Do You Dream About Dinosaur Attacks?

By James Wallace Harris, June 29, 2015

I hope this doesn’t reveal some sort of deep embarrassing Freudian complex, but my whole sleep last night was filled with dinosaur dreams.  Ever since I was about five years old I’ve had occasional dreams about dinosaurs.  They aren’t real common, but they happen now and then, and they vary in details.  Last night’s dreams was somewhat typical.  I’ll be with a bunch of other people, at home, school, work, outside in a city location, on a crosswalk, etc., and suddenly a dinosaur or dinosaurs would show up and everyone panics.

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In the dream we all know the way to avoid being eaten is to be lie down, don’t move and be quiet.  But there’s always someone nearby that keeps blabbing or moving around that draws attention to the dinosaurs causing me to fear for my safety and makes me very annoyed at the noise maker.   For some reason the dinosaurs won’t notice us if we don’t move or make noise.  I never get eaten myself, or the people I know, but I’m always afraid some dumbass is going to get me, or us, killed.  I’m always annoyed in these dreams that other people are not freezing and shutting up.

The funny thing is I had these dreams all night long.  Even after I got up and went to pee, and went back to sleep.  Even very early in the morning when I was waking up over and over again, every time wondering if I should get up.  Each time I fell back asleep I had another dinosaur dream.  It was one scene after another, with different groups of people, in different locations, and in each scene there was a dinosaur attack.  One scene involved my sister, and another my wife Susan, but it was always strangers causing trouble.  I don’t think I ever saw a dinosaur eat someone, but I knew they were in the distance, so the panic to hide was strong.  These dreams last night weren’t quite nightmares, but they did involved a kind of anxiety.

If dreams are sorting through the days events and filing long term memories, what did I do yesterday to deserve dinosaurs dreams last night?  And do other people have dinosaur dreams?  I hope these dreams don’t indicate some kind of weird psychological disorder.

When I was young, I guess around five, I had my first dinosaur dream.  I lived out in the country in South Carolina in a old two-story house.  My family didn’t use the second story, but my three-year-old sister and I would go up there to play, but it was creepy.  I would dream about those upstairs rooms as if they were evil.  That was one of my earliest reoccurring dreams, along with dreams of flying.  But it was during this time that I had my first dinosaur dream.  I, and other people were working in this huge gravel pit, and we were slaves to dinosaurs, and had to stand in dinosaur shit as we worked.  Later on, when I saw The Flintstones, the pit we worked in reminded me of this show.  But this dreams was three or four years before The Flintstones appeared in 1960.

I’ve always wondered when I first learned about dinosaurs.  My oldest memories of dinosaurs are from these dreams, but how did I learn about dinosaurs to dream about them?  I remember as a kid, after I started having these dreams, of playing with plastic dinosaurs, and learning their names.  Me and my little buddies liked to collect and trade these plastic dinosaurs, and we seem to know all about them.  I don’t remember being taught about dinosaurs in school, or even reading about them.  I’ve always assumed knowledge about dinosaurs is imprinted in little boys’ brains, like some kind of ancestral memory.

I’ve written about dinosaur dreams before, back in 2008.  I had completely forgotten I had written this, and the dream I described.  The dream back then was somewhat different, a more science fictional version, because people were protected from the dinosaurs by force fields.

Does dreaming about dinosaurs mean anything?  At Dream Moods, which has a page explaining animal symbols in dreams, it says this about dinosaurs:

To see a dinosaur in your dream symbolizes an outdated attitude. You may need to discard your old ways of thinking and habits.

To dream that you are being chased by a dinosaur, indicates your fears of no longer being needed or useful. Alternatively, being chased by a dinosaur, may reflect old issues that are still coming back to haunt you.

