There’s an island in Scotland owned by Tibetan Buddhists because the previous owner had a dream in which the Virgin Mary told her to give it to them.
A deceased man was considered a coauthor of a 1990 math paper after he appeared in a dream to the other author to explain some of the key ideas.
Animals re-evaluate what they experienced during the day in their sleep and thereby secure knowledge, meaning they have dreams as complex as a human’s.
In a study of 640 dream journals conducted by Harvard, psychologists determined the dreams of prisoners in WWII POW camps were less aggressive than the standard male population. Rather than visions of extreme violence, the majority of soldiers dreamed of escape, family, loneliness, and home.
A nightmare refers to a literal night mare: a “mare” is a demon which gives you bad dreams.
A way to check if you’re in a lucid dream is to read some text whilst dreaming. The words will either appear illegible, or if you look away then re-read the text, the words will have changed.
Most people dream in color, but those that grew up watching black and white television often dream in black and white.
For the past eight years, over 2000 people around the world have had recurring dreams about the same man. This man has never been identified in real life, and there is no apparent connection between any of the people who have claimed to see him in their dreams.
Stilton blue cheese is known to frequently cause odd, vivid dreams.
According to Jayne Gackenbach,a psychologist, people who frequently play video games are more likely than non-gamers to have lucid dreams where they view themselves from outside their bodies;they were also better able to influence their dream worlds,as if controlling a video-game character.