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Ashes kept in the house: is a ghost more likely to be present?

Ashes kept in the house is a ghost more likely to be present?

Ashes kept in the house is a ghost more likely to be present? If you keep ashes inside your house is this is more likely to retain the ghost of that individual or attract other ghosts in the vicinity?

So, we have two conflicting opinions to this question:

  1. Those who think a ghost is less likely to be present:

There are several dimensions spirits can go to but, not all can find their way home, no one dies at the cemetery, they generally stay attached to people, places or things they never wanted to leave. So communicating with the dead has nothing to do with where their bodies or ashes are, ashes in the home just make you feel closer to them.

And many respondents had a similar view

2. Those who think a ghost is more likely to be present

It’s like their bones in a grave yard, they are still attached to it in a sense because it’s something personal of theirs. 

Spirits transcend to many dimensions yes, but they can travel back within a flash. Whatever dimension they transcend to, they cannot advance to a higher one until they earn it….every dimension is another transitional stage that they have to go through depending on their belief….some spirits transcend straight to heaven while others are trapped between the third and forth, and others above that. I know my grandmother went straight to heaven, and my Cousin went just above the forth dimension. How do I know this, because they communicated this to other family members, and my grandmother did die twice, she said she was walking in heaven with Jesus the first time, so I know she went to heaven the second time, and my dead Cousin started speaking out to his wife at the grave stone, he said that he was on another plain, and that our grandmother came to visit him from a higher dimension, and that she looked younger and thinner, that he didn’t recognize her at first. Erica that use to come and visit me at times daily was from a very high dimension, why I had a hard time seeing her features, the higher up the faster the vibration.

Also in the YES camp…this was taken from the Ghosts and Spirits Blog Spot, Rob Gutro, who is a published author on the subject – Pets and the Afterlife.

Ghosts are earth-bound and usually stuck to the places they choose to dwell. Spirits (human or pets) who cross over into the light, however, can come back to earth and visit their loved ones any time they have something to say. Having their ashes in the house gives the spirits something to be drawn to. He rationalises this by explaining that ghosts are raw energy and the ashes retain some of that energy which then attracts the ghosts.

So in conclusion taking a balance of opinions it looks like a ghost is more likely to present if ashes are in the house. However, I think that your own opinion has a weight here.


79 thoughts on “Ashes kept in the house is a ghost more likely to be present?

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    Lee Gion Hades - 6th September 2023

    I’m tired of interpretation for these dark voices dark shadowed relatives or people that speak so vile. So I’ll refrain best I can

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    Peter Maxwell - 1st May 2022

    Well if it does I hope it really happens. I miss my Pet Dog so much and we have cremation keepsakes like an urn and necklace for his ashes. I am not freaked out and I even welcome the thought that it might happen and hope my dog would really scamper around and make noise in the house because it has really been awfully quiet and lonely when he went away.

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      Michelle - 15th April 2023

      It’s been almost a year since your comment. Has your dog come to visit you? My dog just died and I feel the same way.

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      Lee Gion Hades - 6th September 2023

      No no no no no! They are chewed on, over and over till they remember nothing but pain, teeth, dying and unrelenting anguish of torment. Watching up close and personal each unatural oversized jaw extension take canine’s to the eye sockets and cranium. Cracking bone that isn’t really there, but renews somehow to be devoured over and over and over again every second, minute, and ever longer that it takes, in dimensional time, to consume the soul, forever after, while the victim believes it is their bones and bodies. Creating the humor the darker ones love so much. They’re telling me to tell you this right now. But I hope it isn’t true. I’m sorry

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    Marcellus - 6th February 2022

    Well, As much as i have pondered over and over in my mind, I have come to the realization that my sister is still living with me in spirit . I lost my sister a year ago this month. Every since the night she passed away i have heard her walking around in her room where she slept. I kept thinking that maybe it was just cracking noises because the house is older or maybe it was just my mind playing tricks, but sometimes i can hear her walking from on side of the room to the other side upstairs, over my head. . Sometimes i get up quickly to go in the room just to look, the noise stops. There has been times that i have left home and came back, my room door was closed, i got new ear pods for Christmas and put them in the case on the counter and they were missing, and i do live alone. I even heard her talking beside my bed. I have not let any of my brothers keep her ashes yet, even though, that is the plan. I am not afraid, she was my sister and we loved each other unconditionally. She will always be in my heart and i know that she would never mean me any harm. I would never want to run her away. so, i will just continue to believe that she is my guardian angel.

