Bat (Animal) Dream Interpretation and Meaning


Bat (Animal) Dream Meaning – You may dream of a bat when your head and heart are in turmoil causing a sense of total confusion. Have the words you hear not matched people’s actions? Are there promises made never fulfilled? Bat lives in the dark and its message may be that there are things you may not know so defer judgment before making final decisions. Are you making decisions blind to the real truth? Delve deeper to see what may be hidden.

Look at your life to see how the bat’s message fits into the essence of your waking life. Consider whether you are getting mixed signals from someone you find attractive, or maybe a terminal illness in remission but bat may signify it needs further treatment. A bat flying into you can be a warning of a close call with danger of some kind.

bat dreamBats are a symbol of shadow and night. They are an emissary of negative portents. They do not represent evil in particular, just that something that we would otherwise not wish upon ourselves is going to happen.

Bat Dream Interpretations

If you see a single bat flying, it represents that something negative, but within your control is approaching. If you dream of a swarm of bats flying, it represents something negative that you cannot change. If your dream is of bats that are not flying, it represents that something negative is going to happen to someone around you, but will not affect you directly.

To see a bat in a dream is to suggest certain dark thoughts and influences that might be coming from our subconscious mind. You might have some dark feelings that have been bottled up and are trying to come out. A bat will often represent something that is uncleanly, or unholy. Sometimes bats in a dream will represent being re-birthed and discovering your hidden potential.

It may be a sign that you should free yourself of things that are holding you back and search for new opportunities and growth elsewhere. Because blats are blind animals, they can also represent going into a specific situation blindly, without being aware of certain things going on around you. You might want to re-evaluate your life and see if you are making any decisions blindly.

If you see a white bat in your dream it can signify the death of a family member. The black bats can also represent the coming of a disaster into your life.

When Bat crosses your path

Bat quietly hanging in its dark cave gives you a heightened sensitivity to all around you to see straight through any illusions to get to the truth. Your communications skills are exceptional and you are highly intuitive with an innate ability to intuitively understand exactly what is happening and what to do.

Note: If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave a comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. Dani too Tanny! on

    well i dreamed of a bat that i had to personally nurse back to health. I woke and told my significant other, but she didn’t care. what should I do with her? give her the boot? thanks a mil!

  2. Eryniqua Maiden on

    I dreamed im grey bats attacking people in my dream we were at a basketball game and I was arguing with the football and one of the basketball coaches but I was Happy I was defending myself and then somebody screamed bats and I looked up and seen a flock of them and a lot of places hanging and then they just started walking down the walls blocking the entrances to the building and attacking people.

  3. I had a dream of a white bat. What happened was me and my friend were sitting in the car and it happened to be on the car. I picked it up and showed it to my friend. it started flying around and she started freaking out and driving in circles. I told her watch where she’s going and to not worry about the bat. Then I started holding it again and woke up. What does this dream mean?

  4. Louis Dieperink on

    I dreamed a wanted some golden coloured fruit looking like a cross between a fig and pear to pick, at an unknown big white house. In my dream I was flying up from the ground to reach the fruit. Through a big glass window appeared a man starring at me, which was the CEO of a company I worked for. Then I desended to the ground with the golden fruit. I then changed into a bat (animal) just sitting motionless on the ground whiles the CEO was still looking down at me. What is interpretation of this dream?

    • fruit is promotion. after the high from promotion, you come back down to earth (real life) and you and your CEO realize it wasn’t all it is cracked up to be and ceo views you negatively.

  5. I dreamed of dead bats on the ground. Hundreds of them. I was driving my Jeep and started running over something in the dark. I stopped and got out of my Jeep to see what it was. Bats…dead ones…everywhere. They were as far as I could see.
    Then I woke up. Any ideas?

  6. I had a dream last night that my kids and I were in our yard in the late evening when the sky became what we thought (in the dream) was overcast because of an incoming storm. On our way back inside the house we realized the sky was covered with millions of bats. Some were swooping down as if they were attacking but none actually made contact. What does this mean?!

  7. I had a dream there was a black bat hanging from the ceiling and I was in a line going towards it as I got closer I heard it chanting what sounded like some Latin language after I passed the bat it turned it’s head and looked at me and I woke very sweaty and felt like someone else was was in the room with me..

  8. We’d escaped safely into the new house. A large old building possibly in the middle of nowhere. My aunt had already arrived, cooking in the kitchen. My daughter and I had been sent upstairs to check out our room and get to know the place. We have a large family, and all the rest of the important relations would be joining us in twos and threes. My aunt, an organised and efficient happy and fun woman in real life, had already given the place a once over to get it habitable. I’d had a long journey, but would be doing my bit in good time when rested.

    My young daughter and I laid on the bed playing and feeding and going to sleep. I notice a cupboard opposite, built in to the house and l am lying on a bed, all very basic, some unmemorable shelves and a large window and frame to the left. Theology is yellowing. The incandescent light is unattractive. But we are safe and the room is cleaner than it looks or feels.

    As we decide to get up, we agree to look in the cupboard on the way down. I dream remember an earlier time when we had arranged for all our things to be taken to the safe house. In the cupboard are my files and papers and distinctly a large dictionary that my aunt has placed there. I very pleased,we like cupboards, files and stationery.

