Dreaming of Ghosts and Monsters

Dreaming of Ghosts and Monsters

Everybody dreams and, sometimes, we see scary stuff in them. I don’t personally dream of ghosts, even though I spend a lot of time with them. So, what does it mean when we dream of ghosts and other monsters?

Ghosts + Monsters = Nightmares

Child sleeping and having a nightmare
Childhood fears lead to adult nightmares

Most people think ghosts and monsters in dreams are nightmares. Unless you become frightened, it’s not really a nightmare. You have to have some physical symptoms like sweating, talking in your sleep and some movements, like reaching out or kicking, to qualify as a nightmare. If you wake up–gasping for breath–with a pounding heart, then it’s a nightmare (actually a night terror). If you wake up and think, “Wicked dream!,” it’s not a nightmare. I’ve added in a few supernatural and ghost-inspired dream items, too. In most cases, there’s nothing to fear about a scary dream. I did mark the truly paranormal dream elements in red.

Ghost and Monster Meanings

Your subconscious owns your dreams. It’s the same place your intuition comes from. When you sleep, it goes to work to help you figure out a problem or make a decision. Many people say ‘let me sleep on it’ before they make a decision. That’s a good thing, and it’s usually the right thing to do.

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Alleys

Don’t worry – it’s not paranormal. It means you have a confrontation to make with someone in your personal or business life.

Ants (and other crawling insects)

In general, it means you have a lot of little problems that you need to resolve.

Attics

Okay, it’s not a ghost, but a ghostly setting. If you find yourself in an attic in your dreams, it means you have a ‘ghost’ from your past to figure out and release.

Axe

An axe means you have to separate from someone or something in your life. If it’s bloody, then the separation will be abrupt and messy.

Basements

Another ghostly setting. Basements mean you have a deep secret or you feel guilty about a past action. The basement represents suppressing the guilt.

Bats

It’s a bad omen, but it’s not paranormal. This animal means you will have–or have had–a death in your family or a romantic breakup.

Bears

A bear means you need to change course in your personal life or business life. Otherwise, you could get ambushed by a personal or work problem.

Bees

It’s just pure-and-simple anxiety.

Birds

A high-flying bird is a good omen. An attacking bird means you fear judgment. An attacking flock of birds means someone wants to get revenge on you.

Bones (also Skull)

It doesn’t mean death. This means you feel vulnerable.

Blood

We usually don’t like to think about blood: We need it but it’s also kinda gross. Blood has a few different meanings, all about your emotional state:

  • If it’s your own, you have an unbalanced emotional attachment. It’s not healthy and it seems like it’s draining you. This could mean an entity has attached to you. You may want to look into some protection techniques, or you may want to sever a bad relationship with another person.
  • If you see the blood of a living family member, it indicates an emotional problem with that person. It’s not paranormal.
  • If you see a dead family member bleeding, they may have a message for you and it’s likely one you don’t want to hear. I’d say ask for a sign from them so you can solve the problem.
  • If you drink blood, it’s a sign you need to replenish your energy.
  • General gore and bloodied bodies may show trauma from a past life. You may have some karmic issues to work on.
  • If you have blood-centered dreams often, it may indicate depression. Seek counseling for it immediately.

Boogeyman

The boogeyman could be an actual supernatural entity that wants to enter your home. It’s a shapeshifter, so it can take any form it wants in your dreams. If you dream about anything that desperately wants to enter your home, make sure you keep your dream house doors and windows shut. If you let it in, it will inhabit your house in life. Look into some protection methods to contain it and clear it.

Bridge

A bridge has a few different meanings. In general, bridges represent new opportunities. If you see a burning bridge behind you, it means you run from the past. If it’s in front of you, it means you don’t want to face consequences for a past action.

Burial

A burial means you need to escape from a current situation that’s burying you alive.

Cannibalism

This one can have a paranormal aspect, psychic vampires.  If you dream someone’s eating your flesh, it could be a psychic vampire draining your essence for food. Try some protective techniques.

Car Accident

It means you’ve lost control of your life. Your emotions or mental health have become damaged.

Cats

Someone is trying to get their ‘claws’ into you. It’s not paranormal.

Caves

In general, it means you have repressed sexual urges. Some of them may be unsavory, and you need to work them out. Play safe!

Cemeteries

Another common ghost setting. Cemeteries symbolize great sadness and death. Usually, it means you have a deep buried secret that’s going to impact your life in some form. This means you need to come to terms with your secret, no matter how much it hurts. This is worse than having a basement in your dream.

Chains

You have a larger problem, but you only focus on one part of it. Try to see how all your problems (each link) relates to the larger problem (the full chain).

Chainsaw

You have a problem with repressed anger and it’s about to become public. Watch yourself!

Chase Dreams

I always thought chase dreams meant I had a paranormal entity coming to get me, but, the truth is much simpler: You’re stressed. This means book a trip to a spa or a vacation. It’s not a ghost.

Closet Monsters

It means a general anxiety or fear about the unknown. It’s not paranormal.

Clowns

It’s not paranormal, so don’t worry about it. Apparently, it means you have a fear of something most people don’t even notice. If clowns frighten you, you may see the world differently than most other folks. It’s not a good or bad thing. You should find the thing that causes the fear and try to overcome it. This is such a general fear that I’m afraid I can’t be much help. You just have to poke around in your head and experience until you find what it is.

Cockroaches

You need to clean up your act. It could be a physical place, like your kitchen, or with your health.

Coffin

This means you either have a fascination with death, or you’re in a dead-end situation.

Contamination

You may dream of a virus or poisoned food. If this happens, it means you feel guilty about something.

Corpse

It means something is draining the life out of you. In most cases, it’s your job. It could also be a paranormal entity or psychic vampire. Look into some protection techniques to stop it.

Danger

If you experience a sense of danger in your dream, then you need to be cautious in your waking life. You may have taken too many risks in your daily life and you could have an accident.

Darkness

Darkness represents a need to get some help. At work, you may have taken on more than you can manage. In your personal life, it may mean you have an unresolved problem with someone close to you.

Death

There are many meanings to death. A fresh start is the most common meaning. In other cases, it’s anxiety or guilt about a relationship.

Decapitation

If you lose your head, it means a disconnect with your mental talents; or, you regret not fulfilling your educational goals.

Demons

Usually, demons represent your desires and impulses, not a literal demon. It could mean aggression or your libido. Check to see if you’ve given into these impulses: It could be your brain telling you to get control of yourself.

Dismemberment

This represents strong fear and/or anxiety in your personal life. Dismemberment dreams have been linked to divorce or separation. If you see someone else dismembered, it means you have a lot of rage associated with the person.

Dog Attack

If you dream of a pack of dogs attacking you, there’s a bully in your life you wants to get you. You can try to appease this person to stop an attack. If it’s a single dog, then you feel like you’ve lost control of a part of your life. It would be something you are normally very good at controlling.

Doors

Simply put, it’s moving into uncharted territory in a relationship or business venture.

Dragons

Dragons represent anxiety. You don’t feel in control and something big is going to gobble you up.

Drowning

Drowning means emotional upheaval. These dreams will stop once you’ve faced a very emotional period in your life.

Dynamite (and Explosives)

You have a lot of anger and it’s about to manifest. This could be a very ugly situation, so find someone you can talk to before you blow up in a rage. It’s not going to end well.

Elevator

If you dream of a falling elevator, it means your life spins out of control. If you have claustrophobia, it means you feel confined in a relationship or at work.

Emptiness

Emptiness has multiple meanings. If you find yourself in an open field, then it means freedom, unless you live in a big city. Then, it means isolation. If you find yourself in an empty house with a feeling of dread, it means abandonment. If you don’t have abandonment issues, then it means you haven’t found your place in life or career path.

Escape

Escape dreams usually mean you run from an unknown threat. It’s simply anxiety, or you’ve put yourself in a dangerous situation.

Evil

Simply put, you feel guilty about something you did or you think about. In most cases, it’s brought on by sexual repression.

Excrement (Feces, Dookie, Caca, etc.)

You’ve got some baggage or personal issues you can get rid of. Once you see shit in your dreams, you’re over it. Move on with your life.

Explosion (also Anger, Rage, Aggression, Nuclear Bombs, Violence)

You have repressed rage that about to manifest. Talk to someone or get some help. This isn’t going to be pretty when it gets out.

Eyes (the feeling of being watched)

They’re a reflection of your psyche. If they seem angry, then you are angry. If they’re scared, you are scared or have anxiety issues. If they judge you, you are shy or socially awkward.

Falling

Falling has many meanings. First, examine your emotion state before you try to decipher its meaning. In most cases, falling means anxiety. In other cases, it’s literal: You dream of falling off a ladder because it really is old and rickety. The jolt you feel when you hit the ground has sometimes been associated with astral projection.

Fear

The feeling of fear in dreams is common. So common that it’s difficult to find the meaning. In general, it means anxiety, but it’s also directly linked to the subject of your dream.

Fighting

Outer conflicts, which will look like real life, mean you have a problem in your daily or work life, it’s not a psychological issue. Internal fights, which will appear very much like a crazy dream state, have a psychological root. Usually, it’s stress or anxiety.

Fire

Oddly enough, fire has nothing to do with anger. Fire means you should proceed with a personal or business problem with caution. It’s a warning you could get into trouble if you don’t watch out for yourself.