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    Alana - 1st December 2021

    When my sister brought our dad ashes home she experienced that night a presence sitting on the end of her bed, she hid under the covers and pretend she was asleep. A week later it was my turn to have our dad ashes, that night I experienced a preasure on my chest like I was being held down I couldn’t move after abit I managed to mutter “get of me” which was a struggle to get those words out, then it just stopped. The nxt morning my daughter said to me who also slept in my bed that night, ” I saw a shadow on you and it went towards the window. And that’s our experience.

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      Brenda Babb - 7th December 2022

      I too have had experienced at times things I often question. I recently lost my son on March 5,2022. I have his ashes in my living room and I recently got married 4 months after he passed. My husband bought me a ring that I wore almost a year as it would be my promise to marry. The day before my wedd I had discovered that my ring was missing off my finger… I had never lost my ring before and wondered “why now all of the sudden?” I have a sofa in my Living room that was my son’s that I was allowing him to keep until he got his own place to put it in. My son also was in recovery for his drug addiction.. I remember him showing me his sobriety chip he had 30 days clean and sober. Another thing about him is that he smoked cigarettes and when he was outside where there were no ashtrays he’d put his cigarettes out and put the butts in his pockets as he had this thing about not littering. Anyway going back to the event of my losing my ring the day before my wedding, I became frantic about my missing ring. I searched hi and low and couldn’t find it. This is the strange thing that happened I found my ring under the cushion of my son’s sofa along with his sobriety chip and cigarette butts. This really confused me since I never sit on the sofa as a rule, as I have a preference for my loveseat. I somehow knew he was demonstrating he made it possible to let me know he had helped me find the ring. To top this new feeling of his presence on the day of my wedding I was texting my daughter I got this weird message showing it was from her and I asked her what she meant by that message and she text me asking what was I talking about? I took a screenshot of the message and my daughter replied that she didn’t send that to me and as I was texting back to her my son’s picture popped up on my phone screen . I was no where near my photo gallery for this to happen. I know that my son was letting me know that he was with me on this big day of my wedding.

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    tracey - 2nd October 2021

    my partner passed away 6th of november 2019 i still have his ashes at home but lately well for quite abit now i feel alot of bad negativity at home and in my life in general please help tracey

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      Amanda - 5th January 2022

      Bless you, maybe you need to set him free, or maybe he wants you to move out of that house? Why don’t you go see a very Reputable psychic, who may be able to help you out.. Love and prayers to you xxx

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      Ritsa Vlahos - 9th October 2022

      Hey. I believe that its not the ashes but it could be coming from somebody. Sage and cleanse your home and remove anyone you find bringing you down. I wouldn’t get rif of the ashes because he probably meant alot to you. People can bring negativity but please dont get rid of them.

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      Sarah Redmon - 27th August 2023

      Tracy, my name’s Sarah Redmon I’m searching for answers as well about my fiancés Ashe’s being here at home & some negative thing’s going on.

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    Daisey Rodriguez - 19th May 2021

    Hello, As im reaching my golden years i’m looking into crimination that seem to be more affordable . My only concern is if my ashes was to be out to sea would my soul be lost ? I know our body is just a vessel but even in death im sure will still year to be attact to our body . Can anyone help ease my mind and decision. Thank you in advance

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      Richard Martin - 20th May 2021

      Dear Daisy
      If you are considering this from a Christian perspective I would consider you should not be concerned about this. There is a long standing tradition of Christian burials at sea. These would not have taken place if there the belief that the soul would be lost.

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      Mary Dawson - 23rd January 2024

      That’s WONDERFUL !!!! CLEARLY a sign from your son ! I’m on here because today I was cleaning the bedroom and had the stuff from the dresser on the bed when I heard a crackling noise and it was coming from the urn that the ashes of my man of 30 years were in. I thought I was losing my mind so I bent down closer and that’s where the sound was coming from!

