I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve had sex with aliens in my dreams. Or maybe that was real . . .
Regardless, I recently discussed dreams, aliens, ghosts, and other strange things with Jessica Chobot. When I brought up alien sex dreams, she commented, “If I ever have one of those kinds of dreams, I would wake up thinking, ‘Well, that was a good way to start the day . . . That was a little thumbs-up for me this morning.’”
Chobot is the host of Nerdist Industries’ daily news show Nerdist News. She’s popular in the gaming world because of her earlier work hosting shows for IGN. Although her passion for video games, movies, and pop culture are well known, Chobot is deeply fascinated by all things strange. So she started a podcast called Bizarre States to feed that fascination.
I asked her if she’s explored the crazy world of dreams at all. She said she hasn’t. But she did tell me about her bizarre recurring dream.
“I do have a lot of weird dreams. I seem to have an overabundance of really weird nightmares for some reason, and I always have. I don’t know why, but they just happen. And I also have the same dream . . . it’s not the same dream every time, but it’s the same location every time. And I recognize the location in my dream. But I start in different sections of this location. And . . . this is going to sound so weird . . . it’s like this hipster town main street, for some reason, that has a café and an occult bookstore next to it. And, no matter where I show up in the dream location—it’s not always at the bookstore or the café—sometimes it’s down the street, sometimes it’s around the corner, sometimes in my mind it’s at this different place, but I always know how to get there. And then I get there, and I always get a coffee from the café, and then I go next door to the bookstore and talk to the people that work there, and have a conversation, and then wake up. And I never remember what the conversation is. But I always remember that I was at the location. I have that dream probably twice a year, three times a year maybe.”
So, like she explained, this isn’t exactly a recurring dream. But it’s a weird storyline that resumes when she revisits this hipster town main street.
“It’s odd. When I have that dream again, it picks up from where it left off before. So I’ll come in, and the people are like, ‘Hey! Welcome back. Same thing?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah.’ And they’re like, ‘What’s been going on?’ And it’s like a conversation . . . It’s really weird.”
She postulates that this particular dream could be a little “mind palace” she goes to when she gets too stressed and needs to relax. But she’s just guessing. All she knows is that “it’s just strange.”
But her strange experiences aren’t limited to her dream world. Chobot also shared with me a fantastic UFO sighting she experienced while driving alone on a dark road late at night.
“Off to the left, I saw these three super bright lights in a triangle formation. It was really weird, and, for some reason, I kept staring at it. While I was looking at it, it was kind of static. And then, all of a sudden, the top one flew off to the right, the bottom left one flew off to the left, and the bottom right one flew off to the right. They all spit apart--super fast that I couldn’t even see where they ended up going. And that was it.”
The experience freaked her out.
“The minute everything split off, I completely freaked out. I got really scared because it occurred to me that I’m rolling solo on this highway in the middle of nowhere at midnight. This is prime movie fodder for abduction scenarios. So I kept looking at my clock thinking, ‘Oh, just make sure that . . . oh, OK, I didn’t miss any time!’”
Jessica Chobot is one tough chick, and I’m sure she could take on any aliens who attempt to abduct her. She claims she escaped her UFO sighting without being nabbed by hostile extraterrestrials. But maybe that’s just what they want her to think. Dun, dun, dun . . .
Check out Chobot’s show Bizarre States to follow her on her exploration of “the secretive, mysterious, and oftentimes oddball world of the occult, the supernatural, and the bizarre.”