Ghost and Spirits Dream Meaning and Interpretations

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Ghost and Spirit Dream Symbols – Dreaming about ghosts can indicate there is something haunting your mind and emotions from your past. It may represent an actual person that you had a relationship with, or it could be a project that you have yet to complete.

It is weighing on your mind that you haven’t been able to let go or bring whatever the ghost represents to a conclusion. To find peace in your life, it is essential that you allow yourself to lay old things to rest and free yourself of all regrets and ties to the past.

When ghosts and spirits visit your dreams, this can mean something is no longer within your reach. You may no longer have access to it. It can also say that you feel disconnected from your life and the world around you. This can be a prompt to see things with greater clarity.

Spend time in meditation to get a new understanding. You may need a new perspective. It may be a chance to move on. It is time to abandon the old way of doing things and embrace a new way of thinking, seeing, acting, and living your life. Doing this will give you a renewed energy and positive outlook to take into the future. Are you ready for the challenge?

Ghosts Dream Symbol

When ghosts visit your dreams, it is a reminder of your inner fears. What do you fear? This could be a time you feel guilt, or repressed thoughts or memories come to the surface. Ghosts can visit at times when you are stressed about failing at something you want to achieve. They can also represent death. This may be a message to change your ways. It is time to change your perspective and old ways of doing things. Even change bad habits. This will help you move your life forward.

Dreaming of becoming a ghost is a sign there is someone or a situation you want to escape. It indicates your disconnection from the world around you. Is there something or someone who makes you feel this way? Touching a ghost and it vanishes is a sign that you are working on dealing with your repressed fears and painful memories. But, you are still not ready to face them head on. Give it time. Keep working on it.

Being frightened by a ghost or talking to one, warns there is pressure on you to do something that goes against your integrity. You may need to seek the wisdom of another, but resist the temptation to put your principles at risk. Dreaming of being haunted by a ghost can mean that issues from your past can influence your life today. It is time to let go of the past. Sure, use past challenges as lessons to help you move forward in your present and future. But, living with negativity only attract more negativity into your life. This is an opportunity to deal with anything that haunts you from the past once and for all.

Dreaming of ghosts chasing you to bring about your death is a sign you are ready to face your fears and the past no matter how much it hurts. You are tired of being held back. You are ready to move on into your future. Stand tall in your truth and do not be afraid to speak out.

Ghost of Someone who has Died

Dreaming of the ghosts of your parents is a warning there is danger around you. Be wary of newcomers who want to work with you in some way. Take the time to get to know them better to understand the truth first. Seeing the ghost of a relative or friend who is still alive in real life, warns they may look upon you with bitterness. They may be working against you. You may be affected by their deliberate malicious acts against you. Seeing the ghost of a dead relative or friend can mean you feel guilty of some sort towards them. Do you have regrets about a past relationship? What makes you feel guilty? Face it to move on.

Ghoul

When ghouls haunt your dreams, it is a warning that your negativity and bad habits are blocking your way forward. You have the ability to change this with a new perspective.

Spirit

Spirits visiting your dreams can represent any fears you have about death or dying. Take notice of what the spirits tell you for they have come to help you deal with the challenges you face in your waking life. It can also symbolize being in good spirits. You may be attending a special occasion or had good news.

Spirit Guide

When a spirit guide visits your dreams, you can be guaranteed they have an important message for you. This message can be in pictures, or you may hear it or it, can simply come in as impressions. It is a privilege when a spirit guide visits. They come to let you know you are supported in trying times. Or, to help you make important decisions and help show you the way. It is a time to follow your gut instincts. They may show you something relevant to the situation you did not already know. You may have trouble understanding the real meaning. When you do not get it right, the spirit guide will continue to visit with their messages until you do. They may not limit their signs and visits to your dreams. Keep an eye out for their attention seeking in your waking life too.

Supernatural Dreams

Dreaming of paranormal activity can be symbolic of your loss of control of your life. There may be obstacles in your way, stopping you from achieving your goals. The types of dreams are symbolic of your feelings or life in your waking reality. You may need to reassess your goals in life.

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.

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  1. I dreamt about little girl ‘s spirit. In my dream the girl was my daughter. She wanted to be with me and me too. She was calling me Mom. I was also happy with her. Then my Husband taking us to a place. There was a person doing something and trying to send back that spirit. And she was crying and saying “don’t send me back I want to be with my Mom “. And I was also wanted to be with her and saying don’t send her back and crying. But finally they sent her.
    Please I want to know the meaning of this. It disturbing me alot.

