On 25 February 2022, I had a really weird and bizarre dream.
In my dream, I was with my parents when we saw some weird-looking clouds just above the surface of the ground. I thought, could it be a wormhole that can bring me back to the past? Hoping to get back to my 2 great years between August 2019 and July 2021, I tried walking into those clouds. My father who had read about wormholes wanted to give it a try as well.
After we walked into those clouds, we noted a sudden change in the surrounding environment, especially the buildings. It was an obvious sign that we had gone back many years into the past. I was disappointed that I didn't return to the 2 great years as wished, but much further back. Suddenly, the thought that we might have returned to the World War 2 era made me feel quite scared.
Later, I and my father found out that we were actually in the year 1950 which was after World War 2 ended, giving me a sigh of relief. Then, I realised that my mother had also followed us through those clouds. We walked around and spoke to some of the people we met. Many of them were talking about a movie newly released at that time, titled Interstellar (1950).
We decided to go to a nearby cinema to watch Interstellar (1950). Its plot turned out to be quite similar to that of the real Interstellar movie, but they weren't the same movie. At the climax of Interstellar (1950), the main character jumped into a black hole to save humanity. Right at that time, the clouds that brought us to 1950 appeared in front of us.
Not wanting to miss out on the opportunity to return to the present, we reluctantly left the movie before finishing it. I was really curious about whether the main character succeeded in saving humanity. As it turned out, the clouds didn't bring us back to the present, but to some point in the future after September 2023.
I had already completed my housemanship at that time and was attending an important job interview for Medical Education. I was wearing formal wear for the interview, but I realised that I didn't have a tie. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to get a tie as the interview was starting very soon. It was actually the 2nd day of a 2-day interview.
Strangely, the interviewer wanted to show me a short documentary and ask me questions about it. However, just as the documentary was starting, it got cut off by an emergency broadcast. The broadcast was from someone filming live on a helicopter above the sea, who claimed that he wanted to give a commentary about the movie Interstellar (1950).
He showed a clip of the movie's ending, where the main character succeeded in saving humanity but was sacrificed in the black hole. Coincidentally, that was the part I missed out earlier. He stated that he felt very emotional about the ending and that he too wanted to sacrifice himself for humanity. He then jumped out of the helicopter into the sea, filming it live.
While falling down, he suddenly revealed his actual intentions. He wanted to wipe out half of the world's population to save humanity from overpopulation, much like Thanos. He had armed nuclear weapons in the sea which would activate when his body hits the sea. He claimed that unlike Thanos, he isn't evil as he made sure that he himself would be sacrificed in the process.
As soon as he hit the surface of the sea, those nuclear weapons started firing everywhere, unleashing a global catastrophe. I was so scared that I woke up from my dream!
In reality, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine just a day earlier on 24 February 2022. The fear that it could lead to a wider global war was probably the reason I dreamt about the global catastrophe caused by nuclear weapons. My worries about having returned to the World War 2 era in the dream could also be a representation of the fear.
My current job as a House Officer is very stressful. I can't wait to finish my housemanship and pursue Medical Education, which might be why I dreamt about having completed housemanship. I really miss the good days when I was in 6th year of MBBS and when I was a Teaching Fellow, which was the reason I tried to return to the period of time between August 2019 and July 2021 in the dream.
I enjoy watching movies a lot. Interstellar and Avengers: Infinity War are among my favourite movies, which was probably why there were references to these 2 movies in my dream. I dreamt about the cloud-like wormhole probably because I once read a comic about it.