Some Information that might be needed: My friend and I are both females. She is 21 while I am almost 16. She lives nearly across the county (in Seattle) while I am near Chicago. We have never done anything that involves any rituals. I am Christian while she isn't sure about a religion at this point.
About a year ago around this time, I had a dream. I was running through the woods away from a wolf at night, but didn't succeed at escaping his clutches. None the less to say I was torn to pieces. Though, what puzzled me the most was when I woke up I had three diagonal, red lines cut into my skin. It was as if I had been scratched. I matched up the marks to my nails but the marks on my stomach are not the same as anything I could do with my nails, or anything near me, anything at all. I didn't think much of it, but coincidence, right?
Well, just now my friend, a girl who lives nearly on the other side of the country, woke up and messaged me saying she was freaking out and it hurt. She finally told me what was hurting her and she said in her dream a man attacked her in the woods. She couldn't see the man's face because it was nighttime. She said she was biting, scratching, and ripping at him. She woke up with scratches all over her chest and her stomach and they were bleeding. She didn't do it in her sleep, and there are no pets able to get into her room.
Now I know scientist have said that the dream realm might be a third world of existence, aside from being awake, and being asleep. I am wondering, spiritually, if it is possible in that third existence for beings to inflict damage on us in this realm. If anyone can answer me or tell me more about this; a story of your own of something similar to this or reasoning for why we would go to sleep fine and wake up with scratches please leave a message.
Also, if you have any comments about the "third world" or something like it would be greatly appreciated as well. I am always open to new ideas and learning new things, especially when they have to do with spiritual or psychic knowledge.