What do the dreams of the deceased mean? Are they actually messages from the spirit world or just a product of our subconsciousness?

Two years ago, something terrible happened in our family – my grandfather had a stroke. He fell into a coma and eventually died two days later. This profoundly shocked all of us not only because grandpa was deeply loved and respected by everybody who had the luck to know him but also because we couldn’t imagine that he would go so early and so suddenly.

Shortly after this tragic event, I started to have weird dreams. I was seeing myself visiting my grandpa at his home and feeling quite confused – I was simultaneously glad that he was there again and puzzled trying to understand how it was possible.

In my dreams, he never said a word and replied to my questions about him being there with an enigmatic smile.

My view of what happens after death

These dreams were so regular that I began to wonder whether this might be my grandpa’s soul trying to communicate. If I was a religious person, I would certainly believe that it was so. But I don’t really agree with the views on soul and afterlife as promoted by most of the world religions.

I tend to think that human consciousness – everything that makes us who we are, including our thoughts, memories, and beliefs – is a kind of energy that leaves the body at the moment of death and gets dispersed in the surrounding environment. This basically means that a person’s energy can exist literally everywhere for some time after death and eventually finds itself becoming part of another, newborn creature.

You may think that this sounds quite similar to the known theory of reincarnation; however, the difference is that, in my opinion, it’s not the same soul that makes its journey through ages, traveling from one body to another, but rather a composition of different people’s energies that carries the experiences of multiple lives and individuals.

Moreover, I believe that it’s not only human energy that makes up each person’s consciousness but that all living beings on our planet participate in this eternal cycle of energy exchange. That’s why after death, a person’s soul returns to its starting point and becomes part of the environment again in order to reborn in a new body, saturated by the energies of the Mother Earth and other living creatures.

But let’s go back to the dreams of the deceased.

I wondered whether my grandfather was trying to send me a message or at least to say that he was fine and happy wherever he was.

I supposed that shortly after death, a soul might be in an intermediate state, unable to have the same strong bond with its body and the material world as before but capable of interacting with the living ones. Those who happen to have lost someone will agree that it’s much more comforting to think that your dear one continues to exist somewhere else, far from here, than to think that they have gone forever.

Analysis of the dreams of the deceased

However, after some time, when I began to get used to the fact of my grandpa’s death, I got a chance to look at those dreams in a more rational way. I realized that there was the same pattern in all of them – my grandpa being silent and me having confused feelings.

Yes, unfortunately, it was purely the work of the subconscious mind and had nothing to do with the afterlife. During the last years of my grandfather’s life, I didn’t visit him often and thus found it even more difficult to accept his death than those who were next to him till his last minute.

I refused to believe that the next time I would visit my grandparents’ home, my grandpa wouldn’t be there, and my subconscious mind was trying to show me this confrontation between my expectations (grandfather being there) and the reality (my confusion).

So, if you have recurring dreams of the deceased too, first of all, analyze the content of your dreams and try to find similar patterns in events, surroundings, and your feelings. I know that the idea that your deceased friend or family member is trying to communicate with you may be exciting, but in most cases, it’s the work of your subconscious and not a message from the other side.

It is always hard to accept a less attractive truth, especially in the beginning when the pain of loss is still intense, but it’s necessary to let go of the past and find the courage to go on.

If you have had a similar experience, please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Anna LeMind, B.A.

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This Post Has 197 Comments

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    Darlene

    Hi , I’ve dreamt of my dad twice and my grandmother once in the last couple mths. They have both passed. Last night I touched my grandmothers arm she was sleeping.i took a band aide off her then I ckd her skin to make sure I didn’t tear it. She was fine then I walked outside was snow on the ground really cold and seen a monkey and it got in the back of my truck and we drove away. I’m not sure what any of this means. I have had several dreams of my grandmother and my dad since they have passed 10-30 yrs ago.

