I had a dream a while ago about what I assume is part of the end of the world. At the time I had the dream, I did not know any specific locations, no names of any places or events. And any similarities to the movie “2012” are completely coincidental, as I had this dream long before I saw the first trailer for the film.
I was standing on a sidewalk on a bridge, over a rushing river where people were surfing the currents and swimming. Low concrete and dirt walls reinforced the banks of the river, and children sat on the ledges, watching the older swimmers having fun. Suddenly, the sky turned dark, though it was a day without clouds. The ground began to shake, and the river began to bubble and boil. People screamed as the hot water and steam hit their bare skin. A building behind me caught on fire as gas lines exploded, and I rushed into the smoking building to see if I could help anyone trapped inside. As the flames grew worse and I felt the heat beat against my body, I woke up.
I assumed this dream was just another one of my numerous dreams of destruction and death. But I was watching a Travel Channel special on Germany (which is what I usually do on the days I don’t have school) and I saw a shot of the Eisbach River in Germany, a destination for many surfers and swimmers. The water was there, the bridge was there, the low stone and dirt walls were there, even the building behind the bridge was there. It was all there, in near-perfect detail. Curious, I started looking around online, wondering if the destruction I saw was also possible. And it turns out that Laacher See, a potentially active volcanic caldera (also in Germany) is capable of VEI-6 eruptions (severe), and potentially capable of VEI-7 and VEI-8 eruptions (so-called “super eruptions”)…keep in mind that the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens here in the USA was on the lower end of a VEI-5. A large enough eruption could cause earthquakes for hundreds of miles in any direction, and could potentially cause pockets of scalding hot gas to rise up and burst in rivers and lakes.
It was…all very frightening, as this is the first dream I’ve had that I’ve been able to research to such a degree.
These are all pictures of the Eisbach River. Almost exactly like what was in my dream.
I'm pretty weirded out by it all, even though the dream was about a year ago. It still makes me think along the lines of "zomg wtf".