Where are you from?: Texas
Was this your first lucid Dream?: Yes
How many lucid dreams have you had?: Not sure
I was swimming in either a lake or an ocean or not sure but I had been under water for an abnormally amount of time. Knowing that humans can’t breathe underwater, I realized that I was dreaming. So I kept fucking around in the ocean just swimming and stuff but then an alligator bit my leg. He was dragging me down to the ocean floor but I gave myself super strength and ripped his head right of his body. Then I woke up.
Where are you from?: New York City
Was this your first lucid Dream?: Yes
How many lucid dreams have you had?: around 2 dozen
Subject: My mind blew
The very first time I had a lucid dream I was about 10 years old it started with me walking down a street in my neighborhood at night where I never hung out. I asked myself how I got there and noticed that there were no parked cars anywhere. I realized I was sleeping and walked into the street, my left arm lifted on its own instinct and a web flew out of my veins. In an instant I was spider man but it was really hard to web sling so I kept hitting into the buildings. About a minute of zipping from building to building I woke up.
Where are you from?: Oklahoma
Was this your first lucid Dream?: yes
How many lucid dreams have you had?: one
Subject: Anime Game Show
Okay, first let me tell you that this wasn’t like any lucid dream I have seen on the Internet. I wasn’t in the dream, but I had control of all the characters in the dream. The Characters were all anime and in a game show in the middle of the woods. I was controlling all characters to do all sorts of weird things in the game show. The dream ended with a weird avatar sex scene. I guess that is all.
Where are you from?: Riverside County, CA
Was this your first lucid Dream?: No, but most intense and lucid as of yet
How many lucid dreams have you had?: Multiple
Subject: Dream Characters Helping Lucidity
I had returned home from picking up a friend at the Palm Springs Airport and decided I would take a nap in the hopes for Sleep Paralysis (as I tend to get it often and want to astral project). But what happened was something I couldn’t have anticipated.
I woke up in my room, but there was someone next to me. I felt around, then looked to see who it was. It was my friend Alma, who I had just dropped off at home after picking up from the airport. I asked her, how did you get here, she didn’t know. I asked if my family had noticed her come in, she didn’t know. In fact, she had no answers for me, other than “I don’t know, I just woke up,” so I decided to look at the clock to check if this was a dream or not…and my digital clock had no answer to what time it was, I was lucid!!
I went out to the living room and saw my family sitting watching TV. I left the house, but was instantly driving my truck. Alma and a girl friend of hers were both riding in the back. Then her friend, who I will refer to as punker girl, grabbed and tickled me. As we were driving on a curving cliff road, the tickle started us over the side. As we were falling, I thought in my head that this is only a dream, and when we land, I will be safe…the fall was just as vivid as a real one.
Once landed, I turned and told the girls to hold hands in the form of a circle and we would use our intent to get back up to the road. But no dice.
Then as if in a instant, we were driving again. This time I was in the passenger seat, the girls in the back still, and a man who I did not know or communicate with was driving. My attention was almost completely captivated by punker girl. We kept talking, and I felt a strong connection to her for a reason I couldn’t identify.
As we were talking on this trip, she told me that we were going to meet soon in the future. I kept asking her questions, so that I could remember her and talk to her when we met. She said she thought I was hot ever since she saw me on the bus. I asked what bus, and she said I looked like the guy from that movie Roadtrip, the guy that made the pot that couldn’t be tested by any drug test. She also said that it’s all heavy black guys nowadays, while looking at a magazine (I still have no idea what that meant). I read her tattoos, but can only remember that they had a lot of red in them.
She was really good at controlling MY dream and said she had a ton of experience with lucid dreaming. Alma chimed in and validated her claim.
I tried my hardest to control any little aspect of the dream, but every attempt left me in no control at all. The girls even made fun of me for trying the moves like on Dragon Ball Z in a futile attempt to move something. Then the ride was over, we were where we were going…
We came up to a doorway that had two big doors, like at a doctors office or something. Once through the door, I tried to move a desk…and it moved! But with a huge delay, so I turned around and saw a women in a lab coat moving it. In my mind, I kept thinking, how can all of my dream characters control MY dream, but I can’t!
I asked her to help me learn how to control my lucid dreams, and she agreed, then told me to follow. The girls did not come with us, they left as I was getting ready to follow the lab coat woman down the hallway. The woman, who I will refer to as Dr. Labcoat, told me that my “speech cognition was really good.” I said thanks, not really knowing what she meant.
Then we reached a room at the end of the hallway with some other lab coat people walking around, a chair in the middle of the room, and some type of machine in the corner of the room.