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    Priscilla

    Hi my name is Priscilla I have a passion. But sometimes I dont really understand what they mean. I think it has to do something in the pass.
    I would have bad dreams for 2 days and some love one will pass away. When I have bad dreams I can’t remember them when I get up I wish what it really meant

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    Maria

    I just hade this dream today, my parents died my aint and my mother inlaw,she was in my mother bed blending and sad you are in dangerous.i smart to pray.please respond back to me I am scared

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    Terrie

    Over 30 years ago I had a live in boyfriend.we rented a small house from a relative of mine. We were young and in live and made live quite often. When ever we made live in our bedroom I would have a dream or I guess you might call it a vision, of a tribe of Indians on horses. They were not active at all.. just the image returned to me time and time again. If we slept together with no sex, or were at another location I did not have the dream. I can still vividly see the image in my mind when I think about it.. I am married and have family with a different man and the old boyfriend has since deceased… Any ideas????

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      jean

      the area used to be Indian,check it out

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    Mimi

    Since my parents died, I always see them in my dreams doing things together as family as if they are alive. I don’t understand this dream at all and it keeps coming in my dreams.

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      cassandra jane goodwin

      I have the same thing with my little brother who passed 8 years ago. He is a regular in my dreams… And its like nothing has changed. I wish I understood this as well.

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    Sarah

    My twin brother died tragically in a motorcycle accident 18 days ago. I was able to see his body in the hospital so I did get some sort of closure but however I had a dream the other night that he was alive. I was lying in bed with my niece talking about something that frustrated me in my dream and at that point I look to my bedroom door, which had am unusually large crack at the bottom of the door, I saw my brothers hands and then half of his face and said “oh my god that’s nick(my brothers name)” I jumped from bed and opened the door and there he was(with the same scrapes above his eye he had in the hospital) I leaped on top of him and gave him the biggest hug and we both started crying happily; my mothers bedroom is right across from my room where nicks friends our parents and older brother all stood in celebration and that’s when I woke up crying.

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    Doreen

    I have dreams like this when someone close to me die. I remember my best friend dying in the late 70s in a MVA and I dreamed we were just sitting and chatting like usual then all of a sudden I realized she was dead and said so and she just smiled, put her fingers to her lips and said shhhhhh. The same dream happened a few years later when my father died. I also realized he was dead after talking to him in my dream and he put his fingers to his lips, smiled and said shhhh. Each time I woke up terrified and very upset over this.

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    Tom oti

    My father died in March 2015, at a very old age. But I loved him so much and wished he lived upto 100 years. I always hav different dreams about him where I will see him looking young and fresh than he was when alife. But last nite I dreamed of been in a party with some of my friends. Then all of a sudden the drinks in the table reserved for us were all missing so I followed them to the compound where I felt they have relocated to which happens to be my father’s compound in my village. Then I saw my father who called me to his closet and he asked me to get him battery for his torchlight and a broom. I’m just wondering what this might mean.

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    Darin Fonseca

    My mother died February 13th 2016 and I just had a dream about her I was in the hallway of my mom’s house floating to her on the couch she looked at my chest and sniffs it then looks at me will her black eyes and says come join me my mother don’t speak English she only speaks Spanish, and from there I woke up what does this mean

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    cassandra jane goodwin

    Over 8 years ago my little brother (17) died suddenly in a car accident. Ever since, I regularly have dreams with him in them. Two or three times a week. They are always different. At first I would wake up in tears… And the entire day would be spent thinking about it, trying to figure out why. Now it has become so normal, that I dont even think twice about it. Most of the time I am unaware that he is dead and it is just like normal. I am still trying to figure it out seeing how this happens to no odd else in my family. I feel like I am in a very healthy place in regards to the loss, but just dont understand why this is the new norm.

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    Donna

    I had a dream I was in the hospital looking for my father and I couldn’t find him anywhere in the hospital He passed away like 30 years ago and I knew he was gone there was other people there but I don’t remember the rest of the dream I just remember being very terrified that I couldn’t find my dad

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    Michele Ramos

    My best friend died 4 years ago and her brother died 2 years after. Last night had a dream of them both. My best friend said nothing in the dream to me on smiled through everything that I said to her. Her brother said to me in the dream that he was taking their mother with him when it was time for me to wake up.I laughed it off and he told me it was for real..and that I should say my goodbyes…the whole dream was so peaceful..what did this dream mean?

