Have You Had a Dream That Predicts the Future?

Dreams that predict the future may show unexpected events, pitfalls and opportunities but in the fact is you have free will and can choose your path. We may already hope or fear that certain things will happen and the unconscious will oblige with a ‘psychic dream’ that may be more about our own fears than things that will happen. It is important to always have a sensible and discriminating attitude to our dreams and not assume that everything that is revealed if a prophecy for the future.

My own experience shows that dreams about the future have a special quality about them. You awake from the dream ‘knowing’ that it is about the future. These dreams usually have a strangeness about them but for me at least are rarely frightening or upsetting. Even disastrous events appearing in a psychic dream are experienced with calmness and sometimes with a sense of disinterest. The non-attachment may show that the dream is less about my own anxieties and could be a prediction or premonition of real events.

If in doubt there are a few questions you may ask about the dream to find if it is about the future or not.

  •  Was the dream exceptionally vivid?
  • Are there any elements that seem particularly bizarre or don’t make sense?
  • Does the dream include things that have never happened?
  • Does the dream include people you’ve never met?
  • Is the dream set in situations you’ve never before encountered?
  • Is the emotional content unrelated to your own feelings?

Dreams that predict the future

Have you had a dream that predicts the future?

Signs, Stories and Symbols:

Sometimes dreams contain the strangest signs of the future and the sleeping mind may latch on to the oddest of predictions. A dream that is famous in the UK happened to William Cavendish-Bentinck, the sixth duke of Portland. While involved in preparations for the 1901 coronation procession of King Edward VII he dreamed one night that the royal coach got stuck in the arch at the Horse Guards. Disturbed by the dream he ordered that the arch be measured the nest day. “to my astonishment,” he said “we found that the Arch was nearly two feet too low to allow the coach to pass through.” It had been many years since the coach has been through the arch and over the years the level of the road had been raised by resurfacing work. The Duke had the road lowered and the procession went smoothly.

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Mystical Dream Interpretation

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  • Indigo Jan 29, 2017, 9:42 pm

    I had a dream that I was watching President Donald Trump’s inauguration in the beginning of December. I didn’t think much of it until the day the Electoral College voted to keep Trump in office. I thought it was crazy and I was upset all week because I knew it was going to happen, but didn’t want it to be true. Last week I watched the inauguration and the same moments played. Now what is freaking me out the most is that I had a dream that there is going to be a war. I’m not completely sure when it’s going to happen, but it is bad and it is happening sometime in the near future.

  • Dan martusso Jan 27, 2017, 1:05 am

    I dream all the time of things that eventually happen to me or just events. I close my eyes and not dreaming or not clearly thinking I see things that will happen. I draw sometimes and notice how much better than usual it is, this always comes true. I hear all the time of people who dream they were robbed or in a car crash or a train wreck, this is just your sub conscience creating scenarios you may have already thought of without realizing it.

  • Holly Marie Jan 20, 2017, 7:54 pm

    I have had two dreams that within the same week of having them the event happened. I was never directly involved but it always had to do with someone close to me. I had a dream that a car crashed through the side of the restaurant I worked at. That same week a car crashed into the side of our partner store while my direct manager was covering a shift at that location.

  • Keelia Dec 21, 2016, 2:44 am

    I often have dreams, about myself and I find that these dreams and visions start occurring a certain time later. I find myself in unknown and new situations or places but I don’t know what this means. Sometimes I have fleeting visions of others around me that come true but I don’t understand it. What does this mean?

  • Richard Kemp Dec 17, 2016, 9:49 pm

    I often have dreams that I don’t remember afterwards but then two or three days later will actually live that dream, at the time I will automatically know that I have dreamt this moment but not recall it otherwise? It can last for 10 to 20 seconds and has no relativity to anything? Its just a normal part of everyday life? Can anyone shine any information on this as I have told numerous people over the years and no one else seems to have had this and think I’m being weird? Thanks

  • Anonimous Nov 13, 2016, 9:01 pm

    Several times dreaming the same thing. Earthquake. In the morning, earthquake registered with high magnitude. The dream every time repeats, I walk through my neighborhood, buildings start to shake, sometimes they collapse, but I stay alive, in someway not interested in what is happening. Last dream 12->13.11.2016, in the morning on 13.11.2016, New Zealand high magnitude earthquake.

