The Tulip Staircase Ghost

The Tulip Staircase Ghost

This article will be covering the Tulip Staircase ghost image that was snapped on what is possibly the first unsupported spiral staircase in England, in June, 1966. Did retired clergyman Reverend Ralph Hardy manage to capture an image of a paranormal entity?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Photograph

The image that was snapped in June, 1966, seems to reveal the dramatic movements of an individual pulling themselves up a staircase, looking quite morose. Reverend Ralph Hardy insists that he was only taking a photograph of the elaborate staircase – nobody else was present at the time!

Ralph Hardy was a Canadian minister that was visiting the Queens House in Greenwich with his wife when he decided to take the photograph in question.

His wife was the one who actually suggested that they should visit the location, as she had seen a photograph of the wonderful staircase in a magazine publication back home.

Paranormal Activity 

Hardy tried his best to get a position underneath the staircase – so he could point the camera upwards and capture the impressive spiral design. Unfortunately the staircase was cordoned off for security reasons, so he made do with his sideways vantage point.

He took the shot and thought no more of it…until he returned home and got his holiday pictures developed.

Shocked by what he saw, he sent the ghostly image on to experts who then took them to the Kodak laboratories. It was a true image – the photograph had not been tampered with in any way.


Paranormal Activity 

When the photograph was finally released to the public, the Tulip Staircase became an instant hit for ghost hunters and psychics from all over the world. Numerous seances were held in the building and they even attempted a strange re-enactment of the photo, attempting to recreate the same conditions.

Unfortunately, these psychic and ghostly gatherings did not work – they could not manage to make contact with the spirit in the photograph.

But, there has been numerous other reports of paranormal activity at the Queens House…

Some visitors have claimed to have heard soft footsteps on the staircase…followed by the strange sound of a group of children chanting.

There has also been a handful of paranormal incidents involving a pale woman, dressed in old fashioned clothing. She has been spotted mopping up what appears to be blood, on the first step of the staircase.

This woman is thought to be linked to a maid that fell to her death from the staircase, many years ago.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Tulip Staircase ghost, please leave them in the comment section below.

The University of Toronto Haunting

The University of Toronto Haunting

This article will be taking a look at how a student learned the identity of the spirit behind the University of Toronto haunting – through a tale of love, betrayal…and sinister murder…


Conversation With a Ghost

A student named Allen Aylesworth was walking through the university grounds some time in the 1870’s, when he encountered a large bearded man wearing a dark hat and long coat. Aylesworth decided to make a little chit-chat by commenting on the cold weather.

The tall dark stranger replied that it was always cold in his world.

This reply interested Aylesworth, so he struck up a conversation with the stranger, who then identified himself as Ivan Reznikoff.

Conversation With a Ghost

After a few minutes Aylesworth realized that the weather was starting to eat through to his bones, so he invited Reznikoff back to his apartment to get out of the cold. They spent the remainder of the night downing rum and talking…

This conversation managed to reveal the identity of the ghost who was frequently spotted on one of the university stairwells…


The Stonemason

Reznikoff explained to Aylesworth that he was a stonemason who worked on the university building and ended up falling for a local lass named Suzie, who he planned to propose to.

Unfortunately a Greek worker named Paul Diabolos was also in love with this local girl…and a feud was born.

The competition was on – and both men set out to show each other up.

This resulted in Diabolos carving a likeness of Reznikoff as one of the leering gargoyles that decorate the corner of the university. Reznikoff was not happy about this – and he realized that Diabolos was actually a more talented stonemason than him!


The Affair 

Diabolos’s witty carving seemed to win Suzie over, and she began having an affair with him. Just before the planned wedding Susie called it off…and ended up getting engaged to the talented Diabolos.

Reznikoff was furious – and chased Diabolos across the university grounds with his trusty axe. They ended up running through the east wing but Diabolos managed to hide and get the drop on Reznikoff, stabbing him the back in the process.

