Are there memories that you have of events that seem crystal clear in your mind, but something either happened where you realized that that event didn't really occur, or others may tell you that they don't ever remember it occurring?
I remember coming home from work one night, and it was very late, probably around midnight. I remember looking out the window, and seeing a blue and orange spiral object moving across the sky. It almost looked like DNA strands, twirling through the pitch black sky. It was beautiful! Here's the thing...I only started to remember seeing it, years after it happened and it didn't seem like it shocked me.
I didn't remember it being a UFO. I remembered it being something that was supposed to occur, similar to how we see eclipses occurring infrequently in time. Like these events that are unusual, but we know when they are going to happen, and we know what they are when they do.
That's how I remember this DNA strandy-ish kind of thing. Every time I think of it, I try to find info about what it could have been, as if maybe I am just missing something. Then my rational mind speaks to me and says something like, "What in the heck are you thinking, you crazy Narcoleptic!".
And now for the point of the post...
I knew that Narcolepsy can effect my memory, I mean I can say something to someone and 5 minutes later (or less) repeat the exact same thing, with NO memory of previously saying it at all. If I had a dollar for every memory gap that I have in my life, I would have...uh...probably a lot of dollars, but I, of course, am not sure...
So here comes the interesting stuff. I know I am not alone, but there are specific studies done regarding delusional confusion of dreaming and reality in Narcolepsy. Did I actually dream about that DNA in the sky? I swear I saw it, and if I didn't know better, I wouldn't accept that it could have been a dream, but I do know better. Damn. It was so cool, and a little part of me still thinks that one day I will find some obscure info about it happening, and I will say HA HA! I win!
Until then, if you are interested you can check out the links below for some info about this phenomenon.