Early reports of a dream a man had last night could mark the beginning of a new stage in human evolution, say scientists. Until now, the ‘I had the weirdest dream last night’ introduction to a tale of flying on a bicycle over a city of talking goats to deliver dead roses to a pope was the norm, but Martin Watterson broke the mould when he woke this morning. ‘I just had a perfectly normal dream,’ he said.
In the dream, Mr Watterson, 69, had engaged in normal, everyday activities like gardening and reading the paper, and his wife had put in an appearance, looking like she usually does. ‘I remember glancing at the clock in the hall and it said 2.15pm, which was roughly what I would have expected at that time of day.’
Watterson neither woke with a start, nor in a cold sweat. He had not experienced any sense of impending doom, fallen down a long dark shaft or met a green midget wearing a yellow denim suit. Scientists examined his brain during the immediate post-dream period. ‘What they said was largely unintelligible to me,’ Watterson admitted, ‘but that didn’t surprise me either, bearing in mind they were from the planet Zarg.’