I wonder if I have a problem with outdated attitudes?  But this commentary seems no more scientific than astrology.  I am not the only person troubled with dinosaur dreams as reflected in the Yahoo Answers column.  It’s odd, but a couple of people who replied copied the statement I quote above, and it’s repeated on other web sites.  Just shows how bullshit spreads across the internet.  At least at the Dream Dictionary they had something a bit deeper, but still on the woo-woo side.  It reassures me that other people have dinosaur dreams, so I ain’t the only crazy one here.  In fact, there are many dream interpretation sites that cover dinosaurs in dreams, and many people posting about dreaming of dinosaurs.  At Jurassic World they even have a page collecting dinosaur dreams.

Are dreams even symbolic?  I have no idea.  It seems my dreams are saying something very big will destroy me if I stand out, and that other people are constantly being destroyed for making themselves known.  Hunkering down and being quiet sounds rather cowardly to me in waking life.  When I was young and had nightmares I used to kill anything that tried to hurt me.  The violence of my dreams was disturbing because it was like the violence of modern video games, but these dreams were decades before such games were invented.

I can’t think of anything I did or experienced yesterday that would trigger dreams about avoiding death, or large issues.  I had a nice quiet day of reading books and listening to music, and then last night my friend Anne came over for dinner and we watched Empire Falls, an old HBO mini-series based on the Richard Russo book.  Empire Falls is about a man with a repressed past that never speaks his mind.  I did identify with Miles Roby, the Ed Harris character, because I hold things in to avoid emotional conflicts.  Are the dinosaurs of my dreams potential emotional conflicts?  At least this theory works with the dreams because the way to be safe in the dream is to be quiet and avoid attention.  Also, the people who get eaten by dinosaurs are the loud people who won’t shut up.

This is embarrassing, because now I am revealing something.

I guess I’ve got to wait for the dinosaurs to show up.

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53 thoughts on “Do You Dream About Dinosaur Attacks?”

  1. No dinosaurs in my dream, just endless, apocalyptic night, sometimes monsters, but mostly just dark & desolation.

    1. So Craig, how do you interpret your dreams? It sounds like they are post-apocalyptic dreams. I love post-apocalyptic science fiction, but I’m not sure I’d want to live in such a world, or even dream about it.

      1. Simply answered, I don’t. It would be to me like trying to interpret a bowl of oatmeal and about as useful. I treat them as fictions my brain creates to keep it amused while the body (weak ass that is) catches up on its needed rest

        Now as to “living it”, it isn’t all bad, we have at least one armored SUV, a Subruban or Tahoe from what I remember, and a safe building with electric lights and a smoking hot blond. So not all bad. Still it is exciting (which baffles me since I am not the front line grunt type, so going on external rescue missions is generally not my thing, but I am a gamer *shrugs* and the brain likes to play).

        So in the end, it is more like watching a movie or playing a game or even living in dreamtime, but no interpretations.

      2. Gak, ethics and honesty.

        Okay, while I don’t interpret my dreams, it does unnerve me that no one I know personally has good dreams. I do in my tinfoil hat moments worry that I dream my future, that I am seeing the results of humanity’s current attitudes. I fear the fall of the civilization and technology I need to live (I have an ostomy, so without plastics tech I die) and if anything my dreams are nothing more than that fear being the basis for why my dreams are like they are.

      3. I’m not sure I’d want to live without civilization. If civilization collapsed I wouldn’t commit suicide, but damn, living conditions would be so awful that I’d wished I was dead.

        Just to live without air conditioning would be miserable. I’m not sure if I could live without the internet. I could, but I’d hate it. It would be like losing my sight or hearing, because the internet has become like a sixth sense.

        I’m not sure if I’ve ever had purely pleasurable and hedonistic dreams, even my sex dreams were full of conflicts and anxiety. I’m amazed by the complexity of my dreams sometimes, or at least the illusion of complexity. I think my unconscious mind is very creative. I hardly ever have nightmares anymore, but when I do, they are philosophical. My scariest dreams are about not being able to wake up, or about God. Since I’m an atheist, it’s rather disturbing sometimes to encounter God in my dreams. Although, I have had some wonderful dreams with God. I once had sex with God – he was a matronly woman, who was very grandmotherly and caring – man, the Freudians are going to go nuts over that one.

