Who hasn't had those haunting moments when it feels like life itself is trying to drive you crazy? Didn't I already do this? Didn't we have this conversation? Am I dreaming? All valid questions. It maybe that we are all a wee bit psychic. Deja vú is creepy yet fascinating part of life. it's almost visceral.
Redditor u/ShopliftedTacos wanted to discuss the moments when it feels like life is trying to play a trick on us by asking..... What is the strongest feeling of déjà vu you've experienced?
Cash Out....<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjY3MDYwNC9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1MDg3MTg4NX0.u-HBfji2C_gYECf8BNQ8qfMYhPt8W_Uul4Q_a72TIGg/img.gif?width=980" id="48582" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="59cdb3a0eeb0d9bed375c9d075e36add" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" />Giphy<p>I swear I saw that cash me outside girl on TV before she was on Dr. Phil.</p><p>I thought it was a re-run and was telling people I'd already seen it. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/f0djrm/serious_what_is_the_strongest_feeling_of_déjà_vu/fgszk90?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">Reddit</a><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/f0djrm/serious_what_is_the_strongest_feeling_of_déjà_vu/fgszk90?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x"></a></p>
From Canada with Love....<p>Just wanted to say that in my culture deja vu is you catching up with your spirit. It's a reminder that you are where you are meant to be. I'm First Nations from Canada. It helped me a lot recently. I found my Father deceased. I blamed myself a little because I had to go in for night shift and he assured me he would be okay. I found him deceased when I came home from work. Over the next month, I had deja vu several times. My Uncle's (his brothers) told me never to blame myself. He had been sick with diabetes for years. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/f0djrm/serious_what_is_the_strongest_feeling_of_déjà_vu/fgt0ric?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">Wackydetective</a></p>
"I knew"<p>Déjà vu is a common symptom of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) which I've suffered from my whole life. The intensity of a TLE déjà vu episode is almost always so very specific down to most minute detail. I used to think I had ESP as a kid before I was diagnosed because of "I knew" I'd seen that moment before. I've had several intense moments of déjà vu before a seizure. </p>
The "Original" Version.<p>When I was a little kid (maybe 4-5), I used to look through my family's photo albums quite frequently (this was pre-internet when people still had photo albums.) There were photos of my brother and myself as babies, old family photos before we were born, etc.</p><p>I remember seeing a particular photo of me hiding behind an easel and smiling as someone is taking a picture of me. It was something I thought I had actively stored in my head and must have been taken before I was able to really form memories.</p>
rarities....<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjY3MDYwNi9vcmlnaW4uZ2lmIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY3MTUyMDk3OH0.IH32-MjJCAyp8L6YrWpWmJtRlNr7hhQovD02yB1Lgg8/img.gif?width=980" id="6a637" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="f0b7ad8e0ebe7ff09cec45a83a5998f7" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" />Giphy<p>I sometimes have rare moments where something happens and I get a split second feeling that I had dreamed that action occurring the night before. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/f0djrm/serious_what_is_the_strongest_feeling_of_déjà_vu/fgt4po2?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">comrade_batman</a><span></span></p>
To the Graveyard....<p>Was around 15 riding bikes home with some friends. We crossed the train tracks and headed towards the graveyard but before we got to the graveyard I told everyone to peddle as fast as they could because a blue dump truck was about to come around the corner speeding like crazy. As soon as we entered the graveyard a blue speeding dump truck came passing by. We all freaked the hell out. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/f0djrm/serious_what_is_the_strongest_feeling_of_déjà_vu/fgtexiq?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">mmushymouf</a><span></span></p>
I get confused and disoriented.....<p>I experience feelings of deja vu relatively often. I don't really remember my dreams, but sometimes something happens and it feels like exactly this has happened to me before in a dream. Usually it's something small and I ignore it, but once in a while the feeling is so strong I get confused and disoriented. Like over the summer I remember I was hiking with a group of people and we had stopped for a break. </p><p>One of the women was talking to us about the route we where taking, where we should next stop etc, I remember hearing the conversations if the people around me, and the trees and sounds. It kinda feels like something hitting you square in the chest, I was SURE that I had seen this before. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/f0djrm/serious_what_is_the_strongest_feeling_of_d%C3%A9j%C3%A0_vu/fgtnvod?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">Smothi</a></p>
Reply.... Again?<p>I just had one the other day. Usually when I get the Deja Vu feeling, I can tell. Not with this one. I was reading through an email my coworker had gotten. I could have *sworn* that I'd read it the previous week because I recognized it. It was from the same person and everything. When I said "Wait, is this the same email he sent you last week and you just haven't replied yet?" she looked at me like I had two heads and told me that it had only come in that morning. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/f0djrm/serious_what_is_the_strongest_feeling_of_déjà_vu/fgtai71?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">squilliam_z_fancyson</a></p>
You Mentioned.<p>I have bouts of déjà vu on a regular basis. The strongest one was at work. My supervisor started to talk to me about a delivery. I said "I know, you already told me earlier" I even told him details about the delivery. He looked confused then told me I couldn't have known that as I haven't been in the office, nor did he leave the office since receiving the email about this delivery. I remembered him talking about earlier in the day but he even showed me the email which was only sent about 2 minutes before I entered the office. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/f0djrm/serious_what_is_the_strongest_feeling_of_déjà_vu/fgu1lmf?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">The_Crig</a></p>
My BF was saying....<p>Probably the time I was reading a book and talking to my boyfriend. When I got to the exact line that started it and knew the beginning of the argument was happening and I was outside my head watching it happen. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/f0djrm/serious_what_is_the_strongest_feeling_of_déjà_vu/fgt8yxe?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x" target="_blank">Snickerdoodleydoo</a></p>
There are just some moments in life that are just too strange to be random? But it's quite possible life really is just that random. There are implausible situations like sharing the same middle name as your lover or discovering a long lost twin, or finding your hair beret from kindergarten while you're skinny dipping in the ocean; that fall under the moments you swear you can't "make this stuff up" even of you tried category. Those are the times when you have to either leave it all up to the possibility of the random or that there is divine power at play.
Redditor u/Ashaliedoll was wondering what deja vú moments we've all experienced by asking.... What has been the biggest coincidence you've experienced in your life so far?