Ghost and Spirits Dream Meaning and Interpretations


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.


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.


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.


About Author

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. I had I dream that I were fighting with things I don’t see, I don’t see them but I can only feel them they were trying to kill me but I WS fighting and running for help

  2. I had a dream right about my son. He went to school with his dad and I went back to sleep like we usually do every morning, we have a baby too and don’t want to pack her up. Anyways in my dream my son had also already left and gone to school. My husband and I were in our room and the sink had over flowed so we were cleaning it. Then my son walks out of his room and I start to say this is not him he is at school. This is a spirit or something taking form of my son and I am the only one freaking out about it. My husband pays no mind to it and we go upstairs to make breakfast like usual. His grandparents are upstairs and start to lecture me because they think we didn’t take him to school. I tell them I did and whatever this is, it isn’t Ayden. They don’t believe me and I offer to call the school to prove it but don’t have too. The spirit is still with us and I can touch it and everything but it isn’t him. So I’m standing there and my husband goes “get on it babe” about making breakfast and I ask what he wants but can’t seem to focus on cooking because of the child. My husband looks at me and goes, “it’s just a deep repentance”. I look at the child and as ” are you sorry?” And it nods at me and says “young”, I ask it ” you were young?” And it starts crying to which my husband and I immediately hug him. Then I woke up crying because it felt so real. My husband was beside me and my son is currently at school. I just don’t know how to respond. Was it just symbolic or could something really be trying to apologize to me or tell me something in my dreams?

  3. I had a dream where I was in the basement grabbing some toys to spruce them up. I had moved them to another part in the basement when I looked up to see a blacked out kid spirit running at me. As I tried to block the kid with my arms in front of me, he ran through me only to turn and run away from me more to my left (he came at me on my right) and then he stopped. He turned and looked back at me, looking normal. Just a tanned skin body looking back at me. I don’t remember any details of his face or much else other than the feeling of my chest tightening and being scared when he rushed towards me and then the calm feeling when he had stopped and looked back at me. That’s all i remember from my dream.

  4. Joanna Arline Kay on

    My dream this morning was of being pulled by my ankles off the bed my first reaction was this was a bad ghost then I decided to allow it to pull me completely off and it was gentle not letting me bang down on the floor then I asked who it was and the light from the ceiling came towards me on an extended arm and shook my hand I asked if it was my Dad and a voice said yes a door which was open closed and then I was somewhere else and there was a young lady crying and I had upset her in some way and I was trying to console her but she kept on sobbing not wanting or unable to be consoled. Any ideas what this spirit is trying to tell me, although it answered yes it was my Dad I felt the spirit was someone else a friendly spirit?

  5. saint marie on

    So, last nights dream; I was standing next to my kitchen and I said out loud “open that cupboard” and the cuppered opened, ” fold those towels” and the towels started to fold themself I thought to myself, who is doing all of this, the power felt supernatural and unreal (angel or demon I thought to myself) it didn’t feel evil at first. I was being fooled, only an evil entity would make me feel powerful like this… I started to get scared thinking that a demon was giving me this power. Everything I wanted this spirit to do it did. When I looked in the mirror I saw the darkness possessing me in and around my eyes.. blackened skin and black eyes. I cried out to a friend look at my face! look, I don’t see anything he said “come and let me burn sage around you” he did and it didn’t work, then he said come here and opened a box that had magic with charms vibrating and said hold these, I did and it still didn’t leave me. He said smoke this and I did and then I saw an African man with a headdress on with horns and his eyes were red and then I said to myself or an angel said “do not fear him, you are much stronger andI started the human back into him, meaning his eyes became human. I said this is never going to work I need Jesus and I started to say My Lord, My kind my savour, save me now, with the blood of Christ I am saved, I am protected! I look in the mirror and the darkness went away. I have always had dreams where I am battling evil but this one was too close for comfort… I can’t wait for Archangel Michael to avenge me!