  2. gretagerdie on

    I’m having a recurring dream where a team of us are trying to trap/free a stuck spirit woman in an old schoolhouse / train station maybe? I’ve had several dreams with ghosts in them but there was never any fear involved.

  3. Kartikay Kelly Kwong on

    Salutations. I feel attacked. Please take this down. My dreams are full of family like inhuman beings who look beautiful and one ghoul who accidentally puked on my bed. I’ve forgiven him. But I don’t want to be told that this is a sign of my life being in the shits!!!! I remember the doe eyed floating heads that I organised like balloons as I held them by their hair to make a circle. The wind was calm but not dead, the light was dim in the night, My view moved from my bed to a dark green garden in the night which looks a lot like the telly tubbies’ Homeland but with taller trees and street lamps and a huge main gate with intricate patterns. Just glistening in the night. I saw all this in my 7:30AM NAP AND YOU CALL IT A WARNING!???? You all are the real heathens!! Ruining lil ol me’s beautiful dream with all this darn negativity. I’ll pray for you. Take this down.

  4. Benjamin Blank on

    I dream about my dead brother alot. I guess i just miss him and regret that we didn’t spend enough time together

  5. I dream about something haunting Me I don’t know what it was but it wasn’t a nightmare I woke up normally (I just moved somewhere from another state and I met this guy we don’t talk a lot at all)and I was living with my friend sor some reason I think it was a hotel/mansión I saw him eating chicken and then i got haunted idk by what but I did them me and my family went somewhere and then I went with a lady I told her that someone was haunting me and she had a little device that detected ghost it did detect it and she with her thumb massaged my shin then My shin had a bubble in it and she popped it and then it never haunted me agn

  6. Martin Osayande on

    Hello @Rebecca VanderHooft , you wrote a lot and believe me I read through every word . I have had similar situations in the past and recently yesterday I saw something I’d never seen . that’s how I got to this page and saw your message

  7. hi! I SAW that i was a college boy’s soul and had come to take the girl i love along with me. i sAW her in the class she was holding a mike, and then suddenly as if she was possesed by someone she said something jumped off thn window. tHe next thing i knew was that i was that girl and i was standing beside that boy (now both being a spirit). we were in a crowded place of worship and a saint was the only perso n that could see us and he talked to that boy about i don’t know what. aND then i woke up

  8. Lastnight I had a nightmare and it felt so real. Me and my partner were lying on my bed watching telly and my body began lifting from the bed trying to drag me off. For some reason I had previously lost a baby and was pregnant again and begged my partner to hold on to me because I didn’t want anything happening to this baby. (This hasn’t happened to me but Iv not long had a baby) but my partner was scared and let go of my and ran away. I looked into the telly and I began to laugh but on the screen it was me as an old person. (I had a baby monitor next to me so this is probably where the screen thing came from) I tried to get to my mum and dad because I was scared and I was scareaming and they wouldn’t wake up to my cry for help then I saw my dog and tried talking to him but he wasn’t aware of my presence which is when I realised this spirt killed me. I have read the meaning behind these kind of dreams and it’s because me and my partner are having trouble working our relationship out and it told me it’s a sign that I need to end things with him because he’s blocking me from being happy. It’s so scary that having a nightmare means something and to help you guide the way.

  9. Can someone please interpret my dream. In my dream there’s is a man who is always in my side. He just show up from nowhere. As i remember, i think were in a house and as the day goes by, i felt that i like this guy and then, one day this guy disappear at first i didnt realize that the guy disappear until someone tell me this “Where is the guy you are with? The handsome guy”. So what i do is keep looking for this guy and then until someone approach me showing some ID and telling me a story and i found out that the guy who is always woth me is a ghost and he already died long time ago anyway, i still remember the face of the ghost funny to hear but his face is a celebrity face. So back to the story, i cried so hard that time (until now i feel that my heart is aching.) reminiscing all the memories of him that i had.