        Over the years I’ve died in my dreams. If thing just went black and I woke up I didn’t mind dying. But if I died and then continued to exist, it was scary. One of the scariest dreams I ever had was going to heaven. I don’t remember if the fear was of heaven or continued existence after death.

        Some of my dreams have been very complex, like a tightly plotted novel. This makes me wonder if my unconscious mind is more powerful than my conscious mind.

      4. Damn you have a varied dreamlife. The last sex dream I had was when I was kid and oddly a virgin, not so much since then unless you count smooching in one which also was the only time I have ever flown in a dream. Not so much a dream with God(s), but I have one rather cosmic dream wherein I did get to see lovely spheres of blue-white maths that explained everything, but mostly it is just the end of the world as we know it and I do not feel fine.

      5. Blue-white maths sound really far out.

        Oh, I haven’t even begun to convey the weirdness of my dreams. I read a lot of science fiction, and I have been many kinds of creatures and beings in my dreams, and lived on many worlds.

        My sex dreams are becoming more and more rare, and always surprised me when they happen now. Still? Really?

      6. It was ultra-groovy. Just infinite shells of them that faded to a haze in the far distance where things were still in flux and chaos. Plus I could and did zoom in and then it turned out many of the formula were full of symbols that stood for entire other bits of math. All very fractal and beautiful.

        Mostly, though I have pretty boring dreams, I mean I am fully involved (none of that 3rd person observer stuff, usually and mostly when I am near waking) when I do remember them and some times I can influence them, but mostly it like life in the now.

  2. Hi Craig, I had a long time girlfriend dreams about dinosaur almost every night. Being chased by dinosaur and try to eat her up. Every night she refused to sleep early due to the dream. She became so tense when I tried to touch her. Our relationship become sour. Is there a solution or suggestion to prevent dinosaur dreams?

    1. When I was young I heard something that worked. I was told to always confront your attacker in dreams. That’s hard to do, but if you think about it enough while your awake you’ll do it in your dreams.

    2. Uhhh. Lots of good sex or drugs? Then again it didn’t stop mine from having them either, but at least it wasn’t the reason we are not together. Honestly, you might want to take James’ suggestion. Sorry, but I never really had to deal with such a situation. Also if the dreams are causing that kind of friction you might want to suggest seeking professional help, could be some sort of pysch issue and I am less than qualified to deal with those.

  3. hi ,
    I am so glad i found this post. I have recurring dinosaur dreams, similar to yours. I dont get eaten up but there is always someone who does. I normally have vivid dreams and I tend to analyse them and make sense, but the dinosuars just dont make sense. Neither do the explanations of an outmoded thought process which I read up on the internet. The problem now is that I am getting these dinosaur dreams more often than usual and they are getting more and more vivid. I feel scared and sometimes continue to think about them during the day, almost fearing an attack sometimes

    1. Is there anything happening during the day that could explain the dinosaur dreams? I tend to think dreams are your brain filing things away symbolically.

      By the way, this page is getting 10-15 hits a day, so a fair number of people are having dinosaur dreams. I wonder if it will go up after Jurassic Park comes out?

  4. I had a dream where I had escaped from Jurassic Park (or an island fall of dinosaurs like it) and when I had returned home, all the dinosaurs started taking over the rest of the world. Somehow this lead to Velociraptors nesting in some aluminium scraps in my Garage. At first they were hidden away, but they started to attack a group of my family and friends that were hiding at my home. I tried to rescue some of my family whom the Velociraptors were viciously attacking and as we were fleeing, I was caught by a Velociraptor and then a whole lot of them started ripping me to shreds and eating me. They killed me. Suddenly I was on a couch in a strange room. This strange room was apparently in my house. Anyhow, I was relieved as I was with my family and alive. We were watching the news as the world had recovered from the dinosaur thing, but there were many casualties. My mum and brother were crying. I then started to realize that the events that I had dreamed had actually happened. This is about the time that my father informed me that I had died. I took my shirt off to reveal scratches and deep scars were born all over my stomach and chest from the attack. Somehow, though I wasn’t bleeding from these marks nor was there any evidence to suggest I had bled from these marks. Terrified I asked my dad how I was talking ton him and he said he was dead too. Throughout my dream my brother was talking to me as though I were alive until I asked him why he could see me and he said that he couldn’t. That he had just gone crazy with all the grief and was hearing voices. Crying I fled my home when on reflection I realized I had to be dreaming.
    I know that is a lot to process but I’ve had dinosaur dreams before, but lately my nightmares have not only been frightening, but depressing as well. It could just be that I was watching Jurassic Park 3 the night I had the dream.
    Can you analyse this?
    I know I’ve tried and I can’t.

