Lucid Intent? No
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I was being arrested in my house. I can't remember why. Multiple traffic offenses, I think. I was being immature and belligerent about it, and had to go to jail. The house wasn't my house in real life. It was a strange one I've never seen. I lived in a strange city. The police station was downtown, and I had to go there first to do some paper work before they took me to jail.
It was night time, and there were other offenders in the police station of various sorts. The station was on the 10th or so floor of a skyscraper in the downtown of the city. The street-facing wall was made of glass, so you could see inside the building across the street, which also had a glass wall on its 10th floor. The building across the street was a hospital. We were looking into one of its main offices.
While we were waiting late into the night to finish our paper work, someone noticed that this hospital office we could see into across the street had caught fire. Patients inside were being moved into the room as the flames surrouned everyone. After a few minutes, we could see patients being engulfed in flames. Then we saw a priest say a prayer facing us, just before he threw himself into the fire to get his death over with, as there was no escape.
Then we saw a cop who was there trying to save people make the decision to kill himself as well. I stopped watching after he shot himself, but one of the guys I was with told me that the cop had had to shoot himself four times before he died.
I wanted to use my one phone call to tell someone what was happening, but our building was on lock-down while fire trucks and rescue squads down below tried to save people. I felt horrified, traumatized, nauseous. I felt like I was going to throw up. A guy next to me started crying and carrying on, and I told him if he didn't stop I was going to hit him, because I couldn't take anymore at the moment. I couldn't absorb anymore and I just wanted to shut it all out until I could stand to think about it.
I saw a movie last night where a girl set herself on fire, but that's the only real-life inspiration I can think of. This dream felt very real. It took me a few moments after I woke up to realize that it wasn't.