What are ghost dreams about?
Ghosts are fantastic beings that do not exist in the physical world. They are often thought of as the souls of deceased people or animals. This symbol is identified by words like ghoul, poltergeist, ghost, etc.
Ghosts in dreams is a relatively uncommon dream symbol, occuring in about 1.9% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 50 dreams.
What are the major highlights of ghost dreams?
Ghosts is a normal dream symbol. Having ghosts in a dream changes the dream in the same way as most other dream symbols.
Dreams with ghosts might be a nightmare
Dreams of ghosts are frequently associated with nightmares. Of course dreams that contain ghosts might not be a nightmare. Plenty of dreams with ghosts are not nightmares. But, dreams of ghosts are more related to nightmares than 80% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include imagining, hair falling out, strangling, general movement, hearing, fantastic beings, dismissals, loss of speech, suffering, and paramedic.
Ghost dreams are very social
Dreams of ghosts contain more characters than most other dream symbols. While dreams are often about other people and social relationships, dreams of ghosts are especially related to having lots of characters. Other symbols that are like this include people's ages, things, fathers, clergy, general family, husbands, cults, scientists, evil, and friendly interactions.
Ghost dreams are scary
Dreams containing ghosts are more related to fear than 90% of all other dream symbols. Of course each dream is unique and this does not mean that all dreams of ghosts are about fear. It simply means that if you dream of ghosts, this dream has a great chance of being scarier than most other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include doors, losing a body part, Cuba, cold sweats, qualities, clowns, creatures, going, mosquitoes, and cannibals.
What symbols more present in dreams of ghosts?
Ghost dreams are notable because they have substantially more demons, talismans, verbs, afterlife, spirits, possessing, attics, senses, dismissals, horrors, abandonment, purgatory, cemeteries, events, summoning_demons, souls, seeing a dead partner, evil, orange eyes, general movement, abandoned places, mansions, living rooms, white eyes, fighter jets, movement, skeletons, teleporting and vanishing, ancestors, dolls, places, pinecones, cursing, hallways, closets, servants, mystery, fear, losing a body part, paramedic, floating, shadows, numb, vision, blizzards, brides, hunting, magical places, Harry Potter, masturbation, dying, grenades, noises, dead bodies, communicating, telepathy, monster, old houses, pyramids, nose bleeds, and avalanches than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of ghosts?
Ghost dreams are notable because they have substantially less pooping, pregnancy, crushes, fantastic beings, characters, finding money, genitals, spaceships, giving birth, schools, fish, abortions, getting fired, getting a job, eclipses, beaches, pythons, large gatherings, rockets, dragons, arresting, campuses, boyfriends, sex, penises, cars, Donald Trump, apocalypses, sexuals acts, Australia, tsunamis, transportation, lunch, snakes, India, shopping, hostages, aquariums, wolves, drugs, elephants, water, eggs, planes, panthers, and wasps than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of ghosts affect the different aspects of a dream?
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Who is in ghosts dreams?
Overall, dreams with ghosts are much more related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of ghosts are much more related to fantastic beings than dreams in general. They are less related to animals, less related to insects, and less related to different roles.
What are the emotions in ghosts dreams?
Overall, dreams with ghosts are more related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of ghosts are more related to grief and sorrow and much more related to fear than dreams in general. They are less related to happiness, less related to embarrassment, and less related to hatred.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in ghosts dreams?
Overall, dreams with ghosts are less related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of ghosts are more related to magical places than dreams in general. They are less related to work, less related to human places, and less related to transportation.
What happens in ghosts dreams?
Overall, dreams with ghosts are more related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of ghosts are less related to friendly interactions, less related to sex, and less related to disasters.
How do ghosts in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with ghosts are more related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of ghosts are more related to lucid dreams, more related to nightmares, and more related to recurring nightmares than dreams in general.
How do ghosts in dreams related the senses?
Overall, dreams with ghosts are aren't really related to senses in dreams. Specifically, dreams of ghosts are less related to taste.
How can you make sense of ghosts in dreams?
Ghost dreams are relatively uncommon. Among other things ghost dreams are normally interconnect, nightmare, very social, and scary.
Do you think this is true for your dream of ghosts? How might your dream of ghosts be different?
All dreams have meaning
You can gain insight from thinking about any dream, no matter how strange. Only you, as the dreamer, have final say on what your dream may or may not mean. Each dream is unique.
Look for the differences
The DreamWell dictionary provides information on how each dream symbol appears in dreams in general. Finding how experience ghosts in dreams can be a key to understanding its meaning.
