Deja Vu

United States
June 1, 2008 3:37pm CST
I don't know if it happens to me more often than most but I am constantly having Deja Vu. I mean constantly. And it is really starting to freak me out. Most of my Deja Vu's leave me feeling like I know I am repeating something I have done or said before but I can not recall every doing it. When I was little I use to think my life was a movie and I was constantly being watched, weird I know. But sometimes my Deja Vu experiences make me feel like I am being rewound and played again. How often do you have Deja Vu? Does it make you feel this strange?
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@suz1000 (160)
1 Jun 08
I often have Deja Vu, a lot of the time when im working but thats probably because I actually have done that job before. But I also get it alot when watching tv, thinking ahh i seen this before when I know I cant have done. Its a very strange feeling, because its often hard to work out whether you HAVE seen/done that before or not!
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• United States
1 Jun 08
Mostly it happens to me during conversations. I often think, I know I've had this exact discussion before with this person. But in reality I haven't. I'm always asking my husband if we've talked about this before and he is clueless.
@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
2 Jun 08
i have had deja vu, but for me it is rare that i barely remember it. i just get this weird feeling that someone, someplace or something is too familiar...like when i have a dream and 3 months later the dream happens in real life...it feels like deja vu.
• United States
2 Jun 08
That has happened to me as well. Maybe that is where Deja Vu comes from....we dream something and then it happens?? Who knows!
@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
3 Jun 08
in my first novel that i published on lulu.com, i put a lot of deja vu instances for my main character that confuses her and she doesnt know what is going on...The Sand Dollar by Fifi Leigh...deja vu, surreal dreams, and crazy psychics....
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
8 Jun 08
The more scientific explanations for the phenomenon Deja Vu include the human brain and thoughts drawing upong experiences from the past and comparing them to the present. Dreams themselves are also part of the analysis in most schools of thinking (as dreams aren't "forgotten" or "not remembered", they are still captured in memory at the subconscious level even if you aren't aware of it). When you encounter events that are perceivably similar to things you have encountered or dreamt, the deja vu triggers. The explanation for disorientation varies. The most common reason is the confusion stems from trying to remember, another reason is the "strain" that happens when you thought you remembered but forgot the memory almost instantly (again, could be repressed memories or dreams you recalled but could not successfully retain). I do entertain the possibility of deja vu being something completely different... something that may not fit current models of science and perception. Its possible they are flashes of the future, but if so, why are the memories/flashes so close to the event in question? There maybe cases of people recalling events with a greater distance of time from the actual occurence but from what I've read and see, the time value remains in the seconds or at best a couple of minutes. There could also be a more occult explanation for it. Maybe the deja vu are messages or attempts of messaging from the future or maybe from a failed reality and we are simply repeating the next one... When it happens to me, its about that amount of time, usually seconds and very rarely a few minutes beforehand. It can feel disorienting most times, but really like I've forgotten something and I'd be scolding myself once I've remembered it. Other than this, I think a couple of instances of deja vu I might have changed the way events were supposed to go. Of course there is no way to prove that either... just a feeling.
• United States
8 Jun 08
Wow yeah that all makes a lot of sense. I never really thought of it in that much detail before. I do get that feeling like the answer to the mystery of particular Deja Vu's is right on the tip of my tongue while it's happening. I feel like I know for a split second why I feel I'm repeating that particular event. But just as soon as it's there, it's gone again and I'm left feeling lost.
• United States
2 Jun 08
I get that feeling about four times a year. When I was younger I was freaked out because I didn't know how to handle what I was feeling. Now I just take it all in a dissect the situations. I'm my own personal super hero sometimes, lol. It's a weird thing to have happen to you. And what you see on TV and in the movies are somewhat accurate, but it's also emotionally confusing.
• United States
2 Jun 08
Yeah exactly, it is emotionally confusing. I watched that movie Premonition last night....it was kinda like Deja Vu.
• Malaysia
1 Jun 08
I often have this while I'm in age of around 8-14, and sometime I can even know what coming up next. Just like the prediction, or so-call "Know before it happen". Example: In a normal day, I just put a cup of water on the table. Suddenly I have very strong feeling that the cup of water will fall down to floor, cause my brother will touching it while he is not notice. I think it was some strange felling and not care about it. After a few minute, my brother touching the cup while he taking bread on the table. This happen often while I still very young, but not having anymore when I start to understand that this is something like "Know before it happen".
• United States
1 Jun 08
Sounds like you have a very strong intuition.