QUESTION - Hello, I don't really know much about all of this but I hope you can help me. A strange smell has started to follow me the past few weeks. I have checked to see if there is something causing it but it happens in different places. No one else has said they can smell it. It's not pleasant but it's not terrible - it can wake me up at night too. The smell usually stays for about 15 seconds and then disappears for several hours, to days. It's slightly sweet, vegetal but also sour.
Does this sound like something to you? And do you have any tips on what I can do?
Thank you so much for your time.
ANSWER - I’ve got a couple of ideas. From a practical viewpoint experiencing inexplicable smells can sometimes be linked to your health. Doesn’t necessarily mean it is anything serious but I do think it is definitely having a word with your doctor and then if he/she can offer no suggestions try your dentist as a lot of random smells that only one person can smell are actually generated from the throat and the back of the mouth and can be related to dental problems.
I found this article for you on smells connected with the paranormal. I’d agree with the gist of what they are saying but I’d also add that smells can be linked to specific spirits and particular places. Many people speak of experiencing a smell they closely associated with a deceased loved one (mint in particular seems to be common) and they take the presence of the smell to indicate the presence of the spirit. It is worth you thinking about whether this smell is familiar to you in any way or might be linked to anybody who has passed over. (A tentative suggestion but could a vegetable type smell indicate a grandfather with an allotment, that sort of thing. Think about the links…).
If you hadn’t said the smell occurs in different places I would have also suggested the possibility that the smell may be linked to the house itself as a “house memory” but as only you are aware of the smell and the smell doesn’t seem confined to a single location we can probably rule that theory out.
Nothing to worry about if it is linked to a spirit, please don’t see it as a negative thing. Should it cause you concern I would just suggest next time you encounter the smell you state firmly and politely that you do not wish any further contact. Chances are if it is a spirit it will leave you alone.
Definitely have a chat with your doctor though, always best to rule out all the health angles before exploring other possibilities.
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