6 Mind-Blowing Reasons You Experience Deja Vu
There are some interesting theories why 2 out of 3 of us have experienced déjà vu...
Have you ever felt like you’re experiencing something over and over, like in Groundhog Day?
Or in the case of the new slasher movie, Happy Death Day 2U, DYING over and over?
There are some interesting theories why 2 out of 3 people experience déjà vu.
Even the Queen Bey herself has explored the mysterious phenomenon in this absolute banger from 2006.
To celebrate the sequel to 2017’s hit Happy Death Day, out in cinemas from 14 February 2019, let’s take a look at some of our favourite theories about the trippy experience known as déjà vu (literally ‘already seen’ en francais).
PS: These theories aren’t technically based on ‘science’ or ‘facts’, so it’s up to you to decide what you believe.
A Reality Glitch
Everyone knows that guy who corners you at a house party and forces you to listen to him rant about the Earth being flat…
Well, this guy would also tell you that time’s a construct, dude. And that déjà vu happens because you’re experiencing the past, present, and future all at once.
Just like when you send that risky text and all of a sudden regret your entire past, present, and fear for your future all at once. Will you ever learn?
Lots of religions believe that when we die, our spirits come back as new people or even animals. As a result, many believe when you experience déjà vu, you’re actually reliving something that happened in a past life. Remember when Snoop Dogg was ‘reincarnated’ as Snoop Lion and embraced his inner Rasta? Iconic.
One fun (and kind of mind-blowing) theory is that there are multiple timelines and universes that we’re living in, and when you experience déjà vu, the Alternative Universe You is doing the same thing as the Real World You. Isn’t it nice to know that when your life’s falling apart, the Alternative You is just as much of a hot mess? You’re not alone, babe.
Many people believe that our dreams can predict our future, and when we have a déjà vu something’s creepily, eerily familiar because we went somewhere or saw something while we were out cold.
Why not start a dream journal to see what you can look forward to in your future!? If my dream journal’s right, this time next year I’ll be honeymooning with a Hemsworth at the Lohan Beach Club. Dream it into reality, people!
The amygdala is both the greatest drag queen name of all time and the part of the brain that processes fear. Some scientists theorise that when we’re in a situation similar to something from our past, the amygdala causes a ‘glitch’ in our brains that sends a quick moment of confusion & panic. We register that as as déjà vu and wonder ‘wtf just happened?!’
This sensation happens when something feels strangely familiar, but you can’t quite place why. Since the memory isn’t strong enough to actually recall it, it creates a sense of disorientation. Don’t confuse this with your weekly Friday night blackouts though; that was just you having too much of a good time, girlfriend. :)