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You know when you’re falling asleep, and you suddenly get the feeling that you’ve tripped? You’re body lurches forward in an instant, ready to protect you instinctively from injury. You can almost SEE the ground rising to meet you. This occurs when the boundaries between you and the “you” in an alternate universe are weakest.

This is the feeling that happens when another “you” dies.

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  • Megan

    I never thought of it that way. ._.

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  • Ariel

    This happened to me last saturday. I can kinda feel that feeling again right now.
    But, a question; this has happened to me dozens of times. What does that mean?

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    • Anonymous

      There’s more than one alternate dimension.

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    • Anonymous

      Your alternative versions of you have died in some way, shape, or form.

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    • K.

      That means you’re turn is soon.

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    • Glockenspiel

      It means that you and your alternates have *very* bad luck.

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  • Anonymous

    This never happens to me if I masturbate before bed.

    Does that mean that my masturbation saves another me’s life?

    :3

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    • Rob

      Yup totaly

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    • Anonymous

      Omfg I do dat to but the pasta is fake I can spasm my muscles in bed and after a while I have that feeling also I don’t believe in multiverse but it does make for some imaginative fanfiction

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  • Anonymous

    there are more than 12 alternate realities

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    • Purple Frog

      There are ONLY 12. No more will fit – if one ascends to 13 it will collapse. SCIENCE

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      • Sour Skin Seamus

        Wrong. There are actually infinite different realities that are all shaped almost equally. The decisions we make in daily life affect our alternate realities, where if we say yes in this world, 99/100 times, it will be no in another.

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        • Anonymous

          Almost every time someone makes a decision, a alternate reality is formed in which you make a different choice

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        • Snyarhedir

          This is starting to sound like quantum physics or something like that.

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  • Anonymous

    This happened to me last Saturday. I can kinda feel that feeling again right now.
    But, a question; this has happened to me dozens of times. What does that mean?

    ——–

    I think it means that dozens of alternate “you”s have died in their alternate realties.

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  • Ahmea

    All my me’s are still alive and kicking, thank you…

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  • Anon

    So…what happens when all the other “yous” are dead?

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    • Anonymous

      then i guess your next

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      • Anonymous

        Nothinghappens. It’s cool but it doesn’treally exist

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  • joe

    “So…what happens when all the other “yous” are dead?”

    Well in that Jet-Li movie whenever he killed his alternates he became stronger, so maybe that?

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  • ProwerBot

    o.o
    I really hate when that happens

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  • Campbell

    This reminds me. Last saturday when I was driving home I saw a strange light in the sky. Soon I was surrounded in an orange light, and when I came to, I was home. Do you know what happened to me?

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    • Jonas

      NERDGASM

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  • Dreamer

    The person that made up this creepy wasn’t too bright, otherwise they’d have realized how stupid it is that the other you’s only “die” while you are trying to fall asleep.

    This is actually a very common phenomenon called a “hypnic jerk.” It’s a glitch in your brain, not a glitch in the matrix.

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    • lollie

      Well, it did say it only happens when the boundaries are weakest. Maybe it is weak only just before you fall asleep?

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  • Nobody

    @10:

    It was last Thursday, you fail D:.

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  • Readman

    I’ve experienced this phenomena.

    By “other me”, can I assume it’s another me from another time-line (given you believe in the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics), or is it another me from a completely different universe, or both?

    p.s. @Dreamer, I mean absolutely no offense when I say this, but the story itself did say “This occurs when the boundaries between you and the “you” in an alternate universe are weakest”; which means that the creepypasta’s logic is basically saying that, even if another “you” were to die, you could “only” know when you in this state of sleep, making impossible to know during other times in the day whether or not another “you” died.

    Additionally, all of us are completely aware that this creepypasta is a lie that plays on our ignorance of common things, and most are. Nobody here is taking it seriously and the rest of us are simply talking about it hypothetically. However, I do agree with you; anyone who seriously believes in any of these creepypastas needs to be reminded that they’re all just scary stories and that any real phenomena like this probably wouldn’t be posted on 4chan. Thanks for explaining the phenomena to us, though.

    Thanks for your time.

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  • Dammerung

    “Hypnic jerks are usually felt once or twice per night. More regular, and usually less intense, hypnic jerks often occur during normal sleep. In extreme cases, this may be classified as a disorder called periodic limb movement. The person with the disorder will usually sleep through the events.”

    Once or twice per night?! Fuck, my me’s must be Lemmings.

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  • Anonymous

    The feeling as, Falling from your bed then waking? It’s belived to be “Your soul re entering your body.” Normally these occur after Lucid dreaming or Out of Body Experiances and Astral Projection.

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  • Ed

    HA HA I, win alternate selves!

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  • Mary

    so five of me died during my last “principles of aesthetics class?

    God I hope one of them doesn’t take Microeconomics!

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  • Anarchomaniac

    Jesus. I feel that all the time.

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  • Mutt

    Then hundreds of alternate me’s have met their end.

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  • Zombieman

    Omg

    This happens to me all the time at night.

    Im sleeping then my upper body jolts up in a sit up fashion.

    i wonder how long before the only one in the alternate realities who doesnt feel this is me

    When i die :O

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  • Darkest

    Theoretically, there could be an infinite number of other ‘you’s. Infinite alternate realities, infinite possibilities for you to die.

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  • Frozen

    Your telling me some loser in another dimension dies from simply tripping on the ground? WEAKLINGS

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    • Snyarhedir

      Agreed. What a bunch of wimps.

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  • MVO

    okay at least 10 alternate me’s have died, that sucks :/

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  • FCF

    @ Frozen: LOL! honestly XD thats a stupid way to die.

    that mostly happens to me when im in my first sleep and in it I trip down stairs o.O ..and i think once wen i was youger it happened wen i dreamt there was a snake in front of me>< and wen it snapped at me I fell back and did the hypnic jerk. lol

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  • Jet Li

    I made a movie about this exact same thing

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