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RE: For people who have seen, the rest of us can learn... - jeff - 05-20-2010 09:38 PM
If you have had an encounter, what did your senses tell you? I believe odors are like anchors for our memories. Haven't you ever smelled some odor and immediately recall a specific event or person? I've caught a wiff of something I hadn't smelled in many years when I was driving through a certain part of the city, I just couldn't quite make the connection, but I was very close. Same goes for certain colors of light. How do you recall an encounter?
One other thing, I had been reading books for weeks, and many of these ghost stories all had common elements. You'd be surprised how many stories always include hearing heavy foot steps. It was a nice clear day, I was reading yet another story when I thought I heard something. I kept reading and I heard what sounded like someone walking on the roof of the house. I ignored it and kept on reading, and the steps kept getting even louder. I stopped reading. I could still hear the foot steps on the roof. I immediately suspected I was the victim of "auto-suggestion." So, I sat there and visualized some guy dressed like a pirate walking on my roof. The foot steps stopped, and didn't start again.
I don't always jump to what is considered "the obvious."
RE: For people who have seen, the rest of us can learn... - GypsyMoon - 05-20-2010 09:55 PM
Good point I find this article intresting called "Right under our noses" The Importance of Smell to Science and our Lives
Also our olfactory system can tell us something is wrong with Phantom Smells its just another type of Hallucination.
The The Medical Consumer's Advocate http://www.doctorhoffman.com/wwphant.htm
Says:This symptom, which is known to doctors as an "olfactory hallucination," is potentially very worrisome. Olfactory hallucinations are occasionally a symptom of a brain tumor, so you need to bring this problem to the attention of a neurologist immediately. Olfactory hallucinations may also be a symptom of epilepsy; once again, you would be best served by consulting with a neurologist.
In general, a variety of things can go wrong with one’s sense of smell. Another name for what you describe is "phantosmia" (phantom smells). Some folks suffer from "parosmia," which is a distortion of the sense of smell. In other words, there really is an odor present, but the patient does not perceive it correctly. A fresh bowl of strawberries may smell like garbage. In one particular form of parosmia, cacosmia, the patient frequently smells fecal matter when this odor is not actually present. Absent or reduced sense of smell (anosmia and hyposmia) has already been addressed in this column.
What causes these odd disorders? Aside from the occasional patient with psychiatric problems, most disturbances of the sense of smell are probably due to an injury to the olfactory pathways. Smell is a chemical sense– when you smell something, your brain is perceiving specific airborne molecules. These molecules bind to receptors in the olfactory epithelium, which is the tissue that lines the back of the roof of the nasal cavity. Nerve impulses are generated, which travel first to the olfactory bulb, then to other areas deeper within the brain. Damage to any of these tissues may cause a distorted sense of smell.
What do I mean by "damage"? Infection (especially viral infection, such as the common cold, or flu) and trauma are perhaps the most common mechanisms of injury, but tumor is easily the most worrisome mechanism of injury. Trauma includes both blunt head trauma, such as might be suffered from a car accident, and surgical trauma. Exposure to toxic chemicals and ingestion of certain drugs can also injure one’s sense of smell, although these more commonly cause anosmia or hyposmia than phantosmia.
Because of the very real concern for a problem with your brain, such as a brain tumor, you should first see a neurologist. You may also need to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist, but I personally would start with a neurologist.
Both good articles and very relevant to the smell topic .. So there are other possiblitys other then paranormal.
RE: For people who have seen, the rest of us can learn... - Goonis38 - 05-20-2010 10:04 PM
(05-20-2010 09:38 PM)jeff Wrote: Goonis38,
I respect what your saying, and I think that is totally right it does all go back to how darn powerful our minds are. I'm trying to think about how I recall people and memories. And I do remember people by there voice, or things they said, smell is a big part of the way I identify people. I will take that into consideration. I have thought of other things that can cause things. I do try to be practical and not jump to conclusions. I'm not a nerves nelly really... But that mind of ours. I'm with ya.
