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#1    bfd1234

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 03:29 AM

After mentioning to some co-workers that I have occasionally had unexplained scratches on my body (usually my face), and after having them make light of it, it occurred to me to search the web for any information related to the subject.  I was amazed to find many eerily similar experiences to mine.  Eventually I found this web site and here we are.  
    Ever since I was a kid (well over 30 years ago) I have occasionally discovered 3 parallel scratches usually somewhere on my face (on up to ten different occasions). They are always the same: about 1/8" apart and a little less than 3/8" in length.  They are always exactly the same distance apart from each other and exactly the same length.  The scratches always have the same appearance and disappear within a couple days.  They are fairly faint (no blood or reddish discoloration) and painless. I suspect that I've probably had scratches on my body that I happened not to notice since they weren't on my face.
    I have yet to come up with a logical explanation for these scratches. As a kid I tried to imagine a mouse clawing my face (rather disgusting) but I had never seen a mouse in my bedroom.  Over the years, I have seen these three scratches wherever I have lived, whether I've lived alone, married or with a girlfriend.  I have attempted to duplicate them by trying to scratch my face with my fingernails but was not even close.  There is physically no way I could scratch my face in such a way while I am sleeping (which is when I assume they occur).
    Because of their consistency over the years, I can conceive of no physical origin for these parallel scratches. I can only guess at any paranormal sources.  I have never been particularly concerned about their occurence since they haven't caused me any physical discomfort and I had no way to stop them from occurring.  Among all the unusual, scientifically unexplainable things that I have seen in my life this is almost a footnote.  I am only writing this topic now, because for the first time I have discovered that other people have also had these type of unexplained scratches.  I would be interested in hearing any relevant theories, stories, or experiences.
    Incidentally, although I am scientifically educated in Engineering and in Physics, I have always understood that science can only explain things that it can study and there are some unexplained things in the world that science has yet to conceive of a way to study.


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:43 AM

View Postbfd1234, on 16 December 2010 - 03:29 AM, said:

After mentioning to some co-workers that I have occasionally had unexplained scratches on my body (usually my face), and after having them make light of it, it occurred to me to search the web for any information related to the subject.  I was amazed to find many eerily similar experiences to mine.  Eventually I found this web site and here we are.  
Ever since I was a kid (well over 30 years ago) I have occasionally discovered 3 parallel scratches usually somewhere on my face (on up to ten different occasions). They are always the same: about 1/8" apart and a little less than 3/8" in length.  They are always exactly the same distance apart from each other and exactly the same length.  The scratches always have the same appearance and disappear within a couple days.  They are fairly faint (no blood or reddish discoloration) and painless. I suspect that I've probably had scratches on my body that I happened not to notice since they weren't on my face.
I have yet to come up with a logical explanation for these scratches. As a kid I tried to imagine a mouse clawing my face (rather disgusting) but I had never seen a mouse in my bedroom.  Over the years, I have seen these three scratches wherever I have lived, whether I've lived alone, married or with a girlfriend.  I have attempted to duplicate them by trying to scratch my face with my fingernails but was not even close.  There is physically no way I could scratch my face in such a way while I am sleeping (which is when I assume they occur).
Because of their consistency over the years, I can conceive of no physical origin for these parallel scratches. I can only guess at any paranormal sources.  I have never been particularly concerned about their occurence since they haven't caused me any physical discomfort and I had no way to stop them from occurring.  Among all the unusual, scientifically unexplainable things that I have seen in my life this is almost a footnote.  I am only writing this topic now, because for the first time I have discovered that other people have also had these type of unexplained scratches.  I would be interested in hearing any relevant theories, stories, or experiences.
Incidentally, although I am scientifically educated in Engineering and in Physics, I have always understood that science can only explain things that it can study and there are some unexplained things in the world that science has yet to conceive of a way to study.

View Postbfd1234, on 16 December 2010 - 03:29 AM, said:

After mentioning to some co-workers that I have occasionally had unexplained scratches on my body (usually my face), and after having them make light of it, it occurred to me to search the web for any information related to the subject.  I was amazed to find many eerily similar experiences to mine.  Eventually I found this web site and here we are.  
Ever since I was a kid (well over 30 years ago) I have occasionally discovered 3 parallel scratches usually somewhere on my face (on up to ten different occasions). They are always the same: about 1/8" apart and a little less than 3/8" in length.  They are always exactly the same distance apart from each other and exactly the same length.  The scratches always have the same appearance and disappear within a couple days.  They are fairly faint (no blood or reddish discoloration) and painless. I suspect that I've probably had scratches on my body that I happened not to notice since they weren't on my face.
I have yet to come up with a logical explanation for these scratches. As a kid I tried to imagine a mouse clawing my face (rather disgusting) but I had never seen a mouse in my bedroom.  Over the years, I have seen these three scratches wherever I have lived, whether I've lived alone, married or with a girlfriend.  I have attempted to duplicate them by trying to scratch my face with my fingernails but was not even close.  There is physically no way I could scratch my face in such a way while I am sleeping (which is when I assume they occur).
Because of their consistency over the years, I can conceive of no physical origin for these parallel scratches. I can only guess at any paranormal sources.  I have never been particularly concerned about their occurence since they haven't caused me any physical discomfort and I had no way to stop them from occurring.  Among all the unusual, scientifically unexplainable things that I have seen in my life this is almost a footnote.  I am only writing this topic now, because for the first time I have discovered that other people have also had these type of unexplained scratches.  I would be interested in hearing any relevant theories, stories, or experiences.
Incidentally, although I am scientifically educated in Engineering and in Physics, I have always understood that science can only explain things that it can study and there are some unexplained things in the world that science has yet to conceive of a way to study.