Floods

Flooding dreams have very simple meanings: You are sloppy with your finances; You’re overwhelmed by emotions; or, You have some sexual urges to work out.

Flying

Flying represents your hopes and fears. When you fly, you break free into a new place in your life, but it comes with fear. Since you enter such a new place, you may not know how to proceed. That causes anxiety.

Fog

Fog represents the unknown. However, fog is just a thin blanket and you already know what lies ahead. Don’t fear it.

Forest

If you dream you get lost in a forest, then you feel overwhelmed by work.

Funerals

If you dream that you’re at a funeral, then you have issues with death and dying.  It also means you’ve reached the end of a relationship or job.

Garbage

If you dream of rotting trash, then you feel rejected by your friends and family.

Ghosts

A ghost found in your dreams isn’t a real ghost. It’s part of your subconscious. It means you  have a longstanding issue you must deal with. If the ghost is a dead relative, it represents a problem you had with person while they were alive. Usually, a ghost is your dark side. Your subconscious overrides your active brain and presents the ghost as a way to work through your problems. So, a ghost is not a ghost haunting your dreams. It’s a problem-solving tool made by your brain.

Gloves

If you dream of white gloves, then you have a sensitive personal problem and need to use diplomacy to solve it. If it’s boxing gloves, you’ll need to be aggressive to solve it.

Graves

If you see your name on a grave, it means you don’t have the resources for a current life event. If you see another person’s name on it, your relationship with that person will end. It doesn’t mean anyone dies.

Grim Reaper

The Grim Reaper means a big change is coming. It’s usually the loss of your job, or the loss of a relationship with someone close to you. It doesn’t represent death.

Guilt

Guilt creates two kinds of recurring dreams. The first type, survivor guilt, happens when there is a sole survivor from a violent event like combat. The second type, sexual guilt,  comes from a toxic, intimate relationship like incest. In both cases, the nightmares are vivid and seem to happen in real life. If you have them, you should seek counseling.

There is a third type of guilt-based dream. In them, you meet your shadow self. The shadow self is your dark side. It will stalk you in your dreams until you acknowledge it and incorporate it. If you don’t, then your nightmares will become worse. In rare instances, it creates an alternate personality.

Guns (and Weapons in general)

This one is simple: You either need to get laid (guns), or you feel vulnerable and need protection (weapons in general).

Hair

Long hair means wisdom. Unkept hair means confusion. Thinning hair means you fear growing old. Buzz cuts mean discipline and restraint.

Hammer

If you see a hammer pounding something, it means things are getting into order in your life. If you are getting hit by a hammer, it means you feel stressed by what’s beating you.

Hands

They can mean kindness or cruelty. If you are choked, gasping or touching you in intimate places, then you have issues from possible sexual abuse. They can also represent your shadow self.

Hanging

In general, it means you have guilty feelings in part of your personal life and the guilt is smothering you.

Haunted House

If you have a dream with a haunted house, it represents a violation. Your home is supposed to be safe and, it’s haunted, you have an intruder. Your safe places are no longer safe. This can apply broadly to your personal life, like a cheating spouse; or losing your job. It doesn’t mean a ghost tries to communicate with you.

Head

If you see a (decapitated) head, then you don’t think you have the intellectual abilities to deal with a task.

Heights

If you’re afraid, you have a fear of success. Get over it.

Hell

Hell symbolizes your own limitations and you feel guilty about it. It’s not paranormal.

Horse

If you’re on a runaway horse, then you feel like you lost control of your life. If you have full control, then everything is going well in your life.

Hospital

Nightmares in a hospital represent poor health. So, you need to acknowledge you have them and go get yourself healthy.

Hunted

If you are hunting, then you feel like you are in competition with co-workers or suitors for a possible romantic partner. If you are being hunted, it means you have anxiety in your personal life.

Ice

If you dream your on an icy plain, then you feel isolated. If you see icebergs, then you have to work on an emotional issue with someone close to you. If the ice melts, then you opened a communication block.

Ice Pick

You have some sexual urges to work out.

Immobility (also Paralysis)

It could be paranormal. If you dream you can’t move or run away from harm, then it could be an attack by an Old Hag. Take precautions. Now, if you can still run but you stand still (like a hamster running in its wheel), then it’s not considered immobility. For it to count, you can’t move any part of your body.

Infidelity

If you dream of a lover cheating on you, then you feel vulnerable in the relationship.

Job (also Career)

If you have a nightmare set at work, you have performance anxiety, or just really, really hate your job.

Judge (Also Judgment, Juries, Trials)

You worry about your relationship with an authority figure. It also means you are very sensitive to others’ opinions. In certain cases, this is a sign of a social disorder like shyness.

Jungle

In general, it means you need to get laid, but it can also mean you’re about to give in to fear.

Kidnapping

If you’re kidnapped, then it means you’ve your sense of safety and security.

Killing

A dream about killing something, or being killed, isn’t always bad. If you do the killing, it means you have an anger issue with the person or thing you kill. There’s a lot of meaning in the weapon used and who or what you killed. The place is also important. If you remember the dream well enough, write down all the things you saw. It will help find the real cause. Killing dreams are not paranormal.

Knife

In general, knives are associated with gossip or betrayal. If you see someone with a knife, who’s chasing you, then that person is stabbing you in the back in real life.

Knots

Knots represent the little bumps in the road we all experience in life. They also mean you don’t see the big picture in your life. Petty annoyances distract you from what’s important. Knots also represent nervousness around a new venture. If you see a noose, then it means your punishing yourself for no good reason.

Lawyers

It just means you have anxiety with authority figures. If you’re a lawyer dreaming of lawyers, then you’re not as prepared for a case as you think. You’re about to get schooled by another attorney.

Leak

You need to fix the little things that prevent you from finishing bigger projects.

Light

If light gets swallowed by darkness, then you reached the end of a job or relationship. In general, light vanishing to darkness needs more information to figure out. Make notes of who’s with you, the environment and other things you see in the dream.

Lightning

Lightning is usually a background element in a dream and has no special meaning. However, if you generate the lightning, or a bolt hits you, it signifies your creative power needs a release.

Lilith

She’s a demon and mother of succubae, sex-crazed female demons that drink your life force. This means you have someone close to you, who may take too much from you. It’s not a demon.

Lion

If a lion stalks you, you’re too submissive in a personal or work relationship.

Locked Out

You feel disconnected from your friends, family or co-workers.

Lost

If you become lost in a dream, then it means you’re off your life’s calling or purpose. It could mean a bad career decision or poor selections for romantic partners.

Magic

If you dream of black magic, then you have a lot of superstitions and fear the supernatural. In other cases, it means you think someone plays tricks with you in your daily life. Magic can also mean you have a creative resurgence. It’s definitely not paranormal.

Mask

If a mask frightens you, then you fear what the mask represents. If you wear the mask, it means you’re hiding from the person you intend to see while wearing it. The mask also represents your shadow self, if the mask is actually your face.

Masochism

First, you have some sexual issues to work out. Next, if you are the submissive one, then you think you deserve punishment or being treated like shit. If you are dominant, you have power issues. You’re too controlling of others, but fear they’ll turn on you and take your power.

Maze (also Labyrinth)

Maze dreams are good things. Walking through a maze shows you try to integrate the different parts of your personality, even your shadow self.

Mirror

Mirrors reflect the emotions of the dreamer. If the mirror’s reflection is clear, then you’ve integrated the different parts of your psyche. If you see a distorted picture, you have some inner work to do.

Monsters

In general, the monsters you create in a dream are scarier than anything on TV or in movies. These monsters are based on your personal fears. They represent unreleased emotions and fears. It’s the ugly part of your personality. There’s nothing paranormal about them.

Mouth

Either it represents gossip and lies or it means you have a big change coming.

Murder

Murder represents suppressed anger towards yourself or other people. If you are murdered, then it means you feel victimized. It can also mean you killed part of your old self so you can grow as a person. If you kill someone, you have problems with that person that you hide in life.

Nail

Specifically hammering a nail—it means you need to fix something in your routine life—OR—it means you did something well and will get a reward.

Nakedness

Most often, you feel insecure and people will find your faults. It also means you have low self-esteem.

Natural Disasters

In general, they can be a form of precognition, the ability to see the future. Unfortunately, we judge how accurate they are after the disaster. That means no one will believe you because society will think you made it up.

Needles

If you sew, then you need to close some unfinished business. If you get jabbed by a needle, a personal relationship annoys you.

Night

If you see an inky blackness, it means you’re confused about a relationship or career move. It also means repressed thoughts or memories. It could also be a big signal from your shadow self to integrate your personality.

Night Terrors

Night terrors are an enhanced kind of nightmare. They involve a lot of physical movement while sleeping and physical symptoms like sweating, a racing heartbeat and, sometimes, you may feel like you went into shock. Unlike nightmares, the person doesn’t remember what happened in the night terror. With nightmares, you remember what happened when you wake up.

Numbness

In general, you’ve just entered into REM, the deepest part of the sleep cycle. During REM, you lose some mobility (but not like the immobility entry) and get a pins-and-needles feeling and limbs get cold. It’s common for you to lose some circulation to your limbs.

However, if your breathing becomes affected, then an old hag may be attacking you.

Obesity

You’ve overindulged and you feed ashamed of your actions.

