Being kidnapped shows how you may be allowing your real nature to be 'kidnapped' by fear or the pressure of others. The threat of being abducted by Aliens and UFOs is a common dream theme arising from peer pressure or doing things that go against your sense of Self. Being threatened by a sinister character can portray the Shadow (Also see Shadow under Archetypes and Universal Characters.) The Shadow represents the unacknowledged but powerful part of your nature that you are not allowing to have expression. Some part of you follows or stalks you and attempts to 'break in' to consciousness. In a sense, you are 'kidnapping' yourself or repressing some aspect of your real self. Being kidnapped by anything portrays the internal conflict created when one side of you is evolving, yet is blocked by your more ingrained or critical nature from the pressure of conformity. You may dream of being kidnapped any time you feel developmental pressure of this type.