The Affair 

Reznikoff finished his story saying that Diabolos had buried him under the stairs where his undiscovered body still lay.

The other members of the university construction group all thought that Reznikoff had ran off – broken hearted and embarrassed by his loss in love.

Reznikoff then claimed that he had been standing near the stairs where his body was buried, ever since, in the vain hope that someone would discover it.

Aylesworth woke up the following morning and the man named Reznikoff was gone – surely he had drunk too much rum and imagined the ghostly story the stonemason had told him?


The Discovery

In 1890, a devastating fire burnt out a large area of the university and the east wing was gutted by it. During the repair work, after the fire, workers stumbled upon human remains beneath the stairwell.

Aftermath of the Fire
Aftermath of the Fire

Allen Bristol Aylesworth, now a successful lawyer, returned to the university grounds and revealed his story. The remains were eventually interred under an old maple tree in the University College’s quadrangle.

Aylesworth went on to become a Canadian Parliamentarian…but he always stuck to his story of meeting the ghost of Reznikoff…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Lalaurie Haunted House

The Lalaurie Haunted House

We first covered the Lalaurie haunted house in an article named Louisiana Haunted Houses back in March, 2016. It’s such an interesting (and disturbing) subject, we thought it deserved an article all of it’s own…


The Lalaurie House Story

The house was built in the early 1830’s on the famous ‘Royal Street’, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s a strikingly beautiful property but it is often referred to as ‘the most haunted building in New Orleans’.

Over the years there have been numerous reports of ghostly cries of children, as if they are playing outside in the courtyard, and dark screams of pain from inside the house. There have also been incidents of visitors hearing the sound of chains been dragged down the upper stairway.

Numerous paranormal apparitions have also been spotted – the most famous being that of the house’s previous owner, Delphine LaLaurie


The Madame Delphine Lalaurie House

Born to Irish parents in 1775, Delphine Macarty grew up to be a prominent and extremely good looking woman. She ended up being married a total of three times – her last husband being a physician named Leonard LaLaurie (whom she married in 1825).

The Madame Delphine Lalaurie House

As soon as they got married they purchased a plot of land and a small building at 1140 Royal Street, which they quickly converted into an impressive three-leveled mansion.

Before long the married couple were looked upon as extremely fashionable and prominent citizens of the area – they were invited to all the ‘big cheese’ gatherings.

Like many other families with status back then – the LaLauries owned a handful of slaves…but locals noticed that these slaves seemed to be completely neglected most of the time.

Rumors started to circulate, but Delphine LaLaurie was good at covering her tracks in public.

Eventually a neighbor spotted her chasing an eleven-year-old slave girl around the back courtyard with a whip. She was apparently in a rage and the young girl had to climb up onto the building’s roof to escape a beating.

Unfortunately, she lost her footing and fell to her death.

The LaLauries were unable to escape punishment, even after they hastily buried the child’s body on their grounds – they were found guilty of cruelty, and had to forfeit nine slaves.


Murder and Mutiliation

The cruelty to the remaining slaves continued, but nobody realized how bad things had got…until a female slave set fire to the main property’s kitchen on April the 10th, 1834.

This slave had been informed she was going to be taken to the ‘uppermost room’ – a place where slaves seemed to disappear. In her fear she set the fire to attract the authorities…and it worked.

Murder and Mutiliation

When the fire was raging, locals ran into the house to see if they could help get everyone out. Delphine told them they were not to go in the locked slave quarters.

Of course, the locals ignored her orders – they didn’t want to have to hear the screams of slaves burning behind a locked door!

When they eventually managed to break through the locked door, they found themselves in a scene of pure horror.

Slaves were in various positions of torture, with hyper extended limbs and snapped joints, hung up in various positions…most were still alive.

Worse was to come…in the uppermost room…

Male slaves were chained to walls after having their eyes gouged out, some had been skinned, others had no fingernails…and a handful of female slaves were found with their mouths sewn shut.

