Dreams About Being Chased: Meaning Of Chase Dreams

You ever wonder why being chased in our dreams is one the most common nightmare to experience?

It doesn’t matter if you are being Chased In Your Dream by the police, madman, monster, killer or even a dog, these dreams contain a very symbolic message that helps the dreamer understand their deep rooted fears in life.

In a nutshell being chased in your dream relates to some sort of inner conflict that we are unable to face that remains unconscious. Your dream will use specific themes or images to guide you towards the root of the problem.

The mere fact that chase dreams are considered the most common recurring dream theme tells you that you are not the only one with this problem.

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The good news is once you are able to identify who or what the attacker represents in your dream it will lose all of its powers. Chase dreams contains a very valuable message that is often decoded metaphorically. Find out how to turn the tables on who is chasing you in your dreams.

Understanding Chase Dreams

The difficult part about chase dream is the level of introspection the dreamer must undergo in order to figure out the underlying issue. Like most people who either tend to ignore or repress these unconscious feelings or emotions tend to rare its ugly head in our dreams.

How to understand what might be chasing you will involve looking inward to examine your own motives, thoughts, behaviors and emotions. Since these feelings remain unconscious you will need time to self reflect on what this could be.

Analyzing Chase Dreams

Your dream will give you many clues help put pieces of the puzzle together. The meaning of the dream can alter depending the context, locations, weapons, animal or human etc…

An unrecognizable face connects the dreamer to his or hers shadow, the part of the unconscious mind and is composed of repressed ideas, weaknesses, desires, instincts, or shortcomings. This can also imply to monsters, ghosts or entities that have manifested to portray your flaws.

The location helps determine where the problem might be stemming from. Houses are common locations that imply the psyche as each floor contains a different meaning.

Chased By A Killer Dreams

What has the ability to kill you in your dream shows you the power this unconscious force has over you. Essentially you are running away from something that scares or intimates you in your life. Do you know what this is?

Chased By Soldiers or Police

If you are being chased by an authority figure such as the police or soldiers suggests your unconscious actions will eventually catch up with you. Police are authority or enforcers in your life that emerges when you are misbehaving or doing something you shouldn’t. You might be unaware of these actions but whatever you are doing will have a consequence.

They are sent from the unconscious parts of us that is known to police our emotions, movement or beliefs systems that could be in need of fixing.

Chased By Attacker Madman

If you are being killed by the attacker implies the fears have consumed you to a point where you are unable to fend for yourself. If you stand up to the killer suggests you will overcome these issues.

Noticing the attacker is a clue to where the problem might be rooted in. They may possesses the qualities that you ignore within. If you where chased by the police suggest a problem with not admitting your issues. Afraid to be judged for your actions.

Are You Chasing Something?

We are more likely to have a dream of being chased, however we do tend to have dream of chasing things. These dream point to our ambitions and what we want to reach for in our lives that are not obtainable at the moment.

Dream Of Chasing And Hiding

Usually when we are running away and hiding from something in our dreams it often points to avoidance. This is something you are metaphorically avoiding and ignoring. What could this be?

  • guilt
  • addiction
  • negative thought patterns
  • anger/rage
  • smoking
  • over eating
  • video games or Daydreaming
  • alcohol
  • unhappiness/Depression

Fight or Flight?

Being chased in our dreams can have a similar feeling to the physiological feeling of “flight or fight” response. This occurrence has passed down from our ancestors when we are in the presence of something terrifying. The response is triggered by the release of hormones that prepare your body to either stay and deal with a threat or to run away to safety.

The distance running would be equivalent to how close you are to solving this issue. Once you are able to face your fears and stand up to the attacker he will no longer be a threat to you. The feelings that are felt in your dream mimic that of what an anxiety attack feels like. Remembering what you are running away from is a clue to help solve the meaning of the dream.

  • rapid heart rate
  • pale or flushed skin
  • dilated Pupils
  • trembling/rapid thoughts

Stop Having Chase Dreams

If you want to stop your chase dreams you will need to confront what you are naturally escaping. Make a list of negative behaviors in your life which you are not willing to confront; anything you are trying to escape from. It is important to understand that escapism is a kind of defense mechanism.

Understanding it might be a form of deflection; pushing something under a rug appears on the next side. They issues will not disappear overnight; they create looping patterns in your life. You will notice that the dream will continue to get worse the more you deflect and find yourself in these similar scenarios.