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      Jacob A. - 28th July 2021

      Hi there everyone my cat passed in the last week of may
      2021 and I keep getting these corner of the eyes and feelings that my cat came back to me in my apartment in spirit and is still hanging around my apartment. like the first week after she died around the time I got her ashes back from the emergency animal hospital, they are in a box in my bed room. I felt her walk by the back of my head like on my neck area. In the same place where she usually to sleep on the back of the couch.then just a minute or so ago I feel like I saw here walk by the door near the front door of my apartment. Yesterday I moved this basket the she like to use to jump up on to a shelf near my bathroom to sleep on. So after what happened that I mentioned before this sentence, I decided to move it back into the same way it was before. Since I got the ashes back I have been getting vibes/feels that she is there on top of what I mentioned it weird feeling but I’m happy too.

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        kathleen O'Connell - 18th February 2022

        My boyfriend wife’s ashes is still in the house she passed 3 yrs now he does not believe her ghost is at large throwing thing down in the house and breaking things opening doors when there’s no one there I don’t know what to do I have been living there almost two years now.

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        Ritsa Vlahos - 9th October 2022

        Hey. I believe your pet is with you forever. My grandfather passed 2019 and i heard a loud loud knock on the window at around 10 30pm. The only thing about that is im on the 2nd floor. So i completely agree that your kitty is with you. My cat passed last sunday in the most traumatic way at a vet. I dont feel shes gone. I feel at peace because i just got her urn today. Im sorry about your loss because it just happened to me recently. So I promise that your kitty is with you.

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      Lee Gion Hades - 6th September 2023

      Burn your scriptures. Swear while doing it and walk backwards for 50 paces. Then cut finger and swat blood side to side running forward towards the ashes of them. And ask: Now show me the sign. Do it, or they will keep on me.

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    GodChild Blessings - 12th April 2021


    I LOST BOTH PARENTS AND I DO HAVE THERE ASHES. I also have a camera in my house that night vision and etc. I’m also SAVE & believe in the blood of JESUS! My home is sanctuary where I’m bless of not being tampered with bad energy from any source. I BEEN FAVOR AND BLESS TO RECEIVE MY PRAYER REQUEST EVERY TIME I NEED COMFORT AND UNDERSTANDING. Our God say, ask and you will receive in his will. DONT KNOCK IT UNTIL YOU TRY IT… I’m never judged mental.. I believe in NO Religion and I walk in loved as why JESUS died for your SINS & MINE.. BECAUSE I DO BELIEVE WITHIN IN JESUS CHRIST! MY TESTIMONY TO YOU FEOM ME… I’m unemployed and very confused to moved forward. I’m the only girl, no man, no kids, and I depend on GOD. My parents raised me to believe in GoD.. They was divorced and they die 2 weeks apart. I have seen bright little lights, ( sometimes flash ) I have seen energy shapes that look like my father where he sitting right where I’m at. My mother, I believe she’s a angel. I have never seen an Angel until the night my mother was preparing to get pretty for her funneral. (Basically Cremated) I went and came home and I was looking at my camera and seen a bulk fog coming from the kitchen to my room door. I WAS SCARED, I had to tell my self.. I only fear GOD and started taking pictures. My Cat seen it to as he creeps to see… (what was that, as I seen my cat in the camera) When I seen my Cat he notice and he looked and started meowing and alerting me in a calm way. So I made a decision to call my cat and open my door. My cat came to the door… when I open my door my cat was looking to the right and meowing. Like, I belong to her and she want me. Also I seen nothing and only felt good energy and understanding that it was only ment for me to see that and my mom just wanted let me know she okay and she will always be with me. So ladies and gentlemen when I’m confused or have a questioned. I pray for signs, signals, and request for dreams. Our God that gave his only begotten son to die for our sins JOHN 3:16. IF YOU HAVE A PURE HEART ABD RELATIONSHIP OF UNDERSTANDING FROM GOD.. I’m a witness.. HE DELIVERED ALWAYS IN HIS WILLED.. Trust him.. he taking care of me right now.. REMEMBER, I’m unemployed from a federal job. Which I’m in favor of wrongfully terminated.. In heritage my Lil brother that’s disabled and that’s in process in GOD wills.. I have traveled Lil bit around the world in the passed and been to places I never would imagine. Let GOD and go to the bathroom ask Jesus to come in your heart any where when you in distress. WATCH OUT FATHER WHO CREATED US… GOD! Delivered… JUST ASK & YOU WILL RECEIVE… Amen! Be careful love ones and godless… #God1stAlways