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    Deb

    I dreamt of my son who passed almost 2 years ago he was in a car with my other deceased son girlfriend. He looked tan and had a scar on his head and told me he was in a car accident but was ok( this is not how he died, he died from an overdose of drugs) he told me he wanted to move back home. What does this mean? This is the first dream I had of him since he passed.

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    Noks

    I had a dream we took my sick mother (she passed on 6 years ago) to the hospital. The doctor said she is really sick and they are running some tests to get to the bottom of it. In the meantime he said they gave her some medication to relief pain. At that point I was in another room. Moments later as I worked out of that room, my father comes towards me, rushing and tears running down his face, I could sense that he was about to tell me bad news of my moms passing but he did not utter the words. I remember in the dream I was silently saying to myself “it’s not true,it’s not true…” And indeed when we got to her bed side, as I shook her saying “mama mama” she woke up and responded. I fed her and covered her in sheets (red in color), covered mostly her feet as I felt they were more cold. It was a feeling of relief that she was alive, although sick.
    Please advise on how I should interpret this dream.

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    Yolande

    My husband passed away 18 months ago. I have been dreaming of him often. I only dream when I have a afternoon nap, not in the evening.
    The dream is always the same. That he faked his death and is alive.
    The dream I had this afternoon os very upsetting. He was telling me that he never loved me and faked his death to get away from me.
    We had the most amazing marraige ever, and we were soul mates. We were married for 22 years.
    I could not see his body. I only saw him when I found him on the floor in our home where he died of a heart attack.
    We were living in Saudi and his body had to be embalmed to be transported back home in South Africa.
    The Saudi’s did a terrible job with the embalming, and the funeral directors would not allow me to see the body.
    These dreams are emotionally killing me. I have never, and will never again love anybody the way I love him. And I know he felt the same.
    Why these horrid dreams.

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    Danny LeBlanc

    Last night I dreamt that my mother, (who past away years ago ) ,was brought back to life for just one day, my dad ( who is still alive ),was there with a bunch of people they use to hang around with ( my mom and dad are very religious people, and my mom was loved by everybody ). In my dream I was hanging out with her , ironically she was driving one of my old cars, a 1970 Chevy Nova, in my dream we seemed to communicate, but I can’t say ,or remember what was said, and at times she was communicating to me through another person in my dream.there were times in my dream where I was giving her affection ( kiss on her cheek ),but she told me at times not to look at her…. She was putting something on her face, like a mask, a paper face…. When I realized that she was only there for werethe day, then she be gone again, out of my life,it was upsetting to me and woke up in tears,I loved my mom like nothing else in my life ever. We were driving the car as well and it at times was just us in the front seat,( no other parts of the car were there) but you could hear the motor and tires and we drove around , only for a short time, periodically people would be standing behind our seat talking to me/us
    My current partners deceased husband( he past away many,many years ago) was also in my dream, at one point he was helping my mom after she rolled the car in the driveway of the house I grew up in.

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      Kerry Heathcote

      Wow I have been researching I yours is first thing I found my son was 14 months old when he died and I always have that same dream he comes back alive but for one day n I have same dream about my dad it’s good cos his face looks normal but when he has go he lies back in coffin or is sat in chair n his face gradually goes to when I found him there must be a meaning to this as our dreams are ridiculously close xx

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    Morgan

    I keep having a dream of my dad. I lost him 16 years ago and don’t dream about him that often. The past few months I have been having this dream where he is alive and well but not the person he was in real life. He doesn’t talk when you try to talk to him he walks away normally not saying a word. The dream I was having this morning I went to him and said something then he got up and as he was leaving the room I yelled DAD, he turned smiled at me and said I am sorry and left. My husband then woke me asking why I was crying. Getting very frustrated with these dreams where my Dad is not my Dad. Help me please anyone!

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    MARY KARDICK

    MY HUSBAND DIED 6 MONTHS AGO. I DREAM OF HIM (HE IS DEAD IN DREAM) AND I AM SHAKING HIM TELLING HIM HE IS HERE. HE IS ANIMATED ALTHOUGH DEAD AND HE TELLS ME HE IS DEAD.

