The Spirit Presence of Loved Ones Passed
A few years back when I would shut the lights out with only my TV on I could feel a presence watching me. My hairs on my arms would stick up and my heart would start beating fast. This went on for about two years. I never saw anything. To this day I can feel a presence from time to time.
Sometimes I feel like someone touches me or sits next to me when my back is turned. I also hear my name from time to time, too. Could it be love ones that passed checking up on me?
— Jessica in Massachusetts
I believe the spirits of loved ones passed make their presence known. I’ve had the same experience, often accompanied by the smell of flowers, pipe tobacco, or cologne. — Kat
Phantom Smell of Cologne
My husband was in a car accident and was killed instantly. We live in bad neighborhood and my husband knows I’m scared to death here in our home at night with just my son and I. Three days later, we had his funeral services. That night our son went to stay with my father and I went on home thinking I could be strong and be able to stay there by myself.
I smelled his cologne
Around 12:30 a.m., it was the time he came in from working second shift, I was sitting on the couch where I always sat waiting on him to come home. I was crying, because I knew I would never see him come home again. I got up off my couch to go to the kitchen to get me something to drink. Out of nowhere I smelled his cologne as if it had just been sprayed.
I knew there was no-one else in the house to spray it. Is this a sign that he is here with me or was I imagining things?
— Tina in Kentucky
I’ve heard this before.
A young man once told me that while driving to a meeting, his car filled with the scent of his grandmother’s cologne. He was later notified that she had died—at the exact time he smelled her cologne.
A similar experience happened to me.
I bought my house over 30 years ago from a woman who lost her husband and occasionally during the first few years, I would smell pipe tobacco as if someone was smoking in a small spare room. One day a neighbor who knew the previous owners told me that my spare room had been used as the man’s den where he would relax in the evening and smoke his pipe.
I believe your husband has given you a sign that he is with you. I’m so sorry for your loss. — Kat
Ghost? Spirit? Phantom Footsteps and a Tug of the Pillow.
I am not sure if my experience was a ghost or a spirit, but I do know it was not a dream. I am 37 years old and swear this has happened before. While I was asleep I felt as if someone sat in my bed which woke me, too scared to open my eyes and turn around I feel a tug at one of my pillows. Again too afraid to move I did not release a pillow and pretended to be asleep. I was truly hoping whoever it was would think I was asleep and not hurt me.
After a few tugs of the pillow I hear a few footsteps walking away. Then I quickly turn around, jump out of the bed, only to find there was no one in my house. I know no one was here.
Could this have been a ghost? Is there a message that they would want to give me? Have you heard something like this happen before? Had I opened my eyes and turned over would I have seen it? What does it mean?
— Thalia in New York
Phantom Sounds of Footsteps and Whistling
I awoke to a whistle at my ear. I immediately sat up on my couch and could hear what I thought were footsteps from the living room into the kitchen. I felt something … it wasn’t a dream. I sat in complete darkness and reached over to find my cell phone for some light. My heart was beating I think faster then it ever had before. I tried to rationalize the situation. It was so clear… the sound of the whistling. I couldn’t fall asleep without the light on for the rest of the night.
My Dad’s Spirit
In the morning I was in my kitchen and on my island counter were framed pictures that I had taken out of storage boxes the day before to clean up and put out. One photo was of my dad who passed away back in 2001 of cancer. I had cut out of a newspaper his obituary and framed it along with his picture and a poem. I hadn’t looked at the picture in years. Was this just a dream or could it have been him?
— Carla in Connecticut
Thanks for your story, Carla. In my opinion you were visited by your dad’s spirit. Maybe that you took pictures out of storage to hang signaled the “other side” that you were open to contact. — Kat