My border collie Molly had to be put down about 2 weeks ago due to a terrible cancer. We were so bonded. I loved her beyond words.
I haven’t seen or heard her ghost but I’m expecting some sign and here’s why: I live in a very very old house and we do have a ghost—a little boy about 6 or 7 years old. I saw him twice coming up the front sidewalk, shortly after we moved in, and then he’d just disappear.
My mother came to see my new house and she saw the little ghost too; he was sitting on the landing of the stairs leading up to the bedroom, watching us downstairs. That was about 40 years ago and nothing since so I thought the boy was gone, but he’s still here.
My plumber recently was kneeling on the floor, working on an upstairs bathroom pipe and he loves this old house so I was telling him about it, including the ghost story. That’s when we both heard a bell ringing twice downstairs and the plumber looked at me puzzled and asked, “Did you hear that?” Yes, and we both knew there was no one else in the house. I went to the windows and looked out but of course there was no one on the road, no one ringing a bell. The little boy had been listening to me telling about seeing him and he was letting us know that he was listening.
I didn’t even remember just then that there even was a bell downstairs but there is; it sits on a windowsill in the sunroom and only is noticed when I dust. So now I hope the little boy appears once more and that my dog Molly is sitting or standing beside him.
The only thing that worries me is that Molly was put down at a vet center an hour from here. I left her to be cremated.
Could her spirit have followed me and my son and my sister (who were there to say goodbye) back to our car and back here to her home?
I hope she isn’t lost and looking for us at the hospital. I talk to her every night when I go to bed. I want her to know that she is loved and missed. Maybe with her company now the little boy will be able to find peace, too.
— Nancy, Pennsylvania
Thanks for your story, Nancy. I believe spirits are not bound by limitations of the physical world. That Molly was put down at the vet’s makes no difference. Molly would find her way home, or to your spirit energy no matter where. That’s my opinion.
I was lying in bed reading and it was around 11:30pm. I have only lived in this house just over one year. I very distinctly hear the “tak tak tak” of kitty paws coming down the hall outside my bedroom. I immediately thought my cat Geekers was coming up to bed like he usually does.
I got up to look but he was already asleep at the end of my bed. He raised his head at the same time, suddenly wide awake, and jumped from the bed to the dresser. He looked up at the ceiling like he was following something with his head and then he stared intently at the bedroom doorway for a couple of minutes before slowly going out into the hallway like he could see something out there.
I watched him from my bed trying to decide what to do. I was home alone and was concerned about what might be out in the hallway that could make that loud of a noise. I finally got out of bed to look down the short hallway but could see nothing there but Geekers still staring intently down to the end of the hall like there was something there.
— Norma, Canada
No men enter or live in my house, but for some reason, my blouse smells like men’s cologne.
— Glad, New York
Last night I was in bed and just about to settle in to sleep. I had just watched a movie. I don’t think the movie matters but I will mention it. I watched “Rock Star.” So, I was laying in bed and the most wonderful fragrance of perfume came over me. The strong smell of flowers. I was smelling the air, the comforter, the sheets. It was a great smell. I thought, wow—this is so nice but what does this mean? I didn’t feel afraid or unhappy at the time just that I liked the smell. I fell asleep.
So, today I had a dentist appointment at 7:30am. The dental hygienist who I’ve never met sat next to me to work on my teeth. She had the fragrance on. I thought to myself this is crazy, she smells just like the wonderful smell I smelled last night. I wasn’t going to mention this but I just had to. I asked her, “What are you wearing?” She replied, oh is it bothering you? I never put on fragrances in the event of clients being allergic.
Then I told her about last night. I told her I didn’t want her to think I was a nut, but I’ve never had this kind of experience happen to me before. Again, I want to mention that I have never met her before and that she is new to my dentist office. We’ve never crossed paths!
Final note: I don’t have anxiety going to my dentist. So, going to the dentist is not a factor in this situation. What do you think?
— Denise, Arizona
Hi guys, so this thing is going on for about a couple of months. Anyway I live in an old house and I do not know the history of this house, but I have been experiencing some paranormal thing.
So at first it started with footsteps outside my door at around 10pm.
