It is a fairly well known fact that when awaking from a nights sleep, those of us that remember our dreams forget 50% of the dreams contents after only 5 minutes. We forget 90% after just 10 minutes.
According to This Man Website, there is a patient of a fairly well-known psychiatrist in New York that tries to record images of their dreams on paper. She has a reoccurring dream night after night of one particular man whom she does not recall ever seeing in her “real life”.
The dream is described as “This Man” giving advise on events in her life that are personal. After sketching the image of the man’s face, she proceeded to give drawing to her psychiatrist. The doctor put the drawing aside on his desk and went about his practice. A few days following, a male patient of his came in for a routine visit noticing the drawing. He claims that man in the drawing sporadically appears in his dreams as well also admitting to never have seeing him in day to day life.
This being pretty uncommon, the psychiatrist sends the drawing to a few others in his line of work with patients that also have reoccurring dreams. Sure enough, in only a few short months, four others have identified the man as someone they see in their dreams.
The drawing of “This Man” first became public back in 2006. Since then, more than 2,000 people have come forward and admitted to having the man in their dreams. Not one of the 2,000 has been able to connect him to a actual person. To make things even more weird, people have seen and identified “This Man” in multiple cities around the world. Some cities include but are not limited to Rome, Los Angeles, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Tehran, Beijing, Barcelona, Stockholm, Paris, New Dehli, Moskow etc.
Thisman.org is a website created to bring together those who claimed they have dreamed of “this man” . There are many theories for possible explanation listed on the site, one being called the “Dream Surfer Theory”.In this theory, this man is a real person, who can enter people’s dreams by means of specific psychological skills. Some believe that in real life this man looks like the man in the dreams. Others think that the man in the dreams looks completely different from his real life counterpart. Some people seem to believe that behind this man there is a mental conditioning plan developed by a major corporation.Can all of this even be possible? With all of the hoaxes floating around these days and people trying to become famous from them, well the website “This Man” was created by Andrea Natella. Andrea is a sociologist and marketer who runs a company called Guerriglia Marketing specializing in creating subversive hoaxes, strange art projects relating to politics and advertising. So “This man” could be his creation. The man is kinda creepy looking with his thick uni- brow and facial expression. Could be fake stories about people’s experiences with the man add to its “real feel” purpose.
Dream recording is getting to be more and more popular amongst those who can even remember theirs. The best way to remember a dream is to sleep with a pen and paper on the nightstand. As soon as you awaken, try and jot down words, phrases, or images as quickly as possible to avoid losing any memory of the dream. More tips on how to remember your dreams can be found at online.