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I have a grid of red markings on my hand.

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posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 10:48 PM
26yo Male with the exact same markings. I woke up this morning and went to get in the shower when I noticed the marks. I have had them at least once before (that I know of) on my back in a larger grid. I decided to turn to google for a possible idea. Turns out there's only 5 sites talking about this and 3 of them are abduction/UFO sites. Definitely wasn't searching for this answer, nor have I ever believed myself to have been abducted before. Not a non-believer, just don't really think about it too seriously.

So here's where my story gets a little strange. I live with my girlfriend and over the last month, she's been noticing me doing strange things in my sleep. The most prominent and common one being that I slam my teeth together with my mouth closed. She describes it as inhuman and extremely creepy and so loud that it wakes her up. I asked her 'like this?' and I chomp down as hard as I possibly can, and she said 'No, much much louder', which baffled me, as I was in a decent amount of pain from trying just once. She says I do it in patterns for a minute or two and then stop. I'll have a few bouts of this a night sometimes.

The second most common occurrence is that I have been waking up in an extreme sweat. Like someone dumped a bucket of water on me or something. I'll have sweated through my comforter and sheets and when I touch myself, I am literally wet. Not damp or clammy, but actually wet. This startled me when I read through this thread, as someone else mentioned that exact thing the night before finding these marks. I have vivid dreams lately, when usually I have absolutely none, and they get really intense before I wake up in a pool of sweat. Don't remember any details though, and I fall back to sleep almost immediately. That also struck me as strange, because there is an extreme level of discomfort waking up like that. She was not able to wake me up last night when this happened, where usually she can. I have no memory of her trying to shake me or anything of the sort.

Anyways, I've got the marks, and the sweating. The teeth thing is crazy, but I wanted to disclose all of it. I've had a strange feeling that I haven't been getting any sleep, even when I know I am and this is sort of all coming together in a very confusing way.

The fact that someone else had the night sweats before the markings is a big coincidence to me.

I should note that I definitely did not have these marks the day before, and they are on my chest, so it's not a matter of sitting or laying on something. It's also cold right now, so I've been wearing a good amount of clothes between me and the outside world, none of which were mesh or anything similar. Always just a t shirt. No burns, nothing. Plus this is the second time with identical markings. We need to figure out what's going on.

Reference photo:

posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 05:37 PM
reply to post by sillystars

Disclaimer : any information pertained within this post should not be treated as formal diagnosis, and should only be treated as an educational material. If you wish a formal diagnosis it would be best for you to consult your local GP or specialist as opposed to the internet.

Here is my take on the wound or skin depression. Again a physical examination would be better, but unlikely to be possible.

So look at the photo as it stands here are some assumed facts, so please correct me:
1. Skin irritation appears to be sitting directly over sternum, this is assumed due to the positioning of the chin.
2. Skin irritation is right to left (as you look at the photo)
3. Skin irritation appears to be caused by what can only be described as "blunt force", given i cannot see any scabs, entry wounds or blood. Bruising does not appear present around the depression.
4. Skin discoloration around the upper sternum, flowing down approximately 1-2 inches outside of the skin irritation, and up under the subjects shirt.

Given the above comments/assumptions/facts (take them as you will), i can conclude that this can either be, an accidental strike by an object in your chest, or more logically simple a skin irritation ranging from a change in fabric softener or/and washing powder to insect infestation within your clothing. Given the surrounding irritation of the skin either letter explanation seems to suit.

Next - Dreams and jaw "clicking".

Given in a state of REM sleep your body is at its most relaxed point, thus your joints (in some cases) can freely move easier. To be more specific we will take your Temporomandibular joint or the joint that connects your mandible to your skull. This joint is widely known as the most complex muscular and ligamental joint in the human body. So with that in mind, i'd like to specifically point out the temporomandibular ligament, which sits at the furthest point of your mandible. This ligament is the most common to 'relax' during REM sleep (as it isnt 'required' in a relaxed state). Now with that in mind, if you have a history of grinding your teeth, over time the ligament in question can 'over relax' resulting in a clicking noise (also can sound like a grinding noise, depending on the health of the cartilage within your mandible), this noise is simply put the muscles and/or ligaments "slapping" against the bone. Overall there is "nothing" wrong with you, as i can personally do this at will on my jaw, hips and ankles. On the other side of the fence its possible you are simply suffering from Bruxism.

These can be easily resolved by your dentist and/or Oral surgeon.

Last but not least night sweats, these can be caused by a number of conditions or just you being different. Here are some of the more common causes (yes I'm aware it's winter in the US, and this is outside of illness i am working under the assumption the poster is healthy):

1. Nocturnal Myoclonus, which is involuntary movement of limbs and muscles during REM sleep. Remember kids movement causes heat, heat causes sweating.

2. Night Terrors (i dont like using this term, however its valid), despite what others my have you believe night terrors do not end with you waking up screaming like a banshee. Night Terrors is more defind as waking up a fearful state, these offer full explanation to your sweating (Fight or Flight instinct will cause your adrenal systems to fire, thus raising overall body temperature.

Causes can vary per individual, ranging for dietary to physical or mental "disorders" (urgh, i hate that term in this context). Most common methods to resolve these are exercise at least 1 hour before bed (go for a walk, run on a treadmill etc), removing all stressful events at least an hour before bed, i could recommend a relaxing hobby, such as meditation, swimming or anything where you find yourself at peace.

Good luck, and i hope your quality of sleep improves

posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 05:40 PM
If you live near plants that produce oil that causes rashes the oil may have spread to something youve grabbed.

