What Are These 3 Unexplained Scratches on My Body? (With Photos)
Did You Wake Up With 3 Random Scratches on Your Back or Body?
Have you ever had unexplained scratches on your body? Some people might dismiss this question, but if you ask a large group of people, as I did in the poll below, you will find that many have had this experience at some point in their lives. When this happens, most of us blow it off and place the blame on something like yard work, our cat, or simply scratching ourselves in our sleep.
Demonic scratch marks are random and particular—they are red, superficial or deep, and resemble claw marks or three snarled lines. They frequently appear in the following areas of the body on babies, children, and adults:
In this article, I will talk about how my faith in Jesus Christ has spared me from additional demonic attacks. I will also talk about how to identify demonic scratches, how to dispel negative energy, and how you can use your faith to protect yourself in the future.
The Meaning of 3 Unexplained Scratches on the Body
The mark of three lines or scratches signifies destruction and is the mark of a demon. Anything or anyone that has been marked—a living human or an inanimate object—is meant to be taken down or destroyed. Take a look at the items in your house such as pictures on the wall, wooden furniture, or metal objects such as your stove and sink. Be sure to carefully examine your driver's license and credit or bank cards.
You may notice some large scratches, but those are mostly caused by day-to-day activities—so look closer. Focus in on all the itty bitty scratches in the materials. You'll be surprised at what you find. You may see the following symbols, and here's exactly what they mean:
- Ξ means destruction or to destroy
- € has two meanings: incompletion and separation
- F means fall; this is commonly found on doors and bodies
What Causes These Marks?
Patricia Holliday, Ph.D., Senior Pastor of Miracle Internet Church, or "Pastor Pat," refers to these demonic scratches as the devil's mark:
"I have personally ministered to people that had scratches, marks and battle scars that appeared on their bodies during the night . . . . Demonic afflictions are a battle by invisible beings that take place and leave physical battle scars. These wounds caused from scratches by demons are scary and are not harmless demonic pranks because they can cause emotional anxiety."
These scratches are demons' art. Demons are trying to create loss in your life, and they represent this by marking your belongings and even your body. The great news is that these demon scratches and "spells" being placed on us and things around us have no effect on a person who relies upon and trusts in Jesus Christ.
Proof of a Demonic Attack
Have you ever had unexplained scratches, bruises, or bite marks?
Demonic Attacks: The Cause of Scratch Marks and Cuts on the Skin While Sleeping
When this happened to me, my family and I noticed that the marks were always in a pattern. They would always form three straight lines as if I had been scratched by three perfectly straight claws. The cuts were never deep, but they were red and varied in size, width, and length. I found them not only on my body, but also on many household surfaces like metallic items with rust and decay and on malfunctioning water heaters.
In order to understand why and how this happens, we need to understand some important aspects of paranormal activity. We will discuss the differences between evil spirits, poltergeists, and demons, and how to drive them away.
What Is a Demonic Possession?
A demonic possession occurs when a demonic entity—a negative entity—literally enters the body of the person or victim and hijacks their physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual being.
Symptoms can manifest as mental illness and may be characterized by dysphoria, personality changes, voice changes, aggression, and demonstrations of unnatural strength. The victim may develop unexplained bruises and scratches and exhibit tendencies towards self-harm. They may contort, spit, or convulse. Many people wonder if you can die from a demonic possession. The answer is yes.
What Is a Demonic Haunting?
People's stories of demonic hauntings are very similar across different religions like Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (to name a few). Some victims may have noticed paranormal activity in their home before the attacks started, some may have been startled awake from REM sleep to burning sensations on the body, and some victims experience sleep paralysis and harassment by evil entities. The stories are often very similar.
Others have describe possessed objects in their home—objects that give off a bad feeling, like a found ouija board in an attic. Others hear noises and disembodied voices throughout a building or home. Some individuals have experienced rapid emotional changes—a sudden sense of fear, doom, or sadness for no reason whatsoever or even intrusive thoughts of violence. It is as if the minds of the victims are being taken over by someone or something.
What Is a Poltergeist Haunting?
A poltergeist is a negative entity that hits, bites, scratches, and harasses a victim. In contrast to a demon or evil spirit, a poltergeist haunts a person rather than a place or space. They are largely responsible for unexplained phenomena and activity in most haunted houses and will follow a victim around even if the victim relocates.
What Is an Evil Spirit?
Perhaps the least dangerous but more common of the three, evil spirits are ghosts that are trapped or attached to a house, object, or even a person. Some evil spirits are residual—they occupy space but rarely interact with the living—and others are quite active and physically attack or haunt humans. Spirits are often tracked and revealed on shows like Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters.
How to Get Rid of Evil Entities and Demons
When it comes to demons, poltergeists, and evil spirits, the approach to getting rid of them will vary:
Demons: Demons come from hell, so God or faith alone is the only way to combat them. According to pastor-teacher John MacArthur, demons are weak and vulnerable because they cannot separate believers in Christ from the love of God (Rom. 8:38) and they can be restrained by the Holy Spirit (2 Thess. 2:6; 1 John 4:4).
