This is a true story in Burma
Have you ever encountered that you dreamt of your close friend and they felt the same as if they were real? It happened to a man named U Tun Aung, which led him to the unexpected mystery which he started to see his rival in his dreams.
Being a law graduate and a famous politician, U Tun Aung, in his 40s, became a member of parliament. He was rich and smart in his times, proud of himself and tend to mentioned it quite frequent in a weird way. One day, he went to see a doctor who was also a psychologist secretly to consult about his strange dreams.
In his dream, he was at a Prime Minister’s dinner party where only important politicians are invited. There, he met another infamous parliamentary member called U Kyi. U Kyi was smirking at him that he neglect U Kyi and go into the dining room. Once he was in, everybody in the room were laughing and mocking at him. Then he noticed that he has got no trousers on. He run off from the dinner, then he woke up.
When he met U Kyi the next morning, U Kyi looks at his bottom parts with the same smirk from his dream. Though he was sure that U Kyi would not know of his dream, he felt ashamed.
The second night follows the next dream where he was addressing an important issue at the parliament. The whole parliament was full of people as it was a very interesting issue. Then when he looked at U Kyi, U Kyi stuck out his tongue to mock him. Then he started to sing a song to make U Kyi feels ashamed. Instead, the whole parliamentary audience were laughing at him that he realized that he has been fooled. He was even scared that he will lose his job.
When U Tun Aung attended the parliament the next day, U Kyi started to address the parliament and used the lyrics of the song that U Tun Aung sang in his dream as an example in the speech. U Tun Aung started to doubt that if U Kyi was having the same dreams as his.
In another dream, U Tun Aung was at a party on a ship dancing with a girl. While they were having fun, U Kyi came into their sight suddenly and warned the girl to beware of U Tun Aung. U Tun Aung got angry that he hit U Kyi with a beer bottle on the head.
When he met U Kyi in the library the next day, U Kyi said he has terrible headache as if somebody hit him on his head. Then U Tun Aung got shocked and wondered that these incidents are not normal anymore.
He kept dreaming of those dreams for about 3 weeks. The psychologist asked him if he knew any reasons why U Kyi was in his dreams every time. Then U Tun Aung lied that he did not know. The doctor asked him again if he did something bad to make U Kyi felt bad or ashamed. U Tun Aung finally admitted that he used to win a debate with U Kyi which makes U Kyi not to win the next election again. After careful analysis, the doctor asked U Tun Aung to apologize U Kyi finally which the doctor thinks the only way to cure the disease. U Tun Aung refused to do so.
U Tun Aung did not show up for the next appointment to meet with the doctor. A few days later, the death of U Tun Aung was on the news. He was on his way sending his friend at the train station and got hit by the train. His neck and legs were cut off. Once again in the same newspaper, it mentioned that U Kyi was dead of heart attack at the hospital. They both died on the same afternoon. The doctor wondered if U Tun Aung killed U Kyi in his dreams.
Psychological trauma, damages to the mind can be as mild as childhood abuse or traumatic events happens to people once in their life time. Yet the Story of U Tun Aung was left unexplained.