Since as long as I can remember, I have had Lucid Nightmares. I knew I was dreaming and asleep, but the events were so terrifying and realistic that I often had problems sleeping at night. After a while I began to write down my dreams in a journal because they were so powerful.
A couple of months ago something happened that caused me to feel that my dreams may not actually be just dreams. My journal entry went like this: I was a young white female and pregnant. My boyfriend took me to a park. I knew we were at a park because of all the greenery and the picnic benches. Then something terrible happened. I was attacked, brutally and my body was dumped in the forest. I lay there for many days until I was finally found. I could hear what the rescuers were saying, but was unable to speak back to them. It was as if I was in sleep paralysis. I could hear them saying something to the affect of, "It's horrible, the killer actually cut the fetus out of her body..."
About a week later I was reading the news on my blackberry when a story caught my eye. Apparently a pregnant female was found dead in a national park. The rangers found her body after eight days. The fetus had been removed from her body. She was last seen with her boyfriend who is now the primary suspect.
The details from the news article were just too close to my dream to deny. I had my sister read my dream journal and the article and she too could not believe it. I'm having a very hard time dealing with all of this. Yes, I have had these problems since youth, but as I get older they are becoming more frequent and terrifying. I'm not exactly sure what to do.
Is there anyone out there who could offer some advice? It's getting to the point where I can barely sleep at night and it's affecting my life. I'm a practical and rational person so it has been hard to accept that my dreams may be more than just dreams, but at this point I am willing to explore other options.
I have been to doctors, therapists, sleep specialist, but no one can explain what is happening to me. If there is anyone out there who could give me some answers I would truly be thankful.