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The 14 Weirdest Dreams In Hollywood
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The 14 Weirdest Dreams In Hollywood | Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

“When I was a kid, one of our hamsters suddenly gave birth; we didn’t even know she was pregnant. We phoned the pet shop and they said, ‘Take the babies away — hamsters get very frightened after they’ve given birth and you don’t want her to eat the babies.’ We didn’t listen and that’s exactly what happened. This obviously affected me badly as I had a recurring dream about hamsters gobbling up [their] babies until I was about 15.”

Dr. Bulkeley Says: “Although they were probably never diagnosed as such, these dreams fit the bill of post-traumatic nightmares. Studies of PTSD suggest that people who have suffered traumas in the past are more vulnerable when new traumas occur. The specific image is both mundane and mythic. Many people have grown up with pet rodents, but the horrifying act of a mother devouring her young is a primordial theme of mythology. No wonder the hamster carnage was so disturbing!”

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