About ten years ago I was having a lucid dream where I was on the ground and a man was on top of me, trying to strangle me with a multi-coloured stripey scarf. I woke up to find myself thumping my sleepy husband who was a bit dazed to say the least. My heart was racing and I was sweaty too. He said to me what are you doing. I said there was a man trying to strangle me in my dream. Hubby thought I was nuts and said it was a bad nightmare. I told my sister about it too later that day as it was such a vivid dream, and I still felt shaken up a bit.
Anyway, a couple of weeks went by and news about an 18 year old girl went missing on her way to college came up on the tv screens.
It turns out the last person to see her was the bus driver, who was on route to where her college was.
Upon being questioned by police, he admitted strangling her with a scarf after she spurned his advances. Her body was found a few days later. This happened local to where I live and when I realized I'd probably dreamt about this happening, it made me feel weird, strange. How do you deal with something like this? Neither my husband or Sister mentioned it again. They don't know what to make of it. It's not the first time I've dreamt about future events, but I have to say it's been the most disturbing, prolific dream like that. I've noticed the more stressed I am, I tend not to get them. But I would be interested to know other peoples thoughts on what it means. Can it be developed? Is it common?