    Then the story jump. I cant remember the faces of the people but we go to this a friend of us of just got married i guess or She already had a husband. We visit him in a VERY SMALL ROOM. Then we asked him if where did his husband Go and He said that they fight and she sleep alone and then, this one friend of me can see ghost and she said that there is a ghost and we run coz she said that we need to escape the house or else the ghost will hang on me. While we were trying to escape the ghost already hang on me and fortunately, i free my self to them and when we finally escape the house i saw that there is 3 ghost kids in that small room.

    I hope you can understand my story. Hahaha and also, i still feel that i cried. Hahaha

  10. I had a dream last night someone knelt on my bed and was looming over me. I tried speaking but couldn’t. It was just a dark figure and they just stood over me. Anyone know what this means?

    • thanecromancer on

      It’s more than likely your shadow self, but I would read into it. I had a similar dream where a shadow was standing over me and inhaling my energy which at the time I thought was the devil or Satan.

    • Niyati Singh on

      This is not a dream but happened in real . This is called sleep paralysis and happens to few people. You can search for it on the internet.

  11. In my dream a man is talking and walking along with a group of people in the dark in a desert or something like that. Their path is illuminate by some kind of light. The man calls every one by name and talks to them and going on I can see their graves except that man’s. It’s shown like in a movie and after showing everyone’s grave atlast the man is alone walking with that light. So I assume (in the dream) that the man is only living others are dead and he can talk to them.
    This is my dream, can you please explain ???

  12. I have been dreaming about this ghost or spirit, I been dreaming about in different places in the house that I currently live in with my parents (i am not the age to leave). Last night I had a dream about this ghost at my computer and I heard typing, and I was in the kitchen doorway to the computers. So I look over and the mouse moved I got so scared and ran but it was like I was frozen with fear. even before I looked I was scared because it was like I already knew it was there and knew what it was doing.

    As for my first dream when it started, I was in my room sleeping then I woke up (in my dream), I felt this presence (I believe this is a bad one) I was scared so I ran out but it was something blocking the way I felt stuck and couldn’t move. I felt like I was in very thick honey, but when turned the corner it disappeared like it just gave up, then I woke up from my dream.

    Hopefully, someone could help me with my dream, tell me what means!

  13. Anonymous or smt on

    Last night I had a dream kinda about ghosts? Idk; I had two dogs with me and was in this weird house to stay in. There lived a mother with her son. They sent me into a “haunted” room with a bed and covered bathtub. At first they told me a gay man had died in it (I’m Part of lgbt myself if that might be a connection) and I while I was cleaning up the stuff in the room I noticed a covered up corpse in the bathtub. There was a mirror above the bed and the son of the woman was in the room behind that wall – I could see him as skeleton, as doll and sometimes bloody through the mirror. But he never noticed I saw him. They had a dog too that tried to attack and kill my two dogs… They said in a creepy tone to make sure my dogs won’t be able to cross his path at night. I don’t remember how I did it but the mother eventually gave me her bed instead and went into the haunted room herself to sleep there (I didn’t see her dog anymore. Assuming it was with her). So I slept with my dogs in her bed and she slept in the haunted room. Next thing I know is we are outside the house… It looked like an old beach hotel falling apart and where calling people. Don’t remember who and why. Then I woke up. (For some reason I got more sleep from that dream than with my happy dreams). And also!- before I fell asleep I felt something touching my back. I assumed it was the cat that always stays in my room so I looked behind me – nothing. The cat was sleeping on the carpet. After that the just described dream happened.

  14. Hi, I’m going to keep it short.
    The recurring dream I’m having is being in a house (unknown to me) that a spirit/ ghost is haunting me and it always in one room that I have to go trough to be able to go to the rest of the house. I always feel stuck in that house, can’t seems to exit the house because the spirit/ghost wont let me!
    Sometimes I’m alone and sometimes my Mother would be with me, but can’t help me, she is only looking and trying to help me.