  • Brittany Nov 9, 2016, 4:59 pm

    I predicted Neil Armstrong’s death a week before it happened. He kept coming to mind and I saw the word “death”. I googled him and at the time saw he was still alive. A couple of days later he appeared in my dream. I was with this top secret Media where Neil went on stage, surrounded by men in black, and he pronounced his own death. I was backstage listening and watching everyone go crazy, standing, yelling, raising hands with questions. He did not answer 1. He quickly went off stage and passed me in the backstage area. I was the only one who was standing still. As he passed me, surrounded by MIB, he locked eyes with me and telepathically told me, “It’s all bulls***.” After he said that, everyone else disappeared. The MIB lead him through these red double doors. My spirit came out of my body in the dream and started to float towards the red double doors. I wanted to know where he was going. When I tried to go through, across the top it read: ACCESS DENIED. I knew immediately that he did not die. He went into a different dimension. When I woke up from the dream, 3 days later, the media pronounced that he passed away. It blew my mind that he came to me and delivered this message.

    • lookoutsidethewindow Nov 9, 2017, 9:12 pm

      Wow. That’s cool, but strange. I’m not saying that your dream was bad, but it was something like you were given a prediction of events that were about to happen. That dimension – you mentioned that showed in your dream – Neil Armstrong entered the red doors WAS ACTUALLY another dimension. He died. He left this life and entered a new “dimension”. I’m fascinated, truly. I’ve been through something like this about 2 or 3 times. I predicted every small move of the future. It was an experience I knew that none of my classmates would’ve understood, so I didn’t tell them. They’ would’ve thought I’m weird. Anyway. It’s important to share experiences like this because scientists and experts would have more evidence and proof for their theories.

  • Marty Oct 30, 2016, 10:39 am

    These precognative dreams are a rather common occurance for me, as I dream them up a month or two before the acctual even that is going to take place. These dreams of mine are nothing special, as in dreaming of wearing a new sweatter and preforming a certain action at a certain place. This realy bothers me.

  • ELF Oct 25, 2016, 12:13 am

    The last psychic dream I had was when I was ten. However, when I was around seven, I saw someone else’s dream. A classmate’s. I won’t describe it, as it was kind of personal, but we both knew every detail of the dream. Is this common among psychic dreamers? Or was it an exception, or coincidence?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Oct 26, 2016, 3:55 pm

      There are many instances recorded in which people share a dream. These are usually referred to as ‘Mutual dreams’.

  • Margo Oct 8, 2016, 9:36 pm

    Back in 2006 when my son was only 13 and 4’9 he and I had the same dream on the same night. Back then I kept my hair just past my shoulders. We must have woken up at the same time because we both walked out if our bedrooms at the same time. We looked at each other and both blurted out ” I had the weirdest dream”. In the dream I saw myself in a room standing in front if a large standing mirror. I was wearing a wedding dress and my hair was so long it almost touched my backside. I could see the reflection of the bed behind me and out the window to an open field. My son walks in the door (well over 6′ in the dream) and asks me ” are you ready mom? Its time.”. He then holds his arm out. He escorts me out of the room, down some stairs and through an entrance way that leads to an isle with an alter at the end where my groom is waiting. As we had been walking down the stairs we could smell the flowers that had been used to decorate the banister. The dream continued through the ceremony then to the reception. There were many people I didn’t know in 2006 actually in the dream. We could taste the food hear and feel the music. The dance I had with my “husband” felt so real I can still remember how his body felt and smelled.

  • Argall Sep 30, 2016, 3:58 am

    It happened again two nights ago. That dream two nights ago along with what I saw on the news today prompted me to put this on here so that I may get feedback hopefully on how to piece together any more future dreams. So, ever since I was very young I have had dreams periodically that always is a warning or precursor to events in near future. The dreams either pertain to myself or pertain to something in which will never involve me. Sometimes the accuracy scares me. Two nights ago I dreamt I was in a hotel near a city with a view of a train. No details about train I just knew it was one by sound and blurry sight. Extremely vivid details about a crashing and crunching noise like when a vehicle at point of impact is in an accident. I saw the colors of exploding metal parts and heard people screaming even though I was in a hotel room blocks away. Well today on the news a commuter train crashed injuring 100s and killing 1. This happened at the station and two blocks away from a hotel in New Jersey across River from NYC. Why are these dreams coming to me but seem to never give the details to kind of get a general area to look into nor do I get details about possibly when this will happen? Frustrating to me my entire life.

