What are serial killer dreams about?
This symbol is identified by words like serial killers, serial-killer, and serial killer.
Serial killers in dreams is a very uncommon dream symbol, occuring in about 0.3% of dreams. That's about 1 out of every 400 dreams.
What are the major highlights of serial killer dreams?
Serial killers is a negatively interconnected dream symbol. Having serial killers in a dream reduces the presence of other dream symbols.
Dreams of serial killers are aggressive
Serial killer dreams have more aggressive interactions than a lot of other dream symbols. This doesn't mean that all serial killers have aggressive interactions or only aggressive interactions. It simply means that having serial killers in a dream increases the probability this dream contains aggression. Other symbols that are like this include gas stations, floors, Laos, legs, fingernails, wildfires, ammunition, wrist, forwards, and Russia.
Dreams with serial killers might be a nightmare
Dreams of serial killers are frequently associated with nightmares. Of course dreams that contain serial killers might not be a nightmare. Plenty of dreams with serial killers are not nightmares. But, dreams of serial killers are more related to nightmares than 80% of all other dream symbols. Other symbols that are like this include terrorists, doors, red eyes, abandoned places, unique themes, general body parts, hunger, exits, fear, and nurses.
Serial killer dreams might be about death
What symbols more present in dreams of serial killers?
Serial killer dreams are notable because they have substantially more Croatia, killing, police, torturing, hostages, detectives, aggressive interactions, fingerprints, crime, knives, amputation, cannibals, accountants, abandoned places, death, purse, masks, arresting, bird cages, hiding, mystery, stabbing, grooms, teenagers, chasing, orange eyes, jails, ponies, trapping, hunting, blood, South Africa, gas stations, running away, geese, gas, tasers, tools, weapons, capturing, horrors, wilderness, identifying, kayaks, nightmares, kidnapping, escaping, documentaries, Chad, ditching, distant people, pretending, students, dead ends, gambling, lost things, clowns, towns, elbows, and abandonment than 95% of other dream symbols.
What symbols less present in dreams of serial killers?
Serial killer dreams are notable because they have substantially less blue, crashes, flying, general crashes, weather, war, the morning, snakes, disasters, planes, castles, ugliness, lions, kittens, journeys, guiding, gold, flirting, dragons, romantic partners, trucks, spouses, beaches, hugeness, waves, elements of fire, and general animals than 95% of other dream symbols.
How does the dream symbol of serial killers affect the different aspects of a dream?
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Who is in serial killers dreams?
Overall, dreams with serial killers are more related to characters in dreams. Specifically, dreams of serial killers are much more related to different roles and more related to distant people than dreams in general. They are less related to animals, much less related to insects, and less related to fantastic beings.
What are the emotions in serial killers dreams?
Overall, dreams with serial killers are aren't really related to emotions in dreams. Specifically, dreams of serial killers are more related to fear than dreams in general. They are less related to happiness, less related to sadness, and less related to grief and sorrow.
Grief and sorrow
Who is in serial killers dreams?
Overall, dreams with serial killers are less related to places in dreams. Specifically, dreams of serial killers are more related to home than dreams in general. They are less related to work, less related to human places, and less related to natural places.
What happens in serial killers dreams?
Overall, dreams with serial killers are aren't really related to events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of serial killers are much more related to aggressive interactions than dreams in general. They are less related to friendly interactions, less related to sex, and much less related to disasters.
How do serial killers in dreams related to other dream phenomenon?
Overall, dreams with serial killers are aren't really related to dream events in dreams. Specifically, dreams of serial killers are much more related to nightmares, much more related to recurring nightmares, and more related to sleep paralysis than dreams in general. They are less related to lucid dreams.
How do serial killers in dreams related the senses?
How can you make sense of serial killers in dreams?
Serial killer dreams are very uncommon. Among other things serial killer dreams are negatively interconnected, aggressive, nightmare, and about death.
Do you think this is true for your dream of serial killers? How might your dream of serial killers 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 serial killers 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 serial killers in dreams. See how you feel about serial killers now, in your waking life.
What are possible meanings for dreams of serial killers?
As with most dream characters, a serial killer is symbolism based on common perceptions and personal situations.
A serial killer character can be a dream’s way of saying that someone or something methodically works against you. For example, people in business who play a “zero-sum game” are out to win at any cost, including by eliminating their competition. They are killers in the sense that they can kill your business.
Serial killers are often indistinguishable from ordinary people. They can disguise themselves behind a facade of friendliness and affability in order to avoid getting caught and to take their victims unaware.
A man who owns a business dreams that he knows a serial killer is in his warehouse, and he warns himself to be careful. He’s working and gets a text message, which he ignores, then another, more insistent message that reads, The serial killer is here, be careful. It symbolizes his subconscious knowledge that he’s being set up.
The serial killer is not depicted in this dream, but its presence in the dreamer’s workplace is a clue that points to where the danger is coming from. He’s making some big business decisions and feels exposed to subterfuge because he’s dealing with new people. But no one sticks out as suspicious enough to be characterized as a serial killer, even in an exaggerated way. Then it dawns on him that one of his suppliers is also a competitor, and that rival is positioning himself to wipe out the dreamer’s business. The rival has cleverly maneuvered for the kill, and the dream tells the man what he knows subconsciously but has been too busy to realize. His dream gives him the prompting he needed to connect the dots.
Dreams can use a serial killer character to take you inside the mind of such a person. For example, a student of psychology studying serial killers dreams recurrently about a serial killer. Some of the scenes are very intense, as in the movie Silence of the Lambs. The dream acts as a simulation to take the dreamer inside the mind of a serial killer.
