Clairscent or Paranormal Odors

The following paranormal phenomena statements are clairscent extracts from the first spontaneous paranormal survey conducted by Psychic Revolution. These accounts have not been edited but any information that may identify the original contributor has been removed.

Apparition: Age 27. I was in the very same apartment as my “scent of a spirit; it was my father” was in. My living room was very small and was just a four room apartment (if you took a square box and divided it evenly, that was my apartment.) My husband at the time was very ill, he had been sleeping off a fever in the bedroom. I was on the opposite side of the wall on the sofa in the living room, chatting on the computer. I started to hear someone talking in the bedroom, funny thing was, it wasn’t just one person but two. It was my husband at the time and another, but I was the only one in the apartment. He was having a conversation with someone but I couldn’t understand neither of them. I listened intently.

I got up and walked into the bedroom and the whole conversation stopped. I decided to wake him up and ask him about it. He said he was talking to a past friend of his, that I had known too. He says he was telling him what happened for real during his accident. I told him I heard him talking too… it was so weird, so we just kinda did what we needed to do in that distant look on our faces.

He went to take medicine and came into the living room and sat in a chair that was diagonally from where I was. My bedroom door was behind both of us. After about 5 minutes of just sitting there pondering that conversation, a apparition walked out of my bedroom and between both myself and my husband (at that time) and vanished into thin air. We both looked at one another, like we had both just gone nuts because we saw this. This apparition was the friend that was speaking to him in the bedroom. To this day, we talk about it on occasion when he visits the kids in my new home.
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Maybe 3yrs. old.

Temporary stay with old friend of mother. Lost our apartment. “Poor” in …! Myself, my brother, my mother, her friend were present. I lay upon “army cot” in a Bay window next to brother-head to toe- in front room of apt. Hallway door to outside made clicking sound as if “spring type” lock was forced back by a knife. Door swung open. front room filled with perfumed fragrance-maybe roses? I became aware of woman standing over me. Young, pale, black hair, red lips, shiny blue dress. I felt afraid. She smiled said, “don’t be afraid “… …” it’s me …”…. I screamed, woman vanished!

Mother and friend were sitting on bed quietly talking-they had seen door open and smelled perfume. They rushed to me asked what was wrong? I explained! Friend of mother looked in dresser drawer found picture, asked me about the person in picture. I said it was woman I had seen. It seems woman I saw was dead daughter of mother’s friend and also friend of mother. Both were named ….

Dead daughter was killed when my mother was pregnant with me. She died in car accident in … was buried as my description of her-blue satin dress, black hair etc.. I was born in …. Mother said she, … wanted to “see” me as she thought I would be beautiful baby. She died before I was born, so I will assume she came to …”see”…. me anyway?

Other things have happened to me throughout life! Sorry for stilted language. 800 words or less you said?

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I have had several experinences where things have moved or exploded, apparitions, smells and voices were apparent.
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stayed all night in a haunted bed and breakfast inĀ  … on halloween. i took a friend so i would be believed if anything happened. in the middle of the night i was woken my someone blowing in my face. when i opened my eyes the lamp was flickering off and on. i smelled roses and i felt a unseen person beside the bed. i didn,t wake my friend because i wasn,t afraid. in the morning when we woke up the bed spread was spred out off the foot of the bed as if it had been hand spred. not a wrinkle in it. my friend said she had been woken by some one pulling her hair. and there was knots in her long stright hair like some one had tied them.
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I used to live in a house in …. The people that lived in the house prior to me moving in had a mother that lived in the house, had a stroke and later died.

When I bought the house, I didn’t notice how bad it smelled because many scented candles were burning. After I purchased the house, I couldn’t live in it because it smelled so bad. I ended up having to gut the house and renovate it completely. Several workman were injured on the job while working on the house. One actually fell through the second story floor.

After the renovation was complete, I blessed the house. I went through each room with burning sage and recited “Hail Mary” & “Our Father” prayers. When I got to the master bedroom, as I was blessing a corner of the room, a white swooshy looking vapor appeared. It was about 18 inches high and hovered over a corner of the room. It scared the heck out of me so I ran out. I later had a douser evaluate the house and he told me to place certain copper coils in several areas of the house. I did this & later moved in.

What was odd was that the street light in front of the house kept on dimming and then completely going out. I would go outside and stand directly under the light, and then it would go on. This happened quite frequently. I went on vacation for several weeks, and when I returned, the house was a complete disaster.

Several water pipes had burst right were the douser said were trouble spots. I moved out of the house since it was a saftey hazard and never returned. Two weeks later my husband lost his job. We are still recovering from the devistation. I was told that the house might have been on an Indian Burial Ground. It might have also been the spirit of the woman that died not wanting anyone to move into her house. I don’t know, but I can’t get myself to drive by the house anymore.
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8 Responses to “Clairscent”

  1. rose 2014-05-28

    OK, first off I would like to start with my experiences throughout my childhood and now.

    When I was about 5 years old I had a gift, claivoyance, clairaudience, clairscentience etc. and I always had vivid dreams when I was younger. I have had realistic dreams throughout my life.

    Then there was this one night when I had dreams about demons. When I was little I used to call them creatures and I named them. I always had dreams about them; it scared me because I did not know what they were. I was very young then.

    Then my dream came true and they looked really real to me. I saw them clearly. Now that I’m older I’m stronger with my clairaudience, clairscentience but only a little bit stronger on my clairvoyance.

    I want to see better like I did when I was younger. I am more aware now that these are all spirits, not creatures. I have a lot to talk about.