  • A Girl Sep 24, 2016, 11:56 am

    It happens rarely but it happens. Sometimes in sleep I predict future, my future, it’s not big stuff, it’s more short moments that will happen in future. When I wake up I don’t remember them, I only remember when it happens.

  • Anon Aug 3, 2016, 2:30 pm

    When I was really young (maybe 5) I dreamed of a house in the woods that I would bring logs to or from or something like that. It seemed like a common dream, except it was too detailed and wouldn’t get out of my memories. Years later, when I went to camp in a whole different country (Ukraine) our camp had to find wood to bring to the fire. We were beside a village, and one person decided to ask one of the houses for wood (one particular house, actually, because in their backyard they had tons of chopped wood) and the one she went up too look incredibly familiar from my dream and we got wood there. Another dream was that I had a dream of going to some really nice science-y facility and years later, I went there. In both circumstances, I’ve never been to the places, and there was no real significance to the dreams, however, they were both very vivid images that I could remember. I swear, I did not see these places on TV or whatever and it was not my subconscious. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get more “predicting the future” dreams?

  • Tom Flake Jul 22, 2016, 7:41 pm

    Throughout my life I dream of places I’ve never seen or been to. Sometimes it’s a road or sometimes just a house. I don’t dream about future events, just places. I will forget about the dream until I see the place I dreamed about. I won’t remember details about the dream accept for the place. Sometimes it will be years later that I see the place I dreamed of.

  • James Jun 14, 2016, 7:01 am

    I had a dream last night Saturday that I’m at a club and it turns into a massacre. I was shot and many people died. In the morning, I saw the news of the Orlando shooting. Now I’m afraid to sleep again.

    • anonymous Jun 16, 2016, 11:44 am

      I had a dream that a murderer ran through my house and I have a feeling that it might come true maybe it’s just my subconscious thinking about everything going on but just this morning I found out that someone’s car got shot at I don’t really know if that’s the same thing.

  • Isaac burdge May 13, 2016, 3:35 pm

    I looked this up because I know I have dreams of the future, the dreams are perfectly clear at the rime and I can remember them while I’m in the dream but the next day I forget them and then sometimes days months or even years later they happen, they aren’t of major events just about things in my life, like I had dreams of a moment where I was hanging with my friends and of movies and games and life events that happened and later they happened, I just want to better understand them and find if there is a way to control my dream so I can remember them more specifically and see them when I want to, my theory is that the reason we see them is because at night while we are sleeping our body is taking less power from our brains so our brain has more power to unlock parts of itself, we only use 10% of our brains, there has to be a way to unlock the other 90% and achieve great things with it and I believe there is a way to do it, I have researched and researched to try and find a way to truly unlock ones mind and use that brain power, and I feel like dreams are a part of unlocking your mind.

  • Shawn Mar 14, 2016, 3:07 am

    I have had a few of those types of dreams. A few months ago I had a dream where I was at a camp site with a beautiful girl. I saw her laugh in the dream at a certain angle. The same week the same girl laughed and my head was positioned in the same exact angle.

  • Deloris Feb 29, 2016, 1:26 am

    When I was eight I lived in Chicago and my uncle lived in Memphis. At 10 one night my uncle called my mother who was his sister. He had a dream about me and he could see me in a room that was on fire. The next night my parents were woke up with the smell of smoke. My mother went to my bedroom and my lamp had caught on fire.

    Then when I was 24 my daughter was 3. My mother made a surprise visit to my house and was very upset, She wanted reassurance that I never let my daughter be alone while near the water. I reassured her that I would never leave her unattended. The next day my mothers cousin who she had been raised with like a brother. His grandson that looked similar to my daughter had drowned in a family pool that had been closed up for the winter. In my mothers dream she saw a blonde hair child face down in water with leaves around it. Nobody can say these events are coincidence. I have the gift of dreams and my mother and uncle agree. We awaken in a panic and pace. Until we can tell the dream their is no peace of mind and we cannot concentrate until we go to the source.

  • Ashley May 2, 2015, 9:30 am

    I have trouble understanding what’s happening to myself. I can’t find answers and so far there is no website that gives me any clues. I dream in my sleep but some of the dreams are like predictions I can not say cause I do not remember the dream when I wake up. Months or so later I will do something or see something and it hits me. “Deja vu” I know I’ve seen it and I feel its happens before. I’ve caught on that I dream them. No one will believe me and I can’t figure out why its happening I’d just like something that explains it. Does anyone know anything?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker May 5, 2015, 2:40 pm

      Some people suffer from a persistent feeling of Deja Vu that may be brought on by stress or other psychological conditions. To prove you are getting real insights into the future you need to keep a detailed dream diary with proof that you predicted events before they happen.

