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Please forgive me if this is completely off the present topic, I am at present going through something, which yes I have been through before, BUT I am looking for some insight or help or advice.
I started looking on the net for clues about what is going on with me for the last two and a half days, and I ended up on this site with posts from last year where you were talking about, dream warning events! and also the fact that you have had many years of experience on the subject, so I decided to join the site to be able to share this with you in hopes you may shed some light on this, because it is very disturbing, and, well I cannot keep everyone in my little family (my son, my daughter, and myself) locked up for protection!
It is a smell that will come and go like a breeze, and sometimes it will last a week or a few days, last time it lasted 3 or more weeks, this had started around October or November of 2008, and on December 5th I fell broke every bone in my ankle and now have steel in there!
I am 47 years old, all my family which I grew up with have passed on, all I have left are my children, when I was 15 years old, my dad passed away and home after a long period of suffering, a few days later I could smell this horrible smell, (but it is not something you can smell like an orange or perfume, if I stuck my nose right in front of an orange or in a cup of hot chocolate for example this smell overrides it! sometimes I feel that if I stuck my head under water I would still be able to smell it it is hard to explain!
Anyhow, a couple of days after my dad's passing, I could smell this and I asked my mom at the time if she could sniff around me and tell me if she smelled something funny or off! she could not smell anything, but this sense of smell was so strong, I thought I would be sick, it would come and go like waves, I told my mom about how much it was bothering me, and even told her I thought it was my dad, she told me to ask my dad to bring the level of the smell down because I could not handle it, and believe it or not, it did become less strong.
As the years went by every time I got a cold and was sick the smell would come, about a day or two into my cold, and as the cold left, the smell left as well! it always felt like my dad was there comforting me.
In 2008 a couple I know came over for the first time to our home, and while they were here there was this smell, the same sort of symptoms but NOT the same smell! this lasted about 15 minutes, then my dad's smell came rushing in and was as strong as the first time I smelled it! and my God, this lasted for about 3 weeks! I even went to the church to pray for help I was so scared, the smell persisted for about 1 and a half weeks after this, and a month or so later I broke my ankle. it does not seem like a big thing to break bones, but in my case I was stuck in bed, could not work, my children had to take care of me for at least a week or more, but all turned out o.k.
At the place where I broke my ankle I must say it was night time, it was snowing, and I fell directly in the parking lot of a gas station just in front of the ramp on the sidewalk were cars come in to gas up. If I had not crawled my way back to the front of the store, I may have been run over easily by a truck because they would never have seen me, I still have nightmares about that moment if I think about it too much, so I do not!
Day before yesterday, I could smell something very faint smell but I did not associate it to anything special, then last night around 8:00 pm I knew something was up because this smell was not my dads smell, and NO from what I can tell my dad has yet to show up because this is not his smell, not exactly anyway! and I am scared and do NOT know what to do
Please help me if you can
Would just like to also add that up until the year I broke my ankle, my dads smell only showed up when I had a cold, so this was out of the ordinary! and at this moment I do not have a cold, so what should I think?
and thank you for any help you could give me for sometimes I feel I am the only one who feels this way (do other people get these smells as well?)
Have you seen a doctor?
if that is meant as a joke, it is truly not a funny one, sometimes it's not to say anything instead of insulting and perhaps hurting someone!!! and to answer your question, yes I have and everything is fine, thank you !!!
Not meant as a joke at all. I didn't mean it as an insult at all and hope you didn't take it as such. If it were happening to me, suddenly having a particular smell from time to time, I would want to rule out that it's a symptom of some underlying condition. H ere's an example of why I would think it should be brought to a doctor's attention:
http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2009 ... of-trouble
In all seriousness, you should not doing everthing possible to rule out problems like the doctor in the above post suggested could be possibilities. Pursue the paranormal option on the side, but don't delay getting a full workup on the physical end. What you don't want to be doing is chasing one lead while some potentially serious problem gets worse.
I wish you all the best!
I go see my family doctor every year, and does a complete check-up, and all is fine, don't forget, I'm 47 and this smell has been with me since my dad died when I was 15. There have been times in the past, where I wondered if he would watch over me in time when I was sick, to make up for the hell he had put us through because of his drinking when alive! This smell has bean there for the larger part of my life. wouldn't there have been something to show up after almost 32 years of this? I will speak to my family doctor about it again, for it has been years since I spoke to him of the smell! But I know it has to be more than that, and believe me, the last two times the smell has come to me, I have not had a cold, so it is out of the ordinary! and sometimes I truly believe that if it was something they could cure with a pill, I would be glad! but....?
There is something I did not mention, my dad died at home from cancer, and that smell that was around him(believe it or not, was not like a death smell) came to stay with me when I had a cold, except for the first time I smelled him about a week after his death, in 2008 before my accident and now?!?!?!?!?! it is a mystery to me!!! have any other thought's on this problem? it would be welcome!
