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A Strange Frightening Dream, Interpretation Needed!

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posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:09 PM
Right bear with me this is my first post... I have been trying to get up to 20 posts for a while now to put this on here. This dream happened about 6 months ago now but I can still remember it quite clearly because of how much it got to me I suppose. I have searched the Internet for some sort of interpretation but havent found anything like it yet. I am a 26 yr old male I am not a very spiritual person nor am I irrational and my dreams are usually somewhat normal if there is such a thing and I am usually somewhat sceptical.

I went to bed as normal and was not intoxicated or overly tired, things that can affect dreams I believe. At the start of the dream I walked into a sitting room that i didn't know with approx 6 other people (people I felt as if I knew well friends, family but cannot remember exactly who). I can remember the lay out of the room and I sat on a sofa facing another sofa about 10 feet apart with another sofa to the right and everyone else proceeded to sit down.

When i sat down I remember deciding to meditate. I felt as if i knew exactly what i was doing and that I had a very clear intention for doing this, although I cannot remember now what this was. I put my hands up and covered my eyes (eyes shut) and felt as if I was looking inside myself opening my 3rd eye. The concentration I felt was unbelievably strong which prompted me to take my hands away and open my eyes. I saw a very bright light at first in the middle of the room which didnt alarm me. At this point an old Japanese woman with white/grey hair dressed in all white appeared? This didnt alarm me either but the person who was sat to right on the sofa looked absolutely terrified. They were frozen with an expression of sheer terror, as was everyone in the room. Their reaction was what made me begin to panic.

At this point this old woman started to walk towards me slowly. I froze with terror, the situation was mind blowing and I remember feeling like I was about to die. I was trying as hard as i could to move and to scream out but couldn't.

Then I woke up but I couldn't move and was stuck there paralysed. I believed I was screaming as loud as i could for my wife who was asleep next to me. She says that all that was coming out was low muffled groan. I felt as if this thing was in the room with me I was terrifed. It seemed to me like a couple of minutes before my wife finally woke from the noise and managed to shake me and wake me fully. She says there was a absolute look of terror on my face, and that i was open mouthed with an expression of terror but my eyes still closed and i seemed to be deep in sleep.(The Scream painting by Edvard Munch is what she likened my expression to). It took her a good couple minutes to wake me up and she was freaked out by it.

I told her straight away what happened and we have talked about it since. I was actually scared to go back to sleep that night. The dream seemed to leave a mark on me for a while. I could remember her clearly, the face, the clothes, but I had never seen her before to my knowledge. I was wondering about this dream a lot. Who was this woman? Why was it an old Japanese woman when I live in the UK and have never to my knowledge dreamt of Japanese people before? How did I seem to know what I was doing when I have never attempted anything like this before? Why was I so scared of her?

I have never had a dream like this before. I have had scary dreams before obviously, and I have had sleep paralysis dreams (few and far between never regular). This was not the same, although I couldn't move when I woke up this felt different. This dream stayed with me I could pick this woman out again if I saw her, I never really remember things from dreams after a couple hours/days. It was very strange I haven't had a dream like this since and this was 6 months ago.

Any interpretations of this would be greatly appreciated! Any further info you want just ask and I will try my best. I would like to try and get some answers. Go easy on me it's my first post =) Thankyou.

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:16 PM
reply to post by Frankel

it doesn't mean anything. Dreams are DIRECTLY influenced by a person's belief system.

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:20 PM
reply to post by Gwampo

So I believe in opening my 3rd eye and seeing an Old Japanese woman do I? I don't believe in meditation it's not something I involve myself in nor is trying to open my 3rd eye or really something that i have read that much about it before the dream? Your answer is dismissive and not helpfull.

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:22 PM
What you experienced is called sleep paralysis, but for those experiencing it, it is much much more, and it DOES have an impact on one's life, whether it is simply a trick of the body or a spiritual circumstance.

about Sleep Paralysis
from Stanford
How to cope with it , Though I don't know about the last one...

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:26 PM
Thanks for the links

It's more the content of the dream that I'm looking for answers on though rather than the sleep paralysis, as the paralysis is something I know I've had in the past.

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:27 PM
Ive always viewed dreams as your brain's way of cleaning house. Lots of vital upkeep happens during sleep, which is why babies sleep so much. So if dreams are just a jumble of random events throughout the day, then can they have significant meaning?

I don't know that dreams have meaning, but if they do then good luck and I hope you figure it out.

S&F for you first post!

