Voice In Dream Warns Of Plane Problem

February 8, 2010

in Odds & Ends Stories

Can a flight where nothing bad happened be a flight from hell?

Several years ago, I was flying UA from Burbank.  At this point, I don’t even remember where I was going.  I just remember that it was a two-plane trip – it had a stop where I had to change planes.  The night before the flight, while I was sleeping, I had a particularly powerful and lucid dream.  The dream had nothing to do with flying, but out of ‘nowhere’ a booming voice said, clear as anything: “There is something wrong with the second plane!”  I woke up suddenly like one does from a nightmare, with the memory of this voice vivid in my head.

I’m not a particularly superstitious person, but I honestly sat at the gate in Burbank the next morning seriously contemplating not getting on the plane.  I did eventually convince myself that it was silly, and got on.  I had an even harder time getting on the ‘second’ plane at my stop.  I spent the entire flight in a hypervigilant state, just waiting for something to go wrong.  Nothing did.  The flight took off, flew, and landed at my destination without anything in any way unusual happening.   That completely normal flight: no smelly people, no crying babies, no turbulence, nobody obnoxious, on time, luggage not lost, and certainly crash-free, seemed pretty hellish to me.


{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Hugh February 9, 2010 at 12:30 am

Not to be an ass, but why would you post this? Completely meaningless.


MF February 9, 2010 at 12:47 am

You have just ruined my life.


nyuu February 9, 2010 at 3:08 am

LOL sounds like a Japanese horror movie


GMMR February 9, 2010 at 3:25 am

My God and you actually got on the plane. You are my hero, to have a dream like that and then get on a plane, OH MY GOD what a man.

Next time you have a dream keep it to yourself.


shoops February 9, 2010 at 5:57 am

This story further proves why all of your comments are worthless


burgur February 9, 2010 at 6:30 am

May be he is trying to tell us not to get frightened by such horror dreams and stay positive and proceed.


Demotage February 9, 2010 at 7:04 am

Maybe he's saying that a flight from hell is really a state of mind. One of the worst flights of my life, yet nothing tangibly bad happened.


@shoops: Or maybe it proves that you just don't get reason or nuance.


eyeroller February 9, 2010 at 8:05 am

Or maybe he just wanted you all to talk to him.. stop talking to him!!


GR February 9, 2010 at 8:48 am

"When you're telling these little stories, here's a good idea. Have a point, it makes is so much more interesting for the listener."


David February 9, 2010 at 9:27 am

Some of your stories are true while others are boarderline made up

this one just pointless meaningless and stupid

I dreamt that it will be sunny and to my amazement it was clear windy n cold

congrats u made it fine like 99.9999% of flights, want a cookie


rerere February 9, 2010 at 10:27 am

Then why the fuck are you complaining?


david February 9, 2010 at 10:35 am

he has nothing better to do other than twiddle his thumbs and wonder how he can waste time till he realizes that noone cares that it was a regular boring flight

why he wasted his time to write this is just as much mind boddling


Demotage February 9, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Actually David, if you must know, I was working on a treatment for Alzheimer's, but I got bored looking up references, and took a fifteen minute sanity break to relay this story. Sorry you guys didn't like it. I hope you guys at least got some amusement out of bashing it.


Trixi February 10, 2010 at 6:27 am

A 15-minute sanity break? Dude, you comment on ever story in this blog, and seem to have personally been on about a dozen "flights from hell." Uh, yeah, get back to working on that cure for alzheimers, would ya?


GMMR February 10, 2010 at 3:17 am

@ Demotage

This might very well be a flight from hell, nothing happened. No screaming kids, no fat smelly women eating KFC from a bag, no flight attendent spilling drinks on your head. This very well might be a flight from hell for some people. They would have nothing to bitch about to there coworkers or husbands or inlaws or grandparents or bus driver or cab driver or pilot or teacher or the man looking up references to alzheimers treatments. LOL


rerere February 10, 2010 at 5:48 am

I know this was the flight from hell because demotage was on the flight.


Demitage February 10, 2010 at 10:40 am

What can I say? I need a lot of sanity breaks. I've also been on a lot of flights, a small percentage of them from hell.

And you are here posting too. I know what you will think of that: I'm here a lot more. So I'll just remind you of the old story where Lord Johnson asks Lady Ann if she'll sleep with him for a million pounds. She considers and says yes. He then asks if she will for one pound. Indignant, she says:"what do you think I am?". Replies Lord Johnson: "Weve already determined that, now we are just negotiating price."

oh, and Trixi? When I figure it out, I'm going to charge you double 😉


rerere February 10, 2010 at 10:58 am

get a life demitage.


Big Betty February 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm

I think Demotage rocks!

What kind of energy have you critics contributed on this site other than the negative type?


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