    1. Nothing seems obvious, but I don’t know you. You should talk with friends and family, and they might see connections.

      I have died many times in my dreams. I have been in heaven, hell, on other planets, and even been alien beings on other worlds. I once dreamed I had sex with God, who was a matronly woman who was a lot of fun. I’m not sure dreams are supposed to make sense. But sometimes they fit with something that’s happened to you. Do you feel anything else is eating you in life? Sometimes you can connect them to a trigger. I’m not sure if we need to know about our dreams, and I’m generally happier when I don’t remember my dreams and get a good night’s sleep.

  5. OMG!! I JUAT HAD A JURRASIC PARK LIKE DREAM LAST NIGHT..JUST HOW YOU DESCRIBES ALSO..NO ONE GETS HURT OR KILLED..JUST SCATTERED RUNNING SCARED..AND I ALSO HAVE AWOKEN UP SEVERAL TIMES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND RETURNED TO THE DINOSAUR DREAM. SOME STUFF HAVE COME UP RECENTLY FROM THE PAST…WHAT A COINCIDENCE.LOVE IT 🙂

  6. Wow. Glad I’m not alone! I’ve had dinosaur dreams every now and then but last night was SO VIVID. I was in a school and suddenly we all had to hide in this room but a velociraptor (spelling might be off) broke through the wall so we all scattered and then it was like time skipped ahead to where people were joining together to try to tame them, throwing them cows and stuff, we made giant dinosaur look a like trucks to take materials and food to people who were hiding and stuff.. Craziness! I’ve had crazy dreams for about a week now. Every night and they’re so different….

  7. I have the same recurring dinosaur attack dream as well. I’m hanging out with faulty and friends and people I dint know then all of a sudden, this weird looking t-rex dinosaur starts attacking. I get everyone in a safe place in the mountains while the dinosaur rips through the city reading people, children, and people with diseases. Then all of a sudden, he heads toward the mountains we are in. He’s practically on top of us when I wake up.
    I have this dream from time to time. I will occasionally have other dreams of dinosaurs that aren’t harmful but helpful. But I just had the dinosaur attack dream again last night. Looking for answers.

    1. Evidently a lot of people have these dinosaur dreams. This page gets 20-30 hits a day. That’s not much in the big scheme of things, but it means at least that many people look up dinosaur dreams every day.

  8. I have had basically that same dreams as yours! From when I was very young to, well…last night. Same thing, myself and a group of people.were being chased, the only way to get away from them was to lye down and hide, bit other people just wouldn’t shut up and the dinosaur would come right up to me. I don’t really remember anything after that. I’m not constantly having these dreams just every now and then. I do not understand why.

    1. It is weird that our dreams are similar. And this essay gets 20-30 hits a day. That’s not many, but it means at least 20-30 people a day are having dinosaur dreams and go to Google to find out why.

  9. Have never had a dinosaur dream until last night, was on a ship underwater and this land based dinosaur attacks from outside the ship breaking the windows (underwater), I was definitely afraid.
    I have been studying the Tao of healing and been having difficulty sending chi into a vertebrae in the upper middle area of my back yesterday. The previous night I had a dream about eating bitter fruit.