    My dreams have gotten stronger – as in vivid dreams to lucid dreaming, where I think I’m awake and I’m really not. Thats my experiences. Tell me about yours. Thank you for listening…

    • Rosemary Breen 2014-05-28


      It must have been awful for you growing up and not knowing what it was that you were experiencing. In hindsight, were they monsters or spirits?

      Re your question about my experiences I haven’t really had any, to speak of. Im more intuitive than psychic and that comes and goes, depending on what is happening in my life.

      Which leads me to ask you, are you working with a teacher or a mentor? Have you joined a spiritualist group perhaps? These are good places to learn how to protect yourself and to discuss your experiences with like minded people. They often also offer opportunities to develop your abilities – but again, this should only be done with support and protection.

      Do others in your family share your abilities?



  2. Lisa 2013-12-14

    I have the “gift” of smelling evil/bad in people.

    I am now 40 years old and have actually recognized this “gift” more now that I am older. While extremely aware of peoples emotions before they even open their mouths, I tend to run the other way.

    Initially attributed my “issues” to a traumatic childhood (foster child) I have now come to believe that some of my “issues” have also to do with my “gift.” I literally can smell badness and feel ill will in people to the point now that I shy away from friendships and family.

    I am overwhelmed with feelings and emotions of others, to where I actually feel what they are feeling.

    I have crossed paths with some “people” that make my skin crawl and their smells cause me nauseous. Now I am very reclusive and have major trust issues….I hate the glimpses in others that I have.

    It feels like I am intruding against my will. If someone is angry, happy, sad etc, I pick up on it.

    These senses have kept me safe as a child in an otherwise VERY cruel upbringing.

    I love and hate my “gift.” I wish I could learn to channel it instead of hiding….sigh :(

    • Rosemary Breen 2013-12-14

      Oh Lisa, what a gift and a burden you have. I feel for the weight you carry with you every day. It feels like you are carrying the weight of the world, one person at a time upon your shoulders.

      And this is not the way its meant to be. Im sure you know that. No one is expected to be all things to all people, to be omniscient and omnipresent and that includes you.

      So, you have kept yourself safe by withdrawing but is this really a long term solution?

      Do you have any sense of your true purpose? It could be to help others; it could be to overcome this affliction – and that is what I feel this imposition has become.

      Only you know the way to move through your life Lisa but there may be others who can help you professionally.

      As a first step, given Im not a practitioner of any kind, I would like to suggest that you learn to close down your aura more. We all experience this differently; when it happens to me I call it blowing my fuse and I can literally feel myself burst open….not with pride or exuberance but with an overloading of my senses/my system.
      And when this happens, I’m prone to picking up too much of what is going on around me and too much of other people’s stuff.

      Does this help? I hope so Lisa.



  3. Anne Morgan 2011-08-16

    Hi Rosemary,
    These comments about smell have reminded me of an incident many years ago.

    Back in the 70s my ex and I were renovating an 18th century farmhouse. When we moved in it was a single storey long house that we proceeded to convert by raising the roof to create three upstairs bedrooms.

    One night I was awakened by the smell of burning and being convinced there was an electrical fire due to faulty workmanship, I had my husband get up and check all the new wiring. He found nothing and we went back to sleep.

    A short while later there was an article in our local paper reprinting things that had happened 25 years previously. The item that day was of a fire in the farm we were renovating, when a flock of chickens had been burned to death. This was the same date as when I smelled burning in the night.

    Not related to smell, but concerning children, when my elder daughter was about 2 years old, she told me of a little boy called Tony that she had talked to in her bedroom. We had no friends with a child of that name, neither had she met any in the local area. She only mentioned it once, but being so young I did not question her further in case it frightened her. When I mentioned it to her years later, she could not remember the occasion, which re-inforced the theory that all young children can communicate with the spirit world but loose the ability quite soon.

    • Rosemary Breen 2011-08-17

      Wow Anne, your story about the smell of the fire is certainly spooky! Talk about synchronicity – with the article in the paper and the actual date of the smell coinciding with the 25th anniversary.

      Now, how does this sort of thing happen? Time is surely the key – once read time described as God’s way of ensuring things didn’t happen all at once :)

      I can well imagine that Marianne might have something more to say about this Anne.

      Your reference to your daughter and the spirit world is often spoken of in the literature as a kind of imaginary friend. Perversely, in the educational writing that I read during my studies, I seem to recall the latter is regarded as a positive thing and the former barely mentioned. Yet, in fact, they are probably one and the same thing, more often than not. Ah semantics.



  4. Naomi Walker 2011-04-22

    I too have this sense of smell.

    My first husband died with a snuff dip in his mouth, and two weeks later, I was standing in our sons room, and I smelled the snuff real strong just like a fresh can was opened beside me. My sons couldn’t smell it and thought I was crazy.

    I also worked at a place where a man had hung himself a few months before. I would smell funeral flowers, and sometimes a stagnant earthy smell.

    Also, my second husband’s grandmother passed, and right before she passed, I could smell a perfume powder smell in our kitchen, and she was six states away.

    • Rosemary Breen 2011-04-27

      Hi Naomi

      Do you know, I’m surprised that more people don’t have, or are not aware that they do have the gift of smell? We know that smell is the number one sense in so many animals, and that it is so primal, and yet it seems under-developed or perhaps that should read desensitiszed in many people.

      Obviously, this doesn’t apply to you as your smell anchor is very strong. Your experience in your sons’ room also suggests that olfactory experiences of the paranormal are as individual and exclusive as any other type of psi encounters.

      Apparently, our sense of smell is the most directly connected to the brain and I know for me a whiff of a certain smell and I’m transported years into my past.

      Can we carry the memory of a smell from one lifetime to another? Now that’s a thought! I don’t know but it’s an interesting prospect!

      Thanks for being in touch Naomi.




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