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Has anyone ever noticed the smell of someone that has died?

Discussion in 'Afterlife Evidence' started by annabanana87, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. annabanana87

    annabanana87 New Member

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    Last edited: May 4, 2015
  2. ravensgate

    ravensgate Active Member

    I do not know how many people may have experienced it, but I have, on several occasions :)
     
  3. ravensgate

    ravensgate Active Member

    Forgot to add that in most cases you can also pick up the smell of a person who is close to death, but that has a physiological explanation :)
     
  4. janef

    janef Moderator

    I have never had the experience, and I cant think of a distinct 'smell' from anyone that passed that I would recognize, except my best friend Gloria who always used Channel #5. I never smelt it tho... I finally bought some just so I could feel her presence. :)
     
  5. RobertaGrimes

    RobertaGrimes Administrator

    It is common for people to get smells associated with a dead loved one during the first year after a death, but quite rare thereafter. In my case, it was my grandmother's distinctive perfume and my brother-in-law's overwhelming cigarette smoke. The scent is produced in our minds - not in the room - and it tends to feel quite dramatic!
     
  6. ravensgate

    ravensgate Active Member

    Don't know if you heard/read about a certain cat who can tell when a nursing home resident is approaching the end of his/her days on Earth. It's somewhere in the USA, but forget the exact location. The cat spends his time close to the dying person until the resident expires. Staff may shoo it away, but the cat always returns to the patient.
     
  7. Nirvana

    Nirvana Member

    I smelled my grandpa's pipe tobacco when I asked him for a sign, walking outside after midnight
     
  8. ravensgate

    ravensgate Active Member

    Wonder how often the odours we smell are imprints of/from the past as we know it. In our home there are times when you can smell wood burning in the living room fireplace, though we do not burn wood in that one - or in any of the other fireplaces. Sometimes I smell cigars, other times it is flowers, even when there are no flowers in bloom. We are used to it now..... Lots of activity there, :D
     
  9. marmaladecat

    marmaladecat Member

    I'd heard about this account too; fascinating story!
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5aRpnT2baw
     
  10. Waller

    Waller Banned

    We co-create our pseudo-reality through our consciousness, yes. It has been speculated that as our 'memory' of events, people, etc. deteriorates, there is less information in the physical mind to use to access prior sensory experiences.

    'Memory' is bunk but, hey, each to his own! :D
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2015
  11. ravensgate

    ravensgate Active Member

    Annabanana87, I could be wrong, but I wonder if the olfactory, auditory and visual experiences diminish in frequency because they were time imprints. However, I wonder how one could distinguish between a visitation and an imprint (besides waiting decades, lol).
     
  12. RobertaGrimes

    RobertaGrimes Administrator

    It's interesting that a scent-sign is being given so many years later! Nearly all reports suggest that they don't happen after the first year, but there is no reason that should be a hard-and-fast rule. Few of the dead are still giving recognizable signs a full decade later, but that was when my brother-and-law began to give his most spectacular signs (even responding on cue). Isn't all of this fascinating and amazing??
     
  13. Flossie

    Flossie Member

    I have heard people talk about this a lot of the years - a sudden smell without any source where it's come from.
    One thing that comes to mind is the week after my father in law died. My daughter was 13 then and we had had a few words and she went up to her bedroom crying. I let her calm down a while and then went to check she was okay. Her bedroom door was closed and when I went inside the smell of hospital disinfectant was heavy in the room. My mum in law had been given some of this disinfectant to use at home before he was taken into hospital. There was no reason for this smell to be in our house. It was just in the room and was so intense it hit me when I walked in. I really felt his presence there. It didn't last long. Maybe five or ten mins.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2015
  14. blissfulabyss

    blissfulabyss New Member

    I don't think I've ever had this happen to me. Many times I'll be reminded of a loved one because of a passing smell or the smell of their clothes etc. I only recently found out that the scent I thought was particular to my grandmother was the smell of something that prevents moth balls from forming! Strange yes, but the smell still brings back a flood of memories of her nonetheless. I wonder how it is possible to smell a scent without any source. Would this be more mental and physical, I wonder.
     
  15. ShingingLight1967

    ShingingLight1967 Active Member

    I dont know if this counts in this discussion topic but...

