Calling 911 in Dreams

United States
January 13, 2008 8:39am CST
Does anyone else have as much trouble calling 911 when you need help in dreams? Whenever I try dialing 911 and it never works. I'll see myself dial it correctly, but it will never show correctly on the phone. I'm always like 1 number off. And on a couple occasions I actually did get threw to the police, but that never works out for me either! One time the 911 operator just started complaining about his life to me (LOL) and then another time the operated didn't believe I needed help. This happen to anyone else? What do you think it means?
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@stephcjh (32388)
• United States
13 Jan 08
Oh my LOL. I have never had a dream where I had to call 911. I guess I never even thought about that in my dream. I have had some very weird dreams and one recently about a car wreck. 911 didn't come to mind but I did help the people in my dream and someone else used their cell phone to call for help but I'm not usre if it was 911. I think it means you are very helpful to those who are hurt and you want to do what you can to make sure they get help.
• United States
13 Jan 08
I'm always in danger in my dreams! lol. I swear, 98% of my dreams someone is after me =P I often have to call 911 in my dreams, whether it works or not! hehe. Once i even had 2 detectives in my dream..they were hot ;P lol. I just don't know why it never works for me, that's what I'm wondering the meaning of..the fact that it never works! that would be bad if it really happened.
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@stephcjh (32388)
• United States
13 Jan 08
LOL. That is something else. Do you watch alot of cop or detective shows? That could possibly be a reason for the dreams, if so. I'm glad none of the dreams came too but I bet you don't get much rest with those types of dreams so often. I would be wore out and skeptical. Think of fairytales when you lay down and maybe that will help. Hehehehe
• United States
14 Jan 08
Yes I love watching cop shows...:)...i watch COPS, Worlds Wildest Police Chases, Speeders, Worlds Most Amazing Videos, Most Shocking...a lot of shows! lol. I'm never really upset by these dreams. Only on a couple occasions has a dream really woken me and disturbed me a lot. Most the time, for me, my dreams are like I'm in a movie...and it's fun to think about during the day lol. They're action packed! =P
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13 Jan 08
I have the exact same thing! Albeit "999" because that's the emergency number here. I just always hit the wrong key or the key doesn't work properly or the phone starts doing weird things. It's so frustrating! I'll spend ages in the dream trying, but to no avail!
• United States
13 Jan 08
Yeah sometimes the kets just won't work for me too. But usually I am pressing '911' correctly...but on the phone it's showwing '211' and crap like that! lol. VERY frustrating! =P
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Jan 08
No. but I dream that I'm a first responder to 911 calls. I have great adventures, too. I've been the police, EMT, a vigil-anti who has a scanner that listens in on the police and does a Green Hornet or Incredibles kind of thing by getting there first. Instead of being the damsil in distress, try being the hero (although people who call 911 can also be heros, but only if the get through!).
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Oh yes, the other part of it, meaning, well it sounds like you'd like to help or do something, but you feel blocked or unsure in how to proceed. You think you're doing the right thing, but you feel blocked or uncertain and feel it won't work out. Take care
• United States
15 Jan 08
Well, I am never the police or any actual public servant in my dreams...but I do sometimes try to help people in my dream. I am never really a damsel in distress in my dream, I do stand up to the bad people in my dreams...but I still would like the police there =P hehe.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Good for you! Get the bad guys! So you just want "back up." See if you can imagine a partner so that both of you can fight. Sounds like your back up has a loose connection, take care
@mrsjbelle (1642)
• United States
13 Jan 08
Wow thats crazy Ive actually had that before to! I have also had the one where Im at school and my locker combination never works and Im late for class. I am not sure what it means though maybe that we are searching for something that is unresolved to us?
• United States
14 Jan 08
We didn't use lockers at my highschool...but whenever it was getting close to school starting again after Summer Break I ALWAYS had dreams where I had NO CLUE where my next class was and I was late! lol. I always hated those, But they ended as soon as school started :) I can't think of anything that is really unresolved in my life...can you? O.o
@mrsjbelle (1642)
• United States
14 Jan 08
That is SO weird I've had that one to! I have a list of classes but I dont know where they are so I keep missing them.
• United States
15 Jan 08
lol. yeah, for me I just don't know which buildings are which letters. We have 4 buildings with classrooms at my school, and they are all represented by letters. I could not, for the life of me, remember which was where! lol. *I had a list of my classes I was looking at too!* =P
• United States
13 Jan 08
Does anyone know the number to 911? Sorry I just couldn't resist. Anyway, I don't know what that means, but there is a website that can help you. Its called dream moods. The url is http://www.dreammoods.com. There is an A-Z dictionary of dream symbols, and if you can't find what you are looking for there, there is a portion where you can enter your dream, and someone will get back to you on the interpretation. I hope this helps.
• United States
14 Jan 08
=P lol. Thanks for the link! I will defeniatly check it out! I think it's cool that you can email your dream to someone and get a symbolism about it back! I could use that ALOT lol. I have tons of weird dreams. *How about a shark turning into a bad man in a dark business suit* I Really had that dream! lol
• United States
14 Jan 08
I got one that'll top that. This was years ago, I was still a teenager but I still remember it. I was in a cage underwater, and a shark was after me. It was a talking shark. He got closer and was about to eat me, when he says, "Its a shame to eat such a beautiful face." He then changes into a man, and asks me out to a fancy restaurant!!! I still don't know what that means.
• United States
15 Jan 08
lol! well I had fallen into a hole and was in the ocean; the water was very dark and very empty! Then this white shark came at me and I was holding it away using my hands and feet! Then someone lowered a rope into the water. I grabbed it, and they pulled me out. =P When I got out of the hole, the shark was just floating at by the edge, staring at me. It had scary dark eyes, and it was really white! Then when I got away from the hole the shark turned into this guy and crazled out of the hole. I never saw his face, but he had dark hair and a dark suit on. He was walking slowly at me, when I woke up! lol. *You got asked out my a shark man? =P hehe*
• China
14 Jan 08
i have never dream like that ,but i found i cry when i awake,maybe happened something in the dream but i forgot.people always do dreams when they frazzle on the daytime.if you want to do a good dream i think you wash body before sleep and relax your mind.i often do this and don't cranky.
• United States
14 Jan 08
I never really go to bed cranky, upset or spooked by anything. Rarely does something happen before I go to bed to make these dreams happen. They just do, and I don't really know why. hehe. :) I remember waking up twice with tears already falling from my face, but I ever never woken up sobbing before.
@ElicBxn (58987)
• United States
13 Jan 08
I don't know that I've ever talked on a phone in my dreams, much less called 911.... I guess my age is showing....
• United States
14 Jan 08
heheh! I guess a lot of people don't do it as much as me. But then again, I don't think many people have dreams where people are after them for one reason or another! lol
@carolbee (16245)
• United States
13 Jan 08
I've never had a dream of this nature. Think I'd be out buying some kind of dream book. Have you had recent health concerns or concerns about another family member? Or maybe a bad experience with calling 911? My dreams don't let me follow through with any kind of task. I wake up before something is complete. Also have dreams some animal is chasing me through the woods but never catches me. Again I wake up.
• United States
14 Jan 08
No...I've had no health concerns, and no one in my family has either. But this isn't all just happening recently. This has been going on for a while. I've never had to call 911 before, and I believe if I ever do it'll work out...so I just don't know why I can never do it! lol. At the end of one of my dreams where it actually worked, at first the cop didn't believe me. But then when I told him this guy had shot my boyfriend, he started to believe me. But it was too late because the guy was in my house...I woke up right when the guy took the phone from me.