The dreaming brain can come up with really weird scenarios and stories -- far better than when one is awake, according to scientists.
Our bizarre dreams are the Wild West found deep in our minds, a place where normal rules and order simply just don’t exist. We all have these dreams -- including Olympic athletes.
Check out some of the wacky dreams they shared!
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NOAH LYLES -- TRACK AND FIELD
Aliens, lasers and elements from “The Matrix.”
Track and Field standout Noah Lyles shared a bizarre dream in which he was a cop after a wanted alien. Lyles described his dream as a "rogue sci-fi movie," so we animated it -- obviously!
LILLY KING -- SWIMMING
All interesting dreams start with: "so I was walking my pet alligator at Target," right?
Just when you think it can't get any better than a talking alligator, a minotaur makes a grand entrance!
Lilly King can swim fast enough to get away from anyone. But why did she struggle to avoid a cat and a minotaur in a bizarre dream she had? We aren’t sure either, but we animated her story as well.
YUL MOLDAUER -- GYMNASTICS
Surviving a zombie apocalypse with airsoft guns?
Team USA gymnast Yul Moldauer shares a vivid bizarre dream about trying to fight zombies at the University of Oklahoma to protect his girlfriend’s sorority.
You guessed it -- we also animated Moldauer's action-packed dream!