I don't know what's causing them but for the last two or three nights in a row I've been having these weird dreams. Last night was the worst one yet. I was inside this huge house one evening. There was a knock at the door and three men, dressed as police or other officials, were standing outside. I opened the door and instead of talking to me they nonchalantly walked in without saying a word. I asked the last one, "Hey, what's going on?"
He raised a gun, pointed it at my face and BANG!
I didn't even see the muzzle flash. All I did was hear the gun discharging and felt a very brief excruciating pain. Then everything was black. I could no longer see, hear, feel, or smell anything. I knew I was dead. Wait a second, if I am dead, how can I think or know anything? I then figured this was either the afterlife or I was dreaming. A few seconds later, I woke up in a cold sweat.
This isn't the first time I've dreamed about dying. But most of the times it happened in the past, I woke up right away. One sobering thought is that many people get shot to death for real every day. I also told my roommate about this. She said that she never died in a dream and she was told that if you die in a dream you die in real life.
I've had a few things weighing on my mind lately and I wonder if this dream is somehow related.