Chase Dream Recap

Chase dreams can be complicated to decode if you have problems remembering your dream. However, if these chase dreams are recurring you can submit it to our active dream forum and have one of our dream experts take a look at it for you.

If you watched a horror movie just before you went to bed its very possible that you would have a dream of being chased. If this happens disregarded as just a normal dream.

Analyzing your chase dream can be a very helpful tool to manage how you handle stressful situations in your life. You will will open the doors to what is hidden so the next time you do it will be easier.

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Chels
Chels
3 months ago

I used to have a dream where something unknown was chasing me. I was in my home. I had to run to the floating couch in the living room, where my family was. They all reached out their hands. I dreamed this repeatedly. Sometimes it was tug of war between the thing and my parents. Sometimes I survived and got on the safe couch, but sometimes the monsters teared me apart. Do you know what this meant? 4 sisters are separated from their parents at birth, and are raised together by a nanny. Then when they turn 13, they are… Read more »

alxzn
6 months ago

In may 2020, I had a weird dream, where something (like darkness) was chasing me. The scenery was weird too. Some kind of meadow (it was dark everywhere, like a moment in a movie, when the main character is going to c0mmid su1cide [just dark and sad]), on both sides there were blocks of flats (enormous gray communist blocks). The darkness chased/pushed me, everything behind me started to disappear (everything was black behind me). I saw a family, i don’t know if it was mine, but i remember it from my dream when i was around 5-8 years old. What… Read more »

Kayla
Kayla
7 months ago

I have a dream often that in driving down the road see a car crash into a tree so the passenger someone i would not be with in real life, calls 9-1-1. We realize its michael myers on the loose and he shows up at my house but doesn’t kill me. Before he even gets to my house i know he is coming so i prepare with protection and hide. I wake up panicking every time before the end or what happens next.
* i have not and do not watch those movies regularly only around halloween time..

Last edited 7 months ago by Kayla
Kayla
Kayla
Reply to  The Dreamer
7 months ago

2 years ago my house was broken into while i was asleep and that still scares me

marie
marie
7 months ago

Last night I had a dream where I was at my best friends sweet sixteen , and my ex was there I didn’t talk to him or anything , I went in the mirror an was looking so ugly and dumb I got cute came out an next thing you know I’m in a house and a killer in a scream costume comes out trying to kill everyone I ran after a little boy trying to save him but in the end the little boy died an when ever the killer got close to me he never killed me But… Read more »

Dan
Dan
7 months ago

Hi, I don’t have dreams often but when I do, most times it’s a nightmare of being chased or hunted down by 1 or several men trying to hurt me. It feels so real and it feels like all I have to do is wake up but I don’t. They’re usually right behind me by just a few steps. It’s usually in the city running and jumping through all kinds of obstacles, on top the roof tops, etc. they’ll get closer but I’m still able to get away. I don’t ever recognize the person/persons chasing after me. Most times they’re… Read more »

Zkira
Zkira
7 months ago

I had a dream the other night where my parents killed my cousins in front of my sister and I, we took off running trying to escape through the neighborhood but I kept being recaptured and escaping again, towards the end of it they tried to feed us our own flesh before I escaped for the finally time where they had chased me into a store and then was arrested. What does this mean

Roze
Roze
7 months ago

I dreamed of being chase by zombies that is escape from prison, and at the end of my dream I don’t know how I got out of that place, I was walking with my other friends away from where we chased, then I’m back where we start

A Jimenez
A Jimenez
8 months ago

I had a dream where I was in a public school-like restroom and then this old classmate of mine was bad mouthing me, but as usual, I really didn’t care and kept listening (there was a crowd of girls too). Then some male fictional character was calling her to know where I was but I begged her not to tell, so then I left the place running and the next thing I know the bully was going after me and almost caught me. (I ended up at a convenience store and got out making sure she wasn’t there) but then… Read more »

Lee Anne
Lee Anne
11 months ago

I had a dream where I was running from people who used to bully me cause they saw me live a happy life unlike them so they got on the offense so I made sure to hide and leave and I went into a fitting room to gossip about it with other old classmates that were in fitting rooms about it and I joke about the whole situation since apparently I was dating a friend of the bully. Then some man dressed as the starlord and wearing a mask slowly approached me and I lock myself in a fitting room… Read more »