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:28 PM
reply to post by Frankel

Hello Frankel.

I've been reading ATS on and off for about four years. Today, I finally made an account specifically to respond to you.

What I'm going to tell you is not going to be popular, but it is going to be the truth. I fully respect your ability to search it out for yourself though.

What you experienced is real. I've experienced similar on several occasions. Many people here on ATS have, and many people the world over have throughout history. Have you ever heard that the name of Jesus is the name above all names? Well, call on Him, not as a magic word, but in faith, and I promise you, every time this happens, it will end. Every time. It's fine if you or others choose not to believe me or believe that Jesus is God and real. Hopefully, when you or others find yourself in this boat again you will remember my words. You can just call on him in your head, since speaking out loud is sometimes impossible. On the handful of occasions I have found myself in a similar situation, it has always worked.

We don't know each other, but I am genuinely replying as a friend and out of a sincere desire to give you a head's up. It is a real experience with supernatural evil. For more information and accounts of hundreds of people who have also experienced the same with the same results you can look into

Here is a video from that site:

edit on 22-5-2012 by Perelandra because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:33 PM
reply to post by Perelandra

I did feel for sure that it was something super natural and possibly evil. I am not a religious man never have been but I will genuinely take your comments on board should this ever happen again, thankyou.

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:35 PM
reply to post by Frankel

You are welcome. [Hug] Take care!

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:38 PM
reply to post by Frankel

Well hmm... Well in Japan (as well as most asian countries) White is the color of death, often in old tales of Japan like in Hidiki (If I remember the name right) shadows of the leaves, an old women's ghost claim to warn and later steal the heros' soul.


Kuwasawa's "Spider Castle" (very good movie BTW) an old "woman" who vanished told the two hero's of bad omens, it seems a common messenger of doom in japan. Try to figure out which friend/family member who was screaming to see if they are ok.

Hope this helped

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:46 PM
reply to post by merkej23

Thank you yes this helped I did a little research on Japanese Demons Old Japanese women and came up short, I cannot remember for the life of me who was in that room with me after she appeared because it was so overwhelmingly frightening, it's been 6 months now and nothing has happened to any of the people I am close to as of yet but I do wish I could remember who it was to the side of her because they where scared as hell and so was I, it felt all to real and it was strange that I seemed to summon this thing with my actions in the dream. Thankyou again.

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 03:57 PM
I had a similar dream, at least in that I woke up mid yell, but was incapable of movement. I remembered the eyes. I was convinced that the dream was prophetic, and I spent the next several months searching faces, for those eyes, to no avail. Much later, almost exactly a year to the day, I witnessed those eyes- the warning relayed to me via the dream would play out in the following seven days. I can only understand the pieces of the dream with hindsight, and there was no way for me to change the events that occurred. My dream had fealt like a warning, as if my understanding could counter the events in the dream- but it was merely my God's way of preparing me for what was to come, and to help me understand the inevitability of it.

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:02 PM
reply to post by Frankel

Definitely spooky.

I was thinking somehow the Japanese lady is related to Fukushima...

The couches placed at the four corners of the earth, and as everyone will come to reckon the daughters of Fukushima, you saw them coming for you.

So, like all dreams are as I interpret them meant to remind the dreamer to strive to live a healthy life. Sick times await us, one day our health is the only thing that will save us.

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:03 PM
Maybe you watched that movie The Ring?
recently and your subconscious brought it up. I know I couldn't sleep after watching that movie !

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:03 PM
reply to post by onthedownlow

Thankyou, do you mind saying what you was being warned about? If its not to personal. I am starting to think this could be a warning something big maybe. Like I said I have never experienced a dream like this before and like you with the eyes the face of this woman has stayed with me ever since. Scary.

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:11 PM
reply to post by blackmetalmist

Lol no defiantly not The Ring movie I watched or anything like that, I am not scared easy by anything like that and this had a different feel to it which is why it's so wierd to me.

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:18 PM
Well, I'm the other side of the coin, as a Christian. I think that sleep paralysis is what we do to ourselves. I come out of sleep so quickly that the paralysis left in place by natural processes are still in place when I wake up. I don't hallucinate during it, I'm rarely having a negative dream before it, and yes, the terror from it doesn't feel like it's my own. It's a part of the process.

I had 1 happen when I was younger, and got angry at what "felt like a presence", as soon as I could move, I addressed it, told it to "gtfo" and went back to bed. Fro months I played music as I slept (the noise disturbs our regular sleep patterns, is the best guess). This one did not terrify me, although I felt the start of panic and fear. I was pissed.