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      jana

      Same thing but here my father

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    Maria

    My brother passed away in September 2016 and his wife took care of all the arrangement and did not let his mother or sister intervened I had a dream about my brother one of his best friend in New York came into my dream and I am telling him that my brother love to enjoy himself and when his wife saw that he was laying in the bed she should have known that something was wrong at the funeral she let her family sit on one side of the church and his family sit on the other side of the church. And he had a truck and she give it to her son in law to drive I an telling this to my brother best friend in my dream I am seeing this very clear and the he turn to me and said she didn’t even call one of his good friend he said the name clearly but I cannot remember the name. What is that all about

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    Lynn

    I had a dream the other night of a room filled with dead people who looked alive. It was just people I have known for instance my brother-in-law’a sister who died like 18 years ago and a guy from school that I haven’t talk to in years before he died. They were talking to me several of them. I can’t remember what they said but they talk to me alnight long. What does this mean?

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    Missy

    I lost my grandpa in 2008
    I had a dream afew nights ago that he and I were in bleachers watching dead people standing on pieces of ice floating down a river they were waving at us.. Grandpa had a big belly I remember leaning on him in my dream then he picked me up and I was sitting on his lap I remember us smiling and waving at the people..
    Then my family was angry at me because I didn’t attend a family function my aunt who is 60 was pregnant then I woke ip

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    Nicole burns

    My father died in hospital! I stayed with himnover night in same room with 3 other family members ! I went to sleep with my father dead & woke up with my farher dead!. I believe that they contact you !. I dreamt reality dad in the same bed as how he died exactly the same he couldnt talk walk see or move ! My dream was exactly that at first then all of a sudden he awoke crazy like waking up from the dead ! He could talk see & move and had a message to say to me that it was his time yet that he was waiting for someone else to die first !. He could come bac to me to show me he was extremley happy it was my dads nature to scare you & thats wat he did he delibratley scared me & made a big joke about dying !. I believe i seen his spirit to b able to come to me after death to help me in life to understand wat alot of other people dont !. I believe iam telepathic with him !. He joked & joked in my dream lying in his bed but was so happy he could cone to me to b able to still teach me !. This dream helped me alot with his passing !. To understand my dad was alive after death !. Somewhere in another relm !. He looked dead still but alive is the only way i can explain !. His b4 self before an agressive strain of malanomia in his liver, brain & spinal cord shut his body down ☠️❤️👨‍👧🍀✨ dad & i have a strong bond that lives on after his death!. The other night i look up to the stars & say dad show me that we r connected by showing me a falling star for eg. Within 2 seconds a falling star across the sky above me appeared!. As iam writting this an eagle is soaring in the same place i seen the star fall across the sky ❤️

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    Orb

    Within two weeks after my mothers death I had two very strange dreams. First dream: I and my sister were at her home packing her items. I looked over my shoulder towards a large window she had in her home and I could see some kind of form. I stayed quiet as the form began to become more clear. Once the form had fully manifested I could see it was my mother. I stood up with such excitement and began telling my sister to look that it was mom. Once my mom could see that I was not frightened she came over to me. This happened by her coming through the window. She never said a word but she smiled beautifully and extended out her arms to embrace me. I did, expect what happened next. As she went to embrace me I extend my arms to hold her. Once we were both engaged she passed through me. I felt her presence as she passed but was so schocked and confused. Then I woke up crying.

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    Tracy

    I’m reading your article because I am looking for a reason as to why I had the dream I m about to describe.
    Last night, I dreamt of my former husband who recently passed. We were divorced, but remained very good friends and we had 2 son’s. The boys have both become professional men and I remarried just weeks before he passed. In my dream, my husband looked amazing, young and healthy. I was talking with him and he was smiling gently however did not speak.
    Can you help me understand this please?