She sat me down, then put some diodes on my head. I kept clapping and rubbing my hands in order to stay lucid longer, I wanted the procedure to work in a hope that my subconscious would somehow unlock the power of controlling the lucid dream for subsequent lucid dreams.
I sat there for a few seconds, then turned around, and saw a previous college roommate. But he was frozen! I asked what was wrong, and he replied by touching an object and freezing it. I told him I was super hot, so I got up and gave him a hug in order to warm him up. Right after I did so, Dr. Labcoat turned to me and told me “I couldn’t control that,” Meaning that my roommate was not planned or something, at least that’s the feeling that I got from it.
Then everything started to fade to black. NO! I tried everything, but couldn’t stay any longer. I woke up in sleep paralysis, and tried to desperately go back into the dream. Then, as I was coming out of SP, I heard the loudest bell sound off, DING! Just like a front desk hotel bell. Wasn’t my phone, wasn’t any other “thing” I could attribute to this sound. Then I was back in waking reality.
The entire dream was so vivid and real, that it felt like I was somewhere else. Still haven’t come across Punker Girl in real life or in my dreams.
Where are you from?: Canada
Was this your first lucid Dream?: No
How many lucid dreams have you had?: 3
Subject: Double W.I.L.D (Wake Induced Lucid Dream)
I had just got back from a trip, where I was too busy to worry about getting lucid dreams, so my dream recall was low and I didn’t expect anything interesting to happen for a while. Turns out I was wrong. At about 4:30 A.M I woke up in the middle of the night, and decided to try a W.I.L.D. So I read a few dream stories, and 20 minutes later I went back to bed. There was none of that feeling weird/like lead or whatever, after a few minutes I just realized a dream was starting. I made it get wider and clearer, and then I was in it!
It was a pretty good dream, I had some control but more would have been nice. First I just looked around, but then I wanted to try flying. It worked great, except it was more like floating and definitely didn’t feel like flying. I found I could jump off a cliff and land without getting hurt by floating down. I noticed that the the area where I was which had some old houses and boulders was dark like night time. I walked through a boulder and when I came out it was day. I pictured my self as a rocket, and tried to blast off into space but it was too slow so I jumped back down. I tried the walking through boulder trick but I just walked into it and woke up.
It was then I realized I had my first controllable lucid dream and decided I’m going to try it again! In just a few minutes I was back in a dream with a similar amount of control except I was in this bright room. I can’t remember much about this dream, but I think I floated around a bit.
This was a great experience and I hope to have more lucid dreams soon!
Name: Dillon McAvoy
Where are you from?: Alabama
Was this your first lucid Dream?: Yes.
How many lucid dreams have you had?: 4
Subject: Multiple ones in one night on the first night?
So I’m a bit confused considering last Sunday was what I belive to be my first Lucid dream. I had always sought to Astral Project and learned lucid dreaming helped achieve this so I decided to attempt to master both. Well this night I didn’t intend for it to happen, didn’t even think about it. Remember this detail because it was the detail that awakened me.
I had received a laptop from a cancer group, (I’m 15) for free and only had this laptop a few weeks. That night before I went to bed the last thing I did was close the laptop and set on my night stand. After a lot of thinking about how I missed my girlfriend, I feel asleep, and began having a nightmare.
I was lying in my bed with my laptop open turned on and next to me while being choked by a demon. While I was being choked I noticed the laptop out in the corner of my eye. I said to myself that I could have sworn I set that on my night stand, then it hit me, I was dreaming. Suddenly the demon and the laptop disappeared and I was just lying in my bed. I didn’t know that I had done something this site calls a reality check, but I’m still confused as to why the demon and laptop went away.
The next thing I did was think, and then suddenly I awoke, around 5:00 in the morning and couldn’t fall back asleep due to the amount of fear and excitement that had come over me. I fell asleep maybe an hour later, and then dreamed about my girlfriend. I was laying next to her in bed, fully clothed, and she began to talk about her dream. I told my girlfriend in the past about attempting OBE (Out of Body Experience) and Lucid Dreaming, so I began to tell her about the dream I had, but only I thought it was the night before. Then I said I didn’t remember falling asleep that night, and then she froze up, and then I said to her, “Oh my God Skyy, (my girlfriend’s name), I feel like I’m dreaming.”
I began to sit and try to remember my day, then it hit me, I was dreaming, and I heard a long GONG and then she had disappeared. I was laying in her bed, without a clue what to do. Then I found myself in another dream, one with my friend Meigan, who I wasn’t all that close to. We were both famous and seemed real, I Remember my aunt being the manager for what ever we did. Well in the dream my aunt took me to the wrong room, and she had told me the room was mine, when really it was Meigan’s. Then I went to sleep, and Meigan got in the bed next to me, she turned over and screamed.