It was a complete mess.

The newspapers at the time were instructed to ‘water down’ the findings within the house – authorities did not believe that the public could handle such a wicked and twisted scene.


Escape!

The LaLauries managed to flee the local mobs in time, living out the remainder of their lives in Paris, were Delphine is believed to have died in December 1842.

The house was completely ransacked by the local law, who found several more bodies in the courtyard (two of which were children).

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Lalaurie haunted house, please leave them in the comment section below.

Bostian Bridge Statesville NC – Phantom Train

Bostian Bridge Statesville NC - Phantom Train

Article that covers the phantom train of Bostian Bridge, Statesville, NC – thought to be the apparition of a steam train that crashed there in the early morning darkness of August 27th, 1891…


The Train Crash

On August the 27th, 1891, the Richmond and Danville engine 9 left Statesville at about half past two in the morning. It was apparently in a bit of a hurry because the list of passengers boarding was so long…so it traveled at speed to try and make up for the lost time.

Minutes later the train flew off the North side of the Bostian five span bridge at a speed of about 40 mph. Carriages landed on top of carriages, crushing passengers within as they landed.

A handful of survivors managed to stumble to a nearby town and alert the locals to the tragedy. It took the rest of the night and well into the next day for searchers to locate the survivors and the dead.

Historic reports also suggest that local prisoners were also drafted in to help with locating bodies.

The Train Crash

A large majority of the passengers, that did not die in the crush, eventually drowned in the slowly rising waters.

The injured had nowhere ‘official’ to recover – there was no hospital in the area in those days, so locals had to take them back to their homes and care for them there. The dead bodies were taken to a local tobacco warehouse.

An eventual investigation into the crash found that railway spikes had been stolen from the tracks on the bridge. Two men were eventually arrested for this crime.


Paranormal Activity

Exactly one year following the train crash, a group of friends were walking near the bridge area when they heard some sort of mechanical crash – had another train come off the lines?

They ran to the bridge and stopped suddenly when they saw a man in a railway uniform asking what time it was. They found this a little creepy…because he was looking at his own pocket watch when he asked this question.

The group didn’t have time to mess about with this strange man, so they ran onto the bridge and peered over the side.

There was no crash below.

They turned back around to see that the man with the pocket watch had disappeared into thin air.

Survivors from the crash believe that this was the spirit of Hugh K. Linster – an elderly baggage master that had perished in the crash. He was apparently showing off his new gold watch the night of the tragedy.

following the train crash

Fifty years to the day of the crash, a woman’s car broke down near the bridge, leaving her wait for help at the side of the bridge.

Suddenly, she could hear a train approaching…but she couldn’t see it anywhere.

Without warning, a train suddenly appeared and flew off the rails in front of her, crashing into the ground below. She leaned over the bridge and saw the twisted carriages, and heard the screams of the trapped survivors…and ran to the road for help.

As luck would have it, her husband and his friend were just pulling up. She frantically told them what had just happened and they all ran to the side of the bridge…

The crashed train had disappeared.

People have since claimed to witness this strange event or at least pieces of it. More often than not the paranormal activity consists of scraping metallic sounds – a crash and screams…but nothing visual.

In 2010 tragedy struck when a group of ghost hunters were caught on the bridge on the anniversary of the accident. The Norfolk to Southern Train passed over the bridge with them on it…resulting in a 29 year old man being struck and killed.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Bostian Bridge phantom train, please leave them in the comment section below.

Wan Chai – The Haunting

Wan Chai - The Haunting

This article will be covering the Wan Chai House on Nam Koo Terrace, which is considered to be one of the most haunted locations in Hong Kong…


The Group

In November, 2003, a group of young teenage locals decided to go on a bit of a ‘ghost hunt’ around certain locations nearby – the Wan Chai Haunted House topped their list.

They had heard that even by simply stepping onto the property, was enough to drive some visitors mad with feelings of appalling loneliness.