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      God child - 15th April 2021

      The Adrenaline writing this story.. miss and skip some words off my phone.. plz feel welcome to ask? I will explain… I do apologize… Godbless!

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        Angela - 11th June 2021

        I understood exactly what you said / wrote , don’t ever apologise for anything,,, you truly are such a beautiful soul, thank you for allowing me to read you’re beautiful story , god bless you always , with love and understanding xxx

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      Tam - 27th October 2021

      love your story..learned something

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    ANDREA Hoffman - 14th February 2021

    My husband has been dead since November of last year. He has been creamated ashes. Can he hear the living talk to him clealy word for word??

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      Richard Martin - 16th February 2021

      Dear Andrea
      I am afraid I wouldn’t know the answer and I don’t know who could ever know that with certainty, sorry.
      Kind regards

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        ANDREA Hoffman - 11th March 2021

        I just read your message, thank you for your information. I appreciate! It. Thanks.

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      Kelli - 17th February 2021

      My sister died and I showed my dog her urn (she was 15. On my birthday when she died two weeks before her 16th) and my dog started whimpering at her urn after perking her ears and looking interested

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        Marsheal - 22nd February 2021

        Animals can see feel spiritual beings as well as angles, an demons

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          Bianca kirby - 7th April 2021

          I have some of my gmas ashes. Does that mean her soul is in my house?

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      God child - 15th April 2021

      Pray and ask for his presence in your dreams

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      GB0153 - 21st August 2021

      Yes, he can hear you, feel you, see you. He can see your thoughts. Especially if you have his ashes.
      I hope he is in another dimension or in heaven. Spirits work for their loved ones they see the webs of entanglements much clearer. They must do good to reach a higher level closer to heaven. That’s how some are saints or angels. Some Spirits realize that they can feed on bad energy and so they taunt or become argumentative to feed on anger or resentment. They want to be in control because they don’t know how to do good..they may be mad they died.
      If your husband was kind and loving he will always guide you right. He will wait for you. Till its your time to cross over.

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    Makina - 17th December 2020

    I just lost a very good friend this past Monday and it was sudden cardiac arrest. I AM IN SHOCK and can not believe he is gone. This man helped me most of the 10 years I’ve known him and help d other people as well, he was a wonderful man and I will miss him deeply. I am grieving I haven’t slept for the last two nights and having those what it’s and regrets. Yesterday morning I got to go to his viewing to say good by. I did feel better being able to do that but right now I have many questions and want answers I’ll probably not ever get. Anyways last night I was just doing every cleaning around my place that I could cause it helps me with my grieving. But all of a sudden I could feel like a presences I even thought I saw a shadow a few times between my kitchen and living room and felt it follow me every time I go down the basement to finish laundry then when I was cleaning my kitchen counter the area where I was had darkened above be like it was hovering over me. This really scared me especially when it like move away and the light got a little brighter then darker when like something walked passed a light??? Idk but I got a little scared I started to pray. Could this be my friend? Or could it be a demon portraying to make me think it’s my friend? I am a Christian who has fell off the wagon for a long minute but recently been trying to pick myself back up. Ik what the bible says and what I learned and researched. In the bible it says our so stays with us and does not leave until the 2nd coming of christ and if u see spirits and they are actually demons that can take shape and form of loved ones? I bieve what the bible says but I can’t help not also believing other things. Maybe because I’m grieving and I want to believe that people we love or care about are still around us by spirit and can give us signs but also freaked out because it also could be a demon. Death sucks. All I can do is pray on it and do what God says to do in order to go to heaven serve him be born again follow commandments and ask for forgiveness and turn away from repeating same sins. And yes heaven and hell is very real. I pray for everyone who don’t beleive, that someone will be able to get those to open their eyes their ears and then their hearts. God bless everyone and peace to you all.