      • lookoutsidethewindow Nov 9, 2017, 9:26 pm

        Thanks for the info, because I’ve been through a Deja Vu dream before 2 times. It was predicting the future kind of dream. I just happened to see the dream without knowing that it was a prediction dream. At the time of the dream, I just thought it could be any other random dream. I have very weird dreams by the way. TOO weird I can’t say.

    • S Mar 20, 2016, 6:26 am

      I have had this exact feeling with a dream that predicts the future: It was a weird dream to me, because normally my dreams are wild with many strange events, but this one was like an everyday event. I didn’t think a lot about it. Several months later, I had lost a pen. I reached down under my desk and looked everywhere but couldn’t find it. Then, as if a sudden insight hit me, I decided to look in the back corner where I hadn’t found anything before. It was there. I walked to my meeting and it hit me. Everything that just happened had been in a dream months ago. This was even before I had been in the building for the first time to start working there. Ever since, I have had other dreams where the exact thing will happen, all centered around this business. Basically what I am trying to say is that I feel like I can relate to you, in the not finding anything and no one believing and it being off putting and weird.

    • Naomi Apr 19, 2016, 8:18 am

      I had the same thing, but the only difference was that my time distance is longer, instead of months I have a year later or so. I just don’t understand what’s going on.

  • gina Feb 22, 2015, 11:38 pm

    I have had a similar dream part of the tip of Baja California sinks into the ocean, California becomes an island continent. Their are many sinkholes imploding due to the oceans of crude oil pumped out of the ground in California. Where I live on the California Arizona border.

  • Natalie Jun 1, 2014, 5:31 am

    In 2010 I had a dream where I had an aerial view of the ocean and a navy ship. The ship blew up and someone made me take note that the explosion came from within the ship, the material of the ship exploded out, if this makes sense.

    I was also made to observe a second highly important factor in the scene, and that was the ships emblem; the European Flag.

  • susan Nov 19, 2013, 5:02 am

    I’ve had dreams my whole life about future or next day events. Often as a child, I would dream about small next day events. I wanted to make it stop, but I couldn’t shut it off completely. I am not psychic but somehow tap into something when I sleep. I have found that for big events I will repeat the dream. I dreamed about the world trade centre falling down starting in 1975. For years I thought it would be from an earthquake until the week before 911. I had several snippet dreams. In the first dream, everyone was evacuating down the stairs at the world trade centre. In the second dream, planes were flying near my car while I was driving. I work two buildings away from the trade centre and live not far away. The first plane flew right over my apartment building. My place of work was closed for 2 years while they repaired the building. My friends always tell me please don’t dream about me when they say good bye. I try not to.

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Nov 19, 2013, 12:58 pm

      I must say your dreams predicting the future are remarkable. At the time of 911 we had many fascinating posts on my forums from people who dreamed of the attack. I too had a dream just before the events of being with a group of Arabs and learning to fly in Florida (Though I live in the UK). I was shocked to see on the media that the terrorists had trained to fly in Florida.

  • Jane Sep 5, 2013, 2:50 pm

    My mum passed over in 1991, and in 2003 she appeared in a dream wearing a dressing gown that she used to wear when she was alive. She was sitting in the basement of a Victorian house on what seemed to be a coal burner…smoke was billowing around her and flames were licking the bottom of her dressing gown, and she said clear as day, “Watch Shaun he will get burnt”, at that point I woke up. I was a bit apprehensive as I had a 6 year old son called Shaun who had learning difficulties. My mum had never known him as she had passed over long before he was born. I forgot about the dream, until 8 months later. We had just got back from the school run and I was in the toilet, next minute my son runs in screaming with his hand looking as though it had been in acid, the skin was white and dangling. It turned out he had tried to make himself a Pot Noodle, and had poured the boiling water directly on to his hand! As I had got his hand into cold water immediately, it had prevented a 3rd degree burn, and his hand healed quickly over a week. Although my mum gave me a warning, I think it was just her way of letting me know she was still around and watching us. I’ve had many prophetic dreams over the years, but that’s my favourite one.

