Erin Gravley was inspired to start the site 10 days after the Bay Area began sheltering in place, and she had a dream about social distancing.
"These are highly unusual times," Gravley, a Marin County, Calif., resident, writes on her blog. "I was curious to know how the anxieties of the moment would translate to our dreams."
So far, Gravley has collected about 50 dreams, and anyone can contribute their own through this online form. Many of the ones submitted have been about insects and people becoming sick, and insects in the context of rotting flesh, she says.
She's not the only one intrigued by the nightmares of those on lockdown. Harvard Medical School assistant professor of psychology Deirdre Barrett has also begun collecting coronavirus-related dreams to analyze and compare.
"I like to say that dreams are just thinking in a different biochemical state, and I think we're still grappling with all the same issues that concern us when we're awake," she tells Vice.