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    Jessie

    My brother died on May 7 2015 when he was 26 yrs old. He committed suicide. Lately i have been thinking about him. Last night i dreamt about him. His friends were dancing outside. And when i turned to see the inside of the house, i saw him all sitting, his body is wounded all over and his feet were cut off, both had bandage with blood. My mom and dad were there in the dream. I felt so bad when i saw my brother so i asked my mom what happend and why is he still here where infact he is already dead. I asked my mom..Doesnt he know that his dead. I forgot what my mom answered. I approached my brother and carried him on my lap like a baby. He was trying to let go and then i told him that im just missing him. Thats when he settled and hugged me back and cried. And then i cried too. I was awaken by my husband cause i was crying so hard. I had awaken but it felt so bad and i cant stop crying that morning.

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    Carol

    My father passed away 8 months ago and i had a dream it was so clear and real we were in a church with all these coffins lined up with my dad and other people it was a mass for all the people that passed away and the coffins were open i walked up to my dad and he turned to me and said its so hot in here my darling he was sweating and i held his hand and whiped away his sweat from his face then i woke

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    Mig

    I dreamt of my grandfather who passed away 7 years ago. I have never dreamt about him before but I think of him often. I dreamt that my family and I stepped into a house. My grandfather was there and he smiled. I asked him how he was because I had been worried about him (in the dream i didn’t know he was dead.) he said he was fine and everything was alright. Then I hugged him tightly, I clung to him. I remember thinking this was weird because he wasn’t dead and this wasn’t the last time i was gonna see him (at least in the dream) he hugged me tightly too. Then my family and I walked out of the house.

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    Kathie Amacher

    I d
    when he appeares to me in the dream he is kind and quiet. that rick is alive, when he actulally died over 10 years ago and he is my friend when the truth was that he was my soul mate.

    this hurts me and I feel like i got punched in the stomach. I feel like he is hiding in the woods and i don’t know how to feel about this.

    i know he died. I was at the funeal and could not save him from the heart attache but the disturbing dreams about him being alive and not knowing ,or careing about me bother me.

    Please respond to me

    Thank you

    Kathie

    I was at the funeral and couldn’t save him

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    Ute Noack

    My mamma passed away on Sept 16 th 2016 after a brief battle with a very rare cancer. I have seen her in my dreams many times now but she never talks to me and the surroundings seem more about thing’s I would like than she would have. The dreams are always very short and I usually just catch a brief look at her. It’s all rather confusing and I don’t understand why she isn’t saying a word. She just sits there and looks stoic as she did in her life. She did look healthy but that was it.. What does this mean????

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    LM

    My mother died in 2012 and for the first 3-4 months i was having dreams with her literally every single night. One night we had a huge fight and I told her i never want to see her again. The dreams stopped immediately. After a month or so i felt guilty about reacting in this way even in my dream so i went to her grave and kinda apologized in my head. I started having dreams with her again almost every night. In most of my dreams she doesn’t talk…mostly she is just present. However the same thing happened again after a while she did something that made me angry and we had a fight again and she stopped appearing in my dreams until i apologized again. After that i still had dreams with her but very rarely. Now i had a dream with her and with my grandmother`s brother who is also dead from 3 years, and the dream was a family gathering in which again i had a fight with my mom. When she was alive she was always saying that if she dies she will stay here instead of finding peace. And now i am so scared of that reincarnating as i am expecting a child who is supposed to be born around her date of birth…

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    Bob Menz

    About two weeks ago my former employer of 21 years passed away suddenly. I was able to visit him the day before he passed giving me comfort as well as him. Recently he has been in my dreams. I am visiting his family in my dream and he appears each time I visit but only visible to me. His family asks me questions for him and he replies only to me. I’m not sure why he is visible to only me and not his family. I would think it the other way around. Regardless I am grateful he visits me in my dreams.

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      Jasmine Williams

      So maybe a couple of weeks ago I was visited by a Ex who had recently passed away a couple of months before. I am married but I did keep in contact with my ex because we grew up together an we were very close an we had always had feelings we were just very young when we got together. Now don’t get me wrong I love my husband with all my heart. I just miss having my friend an that communication. In the dream he came to me in I can’t remember anything he said but it was night time an we were riding in the car an we were happy & I also was at a family reunion with him an his kids an everyone was happy but I just remember what he said…It’s driving me crazy!!!

