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Could you float down the stairs as a child?

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EbbyEbs · 09/09/2022 19:46

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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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OrangePumpkinLobelia · 09/09/2022 20:25

yes! Except we did not have stairs as a bungalow. But I used to dream I floated around (almost like swimming in the air) near the ceiling.

Forgotthebins · 09/09/2022 20:25

Sounds like a confused memory of the feeling of being carried down the stairs by a parent.

Devo1818 · 09/09/2022 20:25

It's a really common dream - it is about sexual awakening apparently

Jericha · 09/09/2022 20:25

I floated from the sofa onto the floor. At least I thought I did. Tried it when I was around 10 and fucked it over

Somethingneedstochange · 09/09/2022 20:27

I had dreams about floating down the stairs. I have a memory of my older brother. He used to crawl down the stairs headfirst for some reason. Don't think he ever fell. 😂😂😂

AmeliaLila · 09/09/2022 20:27

I have this memory!! I’ve heard about it being a memory of being a baby carried down the stairs but we lived in a flat till I was 3.

1WomanWonder · 09/09/2022 20:27

Yes 100%. Never spoke with anyone about it! Very vivid "memories" of floating down the stairs at my grans house. Never up the stairs! I had other flying dreams too but the stairs are the most vivid and I can really clearly remember the turn in the stairs and the wallpaper but I barely remember any of the rest of the house. I had no idea it's a thing!

LT2 · 09/09/2022 20:28

Yes! Also levitating above my bed.

WonderingWanda · 09/09/2022 20:29

No but I clearly remember making some sort of primative ball pool with balloons at the bottom of the stairs and sliding head first down them and into it, don't recall the inevitable carpet burn though!

5zeds · 09/09/2022 20:29

Yes. A sort of floating hovering.

mellicauli · 09/09/2022 20:29

No , I could drive though. Very clear memories of driving the car round the corner. My Mother assured me they are false memories and cruelly pointed out that I can barely reach the pedals now...

SweetcornFritter · 09/09/2022 20:29

I have memories of floating and bumping my head against the ceiling, then floating out the window. I swear it actually happened, and on more than one occasion! I also remember the evil presence that lived under the bed that would grab my arm if I let it slip out from under the covers and pull me under.

Princesspeony · 09/09/2022 20:29

Yes! Except I could sort of swim in the air. It wasn’t just inside either, I have all these dreams/ memories of swimming in the air in our back garden. I remember thinking how simple it was and why was everyone so amazed that I could do it 😁

TheCanyon · 09/09/2022 20:29

I grew up in a house with a four storey spiral type staircase, I bloody wish I could float down them. Though as seems to be common, I fair slid down them plenty of times. I'm 35 and still do if I visit home 😂

StarryGazeyEyes · 09/09/2022 20:30

Not sure this is the same thing but I have a memory of the sensation of floating downstairs. I was petrified of our stairwell so used to go down so fast that my feet barely touched the steps - bit like that lizard that skips across water.

Imabitbusyatthemoment · 09/09/2022 20:30

I didn’t have stairs but I remember levitating up into one corner of my bedroom ceiling in the early part of the night and then returning to my bed again in the early morning.

WonderingWanda · 09/09/2022 20:30

I also have some slightly trippy memories from sleepwalking where I was half awake and half dreaming.

BadNomad · 09/09/2022 20:31

I used to climb down using the walls like a spider, then swing and land at the bottom. Haven't tried that in a while, but I'm pretty sure I'd die.

Brbreeze · 09/09/2022 20:32

Yep I used to swear I could fly down the stairs as a child. Must be a dream but still feels like a memory..

Butterbean9 · 09/09/2022 20:33

No, but I really enjoyed sliding down head first, I did it a lot.

ConkerBonkers · 09/09/2022 20:34

@RossPoldarksWife I have a really clear memory of a kid of my mum's friend jumping down the whole flight of stairs at our house. She would have been about 3/4, I was a similar age, my sister saw it too. I am sure I didn't dream it, it was day time, and I was awake. I could only do 3/4 stairs, I was very impressed. What I'm saying is I believe you!

IReallyLikeCrows · 09/09/2022 20:34

I still have dreams where I'm able to go down stairs really quickly because I'm basically floating. I really like them.


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HuzzahIndeed · 09/09/2022 20:34

I used to float on my bed. I can still remember how real it was. Bizarre.

BabyDreamers · 09/09/2022 20:36

TheSpottedZebra · 09/09/2022 19:52

Thoughts and prayers Sad

Hilarious 🤣🤣

Alwaystired99 · 09/09/2022 20:36

Yes! I vividly remember floating downstairs! It seemed so real.

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