Bats In Dreams: Their Symbolism, Messages, & Omens

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Bats In Dreams:
Their Symbolism, Messages, & Omens

Unfortunately, dreams about Bats can be powerful omens of negative energy. But this symbolism is very undeserved and not necessarily accurate when you see Bats in your dreams.

Bats are smart, loving, and wonderful animals who’ve gotten a bad reputation due to silly superstitions and Hollywood. However, Bats are associated with tales of vampires and other demonic entities. Because of this, Bats symbolize being internally (mentally, emotionally and spiritually) unclean.

Black Bat dreams speak of forthcoming personal disasters so be diligent in discerning if it is time to conduct a spiritual cleanup of yourself and surroundings.

Conversely, seeing a Bat in your dreams could be symbols of individuals in your sphere who are ‘energy vampires’. These people will suck you dry of any resource (financial, emotional and mental) you have.

Blind as a Bat Dreams: – This is a literal symbol alerting you to stay alert regarding a situation you might be walking into blind. Take this as an omen to pay close attention and be extremely discerning when investigating and considering all the facts hidden and obvious.

White Bat Dreams: White is the color of purity and ascension so dreams about a white Bat may symbolize the death of a person close to you.

***Special Note***: Not all dreams about Bats are morbid. Depending on other factors of the dream, your subconscious or higher-self could be sending a gentle and humorous message to let you know that you or someone close to you is acting a little batty.

In dreams, Bats can symbolize a new perspective, but they might just make you jump! In Celtic tradition, the Bat symbolizes transposition because of its unusual sleeping habits.

In Bat dreams where they are seen sleeping upside down, dream analysis suggests that you need to look at dreams and your situation from a very different perspective, especially when you feel like you are in the dark.

Dreams about Bats come at you from the edge of darkness, at dusk, and can symbolize the mysterious and represent the ability to walk between worlds. As cave dwellers, living within the Earth, Bats symbolize going inward, especially if you see the caves in Bat dreams. You are reminded to seek renewal in places within yourself and contemplation in the darkness (quiet/stillness).

Spotted at a distance in a dream, especially when alone, Bats can also be messengers from between the world of the living and the dead or a reminder of superstition. This symbolic warning in Bat dreams has been made stronger by centuries of stories about vampires and mysterious creatures of the night (see above).

In the Far East, Bat dreams and their connection to other worlds can symbolize longevity, much like the familiar vampires. In China, seeing 5 Bats in your dreams definitely means good luck – count them if you can!

Seen close-up or sensed as a flapping in the warm air around your head, dreams about Bats symbolize that you are coming face to face with a shadowy, passing element – a person beyond the veil, fears beyond understanding or borderline tasks that need cleaning up.

Some people believe Bats are unclean, partly because they eat bugs and a few species dine on blood. Dream analysis of blood feasting Bats reminds you to check that you aren’t slowly being drained by someone or something.

Living in darkness, Bats use echo-location to fly quickly and easily through darkness and around unseen obstacles. Bat dreams where they are flying at you or around you symbolize that you need to stop and get a sound hold of what is around you. Do you see all the hidden aspects of a situation and what’s moving toward you and away from you?

Native American stories use Bat symbolism to carry the idea of seeing with the higher self or soul. The Bat, with his super sensitive ears, is also a great listener! Tell him what you seek and your lofty goals.

42 thoughts on “Bats In Dreams: Their Symbolism, Messages, & Omens

  1. Kari says:

    I had a dream last night that my kids and I were in our yard in the late evening when the sky became what we thought (in the dream) was overcast because of an incoming storm. On our way back inside the house we realized the sky was covered with millions of bats. Some were swooping down as if they were attacking but none actually made contact. What does this mean?!

    • Gloria says:

      I had the exact dream

  2. Mickie Harris says:

    Had a dream that I was fishing and caught a bat not a fish that was still alive while talking with a young kid and his father. The boys father took it off for me..

  3. Raajive says:

    In my dream one bat attacked me and after a long fight I killed the bat.
    Can I know the meaning

  4. Adeline Montoya says:

    Dreamt about a bat tearing my stomach and pulling my womb out. What doed that mean?

