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Answers For Person ID: harris_youth_2011:25902

The gender of the participant, Male or Female Female
The age of the participant, in years. 14
Current grade in school, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. Attending college full time
School location, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. Small town or rural area
School type, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. Public school
Race/ethnicity question asked of participants in Children's Dreams Survey 2011. Other race
Text of most memorable dream reports from participants in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011 and other sources. Exact question used in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011: We are interested in hearing the story of an especially memorable dream you had, from any time in your life. Please try to recall as many details as possible, including the setting, characters, colors, actions, and any feelings or thoughts you had in the dream. I had this dream on March 26 2005 when I was 8 years old. In my dream I was the same age but I wasn't a girl I was a boy whose name was Josh and I had this cylindrical thing on my back with a lightsaber coming out of the top; I think that this allowed me to fly. One night (in the dream) some aliens came and carried me away; this happened twice and I don't remember what happened the first time. They said that their master wanted someone with a "saber" like mine. The place where we arrived was very strange it was like I was sitting on space. But then I went to sleep in this place and dreamed that the aliens' master was really horrible and scary; when I went to meet him he said and I quote "PUT HIM IN SHACKLES!" And then these things I guess they were shackles attached to my ankles. Then he went outside and I woke up from the dream that I dreamed I was having (it was a dream within a dream). Finally I was taken to their master for real; I don't remember his name but he was actually very nice. He started testing me and last of all he asked if I did biological studies everyday. I told him that I did geography with my mom. Then all of the aliens were incredibly happy and there was clapping and shouts of joy. I told their master that I didn't do it everyday but the aliens were still happy. Then I saw a sign that said "WE HAVE SOMEONE WHO KNOWS ABOUT CHINA JAPAN EUROPE AND ALL THE COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD." And then the aliens let me go; as soon as they let me go I wasn't Josh anymore I was just myself. Then me and my two sisters went out to go and get our bicycles from the shed in our backyard (it was there in real life too). While we were getting them I saw this lego character called Vladek from the "Knight's Kingdom" set (he is the villain in this lego set). Somehow when I was him I knew that he wanted to turn me and my sisters to the "dark side " like in Star Wars. So I yelled at one of my sisters "Caroline there's Vladek! Hurry and do something!" But they didn't even care. Finally I got them to squirt him (I guess with a squirt gun). Then I told them to wait while I went and got something so one of them sat down and the other went into our house and upstairs to go do something. So I went off to go and get whatever it was I was trying to get. Then I saw Vladek again and I raced off yelling to my sisters "Caroline! Maddie! Come here quick!" So they finally came but when they arrived Vladek said to surrender. So we put our hands up and then the last scene the dream showed was a school bus with me and my sisters in it like a paddy wagon. I'm homeschooled so in the dream this was the worst thing that could happen to me so I was terrified.