  10. I keep having dinasaur dreams as well, in my dream it’s the same having to be quiet and not move. It’s always velociraptors that are in my dream too and I’m always trying to save my family but theres always someone that’s noisy and then we’re on the run from the raptors again. Somehow there’s always a vacant house somewhere and I’m trying to shut all the curtains and board up the windows so the raptors can’t see us. Glad I’m not the only one who has these dreams.

  11. I had a dream that I was in a small town or community on the coast when a group of heavily armoured dinosaurs, huge with squared limbs and bodies, travelling from further down the coast arrived and were smashing and destroying the buildings that we were living in. We all ran to hide as best we could and I remember trying to calculate were would be the strongest room to withstand the rampaging reptiles. Then they all just passed us by and continued up the coast like an army, smashing everything in their path.
    I have put the dream down to my fear of the military etc and their cold blooded indifference towards the ordinary people (colateral damage) when they are on a mission on behalf of powerful governments. A primitive destructive force that threatens us, but I guess it also could be a natural disaster like an earthquake, although in my case that is not a major fear.

    1. It’s amazing how much all these dreams are alike. I think dinosaurs can represent any kind of threat, but for me, I think they represent threats of a certain type. I’m always trying to hid from them. To lay low and go unnoticed. And I hate when other people do stupid things to draw attention.

      1. I read a war comic as a child which was about a brother and sister in Nazi occupied Holland or Switzerland. I had recurring dreams for years that I was in an occupied society which was hostile to individuality, so I had to remain hidden in order to survive. The tall poppy is the first to be harvested for use by the system and those that control it.
        Success in the eyes of the “world” is often a sacrifice of the spiritual self. I’m not talking religion, but the primordial awareness that there is more to life than we were raised to believe. We are not slavishly following society’s values by accident. It takes conscious effort to swim upstream and be a creative individual trying to understand the deeper meaning of our life rather than just following orders. The language of dreams, art and religion is the same language. It’s a pity we don’t learn this language so we can understand what we really feel . We always end up with some authoritarian telling us what to think. A shame, we are so much more than we know. We don’t need external authority if we tap into our natural intelligence. We instinctively know how to live in a natural environment. Like animals, humans can organise themselves into a functional society, look at those ancient cultures that have existed for thousands of years and are still in existence. You know, the ones we demonize or overlook as primitive.

        Why do civilized people despise the indigenous man, the natural man who loves and appreciates nature and knows how to live simply with art and music. We really need to reassess ALL our values if we are to survive. As for AI, who programs the ‘bot?

  12. I have had one dinosaur dream before, and then one last night.

    The first one was in black-and-white (and I usually dream in color). A huge T-Rex was walking past my mother’s house, and we were hiding inside, then for some reason the dinosaur must have sensed we were there, because it tried to look through the window. And I woke up at that point.

    Last night the action was still taking place at my mother’s house (for the most part). This time the dream was in color. In this dream dinosaurs were starting to become common,as well as some kind of jurassic crocodile. The dinosaurs were known, but had never ventured into people’s homes. So suddenly last night they decided to start attacking people inside their houses. But in this dream I didn’t hide. I went outside and did whatever I could to prevent them attacking people, including stomping on one j-croc’s head. I also found one dinosaur who wasn’t trying to attack anyone, so I just left it in peace and it left me in peace. The dream gets a little blurry after that, and it involved me going all over to try and help people trapped inside their houses by the dinosaurs. I think I was even in the US at some point – at which time the dream had started to include some kind of zombie theme as well.

    I think it’s safe to say I felt a little exhausted when I woke up this morning…

  13. I have had one dinosaur dream before, and then one last night.

    The first one was in black-and-white (and I usually dream in color). A huge T-Rex was walking past my mother’s house, and we were hiding inside, then for some reason the dinosaur must have sensed we were there, because it tried to look through the window. And I woke up at that point.

