… that you later remembered it as an actual event?
When I was a child, I used to have a recurring dream that I could fly for short periods of time by getting a running start and then simply folding my legs behind me. In the dream, I would start out just going a few feet before settling to earth, but the more I practiced the farther I could go, until I could zip all around the house without touching the ground. I used to have this dream all the time, and it was very vivid.
Years later, I found myself “remembering” all the fun I had as a youth, zipping around the house without touching the ground. I almost mentioned this to a friend before I caught myself and realized that it couldn’t possibly be true. And yet, I had what seemed to be a perfectly clear memory of it. If it weren’t for the sheer physical impossibility of it, I’d swear that as a little child I did, in fact, know how to fly.
Anywbody else have similar stories?