but maybe these people have something like that in their house. Or maybe their kid/grandkid is at home being abused.

I would ask God to give you more answers in another dream and definitely write it all down when you wake up.

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Old 01-24-2009, 11:45 AM   #29
 
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I don't think you're crazy, Shelli.

Because you have this sensitivity, you should realize that our culture does not support a lot of gifts that women tend to innately have. Therefore we lose them, they go undeveloped, and they are mocked. Even by other women, sadly.

Try not to let it get to you. You need to be somewhat protective of this gift, and yourself in relation to it.

Meanwhile, as to what to to about this particular dream: I would just trust that if it is a real-life situation, the dream will reoccur, you will get more details and you will be able to act on it more confidently.

Good luck.
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:43 PM   #30
 
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I am not contacting the police. If I keep dreaming about this, I will get a friend to see if the plates match the description of the van. if so, I will go from there.

I am not saying that because I thought of a song and it came on, I am psychic or anything. Throughout my life, things happen pretty frequently that I believe are more than just coincidences. I told my mom that and she was not surprised at all. She said she has always felt that about me. My husband tells people he should get me a 1-800 number! (Jokingly). I can't "read your mind" or "predict the future" or anything and I'mnot claiming to be able to. I think it's just like a sensitivity to things others might be unaware of. If you don't "get it", you obviously are unaware of what I even mean when I say that.

And, thank you to those who believe me. It's re-assuring to know that people understand. And, thank you to those that may not really believe but are at least respectful to the fact that I do. I appreciate it.

ETA: I kept a pen & paper by the bed last night but did not dream (that I remembered).
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all kidding aside just do what you feel is right. it would be kinda scary if this dream somehow becomes reality.
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:14 PM   #32
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well that's good that you won't be misleading the police or taking their time away from real crimes. hopefully the license plate search will give you some peace of mind... good luck!
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Everyone has experienced this. For some reason, though, the dreams with the robot dinosaurs never come true
So, it's ok to make fun of her? What if her dream is significant?
You're reading a lot of hostility into what I wrote, and I'm not sure why. All I meant was that the events "predicted" by our dreams are mundane and highly likely to happen. I even included a winking smiley of lightheartedness, rather than an eye-rolling smiley of superiority.

(Yeah, that last sentence is also lighthearted...)

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Old 01-25-2009, 01:42 AM   #34
 
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I'm not reading in a lot of hostility. I'm just overeacting a bit, because I worry so much about children being abused. I'm sorry.
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^^^ Eh it's ok
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Thanks....
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you're not crazy. Alot of people have dreams like that. I've even had dreams where it literally felt like I was living in the dream. I could feel everything that I was touching and it would be so vivid that it wouldn't even feel like I was dreaming. Not to mention I've had dreams where when I wake up I get a serious case of deja vu.
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:11 PM   #38
 
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I have a strong intuition and have had numerous dreams with incidents in them that have been eerily similar to events that later occurred in real life. None of the events were ever "life changing" more like deja vu things.


I have also had negative dreams so vivid and emotional I ended up calling those involved in them to make sure they were okay- each and every time they were.

Not sure how dreams work and why some tame ones seem to ring true to real life and the ones that were so real feeling ended up just being dreams. But I always figured that if by some chance a dream is a warning then I would be given enough information to do something about it or what would be the point of having it in the first place.
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