What is Stigmata? A Closer Look

by | Feb 8, 2014 | Folklore, Hoaxes, Investigation, Magic and witchcraft, Psychology, Science, Skepticism | 0 comments

People who have stigmata exhibit wounds that duplicate or represent those that Jesus is said to have endured during his crucifixion. The wounds typically appear on the stigmatic’s hands and feet (as from crucifixion spikes) and also sometimes on the side (as from a spear) and hairline (as from a crown of thorns).

I researched the topic and wrote about it for LiveScience.com; you can read it HERE.


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