A popular dream symbol, the Boogeyman either represents your fears or a part of you that you are suppressing something. Many dream theorists advise dreamers to face their Boogeyman and engage it in a conversation the next time they encounter it in a dream. Though scary, this is said to reveal many things about a person and possibly even help them to accept and welcome the suppressed part of them back into their life in some way. Therefore, facing your fears in a dreamstate changes the way you see this fear in waking life.