    My husband would make his breakfast the night before to take to work the next day after I went to bed for the evening. It was usually something like an egg and sausage or bacon sandwich. About a month or so after he passed I had gone to bed for the evening and had the distinct smell of bacon cooking was coming up from the kitchen downstairs. I wasnt asleep, just winding down from the day and smelled cooking. So much so that I had to get up and see if I could pinpoint where it was coming from.

    It's happened a couple of times in the past few months, and I kind of chuckle to myself when it happens.
     
  16. bluebird

    bluebird Well-Known Member

    That's lovely, ShingingLight. I think it's an appropriate addition to this thread. :)
     
  17. ShingingLight1967

    ShingingLight1967 Active Member

    Thanks bluebird... hope you are doing well today.
     
  18. RobertaGrimes

    RobertaGrimes Administrator

    Dear, this is a wonderful example of an olfactory communication! They are most common in the year or two after someone's death, and then they are extremely common: I got whiffs of my brother-in-law's cigarette smoke, for example, and of my grandmother's distinctive perfume. What a gift! Whenever something like this happens, it's good to say aloud, "Thank you - please do it again!" That seems to provide them with additional energy and inspire them to keep on doing it.
     
  19. ShingingLight1967

    ShingingLight1967 Active Member

    It's a pretty fitting form of communication from him. When it would happen I would smile because it made me feel so normal, but of course, it was hard because it was another reminder.

    I hope I get another one so that I can tell him thank you and please do it again.
     
  20. Nirvana

    Nirvana Member

    I smelled my Grandpa's pipe-tobacco after asking him for a sign
     
  21. RobertaGrimes

    RobertaGrimes Administrator

    For some reason, this sort of sign seems to be fairly easy for them to give to us. It's notable that in fact the scent is in your mind; if others are nearly, they won't smell it unless the scent-sign is meant for someone else as well. I recall one fellow telling me that he and his wife once smelled his grandmother's special stew cooking in her vacant house. They both smelled it, but then he said, "Nah - I don't believe it!" Instantly, he could no longer smell it, although for his wife the smell continued.
     
  22. poeticblue

    poeticblue Moderator

    I think the scent Nirvana smelt was weed.
     
  23. magnolia

    magnolia Member

    Walking through my own house, I've smelt my grandmother's perfume and the distinctive talc powder smell of her bathroom. I don't wear the same perfume and don't use talc or anything with that scent in my house. She died in 1999 and has never been in my house. The distinctive scents immediately drop me into a secure, warm feeling of being back with her.
     
  24. magnolia

    magnolia Member

    Time stops in its tracks when it happens.
     
  25. RobertaGrimes

    RobertaGrimes Administrator

    Thank you for sharing this story! I find it fascinating that she has been gone for nearly 20 years, since many afterlife experts - and even some of the dead - believe that scent-sighs don't happen beyond the first year or two after a death. For these to continue for so long is rare and wonderful - you are especially blessed!
     
  26. magnolia

    magnolia Member

    I wonder why that is? Those in the afterlife let us know they're still with us (and with their descendants) via medium readings etc, so I wonder why they stop using scents so soon after physical death?
     
  27. RobertaGrimes

    RobertaGrimes Administrator

    You know, I have wondered about that as well. But the process involves their producing in our minds a distinctive scent, and perhaps the memory of that scent fades as they become immersed in their afterlife joys. And you, dear, are getting these signs much later, so I am coming to think there are exceptions to what we used to think was the rule!
     
  28. magnolia

    magnolia Member

    That makes sense Roberta, it sounds like there are plenty of distractions and amazing things to learn about and enjoy there!
     
  29. lybg

    lybg New Member

    This happened about a month after my loved one passed...
    I was driving to work with the AC on when I smelled cigarette smoke. I knew immediately I was being visited...this vehicle had never had anyone smoke in it, ever. It was his smell. I had to laugh at myself because I fussed at him for smoking in heaven (cancer killed him), but then thanked him for visiting and loving me...then told him I loved him and would always. At that time the smoke smell disappeared.
     
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  30. RobertaGrimes

    RobertaGrimes Administrator

    Cigarette smoke is a good one, isn't it? I got it from my brother-in-law soon after he died. Clean breath, total gag from the smoke-smell, then clean breath again. I live my life in this field, so you would have thought it would have felt normal to me to have something like that happen, but actually it freaked me out!
     

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