    What is this? There are sort of dark musty crumbly bits on the floor of the cupboard where I’m crouching. Must be an old house thing? I say to my daughter, in arms, and we stand up and turn. As I do so, I seem to knock something with my head, or shoulder. Maybe iys a hanging or something off the shelves. I am disorientated a little and can’take it out. Then I look down and specifically see a wings outstretched, very large bat. It has a sort of browny orange leather appearance, and laying on its back facing up it was dream clear rigamortis had set in and it was very dead.

    I looked up, the habitat style Chinese orb paper lantern, crispy black from being old seemed like it was fully dead bats, or a bats nest (I realised this is dream and real bats don’t live like that) he, a bat was shuffling past a crispy hole in the lantern.

    My first thought is ah. That was why the light was flickering and the electricity was going, the bats had been at the wires. My aunt will not want this to stay, I must tell her and either she will have it removed or I shall remove it. Hopefully we can have it done without disturbing the occupants (bats).

    We leave the room and what was once a corridor is now a wall (naturally) haha. I descend the stairs and wake up.


    So what do you think of that? If anything? the ain’t is a homeopath in real life and she’s helped me with bodily conditions (the room house?) And maybe removing this chard bat infested light fitting is an analogy for my mental health to get sorted. That’s one way of looking at it.

    I’m putting it here though because this dream could be a portent of misfortune or disaster in general, so what do you make of it? Xx

  9. Rachel Dempsey on

    In my dream I was at a jay z and Kanye west concert it’s a hard not life was playing I was with 2 friends, it was in this old theatre then suddenly a bat started attacking me and nobody else, it was wrapped around my arm bitting me it had the most evil look in its face like I had done something bad on it and it wanted to get back at me and I was trying so hard to not let it near my hair then it eventually got there and bit me on the head then I jumped and woke myself up very weird dream.

  10. I had a dream just now about a bat that was my pet and friend. (Second dream of a bat pet) he went out and I was worried that he would get lost or wouldn’t come back. He flew too far out and I started calling for him. He came back the first few times. The last time he got lost and eventually he came back as a chicken. I was confused and didn’t know if it was that same bat or just a random chicken claiming his identity. When the chicken expressed affection toward me I realized it was, indeed my bat but now he was a chicken.

  11. I dreamt I was sitting on a covering trying to keep all the bats inone place so I could escape. One kept getting out and I knew if I got up all the bats would get out so I was looking for more things to secure thebats. They were under pillows and cloth, not caged in.

  12. Charles Hagan on

    Had a dream a bat was trying to get in. It kept flying and hitting the window. It was dark outside. I woke in the dream put my hand to the window rebuked it in Jesus’s name. It went away.

  13. Had a dream with two sleeping bats I closed the coffin and one flew out the keyhole !! I woke up can someone tell me what this means?

  14. I had a dream of falling inlove with a bat. It even whispered “i love you” to me.. The bat then turned into an eagle.. Then it disappeared. And the owner of the house where the bat resides told me something is unusual with it.. It seems so happy and inlove.If anyone knows what is the meaning of my dream, could you please let me know?”

  15. I dreamt of 3 bats but it was day light flying around me, then 1 enters inside the bottle that my aunt was carrying then my aunt closes that bottle then the other 2 bats disappear

  16. Prina mistry on

    Hi seen bats dead been prepared for cooking for people to eat. What is the meaning of this dream

  17. I had to dream with 2 sleeping bats… the first one was small and white and the second one was a bit bigger but black… i saw the white bat when I was speaking to my brother (who passed away) but I don’t know what the bkack sleeping bat means… I was scared in my dream when I saw them. Just a bit startled but more so curious. Can anyone help me

  18. I dreamt that a swarm bats flew through my attic window and all went straight for my mouth but a woke up, what could this mean??

  19. I had a dream that I woke up int the middle of the night to a bunch of loud scratching and flapping noises. When I opened the curtains I saw hundred of bats flying up against my window. They were all trying to get in. The walls around me began to rot, ooze, and leak worms and centipedes. I’m nervous this may be a bad omen.

  20. Kristen Bizzack on

    I dreamt last night that as I was walking down a hallway I passed a death baby bat on the ground. I did see a dead baby bat at my job the other day. Not sure if this is why I dreamt this. What does this mean??

  21. Alferius Victor on

    I dreamt of swam of bat flying after to extent some biting me, but I’ve killed them in my dream . And the funny is when I hit them and it touched ground, thus the end of them

  22. I had a dream of a swarm of black bats eating flesh off the ground and could only say a man’s names. Still not sure what it means.

  23. I dreamt of a bat flying around me in the house I thought of it as friendly . But as time went on it irritated me for some unknown reason I ended up stabbing the bat , beheading it and cooking the meat up in a soup.( I also wanted to do what ozzy osobrourne did)I was wondering if perhaps my subconscious was trying to tell me something. No I’m not kidding it was bizarre.

  24. I dreamt of catching a bat, I handed to my cousin, who then let it go. He passed away 3 weeks later. I had NEVER dreamt of him or bats prior. I knew he had cancer, but it was not terminal, he was only 60.

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