  5. Jill Pole says:

    I dreamt about a bat, one that looks to be fat while hanging upside-down then a few moments later when I am going to catch it, it left and I found a little smaller than the fat one. Although the size is very different from our real bat, I was able to capture and cover it with a white towel. Then I found a small yellow/white butterfly, I also captured it then later on I find out that I caught two small butterflies and placing them in a transparent glass upside-down.

  6. Alma says:

    I had a dream that there were A LOT of bats hanging on my bathroom wall and my son and I were in our apartment and were wondering how they got there. They started to fly and I caught one by the neck and slammed it against the wall I had a feeling like I was scared but wanted a closer look. When I got a closer look I saw it more like a puppy with wings. Does this mean anything?

  7. Darlene Yvonne Ellis-Blunt says:

    I had a dream about five bats sitting on the roof of the house two were beside each other one had a small hat tilted a little to the side and the other three was sitting down from them they were black bats chatting what does that mean I walked around the side of the house in the dream into the house

  8. Blanca says:

    I had a dream that I walked out of my house and in my yard and some of my neighbors there was like some poles that created a wall and as I was looking is looked like a bunch of webs with sacs but they were bats sleeping and all wrapped up I walked up to the wall and was looking at them then I saw white rabbits all over my yard but I was afraid to get close because I felt like they would bite me and I was trying to get them out of the way and kicked a few… as I walked down the street I saw a white possum or what I now believe may have been a white badger because it had a longish snout and as I continued to walk down the street my neighbor was walking her four ginormous white and light colored dogs and I was petting one but afraid because the other was so big but they were friendly… what does this dream mean all together?

  9. Francine says:

    I had a dream I was buying a house and we went in the basement bedroom and there were bats in the in the room and they flew out and changed colors to black and white spotted small ones what does that mean?????

  10. Madi says:

    I have had many dreams over the past few nights. At first they were scary, there was always a black bat attacking my face, and as soon as I pulled it off i woke up. Then the dreams got different but I still got attcked by a black bat. Then recently I had a dream there was a white bat but it disappeared, then a black bat was stuck and injured under a car, I helped it but went to show my friends, for some reason they snapped it’s neck and that was the first time the bat died, I woke up then and I was mortified, I was hearing and seeing things around me while I was awake. However, these dreams are only occurring when I’m at my house, no where else. And if I take a nap in my house I’m fine, but when I try to sleep it’s always a bat.
    What does this mean?

  11. Collins says:

    I had a dream where bat lapped on my back and was shown to me by my fiancee and when I tried removing it I woke up

  12. Charlotte says:

    I dreamt that I was lying in bed spooning with my husband, and my body slightly turned upward (I really never have dreams with my husband in them). I look up and our ceiling over our bed is vaulted with wooden beams (not in reality). I notice a dark spot in the pinnacle of the ceiling vault. As I look closer, I realize it is a bat, and upon further focus, I count 9 bats hanging upside-down. I’m not fearful at all, and I rather non-shalantly say to my husband “we need to do something about those tomorrow”.
    What does this dream mean?

    • Mercedes says:

      I had a similar dream of five bats which in China means good luck and fortune. I believe the number 9 could be your birth number which relates to your personality. I know if can count them before you wake it’s extra asuspicious.

      • Carrie kyle says:

        I dreamt of lots of bats flying all around . They are in my way of going into my house .. once I get in..I put up my apron to stop them so that someone else may come into..

  13. Bela says:

    Last night I dreamt that I had a large bird cage full of very small vampire bats in my room right next to my bed. One of the bats kept escaping the cage and latching itself onto my index finger to feed on it. I didn’t feel any pain and I wasn’t bothered by it. It was just a repetition of this thing getting out, feeding off of my finger, and putting it back in the cage.

  14. Dreamtraveler says:

    Hello, I had a dream when I was a little kid this dream was I think the first dream I ever had.
    I was a bat I feel a kind of giant bat. I had a friend who also was a bat and we were in a cave everything was fine until my friend flew away in terror.. Something was coming. And I did not know what to do.. I was paralyzed. A large dark shadow approched and did something to me I don’t remember if it killed me or ate me but something scary happened. Thinking about this dream now I don’t feel that scared and I don’t think it was that negative as I always thought. This dream gave me more strenght in my life.
    Well I cannot stop thinking about it..

  15. Missie says:

    I had a dream that a bat stared at me and we had a connection. It can to me and crawled up my leg and i held it. Cracked it like a baby. I wasn’t afraid. I freely love and peace.