    • My suggestion is only to listen and speak Hanuman chalisa before going to bed, you will never face this again, you can listen it from YouTube , learn it and speak when you get fear, immediate solution

  15. I believe you! I felt terrorized in my dreams and in my room by a presence and had lots of sleep paralysis. It never had a form, just a feeling and it would come at me faster than the speed of light and actually go through me. I was always paralyzed and terrified. Finally at some point, I was able to stand up to it during my sleep paralysis. I got very angry and basically said enough; I know you can’t hurt me and then I kind of surrendered. It worked and it stopped happening. Recently I had a spirit lying on top of me in my bed–this happened twice. The first time I thought I was dreaming but the second time happened soon after. When the spirit realized I was waking up, I would feel it lift off of me. For me, I tell various spirits I have felt in my house that they don’t belong and have to leave. I also let them know I believe in God and my faith is stronger than my fear. That seems to work every time. You aren’t crazy. I’ve seen a ghost in my parent’s house and nobody believed me. Since then, both of my parents have been touched when no one was there and my niece has seen him too. Luckily he doesn’t feel threatening at all. I also had a foul odor in my room right before preceding the couple nights I had something lying on me. There was no explanation for that as my room is no where near anything that could smell foul. Again, I asked for God’s protection. That seems to always resolve it. Develop a strong faith and ask God to protect you and ask the spirits to leave. Hope this helps.

  16. Rebecca Vanderhooft on

    I have been plagued by strange dreams ever since I was a child; I’m 27 now. A lot are recurring dreams but they are more like nightmares. I can still remember my dreams from when I was a child.

    I believe there were entities in the house I grew up in. I lived there with my older sister, my mom and her fiancé at the time. My mom, sister and I left the house when I was 14 after my mom broke off the relationship. I didn’t tell my mom and sister what I experienced until I was around 14 shortly before we moved out. Frankly, I thought I was crazy and imagining everything until my mom told me I was around 2/3 when I started saying I saw something in the house. Children are too young at that age to be able to fabricate stories of that nature so it was after getting that news from my mom that I started to believe I experienced something supernatural.

    I always felt like there was something sinister or evil in the house. My room was directly above the kitchen and the nook that indented to the pantry under the stairs. Anytime I passed the nook I would see a black mass like orb hovering in the nook; it would only appear in my peripheral vision but it was always there, I’d even see it during the day. I felt another presence in the house as well, a young girl, she was friendly.

    At night I would have terrible dreams. Some I was abandoned by my mom and sister and left in the house by myself. Some I was searching for them down a long road and always thought I was getting closer but then the road would keep going. I would dream that the walls in the house spoke and would tell me to hurt people. Other dreams I was being chased by a psychopath trying to kill me. I even had a terrible dream about our washing machine that scarred me so badly that the rhythm that washing machines make cause my skin to crawl and sometimes the repetitive sound gets stuck in my head for days and I get irritated easily and think I’m going to snap. I would have freakishly vivid dreams of falling and hitting the pavement but instead of waking up to your body jolting like most people do, I would descend through fiery tunnels as if I was going to hell or sometimes it was tunnels of clouds as if I was going to heaven.

    The most terrifying dreams, however, revolved around the two presences I felt. The girl only appeared to me a few times but I always felt her around me and she felt safe. The black orb would play tricks on me in my dreams. It would appear as the girl as if to trick me but I could feel that it wasn’t really her. In the dreams it would try to harm me. I would dream that it was going to kill me in various ways like drowning me or stabbing me. Once it came close to tricking me into believing it was the girl, she came forward to show me that it wasn’t her. It got very mad and manifested in real life after that, I think to really scare me and it worked. But again it disguised itself as the girl but I looked into it’s eyes and they were black; that’s when I knew it wasn’t her.

    It always felt like it was close by and watching me. I would wake up in the middle of the night and sense that something was at the end of my bed, as if it was pacing waiting for something. I would yell saying I knew it was there and to leave me alone but it never really left.

    I experienced sleep paralysis once and my mom had to shake me out of it. I would have these dreams that I left my body and could fly around my room; I told someone about that once and they think I was having out of body experiences. I remember one time that I was dreaming I was outside of my body and was watching myself sleep. I heard a man’s voice but couldn’t see him, he wanted me to go with him somewhere but I said I couldn’t go without my mom and sister so he decided I couldn’t go with him since I wouldn’t go alone.