There is a psychological condition some people develop in which smells and/or tastes become tied to an event or person, it's triggered by subconscious cues and the more you allow it to be an issue the stronger the symptoms of recurrence and frequently it can be most any smell that triggers the mind to associate it with the original smell.
This is an oddity the mediums of old used to exploit by deliberately using smells of various kinds during a Seance; smells that a "mark" would associate with a family member that's recently passed.
You may want to look into regression therapy but make absolutely certain that you're working with a board certified hypnotist-therapist that knows this type of work well, it's far too easy to get caught up with a screw-ball now days (everyone seems to think they can hypnotize. . . especially wannabe magicians).
Mr.Browning I am so happy to have heard from you! Thank you!
I do have to say though that the smell is always the same smell, and many people have asked what it smells like, but I cannot pin it to anything I know of?!??! and last time I smelled this, was in 2008 in October or November before that I figure over a year or so.. First the smell come on very slowly and mild, and it comes in waves, but it's so mild, I do not make any connections, then a day or so later, I end up making the connection because I know that smell! and it comes in waves. last about 20 seconds, be gone for 5 minutes, then comes back for sometimes 2 seconds and be gone for 30 minutes, it's weird, but it's always the same smell.
There is also something I did not wish to mention because I think some people we are crazy.....since I was a very little girl, my intuition has been strong, my mom showed me how to read tea leaves I was 6, then she showed me how to read tarot cards at about 8, ever since I was a child, my life has been surrounded by spirituality and spirit's, I have been reading tarot, and sometimes have no real need for them! in October or November of 2008, a couple came to our home for the first time, she wanted me to do a reading for her husband, which I did,(I do not charge anything, for it is a gift, and I am financially o.k.) as I was doing the reading, a funny smell unknown to me (which happens seldom but does happen on occasion where I will do a persons cards, but it would go away after the reading) something like children finger paint, and I asked him about it, he could not find a connection, this smell stayed near me for about 15 to 20 minutes, and thought he has left something behind.....after 20 minutes or so, the smell I associate to my dad came in SO so strong and there were no waves, just a steady smell, I had not smelled it that strong since the first time after his death at the age of 15! that lasted for 3 weeks or so, I was scared because my dad's smell not ever showed up unless I had a cold, just a simple common cold, and this time I was not sick! it was as if he came to get rid of whatever was there?!?!? weird I know!!! I called them up and told the couple about this, and told him he had to have a cleaning done because something was not right with him, and he admitted to me certain thing and that yes he would do that because he had always known something was off around him, he is a very spiritual Mohawk Indian healer (but has a big drinking problem), a month or so after he had done to him a great a cleaning about him, they came over and all was fine?!?!?!
About a month or a little less went by after my dad's smell went away I broke my ankle.
Since then I have not smelled my dad's smell up until this last Thursday I guess now 4 days, the first day as I said earlier, the smell is so faint, I was not sure until the next night when it was much stronger, and is still at present with me now as I write to you. I am still friends with this couple and I really and truly do not know if this is a factor or not, but, they came over just for a visit about three week's ago and they have not come over to our home for over a year! I have been a single mom for the past 17 years this year, it's always been just me and my children and that is of my own choice! There are other events in my life which I have had and had not ever had true answers for it but with the years the understanding of those reveled why, will perhaps one day share these but another time.At present all I can say is, the smell is back, and I am scared, for my children, my self, our home etc....we do not have much, and all I wish for in life is to be able to keep what little we have, home, health, happiness the important things!
I do hope you do not think I am a crazy person. I do not put adds in the paper as a reader, nor do I make money doing so. it is simple word of mouth that has gone on my whole life,but I accept no money.the only thing I ask people is respect!
I'm scared Mr.Browning, and I do not know what to do. is it a warning, if so how do I avoid it?
is it something which is out of my control? if so, why warnn if I cannot do anything about it? I am lost and worried and you are the first person, I feel can shed light onto this situation!
Thank you SO so much
P.S. I do have to ask, what regression therapy would do? but what if it is a warning? I will look into finding someone who is reputable in the field of regression therapy though!
The thing is, I have none of these symptoms, for headaches, no more than the average person maybe once every 6 month's or so! and that is usually brought on by my children arguing over something silly!
I would like to add the smell at least always lasted about minimum a week or so. and the only trauma to my body has been a broken finger when i was 5, a broken wrist when i was 14, and my ankle in 2008! my dad was mean when drunk, but not ever hit, just broke things around the house! BUT I WILL still speak to my Doctor as I said I would! and will keep you informed of the events of the next couple of months.
BTW, the smell is still here today coming and going, but not as strong as the night before last!
