reply to post by vendettent
The first thing I would do is eliminate anything obvious. Example: look around your home, and see if you can locate anything the right height and
shape that could have left the marks. It is possible you were sleepwalking, and ran into something. Or, if you have pets, that you were accidentally
clawed. Being a cat person, I know they can run across you and leave some nasty scratches, in those crazy "tear up the house" routines they can do.
Now, if you can't locate any logical cause, and you are sure no one else in the house scratched you in your sleep (yeah, pretty unlikely), then look
for some other explanation.
Assuming you can eliminate normal causes, have you had anything else weird happen lately? Things moved, odd noises, seeing something weird, etc?
In any case, taking photos of the wounds would not be a bad idea, with dates, and something to show scale, just so you can keep track. No matter what
the cause, a good evidence chain will surely help.
Oh, some thoughts regarding the red spots. Something like that is most likely a bite. Meaning an insect or spider. Triangular? Well, any group of
three dots would either be linear or triangular, so I don't think that means anything. Nor would I look for some constellation to match, as there
would surely be one, with so many stars, and only a few spots. Someone mentioned bedbugs, and that's always possible. There are other possibilities,
too, though. There are skin mites you can get, but that would be more obvious. Mosquitoes, flies, fleas, ants, and many other insects can, and do
bite. Heck, I watched a ladybug bite me once. Weird, i know. Spiders, too, are in most places, and can bite without leaving much sign. So, check
around for any of that, before assuming that's connected to the scratches. Those are far more worrisome to me than a few red dots. Little dots can
be treated, and will probably clear in no time.
edit on 19-11-2012 by LadyGreenEyes because: additional tips