(05-20-2010 09:55 PM)GypsyMoon Wrote: Good point I find this article intresting called "Right under our noses" The Importance of Smell to Science and our Lives
I'm with ya, It's kind of like a disclaimer in advertising... You know they advertise there product, but at the end they have a statement like this medication can cause heart attack, High blood pressure, and in some cases death...lol
RE: For people who have seen, the rest of us can learn... - Lady Ellie - 05-20-2010 10:30 PM
(05-20-2010 09:04 PM)GypsyMoon Wrote: Missing or misplaced Items seem more like a Feary then a Demon or Ghost. Might I suggest reading Witches Guide to Faery Folk by Edain McCoy? I think it might shed some light on these type of tricksters.That is another book that I will be looking into. Thanks again Gypsy.
This is one subject that I would like to know more about!
Jeff, our sense of smell is one of the strongest triggers of memory. I think we all have had moments where a smell reminded us of the past..
I have had CT's and MRI's, all clean...I do not have any phyc disorders either. Strawberries smell like strawberries etc.. (just saying...)
RE: For people who have seen, the rest of us can learn... - Goonis38 - 05-20-2010 10:54 PM
OK... I find it funny, That Gypsymoon I read a post where you said to your husband you needed ten packs of hotdogs and they jumped into your basket, and a long list of other things that are to long to go into. But that certainly stands out the most for some reason... I might suggest you go get a physic avail...lol But this is a forum and I choose to believe you about your jumping hotdogs. And I wouldn't suggest you go tell any doctor that you have jumping hotdogs. Because we know what's going to happen next...lol
And as for me, I do try and eliminate any other possibility's. But thanks all for the vote of confidence.
'The Ol Bait and Switch" ya got to love it...lol
RE: For people who have seen, the rest of us can learn... - K2M - 05-21-2010 08:34 AM
Goonis, i have only told of a few experiences that i have had. I will talk more about things as time goes on.
The rot smell, to me its the smell of death. When this is strong, i always get a phone call from a friend or family member that someone has passed.
I also get shiveres from the top of my head, down to my toes, i mean my body shakes, my husband has seen this happen to me many times, and its always the same thing. When the shiver happens we always jot down the time, and its always spot on, that a loved one passed on at that moment.
My husband is also a sensitive, although not as strong as i am. It really freaks him out when this type of thing happens to him, as it is not to often.
One of my Moms neighbors passed away yesterday, unexpectedly. She didnt call me untill last night to tell me. During the day, about the time this was all going on and the ambulance was there, i was feeling it. I wasnt sure where it was coming from, and it hard to explain the feeling, but i knew what was going on. My mom didt call at that moment, so i knew it wasnt my friend that is very ill at this point. she is also one of my moms nieghbors.
But, life is not all gloom and doom, today i will be playing cards with my friends at the retirement home, and we will have a great time, illnesses or not. We will tell jokes, stories, and laugh untill we cry. Now that is living. Its all what you make of it!!!!!
RE: For people who have seen, the rest of us can learn... - Lady Ellie - 05-21-2010 08:40 AM
I couldn't agree more K2M! (it's all what you make of it)
RE: For people who have seen, the rest of us can learn... - K2M - 05-21-2010 09:16 AM
(05-20-2010 04:34 PM)spook-e Wrote: Something that weirds me out to this day has something to do with with water jugs that we order.
That is creepy. You are right, those water jugs are very heavy. Its very strange that the dogs didn't bark. Something i have noticed is, with my dog, if something paranormal is going on, he has more of a low growl and seems afraid. Normally, he barks at everything, and i mean everything.
RE: For people who have seen, the rest of us can learn... - Lady Ellie - 05-21-2010 09:21 AM
Animals do tend to notice if there is something going on that is out of the ordinary. Paranormal included. I know mine do.
RE: For people who have seen, the rest of us can learn... - K2M - 05-21-2010 09:24 AM
We do have to be very careful how we handle negative and positive, weather it be paranormal or day to day life. We all have our ups and downs, and we always have questions. Something i have to keep in check with myself is the ( what if's) now that can really get to you.
One day at a time is a very hard way to live, but i am working on it. I am also trying my best to stay in the present. Just a little advice for everyone, as we all tend to think about the past, and beat ourselves up very often, then we turn right around and wonder about the future, and how we will manage this and that. Its ok to make plans, and take care of busniness, but i trully believe that our Higher Power intends for us to live in harmony and enjoy life to the fullest.
We all have a lot to be thankful for.. if your not sure about your blessings, take out paper and pen and start writing, you will be amased at how blessed you are.