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    Christina

    A couple of weeks ago, I had a dream about my grandma who had passed away more than 5 years ago. I hadn’t often dreamed of her, that I can remember. She was sitting at the kitchen table beside the sliding glass door of my current house. (I was living in a different house with her when she passed) She seemed so much like herself. Everything felt so real. I told her that I couldn’t believe she was here. I asked her where she had been. She said that she was in a good and happy place. I asked her if it was heaven. She told me no, not now. (I’ve been pushing away Christianity for a while now but these questions just came out.) She had a lovely and gentle smile like she used to have when she was alive. She looked happy to see me. She said she wanted to tell me something. She seemed like she couldn’t remember it at first but then she told me to look up Ephesians 6:16 in the Bible. I told her I would,Then I said, Nana, I know you’re dead but this feels so real. How are you here? I started to walk toward her. She smiled at me and then the dream just seemed to melt away. I went into several other strange and unrealistic dreams after that. In all of them I was trying to look up the bible verse but couldnt for one reason or another. I always would go into the next dream if I tried to look it up, or realized I wasnt awake and would try to wake myself up. The dreams seemed to never end. When I finally woke up, I got onto my phone and looked up the verse. Ephesians 6:16 which says: In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. When I read this I got a little paranoid. Was this a real warning? I don’t know. I would really hate to shrug it off. On a side note: My nana’s urn is located in my house sitting on top of my deceased grandpa’s upright piano. She passed away on November 8th. That night when I was waiting for the election results on tv, I heard 3 or 4 clinks coming from a handle of the chester drawers next to the piano. I was the only one awake in the house. I saw the handle lift up by itself on the last clink. Though I felt like I was being watched, I wasn’t frightened. In the afternoon, I tried to recreate the clicks of the handles but couldn’t without physically lifting them up half way and dropping them. It had only occurred to me what the date meant to me a couple of days later. It is early March now. Over the past few days, I have seen a couple of quick apparitions while I’m awake. I have never seen them before and I’ve lived in the house for almost 3 years now. It’s not an old house. Sorry to get off subject. That is all. Thanks for reading. 🙂

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    Brenda

    My father has been dead for 22 years now but I had a dream where he was helping me get down from a high place and I ask him whaBrt was wrong and he said he is just tired.so what could have that meant.

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    Belinda

    My daughter died 1 year ago and i dreamed that she was on the other side of the river. The river was calm. But where i saw my daughter it was beautiful and green with lots of different flowers. On my side it was ugly with just dirt and rocks.what does this mean?

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    Linda

    My mum died about 5 years ago and my dad 3.
    Recently I have been getting disturbed dreams where they didn’t die at all. They try buying something with their bank cards to find out it gets declined! I have to try and explain myself to them.
    Since dads death I live in the small family house with my children and there’s a lot of activity here. Someone talking,slamming doors and footsteps. When my oldest daughter stays she sees bright lights. I’m riddled with guilt for spending their bit of money-but all went into this house.

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    Desiree

    My sister in law passed in January due to a car accident. She has appeared to me twice in a dream. The first one is at a elementary school that was by our house that me and her attended. I was walking from one direction and she was walking from another. She had a baby in her arms and I couldn’t make the babies face but my mind indicate that it was my nephew.( FYI my nephew was 7 yrs old when his mom passed ) I don’t know why he was a baby in my dream but any who, when we finally got close to each other a he stared at me but did not say a word, than my mom appears and she tells the baby look this is your nana and my mom kisses the baby and they walk into a class room and disappear. The second time I had a dream of her we were at a small church and this time she was with both my nephews and they appeared to be 2-3 years old and she sat 2 rows behind me. As I look back at her she’s automatically staring at me, I look away but than I look back at her and there she is making eye contact with me again. In both dreams she’s silent and doesn’t say a word to me. I don’t know why she doesn’t speak to me. I miss her dearly I just wish when i dreamed of her she would at least say hi

