Dreams About Intruders

Dreaming of an intruder is a negative symbol that represents an infringement from both our inner and outer worlds. Since our house is often represented as the mind (psyche) of the dreamer, the intruder is often disguised as someone or something that is infringing on your personal boundaries.

This so called “break in” warns the dreamer that they need to protect themselves in the areas they might not be secure in. Once the intruder has entered your house it tells the dreamer about a threat has now barged into you mental state of being. The emotions that are expressed while you are experiencing this invasion will mirror how you will react to this personal violation.

The main purpose of your dream is not only to inform you of this threat but also how to remove it from you house (mind). In most cases when the intruder in your dream remains faceless this often points the dreamer in direction of what is hidden or unconscous – emotional states, intrusive thoughts, repressed feelings or behaviours that disrupting your peace of mind.

How To Understand The Intruder

These intruders are known to uses knives & guns as clues, or perhaps you turned the tables and killed or attacked the intruder. Regardless if you’re hiding or confronting the attacker head on will change the meaning of your dream.

Did you know that most break in or intruder dreams happen during sleep paralysis? The dreamer must decipher if this was a dream or related to sleep paralysis; occurring before sleep or waking up, an episode consists of not being able to move, speak or hallucinate. In some rare cases dreaming of an intruder might be a precognitive dream warning you of such an event.

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Intruder Dream Meaning

Your dream should be nice enough “if you remember” to provide you with clues to understand the meaning of your intruder dream. How the intruder enters and how you react reveals the level of threat, or how defenceless you are against this unwanted trespassing.

  • locations of the intrusion; window or door
  • how many people appeared breaking in?
  • what weapons did the intruder use?
  • were they trying to kill or attack you
  • did you defend yourself or was hiding?

Intruder dreams encourages the dreamer to investigate their own personal boundaries or privacy around other people, relationships, work environments that need to be secured. People who have an agreeable disposition often have dreams about people breaking into their houses as they are unable to set limitation between you and the other people.

These people who are known to take advantage of nice people also have the ability to morph in your dream as an intruder. The intruder in your dream has more to do with setting up your own personal protection so you learn not to be taken advantage of in the future. But how do you do it?

How To Stop Intruder Dreams

By finding out in which aspects in your life you are “allowing in” the wrong set of people in your personal space that are taken you for granted. If you have exhausted this option you will then want to look into your inner world by examining your beliefs, ideas, behaviors or emotions that are causing stress in your life.

Home invasion dreams are very vivid and feels almost like a nightmare, however they contain a very important message that still remains unconscious to the dreamer. Whenever we secure doors or windows it tells us about the safety in our own home. Unfortunately someone has pushed their way into the comfort of your mind. Who could this be referring too?

Dreaming Of An Intruder With A Knife

To dream of an intruder with a knife represents an invasion of your personal space with aggressive force and hostility. Knives in dreams are symbolic in the sense they have the ability to “remove” or “cut” away things from the dreamer; the attacker may be related your unconscious emotional side, situations or people in your life that have hostility against you.

According to some theories the knife might be related to painful penetration that might be reflected a painful sexual undertone. Alternatively, these dreams might be related to unconscious fears of being attacked as nightmares serve as a benefit for the dreamer.

Dreaming Of An Intruder With A Gun

Dreaming with an intruder with a gun symbolizes hostility, aggression or an urge to forcefully hurt someone. If they are in your home with a gun it tells you about a “direct attack” that will result in a inner conflict. Guns in dreams often point to power and strength that a person, feeling or situation has control over you.

If the dreamer was shot by the gun indicates the emotional upheaval they will endure when this metaphorically attack occurs. Alternatively, theses dreams might be a result of unconscious fears of this event actually occuring in your life.

Fighting or Killing An Intruder In Your Dreams

Whenever the dreamer confronts an intruder in their dreams either by attacking or killing, represents removing or challenging this destructive threat. When this negative element gets too close to comfort (home), these aggressive behaviours or defensive action is required to handle this situation. Often times these emotions are unconscious and hidden within the dreamer.

Intruder Dream: Psychic Warning

In rare cases dreaming of a break in might be related to an actual house invasion. Dreams that predict life changing events tend to be more vibrant or vivid that resonates days after the dream – a gut or intuitive feeling that something is not right. If this is the case you would want to always secure the doors and windows in your house “just in case” this was a psychic dream. Find out how your dream will come true the next day.