At first I thought that it was one of my parents just walking around getting thing ready for the next day. But when I woke up and asked my parents what time they went to bed, they told me they went to bed at 9pm because they had a big day at work. After my parents said that, I thought it was the people up stairs but my parents told me that the couple both work at the pub until 6 in the morning so it wasn’t them. So I got a little creeps but I thought it was just my head playing with me because I was tired, but that night something weird happened.
“That night something weird happened.”
I went to bed and I was about to close my eyes when I saw this mobile (for babies with stars) above my face. And it was going round above my head for about 20 seconds. I thought I was dreaming but my eyes were open! I rubbed my eyes and that’s when I nearly got a heart attack!!!
I saw this bony pale face of a man only 10 cm from my face!! As soon as I saw this it came towards my face really fast. I covered my face with my blanket and my heart was like about to explode. I was really scared to get up and turn the light on in my room. So I used my iPod touch to see if there was anything there. As soon as I felt I was safe, I jumped off my bed really fast and turned the light on. I felt safer than before but I still had the feeling of someone staring at me so I got my iPod out and started playing this game.
“I felt ok at first until …”
The next night I got this little night light for my room. I felt ok at first until I heard someone whisper in my ear. From then I got a lamp in my bed room and I decided to listen to music while sleeping which helps me to go to sleep without any fear. So that’s my story. I still sometimes get some really bad feeling about the house, but hope they will go away.
Second message from Saki—
Hi guys, I started having a really bad feeling about my house again and I told my mum about this. My mum didn’t believe me, but she told me to put holy water and holy oil around my room so I did what she told me to do. I felt ok now, but as soon as I turned off my room light and turned on my little blue light on the floor, the blue light exploded. I was standing in the dark. I got so scared I had to run out of my room and talk to my mum.
— Saki, Sydney, Australia
My story is simple. It’s more of a question, since I have never experienced this before. A few days ago I was out running errands. While in this store I began to smell the scent of perfume, but there was no one around me and I was not wearing any perfume. The scent was with me even when I was at home and most of the night and then it just disappeared. I am not sure what this all means? I didn’t feel scared. The scent was not a familiar one. I have been under a lot of stress both with physical pain and at a crossroads as to what my new path in life should be? Can you explain this perfume experience? Thank you.
— Darlene, Chicago IL
Following my mother’s death, I could smell a sweet perfume in my bedroom. I called my sister to ask her if she had experienced anything similar and she had not. However, she suggested the smell may be our mother visiting. I finally prayed to my mom and asked her to only visit me during the day and after that, I never smelled anything else.
— Robert, California
I have been having terrible encounters.
I was laying awake because I was going to get up to get ready for work. It was dark and I had my room door opened. I started to hear steps softly towards my room so I was afraid that someone was in my house. It stopped at my door and it put forward its head to look straight at me. Dressed in all black, black hoodie and black pants. I stood focused on the face that I couldn’t see, and all of a sudden my alarm clocked turned on and the figure seem to vanished. I then jump out of bed to see who was in my house and turned all the lights on. And proceeded to search to see if someone was hiding anywhere. My house door was locked.
I know what I saw.
I am about to go to the hospital because I feel like I am going crazy. My husband was laying next to me when this occurred.
— Stephanie, New York
Since my father passed away both my mother and myself have smelled bacon from time to time. We have experienced this in both our home (without cooking bacon) and outside in outdoor atmospheres. Also I have experience this with my son in unison along a hiking trail, and always we experience this with others where the smell is inexplicable. My dad used to love bacon and would often cook fried bread in bacon for years after “The War.” When we smell this we smile and know he is around. Sounds like “Crazy Town,” but we kinda think it’s real.
— Vicky, Canada
One day I was at my barn cleaning up my horse corral. I don’t live on this property, just rent a small barn for my horse, I live about 8 miles away. I’ve rented this barn for 5 years and have never once smelled anything like this… When suddenly I smelled the beautiful smell of roses so strong in my face I looked around and nothing was around me that could cause this. Another day this happened but inside, the barn dog started going crazy and would not come in the tack room where he normally likes to hang out.
A few weeks later I awoke to the same smell and at this point I have to say I got a little scared. It’s almost as if someone followed me home from the barn.
— Christina, California