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 serial killers
Read some real dream reports of serial killer 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.
My sister had a dream I was a serial killer
That was it, she said I didn’t know I was a serial killer until all these people were turning up dead and I was like obviously the one who did it. What could that mean for her? Lol
That was it, she said I didn’t know I was a serial killer until all these people were turning up dead and I was like obviously the one who did it. What could...
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Had a pretty awful dream about a serial killer/child abductor I made up.
So there was a tale of a man who sets up two poles in fields, and ties strings to those poles to create triangles. Various triangles. Different ones for different people and areas. These triangles somehow subliminally told kids to come over here. To which the man would rape, abuse, or kill the child. Or all three.
One day, my mom and I were driving home when i saw the triangles. Going back to where we left, Steve Rogers and T'Challa went looking for him at my request. To no avail. Even though I knew his general location, seeing the triangles in a field just down the road.
They had no luck finding him. I received a call from an unknown number. I answered, only to find it was this son of a bitch. He knew everything about me. Knew where I lived, my name, SSID, everything. So myself and two other went after him. We hid in the trees of a small campsite and waited. He arrived and recorded himself talking about his pleasures. He saw us in the trees and took off.
Before he was able to escape, we tackled and captured him. We took him to a house and tried to figure out what to do with him. One of the guys with me said we should spare him. I said no, he rapes and beats children. I went over to him, and started beating him. Hits to the temple, jaw, throat. Broke some bones and put him in serious pain. He started to crawl away, laughing about his victims. I grabbed a gun and shot him through the bottom of his head. Watching the life leave his body made me happy. It was over.
It was at this point I woke up and went "what did I just dream up?" It felt so real. I truly believed there was a triangle killer out there, I had to Google it to find out it wasn't real.
Interpretations welcome, or you can just enjoy reading it. I just felt the need to write it out somewhere. Thanks for your time.
So there was a tale of a man who sets up two poles in fields, and ties strings to those poles to create triangles. Various triangles. Different ones for...
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Weird dream about murder can anybody interpret it?
I had a dream where I finished working out and went to use the bathroom, as I walked in a 7 ft Chinese man pissed on me. I said wtf to him and then 3 smaller Chinese men approached me and were going to attack me so I left. In the hallway one of then small ones came out so I punched him and dropped him on his neck killing him,one more came and I did the same thing breaking his neck and killing him. I walked to the garage and as I was getting in my car two policemen arrested me and put me in the back of there car, as they got in a serial killer walked by with a old lady and she passed out. The cops went to do cpr and the serial killer stabbed and killed them both, he then uncuffed me and thew a bottle of pills on the ground and said he drugged her. He told me to get rid of the evidence so I set them all on fire and drove away.
I had a dream where I finished working out and went to use the bathroom, as I walked in a 7 ft Chinese man pissed on me. I said wtf to him and then 3 smaller...
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In a dream, I tried astral projecting into my crush's pad but was inexperienced and ended up in random people's bedrooms, waking them up in the middle of the night scaring the f**k out of them.
As the title suggests, I'm OLDing and was very curious about one guy in particular and was feeling nosy. I try not to dive too deep into googling people irl because... let's just say I am skilled in ways that aren't good for my mental health. And so now, to avoid another spiraling mental breakdown, I just slowly get to know people irl and not search for their discus account or livejournal from 2003. Well anyhow, my unconscious self was having none of that and so I dreamt that I was trying to scope out if this guy is married or a serial killer via astral projection instead of white pages, but I was too "inexperienced". Instead I just kept popping up in random strangers rooms, waking them up and scaring them shitless, because they see a ghostly looking girl with like a weird greenish matrix-looking glow to her standing at the foot of their bed. One of the people I saw was the crush's sister, whom I had to hide my face from in case she recognized me somehow and outed me to him. Yeah I know, this is all nuts. How's everyone's weekend going?
As the title suggests, I'm OLDing and was very curious about one guy in particular and was feeling nosy. I try not to dive too deep into googling people irl...
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Please help me interpret this horrible nightmare (warning: graphic) I haven't been able to relax since I woke up from it
For background: I'm a 22yr old woman, I'm single, I've no children, and I live with my mom and our 2 dogs (I'm obsessed with true horror stories though, which I'm sure spurred at least part of this nightmare)
The nightmare: I wake up in bed. I'm not sure what woke me. I turn to my husband. He's looking at me, confused. We hear bloodcurdling screaming. It's coming from our infant son's room. There's something wrong about this scream, it's not a normal food/diaper change scream. We jump out of bed. We're running down the hall. I reach the door first. I look in. I see our daughter, a toddler, in our son's crib. She's raping him. I gasp and start crying. I fall away from the door. My husband rushes in. He pulls her off of him. Our son dies from the physical trauma. The dream blurs and changes slightly. I'm now sitting on a chair. My husband is kneeling in front of me. Time has passed, but not much. Our daughter is nowhere to be seen. I look at my husband. I say "I don't know how I can face her..." referring to our daughter.
Then I wake up.
Please, for the love of all that is holy, I need help interpreting this, because I'm at an absolute loss. I know I need to take a break from watching true crime/horror stories on YouTube for awhile (I was/am fascinated by cold cases and serial killers and the like, but had already been stepping back from that content to give my mind a break, the most "violent" media ice consumed in the last week is Hollow Knight and The Rocky Horror Picture Show...)
I've honestly never been more relieved to wake up from a nightmare, though, I'll tell you that...
For background: I'm a 22yr old woman, I'm single, I've no children, and I live with my mom and our 2 dogs (I'm obsessed with true horror stories though, which...
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