posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 09:15 PM
I have been a long time lurker on this site. Strange phenomenon in my home prompted me to register and seek out some opinions. I have been renting a
house for over a year. I have lived in houses reputed to be haunted in my town in the past and have a pretty good understanding and respect for
I have never had any experiences good or bad that would lead me to believe this house is haunted.
The only strange occurrances that happens is every now and then, the foyer leading up to the kitchen will give off a nasty smell of dead fish. Nothing
can make it dissapate. Febreeze, incense, nothing. It seems to disappear on its own. Now here is the coincidence: The smell only occurs when someone
arrives or is about to arrive in the house that has never been into the house.
The first time I went into the house with the realtor, the smell hit me and I almost balked at renting. The landlord lives out of state and utilized a
realtor to show me the house. She spoke nothing of the smell while she was showing me around and I did not inquire about it.
I have never felt compelled to speak to the landlord about it as it always seems to slip my mind when I speak to him.
I have had people come to the house that have been in the house before and no smell. But just last weekend I had a party to celebrate my wife's
birthday and had around 20 people there. Half of them were friends from out of town and had never been to my house before. The smell was the worst I
had ever experienced and I was afraid it was going to ruin the party as many people were hanging out in the kitchen and foyer area where the smell
always generates from.
I have researched the fish smell and have found out that certain lighting and electrical lighting fixtures can emit a fishy smell due to overuse. The
issus is this ONLY happens when someone that has never been in the house arrives or is about to arrive.
edit on 24-9-2012 by harpoon75 because: spelling