Smells Ghosts Make
Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:14 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 09:18 PM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 11:58 PM
Understandably, many believe that foul smells indicate a negative entity, including but not limited to demonic. The classic smell of sulfur is a big one associated with these types of experiences, but so are smells of feces, rotting flesh, "death" and other pungent, foul odors. Not really related to what is being discussed, but Sasquatch sightings are also accompanied by what many describe as a really foul, pungent odor, lol.
Then, in the middle you have the regular human hauntings...or beings that were once living human beings. The smells associated with these types of hauntings generally tend to be very "human" in nature. Food smells, cigar/pipe/cigarette smoke, and favorite perfumes/colognes seem to be the most common reported. Smell is the sense most closely related to memory, and in many of these reports, people believe they can identify the entity in question based on a scent associated to that person.
Unfortunately, there are SO MANY things that can cause false positives when it comes to phantom odors. When investigating such claims, one needs to take into consideration a host of physical and mental disorders that range from simple sinus infections to more serious issues such as brain tumors. Also, people grossly underestimate the power of scent ions, lol. Scents can travel, can originate in unlikely spots, and can become trapped in an environment to be released later on when humidity, pressure, and temperatures are at an optimum level.
I've written an article on the phenomenon of phantom smells, known medically as phantosmia. You can find it on my website, linked below, for more information.
Posted 10 August 2012 - 05:35 AM
Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:11 PM
Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:53 PM
Seriously, I have wondered about phantom odors and such. My state of mind is to automatically search for a natural source or reason for the odors (check my armpits, look accusingly at the dog, blame my wife or son) without any consideration to anything paranormal, which I think would be normal anyway. Without finding a natural source, I will just shrug my shoulders with a mentally-stated "Oh, well..." and move along. So I wonder if any of those times could have been other than natural or reasonable. I know there is no way of knowing, but even with my "logical" mind-set, I go off my grid sometimes and ponder the possibilities, even if I don't agree with the pondered theory.
Okay, spirits, you can come back now; I've been less gassy lately. Really!
Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:15 AM
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