Or its an alien brand mark so they know whos good to eat..

posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 11:40 AM
I have the same kind of grid marks on my body they are on my thigh. It happened one time two months ago and not its back and bigger than before I dont know how they got there but last time it stayed for about a week, went to take a shower last night and hubby goes woah what is that? its got an extra ring and a line compared to before. This is really the only site that has anything about these kind of markings. the center is a circle surrounding the circle is another circle with like two pie pieces missing and then a line above that. who really knows what it is but im not wasting time at the doctors for them to tell me its nothing and to go home. Who knows really if its aliens, thats weird they would put markings on people and send them home its really hard to say. I have never really herd of markings lasting about a week unless its a bruise, but hey im not a doctor or anything.


posted on Mar, 4 2013 @ 11:51 AM
Weird - I've never noticed this thread before.

Anyway, I have something similar on my right hand. Most of the time they are invisible though. But it that hand is exposed to some kind extreme of heat or cold they are visible. Looks like a little network of scars in lines like graph paper is the best way I can describe it. No idea what caused it. From the appearance of it - it looks like the type of scars that might be left by putting my hand against a red hot screen - but I have no memory of ever doing that.

I dunno how long I've had them either. I have tendonitis and was soaking my hand in a bucket of ice water one day and noticed them when I pulled it out..

posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 11:24 PM
Hey I'm an 18 year old female who had a similar instance as to what has been shown & discussed.
Recently I was going through a photo album and came across a photo of me from 2 summers ago where I have this strange octagon shape with circles inside it on my back. My case looks a lot like the "honeycomb" picture. And I remember when I found the marking on me. It came out of nowhere, it didn't burn, itch, or bother me in any way physically. It responded much like a hickey. It started off dark purple-ish red, then lightened to red, then pink. It lasted suspiciously long, for at LEAST 2 weeks that I remember (just like a bad hickey). I knew I hadn't leaned on anything and didn't burn myself because I have nothing around me or went anywhere with that marking. I haven't had a marking like that since then but I found it very odd & never heard of anyone having a similar case until I read this thread. I'll try to post a picture (I've never used this site before) where you can clearly see the octagon marking on my back, and it is not altered or enhanced in any way." target='_blank' class='tabOff'/>

posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 10:37 AM
I once had this...turns out i slept on 1 of my gf's soft hair brushes
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posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 10:51 AM

Originally posted by Soliex
I was playing Age Of Conan, a new MMO that I find a liking to.

I will get a black light tomorrow after work and see if I can find anything.


[edit on 2-6-2008 by Soliex]

either all your pictures are being deleted or you are moving them else where becuz' they are not showing up on the thread..

posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 05:27 PM
i got skin rashes last month that i tought never would went away, they did. now i went 2 weeks from home and they dissapeared. when i got home again they reapperead. it just looks like a skin rash, some sort of. im not sure what it is but this thing is driving me insane. i dont know what is causing it, wheter its allergy, chemicals, food, or radiation. i dont know.

i just... dont know

posted on Aug, 25 2013 @ 10:06 AM
Hi, my husband noticed what seemed to resemble bruising on my lower back last night. Upon a closer look, we saw how symmetrical the markings were. I have never seen anything like this before and am baffled as to what may have caused it. I cannot find anything online that refers to the markings.

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posted on Sep, 10 2013 @ 01:42 AM
Not sure if this thread is still alive or not but im' posting anyways cause I have the rash to and it's freaking me out....I have had this twice within about 3 months now. Each time it occurs i have severe back pain first and the rash will appear in the exact region of the back pain. The rash itself is no itchy or sensitive or cause pain. It's just there, like a giant marker screaming, YEP HE"S IN PAIN -.-

Does anyone know what this is yet?

Another thing, the rash is flat. There are no only appears to have depth.
edit on 10-9-2013 by RhayneLyte because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 20 2013 @ 12:57 PM
reply to post by RhayneLyte

Hi, I posted about the grid mark bruises a couple months ago. Are you still experiencing the same problem? Have you found any answers?
Please private message me with any information that might help.

posted on Sep, 21 2013 @ 05:19 PM
I get a grid of red markings on my a$$ when I lay in the hammock too long. Recovery time varies. Beats having Stevens-Johnson Syndrome though.

posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 11:10 AM
It would be interesting to see more marks from people. Im interested big time in this.

posted on Jan, 18 2014 @ 04:15 PM
reply to post by Tylerdurden1

this just happened to me, woke up today january 18 2014 my wife notice this markings on my back and she told me about it, when i went and look in the mirror, this is what i had. no explanation from anybody about this marks..

posted on Apr, 4 2014 @ 09:40 PM

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Hope people who posted here still check this thread, I have markings too, it is very very strange, it does not hurt or itch, so i rule out bug bites. the patter is like this . . . .
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i will attached the photo as soon as i know how, i googled this thing and it brought me here. Updates soon will follow.
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posted on Apr, 29 2014 @ 09:46 PM
I just noticed these same markings on my ankle. i have no explanation of where they came from and they still haven't gone away. they dont hurt, itch, burn etc and they are not raised or indented. they are simply a splotch of gridded marks. has anyone come up with an explanation?

posted on May, 10 2014 @ 07:50 PM
a reply to: badjek606

Go to and upload your photo and then post the link here. I'd be very curious to see your marks.

posted on Jul, 27 2014 @ 09:28 PM
a reply to: Rex84
here is the link i uploaded the pic. tell me what you think. I had a weird dream too when that marks appeared! I want to find the answers,, and i am still searching.

posted on Jul, 28 2014 @ 02:45 AM

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