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    Linda Rodriquez

    I often dream of deceased relatives. Recently I dreamed of my grandmother and most of my deceased maternal aunts. They were all sitting around the dining room table in the three-story brownstone we all lived in together when I was a little girl. There were three generations living in that house at one time. They were all dressed in black. My one aunt came over to me and was looking me right in my face and smiling. She looked so pretty. Her skin was so nice and clear, and her teeth were beautiful. I told her that I missed all of them, and I didn’t want to be “here” without them, but then I said that I was glad to be alive. My female cousin was in the dream with me, but she did not see my deceased relatives. I have also dreamed about my deceased mother and older sister, and often together in the same dream. In my dream I know they are dead, but that dose not matter to me. Sometimes I have dialogue with them and other times I do not. In one dream my deceased sister told me not to marry the guy I was dating because he would become physically abusive, and I took her advice. Last night I dreamed about one of my maternal aunts who gave me some money to take to my old job to give to one of the executives as a belated Christmas present. She went to the job with me and waited downstairs while I went to his office. I also often dream about my young adult children, but in those dreams they are always little children again. One thing is for sure. I am never frightened when I dream about my deceased relatives, in fact I am truly happy to see them because I really miss them as we were a very close-knit family when I was growing up. I am a Christian, and I often pray that God will reveal to me what my dreams of my deceased relatives really mean. All my maternal uncles are deceased also except one, however, I never dream about any of them. I believe that we are all spirit beings. We possess a soul (the mind, will, intellect, and emotions), and we live in a body. I write all my dreams in a journal, but thank you for permitting me to write about some of them on this comment page. God Bless.

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    Bipasha Gupta

    Hi. I too saw a dream today after 2 years of my father’s demise and got up at 3:20 am. Usually due to some or other reasons i keep on waking up between 3am to 4am.
    I loved my father and yes i do miss him on a daily basis but i never had a dream about him although i wanted him to come and talk to me in my dreams…
    Today, after 2 and a half years i dreamt that he is alive but somewhere else and totally has a different face which i couldn’t recognize …. neither the place nor the face and got up… but prior to dreaming about that new face and body of my father, i dreamt about how beautiful life could be if he, mom and me could have been together… its been a year that my mother has also passed away…
    After getting up, i googled for the reason of such dream and waking up like this at 3:20am and came across your article… i still don’t know how to join the dots….

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    Tyson Forstner

    A good friend, was beaten with a baseball bat. In a coma, and on life support for a week Dr’s as well his mother decided it best to pull the plug because should he find his way out of coma, his brain would be 80% dead.
    At this point in our lives he lived in a different province within Canada. A week had past and I hadn’t had knowledge of anything being wrong!
    I was laying down for a nap, and had this dream of my best friend, in a bedroom fully furnished, very happy seemingly wanting me to play. I noticed 3 shadows across the room sitting in chairs, uncomfortable chairs. I looked back at my besty (Phil) asking him what happened! He wouldn’t say and totally sidetracked my questions!
    I could hear the phone ring in real life time, and it was gradually waking me up! I kept asking what happened but he just kept playing and arsing around! I told him, the phone is going to wake me up, please tell me!
    Nope, the phone woke me up!
    The phone call was a friend, telling me that Phil (my besty), past, and that 2 guys charged (remember I saw 3 shadows)!
    Months later (and hearing couple versions of what happened but never of a 3rd person involved), sure enough a 3rd person charged!
    Thanks for letting me share an God bless!

    RIP Phil

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    KATE

    My mom died suddenly in her sleep 3 years ago this Saturday. Since then I have dreamed about her a few times. At first I was trying to catch her from a distance, In later dreams, I say to her “but you died” but she is there like nothing happened and Im trying to process how she is alive again. Today I asked her “is death the end?” And she said “no” and I said “is it worth it?” (Not sure what i meant) and she said “yes” and i kissed and hugged her and said I love you and she disappeared. I hope this isnt the last time I dream about her, but if it is, I’m glad I finally got to say goodbye.