  16. Jules Lambrosa says:

    In my dream I remember being in a car during the day. It was bright out in the daylight I was in the backseat I don’t even think someone was driving. just parked, I don’t recall even being with anyone . The window was opened on the opposite side and it flew in like a bird but gentle I could see the bat flapping its wings and then I remember leaning down. But I wasn’t really scared. For a moment I had my eyes closed and didn’t know where the bat went but I pretty sure I could feel the bat had landed on me. Than I went to go open the window and moments after he flew away.

  17. Will Savage says:

    I had a dream where i was with friends but i had a bat and it was hugging my arm and almost cuddling with me. But it was a black fruit bat, i could feel the texture, it was soft and warm and very comforting. It was almost as if it was a friend or a pet. What does it mean?

  18. Sara says:

    Maybe it helps to write it out? LOL This is a weird one. I’ve been dreaming about luxury cruise ships and RVs lately. Always a traveling vehicle that you can sort of live in like a mini apartment (yachts, RVs, etc). For some reason my husband and I were doing some sort of biographical documentary film on a famous celebrity. She was from a rich family, but wanted to make it seem like she somehow started out impoverished (for melodramatics). It was a very annoying project and we didn’t like working with such a diva. Anyway we were all sleeping in fancy RVs on the property, but shooting in a barn in one of her fancy plantations that she was trying to pass off as her “humble beginnings”. It was so dumb, because nobody would ever believe she grew up in a barn. But in the middle of everything, we came across a bat’s nest. There was a baby bat in it and it was so cute, but the celebrity wanted it killed. I tried to talk her out of it, but she had my husband and the crew beat it to death. I was so upset that they killed the poor thing that I woke up. I hate it when people are cruel to animals, especially a harmless baby fruit bat living in a empty barn, not hurting anyone. But just because he was an “ugly bat” and inconvenienced the rich celebrity’s ego trip movie of portraying herself as this “rags to riches” story to get public sympathy, he was brutally killed. Poor thing.

  19. Kellie May says:

    I had a dream yesterday that a large brown bat flew out of the trees and behind it was the last of the light of the day, and flew directly to my left hand and clamped down on the skin area between my thumb and pointer finger and was sucking my blood like for dear life and would not stop. I then woke up because I could not stop him.

  20. Lynda Sefton says:

    In my dream I am looking at a towel that is in my hands …I open it up and I see bats …lots of them they were baby bats …I started to count them there were 14 of them . I put the runt of them in my pocket and took the rest to a cafe and let them free. I kept the runt and looked after it . After some time i took it to a place not sure were and i was showing all my friends. I then woke up .

  21. Katrina says:

    I dreamt the other morning of a brown bat coming towards me. I quickly grabbed a fly swatter and began to hit at the bat. I remembered as I came upstairs to our bedrooms that my father was in the front bedroom and I grew scared and upset that perhaps the bat had got into the front bedroom and bit my father! I quickly went into the front bedroom and on the bed was my father half sleep. I asked him quickly did the bat bite him? He answered “No, he did not bite me.” I was relieved that the bat had not bit my dad!!! My dad passed on May 12, 2018, age 88, a wrongful, negligent death!! I then looked away from the bed at something, turned back and my dad was gone!!! I then ooked towards the closet and out of the closet came my dad with a bathrobe that he had in his arms in which years ago he actually wore!!! He looked at me and smiled halfway!!! My dad looked younger in the dream. However, the bat had disappeared. So was the bat my dad coming to me. Every time I go visit my dad at the cemetery and pray over him I ask him to come talk to me. So was this his way…as he has come many time to me..his way of telling me something? Please answer. Thank you!!!

  22. WKT says:

    I dreamt of a Black Bat with a bright eye flying towards me and stand on my fingers and look at me.

  23. Clara Campbell says:

    My dream was that a black bat kept flying into my mouth & wouldn’t leave me alone kept flying in.

  24. Tracy says:

    I had a dream last night of a bat , I wasn’t afraid knowing I could swish it away, however, it wouldn’t swish away and it kept coming at me to bite my hand? I feel we are in very dark times right now .

