Deja vu—do you experience it?

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  1. katie01

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    I experience deja vu quite often and have since I was a child. My 14 year old was asking me today what it meant since she’d heard if it somewhere, and when I described it she said she’d never experienced it before (and I went into great detail with examples). My 11 year old knew exactly what it was and says it happens to her all the time too, which didn’t surprise me, because I remember her describing deja vu experiences to me when she was very little, before anyone had mentioned to her what it was.

    So I was curious if there are others out there who have never experienced it. Or if you have, about how often?
     
  2. OhMari

    OhMari WDW PreTrip and Trip Moderator Moderator

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    I mostly get it when I take a long walk and I have a lot on my mind. It scares me how I do not remember getting from Point A to point B, but then It feels like I have been there before. I almost think it is like you actually fall asleep a few seconds, but your body stays in motion.
     
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  4. kimblebee

    kimblebee now my thoughts will be worth 5 cents

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    I haven’t had it in a while but it’s cool when it happens.
     
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  5. Diznygrl

    Diznygrl Disneyland Fanatic

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    Sure, I get it from time to time. It's a weird sensation but everybody knows that it just means they've made a change in the Matrix.
     
  6. katie01

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    Lol!
     
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    Yes. Sometimes it seems to happen frequently for a while, and then I'll go quite a while without experiencing it.
     
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  10. katie01

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    Did you post twice on purpose, or am I having deja vu? ;)
     
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  12. karensi

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    Hardly ever, almost never.
     
  13. smokeyblue

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    When I was a kid I did quite often. As an adult maybe every few years.

    The weirdest thing that was not deja vu, but was really weird was having a vivid dream about visiting Charleston, SC when I was in my early 20's. I have never been to Charleston, even to this day, but I have the most vivid, specific dream I've ever had that it compelled me to learn a little bit about Charleston. My dream was so spot on it was spooky. I still don't know why or how I had that dream, but I still think about it from time to time.
     
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  14. BrinkofSunshine

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    I used to get it all the time as a kid, now it happens less frequently but it definitely still happens. The weirdest one was when a friend and I had deja vu at the exact same time, but it was our first time at that particular place.
     
  15. Jimmy Mouse

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    Yep. Every few months and once I blurted out the phone was going to ring and it did. Freaked everyone out!
     
  16. tarheelmjfan

    tarheelmjfan Proud Redhead

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    Yes. I experience it more often than I'd like. It creeps me out. I wish I understood it.
     
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  17. PollyannaMom

    PollyannaMom I was a click-clack champ!!

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    Once in a great while, usually minor stuff. But I do once remember "changing the ending", and I actually got kind of dizzy.
     
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  18. Disneylover99

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    Yes. It's so surreal when it happens. I feel like I'm watching a rerun of my favourite show, where I know exactly what people will say and what happens next.
     
  19. Disney Ron

    Disney Ron It's not a lie, if you believe it.

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    Crap...I just had deja vu about this very thread.
     
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  20. Kimberlyann11

    Kimberlyann11 I make you clutch your pearls

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    There is a scientific explanation for deja vu. It happens when the pathways that send experiences to your short-term memory screw up and send them to your long term memory. So - as you experience situations. your brain tells you that it already happened.

    Knowing what is going to happen next isn't deja vu - it's something else.

    Ending up somewhere and not remembering getting there isn't deja vu either.
     
  21. Ben E N

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    Oh man, another deja vo thread!? Didn't someone post the same thing just a day or two ago?
     

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