Lyanet
Lyanet
1 year ago

so I had a dream when I was little that I was constanly dreaming about it and it might sound strange but everytime I had that dream it somehow changed in like saying of the “place” where I was but never what it happens on the dream soooo I will explain now, my dream was about me being chased by a “hunted doll” but I was always being chased going up and down stairs and sometimes it was in a “hotel” another times in a “mansion” and others in random places which I quite don’t remember and if I did… Read more »

Brittany Gibbons
Brittany Gibbons
1 year ago

I was chased by 3 mean dolls trying 2 hurt me

Heather. Valequett
1 year ago

I had disturbing dreams most were children,a baby,and Special Needs people all being neglected, by other people, so I was trying to take care of them all! This was 2 separate dreams! Then I dreamed I was in a room with a lot of people most sitting around the walls! My brother was sitting to my left and he trying to chase to capture a redheaded boy, he started out maybe 10 then at ended up about maybe 16 at the end!I kept hitting my brother in the face! He just took it! Then my brother was pushing a child… Read more »

Zoeybug
Zoeybug
1 year ago

I’ve had a nightmare reacurring since I was little… this black figure I think it’s a man not sure but I keep running and running until I hit a door I run in and close it but my nightmare is always in pitch black nothing around me nothing I can see but a door and once I reach this door I go in and I keep running once the black figure opens the door I fall into pitch black. There is nothing that leads to me being chased it’s just once I fall asleep I turn see the black figure… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

I can’t find my dream anywhere. I was being chased, but I just stood there. I didn’t run from him. And when he caught me, he grabbed my face and said he wanted to torture my brain. Oddly I wasn’t frantic or worried I just replied that my brain isn’t that good or worth it, to which he said it’d be fun anyway. So I threw him into the street that we were standing next to but only afterwards is when I ran. A stranger was running with me towards the woods. Logically, I may have thought immediately that I… Read more »

Ben Richards
Ben Richards
1 year ago

I used to be chased a lot when in my early 20’s. I remember being full of fear and anxiety. The dreams stopped after I confronted my fears. It was amazing that I was running away from what I coundnt face, I didnt want to admit it. Sometimes it would be Freddy Kruger or going in to a haunted house. I was always being chased in my dreams but someone and since I fixed it I never get these dreams anymore.

Female Anonymous
Female Anonymous
2 years ago

I had a dream last night again from 2 yrs ago or 3 yrs ago I don’t remember that well
but it’s about you get chase from this gaint monster thats, Stickney, as hell looks like one of the artist’s pohopiea person but has a skinny tail has mouth horns and deer horns on its head black small eyes no mouth bug hands no feet?? But if you get killed form it. you respawn when you die.

Stephanie
Stephanie
2 years ago

I had a dream where I would be running out of an apartment. I would be running from everyone except from people who also wanted to escape. I mainly ran from bearded men, police officers or women who kept the children and mind controlled them. So, in my dream I tried to save every child I could. Some got shot and died and some could keep up with me. The main person I tried to protect was a little baby boy. Anyway, so I would try to run away from everyone . But they were always a few steps behind… Read more »

charlene
charlene
9 years ago

I keep having this reoccuring dream,where I’m in this house,when a friend tells me that the attic bedroom is haunted by a evil little girl and I shouldn’t go in there,all of a sudden my dad comes into the living room with this doll from the attic,and my friend shouts n says that’s her doll..I take the doll from my dad and go to the attic to put it back,when I get back downstairs the doll is there again…no matter how I try to get rid of this doll it always comes back can someone please tell me what it… Read more »

Pam
Pam
9 years ago

I’m having this dream over and over, in the dream I’m chasing after my baby girl and everytime I wake up not finding her. But this time around I was very close at finding her. Will you please helpp me figure out the meaning of the dream.

Zack
Zack
9 years ago

I had a really freaky dream last night……………I was in my house when my t.v turned on and Paul McCartney was on there and he and some other people were trying to kill me, since they think i think that the real P.M is dead…….they tried and tried but I kept getting away but then they got me and I woke up………..all the while in rreal lfe as I was sleeping I was having extreme nausia to the point were I thought I was going to puke…….as I recap on these events of my dream my nausia is starting to… Read more »