    I had another strange experience that I remember clear as day. Since I had terrible dreams I struggled to fall asleep as a child, I could be awake for hours some nights. I never fell asleep right away. As I was the younger child I would get tucked into bed first. My mom said goodnight, turned off the light and closed the door. I was terribly afraid of the dark and had a nightlight that shown kind of neon green. I was trying to get comfortable and settle in when I heard something rustling in the room (I didn’t have any pets in my room). I sat up a tiny bit and peaked around the room. I realized it was the blinds; they were those ugly white plastic blinds that were floor length, they led to the balcony that connected the two bedrooms on the second floor (mine and my sister’s room). I had my stuffed animals lined in front of the blinds, I assumed one of the animals had fallen over so I laid back down. Less than a minute later the blinds began to move more, I started to become worried. I sat up again to see what animals were knocked over but none of them were yet the blinds kept moving. I got scared so I laid back down hoping whatever was going on would stop. The blinds rustled more and without lifting my head I looked down towards the end of the bed and saw two figures standing there. One was tall and quite round, the other was short and thin. The short one came up to the side of the bed I was on and I froze in fear. It leaned down to get close to my face and it was smiling, it whispered “do you want to meet my friend?” It pointed to the other figure at the end of the bed, the one at the end of the bed waved to me. I looked at the one beside me and said “I want my mom.” I was scared though so it didn’t hear me the first time so I had to repeat “I want my mom.” He wasn’t happy with that answer, he got mad and said “fine.” Walked to the end of the bed to meet his friend, turned around, walked to the blinds and disappeared. Finally, it was like I was no longer paralyzed and I screamed for my mom. I had to explain to my mom’s fiancé what happened, he didn’t believe me so he got my mom and I explained to her what happened but they both kept saying I was dreaming. It took a long time for me to calm down and for my mom to convince me to sleep. But when they both left I realized the blinds were still shaking.

    Over the years the dreams would repeat, it felt like I was on some weird loop that I couldn’t get out of. My mom’s fiancé was fascinated by dreams but he wasn’t a nice man so I never told him about my dreams. Mostly because I feared he would think I was crazy and send me away. When we left the house when I was 14 the dreams stopped. I thought that was the end of it. But it’s been 13 years and I still have strange experiences and dreams but it’s more random and sporadic.

    I lived in a house a few years ago where strange things happened. I would hear growling and it always felt like someone was right behind me. I was decorating the Christmas tree and I swear something grabbed my arm; no one was home at the time. My sister saw a white orb at the house once. She was on the third floor one time heading into the bathroom, she glanced into her boyfriends room to the right of her and she saw “a large figure standing in the middle of the room wearing Brendan’s sweater.” She freaked out and flipped on the light, nothing was there but the sweater was on the floor exactly where the thing was standing. She was never really a believer and didn’t experience anything supernatural so when that happened to her she was completely terrified and has been a believer since.

    Just last year from October to December (roughly) something was terrorizing me again. My sister and I had lost our paternal grandmother in September but whatever was there wasn’t her, the presence felt malevolent. In the middle of the night I’d hear what sounded like hooves walking around my bed. I’d wake up and my stuff would be moved. I heard growling once, saw shadows. And the nightmares came back. I was living with my sister and she didn’t discredit what was happening but wasn’t sure what she believed until we came home one day. Her boyfriend lived with us and no one had been home, we were all out together. I always closed my bedroom door because her dog loves laying on our beds when we aren’t home so no one had been in my room. I flick the light switch but it didn’t work. I try the floor lamp in the corner of my room, it doesn’t turn on either. Nothing would turn on and we hadn’t lost power. I grab new lightbulbs and finally the main light works but the lamp wasn’t working. I check the cord, somehow the lamp was unplugged. I started hating being in my room by myself because of all the weird things going on. One day I’m sitting at my desk painting my nails while my sister’s dog is relaxing on my bed and my sister is standing beside me chatting. I closed the nail polish bottle and just as I’m about to look at my sister we both see the nail polish bottle jump about three inches in the air and land perfectly still. We both freaked out and ran out to the living room. Even my sister’s dog started acting strange, he stopped going close to my room unless my sister was with him. In the morning’s he would love to crawl into the bed with me for a bit, he wouldn’t even enter the door frame; something scared him.

    I know I wrote a lot and some people might not read the whole thing or even believe me. But if you have experienced anything that I’ve written I’d love to know so that I can have someone to talk to. And if anyone has any advice on the dreams or anything else please let me know.

    • 50% or more happed and stil. I read all your post. But i have never told someone becouse i think that they will not belive or think you are crazy

    • Martin Osayande on

      I read every word your wrote . I have experienced similar situation in the past but last night I saw something new and worrisome. And that is what led me to search for answers and that’s how I got to this page and saw your write up here.

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