#1) I’m waking up every few mornings with scratches on my abdomen or legs. They resemble a cat’s scratches (I have a cat), but they are about 2 - 2 1/2 inches apart (father than a cat could spread his claws). I never feel anything scratching me, but they are there plain as day every few days. They don’t hurt too much-- more annoying than anything else.
#2) Twice in the last week I’ve been awakened at about 4:30 A.M. by unusual sounds. On Monday it was the smoke detector going off, even though there was no smoke anywhere near the house and the battery checked out OK. On Thursday it was the sound of something tapping against my bathroom window. An inspection yielded nothing unusual outside.
#3) My cat has taken to running madly back and forth throughout the house. I know, this is not unusual for cats, but mine didn’t do this until we moved here.
I’m beginning to think that there is some sort of evil going on in my house. My questions for the Dopers inclined to the paranormal:
Do paranormal manifestations tend to start out small and get worse?
I understand that to get an EVIL being, you have to invite one (incantations, etc.) I’ve done nothing of the sort, except maybe watching reruns of “South Park.” Would a non-evil paranormal manifestation scratch me?
Most importantly, IS THERE A WAY TO PUT A STOP TO THIS? I’d rather not resort to séances, exorcisms, or other foolishness.
Dopers who are strict rationalists or who would not believe in the paranormal if it bit them in the ass are kindly asked not to flame me. Thanks.