Ocean (also Water)

Water represents your emotional state. If you float alone in an ocean, lake or river, then you feel isolated and lost. If the water is rough, then you suffer from anxiety.

Operation

If you are the surgeon, then some old problems are about to surface and you need to take care of them. If you’re the patient, then you need to seek counseling to get over a traumatic event.

Orgy

Without arousal, it means you feel the need to be yourself. With arousal, then you need work out some sexual urges.

Orphan

You feel abandoned more in your personal life than your work life.

Ouija Boards

Take the message the planchette at face value. It’s your subconscious speaking to you. It’s not paranormal.

Overeating

You need to nourish your body or spirit. If you feel angry about the food you eat, then you may have an eating disorder.

Paper

If you dream of falling sheets of paper, then you feel overwhelmed by work.

Pathways (also Roads, Trails)

If you dream of walking down a dirt path and it’s clear, then you’ve made right decisions about your career, personal life or spiritual trek. If it winds, or it’s filled with obstructions, then you need to clear the clutter in your work and romantic life.

Pit

Pits symbolize hopelessness. It could also mean your shadow self is about to catch you off guard.

Plants

If the plants grow at a fast rate, then it means your life is about to spin out of control. If the plants attack you, then you have too many demands from your family or friends.

Poison

You need to get rid of something in your life. It usually means one of your close friends or a lover.

Police

You’ve been reckless lately and you need to get your act together.

Possession

If you dream of being possessed, or fighting off something trying to get into your body, you could be under attack from the etheric plane, astral plan, or interdimensional plane. You need to protect yourself.

Prison

This is your brain telling you to stop the wild, destructive behavior you’ve done lately.

Public Humiliation (also Public Speaking)

This is simply anxiety and fears of failure.

Punishment

You feel ashamed of something you did. If you see somebody else punished, then they represent a part of your psyche. The punished person is the link to your shame.

Quicksand

You feel insecure in a relationship or at work and it’s taking over your life.

Rabies

If rabid animals stalk you, then you fear something out of your control. Generally speaking, you may have an addiction you need to cure.

Rape

You feel disempowered in a relationship, at home or at work. Oddly enough, this is your brain getting ready to make you more assertive in your daily life.

Rat

If you dream of rats, you spend too much time at work, and it’s starting to effect your home life.

Raven

You’re thinking about ending a relationship in your personal life.

Recurring Nightmares

Recurring nightmares indicate the inability to move on with an issue. For a nightmare to classify as recurring, you must have it a few times a month. Generally, recurring nightmares are caused by a traumatic event in life, like a car accident. The setting may change, but the physical feeling should be consistent. If you fell off a building and broke your leg, your recurring nightmare will have the falling feeling, but you could fall from a bridge or cliff in the dream. If you have recurring nightmares, seek therapy.

Robbery

Robbery dreams usually mean you resent someone in your life trying to make decisions for you. It also symbolizes losing something very dear to you.

Roller Coaster

It’s not necessarily the roller coaster that’s symbolizes your psyche, but the ride itself. All the ups-and-downs mean you have a lot of fear present, or you feel helpless in a life changing event, like a divorce or a big move.

Rope

If you bound, then you need to express some negative emotions. If it’s a hangman’s noose, then you’re going to end a relationship soon.

Running Away (in fear)

You need to get out of a very negative situation very soon, or it will cause a lot of emotional pain.

Sacrifice

If you dream of sacrificing yourself for another person, then you are too dependent on a more dominant person. It could mean you have self-esteem issues.

Satan

The Devil represents your dark side. You have problems to sort through like any other demon we mentioned earlier. Anyway, the Devil doesn’t bother with humans. His minions might, but not the Devil himself.

Saw

You have a new competitor, who will get physical to get what they want.

Scratching

You simply have a problem with anxiety.

Sewer

You need to dump someone and get back into the dating scene. Something good will make himself/herself known to you soon.

Same-Sex Intercourse Dreams

If you are female and have sex with a female, then you need some nurturing in your life. If you’re male and have sex with a male, then you need to be more independent and assertive in your personal life.

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)

Usually, a STD dream means you think your lover is cheating on you. If single, you may feel guilty about a sexual encounter or a partner.

Shark

In generally, you fear some part of your own psyche. You need to work on integrating your personality.

Sinking Ship

Oddly enough, if you dream of being on a sinking ship, then your unconscious is trying to explore some parts of your less savory psyche. It’s letting you know it’s going to fix your personality.

Smoke

You need clarity in your life. You feel confused in your current situation.

Snake

The snake represents your dark side. If it bites you, then you feel threatened by it. But, you need to make peace with it, or you will feel threatened when you don’t need to be.

Sores (also Wounds)

You’re sensitive about your failures. This is a case where you need to accept you failed and move on. Otherwise, it will always hold you back on future endeavors.

Spear (also Sword)

If you’re a woman, then the guy holding the spear wants to do you. If you’re a man holding a spear, you want some action. Pretty straightforward dream meaning, eh?

Spider

It’s not really the spider that’s the problem; it’s the webbing. Web represent the lies you’ve told or other deceptive trappings. You’re about to get caught and there’s no saving you.

Strangling

Something’s holding you back in your life. This one is vague, so you need to look at other parts of your dream to find the who’s strangling you or what’s strangling you.

Suffocation (also Trapped, Claustrophobia)

This one is easy enough: You feel smothered in a relationship. You need to take a break and find yourself again.

Suicide

Suicide dreams are one of the few dreams that have a literal meaning. If you dream of your own suicide, then seek help for your mental condition. If you dream of someone else committing suicide, see if you can talk to them about getting help.

Sunrise

You’ve come to clarity in your home or work situation, and you’re ready to take action.

Sunset

Just the opposite of sunrise above. Things are getting dark and you’re losing clarity.

Swamp

You’re entering into a dangerous situation in your personal life. You should take a step back and think about what’s best for you.

Tears

You recently cleaned up a negative part of your life. Tears represent that cleaning.

Teeth

Any dream with teeth in it has sexual meaning. If a single tooth is pulled, it means you have some sort of need to masturbate. If you have all your teeth pulled, then you’ve lost your sexual urges.

Telephone

If you dream you answer the phone, but no one is on the line, then you feel disconnected from your family and friends. If you hear the phone ring and can’t find it, then that disconnection is more extreme.

Terrorism

If you dream you were in a terrorist attack, then you feel very vulnerable in your daily life. It could mean something happened in your personal or work life that you can’t control.

Throat

If you can’t talk in your dream, then you feel someone is suffocated in a relationship, or you’re too submissive.

Transformation

In this case, you want to look into what the object changed into. If you have a puppy that becomes a wolf, look up what the wolf represents.

Trees

Trees represent you in your dream. You need to pay attention to what happens to the tree because it will tell you about yourself and your relationships.

Underground

If you dream you go underground, to find something unpleasant, then you are working on integrating your shadow self. This is a good thing.

Urine (also Pee, Piss)

If you pee on someone, then you want to control them. If you see someone get pissed on, then you really don’t like them. If you get pissed on, then you need to release some negative emotions.

Vampires

If you dream of vampires, you need to look at your relationship with the other person in the dream. It means you have a bad relationship with them. However, there can be a paranormal source for the dream, psychic vampires.

They live by draining normal folks of their energy. In most cases, a psychic vampire doesn’t know he’s a vampire. You may want to read our post on protecting yourself from psychic vampires. Don’t hurt them! They’re still normal people.

Victim

In general, being a victim in a dream means you have some stress or anxiety in your life. However, if you were the victim of a traumatic event, then your mind is still working on how to solve your emotions about it.

Vomit

Vomit has a few literal meaning. Either you realize you have an eating disorder and you mind wants you get help. Or, you are about to become physically sick.

Vultures

Vultures represent someone taking credit for your work. Take a look at your work place and try to determine who would do that.

War (also Battles, Battlefields)

You have a serious internal conflict, or you are about to have it out with someone at work.

Werewolf

A werewolf represents your inner monster. It’s a part of your dark side and it has a problem with power in a sexual relationship. It means you may have an unbalanced dominant side to sex.

Whip

A whip means punishment, but the punishment is so severe, it causes guilty feelings. If you whipped someone, you realize you were too extreme. If you receive a whipping, you think you received unjust punishment.

Whirlpool

This one is pretty serious. If you dream of getting sucked into a whirlpool, you have an emotional conflict with someone close to you. But, your emotions are so strong and negative, someone could get hurt. Seek some advice from someone you trust about whatever conflict you have.

Wind (also Tornado, Tsunami, Tidal Wave)

In general, you feel helpless about your current situation. You will get tossed around, battered and bruised. You see no way out. Since wind is clear, you really don’t know what could be harming you. It could be an addiction or mental health problem.

Witch

If you dream of a witch, it generally means you have issues with a female relationship. It could be your mother, aunt, a co-worker or sibling, but it’s someone you often see. It means they have some sort of mystical power of you. You want to take back control of the relationship, but you don’t know how to do it.

Zombie

In general, a zombie represents a drain on your enjoyment of life. You may have health problems or you have a job you don’t like. It could also mean you need a more creative way to express yourself. There’s nothing paranormal about a zombie dream.

Image sources: deviantart.com, designyoutrust.com, samingersoll.com

Research sources:

“The Nightmare Encyclopedia” by Jeff Belanger, New Page Books, 2006.