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      Joseph Hall - 24th December 2020

      I know what you mean about SHOCKED just this morning. Me and a friend was talking and he said something eerie and a objection flew across about 3 1/2 feet and hit him in the back and he looked back and forth really swiftly said “Then said: then stuff like that happens.” I turned around walking to the bedroom door said ” That’s not the half of it.

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    suzanna valentine - 16th July 2020

    I wish that were true. I have my daughters ashes in my living room along with all her personal things like mobile phone etc all with her in the corner. I haven’t had a sign or sense of her since she died xmas 2015 at 33 years. I was always such a believer but now that belief that there is an afterlife is fading i have to admit. I know she’d contact me if she could. The only odd thing in the last couple of weeks is i have found my cat sat in her corner around 1 foot in front of her urn just staring at it. This has happened a couple of times and i have no idea why the cat does it. I’m an atheist who always believed in an afterlife. To me it is more to do with different dimensions and nothing to do with any god and so often find myself adrift as most people who believe in the afterlife also believe in a god. There’s no real place for me to fit in, in that regard. I hope you’re right. I genuinely do because i haven’t moved on at all from 2015 and am filled with guilt and anger over everything. I ask every day for a sign just to give me some hope. I’m trying to be patient. One thing not too long after she died unexpectedly i thought i heard a whisper in my bedroom one night simply saying ‘help me’. That has frightened me ever since and has caused me a lot of distress. I hope it wasn’t her and was nothing and not really those words. It’s all really difficult.

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      Lainie - 8th August 2020

      I think the cat was looking right at your daughter sitting there. Animals see what we cannot. I just lost my son last month. He was only 26 and I found him unresponsive. I’m so sorry for your loss. I can certainly understand that you can’t move on. Even though people keep telling me that one day I will heal I really do not agree. Don’t ever give up on signs. It may be difficult for her to show you. Maybe that’s what she meant by “help me” or perhaps the energy in your home is not adequate. I will never give up

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        Manuel - 12th January 2021

        I’m sorry sorry for everyone love ones who pass I know how yall feel it’s hard and you think about the things when they were alive and dream about them, I say cause I recently lost my father and think about him all the times and it hurts me I dream about him and then wake up at 2 am in the morning crying it’s hard to let it go I love my dad to much

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          Angellica - 4th April 2021

          You need to be a little bit open to yourself, an really watch what’s goin on, my brother was killed on our family property, a year later my father passes away having a heart attack in the family lounge room, I am so scared but not’ there is so much activity in the house . They are around me all the time, after my husband an I are going through demestic violence, my family have done nothing than try an protect me , I feel’…. I feel so safe!

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        Theresa - 18th April 2021

        Your cat is giving you the sign as animals can see spirits so your daughter is around as my cat was the same after I lost my brother x

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      Maria - 2nd December 2020

      the only way you can help a soul is by prayer…

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        Annie - 13th December 2020

        That is your opinion. Please don’t push your religious beliefs on others, especially others who are grieving, We all feel more than enough pain and guilt and stress; please look into your heart and allow each of us to share our pain and experience without judgement. Thank you.

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        suzanna valentine - 11th April 2021

        I’m sorry but you state that as fact and it is not it is your personal belief. I don’t believe in a god. I do however, believe in an afterlife which was believed in as a concept long before christianity came about.

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      Tara - 5th January 2021

      Bless you, your cat stares, because she sees your daughter, believe me. They are soulful spiritual creatures that see all that we can’t.

      Give it time, and don’t give up. You may have missed little signs in the rush of life, but they do come.
      Keep an open mind, talk to your daughter, and let her know you would love to communicate with her. It won’t happen straight away, but as you do talk to her, the action itself will give you comfort. She will hear your words, of that I am certain.

      I have had many experiences in my home that are unexplained which I won’t go into, especially exactly 24 hours after my darling cat passed over.

      Your daughter wants you to be at peace, not hurting, so talk to her and tell her all your heart wants to say.