The ones that happened just a few months ago were far more frigtening--not because they were any different, but because of WHAT triggered it. I was spending time on netflix, trying to get through a show called Paranormal State. Ghost and demon investigations on TV. I conceptually believe in Demons, but have no real interaction with anything I could prove was one, so I'm skeptical of anything being a Demonic force, right off the bat.

So, anyway,watching this show at 1 in the morning, right before I go to bed, while everyone else is asleep in the house, and the house is an older home? It's asking for paranoia. But I'd fall asleep on the sofa, alone, instead of in my bed with my husband, and all of a sudden I'm waking up to this crud? Especially after watching an exorcism? It was plain asking for it.

Anyway, after a few times of going through this, I decided to stop watching the show that was triggering it until I got myself under control. Part of the problem is so many people dwell on the chance of it happening, that they're likely to trigger this stuff. I did finally go back to watching the show, but I do so with people, and I don't spend time up at night, thinking paranoid gullible thoughts, lol. It doesn't matter whether it's monster or me, I don't belong to it, I belong to the living God, and it's about time I acted like it. lol I'm quite sure I'll experience it again, but I won't set out to trigger it like this ever again.

Just one caution to calling on the name of Jesus: if it's a real entity, and you call on a power you have no right to, then it may turn on you.

Anyway, Interpretation:


To dream that you are in terror indicates unresolved fears or doubts that needs to be confronted.


To dream that you are scared indicates that you are experiencing feelings of self-doubt, incompetence, and lack of control in your waking life. Perhaps you are having second thoughts about a decision you have made. Anger often masquerades as fear, so also consider issues about which you are angry about in your waking life.


To dream that you feel fear indicates that your achievements will not be as successful as you had anticipated. You are experiencing anxieties in various aspects of your life. The key to overcoming your fear is to discuss them and deal with them openly.


To see a foreigner in your dream represents an aspect of yourself that is unfamiliar or strange to you. You may be neglecting or ignoring some important feelings or talents.


To see an Asian person in your dream represents an aspect of your own self that is unknown to you. Additionally, to see an elderly Asian person represents tradition, wisdom and knowledge.

Third Eye

To dream that you have a third eye symbolizes inner vision, insight, instinct or some psychic ability that you have yet untapped. You are able to see what others cannot. Or you need to start looking within yourself and trust your instincts. If you dream that someone has three eyes, then it indicates that you are seeking out their advice. Pay attention to the message that this person is conveying.

From Here:

Frankly, the dream, to me, is straightforward.

You're messing with a knowledge of yourself , and in walks a personification of knowledge, and it triggers the fear which is a personification of your self doubt about the knowledge of yourself. This is so neatly tied up, you've basically got 3 different aspects of 1 issue.

When we grow, as adults, we have to learn when our instincts are based upon reality, and when they are based upon how our biology works. It's a scary thing to learn to trust yourself--especially when you're switching from the "I'm always right and know everything" aspect of childhood into the much older adult thought process of "the older that I get, the less I realize I know". For instance, becoming involved with a site like this can be an eye-opener about what people are willing to question, when they're not following the mainstream views. It's a scary world, and your dream was your personal social commentary.

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:21 PM
reply to post by loveguy

Didn't really think about Fukushima, But it was way after that had alrdy happened and seemed more personal than that. Thanks for your input.

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:37 PM
reply to post by CynicalDrivel

You've obviously put alot of time and effort into your reply and I thankyou for that, I do think the interpretations youve put forward could well be correct, I would like a exact meaning as to what knowledge scared me so much but i know that is something only I would be able to work out if at all i suppose but it could be well worth finding out. I have been a ghost reader of ATS for a couple years now but only created and account so I could try and get some people's opinions on this dream.

posted on May, 22 2012 @ 04:38 PM

Originally posted by Frankel
reply to post by onthedownlow

Thankyou, do you mind saying what you was being warned about? If its not to personal. I am starting to think this could be a warning something big maybe. Like I said I have never experienced a dream like this before and like you with the eyes the face of this woman has stayed with me ever since. Scary.

I strongly believe that the dream (there was a second dream that followed) was a warning about the death of my brother in-law. My own misinterpretations kept me from fully understanding the dreams until after his passing, but there is no doubt that 'the eyes' and the dreams were foreboding messages in regards to his demise. But, like I have stated, my understanding of the dream would not have been enough to change the events of his death.

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