Return to the feelings
Our emotions in dreams can help us understand its meaning. Pay attention to how you felt in the dream. Pay attention to how you feel about ghosts in dreams. See how you feel about ghosts now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of ghosts?
A ghost in a dream can be a reference to the past, because ghosts are perceived as relics from the past. Like memories and feelings, ghosts can linger. They won’t go away until dealt with.
Ghosts haunt, and people can be haunted, for example, by guilt and regret. Someone who is “seeing ghosts” is haunted by the past, usually associated with misdeeds and guilty conscience. See: Guilty
Ghosts can symbolize fear, since they are commonly feared. Usually the symbolism is tied to associations specific to ghosts, such as fear of death or fear of the past catching up with you. But ghosts can symbolize any fear, or paranoia—a strong possibility considering the amorphous nature of ghosts and paranoia. However, a friendly ghost is not likely to symbolize fear. You can tell by how you feel about or react to the ghost. See: Fear
A ghost in a dream can refer to someone who isn’t around anymore. For example, after the death of a loved one, especially one you lived with, you can dream about a ghost to symbolize the feeling that the person is still around. You feel his or her presence. The same idea applies to someone who left, such as after a breakup or divorce.
Ghosts are associated with death, and in dreams they can refer to someone who has passed away, or to a brush with death. See: Death
A ghost can refer to being overlooked or ignored. If you “feel like a ghost,” it means nobody is giving you attention or recognition.
As with all dream symbolism, the meaning is found in the context. For example, a ghost in a place where you used to live can symbolize something from your past. A ghost haunting the bedroom of a sibling who ran away from home and hasn’t been heard from in a long time can symbolize the sibling or the situation. The person is thought about or remembered but is absent physically. A sad ghost can connect with the feeling of being ignored or overlooked, or with something from the past that makes you sad.
A ghost can symbolize the influence of someone who is not physically present. For example, long after leaving home you can still feel the presence of a parent or other influential figure in your life. In which case, the dream is likely to include references to that person and actions such as doors opening and closing on their own.
Ghosts are used in the sense of “ghost of your former self.” It means loss of energy, prestige, status, or influence.
Ghosts are known as “lost souls,” and that can symbolize someone who has no direction in life or no close relations.
See also: Burying, Chasing, Coffins, Death, Fear, Cemeteries, Guilty, Spirits
This interpretation is from ""The Dream Interpretation Dictionary: Symbols, Signs, and Meanings" and is provided by J.M. DeBord aka "RadOwl". He is the author of several acclaimed books about dreaming, the host of The Dreams That Shape Us podcast, and is a moderator of r/Dreams, one of the largest dream sharing communities on the internet.
Examples of dreams of ghosts
Read some real dream reports of ghost dreams.. These real life dream reports come from the moderated dream sharing communities of Reddit including r/Dreams, r/Nightmares, r/DreamInterpretation, or r/thisdreamihad. Please note that some of these may contain graphic, sexual, or violent images and text. Use the source link for each dream to view and join the discussion of each one.
I watched my husband dream.
I was having a dream last night, and suddenly I was dragged into another dream where I was at a bar and I saw my husband talking to a woman: short haired brunette, and they were flirting with each other... it was a dream and it didn’t bothered me..
Next morning, we were in bed and I told him that I had this dream and described it to him...He looked at me with a face as he had just seeing a ghost and said “ last night, I had a dream that I was back in college, partying at a bar, flirting and drinking with a girl I used to like and she was a short haired brunette”
I thought he was f..: with me, but he was really serious... I think I watched my husband dream..
Did that ever happen to anybody here?
I was having a dream last night, and suddenly I was dragged into another dream where I was at a bar and I saw my husband talking to a woman: short haired...
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Trying to interpret a weird dream and need help
I had a dream last night that I was in my apartment, which looked the same as it always does. My boyfriend was standing to my left, telling me to be careful of a ghost that was haunting the house, which would do bad things if I wasn’t careful. In the dream, I then walked over to the door of my home office, where I saw a young boy (maybe 6-7 years) with brown hair in a blue polo shirt sitting in a wooden chair facing out the window. I don’t know any child that looks like this. The room is situated where I was seeing only his back (the window is right in front of the door). Then, the child fell from the window, almost like he was pushed, but more like a fall over the windowsill. I don’t know if the boy was ok or not after the fall. My boyfriend told me the ghost pushed the boy. I woke up right after that.
I have combed through dream interpretations but can’t really figure this one out. Any help on what this might mean would be appreciated, thanks!
I had a dream last night that I was in my apartment, which looked the same as it always does. My boyfriend was standing to my left, telling me to be careful of...