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    Rosa Barrios

    I want to share that 20 yrs ago I lost my husband in a terrible car accident one block from our hone. We had 3 children together. I’m no psychic but I can give u an account of several dreams THAT had come true. One especial we had moved into our first apartment and had our first child. I had become pregnant again and I had the awfulest dream of my finance at the time in this horrible car accident. Well 6 years later he died in a car accident I saw the tree and everything. Then I dreamt of my grandmother drowning 5 years later she died from congestive heart failure. Yes Selena I dreamt we were at her concert and someone from the audience was trying to shot her as I was screaming trting to her in my dreams 2 yrs later she was shot.

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      Julie Vaughan

      I also have dreams that come true my dad died my nephew killed some one my brother died I had these dreams years before I always feel some body is watching me

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    zarina Christine

    My brother passed 8 mouths ago I had a dream about him today that he was asking not to let he’s siblings go near him during he’s Beria

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    Pearl

    I have a lot of dreams about dead people but i can’t remember what they are doing only one or two spoke to me but i can’t remember what the dreams were about or what was said

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    sheree

    i dream of dead people, none that were close to me, doesn’t happen often but my most recent was of a fb friend who lives in another country, her gran and uncle (who was a child at the time of his death) came to me, there was no way I could’ve known about them….the people who visit me never speak, but I remember everything about it, even if it was years ago…I have yet to learn or figure out what message is trying to be relayed

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    Cece

    I dreamed of my uncle who passed on the third of august 9:30 am and last night i dreamed of him and he said to me “Cece i cany breathe its my time now to go” i yelled dont say that uncle and he passed left me crying than i woke up. What does this mean?

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    Steve

    My mom passed from cancer in 2004 n my dad had passes several years prior othef than thd odd dream ive never really dreamed about thdm,, now in the last month I have been having several very realistic dreams about my mom a couple were bad In one I was shot several times n was bleading bad n she was just telling me to relax n breathe n I cud see the smoke from the gun like it was goggy n cud smell the gunpowder but she just kept saying I cant come with u but just tfy n breathe I was saying help me over n over until I woke myself up sweating n yelling just help me,, my gf said I was crying n talking in my slp and she was kinda scared but never tfied to wake me up it seemed so real its weird that I can see her but cant touch her but she touches me in my other dreams about her we are at her house n my x wifee is there and things are normal with us just sitting around talking but lately they have all been me being hurt bad n she is there just telling me to breathe n relax n let it go just always seems so real and im always talking in my sleep and I wake jp yelling,,, my girlfriend is getting freaked out n wont sleep in the same bed now cuz its almost every nite this is going on,,, just seems weird that it just started out of the blue, ,, im wondering if something is going to happen to me lol

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    Lisa D Montoya

    My great Gandma has been dead for twenty years. There have only been 3 dreams I could ever remember.but a couple months ago I had a dream of her and she was worried and she kept saying that “he went to war and he never came home…he’s lost you have to find him” over and over and never said a name. I woke up feeling so anxious and feeling like I had to find him..I thought she was talking about her younger brother that she raised. He was young but I didn’t know his name so I was up the entire rest of the night searching all I could with her maiden last name only..I found out later that my brother had record of her younger brother Phillip and that he died over seas in WW2 in 1944 but they brought his body back in 1950… Then I remembered…someone had told me when I was younger that he was married when he left for war and his wife was pregnant. Phillip was 26, his wife Irene disappeared after he died. We are still searching for his child or his child’s offspring. I didn’t dream her this morning but I did hear her voice saying the same thing..over and over. I can’t rest until I do find h.

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    Jolinda

    I had a dream my deceased husband had opened a door and just stood there and never said a word, then I woke up. What does that mean

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    Louise

    I lost my parents over twenty years ago and have never had any regret over unsaid words etc etc
    But I am recently dreaming about them a lot with me as my age now and they are as they were before illness
    Sometimes in our family home
    Sometimes in other houses that I have lived but I always wake up very sad and it can take a good couple of hours to shake that feeling
    Any thoughts anyone?

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    yesenia

    Hi my name is yesenia , my cousin past away of a over dose . Ever since he past away I’ve dreamed about him . But in my dreams i see him in his coffin with stichess on his eyes and mouth and his trying to tell me something but cant .I feel so sad because the last time i aaw him he was here at my house but i didnt want to see him because he was drunk. He loved my kids so much .why do i have these dreams about him

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