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All the reports of smells associated with the paranormal that I've read have been specific to the "recently departed."
There is more in this Cosmos than we can even begin to comprehend.
Originally posted by JohnnyRaincheck
Has anyone ever noticed a specific odor or smell associated with a spirit encounter?
Maybe it's just my imagination.
Originally posted by TheRedneck
Years ago, I lived in an old Colonial Plantation house where a subdivision had grown up around it. The title was about 5 inches thick. It seems it was built by the fellow who at that time was the richest landowner in the county, as a home for his mother after his father died. Eventually the area, being close to a growing town, was subdivided into plots and small homes were built all around it.
Most of the original house was intact, including the foyer and staircase, both filled with original hand-carved details. The staircase was built from rough lumber by hand, based on a visual inspection of the structure, so I assume it was the original.
While living there, we had a few unexplained occurrences. The most obvious was a strong smell of coffee in the foyer area, detectable an entire room away. No one in the house drank coffee. My wife doesn't like it, and I am one of those Mountain Dew fanatics who think coffee is too weak. The only coffee in the house, or for that matter, in the entire double-lot, was a small jar of Folgers instant I kept for company in the kitchen, on the other end of the house. I don't think we ever even opened it, come to think of it.
The smell would come and go at various times, sometimes weak, sometimes strong, sometimes non-existent. I have a very poor sense of smell, and still smelled it on several occasions. My wife mentioned it more often, since she can smell pretty good. No one else was in the house except for my pre-school-age daughter.
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