Drones and Universes
One evening earlier this month, Whitley Strieber experienced a powerful urge to re-read portions of his own work. While sleeping that night, he experienced a vivid dream of living out five simultaneous lives in separate universes. Upon waking, Strieber sighted a drone out his bedroom window, similar to those sighted this spring in a nearby location.
Strieber's account illustrates the tenuousness of relating such experiences. It would be easy to discount the experience as suggestibility (the passages Strieber read earlier dealt with a similar experience), although it's equally easy to suggest that we may be most able to perceive alternate universes in a quasi-conscious state, and that perhaps the drone had somehow enabled such an experience after Strieber's reading precognitively prepared him.
Regardless of where one falls on the issue, Strieber's account is an intriguing reminder of just how little we know about the boundaries between reality and non-reality.
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