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Andarthiel
Andarthiel
6 months ago

I keep having the same sort of dreams. I’m my younger self and at my parent’s house and they are not at home so I am essentially home alone. I either get scared because its night time or notice some suspicious characters outside the house. I frantically start locking all the locks on the front door but there are a few to do or I forget one and the intruders come in usually when I walk away to another room. They are unarmed and don’t threaten me but they are taking lots of our stuff. Usually the dream ends with… Read more »

YanLing
YanLing
6 months ago

I just awoke from a dream, I didn’t even complete it cause I was so irked by it. Essentially I was sleeping on the couch in the living room. And in Asia, we have flats instead of houses usually and my door was unfortunately unlocked at this point. I had order a meal like KFC or something and saw the delivery guy was a malay in a red jacket… I was awake by this time and he was gonna leave the food at the door and leave until….he suddenly peeked into the window and saw me on the sofa laying… Read more »

Stephanie
Stephanie
8 months ago

This dream shook me… I had a dream that my fiancé ordered a can of cherry coke. Nothing else. We were outside our house a few meters away and he met the delivery driver. An Asian man in bright orange clothing. After collecting it, we took our attention off the delivery guy and was teasing each other about why he didn’t get me a drink either. Whilst this was all happening I saw a glimpse that the guy was entered our house just randomly. Fast forward he didn’t want to leave but he was very manipulative and had a narcissistic… Read more »

Tracey
Tracey
8 months ago

I had a dream I had two daughters and they kept unlocking the doors to this big two story home with balconies. I don’t really have daughters just 2 boys. But anyways I’m my dream an intruder broke in and I chased him and he ran down the block and I chased as far as I could go. I locked up the home and told the girls it’s dangerous a man will try to come back and maybe try to get in again and he did and I caught him and he ran and then the girls kept opening the… Read more »

Someone
Someone
9 months ago

I just found this site today and here are some intruder dreams I’ve had: So this one I had probably a few years ago. Anyways me, my sister, and my mom were sleeping in the living room on the couches. I wake up (in the dream). A delivery truck pulls up outside our house and two men get out of it. They walk up the driveway and into the house. They don’t seem to notice me. My dad comes out of his and my mom’s room with his gun. Before he can shoot them, they shoot him in his chest,… Read more »

Me me
Me me
9 months ago

I dreamed of ghosts in an old large house, they did not belong so I locked up with fear and adrenaline but still went full force and punched them to defeat them.

Mirana
Mirana
9 months ago

I only dreamt about it for one night. I was in the kitchen when I see someone hop into our backyard. I watch him, thankful our dog is inside, but he just wanders the yard. After maybe a few minutes, I grow nervous as it gets dark, but he doesn’t do much. Then we make eye contact through the window. He smiles at me and waves, “Hi friend!” I go upstairs (where my parents are) and tell them about the man. They look outside only to see he had pooped all over the porch, worse than out dog has ever… Read more »

Mia
Mia
11 months ago

I dreamed about intruders two nights in a row. The first time, my mom came to wake me up because there was a shady old lady in our house. I tried calling the police but the phone wasn’t working. I couldn’t see the lady, and we were trying to warn my dad who was in another room but we couldn’t get out of mine cause we were scared. I woke up as soon as the phone didn’t work. Today, one of the construction workers in my building came in through the balcony after sealing it completely with wood. My dad… Read more »

Lila
Lila
11 months ago

I had a dream that I was getting ready for school and my dad was in the kitchen when somebody knocks the door. I immediately had this gut feeling that it was somebody trying to kill us but my dad opens anyway. It was this guy with a gun and he shoot’s straight to my dad but the gun had no bullets. I’m then going out to walk to school and find the bullets by the door. Next day I’m all alone getting ready for school again and my aunt ,who lives next door, comes in and asks me if… Read more »

Kiro
Kiro
11 months ago

i had a dream of chilling with my friends and family and then being attacked be a whole lot of intruders through our house door. First someone else started fighting them off, they all had some like dark magic and so did i and others, and we others hid. But then i did. It was bloody and i killed most of them. then i cane back asking for help because i had an anxiety attack. we tried locking the doors and for some time it was just a normal dream, i ulso got scared by a spider who fell and… Read more »