More internet sites about dreams and nightmares than you can shake a stick at.

Selection Criteria

In order to make our list, at least 4 sources had to agree on the meaning. In most cases, we used Freud’s and Jung’s conclusions about dream meanings, if we found no paranormal elements from other sources. If we found paranormal elements in a dream interpretation, at least 4 sources had to agree on the supernatural source.

70 thoughts on “Dreaming of Ghosts and Monsters

  1. In a dream i saw a ghost and when i chased then he turned himself in cat After that only his head falling from terrace then i shot him

  2. Hi Abhinav. Thanks for commenting. This dream is about guilt: It’s not paranormal. There’s something troubling you in the present and your mind isn’t sure how to handle it. The ghost represents your subconscious. It’s not a real ghost.

  3. my dreams aren’t exactly nightmares as I’ve been having the same dream for a few years, not much changed except the setting and people. I have only had one other dream and after that I had multiple supernatural encounters. My dream is me and 3 strangers trapped in a house (that i don’t know) surrounded by vampires that can’t get in, I’m searching the house trying to find one of the strangers so we can all stay together, even though the vampires can’t get in they have human servants that can and are trying to drive us outside. Then everything goes black. I have the same dream over and over it rarely changed massively.

  4. I also dabble in witchcraft and read tarots, I’ve seen ghosts and supernatural entities since I was 7. Could this have something to do with it?

  5. Hi Jane. Thanks for replying. To me, this dream could be paranormal. You mentioned vampires, which means energy vampires in most cases. The house represents your physical safety, and the human servants mean you don’t know who the vamps are OR the energy vampires don’t know they are vampires. The strangers are different parts of your psyche. So, in summary, you may be under attack by energy vampires; these people don’t know they’re vampires; and, your defenses are holding, but they could fail.

    You may be open to supernatural attacks because of witchcraft, but I doubt it’s the Tarot cards. Anyone with psychic gifts could be at risk, too. I have a post about psychic vampires and protecting yourself from energy draining. I’ll list them below for you. Also, try to pick up a copy of the Psychic Vampire Codex by Michelle Belanger. It has a lot of tips on dealing with psychic vamps, too.

  6. A friend of mine is having a recurring dream with an entity that looks like a white skin humanoid with black eyes, silky and long black hair. She said she sees it in different dreams, this entity appears, stares at her but does nothing. She doesn’t feel threatened, only when this being crawls the ceiling, which is very unsettling.

    Does it have any meaning? Is it common?

  7. Hi Catalina. Thanks for asking. This dream sounds like it deals with guilt or it could be your friend isn’t being authentic about herself. The entity is part of her subconscious, but not a negative or harmful part of her personality. It may be a situation in the past that she got over, but parts of it still linger in her mind. That’s why I think it deals with guilt. These are fairly common dream entities. That, or she just watched ‘The Grudge’ movie :).

  8. In my dream, my son and I walked into a sort of day care center place, but for everyone, not just children, it was “movie dark”, as in, the lights were off, but you could still see everything. As a couple of the lights switched on, i went to show my son the kids toys, and there was a bike that started to lift off the ground. I said, “pants, it’s a haunted place”. As I said that, I felt an unseen entity try taking my son out my arms. The place was empty when we walked in, but by this time, the rooms were starting to fill up with “guests”….kids and adults that were obviously dead, but had physical bodies…so I took my son to the front door to leave with him, and the front doors shut and locked, and this boiler type thing started making noises. I had no choice but to head back into the building, but as i did, i heard hissing, i turned round and the pipe had gas escaping (could see the air warp where the pipe end was), so i put my son down and told him not to go anywhere (by this point, the front doors were shut and locked and the entrance doors (which had windows in) shut and locked, but also now had all the kids and adults there watching). I put my son next to the front doors, so they couldn’t get him.I went to grab the pipe to put it back in the nozzle socket, and it started spontaneously spouting flames (but sounded like a blowtorch). I had to try and figure something out on the boiler thing to stop it, kinda like syringe type objects that i had to sort out in the correct way for it to stop…which i got right the second time (funny thing, i only got it right the second time the first time i had this dream a few years back too, however, the first dream, I had my nephew with me for some reason)….at this point my son threw something out his room which made a loud bang and woke me up. I’m stuck on how to research the meaning to this.

  9. What happens if you see a white figure in your house and then dream about a black figure attacking you? That happened to me last night.

  10. Hi Riley. Thanks for commenting. I’d like to know more about your experience with the white figure, like the time of day, where it formed, if things moved, how you felt, etc. As for the dark figure in your dreams, it doesn’t mean it’s a ghost. Dark figures in dreams represent a part of yourself.

  11. I keep having dreams about ghosts in my apartment. The last one I had was that I was dreaming about laying there sleeping and something woke me up out of a dead sleep. I got out of bed and when I turned around my bed was floating in the air. I closed my eyes and when I opened them my bed was in pieces and floating and rotating in the air and then they all came flying at me like shrapnel. I woke up and had such a sense of dread and fear. Then I had a feeling of something that was right on top of me. I could move, but still frightened. I felt a lot of heat near my head. I did get up and try and shake off the feeling. I eventually did. But I keep having dreams of paranormal activity in my home. I just find it strange… please, any advice would be helpful. Thank you.

  12. Hi Angela. You don’t have anything to worry about. This isn’t a paranormal dream. Anxiety is causing it. Your dream has some key symbols to note. Ghosts in dreams are a part of your mind, not real ghosts. Ghosts usually represent anxiety, stress, guilt or grief. Your bed represents a safe place. Since it breaks apart and flies at you like shrapnel, it means that your sense of security or control is lost. Flying would indicated a hope that got dashed. The heat is probably a clue that you’re under stress about a situation, relationship, or it’s just telling you to take caution in your personal life. The smothering feeling is stress, and you don’t think you can do everything you’ve taken on. Since you can still move, it isn’t an old hag. To me, it sounds like you should take it easy, only work on tasks or projects you can manage, maybe fix a relationship (at work or home), and reclaim some of your personal time. I hope this helps!

  13. My friend keeps seeing ghosts in real life and this is the 3rd time I drept about a boy that looked like he was a slave in our garage and everywhere I went, he stalked me. I always looked somewhere and I saw his head looking at me from someone a few yards away from me. Whenever I looked at him, he ran away. My last dream, I took my dad down to the basement and there was the boy hiding behind this table on its side. He said he saw it but he didn’t at the same time. He said he felt it and that made him see it. Then my dream went to his point of view and I saw this static outlining of the same boy that I kept seeing. I felt my dad feeling this energy that was comforting, but nervous and scared, like the ghost boy was a good energy but was very frightened. I always went down to the basement in my dream to see if he was there, and he was, cowering in the corner. It seemed like he was always there when he was not stalking me. I felt safe, but I always got scared when I saw his face looking at me intently but scaredly. I felt like he was messaging me in my dream that he liked me because every when I was changing, he was still looking at me. I don’t know what it means.

    P.S

    The boy looked like my age and he was black with ripped old fashioned clothes. He looked like a slave that excaped

  14. So I had a very scary dream about random people I have never seen before. They were all trapped in a room (I think they were is a masion of some sort) and they were all encountered with very paranormal things. In one part of my dream, a woman was hiding in a closet with a cat and she was petting it to stay calm but she opened the door to look out but the cat ran away and she old it to come back but it shook its head and ran off. After that, she closed the closet again and when she opened again to look out a doll (a ragdoll) was in front of it and she tried to close the doors but the doll kept openeing them and it was saying things to her and its mounth was moving very creepily and it was scary. Later in the dream, there was a girl in the room that looked like a ghost and she had gray skin that was cracked like an old ceramic doll, except she was about the height of an 8 year old. It talked to the woman in the room and then it jumped out the window and disappeared. I didn’t see what the other people in my dream went through, only the same woman. The dream was like they were being chased in some points. But at the end of the dream, the woman broke out through the window and cut her legs and arms up. She wasn’t physically hurt by the ghosts and dolls ad everything, but she was panicking. Everyone else also escaped and 2 of them were throwing up blood and collapsed. One of them had their stomach cut open. They were hurt physically by the ghosts/dolls/demons/whatever haunted their room. The woman was the ONLY survivor. I woke up extremely scared. I felt dizzy (I have a thing called derealization) but it must have scared me bad because i only feel that way when i have an exreme amount of anxiety.

  15. I also had another dream where me and 3 other people (my friend and 2 Youtubers??) anyways, we went into ths haunted house sort of thing and there were tunnels inside we could slide down. I am scared of tight places, and the slides/tunnels were just thick enough for us to fit through. After we went down tunnels, in one of the rooms we got into, there were zombie-like people. They had purge masks on, but they acted a lot like zombies by chasing us and grabbing our legs while we tried to go up a tunnel to escape the room. I ALMOST died. In another part, we had to fit through a tight space. It was like a hole in a wall and we had to crawl through it. I was scared to crawl through it and I had a feeling outside of the nightmare. It is the feeling I feel when I try to cope with my anxiety. What do my two nightmares mean?

  16. I had a dream that I was trapped in a house(unfamiliar one) and at every door, a ghost or demon kept trying to get in. I kept calling the Lord’s name and reciting the Lord’s Prayer too. The scariest part for me was that I knew I was dreaming and everytime I ‘woke’, I didn’t. I even screamed to try and get help.