The students got into the house without any problems, and set up a small party-like campsite inside one of the abandoned rooms. One of the teenagers had decided to bring a Ouija board

The young group set everything up, and decided to attempt to contact a few spirits. During this Ouija session, three of the young girls involved started to have visions of awful images that they couldn’t shake.

The group decided to quit the session but it was too late…one of the young girls had turned completely psychotic.

wan chai district

The group had experienced enough of the house, and all of them fled to the front gates…but the psychotic girl was unable to cross the gate line and leave the property. The other two girls that were effected by the Ouija session, suddenly started hearing the voice of a man, calling them back into the house, and up to the second floor!

The group of youngsters decided to phone the police for help. When they arrived they forcefully attempted to remove the ‘psychotic’ girl from the property, but she kept on attacking them like a savage animal.

They eventually managed to drag her into their car and she was sent off to a hospital for psychiatric assessment and treatment.

Her two female friends, who heard the male voice, also went with her.

The following day the media got hold of the story…and the Ouija session became nationwide news.


The Dark House

This house has a pretty bad history linked to it…

It was built in 1920 and purchased and leased by prominent Chinese businessman named To Chun-man. During the 1940’s, when the Japanese invaded and occupied Hong Kong, the house got turned into a military den of iniquity.

The Dark House

Over this period there were many reports of local women being snatched by Japanese soldiers and dragged into the building. They were then apparently raped, tortured and then killed.

There are also old reports that suggest the bodies of these unfortunate women were decapitated by the soldiers, and then left to rot on the streets outside.

Over the years the house has also been known as a bit of a popular suicide spot – several bodies have been recovered from the house (the most recent in 2010).


The Ghosts of Wan Chai

Most of the paranormal reports which come out of the house involve apparitions of headless blood-stained women. They are said to be screaming out in pain…but once you hear their screams…it takes hours to block them back out.

The ghost of a man in black has been seen wandering the building on occasion – many believe this male ghost to be the voice the two teenage girls heard, calling them back into the house.

These days nobody really ventures into the house at night – even ghost hunters arrange their investigations for the daylight hours.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the hauntings of Wan Chai, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Ghosts of The 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

The Ghosts of The 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

This article will be covering the paranormal activity that is linked to the tragic 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist fire that claimed the lives of 146 factory workers.


The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire New York City

On March the 25th, 1911, at about 5 o’ clock in the evening, terrified onlookers witnessed the 8th, 9th and 10th floor windows of the Asch Building burst into flames.

The public had been alerted to the flame-ridden disaster above them by a man slamming into the sidewalk…he had jumped 30 meters to his death.

In the end, 20,000 New York spectators watched in horror as the fire either burned people alive, or forced them to jump to their deaths.

The eldest fatality of this fire was a woman aged 43, and the youngest, was a child of just 11.

triangle shirtwaist fire date


The Fire

It is thought that the fire started up about 4:40 pm in a fabric scrap bin on the 8th floor. A message of warning was relayed to the 10th floor but there was no phone on the 9th floor.

The employees on the 9th floor continued to work until one of them noticed smoke bellowing past one of the windows.

Understandably, there was a huge panic amongst the workers who all ran for the elevators and emergency escape door…which were unfortunately locked!

reforms after triangle shirtwaist fire

The factory had seen an increase in the amount of fabric being stolen by the female workers, so they kept the emergency doors locked until all the employee’s handbags had been checked at the end of every work day.

The women were left petrified, slamming on the emergency doors, trying to get them opened. The foreman who held the keys, was one of the first to exit the building and run when the fire started…


Acquitted

The owners of the company, along with the foremen who held the keys, were the first out of the building – like rats on a sinking ship.

They were eventually held up on charges of manslaughter but the jury at the time, acquitted them.

New work safety reforms were created as a result of the fire and implemented across New York.

triangle shirtwaist fire history

The building managed to withstand the terrible fire, and ended up being converted and refurbished to accommodate study areas for the New York University. The students have renamed it ‘The Brown Building’.

