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#1 pluto1415

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 03:10 PM

My husband and I just recently purchased a home.  There have been 2 other owners of this home.  The first owner bought the house in 1959 and raised 4 girls, then passed away in 2008 in the home.  The home was then sold in 2009 to someone who couldn't afford it and subsequently lost the home in 2013-2014.  The 2nd owner also happened to be a drug addict of some sort (according to neighbors and paraphernalia we found hidden in the basement.

 

According to a neighbor who knew the original owner since 1964 when the neighbor moved in - the original owner took great pride in the house and it's upkeep.  The 2nd owner let the house get run down and did not take good care of it.

 

We have been doing some renovations including ripping up nasty old stained carpet to find beautiful hardwood, fresh coats of paint and plaster repair where necessary.  We completely gutted the bathroom from a cheap remodel that was done at some point and we mostly gutted the kitchen and installed new cabinets and flooring in there.

 

During all of this there have been random times that I've caught scents in the air.  It's usually a cinnamony type scent, but sometimes it's mens cologne.  It's not like I smell Cinnamon in the kitchen and men's cologne in the bathroom though.  I was in the basement spray painting register covers and the smell of cinnamon suddenly hit me.  Others near me don't ever smell it though.

 

I contend it's the original owner coming to show his approval of the work we're doing to the house - my husband thinks I'm crazy though.  I'm just hoping someone on here will take my side :)



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:39 AM

If it's not destructive or harmful and you are cool with it just keep a log of weird happenings and let the hubby read it when you have a few pages full.

 

If it get harmful or destructive then you need to do some things to protect yourself.

 

I just don't like being watched all the time by someone I can't see. :)


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 07:15 PM

We bought our home in  2008. It was built in 1915. I have smelled sweet pipe tobacco, what I believe to be lemon verbena, and heard footsteps. In our previous home in Oregon, I was alone  watching TV one winter night and suddenly the scent of mint filled the room.  All of my cats were on edge, sniffing the air and  moving around stiff legged. I looked all over and thought about what it could be and reached no conclusion.animal10.gif


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 07:18 PM

Drug and Alcohol abuse draws negative spirits like a moth to flame but it doesn't sound like you have that problem yet.

 

Maybe the Good Spirits have kept them out.


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