“Dreams are gateways to our subconscious and represent one of the numerous methods through which we can get to know ourselves better. Despite all the scientific explanations, however, it often happens that what we dream of turns out to be a form of premonition. No matter how skeptical one may be about this, the truth is that we still don’t know much about the world of dreams. And because there’s no smoke without fire, a grain of truth in these superstitions still exists. Let’s take, for example, those dreams that often foretell death and illness. Interestingly, they acquire these meanings in many cultures, and there are quite a few who declare that they have been true prophecies.
We invite you to discover 5 dreams believed to foretell death, illness, or bad news.
5 Dreams with Ominous Meanings
- Dream of Losing Teeth:
This is one of those dreams that has an ominous meaning in many cultures. When you dream of losing teeth, it’s very possible that you may have an illness in your body that you’ll discover in the near future. Many people dream of teeth falling out just before a loved one dies. Losing teeth in a dream means that in real life, you will lose something important or someone close. In our subconscious, teeth are associated with health, and when they fall out, there is an increased vulnerability. If you dream of an acquaintance losing teeth or having no teeth at all, expect to receive bad news about that person.
- Dream of Spoiled Food:
Usually, dreaming of eating something spoiled means you will face an illness. The worst is the nightmare you consume putrefied meat, which may indicate an impending disaster. If you dream of a table with a large amount of spoiled food, it means that in daily life, you are a person who indulges in excesses, and as a result, you will suffer the consequences. Food full of worms or insects is another bad sign, usually meaning you will hear about someone’s death or a serious illness.
- Dream of a Black Veil:
Many girls dream of the moment when they will lift the bridal veil and wholeheartedly say ‘I DO.’ However, it seems that in a dream, the bridal veil is not necessarily a good sign, especially if it’s black. For a married woman, this may mean the death of her life partner. For an unmarried woman, it could signify a painful separation. The black veil can also be a symbol of a very serious illness of a loved one, but in general, it is a sign associated with widowhood.
- Dream of Mud and Dirty Water:
Mud is almost always a symbol that foretells something bad. Whether it’s clothes stained with mud or simply a dream in which you slip and fall into it, getting dirty, it announces tough times. A great misfortune may befall the one who has this dream: either financial problems, a terrible illness, a separation, or a divorce. Dirty water also foretells illness or, more often, the fact that you will receive very bad news in the near future. When you dream of being in deep and very dirty waters, it means you are overwhelmed by a problem, and your health is at risk. Swamp waters symbolize unfortunate situations and bad news.
- Dream of Owls:
Owls can be a symbol of spirituality and evolution on this level, but it becomes a bad sign if you hear them hooting. In folklore, it is believed that in real life, this is a sign that you will hear of a death. Generally, nocturnal birds are associated with the spirits of the deceased, and this superstition has existed since ancient times when the Aztecs believed that the owl represented the god of death. The Celts and Romans also had the same belief, and in their culture, owls were the ones transporting the souls of the dead to the afterlife. In any case, this dream foretells something bad, so it should not be ignored.
It is not guaranteed that if you experience one of these dreams, something very bad will happen, but people’s testimonials make us think, considering that there are many who have had prophetic dreams of this kind.”