Keyla
Keyla
Reply to  Kiro
10 months ago

I had a similar dream where I was hanging out with my boyfriend, laughing and playing games. Then I heard loud banging at the front door of what sounded like multiple men screaming to let them in. I also immediately went to lock doors and windows, unlike you though, my first instinct was to hide, so I went into the bathroom and hid in the bath tub. I just remember looking down and seeing my body super still and as I heard the group of guys break in I could feel my body burning up. It felt like I was… Read more »

Nike
Nike
11 months ago

My dream was a very interesting intruder one. I was outside getting ready for school, then I got a call on my phone. Now I don’t know if it’s just me, but I always answer a call. So I answered it and some weird techno music played with some Bloody Murder screaming, so I hung up. The next morning I woke up and my entire front yard looked like it had been burned, but the house was untouched. Then i kept getting texts from the same number that called me saying: ur dead, leave while you can, there is no… Read more »

Knumb
Knumb
1 year ago

I just had a dream I was downstairs with my wife and son and our doorbell rang it was 1030ish on the clock and we have an alarm system so I go and look at our doorbell camera and it’s a guy rly close to the camera and I hear another guy in the background. So I immediately run upstairs and grab my pistol then go back to the camera and see gargoyles flying and crawling above the guy. It then kind of pans to him leaving but I get on the camera speaker and ask what do you want?… Read more »

zozo
zozo
1 year ago

i dreamt of been in my grandparents house my grand father has passed my grand mother still alive i was alseep on the sofa and i heard a big bang i jump up and i heard somebody coming down the stairs i hid for a minute then i jumped out at them they got a fright it was a complete stranger when i first seen this person it was a man then he changed into a young boy i told him leave now before i do anything and he just ran out the front door

Virag
Virag
1 year ago

First i heard my father scream, so i went to his room to investigate. My mother, sister and father were in the same bed, saying he was just joking. Then suddenly a really bright light appears, comes from our firts floor window, and i immediately start feeling heat from downstairs. I go the balcony and look down, and shout at my mother that the house is on fire. me and my mom go down, i go first. Shes telling me that she will open the front door, i should step back, i try to protect her and immediately say no… Read more »

Kim
Kim
1 year ago

I just had a dream that one’s of my ex was in my house trying to jump on my back why I was sleeping and I was fighting him off and I got up so when I lay back down I saw my ex was in my house hiding in my living room with a woman on my couch so I jump up out my sleep…….. I just don’t understand this

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

My dream was really weird it was a dream that over a million people joined the kkk and they were just trying to kill everyone in the world some member were easy to kill and did differs things it started by me going to someone from school that is annoying then my friend called me to his house since it’s near the other persons and then my mom said I couldn’t then we go home and the there is a lot of members outside and my dad is taking’s care of them and for some reason my coffee table is… Read more »

Yellow
Yellow
1 year ago

My dream started looking like a memory. I was inside my house watching tv with my husband in the living room. Our kids sleeping in the room, our dogs sleeping in the kitchen. Then my husband said “let’s go to sleep” so we did what we always do. We made sure everything was locked. Then my husband noticed someone was trying to open our patio room. He was trying to open the door knob so quietly, you can see him trying to open the door but has trouble opening it. I said “let me turn the alarm on.” He insisted… Read more »

Lmm
Lmm
1 year ago

I dreamt three people and two children broke into the garage of my childhood home to steal stuff out of the garage. Kids were running around playing and screaming. I caught one of the adults and held him until the sheriff got there. Then my house turned into a restaurant and I woke up..?

anon
anon
1 year ago

I dreamt I broke into an old shack/windmill

Laly
Laly
1 year ago

I need help in interpreting my dreams: last night I had a nightmare. a church taking us in a van my family husband and 3 children to a mountain while we were driving I saw on the side of the road men’s underwear like hundreds of them all same color and white with blue and red strips all over the land some had blood or mud, then the lake had luggage so many of them. cars merged in the clear lake. Then when we arrive at the church the 3 priests with nouns take each of my children I thought… Read more »