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Could you float down the stairs as a child?

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EbbyEbs · 09/09/2022 19:46

Light hearted

Do you have a memory of floating down the stairs as a child? Someone mentioned it to me earlier and I have the same memory! anyone know what I’m on about?

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carefullycourageous · 09/09/2022 19:59

carefullycourageous · 09/09/2022 19:56

OMG yes thank you for posting this - I have this memory too, from when I ran very quickly down the stairs - I often wonder what it is all about. It was only at a particular friend's house that this happened (I went there quite a lot).

I very vividly remember the handrail on those stairs and the feeling, I wonder if I felt I was floating because I was more focused on the rail than on the steps.

It is making me feel so funny remembering this.

AllThatFancyPaintsAsFair · 09/09/2022 19:59

I have that dream regularly involving different staircases, not from my childhood home but I do remember one from a particular staircase at my secondary school

Winceybincey · 09/09/2022 19:59

Are you talking about Astral projection?

minticecreamisjustok · 09/09/2022 19:59

Yes I remember one night, when everyone else was asleep I floated down the stairs, such a vivid dream I thought it actually somehow happened.

carefullycourageous · 09/09/2022 20:00

declutteringmymind · 09/09/2022 19:58

Yes going down so fast that you kind of just skated over the last half


EmeraldShamrock1 · 09/09/2022 20:00

It rings a bell.

Probably a dream?

I remember regularly coming down the stairs on my bum in a sleeping bag full speed over the steps racing towards the front door.

XenoBitch · 09/09/2022 20:00

No, no one could. It is a common dream though. I still get dreams featuring floating a lot even as an adult.

borage13 · 09/09/2022 20:00

Yes! Omg it's so good to know others had this! I read somewhere it was astral projection but that could be rubbish

GuerlainHo · 09/09/2022 20:01

I’m confused
you mean levitating?

fourquenelles · 09/09/2022 20:01

Definitely but as I, like a PP, grew up in a bungalow it was the steps in my front garden leading down to the gate. I'd love to know the psychology behind it. I mist have been about 4 or 5 at the time but it was very real to me.

Cantstandsmugness · 09/09/2022 20:03

Yes me too! This is the first time I have ever heard about it happening to someone else. I've not mentioned it to anyone case they thought I was nuts. It used to happen in the house I was child minded in!

CurrentHun · 09/09/2022 20:03

Yes absolutely this. Also doing tumble turns on the walls in rooms and swimming around through the air in various rooms. Not a young childhood dream because I wasn’t taught any swimming until secondary school.

Isaidnoalready · 09/09/2022 20:03

Always in my dreams the second set of stairs steep victorian terrace staircase straight down always floated

Hottytotty · 09/09/2022 20:04

I remember this as well, just two times in two different houses (neither was ours). V random!

theemmadilemma · 09/09/2022 20:04

100%. And I lived in a Victorian town house so plenty of scope. 😂

I could swear I stood/sat at the top for long figuring out if I jumped would I really just float.

Tort · 09/09/2022 20:04

I have this - it’s a really clear memory. It’s a good lesson about how fallible memory is, if it wasn’t that it’s impossible I would be 100% that it happened.

3peassuit · 09/09/2022 20:05

I had that dream regularly as a child. I remember doing a downward breast stroke in the air. In reality, I slid down the bannisters.

theemmadilemma · 09/09/2022 20:05

RocketPanda · 09/09/2022 19:51

I grew up in a bungalow 😕

Sorry, but 😂

bellinisurge · 09/09/2022 20:06

Yes. I taught my daughter how to. I used to do it loads as a kid.

roarfeckingroarr · 09/09/2022 20:06


Spudina · 09/09/2022 20:06

I have a really strong memory of dreaming of doing this.

sweetheartyparty · 09/09/2022 20:06

I have a memory from when I was very young. We were staying at Butlins and i remember floating near the ceiling seeing my parents and sister in their beds. I started moving towards the window where i screamed and woke up. It was very scary.


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Delabruche · 09/09/2022 20:07

bellinisurge · 09/09/2022 20:06

Yes. I taught my daughter how to. I used to do it loads as a kid.

I'm sorry - what?? Can you teach me?

bellinisurge · 09/09/2022 20:07

To be honest, I was just doing a really cool jump from about 6 stairs up.

Madamecastafiore · 09/09/2022 20:08

No apparently I only came down the stairs like fucking elephant!! 😬

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