  17. Hi Amber. Thanks for commenting. This dream means you’re not being honest with yourself about something. It could be to yourself, your friends or your family. Each ghost and demon represents your emotions, mainly guilt. You may not realize it because you couldn’t wake up in your dream. Your prayers mean you’re trying to get help, but you don’t know how to ask for it. That’s why I think you’re not aware of the issue deep down inside your psyche.

  18. Hi Fluffinix. Thanks for commenting. This dream means you’re being forced to confront your fear or your anxiety. That’s because you keep getting put into situations in your dream where you have to deal with it. Since you wrote your friends were involved, they could be helping you deal with it. They and the zombies could also mean your own psyche is forcing you to tackle it.

  19. Hi Fluffinix. This dream is all about you. It seems negative emotions are taking a toll on your mental health. The woman represents you. The cat deals with some paranoia. Since the cat left, it’s something you can handle. The doll represents your family. This makes me think they me be intrusive into your private life and you just need some space. The little girl is your innocence, which may have been challenged since it jumped out of a window. It left, so you may have learned something about your family, friends or yourself, and it caused you to lose trust in them. Since the closet door keeps opening and closing, it means the issues mentioned earlier happen often. The chase part of your dream is general anxiety. Going out a window just means you’re moving on, but the cuts to your limbs mean it’s going to be emotionally challenging. Since everyone escaped, it symbolizes your psyche coming together and the deaths just mean that those parts of your mind are coming together, making you a whole person. The ghosts/demons are just symbols for negative parts of your psyche. If you become more in control of your anxiety triggers, these dreams should fade away.

  20. Hi Claire. This actually sounds like a spirit linked to your house has attached to you. In some cases, the ghost may not understand what’s happening, so it finds someone it could relate to when it was alive. In time, it should figure what’s happened and move on. Try to get your house’s history. You may find out an older house on the property (may be it was torn down) was linked to that period of time. That would explain why the ghost came to you.

  21. Hey. I have been having recurrent dreams of my own death but each time, it’s in a different manner. sometimes I see blood, sometimes I see a car accident and sometimes I see a murderer but there’s no face to that fihure. As a kid too, I used to see figures trying to crawl into my bed or just trying to kill me.
    Think it might mean something else?

  22. Hi Alan. Thanks for commenting. Dreams about your own death can have a couple of meanings, but it generally deals with relationships. The most common means you need a fresh start with a relationship. That could be a family member, friend or job. You mentioned different ways you died, so that adds some details about what kind of relationship. Blood usually means family. Car accidents has an emotional link, so this would bolster a family member. The murderer usually means a part of yourself needs to figuratively die so you can grow. In my opinion, you may have a bad relationship with your father or other male member in your family, because female relationships would have other dream symbols. As for your childhood dream, it’s general anxiety or fear. Neither dream scenarios is paranormal.

  23. The dream started out normal. My sister and I were picking up our little sister from school. The building looked old and it wasn’t my sisters real school, it was some place I’ve never been to in class real life. It was made of bricks. We went into our sister’s classroom. There was a TA and teacher there. The TA was a weird lady but not scary. We never picked up our sister. I didn’t see her but she was in that classroom. My sister and I left. We walked down the long empty hallway. We go down the elevator. Things looked normal. Finally we get to the first floor and it is painted with so many oddities. All kinds of strange people were walking by. It looked like an underground black market. The walls were filthy and the floors as well. We are trying to leave. For some reason we find ourselves on the top floor in a small room with a staircase, an entrance, and an exit. My sister goes through the exit. I’m on the staircase feeling abandoned and hopeless. I see a janitor peek through the entance. He saw me and then locked the door. I’m left alone again. As I begin to make my way upstairs something bites me with small sharp teeth. It is a naked vampire lady who wants to have sex with me. I am not interested.

    Real life: I wake up, not afraid but thinking WTF. I go back to sleep.

    Dream world: I’m back in that damn building!!! I’m locked up again but I’m looking through a door with a window. A vampire lady and a tough vampire man are fighting. He seems nice. She kills him. I have to choose which vampire will be in my room. I say the guy because he’s dead and seemed nicer. He instantly stands beside me. My room is crowded with all of the people he killed. They are ghosts. One of them is an astronaut. The suit looks from the 70’s.

    I go to this place where I see all kinds of people saying how it’s normal that building is bursting with supernatural activity at night. And how they hurry to leave the building before its dark. They even joke about it!!! :/ I remember going back to the first floor when it was night and there was no one and it was pitch black.

  24. Hi Sara. Thanks for your dream scenario. It sounds like you have a psychic vampire nibbling on you. You’re not the only person it’s going after, and it sounds like the psychic vampire knows it has these energy draining abilities. You may know who it is. With a sex connotation, it means you have a relationship (could be an acquaintance) Here’s a link to an article you can use to protect yourself: https://www.ghostlyactivities.com/dealing-psychic-vampires/

  25. I have had the same dream for several months. In the dream I am fighting a demon that is trying to possess me. I am praying to GOD, revoking the evil and demanding it to leave. I always wake up afraid and thankful it was a dream. I also keep waking up EVERY night between 3-445am. This started a short time before the dreams but around the same time. I just had a dream 2 nights ago of a ghost trying to talk to me and there was a “mist” or a fog and In the fog was my mothers name.. Can anyone make any sense out of this?

  26. me dream over and over. im taking a bunch of dolls we have in our storage including a big one the size of a 8 year old. its the same thing over and over some times i have bad dreams and i just remember her in them. nothing else. last night i couldnt sleep thanks to the dream i was talking about, im taking a bunch of dolls into a church and when i get there the priest asks whats in my duffle bags when i show him them and ask him to clean them the big blonde one called susie is picked up first. the priest says something about i see their plan now panicks and sayys they will need help. all of a sudden he drops her as if she was on fire . she stands and reaches out her hand he starts to flot and pull at his neck everyine freaks out and starts praying,, but she kills him anyway next she turns to me and i just say hi i remember talking to her as a kid but dont think that susie is possesed what could be causing the dream? i just want it to stop so i can sleep. i had it three times last night and only had about a moana movie of sleep.

  27. Feeling a bit creeped about my dream… Dreamed I was living with my mom again and started being… bothered I guess, by a spirit. It kept picking things up, then started throwing things and then started trying to pick up my son, Then it got to a point where if I put him down he’d be gone from the area I put him down, sit him next to me, he’d then be up on the bed and I hadn’t even realized he moved. Then we started seeing its shadow walking through the hallway. I screamed for my mom and then a black figure of a person rushed at me. I kept trying to yell in my dream but It was like my vocals were restricted, only got out whispers. I just kept holding my son really tight and trying to not look at it. Then I woke up. …. help!

  28. Hi Misty. Thanks for asking. Don’t worry about your dream: It’s not supernatural. Demon dreams mean you may some issues with anxiety. The fog represents the unknown. It’s another sign of anxiety. Usually, people dream of fog when they approach a big life event or change. Recurring dreams mean your brain hasn’t sorted out what to do, so it replays the dream until it does. And when you get up at the same time, it probably deals with your sleep pattern and how your brain works on the dream. If it’s 4-6 hours after you went to bed, that would be normal.

  29. Hi TVD. Don’t worry. This dream isn’t paranormal. It means you don’t like to feel dependent on your mother or family. Your son actually represents you. The ghost/spirit is part of your psyche. When the ghost throws things, it means you don’t have control over your life.If you can’t yell for help, then your brain is still trying to figure out what to do next.

  30. Hi Kitty Cat. Dolls represent innocence. A church means the need for guidance. A priest, especially one with negative connotations, symbolizes a family member or friend who’s too over-protective. When the doll kills the priest, it means you want to have your freedom. So, this all means you have your life path to pursue, and you’re tired of getting grief for wanting to follow your own desired life. It’s not paranormal.

  31. Hey, do i had a dream last night – i was with 2 other people- male and female (that i couldn’t recognise) and the place was old and antient in a way and the walls were decorated with vines. And then this ghost appears out of no where, sge had long blackish-grey hair, she was wearing a white outfit and had bloodshot red eyes. She looked at me and i felt like i was going through a trans where she showed me fear ( can’t remember the actual imagery). When i was brought back to the moment the guy i was with haf disappeared and the ghost went back to chasing the girl and me. Turns out whrn the girl i was with was trying to kill the ghost with a coat holder tge guy returns and tells us that to kill the ghost a special spell has to be chanted. At this point we rush from the first floor to the ground floor, the ghost is following us but now she is a blue flame and we enter a room that is small but modern and there is a bed. The ghost is sitting at the end and right next to her is the female playing something on the ipad. On the other hand right next to the is the guy and he is looking at the mirror and all of a sudden is shows me the gun and starts shooting the ghost but its of no use. Everthing becomes fast paced and and all of a sudden i have a knife and i stab the ghost and the last words she says are “you forgot to chant the spell,” with a smirk and all of a sudden i wake up.

  32. Hi Sheena. Thanks for commenting. The ghost, chase, gun, bedroom, knife and spell are the core elements of your dream. The ghost is your conscience. The chase is anxiety, worry or fear. The gun means financial dealing. The bedroom means secrets. The spell (which failed) means deception. The knife means freedom. So, this makes me think you feel guilty about something to do with money or a loan. There’s also elements of secrets and deception involved, so maybe you weren’t completely honest on the application or you could just be worried you won’t be able to pay it back. This dream isn’t paranormal and you have complete control over this situation.

