What is the scariest, most bizarre, or most heartbreaking nightmare you've ever had?
Mine was this:
I woke up in my bed. It appeared to be the middle of the night, or else the wee hours of the morning. Something compelled me to get out of bed and go to the basement, seemingly expecting a guest. On the way to the basement door, I walked past my cat, Spot (whom I erroneously referred to as "Dr. Phil" in the dream, don't ask why).
As I went down the steps, I heard rather loud, tuneless rock music playing on a boom box of some kind. When I looked, I did, indeed, find a guest, but not the one I was expecting. It was the girl with whom I was infatuated at the time. Naturally, I went over to greet her.
The music seemed to stop of its own accord after a while, as we engaged in a lengthy conversation. Somehow we got on the topic of fear, which led me to mention how utterly cowardly I am, having a strong fear of something as benign as the THX logo. The girl seemed puzzled, and asked what THX was. I told her it was a sound system, and she repeated the words, indicating that she understood.
At that moment, the logo itself appeared on the television set behind her, blaring out its Deep Note, filling the whole basement with unmatched sound. The dream then teleported me directly in front of the television, and in doing so, directly in front of the THX logo. Realizing at this point that it was a dream, I attempted to silence the logo, and succeeded.
I turned around to see if the girl was alright. What I saw frightened me beyond belief.
There she stood, a look of pure terror forever frozen on her face. Her whole body was stiff as a statue, as though she had been frozen in time itself. My immediate conclusion was that the logo had killed her.
When I woke up, I was too frightened to move.
Yes, I have issues. But enough about me.