The Man of Everyone’s Dreams


In 2000, a psychiatric patient drew a picture of a man who appeared in recurring dreams. The picture was left out on the doctor’s desk, where another patient recognized it from his dreams as well! With a bit of investigation, other patients who saw the same face in their dreams were found. As of now, at least 2,000 people recognize the face as one they’ve dreamed about.


I wonder about the psychological origin of this phenomenon. It’s possible that the image possesses certain archetypal qualities and is vague/varied enough for people to associate with their own dreams.

But I’ve never had a dream about him.


38 Responses to “The Man of Everyone’s Dreams”

  1. Haha! Well done Dana…I noticed “This Man” on the web days ago and since then I’m sharing pic and story with friends…Don’t know exactly why but it makes me laugh a lot…!
    (but never had a dream about “This Man” too…)

    • Hi Karen great show and message. I love your phasre Let Go or Be Dragged , so true and I’m going to remember that phasre when I find myself thinking about past performance or the future when I should be concentrating on the present. Thanks!

  2. id say he has the archetypal qualities of a convicted sex offender

    haha, at least he doesn’t have a burned face and a razor glove!

  3. He looks a lot like the fellow from the Coney Island emblem. Now THAT’S creepy!

  4. Sarah Morris Says:

    OH MY GOD- that’s my boyfriend!!

    • I love your new motto .Let Go or Be Dragged! Knowing you, I believe that yuiwoll never be dragged again. Dreams are not for those who sleep, but for thosewho are willing to wake up, let go, and find out what their real capabilities are.You are a living example of that, and I look forward to your future videos!

    • Thanks, ET, for tuning in again to anhteor Living Your Dreams episode, this time on past performance. Glad you’re enjoying the show. I believe anhteor will be posted tomorrow. You stay well, too. Karen

  5. eww i had a creepy dream with him last nite i was LITERALLY FREAKED OUT ! and went to sleep with my mom instead. thats how scared i was ! and thats why i was searching this !

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  7. he looks like curious george

  8. he looks like the guy from the children’s game with the magnetic powder and face.

    that’s why everyone knows him – everyone played that game.

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  9. Anonymous Says:

    i have seen him before.. no joke

  10. he looks familiar to me, but i’ve never dreamed of him before – how odd.

  11. anomymous Says:

    never seen him before and is really glad!

  12. someone Says:

    its…….GOD naaah jk thats your mom

    • wierd,kid Says:


  13. no joke this man is weird he’s alaways in my dreams every monday night!it’s not very fun to deal with!this man is really real!

  14. guys a gimp

  15. I have seen him before,and when I was researching this and I got shivers down my back

  16. PoorOldEdgarDerby Says:

    I’m not sure if I had a dream about him, but his face scares the hell out of me for some reason.

  17. He sure looks familiar, i might have had a dream with him in it.

  18. Marshall M Says:

    ive never had a dream of ‘this man’ before but, his face is menacing to me, idk what it is, but he creeps me out

  19. madelinecopp Says:

    I have my own theory about this.. does anyone remember the old Wimmer Ferguson black and white baby mobiles? The old ones had a man’s face and a woman’s face. I can’t seem to find a good picture on google, but I remember very clearly what they looked like. This is the best picture I could find. The faces were very graphic and symetrical, much like this face. In the picture you will see one face on the mobile with a face behind it of a more solemn looking man who is bald/has a receding hairline. Perhaps this image is a combination of the two faces?

    Wimmer Ferguson mobiles have been very popular for at least the past thirty years. It wouldn’t surprise me if people are just remembering this face from their childhood mobile. Here’s the best image I could find:

  20. shewalkssoftly Says:

    Oh wow…I like this theory!

  21. Anonymous Says:

    thats my boyfriend! 😮

  22. Adam Neely Says:

    The dreams I have had of this man, he was like an agent of some sort, and could follow my trail despite my subconscious efforts to shake him. I tried manipulating the dream and controling it, but somehow he still manages to follow. He is good, real good…… I am better, but he has killed me a few times, either by knife, or gun. He usually wears a black turtle neck in my dreams. He cant be killed, but can be slowed down by means of obsticals put in his way by the dreamer him or herself………These obsticals usually work better if they are architectual in nature. Creating a maze in which only you, (the dreamer), know the way……..Other than that, you can always try to fly away from him………He is fast though, and can cause ur flight to be very slow, and sometimes impossible. Happy dreaming!!!


  23. its george bush

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  25. Angel W Says:

    I’ve never dreamed of him but his face looks really familiar but I can’t place where I recognize him from..

  26. Anonymous Says:

    wanna know why you think you’ve seen him? look at the picture. now, because someone has said ”there were over 2,000 people who have dreamed him”, you assume you have too. you never did, but you THINK you have. if there was no picture provided, you never would have thought you’ve seen him. the reason why i say that is he has just average looking face. you have seen someone similar to him, MAYBE even him. no one is sure.

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