  6. I had a dream of our entire family living in one house. I would always sit of the stairs in which would always fall down and I would need d to pick it up. One day my sister asked to borrow a book. She had finished one and got the other wet. She got mad at me for trying to fix the cover saying I had no idea what I was doing even though i have over 200 books. I kicked my sister out not wanting another book ruined. Then I layed on my bed and I felt a few different emotions like hurt for the book, and a bit of sadness. Then something which came from inside me started to do the famous dragging you out of the room. I grabbed onto my bookshelf and that was dragged out with me. We were dragged into the room next to me which is that sisters room. My sister not comming to the calls of help when I was outside had watched me being put onto the bed with a look of horror and shock. The book shelf was placed on the wall behind me. I couldn’t speak a word as I was terrified at that point and all I could do was point to the shelf behind me as I stared at my sister.

    Best part of this is that I woke up the same direction I was laying in my dream with the bookshelf behind me.

  7. I had this super strange dream last night. I was with this guy I really like… in my old childhood bedroom. All of a sudden there is this posessed doll screaming at me “my mother is biting” and then the image of a very old lady in bed. Next to her, is a dead and dried up version of herself. I escape the room, to enter my parents bedroom. Where a lot of spirits are standing. Dressed in animal pajamas they banish the evil spirit. And we agree to look out for eachother and protect eachother in the future. Then I wake up. Only to have a second dream about a comet about to hit earth. But thats a whole other story

  8. User2254367781 on

    I don’t know what to consider this dream as, but I was neither scared or afraid, only nervous in this experience, also there where some adult themes in my dream but the very adult parts won’t be discussed.

    The most memorable parts I remember that there where a spiritual entity, I assume female, that had a similar appearance to one’s you’d see in media depicting of what I assume Oni or Yokai (which shouldn’t make sense, since I grew up in American culture, perhaps it’s due to my interest of Japanese culture), but instead more of a western twist, I remember seeing on the TV while next to this very tangible, incredibly pale, and partially rotting, just almost like a something you’d see in Tim Burton’s creations but more realistic.

    Meanwhile whilst setting by the TV, when the TV was on a particular channel that showed the goat head within the pentagram with sounds coming from the speakers, the words where something I couldn’t make out but the demon or Oni girl could understand it, I remember, after noticing a structure to the sounds that it came off as a language, her telling me it was a demon language, I have an interest in learning languages so I discussed that to her as I noticed some stuff I seem to have recognized in one part of some of the over languages out there like that, like one of the Arabian language here and there but not enough to be one of those set of languages, the demon language where too gutteral.
    She spoke under her breath after I said my interest in learning another language.

    I find it strange how I had pretty much no fear, only nervousness, and that the demon was very friendly.

  9. I’m a tutor by profession, i.e. everyday I go to this tuition and teach young kids, everyday it gets too late to return to home.
    So I saw exactly the same, I was teaching the kids and suddenly the madam thrown a party, everyone got dressed and started clicking pictures and all. I was behind all small kids for a great picture when a felt something uneasy.
    The student who was clicking selfies shown me the selfie of us, in which someone was tightly hugging me from behind.
    Then as usual kids started studying again, all my colleagues were gone, I had to wait till the remaining Kids’ parents arrive, it was 10 at night when it started raining, I stood up from bench started walking towards the exit of tuition, saw rain, felt weird, was coming back to kids. Kids were disappeared! It happened like everyday.
    Every day I shut the tuition down and get on my way to home, last day reaching home I told mom about this, I was literally crying and sobbing. She told me “come on let me see where he is” I was not agreeing as I was scared.

    And there I woke up

  10. Hii… I had a dream starting of everything went well though I was sad… I could see I was sad and later I was in a bus chatting with someone and I notice its my friend who passed away a year ago. Then I see his picture and it starts vanishing off and him saying in a call that ” don’t remember me, why do you want to remember….? ” And he points out some place and say this is where I was for the last time and he vanishes again. I took a ticket for that place and I just went and I know I was simply just led to that place. These people were different there were two types one kind instructor group who looked good and human like they were taking people ( these were kind of abnormal human beings) somewhere and I felt like nobody is responding to me. Then I start going out where a group of blind people came they were a bit scary , in that one lady started moving towards me tickling and not let me go out. And I just woke up with frightened.

  11. I dream about spirits that do not cause any harm to me but they trying to threaten me so that I can leave the place where I was leaving. Initially it was scary but later it felt like ghost was threatening me to leave this place by causing harms to others or leaving sign behind like circle mark on little girl’s cheek. And the people I’m leaving they were also conspire against.
    But the worst part is I was unable to leave that place I tried but kind of trapped in that place.

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