After a few moments of pitch black I awoke into yet another dream. I was dreaming about astral projection, something I have been fooling around with at least once a week. I had gotten to sleep paralysis a couple a times, but always became fearful and freakout and moved and struggled because the noises I heard freaked me out. Well, thinking I was awake I attempted to astral project. I succeeded in my dream almost instantly. Instead of happening like the articles I read explained, I was being pulled around the house with my eyes closed, I felt my hand touch the hard wood floor, which is odd because it felt real for sure, but every time I opened my eyes I was back in my bed. And I attempted this over and over again. Then I began to give up and looked over to my left, the laptop was missing. Then again I realized I was dreaming.
So I had began to experiment using the fake astral projection for an experiment, I decided to have my body lifted up, instead of pulled across the floor, and it did so. I decided I wanted to be at my grandparents house, and I ended up in the garage, only I was a lot taller. I think I had lost focus and became a zombie again, once I saw my aunt. It was weird, because now that I think about it, one distraction was all it took for me to play out the rest of my dream.
I had more dreams but none of which were Lucid. The fact that I remember them clearly is a good sign though right? I can’t believe I felt the hard wood floor, it felt so real, who wouldn’t believe they weren’t dreaming, it was impossible. I fell like I’m accomplishing something here. Although one thing about me is different, I feel so head light today, like as if some sort of weight that I actually liked is missing. I have nightmares about demons and my girlfriend dying a lot, maybe if I can master this, I can fend off what always haunts me at night, and stop it from happening. I don’t know, I feel weird about all this. Is that normal?
Lucid Dreaming Stories: Dillon, This is one of the best stories we have received here and I just want to thank you for taking the time to write it all out in this much detail and share it with us. I have had many nights like this where I will experience multiple lucid dreams, false awakenings, and false astral projections all in one night.
What is most interesting is that this was your first night experiencing lucid dreaming and you had so much lucidity through it all. This type of lucid dreaming is much more advanced but I believe that you experimenting with astral projection is what allowed you to go so far in your lucid dreams. Like you said in your story one little distraction and you forget your dreaming and everything is thrown off. Once you realize you are dreaming you must stay extremely focused to keep yourself at a high level of lucidity. This can take years to master.
That noise you are describing when attempting to have an OBE is called astral noise. For me it’s like a combination of hissing, cracking, popping, and sometimes hearing voices whisper, though it may be different for other people. I still have trouble getting through this stage sometimes but you cannot let it distract you or you will never stay relaxed enough to astral project.
I don’t think that people realize how real a dream can actually feel. Especially when you become lucid and pay attention to the feelings. I have had dreams that I can honestly say were more real than reality itself. I believe this is because our senses and emotions are heightened when we are dreaming and so it can be more intense than waking life.
Also do you think that you were actually experiencing astral projection or just dreaming that you were astral projection? Sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference sometimes and takes practice.
Also I am currently writing a post about overcoming the fear of astral projection. It will help you get over the fear of sleep paralysis and also getting over the demon experience. I will update this with a link as soon as I finish it. (Sometime this month hopefully)
Anyways thanks for the story and if anyone else is reading this far then take this as an example when submitting your story. The more details you write down the more you will remember and the more vivid your lucid dreams will become.
P.S. This story is going in our Best Lucid Dreaming Story archive which I will start putting on the front page.
Where are you from?: United States
Was this your first lucid Dream?: No
How many lucid dreams have you had?: A LOT
Subject: Dream World
My friend said that lucid dreaming is making up your own dreams while laying on your back so I thought I wasn’t a lucid dreamer but then I Googled it and I found all these definitions saying the same thing. I’ve been lucid dreaming since I was like really young but when I was in either 7th grade (I’m in 10th now) I made a dream world in which I made to be the perfect world. I would take celebs, people I knew and make up completely new people. I continued this dream world for two years and then made another dream world with different people. I continued this world for like a month then made another one. This process would continue for about a year and when I approached 9th grade I had a little inside joke with myself and I would say, “Better get my remote out and pick a world,” I still pick a different world to hop into every night but the thing I’m afraid of now is that its going to fade away because its not as vivid and as real as I used to make it.
Lucid Dreaming Stories: Thanks for the story Ausia. A lucid dream is when you become consciously ‘awake’ while you are still in a dream. This allows you to control everything that you are experiencing. It doesn’t matter where or how your laying and you can’t be awake to lucid dream you must be sleeping. Just making sure anyone reading this story doesn’t get confused.
I would like to hear more about these dream worlds though Ausia. Keep The Stories coming!