Many of them have experienced paranormal activity at the location…


The Ghosts of The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Numerous students, lecturers and visitors to the building have reported having psychotic episodes as soon as they enter through the main doors. Something overcomes them – a feeling of wanting to immediately flee and get back outside…to some sort of safety.

There have also been a number of paranormal reports concerning disembodied screams in the afternoon…usually around the 4:30 to 5:00 pm time zone.

Several students have even witnessed a ghostly woman appearing out of nowhere and running, screaming, down the corridors. She has also appeared in a number of the bathrooms on the higher floors of the building.

On the ninth floor, just as you leave the elevator there is a tall rectangular mirror. Many students have reported looking into the mirror, only to be shocked to see someone else staring right back at them. They reflection is wearing the same clothing as the watcher…yet the face has changed into someone else’s…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Three Men and a Baby Ghost

The Three Men and a Baby Ghost

This article will be covering the strange paranormal scene that turned up in the 80’s Hollywood blockbuster Three Men and a Baby…


Success

Three Men and a Baby was the biggest blockbuster of the year back in 1987 when it first came out. It made over $100,000,000 in America alone, which was Disney’s highest ever grossing movie at the time.

A remake of a French hit it even won a People’s Choice award the following year.

Its popularity peaked again for much eerier reasons three years later however. Creepy rumours started to spread about a phantom-like figure that clearly appears in the background of one of the film’s scenes.

The legend of the Three Men and A Baby Ghost was born…


The Phantom Figure

People flocked in their thousands to rent the video for the opportunity to see this ghostly apparition caught on film for themselves.

And it didn’t disappoint.

After around 60 minutes of screen-time Ted Danson’s character, Jack, and his mother are passing through the living room carrying the famous baby.

The Phantom Figure

The first hint of ghostly behavior can be seen in the window here. It has been claimed that the shape of a rifle can be made out, which is a dark precursor to what appears in that same window around 30 seconds later.

What appears next in that window is not the shadow of a curtain, but a solid and standing human figure.

A young boy, he appears to be looking longingly through the window, at the family life he could never have had.

Rumors quickly surfaced that he was the child of a family who had left the house in grief after the suicide of their son.

At first the story went that he had thrown himself out of a window, but this was soon updated to include the rifle, and nowadays people will tell you the boy shot himself.


The Rumors

No-one is quite sure why the boy would have killed himself, although further rumors whisper that his family sued to keep his story a secret.

These rumors seem unlikely to be true however. The movie wasn’t even filmed in a house, but a studio.

The fact that it wasn’t even a real house doesn’t affect the fact that the figure is real though, you can even see it here with your own eyes in the video below:

The Three Men and a Baby Ghost is clearly more than just rumor.


What is it?

But if it isn’t a ghost, what is it?

The answer is actually a lot simpler and less spooky than you might hope. It turns out it was simply a life sized cut out of Ted Danson that would have appeared in the film, but instead ended up on the cutting room floor during editing.

That’s the official story at least.

Other people are a lot less convinced by this explanation. Critics say they can clearly see the figure move, others that it is wearing completely different clothes to the tuxedo wearing cardboard Danson.

What the true story behind the Three Men and a Baby ghost is none of us may ever know, but most of us are happy to accept the official line.

Cardboard cut outs are much easier to understand than ghosts and the supernatural.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Oklahoma Impound Lot Ghost Incident

The Oklahoma Impound Lot Ghost Incident

This article will be covering the Oklahoma impound lot ghost incident from July the 17th, 2005. Did the security cameras pick up a paranormal entity, walking through the wrecked cars?


The Footage

The evening of July the 17th, 2005 – a female security officer from a car impound lot in Oklahoma City spotted something extremely strange on her monitors.

Suddenly, on one of the closed circuit cameras, a figure seemed to be walking through the wrecked cars. It was stopping every now and again to look through car windows – as if they had left something inside one of the vehicles.