    Last night the action was still taking place at my mother’s house (for the most part). This time the dream was in color. In this dream dinosaurs were starting to become common,as well as some kind of jurassic crocodile. The dinosaurs were known, but had never ventured into people’s homes. So suddenly last night they decided to start attacking people inside their houses. But in this dream I didn’t hide. I went outside and did whatever I could to prevent them attacking people, including stomping on one j-croc’s head. I also found one dinosaur who wasn’t trying to attack anyone, so I just left it in peace and it left me in peace. The dream gets a little blurry after that, and it involved me going all over to try and help people trapped inside their houses by the dinosaurs. I think I was even in the US at some point – at which time the dream had started to include some kind of zombie theme as well.

    I think it’s safe to say I felt a little exhausted when I woke up this morning…

  14. Hi, I just want to say that I also dream about dinosaurs and have for as long as I can remember and the same scenario occurs in my dreams except before my t-rex appears, there is always someone who complains of a strong smell of mint. I find this dream very annoying and I want real answers as well.

    1. The smell of mint, that’s a new one. Can you connect that to something in real life?

      I’ve had like 13,000 people come here to read this essay, so evidently it’s a common dream.

  15. Yesterday night I had this vivid dinosaur dream. It was like a tall hospital building, I saw a huge Dinosaur which was chasing people in the ground floor and it looked like a rear side of the building with fence where it saw me, but the big dinosaur couldn’t fit inside the area and it was sneaking with the head. I was running with some people and tried to help them then I decided, going to the top floor will keep me safe so I called few with me and pressed the elevator button for 17th floor and reached the building. Then I found myself in terrace where I was guiding people how to escape if the dinosaur tries to attack us.
    This was the complete dream I remember, but this was the second time I am getting my dinosaur dream. I had a dinosaur dream when I was around 8 years old where I was locked in a room which had glass roof top and windows where I saw these big dinosaurs and flying dinosaurs. I don’t know whether these dreams are supposed to mean anything. Today I was supposed to attend my final round of interview but I requested a reschedule as this dream really spoiled my mind peace.

    Does this dream mean something wrong?
    Is it something that I should be worried?
    Or is it my inner fear about the interview?
    Or is it something that I should not bother about?

    1. Janet, I tend to think the dinosaur represents a huge fear. It’s interesting you were helping people. Me and some of the others, have had dreams where we’re annoyed/angry that other people are attracting the dinosaurs towards us. I tend to think that means we’re afraid that other people are getting us into danger. But your dream sounds like you’re helping people escape a big danger.

  16. Hello. I am having the same dream these days… actually it is exactly the way you describe it… the group of people.. the effort to hide… the person next to me that keeps making noises (who I just want to kill myself)… running away and the same again. I also described it to some friends as “not exaclty a nightmare, just a bit stressful”. Weird, right? PS I just had a big change in my working setting: new field , new people, new challenges. I do not know if this might have something to do with my dream. Greetings from Greece 🙂

      1. My question is whether people were having these type of dreams before Spielberg’s Jurassic Park!? 🙂 I suppose not. If yes, THAT would be extremely strange.

      2. My dinosaur dreams started around 1956-58, when I was 5-7, and before The Flintstones. The idea of dinosaurs have been around for a few hundred years. I’ve always wondered where little boys learn about dinosaurs. When I was growing up its like I was born knowing about dinosaurs.

      3. That is very interesting to know. I would have guessed that my dream was affected by the movies or something since I never had any particular interest in these long-gone creatures. I stopped having these dreams by the way. I will remember them though! Thank you for your prompt responses. 🙂

  17. I keep having a dinosaur appear in dreams about other things. My dreams are nearly always set in dystopian realities with tangible sinister undercurrents (I don’t know what this means). Often, I am half way through one of these odd dreams and suddenly a Tyrannosaur will come lumbering into the scene and start eating people. I go to hide, and the dinosaur will *always* walk directly over but not notice me, even when standing directly next to me. This always signifies the end of the dream; I suppose the protagonists all being dead in a way not consistent with the rest of the storyline prompts me to wake up. This Tyrannosaur is the same in every dream it decides to gatecrash, its arrival seems to be random, and I am relatively unafraid throughout.