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A dream where I was told I was going to die tonight
I’ll start out by giving details of myself. I am a female INFP in my 20s. I am in perfect health. I am not religious however I do believe in ghosts and evil entities (I think that’s why this dream was particularly terrifying). I just woke up from the most terrifying dream of my entire life and I don’t know what it means or what to do. Please tell me if I should take this dream seriously.
So I remember few details about earlier in the dream. I remember being at my parents house (even though I don’t live with them anymore) and learning that I had to go to classes very soon so I go into the bathroom to get ready. Through the bathroom window I see a terrifying looking witch and she just looks directly at me and starts screaming at the top of her lungs. I obviously start screaming too because I am afraid and I feel like I can’t move because I am paralyzed in fear. I scream for my dad (which is surprising because we have a very strained relationship) and the witch says “you won’t need your dad tonight.” I finally find the courage to stand up and as soon as I turn around she is there. She looks me directly in the eyes and tells me “if you don’t leave your house, you are going to die tonight.” She also mentioned that one of my young cousins is going to die as well. I think maybe she said something about a meteor but that detail is kind of fuzzy. As soon as she stopped talking I was able to wake up.
I woke up in pure panic and had to have my boyfriend calm me down. I’m prone to panic attacks and this sent me directly into one. I am so scared that I can’t stop shaking and I don’t know what to do. My mother told me I can come stay at my parents house tonight but I don’t know if that is a worse idea because the dream occurred in my parents home. What does this dream mean? Do I need to fear for my life tonight? Do you have any advice on how I should handle the situation? Am I in danger? Help is greatly appreciated so thank you in advance.
I’ll start out by giving details of myself. I am a female INFP in my 20s. I am in perfect health. I am not religious however I do believe in ghosts and evil...
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Can you feel pain in a dream? Strangest dream I’ve ever had
So basically in my dream I was seeing me as I was, laying in bed, with my blanket, sleeping, wearing same pajamas etc it was very much real but I know I wasn’t awake because I later woke up crying... so in my dream I am laying in bed sleeping and something gets in bed on my left side, it was a body thing, it had like a trunk body and a head, almost like a person but no arms or legs...I remember hair on its head and a mouth, no eyes or human features or anything like that just a mouth and then the mouth gripped onto the side of my leg and I pulled away and it hurt me but the thing let go of my leg. Then it wiggled itself up and the mouth grabbed me on the left side of my waist. I moved away a little but my skin just started stretching and I started feeling pain!! So I tried again and I swear to God I felt pain each time, each time just getting a little more stretched on my side, “the thing” still “bitting” me and ripping my skin but what is really spooking me is that each time I tried to get away I felt pain and the pain felt so real I was crying and that is what woke me up....
This has to be the strangest I’ve ever felt after waking up from a dream.
So basically in my dream I was seeing me as I was, laying in bed, with my blanket, sleeping, wearing same pajamas etc it was very much real but I know I wasn’t...
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Can’t go back so sleep. Clearest dream I’ve ever had. Please read
I just woke up from a dream. Just spooked out to be honest.
The dream started out with me and my family in a different home, we were watching tv. I went to school, but only my spanish class. Our teacher was mentioning the whole planet will be having a heart attack for two reasons: to have your consciousness go to a parallel universe. And two, if you survive, somehow you will adapt... idk. So I died, and my dream self had thoughts too, because I heard “myself” ask why there wasn’t pain. I woke up in the dream In a really nice house. I was with my mom and sister and it was the morning. My mom told me to start getting ready so I did. I checked if there was anything different in this “parallel universe” (physically) and it was just my teeth (idk.) I showered, FaceTimed my friends, and then changed in my room. I went downstairs and talked to my family, I even mentioned to my sister that it was her time to walk the dog (the clock showed 5:54 or 6:5... not sure.) I went back upstairs to my room and I turned on a Xbox and ps4... idk why. I noticed I had this small tv I used to have as a kid and I wondered why I still had this same tv.
I then heard a knock, I ran downstairs, but all the lights were off. The flight of stairs was endless and I just kept going down. Eventually I woke up In my own bed and I felt something start pulling on my blanket, I let go and then I just heard a bunch of clown horns, like from a little tricycle or something. I cried for help, I even thought someone heard me. I then felt something watching me, I felt some kind of pressure on my chest as if something was right on top of me. I woke up in my real dream, I still thought I didn’t have a blanket. Still spooked out.
This was my clearest dream yet. There are some minor details I let out but I really thought that I was gonna die... or something. Sorry
I just woke up from a dream. Just spooked out to be honest.
The dream started out with me and my family in a different home, we were watching tv. I went to...
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