  33. In my dream just now, I dreamt of a young girl. Around 7 years old, dressed in a white gown with blonde hair. The setting is in the 1700’s. She asked her father, who is a captain, to take her to sea. It’s a huge ship like you see in pirate movies. The father obliges and takes her out to the ocean. The mists close in and the night turns into a white light. A woman on a single roe boat appears on the horizon. Blonde hair, white gown, older than the little girl. She smiles and then turns into a wraith. Veins over her white skin, white eyes, and a rotted mouth as she screams and glides towards the ship. The father tells the girl to jump ship and swim to the nearby land while he steers the ship to block the ghost from the little girl. The little girl almost makes it but the wraith grabs her bare leg and she pulls herself out of the water. The girl screams, turns pale white and then drops dead. Eyes closed.

    Then I wake up…

  34. Hi George. Thanks for commenting. This dream could have two meanings, health or business. Depending our your current life situation, you or someone in your family may become ill or recently became very sick, but the symptoms were always obvious. Now, it’s becoming a problem and it may be too late for them to fully recover.

    In business, the girl represents a good opportunity, but something has spoiled it, because she didn’t make it to shore and dies. The captain, who’s the father, represents wise counsel and good intentions. The mist means trouble is brewing. The ocean means opportunities. The ship blocking the wraith means unfortunate business circumstances. The wraith means disappointment.

    To me, the business version means you may have recently entered in a business or invested in one, but you have your doubts about its success, or something will come up in the economic environment, and it doesn’t pan out. You have an inkling this is true because the wraith actually represents your own thoughts about it.

  35. I had a repetitive dream about being held, once I saw a guy with this evil look hugging me from behind, so tight I couldn’t move, and he was telling me he got me and he will never let me go.
    After a while I struggled and this guy disappeared. I had this dream a year ago.
    Now I had another similar dream, I was in a bed trying to sleep, I guess my grandma was with me, then she got up and left the room, that was completely dark, and the I felt someone climbing on the bed behind me and hugging me, I knew this “thing” was evil, I was petrified and unable to move, then I felt his/her hand on my shoulder, and I touched it with my hand and felt it bumpy, rough with long nails…it was disgusting and scary at the same time. Like the other dreams, I could let go of this presence after a while.
    I have to say that I felt threatened when these presences were holding me
    Does this have a meaning?

  36. Hi Catalina. Thanks for telling us about your dream. The dreams you detailed may be something supernatural. Now, don’t panic. You’re more powerful than you may realize. Most people can’t break free from these entities and you did. You will always be able to fight them off unless you become ill (physically, mentally, psychically or spiritually).

    I would recommend continuing to take care of yourself and to practice protection techniques. As long as the entities know you’re not an easy meal, they’ll leave you alone. From time-to-time, they may try to ‘nibble’ on you, but just focus on breaking free and using protection techniques, and they’ll leave.

    Here are some protection articles to check out:

  37. I had a dream last night I have not had since I was little. At first it seemed normal then the alarm on my car went off in my dream I was facing out the door of the bedroom I see a figure loudly run up the stairs and into the bathroom I try to shout and nothing comes out and my body drags towards it as if I’m being pulled then I wake up. I used to have exactly the same in my house as a child always the bathroom and a figure runnimg and loud bangs up the stairs and I can’t move or talk and something pulls me in

  38. I had a strange dream last night: I was in a house with a group of friends, none of which I know in reality. I knew the house we were in was haunted by some sort of ghost or spectre. This ghost was decidedly malicious, and would prey on most people, but I knew it was afraid of me, for some reason. When I told my friends about the ghost, they all started to get scared and panic. The ghost’s presence was almost tangible; thick, hanging in the air. It didn’t scare me, though, it just made me angry, and I quickly became frustrated with its presence as it started to deliberately frighten my friends and make them leave the house. Suddenly, a magical sabre which I knew could affect the ghost somehow appeared in my hand, and I went down into the basement, where I knew it would be hiding to confront it. The next part is strange, because I remember having some dialogue with the ghost when it appeared before me, but I can’t recall at all what was said by either side. Whatever it was, it was very serious, and I told the ghost I would kill it. It posessed or animated a silver knife, moonlight shining off its blade, and came at me. I parried and struck at the knife, and after a few solid strikes, knocked it to the ground. I’d severely damaged the knife at this point, but it floated back up off the ground, weeping, and floated around some shelving, around a corner, to escape me. I went to pursue it, and I woke up. Everything in the house was so warped and surreal, strange colors and statues everywhere. I remember there being a large stone fountain in the living room, covered in moss, like it had been outside for years, flowing with the clearest water imaginable. It smelled like rainwater. Anyway, thank you for reading. I’m excited to see what your interpretation of this is.

  39. Hi gang. Thanks for all the comments, but I can’t keep up with them! If you have a paranormal dream, please use the Contact Us form to submit it and I’ll respond in a day or two.

    There are also other good resources for dream interpretation. I have a couple of books I use quite a bit:

     
    My favorite website to use for all kinds of dreams is:

    Dreampedia.org – a search engine for over 50,000 dream symbols

  40. Hi Mike. Thanks for commenting. Your dream isn’t paranormal. It means you’re worried about your finances. The alarm is literal in dreams, so there’s a warning. The car means an investment. Bathrooms mean good or bad luck. Banging sounds are another form of alarm. The figure is you. Becoming mute or pulled against your will in a dream means you’re powerless. When I read about a dream like this, it usually goes along with buyer’s remorse about a house, car, or something really expensive. Since you had it in childhood, this dream could just be caused by anxiety and worry.

  41. Hi Dorian. Thanks for detailing your dream. Let’s dissect the parts of your dream: Houses mean safety. Friends, who are strangers, indicate a sickness or distress. A ghost in a dream is part of your psyche. Anger actually means happiness in dreams. A saber/sword means an achievement. Basements mean losing an opportunity. The knife/sword fight means overcoming an obstacle. The house with the moss-covered fountain and clear water indicate a peaceful, new beginning and maturity.

    So, what does it all mean? This is an integration dream. As we mature, we wrestle with the less savory sides of our personalities. In your case, it seems like your brain has come to self acceptance and you’ve recently matured as a person. This one is all psychological. You’re in a better mental state now. This isn’t paranormal.

  42. Hi gang. I caught up on interpretations, so I have opened Comments again. Same rules apply as before: Please don’t put any identifiable info in your comment; we won’t reply in public to dreams that could embarrass you.

  43. Hi

    I had two dreams in the same night. The first dream was of me in the kitchen and i heard the front door open with a key but there was no one there but the door continued to open like something was coming in……. i rushed to the living room and called for my daughter a few times, then i woke up.

    I told my partner about this dream as i remembered it. I then went back to sleep as it was 2am in the morning.

    The second dream, I wanted to go to the toilet but I was telling off my partner for leaving the kitchen light on and told him to go to his flat as i was getting annoyed with him…….so I went downstairs and turned the kitchen light off. I was nervous as i remembered the dream i had prior(which was strange as this was still a dream) I rushed back up the stairs and went into the bathroom. I came out and something was coming up the stairs (i couldnt see it but i knew it was there) i tried to leave the bathroom but it was blocking me from returning to my bedroom. I called for my partner by calling his name and saying help me. He heard me calling for him in my sleep and woke me up. He said he woke up on the 2nd/3rd attempt.

    Also a few days before this dream, i dreamt of someone standing over my childs crib. Unlike my other two dreams i was not scared…..i just went back to sleep.

  44. Hi Nachy. Thanks for commenting. Neither of the dreams is paranormal, so don’t be worried about them. The first dream, about the front door opening, deals with a potential change to your domestic life’s stability. It’s usually anxiety because a change will come soon or it has started. The change doesn’t seem to be bad. The second dream, about yelling at your partner about the kitchen light, means things will turn out just fine. The bathroom means good luck, the kitchen means stability, the kitchen light is a positive sign. The thing coming up the stairs just means there’s a change to come. Finally, the dream with someone standing over the crib is another anxiety dream. It’s common to new mothers and those with children under 3 years-old. Thanks for reading!

  45. Hi I had a dream that I was looking over / down into o room/ basement and I threw a sheet or plastic sheet down onto what I thought was an empty space but a persons was under the sheet staring up at me , also the same night I dreamt my bag was up on a ceiling fan and it was like someone was up there emptying out the contents

  46. Hi Katie. Thanks for commenting. This sounds like a dream about guilt. It’s very general in nature. The basement and bag would indicate something being exposed. The ghosts in it represent anxiety or worry. Since the contents were emptied, it seems like a secret is about to come out. Again, this is a general dream and it could have many interpretations. However, it’s not paranormal.