This part Mr.Browning, which you wrote to me, I do not quite understand....(("This is an oddity the mediums of old used to exploit by deliberately using smells of various kinds during a Seance; smells that a "mark" would associate with a family member that's recently passed."))
My mom was also did not charge for the help she gave, it was only to friends and family as I do! she was a seamstress, and a very good one as well
and personally I do not do my own cards, nor do I accept anyone else doing my cards, I've been asked many times, free of charge, but refuse!
in 2008, I looked for advice as I am doing now, but found none! as one mentions above on this thread, I will ask my Doctor again about the smells, but I have no symptoms of any kind, and least of all something which has lasted 32 years! BUT I will still ask him again. last time all was fine and it was about 6 or 7 years ago!
I'm going to go out on a limb and assume that English isn't your first language? It's just that what you type seems to not be "fluid".
When I mentioned the old Mediums of the past I'm referring to charlatans -- criminals that used the act of being a Psychic as a way to steal from people that had belief in such things. Not all that work in this field are criminals but sadly, there is a high percentage who are and they will use all kinds of subtle techniques that work with your five primary senses so as to trigger personal memories and associations. I do theatrical enactments of such Seance demonstrations, presenting what I do as being "real" and just by introducing the smell of cherry pipe tobacco will typically have at least one or two members of the audience recollect a grandfather or uncle that smoked a pipe. If I use certain perfumes I can guide guests back two or even three generations, thinking of an aunt or grandmother depending on which fragrance I employ.
Psychologically speaking, work with a professional counselor skilled in regression (not past-life but regression as it applies to your current life experience back to infancy) will be able to help you identify the smell by way of association and over time, the events that brought about this "anchor".
There are instances in which people live perfectly normal lives until they smell a musty, damp pile of fabrics or a wet dog for that matter; suddenly they are overwhelmed by emotions and recollection of a dramatic event. One case that I've read about involved an event that happened to the person's mother just a day or two prior to their being born -- the sound (in this case) was heard while he was still in his mother's womb, but it imprinted itself. . . then again, there are documented studies supporting the fact that the embryo in the last trimester is semi-cognizant and able to experience certain things through the mother and her emotions as well as sounds and sensation within the environment. This is one reason so many young parents use headphones and recordings of nature sounds or classical music, setting the head gear over the mother's stomach in order to send said sounds into the womb. In case studies children nurtured in this manner tend to be of greater intellect, passivity, and general awareness than those that aren't. Their nature is simply geared towards benevolence and the birth process itself seems to prove smoother and less "violent" for mother and child; especially when a water birth technique is incorporated.
there I go shifting things again. . .
I hope you'll seriously look into this type of counseling. I'd encourage you to find a licensed Hypnotist that specializes in the Erickson technique. They do not work in the same manner as most people envision hypnosis to work but they tend to elicit stronger results.
Mr.Browning, you are right about my first language not being English, I was born and raised in the city of Montreal, My mom was french, and my dad english, I used to speak in french to mom and english to dad! as you get older, there are times I will make errors in both languages, Plus the last time and this time which I have had this smell, is making me very tense because there is no real reason to my knowledge for it to be here! But that is very observant of you
There are a lot of things my Mother must have gone through being pregnant for me, and anything is possible, So I will try to find someone! but how can one truly tell if one is a fake or the Real thing?
Yesterday the smell was still there and it is so today as well! Let's say, I find someone who can do this and we discover that is the reason for this, because an event triggers this smell? how would I deal with it! or do you perhaps think, just the conscience knowledge of it may make it go away?
in the womb I guess logically, smell is not sensed in the same way as what we know it during our life, which is probably why I cannot truly describe the smell, it is nothing anyone smells on a day to day basis!
What scares me a little is, what if I find nothing to answer for this smell while with this person, should I consult another? or do you have another idea you could share with me which may help me?
Just to clarify to some who may read what I wrote, I do not drink alcohol, I do not use drug's except the occasional aspirin for a headache which is to say very seldom, I love my privacy, so I seldom go into public. I am happy with my life.
This smell not ever brought me negative emotions before, I always felt my dad simply showing his presence when I had a cold, was just to comfort me and let me know he was there for me, until 2008 that is, when at the time I had no cold, and this time there is none either! so in the past the smell always gave me a comforting feeling, now though since 2008, it gives me a feeling of "insecurity" which is the only word I can really call it!
I would have to ask the person consulted though, why this smell would from 1980 to 2008 bring a good feeling, and then feelings change?
Sure! I do miss not having a Mom or Dad, or at not having ever had a sister or brother, but you move on, sometimes I remember and I'll be sad, wipe the tears and get on with my day, but this usually happens during the Holiday like as for many people! but it was not and is not something I go through often, because i realized a long time ago, it's just the way things are in this life! And plus I have 2 great children, which by the way, do keep me busy
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