Is the Sandman a Ghost?

They say the Sandman is not a ghost—that he is an entity that comes to visit you at night to put you to sleep, and bring you good dreams. There have been many myths and legends written about him.

Sandman The Entity

They say the Sandman is not a ghost—that he is an entity that comes to visit you at night to put you to sleep, and bring you good dreams. There have been many myths and legends written about him.

In fact, there are also stories about how the Sandman collected the eyes of children who would not sleep. There is such a vast amount of information on him that it is hard to tell what is the actual tale and what is twisted.

What If

Let me put another twist on it. What if he was a ghost who did the same thing instead of some random entity that no one can quite define? I mean, let us look at the things we do know. He does not appear during the day. He only visits when he cannot be seen or heard at night time when you are sound asleep in bed.

One story says he wears socks to remain silent as he approaches your room, but what if he were able to float or fly instead? Or what if he waited until you were within the precious lucid time between sleep and awake to plant the night’s dreams before shoving you over the edge into the deep sleep you need?

It is hard to fathom a tangible entity being able to be multiple places at once. However, a ghost would hypothetically be able to travel from person to person—taking only seconds to do their work before moving onto the next person.

And, for those not as sensitive as true mediums or empaths, you would be far less likely to sense a ghost in the area than you would a tangible being you could touch and see.

Ghost Throughout Cultures

They say that not all ghosts are malicious. Many cultures have ghosts that are helpful.

Orbs
Orbs

Take, for example, the ghosts of your ancestors. In Japanese culture, there are many practices of asking your ancestors for guidance and they would visit as ghosts to give you the knowledge you needed. And, this is not exclusive to Japanese culture! It is represented in many other cultures as well!

A Ghost Spreading Sand

So, it would not be so far fetched for a kind ghost to travel about making sure we receive sleep and good dreams. They would likely expend little energy and be able to consume our bad dreams to replenish their supply.

Now, let us just hope that they keep their presence concealed like they have been! What a rude awakening it would be for them to jar us awake with a physical touch!

C. Brady


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