- Poltergeists: These manifest inside an individual that is full of trapped negative emotions and soul-burden. Working with a medium or finding ways to lighten the spirit may help to dissipate the negative energy.
- Evil spirits: Evil spirits can sometimes be released or driven away when acknowledged. This can be done with the help of a specialist who works to resolve attachments. Evil spirits are simply ghosts that have been trapped in a location due to trauma or attachment—to a home, object, or human.
A Real Exorcism: Anneliese Michel
What Is an Exorcism?
An exorcism is an activity that is used to cast out demons. They are performed by exorcists—members of the Christian Church or an individual who has been given the power of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When an exorcism is performed, the exorcist will use prayer, amulets, religious icons, holy water, and gesturing to drive the demon(s) out of the victim. There may be more than one person involved in the exorcism.
What Are the Signs of Being Possessed?
A possessed individual may demonstrate the following traits:
- Atypical behaviors and knowledge: For example, a mother might suddenly pick up carpentry and build a suspicious place of worship in her backyard. A child may talk about their experience in combat or rehearse verses from a book that they've never read.
- Fluency in a new language: The individual may speak in a language that they have never been exposed to (also termed "speaking in tongues").
- Supernatural strength: The possessed individual may be able to move heavy furniture far too big for their size or drag chairs or throw objects across a room without physical contact.
Demonic Afflictions in the Book of Job
This is a true encounter with demons from the Book of Job in the Bible. I have had these types of encounters and know of many other people who have also:
"He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; mine enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me. They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; they have gathered themselves together against me. God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked. I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark. His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground. He breaketh me with breach upon breach, he runneth upon me like a giant. I have sewed sackcloth upon my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust. My face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelids is the shadow of death."
— The Book of Job, Chapter 16
An unseen battle is taking place between demons and mortals, and here the demon forces attack Job and he is left with marks and battle scars. The Bible says they tore at him! Fairy tale, I think not. Can you relate? Now, let's talk about how the Holy Spirit can protect you.
The Book of Job, Chapter 16
How the Holy Spirit Can Protect You
Demons are always around looking for weak spots in your relationship with Jesus Christ in order to steal and destroy. That is why it is so important to have a real relationship with Jesus Christ. With Him as our friend and our Savior, demons scatter at the mere calling out of His name.
Call Out to Jesus Christ
If you are ever attacked, call out "Jesus Christ . . . help!" You don't even have to yell, but your mouth must speak it. This allows Jesus Christ to fully protect you. As soon as His name is said, the storm calms. So be it! Talk about a God with benefits, right?
The Holy Spirit will give you the power to overcome demon bondage, activity and influence. You will be free. You can experience an abundant, full, meaningful life with the joy and purpose God desires for you (John 10:10).— The Christian Broadcasting Network
How to Receive the Holy Spirit
How Having Faith in Jesus Christ Can Help Prevent Demon Attacks
The personal battle with demons is a spiritual battle. I strongly believe in the Word of God and have relied upon it as a living resource. I wouldn't dare lead you into believing something that wasn't true as it would be a waste of time for both of us. Based on my experience, here is a list of things that you can do in your daily life to prevent demon attacks:
- Worship regularly
- Pray for God's assistance and pray for angels
- Keep your faith nearby (your Bible, wear a cross, use holy water, etc.)
- Visually focus on detaching from negative energy
- Stay away from negative people
- Always act benevolently
- Tell the truth
- Help others
- Don't use drugs or alcohol
Warning! Using Drugs Increases Demon Attacks
Below is a video of alleged crystal meth users. It is common to see what we call "battle scars" on the faces and bodies of users. Crystal meth, heroin, cocaine, and even alcohol increase the risk of violent episodes and demon attacks. Although demons are not picky in who they attack, it seems that drugs open a portal. I have heard many people claim that they were attacked while high on drugs.
Remember: Picking up a pipe or needle and using drugs is an act of Devil worship. When the drug is flowing through your veins, your soul is Satan's for the taking. He is looking for the weak in order to consume our souls. Don't dance with the Devil if you don't have to.
Devil Worship: The After-Effects of Crystal Meth
The Bible Holds the Truth
We know what we know as Truth because the Bible told us so. I know without a doubt that this page will bring many of the afflicted together to share their stories. What has happened to many of us is far too common not to talk about it openly. Even though these minor scratch wounds caused by demons are seemingly harmless, they are an ominous sign.
If you get scratches frequently, then seek Jesus. Also, take pictures of the scratches for your own purposes. They will help you share your strange happenings with others without feeling "crazy." Remember, if you ever feel overwhelmed by the demons in your life, call on your only worthy and capable helper: Jesus Christ.
- Freedom from Demon Bondage | CBN.com
The Bible makes it clear that there are demons, or evil spirits, in the world that interfere in people's lives.