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Poltergiest Physical Harm


I've been having strange things happening to me latley. My cell phone disappearing from my dresser and then finding it in my shorts pocket. Or my camera sitting on my tv stand and I got out to watch a movie and when I come back into my room its half way across the floor standing straight up.

I've been stressed lately but thought nothing of it until one morning my mom had woken me it (Note it was a week before my 16th birthday). I had been stressing over my volleyball game happening that day. I went into the living room, sat on the couch in my uniform about to put my knee pads on when poof! They were gone. I had no idea what was going on. So I walked into my parents room to ask my mom if she took them. She of course said no. So I walked back into the living room to see them on the couch. I thought I was going insane. I put them on and walked back into my mom's room to tell about what has been happening.

I was going on about my things disappearing and my light in my room not working properly, and these scratches apearing on my legs when Bam! Something hit my thigh. It made a slapping noise and it happened right in front of my mom. It felt like something hit me and dragged it's nails along my skin as it happened. I screamed in pain and looked at my leg and there was a red mark from where I has been slapped. I could not believe what just happened. It was unreal.

I ran into my room to grab my shoes put them on and immediatley called my boyfriend for a ride to my volleyball game. He saw the red mark on my leg and since he comes from a family that believes and works in paranormal activity, I explained what happened.

He said it could be a sign of a poltergiest, but he wasn't too sure, I could tell. I called his sister later that night when I got slapped again. I wasn't too sure what was going on until I did some research but it didn't come up with a lot of stories about poltergeisets causing physical harm.

Can someone please tell me if this is a poltergiest or not? Thanks

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Mistral (4 posts)
7 years ago (2011-08-21)
From what I've heard about poltergiests, they are usually common in stressed women or girls. I've heard that objects that move and rearrange are common in poltergiests, so that is something that you shouldn't be very concerned about. Still- be cautious of that. What really bothers and concerns me is the slapping/scratching of your thighs. I don't particularly think physical harm is a sign of Poltergiests. Maybe an... Entity? I wouldn't say ghost per se, but something that wants to bring you harm. Or maybe, it was trying to get your attention. But you should be wary about that and try saging your home or the room (s) where you were harmed.
AnimalAngels (guest)
7 years ago (2011-08-20)
Wow I can't read! I didn't release your thigh was slapped!

From what I understand now, It sounds like a poltergeist. It just seems wired to me that it would try to hurt you.

Please know that your not alone and your not going crazy! My Grandma had the same thing!


rookdygin (24 stories) (4400 posts)
7 years ago (2011-08-20)
Thank you for sharing this with us.

If you had not been 'slapped' on the leg in front of your mother I'd be suggesting that this may not be paranormal... But seeing that something 'unseen slapped you' in front of your mother I'll say this...

It sounds as if there is an Negative Entity that is interacting with you... I won't go so far as to call it anything demonic...yet... I say that because there tend to be 'signs' that give a true 'demon' away.

However this does sound like a Negative Entity. The stress you have been feeling may have attracted this 'thing' to you and now it's 'trying to maintain or even increase' the stress in your life that first attracted it to you.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this... And please really think about what your emotions and stress level was at the time things happened... I bet that each time something was moved / the scratches appeared you were 'having a good day'...low stress... Having fun... Or something to that effect. As far as being 'slapped' in front of your mother... Well my guess is 'it' saw an opportunity to increase the stress level in your home, thereby making a 'better environment' for itself.

Just my 'feelings' concerning your situation... Please try this and keep us updated... You can even ask your boyfriend and Mother to help with this...

Recipe for a Home Cleansing/Shielding... (allow for two or 3 days to complete)

Day one: Open all curtains window and doors with screens installed, let fresh air and sunshine into the home. Have all closets, cabinets and other 'dark spaces' open so that as much natural light as possible can enter those spaces. After 2-3 hours take a broom and 'sweep' out each room (this is symbolic and you do not have to really sweep) focus your thoughts on sweeping (pushing) out all negative energies / entities /thoughts. Close home up after completing each room of your home... Please do not forget your garage if you have one. (Optional) Light incense (sandalwood or Dragons-blood works well for me) and let aroma fill the home, and/or play a tape that contains your favorite Church songs before you begin sweeping.

Day two (or three): Once again open all curtains, windows and doors. Take a White candle (Optional) to the center most point of the home, sit on the floor and place candle in front of you. Light the candle (visualize a white ball of light) and then focus on the flame... Visualize the flame (white light) filled with positive thoughts, energy. (Say a prayer at this time if you so desire... Ask for cleansing positive energy to fill the candles flame/white light). Hold this 'image' in your mind and then visualize the flame (light) slowly expanding outward, visualize it filling the room your in, every corner and 'dark space'. Continue to visualize it's outer edges pushing away (burning away) any and all negative energies/entities out and away from each room in your home. Once you have visualized this flame (light) filling your entire home, picture it expanding to your property lines. Hold this image in your mind for a few moments then visualize 'anchoring' this flame (light) where you are sitting which is the center most point of your home. Once you have done this. Take a deep breath, relax a few moments and then blow out the candle. (If you didn't use a candle just let yourself relax a moment or two.) "

Now you can create a shield for yourself using the 'home shield' technique but instead of focusing on your home visualize the 'flame' simply surrounding you instead of your home... Best time to do this is after a nice shower using a rosemary scented soap (rosemary is good for purification and protection.)


Indigo (263 posts)
7 years ago (2011-08-20)
I agree with lilady. I got the impression that this thing, whatever it is, is NOT good. Not good at all. You should try the method that rookdygin has posted quite frequently on this site. You might try demanding that it go away and leave you alone as well, but without the ritual that rook prescribes, I don't think your demands will work on this one. Try both in combination. If these don't work let us know. I also have the feeling that you won't find much out about the house or the manifestation. It's wanting your attention and behaving very badly to get it. Don't let this go on much longer.
Lilady4 (7 stories) (425 posts)
7 years ago (2011-08-20)
Well, beleibinrushers, as I was reading this story I got the impression that whatever hurt hurt you was something demonic. Just because you mentioned that it scratched it's nails across your leg. I was thinking to myself that it sounds more like a demonic entity than a poltergeist. In my experience, poltergeists usually like to throw things and make a lot of noise, and also like to throw people (sometimes), not scratch people. Apparently the literal translation of poltergeist is 'noisy spirit'.
Love & Light, Rachel ❤
Munsterx3 (1 stories) (7 posts)
7 years ago (2011-08-20)
AnimalAngels I'd agree if her mom wasn't there when her thigh was slapped.
AnimalAngels (guest)
7 years ago (2011-08-20)
Do you have a bother or sister? Could it be someone pulling a prank on you to make you more stress? Thats what I was think when I was reading your story! Great story and can't wait to read more!


Munsterx3 (1 stories) (7 posts)
7 years ago (2011-08-20)
Tawny I have to say, if you didn't think ghosts can cause harm you should learn a little more about the paranormal
tawny (1 stories) (7 posts)
7 years ago (2011-08-19)
wow that's some pretty scary stuff I haven't personally experianced anything like that. I thought ghosts arent supposed to be able to hurt you?. Well obviously its not nice and its not trying to get your attention it seems to be tormenting you. I know you mentioned you were 16 I have heard that paranormal is more likely to happen to teenages so hopefully itll go away soon:S.There also must be a reason it can't have started out of no where. Did you move house or do something that may have made it target you?. But maybe in the mean time you should do some research maybe find out about the house history you may be less afraid if you know who it is. I would also not do anything that gives it attention usually when you start talking about it or acting like its there it will get worse I know from personal experiance. I hope it dosnt try to hurt you again.

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