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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.

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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 Active 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
     
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