  25. Manisha says:

    It sounds different but I was the one who suck that small black bat’s blood.
    The bat was in front of me flying then suddenly I taste something in my mouth I was sucking a small bat and I don’t know what was the thing in my mouth when I got the taste something different,I split a little bit of my saliva and saw some colours like mixture of dark blue and Violet and my own red blood from mouth . Then I just split all things like that small bat’s body covered like a meat like something (well I am vegetarian ) and it was sticky. I don’t know what kind of dream was that because I cannot find the answer , but I have to know the meaning about the dream. If you can tell please let me know.

  26. Sarah says:

    Last night I dreamt of loads of black bats with purple faces swooshing a bout

  27. Billy joy says:

    I dreamed about this black bat. It seems to be injured and in my dream I took care for it .. I let him stay in my shoulder everytime and I feed it like his mine.. I feel like its so real that I always pet it . The next thing was I am already outside. Im in the top of a mountain with my bat and suddenly the location change into a dark room.. I closed the door and locked myself with my bat. That’s all I remembered. This happen today

  28. Sadie says:

    In my dream I was sleeping and two black bats hiding at the ceiling of my bedroom, flew at me right as I awoke within my dream, I could only see their outline at first on the wall and as they came at me I noticed it was dusk coming through the window and the flew around a couple times and left out of the window.

  29. Aisha says:

    I was in a gathering with a lot of people like we were on a trip then suddenly we saw something like a light moving we were surprised because we didn’t know what it was so we later saw it was a bat but it had light on it I guess because it was shinning very bright so we started running then fireflies bright ones started emerging like extremely much that if you said something it would enter your mouth so they were that much so yea that was the dream

  30. Nikki says:

    Hi, can someone or anyone help me. I just had a very strong distinct dream about a bat. I’m not sure if it was my pet but I was just in a place when I saw this one medium to large black bat on my second finger on my right hand. I looked at it it was so real, then I noticed and felt the claws grip on my skin as it walked all the way up to my shoulder. I still felt the claws as it walked up then suddenly, it came down to my back on the ride side and that’s when I felt this bats grip is getting deeper into my skin, with. O blood, but just deep grip, then I woke up and went back to sleep.

    Appreciate any kind of solid meaning about this dream as I’m not currently in good position and stability in life.

    Thank you in advance.

    • Aimee Pitman says:

      Arooo, Nikki!

      Welcome to the #WildPack! Here’s the link to my article about Bat Dreams.

      Also, you can register for free on my private forums to get more in-depth help analyzing your dream. is a safe, moderated forum where we discuss all kinds of metaphysical, spiritual and divination subjects! Everyone is super friendly, caring, and giving! You’ll love it!

      Stay wild,

  31. Betti T says:

    I dreamed a talking fruit-eating bat (much like one pictured on this post) was trying to kill me, very ineffectually. (Think Sean of the Dead.) it was quite weird.

    • Aimee Pitman says:

      Arooo, Betti T!

      Welcome to the #WildPack! Here’s the link to my article about Bat Dreams.

      Also, you can register for free on my private forums to get more in-depth help analyzing your dream. is a safe, moderated forum where we discuss all kinds of metaphysical, spiritual and divination subjects! Everyone is super friendly, caring, and giving! You’ll love it!

      Stay wild,

  32. Jessy says:

    I dreamt of bats coming from the dark coming at me then die all the sudden. I dont know what this means

    • Aimee Pitman says:

      Arooo, Jessy!

      Welcome to the #WildPack! Here’s the link to my article about Bat Dreams.

      Also, you can register for free on my private forums to get more in-depth help analyzing your dream. is a safe, moderated forum where we discuss all kinds of metaphysical, spiritual and divination subjects! Everyone is super friendly, caring, and giving! You’ll love it!

      Stay wild,

  33. Sphesihle says:

    I had a dream where I was busy helping my granny because she can’t help herself out. So I was lighting the candles on where I was sleeping, when I come back they turn off. I wake up and tell my sister that this bedroom has bad energy how can the candles be turned off when there was no wind as soon as I light matchies on trying to light candles again I see a bat, it then came to my hand. I didn’t scream I froze and called Jesus name but it didn’t go away I then woke up and prayed. So what does it mean

  34. Jackson says:

    I had a dream that I was sitting and talking w my grandma, then I think We got into an argument with a bat, so she like,,, burped bat eggs onto my grandma’s chair??? They were all born, and before they turned into Bats, they were butterflies. It was kinda intense, and I was stressed out at the thought of bats in the room.

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