      Wishing you strength and that peace x

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      Thera Raio - 23rd February 2021

      I have finally found someone who believes the same as myself. Wow. I do not believe in God, but instead I believe that we are all energy lifeforms vibrating along different dimensions. I strongly believe in the paranormal/spirits/ghosts/shadow people/poltergeists, but not in heaven/hell. There is no God, just good and bad energy. This makes the most sense to me because the idea of a God comes just across as a myth to me, a story created by our ancestors to explain death. The idea of a God comforts people, as do praying and religious symbols, but it really makes no sense. If we think of ourselves as energy, neither created nor destroyed, then it truly explains a lot more than just a creation story involving God does.

      My 18 year old son died on January 10th of this year…just 4 weeks ago. He was found hanging in his closet of his grandparents home in Tempe, AZ where he went to college. I am in Tucson. My son died of accidental asphyxiation, he did not hang himself. I now have his urn in my living room surrounded by numerous personal affects. His grandparents also have 1/2 his ashes in an urn at their home, in his bedroom. My grief has been overwhelming, and it is worse now than when he first passed, which was really bad as well. I could swear I have smelled my son on 2 different occasions (he had a distinct odor, sounds weird but true) and I am really hoping that he comes to see me. I just want to see him. The pandemic kept me from being able to visit him, and even though we spoke by text frequently every week, I wasn’t able to see him for a full year. This fact tears at my heart, and I just want him to come see me. My heart and mind remain open to this possibility, and I will remain vigilant in looking for any signs that my handsome and amazing son has come to visit me.

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        Jan - 3rd March 2021

        My mum died suddenly 6 years ago, my Dad kept her ashes on a bookcase just in the box the undertaker put them in. He started putting paperwork on top of box which upset me greatly. I with his consent bought a wooden casket to her ashes in and moved to a small table in same room. He quickly moved them back and continues to cover with paperwork. Will her spirit be able to move on if kept at home. He’s undecided where he wants to put her ashes. In the past I’ve lost people but they have visited me in a dream to show they are ok. But I’ve never seen my mum, I feel maybe she’s unable to if her spirit hasn’t been able to move on.

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          GB0153 - 21st August 2021

          You can remove some ashes and release them where you feel her energy will reincarnate with grass flowers or trees. You can leave some ashes in there for him if you’d like. It sounds as if he is mad she left him. He may need to see a grieving counselor.

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        suzanna valentine - 11th April 2021

        I’m so sorry for your loss and for the awful time you are going through. Thank you for the lovely reply.

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      Darnell - 11th May 2021

      You said you don’t believe in god, I think this is the reason why you haven’t had any signs from your daughter Please give God a chance and watch what happens, you could alway go back to not believing but I doubt you will. Best of everything.

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    Mo - 15th July 2020

    Yes….. I have buried my neighbours ashes in his backyard as his last wish along with his wife’s ashes and dog. It was already spooky when the first two ashes was in the house as there was a lot of electrical faults and the bell would ring as normal. Me and my neighbour always said it was his beloved wife always present and near him so we would always say hello…. we also had this electrical fart machine and it would always set off by itself at the same hour or thereabouts every other so often days. Since the death of my neighbour I recently visited the house with another lady who wanted to view the house as it was in the market for sale. I took the women upstairs and she was stone cold and looked into the hallway almost gob smacked telling me she has seen a shadow of a tall shape figure… please explain that to me anyone

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      Mel - 29th July 2020

      I must say and mean no disrespect by saying this. My dad passed away last Friday and he loved the Lord I have peace in knowing that he is happier, healthy, younger, and no pain or sorrow to bear anymore. What gives me comfort is knowing that I will see him again. You say your an atheist and I must say that heaven and hell are real. There is 1 of 2 places where we will all spend eternal lives after this one here on this earth and I believe with every fiber of my being that if you ask the Lord to take away your guilt and anger and forgive all sins (because we all sin) and accept him as your Lord and Savior (because he died for our sins!) then you WILL see your daughter again and spend eternity in heaven. Please don’t miss that opportunity by not accepting Jesus. Hell is a real place. Jesus is coming back soon! I pray you will find Christ and see your daughter again. Without my faith I would have no peace at all but knowing that my dad went straight to heaven within a fraction of a second after he passed gives me that peace and hope. I wish the same peace and hope for you. Blessings

