Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Barnabus Collins

When I was growing up there was nothing scarier than Barnabus Collins. Barnabus Collins was the vampire on Dark Shadows. I wasn't allowed to watch Dark Shadows because I had nightmares. My mom watched it every day. I learned I could sneak behind her recliner and watch most of it with no worries about getting caught! One day there was a scene where someone was calling, "Angelique! Angelique!" It was supremely scary and ended with one of the scariest looking, dead, hair blowing witches that I have ever seen in my life to this day. I didn't sneak and watch Dark Shadows anymore.

When I was in the 3rd. grade I was kept having a dream that Barnabus Collins was in the dining room next to my bedroom. He was pacing back and forth at my doorway and he was going to get me. My mom had to consol me many times over this dream and she would counsel me that it was my dream. All I had to do was take control and I could get rid of that mean, old Barnabus!

One night as Barnabus came particularly close, I became so scared that I got mad! I turned around and looked him in the eye and told him, "this is MY dream. You don't scare me!" I promptly proceeded to spit tobacco in his eye!

I never had the Barnabus dream again. That was my first lucid dream.

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