  • vicki Jun 3, 2013, 2:00 am

    About three years after my father died….he gave me four numbers he told me they would be ready in two months….two months later they came out…..my mother died four years ago I dream of her al the time…we were looking for a house for two years…..I went to look at a pretty house….that night and every night until the closing which took three months I dreamt of her…..

  • Robin Apr 21, 2013, 5:15 am

    I once dreamt that I was driving and hit a dog. I awakened feeling upset, as I love animals so. That very morning while I was driving to work, a dog bolted from a sidewalk and ran right in front of my car. I hit him, but he was not terribly injured. I was very shaken. was this a dream that predicted the future and if so what does this mean, in terms of my possible psychic ability?

    • Craig Hamilton-Parker Apr 23, 2013, 1:21 pm

      Most people have mild psychic ability and maybe everyone has it in a latent form. During sleep the unconscious latent powers are released and through our dreams we can predict the future and have access to a host of extrasensory talents.

  • Craig Hamilton-Parker Apr 18, 2013, 1:23 pm

    I had a dream many years ago (1976 ish) that I thought at the time was a dream that predicted the future. I was in a huge earthquake in San Francisco. When I visited some years later I was on high alert but nothing happened. Similarly I had another dream of the Hollywood sign fall over – a prediction that I added to my newspaper predictions.

    I may be going again…. possibly on the dated suggested by your dream premonition. So I am hoping we are both wrong!

    • Jayme Hales May 24, 2015, 12:31 am

      22nd April 2015: I had a dream that the Hollywood sign fell due to an earthquake. The metal scaffolding around the L letter fell and trapped people in buildings. I was running into an amusement arcade area where I tried to save people but it was too late.

  • Katra Apr 17, 2013, 8:41 pm

    I had a dream that predicted the future back in 2010 of “the big one” California earthquake. The details are a bit fuzzy now, but I basically saw everything west of the San Andres fault line drop several feet down and saw the ocean water rush in. My dream seemed to be specific to Los Angeles (where I’ve only been one time on vacation when I was 18). There was nothing else specifically relevant in the dream (no recognizable people or buildings from my daily life) When I woke, I just remembered thinking June or July of 2012 or 2013 (June 3rd 2013 seemed particularly significant) this would happen. I do remember trying to backtrack to make sure I hadn’t watched some earthquake show or related topic on TV anytime recently before the dream – I had not.

    I’ve had precognitive visions throughout my life, but mostly stupid stuff related only to me & my life and always while I was awake. I’ve never had a precognitive dream & have never had a precognitive vision of anything larger than or outside of myself.

    I’m starting to get nervous now that June is only a couple months away. The only way I’ve ever know any of my visions to be accurate is when they actually occur – otherwise if I interfered, I would not have any verification. It’s impossible for me to say this will “absolutely” happen, but if my vision is correct, then we will be dealing with the largest catastrophe in US & Mexico history (yes, it stretched down to Mexico, making the Baja peninsula an island).

    I’m wondering if anyone else has also seen this vision. I have no idea where these kinds of things are even talked about. I know that many psychics felt the 2005 tsunami coming – I would expect that many would pick up on this event as well. I hope that it was just a weird dream & not a vision, but I would feel really bad if I had not at least tried to reach out & put the idea out into some psychic circles for discussion.

    • Katra Jun 17, 2013, 8:13 pm

      Well I’m glad that early June has passed w/o a devastating earthquake in CA. I have been watching the earthquake map on usgs.gov & there’s been a lot of small activity in the Southern CA area (under 5 pt magnitude) in the last 30 days. Even though the dates for when I felt this would happen have passed, I still don’t really feel relieved.

      • Ellie Jan 1, 2015, 11:09 am

        I’m not a psychic or anything.. not that I don’t think so! But i did Dream the Boxing day Tsunamis in 2004! we were in Phuket my self and family and friends. we left 3 days before the disaster. I dreamt it while we were there and told everyone. I felt eerie and had pins and needles a lot. When we left and flew to Singapore for Christmas, it was all over over the news on boxing day. I had also dreamt of a family who lost their mum.

        I felt like the biggest freak. After that, I’ve dreamt plane crashes, avalanches, explosions, volcanic eruptions: I’m always in the dreams too. I’m either running away or standing somewhere watching it! I dreamt also that I was standing on top of a car park watching the world being engulfed with water. That was about 6 months ago. It’s weird as, but I want to know more of what i have! something has opened up somewhere.. I’m so interested!

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