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        KATHY DECRESCENZO - 9th August 2020

        Amen Mel,

        There is only One way to get to Heaven and that is through The One who opened the narrow gate for us, and laid down His Life to cover all of our sins! I have lost many family members and by The Grace of God know they went straight To Paradise to Our Lords side. I would like to ask Suzanne a question, if you are an atheist, who are you praying for a sign from? I believe your eyes are being slowly opened to The Truth ( Jesus ) and That my friend is the only way to be with your daughter again. Don’t miss this chance, study Him, read about Him and I Promise He will draw you close and fully open your eyes. What do you have to lose? Yours in Christ, Kathy

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          Shelley - 15th October 2020

          You are in a cult created from myths and legends.
          You might as well be sacrificing virgins to a Volcano.
          I’m glad it comforts you.
          But leave the rest of us alone.
          Thank you.

          1. Richard Martin - 16th October 2020

            Personally I think whilst I may not agree with Kathy’s stance. Any objection to it, when it is not hurting anyone, would be intolerant. And I think there is to much intolerance in the world these days.

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      Susan Hamlet - 22nd October 2020

      I’ve had my late partner’s ashes in the house since he suddenly died in 2013.
      He died suddenly in the kitchen. Of a heart attack.
      I’m to sure about spirit’s and ghosts but I do sometimes feel him around.
      And I will always miss him.

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    Death - 25th April 2020

    There are no ghosts. In my belief system we believe that all living are in actuality spirits not the flesh. So to differentiate spirit from the flesh is rather naive and silly system of beliefs that many false religions tend to hold on to.

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      Sofia - 6th June 2020

      You simply have not had any encounters. My entire immediate family and I have stories that span two decades of multiple spirits following us from home to home. Unexplained experiences of touching, running,typing, laying on the bed with us. It has been non-stop in my life. I feel that people who shut these experiences down have yet to experience any encounters. I myself do not follow any religion but it now does make me believe in some afterlife.

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      Neva Yardum - 22nd June 2020

      My husband’s ashes are in a marble urn. Is his spirit able to be attracted to his ashes inside such a thick container? Should I take his ashes out of the container?

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    Marie - 10th December 2019


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      Richard Martin - 10th December 2019

      I appreciate that the ashes of someone’s deceased partner might be disconcerting. As to whether there is a spirit attached and this is both malevolent and causing an impact is, to my mind, doubtful. It is more likely to be circumstance and bad luck.

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        Lisa - 24th February 2020

        Hiya I recently lost my uncal about 2 years ago I am trying to connect with him again I’ve got his Ashe’s with me placed on my heart I’m just wondering if having his Ashe’s with me if there is more chance of getting frew to him

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          Richard Martin - 25th February 2020

          I am afraid I am not qualified in this area. Presumably a clairvoyant may be the right person to approach. Although I don’t know anything about this.

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      LilysMom - 31st July 2020

      Hi Marie, I was reading your thru words and I could feel your sadness. I think you really need to take these ashes alone in a room and have a heart to heart talk. Explain to his wife that you are not there to take away from his memories of her. Because of her you have a person who has great compassion and knows the meaning of love because he still cares for her. You only want to continue to make her husband happy the way she would have if she would have continued to live. Ask her to give to signs of how to make it work in her loving way and to give you strength to continue on as a couple. This way all the love you share is together. trust me you will feel like a burden is lifted when you give his wife a little hope she is not forgotten and you are all one. God Bless You and Watch over You All.

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    Taylor wilson - 20th November 2019

    my dad passed away in August of 2013 and want to know if he is here with me we were watching dancing with the stars the other night and this couple danced to Whitney Houstons I will always love you and I raised my hand and I looked up and felt my dads hand against mine so was just curious if he is still here with me

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      Richard Martin - 21st November 2019

      Dear Taylor
      Thank you for sharing. Honestly, I don’t know. We all experience loss differently. And no one can say with absolute certainty what awaits us. I do hope you found comfort in his presence.
      Best wishes

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    Nisa Alvarez - 27th September 2019

    So i have a question. My daughter was killed back in 2014. I never got closure as in her cause of death. Her father had her creamated and we had split the ashes. Since then ive been smelling rotten meat roam around my home. I relocated across the country and i still smell it. I still have her ashes in my room and on a charm necklace i take everywhere. Is she trying to communicate with me?