    1. I wonder if most people dream of T-Rex as their standard dinosaur? In my dreams, I always worry about the people who make noise who attract the dinosaur. I resent them. I accept that dinosaurs are around. It annoys me that other people don’t know how to deal with them.

      Why do you think an inconsistent story wakes you up? Why are you invisible to the dinosaur?

  18. I’m relieved to find this site and discover that so many other people have chased by dinosaur dreams. It’s 3am and I’ve just woken up after dreaming that my sisters and I were trying to reach an aeroplane to escape the dinosaurs, I woke up when I realised the plane had already gone and we were left behind. Sounds silly now I’m awake and writing it down but a few moments ago I was in a cold sweat.
    Wonder what outdated thinking patterns I’m holding on to?! Wish there was a better explanation than this.

    1. Jen, why do you think the dream is related to outdated thinking patterns? If dinosaurs represent a threat, and the aeroplane represents an escape, it seems like the easy interpretation is you and your sisters just missed an opportunity to escape a threat. Or y’all are in a situation with no way out.

  19. I’ve just woke up from a dinosaur dream. Me and my family were trying to escape but no matter where we run, hid, drove to etc they could sense our smell and would find us. We would be locking doors narrowly avoiding them but they’d find another way in. All types of dinosaurs too. There was never just one specific dinosaur raptors were the most annoying in the dream. In the dream it seemed to jump scenes from running through secret tunnels to try and escape to watching my sister drive off to hiding and locking doors in my mums house and it continued like that. It happens often.
    I woke up but the dream hadn’t finished. I’m glad there’s quite a few that have the same dream.

  20. I have had dinosaur dreams, chasing or not since I was little. I later developed a fascination with dinosaurs and wanted to be a paleontologist, but never pursued that career. It’s always the same dream or a slightly different version of the dream. Last night in the dream, I was in Raleigh, NC and someone let out the live Tyrannosaurus Rex from his cage, which wasn’t much of a cage at all, just an invisible fence and all of us ran into an old abandoned school. This is not the first time I have been in this school in the dream and it does not exist that I am aware of. I do not live very far from Raleigh. There is always some stupid person who will blow our cover and we would have to move to a different part of the school. Usually in every dinosaur dream, the Tyrannosaurus Rex will lock eyes with me and try to hunt me, but I am always with a group of unfamiliar people. There was only one dream that I had growing up, reoccurring, where I was at home with my family and the Tyrannosaurus was in my backyard and we could hear him coming from far away. He would look through the windows, lock eyes with me and attempt to get in. We would shut our blinds so that he couldn’t see us and as long as we were quiet, he wouldn’t try to attack the house. I have had dreams where the raptors were also in the house, but would dissolve into black bones at the front door.
    As long as I can remember, I have dreamed heavily of dinosaurs, particularly Tyrannosaurus Rex. I eventually started watching Jurassic Park the next day sometime and the dreams would go away for a while, but would still eventually return within a month or two.

    I am glad someone else has also had dreams similar to mine.

      1. I have always wondered if people had similar dreams of things and places. I kind of stumbled on this site and I am amazed at how many of us dream similarly or the same. James, I believe we are given dreams for one of two reasons, to figure out what your subconscious already knows and needs you to know in the conscious world and two, to dream of things in the past, present, or future. Dinosaurs are of the past, they intrigue all of us with how large and dominate they were. The destruction they caused in their own time and the way their lives are pieced together in the future. Sometimes they mean what the dream symbols mean, other times, they are there to remind us that they once roamed this earth, even though they are rarely taught about. There have been things found in the early times, when cave men first lived here, that show that they either co-existed with dinosaurs or they dreamed about them. Some recent cave paintings or carvings have been found with men riding dinosaurs.

        My point I was trying to get to, but the long way around, I am glad I am not the only one who dreams of them. We all dream of them for a reason and we all have an interest in them. I had forgotten to mention that I did not watch the first Jurassic Park before I started having the dreams. They came, just about the same time we had a giant sand pile in the back of the house and I would pretend I would dig up bones. Something I never learned about truly until I was older.

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