My name is Keetha. I'm a Sri Lankan born Canadian. Born as a Hindu, I consider myself a Spiritualist. I live with my mother, father, younger sister, and younger brother. (I'm unfortunately the oldest of three).
The reason why I am posting this story under this site is because I'm not sure where to put it and what to make of it. Many aspects of this story have been told to me by my parents. The time this story takes place was in the wee hours of the morning (don't know the exact time) and it was a few days before the start of the Kanda Sashti fasting (celebration of deity, Lord Muraga, in which his highest power is felt on Mother Earth, October / November).
As I said above, this story takes place in the early mornings hours in late October or early November of 2006 just a few days before the fasting was suppose to start. According to my parents, they heard me screaming and cursing in a really loud voice among other things. They couldn't make out everything that was coming though my mouth because apparently when they came into my room, I was trashing everywhere on my bed and few times my face went deep into my pillow. The few things that they could make out (other than the cursing and screaming) were "leave me alone", "not coming with you", and something along the lines of "not going to hurt them".
Another thing that my parents noticed was that my room alone was extremely cold. According to my parents, the rest of the house was of normal temperature but my room was like walking into a freezer. At this point my parents freaked out a little because although the room was really cold, they could see that I was really hot to the point that I was sweating and the pillow covers and part of the bed covers were wet. At this point let me remind you that I did NOT know what was happening and I don't remember anything afterwards.
My mother apparently ran to the prayer room and got some vibhuti (sacred ash) and while my father held me down my mother put it on my forehead. This was no easy task because according to my parents I was trashing around everywhere. To be on the safe side, my mother also sprinkled some holy water from a Virgin Mary bottle given to her by an uncle who went to this church in France (he converted after marrying my Catholic aunt).
After this, I apparently settled down and slept peacefully. Also, my parents said that the room temperature went back to normal after that and when the temperature when back to normal, my parents felt like what was a hot wind leave the room and not before popping their ears.
What I have told you so far, was from what my parents told me. Now this is from what I remember. I woke in the morning to find myself with a mind blowing migraine (I suffer from migraines but I never got one like that before nor have I since), a fever, and wondering why the hell was my pillow and bed covers all wet. For a few seconds, I thought I actually peed in PJs while I was sleeping. I got up to (1st) find my mother and (2nd) change the bed sheets. But both of them didn't happen. As soon as I got up, I felt so light head that I had to sit down before I threw up on the carpet floor. I did end up throwing up last night's dinner in the bathroom. I, also, felt physically weak. I finally gathered enough energy to call my mother to my room.
When my mother came in, she saw that I was running a high fever and that I was physically weak. After helping me to the shower, my mother brought me to the doctor. I would like to mention something here. While taking a shower, I felt a really bad sting online back. After getting out of the shower, I showed my mother and was shocked to see a deep scratch from the bottom of my neck to the lower back going along the spine. Then there were three scratches connected to the top of scratch. This really freaked my mother out but at this point she didn't tell me what happened the previous night.
Anyways, we went to the doctor and she was really surprised at how high the temperature went. The doctor said that if it went any higher, I would have gone to the hospital. Luckily, it didn't go any higher and the doctor gave me some medication and told me to go and rest. The only good thing that came out of the ordeal was that my business law professor let me pass on a major quiz in the class.
At this point, let me remind the readers that I still don't know what happened. To me, I went to bed feeling fine and getting ready for the quiz the next day and when the next day came, I was sick to the bone. When my mother and I got back in the van after the doctor's appointment, my mother started asking me if I knew what happened last night. I looked at her weird and told her that I was sleeping and when I woke up I was really sick.
My mother explained to me the story, which I mentioned above. That really freaked me out because I didn't remember any of it, except for one thing. At some point in the night, I thought I felt a hissing kind of high wind circle me and then left. Since then, I truly don't know what or how I feel about this.
The Doctor's response: "Your body is going though changes because of your weight lost regimen and that's why I probably got the fever and migraine. (Did I tell anyone how much I hate doctors and hospitals --- sorry to those in the medical profession).
My Father's response: It must have been something that I ate and I was reacting like that combined with the fever. Or I must have done something really stupid and karma came back to bite me in the butt.
My Sister's response: Since I had a smaller migraine before I went to sleep, my chemicals in my brain gave a seizure like response to my body and the after math was the fever and ever bigger migraine. (My sister is a life science graduate and from a science prospect, it can be true.) For those of you, who is going to ask if I did any tests, the answer is NO. The doctor suggested but like I mentioned above, I don't like doctors and hospitals, so I wasn't going to let them poke at me in the name of tests. Plus, at that time I just thought that it was another fever and I didn't know about what happened.
My Brother's response: He agreed with my sister and said that I probably scratched myself while I was tossing and turning. I disagree with him on this. The reasoning for this is because my mother said that the scratch that was going online my spine was a perfect almost straight line without any stop or hesitation marks. It was like some took their nail or something sharp edged and scratched me. With the weird thing going on I didn't or anyone in my family didn't take a picture of it. I will see if I can attach a drawing of it.
My Mother's response: She is the one who believes that something paranormal happened. (Even if it wasn't paranormal, what happened to me was definitely not normal). She was thinking it was paranormal because it was so close to the fasting time for Lord Murga.
I remember clearly that it was a Saturday because after taking me to the doctors, my mother took me straight to our temple and explain what happened to the priest. The priest did some pooja (prayers / blessings) and then blessed a protection string and tied it on my left wrist. The priest then told also told me to fast during Kanda Sashti week.
Initially, I didn't want to do the fast because it was really hard doing the fast each year. (It's not easy eating an apple and glass of milk once a day for 6 days). But my mother said I had to do it because the priest said so but I had to do it whole heartedly. I'm glad to say that I did it. It was hard (especially with school and work) and I actually passed out the second day but I did finish it. This November will be my sixth and last year doing it. I'm glad to say that since that incident that day, nothing to that extreme has every happened and I don't plan on having it happening again.
My questions for the readers of this forum are: why did something like this happen? Is it because I have become more of a spiritualist (I have been thinking about it somewhat but didn't fully grasp it with my two hands at that time). Why did I get scratches like that on my back? Above all, why didn't remember anything that happened?
I'm open to any ideas on what happened. I think I added all there is to the story but if you need any more information go ahead and ask. I know everyone is entitled to their opinion but please don't post anything that is degrading to me or other posters. Thank you and hoping to hear back from you.