I haven't had many paranormal experiences but the few times I have had one it's left me wondering about what really happens after death. The experience I'm writing about happened to me when I was 13 years old. I was staying at my Mother's flat for the weekend, which only had one bedroom so I slept on the sofa. Me and my Mother were watching television late at night when my Father rang to tell me that my Nan was in hospital and that he was driving over to see her. I asked to come with him but he said that she was very ill and he didn't want me to see her in pain.
My Nan lives in Birkenhead, which is a two hour drive away and my father rang me at around 8 o'clock in the evening. That night I was having trouble sleeping as I was worried about my Nan, my Mother had already gone to bed. At around 2am I suddenly smelled my Nan's presence but I didn't see her or hear anything? Which I found strange she had a very distinctive smell. She used to be a nurse so when I went round her house it always smelt of dettol disinfectant and tcp (an antiseptic wash).
I never used to be open to the possibility of ghosts or the paranormal so I was looking all around for where the smell might have come from. I thought my dog may have knocked some disinfectant over but he was asleep in his basket. Feeling puzzled, I sat down again and was overcome by grief and I had no idea why. Shortly after a very warm comforting feeling came over me and the smell of my nan got stronger.
The next morning my Father rang me again and told me that my nan had passed away. She had cancer of the liver that had spread, but by the time she had gone to see a doctor it was too late she was already dying. I just felt so confused as the smell must have been her, had she come to visit me after she passed on?
I still wonder about this today and I haven't experienced anything like that since. Has anyone else heard of this happening? Also I wonder why I didn't see or hear her perhaps she didn't want to scare me.