This is fascinating,  I was wondering when you mention others have had similar experiences, where you were able to locate that information?


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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:03 AM

do you sleep on a feather pillow?


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:52 PM

I sometimes get a raised scratch on my face, that looks  like a cat has scratched me slightly.I have no idea what causes them.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

View Postalibongo, on 23 October 2012 - 05:52 PM, said:

I sometimes get a raised scratch on my face, that looks  like a cat has scratched me slightly.I have no idea what causes them.
a fingernail/hangnail, a piece of jewelry, a feather poking out of the ticking of your pillow.
there is no way a demon is going to give you girly scratches. a demon would rip our your eyeball.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

So, op.. on the next occasion you might take a picture and post it?

Preferably using a decent camera and with enough context to show the size accurately..

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:31 PM

Try a past-life regression. It's possible that these wounds had something important to do with your previous life and the are manifesting itself in this one.





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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:38 PM

Maybe this is caused by a close encounter of the 4th kind.Maybe it is caused by aliens, no, the ghosts of aliens, resurrected by the ancient Mayas in Atlantis, who know the eternal secret,etc,etc.Maybe this forum is frequented by fruitcakes.


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:34 AM

At the risk of sounding like a "fruit cake" I'm going to admit I've had a couple of similar scratch incidents.

Both times happened in a house that was about 50 years old and filled with negative thinking people.
I lived in an addition to the house.

I used to hear strange voices and had weird  experiences in that house all the time.

The first scratch I didn't really notice till I started wondering why my foot was bothering me, when I checked I had 3 parallel scratches on the top of my foot, about 3 inches long.  They were similar to paper cuts in that they were very clean, very fine slices, barely breaking the skin but definitely there enough to bother.  I thought it must have been my cats.

The second time, I was sleeping and awoke with a start to a burning sensation, once again on the top of my right foot.  It felt like a slow deliberate paper cut, painful in that awful, yucky way that's hard for me to explain.

Upon checking my foot there were 2 long parallel scratches, clearly fresh, a small amount of blood rising to the surface of my skin.

This second incident left me a bit shaken because there was nothing I could blame it on.  My cats were not in the bed, there were no bugs, no scratchy linens, nothing that could have done that to me.

When I had described the incidents to friends one said that I may have inadvertently attached an entity to myself via using an Ouija board on several occasions.

Another said it was the house, that there were entities associated with the house that wanted my attention because I was an open channel at the time.

I also was tools it was demons I had unlocked via the Ouija.

Whatever it was, it has since stopped.  My attitude towards the explanations I received are neutral.  Whatever, anything is possible.  What do I know about the after life or the unseen?  I'm still alive, I'll find out when I die.

I did announce to what ever possible entities that were behaving badly that they have no right to bother me or touch me in any way without my permission and that they do not have permission so leave me alone.

I haven't had any scratches since.  Believe or don't.  It's my experience.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:37 AM

View PostJGirl, on 23 October 2012 - 06:47 PM, said:


a fingernail/hangnail, a piece of jewelry, a feather poking out of the ticking of your pillow.
there is no way a demon is going to give you girly scratches. a demon would rip our your eyeball.

How do you know this?  Can you back it up?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:33 AM

View PostLava_Lady, on 24 October 2012 - 12:37 AM, said:

How do you know this?  Can you back it up?
lol
yeah right
tell ya what..
you go get a demon and i'll show ya.

Edited by JGirl, 24 October 2012 - 02:34 AM.


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:41 AM

View PostJGirl, on 24 October 2012 - 02:33 AM, said:


lol
yeah right
tell ya what..
you go get a demon and i'll show ya.

You didn't read it somewhere?  Or hear it from some source that knows a lot about demons?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:46 PM

What I am not understanding is where bfd came across people that are having the same experience through his research, because I cannot find anything on the web as specific as his , most especially that size and to the face.

Does anyone know (research supported please) if this could be from sort of religious or faith-based belief as a sign of anything?


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:58 PM

Could it be a medical issue? Maybe an undiscovered problem? what if they were some kind of welt instead of a scratch, kind of like ringworm (although thats fungal but you get the idea). Could it be some kind of alergic reaction maybe to your shampoo? (thinking hair lay over your face assuming you have long hair that is.)
  Just some things to think about.


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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:01 PM

View Post3nail, on 24 October 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:

What I am not understanding is where bfd came across people that are having the same experience through his research, because I cannot find anything on the web as specific as his , most especially that size and to the face.

Does anyone know (research supported please) if this could be from sort of religious or faith-based belief as a sign of anything?
from what i gather it's something endemic to sites that entertain ideas of demons, paranormal etc.
i have found nothing in searches relating to any significance of these scratches online either, other than the aforementioned sites.
what really gets me is the idea that a demon or other such nasty creature would bother to lightly scratch a person. ooooh that's soooo scary right?
as i mentioned in an earlier post, it would be more likely to claw your eyeball out then scratch your cheek lightly - that is, if demons existed in the first place.
i cited a few very logical potential causes for such scratches and was met with a protesting response of the 'can you back this up' nature.
some people need to keep their beliefs alive i guess.





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