  47. Hi.. I don’t know how much you can help but I need to get this out. I’ve been having a lot of dreams lately, not the same recurring dreams but the same figure recurring in them. Each dream is different, but she always finds a way to show up. She’s fully red and bald with pitch black eyes and a robe. She appears out of no where and screams the name of a girl everytime. Once she gets close she also takes off her black robe, showing female clothing underneath. She could be a male, I don’t really know but I’ve decided she’s a female. I’ve also claimed her to be a demon due to her sudden appearances and disappearances out of thin air, her fully red body, and her piercing screams. This time in my dream I was in my bedroom with someone, showing them something but all the sudden I catch a glimpse of the woman making her way upstairs and turning down the hallway. I immediately get up and slam the door shut. But, she forces it open and I end up fighting her with an umbrella my friend tossed to me. I fight her by pushing her away with it, frighten her by hitting it off the side railing and the walls as she makes her way down the stairs screaming “Brenda”. She wanders into the den, then comes out and goes into the bathroom and stands inside while repeatingly slamming the door shut and throwing it open while screaming that name (End of dream). She has been appearing in every dream of mine and it’s causing me stress and anxiety, I no longer want to go to sleep so it’s causing an obvious effect to my sleeping pattern. What’s even scarier to me is, in dreams, especially when you’re in somewhere where you’re familiar you can’t really imagine it clearly and there’s always things that are different, but in the dream I had just now (that’s why I can remember it so clearly, just had it) that took place in my house, everything was the same. There wasn’t one thing wrong with how it appeared and almost made me feel like I had woken up and was in real life. Overall, it was so realistic to the point where it scared me, it’s never happened before.

  48. Hi Tay. Thanks for commenting. I want you to get a second opinion on this because this dream has a few interpretations. But, I think it’s paranormal. It’s not a demon, so don’t worry about that. This could be a banshee or a prophetic dream. In both cases, it’s a warning. I don’t really know what kind of warning it is. Usually, it deals with accidents or illnesses. Prophetic dreams for accidents are usually very clear, so this may be a sudden illness.

    It could also indicate a dark secret is about to be exposed. In another case, it could just be some serious anxiety dealing with someone very close to you. Since you mention a combination of female/male, it could be a couple.

    Again, this dream has a few meanings, so I’d ask you to talk to someone in your area. They can help you examine your current life situation (home, health, family, etc). That will help come to a better conclusion.

  49. My daughter had a dream last night about a skull that was brought into a house she was staying, she does not know who the girl is. The girl explained that the skull was taunting her & it chose people who sees it’s real face, my daughter was looking at the skull then it showed itself to her & started saying that it was kill the people closest to her (everyone she loved) then torcher her. The skull was screaming which all the people who she curently lives with could hear it along with the girl who brought it but was not a problem or concern to them. She made the girl leave with the skull but when the girl got to the carport she decided she couldn’t deal with it anymore & spashed it against the cement smashing the jaw. In doing this the girls jaw smashed at the same time & protruded bone out of her skin to which the girl looked at my daughter in horror. The skull reformed & formed the rest of it’s body then said it was coming after my daughter & pinned her down. She then woke but the dream was very vivid & seemed very real.

  50. Hi Peta. Thanks for commenting. Skulls represent domestic problems, usually arguing. The unknown girl means domestic trouble, too. The threats to kill and torture indicate false friends causing some trouble. The bones protruding from the girl means treachery or a betrayal. So, it seems like she’s having problems with a close friend or within the family. It sounds like someone may bully her: Someone she thought was a friend. It could also mean a sibling or cousin does it as well. This dream isn’t paranormal, so don’t worry about that.

  51. I just woke up from this very weird drem I don’t know if it’s a nightmare but When I woke up i was feeling very bad, anxious and sweaty. The dreams is divided to two parts which I guess are not related to each others it starts very normaly i’m having time with my cousin as we’re spending the night at somebody’s place and my brother is her too just discussing. Then we slept and when I woke up i went with my mom to some relatives house and it’s their daughter wedding day. As we work in event planning and decoration so we were checking what they did and thought that it looks very cheap and not organized.
    But her father didn’t look like what he actually is in real life he was a totally different person and he was wearing all in flashy pink and asking us what do we think about his clothes. (I know I described all the details but I guess they might be important since I saw them in the dream and even thought about them)
    Then people starts coming and we were not invited and don’t know what we were doing there so we were about to leave when other relatives started hugging us and talking to us. Then my uncle told me that I’m the one responsible of his flew because i was sick and slept at his place the night before.
    Here’s the first part.
    Now the second part we’re in the car my mom, my brother and I, it’s dark outside and we’re on the road there’s a little boy playing with other kids on the road and he lays down in the middle of the road and don’t want to move so my mom who’s driving continue and get on top of him when we pass i look back and see that he’s still alive but he has blood everywhere and his friends are carrying him.
    The road then is full of kids from different ages.
    We arrive at some point where there’s a girl standing on a side and a young man on the other and he doesn’t want us to pass. He looks ghosty and his skin is kind of blue. He puts his hand of the glass of the car and stops us with some black power and even if we’re accelerating we can’t move. Then he enter the car like smog or fog and he’s now very small. He can fly and wants to take our souls. I can see the soul of my brother tripped inside his stomach when he absorbs it and then my mother’s. I try to kill him and i was feeling bones even felt his teeth when i was fighting with him. I ripped his skin and cracked his bones and threw them outside the car. But he’s back like before and was still fighting to get our souls. He even got mine and i smashed him over and over and he kept coming back. I didn’t understand what he was saying everytime and this is how I woke up.
    So i googled it to see if anyone else had the same nightmare and what does it means and found this website. Hope to find the meaning of this dream. Thank you
    And is one of the rare time i get a nightmare!

  52. Ok, this is hard to describe so bear with me. I was in this weird place in which everything was pretty much made of trash and poop. I was in someone’s home and all of the “people” inside were made of empty clothes that moved in a way that made you think there were maybe wires inside the clothes that animated them. Every one of them were wearing hoodies that were pulled down so you couldn’t tell what was in them but the darkness. They were having an argument about a dead baby and what baby would replace it. For some reason these things scared me more than anything else I’ve ever seen in a dream. Then it switched to this new area where possession of these gems determined who was the king or something. These certain things were constantly searching for the gems so people had started somehow putting the gems under their teeth so these things would come along and wrap something around all the back teeth and as they pulled it tight the teeth would break and pop out, I could hear it happening and it sounded like popcorn popping, revealing the gems. No matter where people tried to hide them, inside their bodies was a common hiding spot, these things would rip The people apart until they found the gems.The area kept being buried in this trash-poop mix and the things would always somehow be able to dig their way up to continue the search.

    I have a bit of an issue with the STD dream description, the way it’s worded now makes it seem like there is some standard definition of slutty. So maybe it could be adjusted to say ‘they feel they’ve been acting too slutty”? I know it’s dumb and anal retentive but slut shaming is unfortunately something us girls always have to contend with.
    Thanks

  53. Hi Christina, thanks for commenting. I’ve changed the STD dream description to make it more neutral.

    Let’s take it element-by-element with your dream: Trash and poop both mean some kind of social scandal or unfavorable personal drama. Invisible people with clothes mean people you should ask for advice. Since they wear hoodies and it masks their faces, it means people you wouldn’t normally talk to on a daily basis, but they’re willing to help. A dead baby signifies a disappointment. The new baby would indicate new friendships or relationships.

    For the switch in the dream to the gems: Gems means something positive is coming in your love life or business. Since it leads to becoming a king, it means you will rise above your competition. But, any time something is hidden and there’s broken teeth, it indicates something very embarrassing will become known. Since the things keep coming out of the trash/crap mix, it just means your brain’s still trying to resolve the problem.

    This is a complex dream, but it’s likely driven by guilt, either with past or current relationships. It may only get solved by exposing a secret. And that secret will probably hurt a few people. Once it’s out, then the situation will resolve itself. But it could take a long time to heal emotional wounds.

  54. Hi Karim, thanks for commenting. I’ll start with the second dream. It may seem like the more terrifying dream, but it’s a dream caused by anxiety, stress or worry. It’s not paranormal. It would mean there’s a big change in your life. This actually seems like a dream you’d have either when someone goes into high school or graduates from high school. In some cases, it’s because you and your family may disagree about where you want to go to college or what you’ll study. The souls, specifically, being eaten deal with sacrificing what you want to do to appease your family. The ghost is actually your own mind fighting the changes. It’s not paranormal, so you don’t have to worry about ghosts or spirits.

    The first dream is definitely about family, but there’s something wrong. When you have your cousin and brother together, it means there’s a split that’s happening or about to happen. Having your mother in your dream and seeing other family members doesn’t indicate anything bad or good, but the wedding isn’t good news. It means bitterness. This is amplified because the father isn’t the real father and wearing clothes not associated with him means difficulty and tension. The family difficulties continue because they don’t recognize you even though some stop to talk to you and hug you. There could also be some kind of betrayal because you uncle says you gave him the flu and it happens abruptly. So, all these means there seems to be some family drama going. You’re not really sure what causes it, but you feel pulled into it.

    I’m not sure if both of these dreams are related or not. The dream about the kid ghost means you’re in control of the situation, but the wedding one indicates the family issues are out of your control. I’m not sure how to help you from here. You may want to ask someone else to help clarify things for you.

  55. Hi it’s the first time take a dee seriously but yet I dreamed of my own mom turns into or gets controlled be demonic activity and the whole house turn black she makes everyone afraid and escape while she agrees to leave me Alone or is to take my dad away with a written contact I was crying badly and hugging him in the dream before I leave then I wake up crying but the thing is my sister never appears in the dream plz reply ..

  56. Hi Aya, thanks for commenting. These are the dream meanings: Having your mother possessed by a demon means sadness and betrayal. Your father represents authority and stability. The contract means a legal problem. Since your sister doesn’t appear, it means you think you’ve caused the problem between your parents. It’s not a paranormal dream, and it sounds like your parents have some problems to work out.

