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Old 11-17-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Get a new doctor. Smelling smoke or other acrid odors that others cannot is called phantosmia and can be a symptom of brain seizures, epilepsy, Alsheimer's and other neurological disorders. Some studies have concluded that it is not a sign of stroke, but that doesn't discount other neurological issues.

It may be nothing, but seriously, if it is concerning enough to you to have visited the doctor once, get a second opinion from a doctor who discounts, at least for medical purposes, the possibility that it is your old, dead Uncle Al blowing smoke rings from the beyond.

Then, if it is determined that it is not a medical issue, go ahead and look for a paranormal explanation.

Winterbird, I agree with this ^. I think you should probably get a second opinion and get a referral to see a neurologist first before you resort to looking for paranormal explanations.

While some studies conclude that ischemic strokes and hemorrhagic strokes don't cause phantosmia there are other studies have concluded that mini-strokes can cause phantosmia. Mini-strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) occur when the blood supply to the brain is briefly interrupted.


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Old 11-17-2017, 03:53 PM
 
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It comes from someplace else.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Maine
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It comes from someplace else.
Unless you have the para-human ability to smell your own brain, ALL scents come "from someplace else."
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Old 11-17-2017, 07:37 PM
 
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Is your house an older home or do you have any older furniture in it? I've seen instances of this investigated and it turned out a previous homeowner was a smoker or used perfume, etc, and the odor of it absorbed into the wood in the walls, shelves, furniture, floors, etc., and would sometimes come out and be smellable again years and decades later when temperature/humidity conditions were right.
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:40 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Old 11-18-2017, 10:45 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Old 11-22-2017, 07:35 AM
 
Location: El Paso, Texas
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I have had similar happen to me with smelling smoke but I also smelled sulfur somtimes those smells can be linked with evil spirits so be careful.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:22 PM
 
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Unless you have the para-human ability to smell your own brain, ALL scents come "from someplace else."
Not really.
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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Doc is into the paranormal and told me that an ancestor was reaching out.
I'd agree with this. Someones letting you know off their presence.
But it's usually someone who was in your life. Was a relative like a grandfather who has passed over, a smoker? (A pipe comes to mind)
If you can't think of anyone in particular, ask your older relatives if one of your passed relatives was a smoker. It could be someone who passed when you were quite young.

When you next smell the smoke, try asking some basic questions.
Before trying to communicate with spirits, I always imagine being filled with a white/gold/silver Light. It's not only an excellent protection (Darkness cannot exist where there is Light) it will also make communication a bit easier.

Let us know if you get a response.
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Old 11-22-2017, 05:54 PM
 
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I have had similar happen to me with smelling smoke but I also smelled sulfur somtimes those smells can be linked with evil spirits so be careful.
Yes.
Negative spirits emanate negative vibes & will always feel 'not right'.
In this case, if the spirit was negative, the tobacco smoke would smell unpleasant.

Even so, it's always good practice to do a protection exercise as a matter-off-course when dealing with those from 'the other side'.
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