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A Daughter's Bond To Her Father And Whispers In The Night


I have had a few experiences over the years for which I have yet to find explanations, and I would love to hear what other people think about them. Before I begin I think I should mention that I am a scientist; I have a PhD in physics and carry out scientific research on a daily basis. However, this does not mean, as many people erroneously believe, that my mind is closed to anything which science has yet to explain. Also, I do not consider myself to be psychic in any way, which I think makes my experiences all the more strange.

The first experience I'll recount happened when I was 6 years old. I've always been a daddy's girl so it gives me great comfort to have had the following experience. One day I was practicing the piano in our living/dining room with my mum only a few yards away, when all of a sudden I developed a horrific headache on the front, right-hand side of my head. The pain was so intense I cried out and my mum jumped over to comfort me. The pain lasted only a few minutes, during which I was sobbing due to its intensity. Then, just as fast as it had appeared, the headache vanished, and I went back to practicing the piano.

Later that evening my dad had failed to return home or contact my mum, and the mood in the house had become quite fraught. Mum sent me to bed, but I was woken a short time later by the voice of a strange man downstairs. I hurried down to investigate, and there was my dad being helped into the house by a man I didn't know. It transpired that my dad had run into the back of this man's car and, in doing so, my dad had hit his head on his steering wheel and knocked himself out. The kind (and understanding) man had taken my dad to hospital hence the long delay in him returning home. My dad had a massive bump on his head the size of a golf ball - the bump being on the front, right-hand side of his head! The time at which the accident occurred had been the same time I cried out in pain due to my headache!

After thinking long and hard about whether this was all a coincidence (I have never been one to get headaches), or whether my memory was distorted (my mum and dad both corroborate the events) I have come to the conclusion that my dad and I had some sort of connection, whereby I felt his pain. I say "had" as nothing like this has ever happened to me since.

The second experience is completely different. I was about 17 years old at the time and was housesitting my mum's then-boyfriend's house (my mum and dad divorced). I had been out to a pub with two of my best girlfriends who were staying over for the night. I hadn't been drinking as I was driving. On the way back to the house we decided to go via my mum's house to pick up some videos to watch. Mum was away at the time so the house was empty. My mum's house was situated at the end of a road with a turning area next to it; on the other side of which the next row of houses started. So, there was road to the front and one side of the house, which was a semi-detached. The front door was on the side of the house where the road was and a path led from the front door, across the garden to the road. The street was a very quiet one in a relatively quiet village.

I parked my car on the road outside the house and all three of us went in. We picked the videos and left. I was the last one out to lock up. My two friends had already gone back out to the car whilst I was still in the kitchen making sure everything was switched off. Everything was quiet. Then, I heard a man and woman in whispered conversation. It sounded like they were right next to me. My friends were already at the car and there was no-one else in the street. I ran out and jumped in the car. What on Earth could I have heard?

Finally, I have had a few other smaller experiences. In the house I currently live in I have, on occasion, smelt flowers even though we don't have flowers in the house. It's only in one specific spot of the house and my fiancé has never smelt anything. I know that smelling flowers can be a symptom of various medical conditions, but, as I only smell it in one spot I don't think it can be attributed to that.

Oh, my fiancé, his family, myself, their neighbours and the fire brigade have had some very intriguing experiences which no-one still has yet to explain... But as I've waffled considerably already, I think I'll leave that story for another day...!

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Mel33 (38 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-22)
Oh, and I smell flowers, too. Well, it's more of a flowery perfume smell. It reminds me of my grandmother.
Mel33 (38 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-22)
I experience these things as well, mostly with people that are close to me. I remember one particular time that I became very ill and had to go to the emergency room. Come to find out a friend of mine had gone in just a few hours before me in another state for the exact same thing. I started with emotional empathy and then started experiencing physical empathy.
I think maybe when empathy is stronger towards certain individuals that perhaps they play a big role in our spiritual evolution, but that's just a theory of mine.
As for the voices, could you understand what they were saying? That might help to determine what it was.
gingerkitten (1 stories) (1 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-22)
Thank you both for your replies.

Moonshine - people can have what are called Olfactory hallucinations - here is a link for an explanation:


Try not to freak out when you read the causes though - I'm sure none of us have a brain tumour for example!.

I remembered today that my friend and I also heard whispered voices whilst at work one day, when no-one else was around. We had a strange connection as well actually where we'd know what the other was thinking and often come out with it just before the other one!
moonshine (123 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-04)
I agree with taffyinky. The bond between a father and daughter is a very special one. I think there are a lot of folks who can identify with the experience you had. 😊

Sometimes, our friends from the other side will try to get our attention. At times, the only way they can do that is through our 5 senses. Even those who can't "sense" presences can be alerted in this way. So people who don't consider themselves sensitive or psychic, can still have paranormal experiences. I think you have. Just my opinion!

I'm very interested in hearing about how smelling flowers can be associated with certain medical conditions. What kind of condition, and is it like a constant scent, or only sometimes, like during times of stress, etc?

Looking forward to reading more from you!
taffyinky (4 stories) (108 posts)
13 years ago (2010-12-03)
You have developed a bond with your father. I have done the same thing execpt with my pets. I knew when they died because I felt it inside of me. You heard spirits talking to you when you went to your mother's house that day. Many people get this. I have also heard my name whispered though no one said anything and it didn't sound like anyone's voice that I knew. You are also sentitive to what the spirits want you to smell (though I forgot what the gift was called). You may also be smelling something from the past though I have never heard of a gift like that.

Keep an open mind about everything that you can and you will go far.

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