Unexplained scratches

If you like watching documentaries about ghosts like I do then you’ve probably noticed that if someone is being haunted by an evil spirit or a demon, they tend to find scratch marks on them.

The person often wakes up to find scratches on them. It is less common for them to appear during the day but this still happens. Maybe this has happened to you or you know someone who says this has happened to them.

If you don’t know anyone who has experienced this, then let me tell you that it has happened to me.

You may be expecting me to tell you an exciting tale about an evil demon who tried to steal my soul or something along those lines but instead my story doesn’t involve a malevolent demon or a revenge seeking spirit. It simply involves an unexplained phenomenon.

It all started a few years ago. It was a regular Sunday afternoon and I was sat in my bedroom reading a book when all of a sudden I felt a horrible burning pain on my upper left arm. I quickly pulled up my sleeve and was astonished to find three long scratch marks.

My boyfriend was in the room with me and I showed him the scratches straight away. His instant response was to tell me I must have scratched myself in my sleep and that I’d only just noticed. As great as this explanation sounds, I knew that wasn’t the case. The scratches were new, I could tell. They were raised and bleeding very slightly. I’d been awake for 7 hours so any scratches I may have inflicted on myself in my sleep would have surely begun to scab up by that point.

After dismissing his explanation, my boyfriend then suggested that I’d just scratched myself without realising. This too seemed implausible since I was wearing a thick jumper so it would have been difficult to scratch myself that deeply, plus I’ve never scratched myself that hard and not realised as I did it.

A few days later, the same thing happened again, only this time I had scratches on my other arm. It started the same way with a burning sensation. I started doing some research online and all I could find was articles to do with demon possession and haunted houses.

I didn’t jump straight to the conclusion that a demon was after me because I just didn’t feel like that was the case. The house didn’t feel haunted, there were no other signs that my house was being invaded by unearthly beings. I didn’t feel frightened or threatened. The only odd things happening to me was the scratches.

A few days later it happened for a third and final time. These scratches where the most painful and appeared on my back. Again it was three long scratches and it started with a burning sensation.

Since this happened to me, I can’t watch documentaries about demons and ghosts in the same way. Whenever someone claims to have been scratched by a demon, I think ‘Yeah yeah it happens’ I can’t take that sort of stuff seriously because I know it can just happen without explanation.

You could say that it’s different when scratches appear on someone who is also experiencing other signs of a haunting, but what if all signs of a haunting are just a bunch of things that sometimes happen with no explanation. The laws of probability say that unexplained scratches would happen in conjunction with other signs of a haunting to some people. Other signs could be things like unexplained footsteps and a feeling of being watched.

It feels like I’m doomed to go back on fourth with my opinions about the supernatural. Sometimes I’m provided with evidence for ghosts, other times I am confronted with facts that say otherwise and then there are times like this, where weird stuff happens and I don’t know why.

7 thoughts on “Unexplained scratches

  1. Weird stuff does happen. I’ve witnessed it and so has my mom. If I didn’t know better I’d say I have had fairies in my house in the past, but that sounds crazy so I always laugh if the subject comes up as if I was making a joke, and I am, but only half way, because I do leave space for the possibility. My mom and I are almost positive my grandmother’s house was haunted. Especially certain parts of the house just gave off a weird energy we could feel.

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    • It’s strange that people are somewhat accepting of someone who believes in ghosts, but if someone says they believe in fairies, people will think they’re joking. I know quite a few people who have encountered fairies or beings of that nature and I think there is definitely something to it. The world is weirder than we can imagine which is actually quite exciting 🙂

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  2. I once woke up when I lived in Maine to a blister on my right wrist like I’d been burned with a cigarette. I never smoke in bed. When I went to rub my wrist being half-awake it kinda tickled I rubbed the top skin off then it started to sting leaving a raw red little circle to which I still have the scar to this day. I have no idea where this could have come from, it never happened again.

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    • How strange, it’s scary that you still have the scar. You would have thought that you would have noticed if you actually did burn yourself or hurt yourself in some way. It just goes to show you that this sorta thing does happen without a demon or evil spirit present.


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