Graveyard Shift

Tell-Tale Signs Someone Has Been Marked By The Devil

When it comes to the mark of Satan, he can get pretty tricky, and the devil's mark - or witch's mark - is to be feared. But don't worry too much about being able to ID it; folks in the 16th and 17th centuries really got a handle on how to identify witches and those sympathetic to witchcraft. You see, while the devil would bite, lick, or scratch his victims, he would always leave a definitive mark. It may be in the most hidden nooks and crannies of the body, but it will be there - and you need to know how to find it. And while it won't necessarily involve carrying Satan's child, it definitely has its own set of identifiable and markers and consquences.

It's often camouflaged as a mole or a freckle, but that shouldn't stop you from going to extremes to unearth the evidence. According to the "wisdom" of centuries past, with any suspicion of witchcraft, a pricking is in order. That is, going over the suspect with a huge needle and pricking every inch of skin. Why? Well, ancient tips will help you unearth these tell-tale signs that they've been marked by the devil.