  57. I had a dream last night/this morning where I was in a random, huge garage filled with sports equipment and some tools like shovels and stuff. There was a girl who I didn’t know covered in blood and I knew I had to save her. She started screaming and I turned around and there was this clown. It flickered like a light and then I knew it was a ghost so I grabbed some large tool made out of iron to slow it down. Then the girl was gone and the ghost clown was covered in blood. I never hit it or anything. Then suddenly I was in my house, running up the stairs to warn my parents about the vengeful spirit coming to kill us. I never saw it again but had a strong feeling that it was getting closer and I started screaming and tears were streaming down my face. Then I woke up, kind of freaked out but mostly just thinking “wtf?” I want to add that I’m not afraid of clowns at all and never have been, and I’m not exactly afraid of ghosts either so I have absolutely no clue why I was so terrified at the end of my dream.

  58. Hi Caylee, thanks for commenting. Let’s look at each part of your dream. A garage deals with security, and it’s filled with sports equipment and tools. Those usually mean hope. Since the equipment and tools don’t sound broken, there’s nothing wrong with this part of the dream. Now for the unknown girl covered in blood: It usually means bad health is coming or your home life won’t be very happy. When she screams and you see the clown, it indicates there’s bad news coming. With the switch to your house, it tells me that things will turn out fine. Since you never see this vengeance spirit and you successfully warned your parents, it just means you’ve worried about something that isn’t really a problem. You can handle it.

    So, this just sounds like you or your family have hit a rough patch for some reason, and you’re worried about it. It’s not paranormal, so don’t worry about ghosts.

  59. First of all thanks for giving this platform to discuss dreams from last two days whether it’s day or night, whenever I sleep I see something scary, sometimes damn scary!! Last to last night I saw that m with one of my friends n we saw some soft toys n I told her that I want to buy one of those, though I liked a male doll but the shopkeeper suggested to buy the better one which was a female doll that speaks n replies! First I got impressed but after a few minutes, I felt this female doll was too much, she started irritating me, she hugged me n said that she won’t leave me if I won’t purchase, I felt something weird n supernatural n we decided to leave from there, purchasing no one of them. Somehow we managed to escape but as we stepped out from there n as it was night, we hesitated. Then I saw a boy, damn scary, staring just at me badly. I felt it was the same toy that I liked at first n which had taken human shape, though m not sure about it. He kept on staring n I told my friend that he was staring, but when she looked in same direction, she dint not find him staring bcz whenever she looked at him, he bended his head down n whenever I saw he started staring. Oh hell!!! Those scary eyes n dark face, I still can’t forget!!!! Then we decided to stay at the shop’s boundary. For some time, my friend also noticed but then she fell asleep, n that scary boy, sitting at some distance in dark night scared me like anything, he came closer step by step!! I tried my friend to wake up but once she did n tried to shout at him for doing the stuff he was doing but when she reacted he became furious n I was shocked my friend was asleep again n I was unable to wake her up this time though I kept on trying by looking once at my friend n once towards the boy coming near n near. But I failed to wake her up n that scary boy came as close to me as he could doing the same thing, staring n at last he open his mouth in scary way, might be, he was planning to me eat me!! But I woke up before he could eat me!!
    Before telling the dream I just saw, I want to tell that from two three days m noticing a super weird knock at my door around 12 AM, though I m not scared of it bcz someone is trying to disturb me. But it is only one knock n very loud n no one around me is observing this n it may be possible that only my door is being knocked, but surprisingly I dint see any dream last night even after knock. Before it I was relating my dreams to this knock that I think remains in my sub conscious but today I slept during day n saw something supernatural again!! It is my own room that I saw n a girl child of 6-7 years was telling that m her mother n my name is Santosh while I have a different name, she tells various other names that don’t relate anywhere in my life n I rebuke her for being liar n ask her to go. For sometime I leave my room n when I come back all the walls of my room r covered with black clothes that seems so scary but I feel relaxed when I don’t find the girl anywhere after checking every corner of my room. But all of a sudden, she comes from behind n taps my back!!! She gives a mysterious smile n makes others to believe her. Everyone starts standing against me bcz they think m liar n m not accepting that “innocent” child who really was not innocent!!
    This is how things r going on m unable to relate things….

  60. Hi Priyanka, thanks for commenting. You don’t have to worry: Your dreams aren’t paranormal. The first dream deals with guilt because something follows you. The dolls just represent your emotions about something you did. When it tries to eat you, it means the guilt is getting the best of you. The second dream deals with a deception, so someone has lied to you. It doesn’t sound like it’s your parents because you’d have different dream symbols. It’s likely a close friend or sibling. Since you’re called by different names in the second part, someone may be trying to put the blame on you (or they will try to do that). It could also be gossip. As for the single knock, don’t worry about it. If you get a few more over the next week or two, then let me know and I’ll give you some tips.

  61. Hi last night I had a dream. I was in a dark room with a human like creature with no face. It kept handing me books and as i was reading them it would hand me objects. I felt like I could not leave and did not have the ability to speak or think. I did eventually work up the straight to walk out but then I woke up. Little help been bothering me all day. Thanks

  62. Hi! Thanks for this kind of site where we can share our dreams/ nightmares stories. So, just this morning I had a scary dream. First I remember, I was in a Catholic church with an unknown guy older than me. We are trying to convince the church to change some verses in a song and they did. Then my dream setting turned to a house (not our house), we were on the living room watching tv but I do not know who I am with. But I feel they’re my friends, then as I look at a door, probably a door of a comfort room which is open, I saw a figure of a girl ghost. Then, I started telling myself to ignore it. And the dream setting changed again. This time it was in my own room with the same things on it with the same clothes I am wearing in real life, same bed sheets and pillowcases. It was so scary because I was lying on the bed and something or someone is holding and pulling my hands from my left side. I can feel those are hands of a person but I cannot see it. And I cannot move and I am trying to say something but my mouth was stuttering. I was trying to get off of those hands and trying to say “In the name of Jesus Christ, go away” but I cannot utter those words clearly. It’s like it’s dragging me to somewhere. After moments of trying to get off I finally woke up and I really felt my left hand moved as it was released from the grip on my dream and my heart was beating so fast as I breathe deeply fully shocked and scared.

  63. Hi David, thanks for commenting. This isn’t a paranormal dream, so you don’t have to worry about it. It means you know a lot about a subject, but you’re too afraid to actually say what you think. You’re hesitating and maybe not as confident as you should be. Since you did walk out of the room, you will develop confidence to speak your mind.

  64. Hi. Every so often I have a dream that I am being pulled about by an invisible force, which is so strong there is nothing I can do to stop it, although I try. I am always in my home in my dream, and sometimes there are other people in the house although no one witnesses it as they are in other rooms.

  65. Hi Sarah, thanks for commenting. In most cases, an invisible force means general anxiety, worry or stress. Your home would indicate security and strangers in your house would have something to do with your friends. The dream details are a bit vague, so it’s hard for me to really interpret your dream. It may just be some anxiety or worry about your relationships with your friends. It’s not paranormal, so you don’t have to worry about that.

  66. Hi Rawelyn, thanks for commenting. This is a complex dream, but one that’s not paranormal. Whenever you dream about a church, it means a disappointment. An unknown older male symbolizes authority of a father figure. The verses in the song are bit more difficult to interpret. They usually indicate something literal about the words. Houses mean security. Being in a living room with a tv and unseen people means a group is trying to influence you or persuade you to go along with what they want. Doors tend to mean lies, gossip or slander. The girl ghost in a comfort room would mean you should let go of your worries. Going back to your room is another emphasis on security. When something grabs you in a dream, it wants to get your attention. If you have problems speaking or moving, it means you don’t feel safe expressing yourself.

    In summary, it sounds like someone or a group in authority is trying to manipulate you or they’re lying to you. You realize this, but hesitate to say anything about it. In this case, your mind is telling you to make your own decisions and it will be the best thing for you. The lyrics in the verse/song you mention would hold the key to the actual problem.

  67. A few nights ago I had a weird dream. Two guys found a whole in the ground filled with mud on a rainy night. There was a cop car parked by it, and a sword sticking out of the mud. The mud caved in to reveal a doorway down in the ground. The cop was in the doorway holding the sword with bright white eyes. He then chases the two boys. They somehow get possessed and get naked. One was bleeding out of marks on his head, and one was bleeding out of his private parts. I woke up right after that with a bad headache. Just don’t know what it means.

  68. Hi Kristen, thanks for commenting. This is an interesting dream, but it’s not paranormal. The 2 men signifies friendships, the mud means some kind of gossip or deception, and the hole means easier times are ahead. A rainy night indicates a warning. Having police around is another form of warning, and the sword in the mud also means danger. Next, a police officer holds a sword and his eyes seem to be glowing. This means it’s a really getting dangerous and some kind of harm could happen. When the boys become naked, their lies are exposed and their possession means they can’t say why they’ve deceived you. Since they bleed from their head and genitals, it symbolizes they’re bad people.
    So, it seems like you have some friends that aren’t worth it. It doesn’t mean that they’re male. It could be any friend. If your instincts are telling you there’s something wrong with them, or they’re plans seem rather unsavory, think twice about your friendship.

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