All the alarms were set – but for some reason…the security sensors had not been tripped.

The Footage of The Ghost

One of her colleagues went to investigate the scene, but by the time he got there, the strange figure had vanished. He had also vanished from view on the security monitors.

All the gates were still locked and no security alert had been triggered.


The Ghost

When the footage went public, many people believed that this was the image of a ghost – maybe someone that had died in a car crash and was still linked to the wreckage.

It’s worth noting that the impound had taken in three wrecked vehicles that had been involved in fatalities that day.

Within days a family came forward who had lost their daughter in a car crash three weeks earlier. The truck she had died in occupied the exact same spot the figure was seen in on the monitor…but it had been removed from the location a few days before hand.


The Debunking Attempts

The footage spread through the news networks like wildfire, before long it was put in front of a team of experts.

They concluded that the footage had not in any way been tampered with, and that the camera had indeed picked up something true within its field of view.

Conspiracy theorists jumped on the bandwagon, and tried in vain to replicate the footage. Their best attempt was a rather shitty experiment involving a doll that was being dangled in front of the security monitors…

Understandably, it failed to convince the paranormal believers.

A few other methods were used to try and discredit the footage, but they all failed to replicate the semitransparent sections of the ‘entity’.

A number of paranormal investigators believe that this ghost had no idea it was dead – it was actually walking around the Oklahoma impound lot in search of it’s body.

They also believe that this soul needed to see it’s own body before it could move on – it needed that proof before it could rest in peace.

What do you think?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Love Rollercoaster Scream

The Love Rollercoaster Scream

Good old 1975, the year I was born…and also the year that the Ohio Players album ‘Honey’ was released. One of the songs on this album contains a background scream which sounds like a woman in agony…

Let’s take a closer look at the Love Rollercoaster scream…


Love Rollercoaster

The song ‘Love Rollercoaster’, could be found on the b-side of the popular 70’s funk band’s album, ‘Honey’.

The song quickly became a worldwide hit, and numerous pop charts linked to numerous countries showcased it’s catchy melody…

But was there more to the meteoric rise of this popular song?

Did it have a little help from an urban legend that sprang up around it?


The Mysterious Scream

At approximately 2:32 into the song, a woman’s scream belts out from the background of the tune. Within months of the album’s release, the scream became a hot topic in the music industry.

Eventually, the show American Top 40 came forward with a theory…

The girl used on the front cover of the ‘Honey’ album was a Playboys Playmate named Ester Cordet. Her image has her spooning a large amount of honey into her mouth.

The Mysterious Scream

The photographers could not get the honey to flow in the correct manner for the image, so they heated it up…apparently a little too much!

The honey ended up dripping on Cordet’s body and severely burning her – the scream she came out with was somehow caught by a microphone in the recording setup.

Ester Cordet

But this explanation got changed and slightly twisted within months of it’s release…and eventually a new version surfaced….

Apparently, Cordet threatened to sue the band as she stood there in pain…and the band manager dragged her out of the studio and murdered her (and these are the screams we hear on the album).

The band witnessed this murder and decided to include her dying scream on the album, as a memento…

This would be a pretty cool version of events…but apparently Ester Cordet is still alive and well today!

A few more conspiracy theories rose from the musical urban legend – a female cleaner in the studio was murdered, it was the sound of a rabbit being ripped apart with a knife…or it was a sampled piece of audio that the band had picked up from a nearby asylum.


The Love Rollercoaster Scream

The band eventually came forward and claimed the scream was nothing more than musician Billy Beck performing an inhaling-type screech before he blasted out a line of lyrics.

The band had decided to keep quite due to the urban legend that the song had created – they would obviously sell more records with this ‘scream’ linked to one of the songs!

musician Billy Beck

But it was an explanation that came MUCH too late…and conspiracy theorists still claim that the scream is a very real female scream of terror.

No law enforcement agencies have ever looked into this claim.

