I am searching for a word to describe a past experience that is in itself unexplainable, but perceptually vivid in nature and true to the eyes of the beholder. In the first person tense and at first, I reached for 'dystopia', but;
noun dismal imaginary place
Doesn't work, because the reality is not being described as negative, nor positive such as its antonym, 'utopia';
noun ideal place and life
The experience was a true _ _ _ , far from reality.
You will have to forgive me, I can see how this question could come across as nonsense. I am open to constructive criticism.