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Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, goblins and a whole plethora of creatures exist in the world of the supernatural – while most people prefer the comforts of the familiar in life, knowing where they are, what they are doing and what is going to happen next; there are those that actively seek out the paranormal, search for UFOs and hunt for ghosts in haunted mansions. If you are experiencing supernatural dreams it could be that your subconscious wishes you were more adventurous and open-minded to the unexplained; or perhaps a need for radical change in your life is being hinted at?

Ghost Dreams

When ghosts appear in your dreams they often symbolize unfinished business, just as ghosts in waking life are supposed to have unfinished business on earth, the unsettled dead who haven’t found their place in the afterlife. Because of a ghost's ephemeral nature, being only partially visible to some and invisible to others; they can also represent uncertainty, a lack of clarity in your thinking – perhaps you are wondering where your life is leading you?

We are all going to die one day, so seeing ghosts in dreams is a way of facing your own mortality; for this reason they can be quite disturbing, yet they are evidence of a life after death nonetheless, so they could be seen as offering some comfort in that regard.

You can also look at a ghost as a shadow of yourself, your own dark nature personified; the side of yourself that you’d rather not face up to.

If you want to figure out what dreaming of ghosts means, you need to look at how they behaved in your dream. Some ghosts are invisible; some ghosts are noisy and throw things around, these could represent your lack of control regarding things that are happening around you in waking life. Ghosts may interact with you in dreams, but often they will not do it directly. You may feel comforted by their appearance in your dream; you may feel stressed or afraid. They may be strangers, friends and relatives or famous people that have died – your relationship to them or how you feel about them will affect what they mean in your dream – for instance the ghost may be a nagging relative who is still very much alive, but casts a shadow over your life and is always trying to push you one way or another.

Ghosts can also be all that you have left of loved ones who are no longer alive, they can offer you comfort by appearing in your dreams – they can represent a welcome opportunity to speak once again to that special person, to come to terms with the fact that they are gone.

Vampire Dreams

The most obvious image of a vampire is that of a creature that is dead and sucks the blood of the living, rising from the grave at night to do so – then sleeping all day in a most inhuman-like fashion. Your blood is your life force, it carries with it everything you need to survive; if your blood drains away you become weak and die. Vampires are the parasites of the supernatural realm; they share a world with ghouls (creature that prey on the dead) and the succubi and incubi that take on human form to have sexual intercourse with sleeping people. In the past when the Catholic Church was more superstitious, they blamed a person’s apparently sudden sexual awareness on these sexual interlopers of the night.

Vampires are often repelled by simple, natural things like daylight; they are also turned away by religious symbols in mythology – dreaming of these parasitic creatures can signify that a part of your existence is having the life sucked out of it, that you need to take a closer look at the more tiresome aspects of your life and dispel the worries connected with them, that you need to employ some kind of self-protection or preservation. It may be that your partner is overpowering, or that your boss is making you work unreasonably long hours so that your energy is being drained away. It is also possible, but rare, that you are the one behaving in a parasitic manner and are subconsciously quite disturbed by it. These types of dreams are your subconscious’s way of telling you that something is wrong.

Werewolf and Vampire Bat Dreams

Werewolves and bats come out at night to suck people’s blood; vampires go through a metamorphosis to become a bat, as do werewolves from a human being during the full moon. It is thought that these creatures in your dream mean that there is something going on in your life that is awkward and difficult to deal with.