What are your thoughts on the subject – a band member’s inhaling-type screech or a true scream of terror?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

Tips To Remember Your Dreams

Tips To Remember Your Dreams

In this article we will be covering a few effective tips to remember your dreams, and improve lucid dreaming levels…


Recall

To begin your journey into lucid dreaming, you must first teach yourself to recall your dreams. The ability to recognize a dream while it is happening is a process that will come more naturally once you can remember and decipher details from your dreams.

Before attempting to lucid dream, you should try to remember at least one per night.

The first step in dream recall is to allow yourself plenty of time for sleep. Being well rested will help you recall your dreams and be prepared to write them down if you wake at night.

attempting to lucid dream

Another benefit of getting adequate sleep is periods of dreaming get longer and denser as the night progresses.

The first dream period is very short, lasting for about 10 minutes. Towards the end of an 8 hour sleep, dreaming cycles lengthen to 45-60 minutes.


Everyone Dreams…

Everyone dreams, even if they do not recall their dreams. Typically we have about one dream every 90 minutes. It is possible to have more than one dream during deep sleep.

These dreams may be separated by short moments of wakefulness that we most likely forget by morning. Most dream researchers accept that dreams may not be recalled unless the sleeper wakes directly after a dream.

For this reason, the second tip in recalling your dreams is to keep a dream journal next to your bed. Any time you awaken during or after dreaming, immediately write down what you remember in your dream journal.

Everyone Dreams...

Record any details you remember, even if they are fragmented, incoherent, or incomplete. Write down any detail you can remember.

By morning the details of your dream may be gone, so it is important to write them down as soon as possible. We are built to erase our dreams, and recalling our sleep experiences is often more difficult than our daytime experiences as time goes on.

If you don’t wish to record the entire dream in detail during the night, write down at least an outline of the dream and its major plot points. Don’t forget to include any dialogue spoken in the dream.


Intention

Another tip for recalling dreams is to set your intention before going to sleep in the same way you would if there is a certain time you have to wake.

Tell yourself that your intention is to awaken after each dream and that you want total recall of all your dreams. Interfering thoughts when you wake will release your dream memory.

Ask yourself, “What was I dreaming?” as soon as you wake.

Go over the details of the dream story in your mind to solidify them before writing them down. It is very important to stay in the same position and keep your focus on your dream.

tip for recalling dreams

Do not allow thoughts of the upcoming day to intrude. Expand on any clues you can remember of your dream: thoughts, mood, feelings, colors, sounds – weave them into a dream story.

If you can only recall one scene, try recalling the scene before and then before that, moving backward through the dream.

If all you remember are certain feelings or moods present during the dream, describe these in your journal.

If you recall nothing, note your present mood and thoughts and ask yourself, “Was I dreaming about that?”

As your day progresses, you may remember more. Be prepared to jot these down in your journal as they occur.


Setting Alarms

If you are a deep sleeper and are having difficulty awakening at night to recall dreams, try setting an alarm to wake you during the time you are most likely to dream.

Since REM cycles occur about every 90 minutes, calculate the time to wake in multiples of 90.

For instance 360 minutes from the time you go to bed.

Try waking during the end of the night when dreams occur more frequently at 4.5, 6, or 7.5 hours from the time you go to bed.


The Final Step

Finally, while setting your intention at bedtime, spend some time reading your dream journal. This will help prepare you for dream recovery and solidify your intentions.

Recalling dreams may prove difficult at first, but as you continue, you will remember more of your dreams and in more vivid detail.

You may get to the point of remembering many of your dreams each night At this stage, you will probably not want to record them all.

Instead, use your dream journal to record only the most compelling and significant dreams.

As you become more familiar with your own unique style of dreaming, it will become easy to realize when you are dreaming as your are dreaming.

Then you can explore your world of dreams while you are still in the scene.

If you have any thoughts or questions about these tips to remember your dreams, please leave them in the comment section below.