Inception: Clown Dream

I want to make something clear about this post before you read it. I wrote this at about 1am. I had just woken up from the dream and didn’t want to forget it. It isn’t like the other dreams. It’s different. Just read on. I need to write this down before I forget it. I won’t post this till the morning. I just had a dream and while I have some pretty fucked up dreams about nothing, this one actually wasn’t a dream. It was more of a nightmare. Chinese food and a couple of beers is to blame. I have had nightmares before. One was about a cyclops and another was me walking into a spider web. I have lots of dreams about zombies but those never scare me. Never once did I wake up screaming about the zombies that were after me. Other things scare me. Let me get to the dream…excuse me. I meant nightmare.


I was doing my daily run. I came to a local park. I run there often. I know the place well enough that if anything was out of place or something new was added, I would catch it. I noticed something. There was this board thingy on the ground. It had boxes drawn on it. There were numerous pictures on it. I only remember two of them. One was of a pterodactyl and the other was of a clown. There was a random man standing near the board. He says something to me but I don’t recall what he said. I hope it was nothing important. I am standing over the strange, misplaced board. I bend down and mess with some switches on this board. There is a voiceover. It says, something about a switch and tells me,

but we’ll explain that later.

I am now someone else. I am no longer myself running through the park. I am the father of two kids. I am with one of my kids and the other is somewhere else. I don’t know where they are but I have some strange feeling that I know more than I actually do. My son and I are at some stairs after some running around. Looking to the top of the stairs, I see a clown. The picture on the board from the park had come to life. The clown is real and is after us. My other son is holding his hand. The clown is covered in blood and is laughing. All this is creeping me out because I know that the clown was never real. He had somehow came to life and is after my kids.

I need to get away from the clown and feel safe. I build up the courage to wake myself up. I shake to wake myself up. I wake up but I am still dreaming. I am not in my bed safe and back to reality. I am still in my dream. I’ve already been to the park. I’ve already been in a clown infested house. Now, I am at a beach with 2 gals. I think this is real and not a dream. I am telling the two girls about my dream and how it scared me and such. The three of us are walking and talking. One of them turns to the other and mentions something about a city under water but was really talking about other things you can do at the beach (i.e, bar under water).

I shut my eyes and go under the water. I open my eyes at some point and see a giant clown, the same clown from my dream. I begin to panic and have an attack. I don’t want this thing coming close to me. I don’t want the clown near me. I can try and hide but I know it’s coming. I sense it. I watch it through the cracks in my fingers. It’s not moving and not working it way towards me…yet.

The clown comes near me and a lady from work is telling me to not worry. She tries to convince me that he’s a good clown and that my fear is all in my head. I am not buying it. I am scared. Try and tell me not to be scared but I am. I am hyperventilating. I am breathing heavier and heavier until I wake up, (for real this time) buried under my covers.


So that was my nightmare. I was scared. The clown scared the shit out of me. I don’t like clowns. Do I have a phobia? No. I just get very uncomfortable around clowns for some reason. I will do what I always do and pick out the key points from the dream. Maybe it’ll mean something or maybe it won’t. Who knows, maybe this was just a nightmare caused by overeating Chinese food and kicking back some beers.

  • park
  • running
  • clown
  • pterodactyl (dinosaur)
  • dreams
  • ocean
  • underwater

To my site for all things dream related, Let’s see what craziness I thought up this time.

Park: To dream that you are at a park represents a temporary escape from reality. It indicates renewal, meditation, and spirituality. You may be undergoing a readjustment period after experiencing some serious personal conflict or an end to a passionate affair.

Running: To dream that you are running alone refers to your determination and motivation in the pursuit of your goals. You will find success and rise above those around you. Alternatively, the dream may mean that you need to hurry up in making a decision.

Clown: To see a clown in you dream symbolizes absurdity, light-heartedness, and a childish side to your own character. The countenance of the clown is a reflection of your own feelings and emotions. Whether it is a happy clown or a sad clown, that will help guide you through how you may be feeling. The actions of the clown signifies your uninhibited nature. Alternatively, a clown is an indication of your thoughtless or insincere actions. But, since I have a ‘phobia’ of clowns, it says, If you have a fear or phobia of clowns, the clown may represent a mysterious person in your life who mean you harm. Somebody you know may not be who they appear to be. Or somebody may be pretending to be somebody they are not and are hiding under a facade.

Pterodactyl (dinosaur): To see a pterodactyl in your dream, symbolizes an outdated attitude. You may need to discard your old ways of thinking and habits.

Dreams: To dream that you are dreaming signifies your emotional state. You are excessively worried and fearful about a situation or circumstance that you are going through. Dreaming that you are dreaming also serves as a layer of protection from what you are feeling. The dream within a dream allows you to experience certain difficult feelings that may otherwise be too painful to confront if you were directly dreaming the scenario.

 Beach: To dream that you are on the beach and looking out toward the ocean indicates unknown and major changes that are occurring in your life. Consider the state of the ocean, whether it is calm, pleasant, forbidding, etc.

Ocean: To see an ocean in your dream represents the state of your emotions and feelings. It is indicative of spiritual refreshment, tranquility and renewal. Alternatively, the dream means that you are feeling empowered and unhindered. You have a positive outlook in life and are not limited by anything. If you are sailing across the ocean, then it signifies new found freedom and independence. You are showing great courage. If the ocean is rough, then the dream represents some emotional turmoil. You are doing your best to handle life’s ups and downs.

Underwater: To dream that you are underwater suggests that you are being overcome with emotions and are in over your head regarding some situation. You need to gain greater control of your life.

Think you can tell me what it means? Let me know. I’d love to hear what you think. Been a long time since I’ve been scared from a dream. No lie. I was breathing deep and heavy when I woke up. I was sure the clown was going to get me. I wish I can describe him. He wasn’t evil looking. He was just a clown. A normal clown with a thirst for human blood.

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