14 April, 2008

Our Ghost Smokes?

I mentioned the other day that maybe The Box House is haunted, because both my mom and I have heard footsteps walking around upstairs. Well, the night after I posted that, I came upstairs from the basement where I had been working and walked into my bedroom only to be hit with a wall of what smelled like cigarette smoke. The odor was so strong; it was like walking into a smoky nightclub. I couldn't see anything-- there weren't any wispy curls of smoke--but I could smell it.

Now, none of us smoke. There's no reason the room should be smelling like cigarettes. Ted followed me up the stairs and I'm like, "Come here, come here. Can you smell it? Can you smell it? What is that?" He couldn't smell a thing, not a thing. I went into the adjacent bathroom, and couldn't smell anything there. I even went so far as to open the window and stick my head outside. Nothing. It was only in the bedroom. I went back into the basement, to the room below our bedroom, and took a sniff. Still nothing. The odor lingered for a while upstairs, but Ted swears he couldn't smell any cigarette smoke at all.

Weird, eh?

6 comments:

renovationtherapy said...

Have you asked the PO's? In some states I think they have to tell you of any "occurences" otherwise the sale of the house can be voided. Hard to proove of course...

Tonia said...

Cool! Well, unless you're allergic to smoke. ;-)

Apparently cigarette smoke and perfume are two of the most common unexplained smells. I get lots of perfume smells in my bedroom, so I just say "Hello!" If it's a spirit, she'll be acknowledged and know I'm friendly; if it's nothing, well, no one knows I'm talking to thin air except my cats. And they tell no tales.

Apparently construction and remodeling are prime triggers for stirring up paranormal activity.

Has Ted heard the footsteps? Maybe, as your mom, said, you've got a predisposition towards being aware of paranormal activity.

marilyn said...

I am seeing a Box House seance and a groovy Halloween party in your future!

John said...

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Bella said...

hi there. I am recently experiencing this myself, and just today did a post on it. I am not sure what to make of it either. This house is old, and I do not know the history; I assumed it is my deceased ex who smoked and several other things have happened that I can't explain. I do not claim to believe in this kind of stuff, but things certainly happen without explanation, would you agree? and have you since experienced this again or other things?

Green Fairy said...

Hi Bella, thanks for visiting. I do still get the occasional whiff of cigarette smoke; it's not as strong as that first occurrence, but it's still around. Other than that, there have been a few odd things--lights that I would swear I turned off are on, catching something out of the corner of my eye and turning around, expecting to see my fiance, but there's no one there. Just little things like that, but enough to make me go "huh, that's weird."