Hello, I start having odd experiences when I was a kid about 6 or so…
- always feel this comforting warmth when I was sad and i could smell this sweet and familiar scent
- every time a family member goes home to heaven I have a kind of premonition something odd happens
- receive phone calls no one on the other end
- feel so calm can not explained see feel and smell thing out of the ordinary also had a hologram type of vision when my Mother pass
- last night while I was playing in my tablet about 11:20 or so I could smell this strong cologne scent for a few seconds
I just like to know if anyone had anything like this happen in their lives!
— Bertha, New Mexico
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I recently moved in to a duplex house with two bedrooms. The house is kind of vintage and is located at the end of the street. For months, I was the only person living in the property. In several occasions I sensed a strong smell of men’s perfume or cologne. It would last 5-10 seconds and then disappear.
At first I thought that maybe there was some residual smell in the a/c ducts but it happened again and again and you could tell the smell was of freshly sprayed perfume.
After a few months I let a friend move in to share the expenses of the house. A single man moved in next door, also.
Last night, while my neighbor was sleeping (I can hear him snoring through the wall that separates his bedroom from mine) and my roommate was studying with a female friend in the dining room while I was watching TV in my room, I sensed the strong smell of perfume once again. I ignored it. A few minutes later, it happened again. I asked my roommate if he had sprayed perfume or if they had sensed it as well but the answer was no.
I haven’t had any other experience in this house but sometimes I can feel I am not alone. Whoever it is, I am sure he means no harm but he surely wants me to know he is around.
— Ana Maria, Arkansas
My rat terrier Chihuahua Barkley passed away unexpectedly from complications from a surgery. He was only 9. … The week of his passing my wife and I frequently broke down in tears as we were reminded of fond memories and locations in our house where he would do particular things. One place he was happiest was just laying in the bed with us, curled up next to one of us. That was one of his favorite things to do.
That following Sunday, early in the morning, I dreamt that I was laying in my bed, and suddenly I felt Barkley use his muzzle to force my arm out of the way like he used to do so often. While laying on my left side in bed in the dream, he nudged my right arm from behind forcefully, and very much in a way that said “it’s me.”
I felt his head, his body, and his personality in the sensation of this happening. He climbed over my side once I moved my hand, and circled in front of my midsection before laying down with his back touching me. I felt the heat, the personality, HIM, in all of this, but he was not there. It was everything but him there. In my dream, I began to cry, and reached for him to see if he was there, but he disappeared. I woke up with a headache, and laying in the same position I’d dreamt I was in.
— Glen, Texas
I was away on a business trip and in a different time zone. At exactly 4:20 am, I sat up in bed. Something told me that my beloved Grandmother had passed. Later that day, I spoke to my husband several times and asked if he had heard anything about my Grandma. He said no.
I later found out that she had passed that Tuesday, at 5:20 am her time zone, which was 4:20 am my time zone on that Tuesday at 4:20 am when I sat straight up in bed. She had been my last living Grandma.
I was 7 when my other Grandmother passed. We got word that she had fallen ill and was taken to the hospital. My parents quickly packed and loaded up us kids in the car to make the 6 hour trip to the hospital. I remember asking my father why were we rushing, for she was already dead. He got very upset with me, but when we arrived at the hospital, he went in and left my mother and me and my siblings in the car. He came out crying, saying that she was gone. I later found out that she had died at the same time I was asking why were we rushing.
“I did not dare mention my dream from the night before”
I also had a dream at age 16 about a co-worker’s husband dying. He had been in the hospital recovering from a heart attack and had just bought the car of his dreams. When I went to work later that day, his wife was so thrilled that her husband was being discharged from the hospital the next morning. I did not dare mention my dream from the night before to her. Sadly he passed away that night and never did come home. I later told her about my dream because I felt so guilty. She said that she wished that I had told her because her last evening at the hospital would have been different and that she never did get a chance to say goodbye, but rather only a see you tomorrow.
— Debbie, Maryland
My dog Turbo was 11 years old and passed away October 12, 2015. I had Turbo since he was 6 weeks old. He died at home in his sleep one night while I was at work after being sick for a couple of months. For days and nights after his passing, I would hear the doggie door open and close on its own. My boyfriend thought I was hearing things till he finally heard it too. On our way home from getting Abbie, we were discussing how Turbo use to sit in my lap in the car when I drove. My boyfriend said ‘that’s kinda dangerous’, and then out of no where we heard Turbo’s bark as clear as it could be driving 65 mph down a highway with no other dogs in sight. We then started hearing him more and more around the house, and the doggie door would open and close on its own without wind, especially at night. Continue reading
“I smell flowers …”
(February 15) as I walk in for work at 6:45am I smell flowers or potpourri all day at work. I thought maybe my part-time cleaned or something, so I went home and lay down on the bed for a nap before softball practice with my daughters and I told my husband I smell flowers again. I didn’t know until I posted (about smelling things) on Facebook, when a friend said it’s my dad around me.
My dad passed away Nov. 30. My grandma passed away Jan. 28
Crazy cause after church Sunday on Valentine’s Day we are going to eat with my husband and he changes the radio station and my favorite song Luther Vandross “Dance With My Father” came on and I just started to cry so my husband says, “Do you want me to change the station?” I told him no!!
— Nicole, Texas
Thanks for your story, Nicole. Here at DreamWatch, true paranormal experiences, we’ve received many stories similar to yours. From the Sidebar Menu, Select Category: Phantom smells, sounds, lights.
Old dog pet ghost.
Old dog pet ghost breathing: This is a true event that happened in 1988.
My parents old dog and I were born around the same time in 1977. This dog and I were very close. In 1988 the dog became sick and had a raspy breathing sound for three days before it died on the family room floor with us by its side.
“I could hear that raspy breathing.”
A few days after its death we were all in the family room and I could hear that raspy breathing sound for probably a minute. It was clear as day. I remember it like yesterday and remember thinking “This proves spirits are real.”
The weird thing is, my mom and sister were in the room too and they couldn’t hear it. After that I never heard from that dog again. It must have been a goodbye.
I’ve never experienced any direct paranormal event with a deceased person, just my old dog.
— Ray, Michigan
Ghost sightings since 5 years old. True paranormal.
Ghost sightings since 5 years old: Ever since I was about 5 years old, I have had experiences with paranormal things. … I remember having a friend that was always at my house and we would play a lot. I didn’t think about it much then, but a few years after my friend “went away” I asked my mom about that friend. My mom then told me that I never had a friend like that. But then she told me that one night she woke up and found me talking to the wall. My mom asked who I was talking to, and I said that I was talking to my friend. My mom was so scared at my answer that she ran back to her room without even putting me back to bed.
“I heard someone crying.”
Another experience I had was that I woke up one night, and I heard someone crying. I walk into the hallway and I see a little boy with no face holding a broken drum. I ran back to my room and closed my door.
A male voice whispering in my ear…
(Years later) I have had a recent experience. I was trying to fall asleep but I hear a male voice whispering in my ear, but I couldn’t make out what it was saying. I sit up in my bed to see who was there, but nothing. The same thing happened again about an hour later, but still no one there.
A women screaming…
Then I hear a women screaming at me to leave her room and I booked it to my parents room and I sometimes still hear the women telling me to leave.
— Rae, California
Thanks for your story, Rae. We’ve created a special category in our archives for encounters such as yours. You’ll find it in the Sidebar Menu: Select Category: Kids see ghosts.