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Originally posted by pattonisit
hi stormy, most of my thoughts & ideas have been mentioned by other members already
only other thing i can think of is a sleep disorder called the night-terrors...
surprisingly, sufferers are unable to recall their fearful episodes later, once awake... during the episode itself, the person is not actually awake, yet appear to be... i wonder if this can lead to the person get out of bed, thrash about in fear, resulting in accidental injuries while falling/stumbling into furniture in the dark... not exactly like sleep-walking, although the injuries could obviously be sustained in the same way... sounds weird that sufferers have no recollection afterwards, & sounds even stranger that they may not be aware they are hurting/injuring themselves during an episode... but still, as you have no idea yourself, i guess it may be more plausible than it seems
i hope you get to the bottom of it - must be really frustrating & weird for you
MYSTERY SCRATCHES Have you ever woken up in the morning to find strange and unexplained scratches or bruises on your body and in places you couldn’t have reached yourself. Well ... even if you haven’t millions of others have. In fact, there are internet forums where people describe the phenomenon and desperately appeal for explanations and help. (Just google: “strange cuts and scratches” or “mysterious scratches on body”) In most cases the scratches are mild and disappear in a day or two and the vast majority of these cases never get medically reported as the sufferers usually convince themselves that they are somehow self inflicted. Others attribute the injuries to bug bites, allergic reactions or even something that happened during the day that they failed to notice at the time.
Usually the incident is forgotten as soon as the bruises vanish or the scratches fade. However, persistent sufferers go to great lengths to rule out these possibilities. There have been cases of sufferers wearing gloves to bed, fumigating their houses and even taking full medical allergy tests all to no avail. In one case a woman went to the extreme length of having a friend watch her while she slept and still woke up with new bruises and scratches. According to her friend nothing strange happened except for a period when the victim tossed and turned restlessly for about 15 minutes. Doctors try to put forward rational explanations for this condition such as the skin disease Pityriasis Rosea but most of these thoroughly fail to convince those that have actually experienced it happening to them. The phenomenon has persisted through the centuries and in the past has been explained by demons, having-a-devil-on-your-back, goblin fury, divine punishments and even encounters with incubi or succubae. In some cases the victims report that in addition to the scratches and bruises they have other more disturbing injuries.
Originally posted by Liberterius
reply to post by Skate
What kind of a douc--bag tells other people what they can and can not write. You the thought police douche?