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      Richard Martin - 30th September 2019

      Dear Nisa
      I am sorry to hear this. I have never heard of ashes causing a smell and I would suspect that the ashes are not the cause in this case either. One way to test is to remove the ashes for a while, place them in different safe location and see if the smell still persists.
      Kind regards

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      Jerry Smith - 9th October 2019

      My dad passed in 2017 and i smell burned tobacco cause my dads ashes are in my front room, but if i take his ashes out and salt my doorways and then take his ashes back in, the smell is gone. It only last about three days though

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    Marci - 29th June 2019

    My best friend died I have her ashes in my front room. However with her belongs I got her moms ashes to. She been up stairs for about 5 years. She was not a positive person and had some mental disorders. I have been in chronic pain go 19
    Years and 2 recent more surgeries. However I just realized how much my health has gone down in the last 5 years. Something inside me keeps telling me to get rid of my best friends moms ashes. They were never close and had a bad relationship. What do you think?

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      Richard Martin - 4th July 2019

      Dear Marci
      I am afraid I am unable give direct guidance in such matters. One thought might be to reunite the ashes with a relative? If there is no relative to pass them on to, the decision is yours and if you do decide to scatter then it may well be wise to contact one of her friends to help and advise.

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    Vicky gartshore - 6th June 2019

    I want to know if my dogs spirit is with me he was 2 and a half years old when he died 5 weeks ago me and my partner are a mess I cry every day and all we want is to be with him again

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      Richard Martin - 6th June 2019

      Dear Vicky
      I am not qualified to answer that, however losing a pet can be extremely traumatic – this page is extremely helpful
      I hope this helps
      Kind regards

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    Roxanne - 2nd July 2018

    Will the spirit of your dogs come into the house if you have their ashes for over a year even if you have your 4 pets ashes side by side on a cabinet and their stuff with them on the cabinet?

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    Li Nanao - 2nd April 2018

    A few things- it’s extremely uncommon for a dog to have a heart attack. I asked my vet when my dog passed suddenly. I have ashes in my home and am a “sensitive” unfortunately. I say un fortunately because it isn’t somthing I welcome but runs in my family. I’ve never felt someone’s presence in a home just because their ashes were present and they won’t attract other spirits into your home. It’s true it is a personal artifact of that person but so is an item they loved like a pipe, doll, gun etc. That is more likely to cause that spirit to attach or attract to it. I’ve walked into empty homes and felt unpleasant energy including airforce hospitals. So don’t fear having ashes. I would not keep the ashes of someone I didn’t love dearly and who wasn’t a positive person. Negative energy is bad. Just scatter or entomb them. If you feel something that makes you un easy…burn dried sage u every room of your house. I keep my dog’s ashes on my book case in my room with some of them sewn into a stuffed animal of his likeness..including his fur..a lock of my hair and a drop of blood. I don’t advise you do this with a human….but with pet it’s fine. It can bring you comfort and help you to feel close with them. I suggest if just having a loved ones ashes in your home freaks you out even a little then don’t keep them. I hope that helps some…and stay AWAY from ouija boards and spirit, communication devices

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    Colleen Cade - 8th February 2018

    My dog had a heart attack and passed away. I had him 13 years. I had him cremated. I’m getting his ashes today. I thought I felt his presence but now I dont. Is he here with me? I’m hoping it’s not just wishful thinking?
    Colleen Cade

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      Karen Martin - 9th February 2018

      I’m so sorry to hear about your dog Colleen. We have a free Pet Bereavement Guide on our sister site My Pets Ashes that you might find useful, all you need to do is to fill in your address on this form and we’ll pop one in the post. Take care, Karen

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    Gregory Russell - 29th December 2017

    I have cremated remains of both my uncle, and my grandmother, in my home. I also have necklace charms with my grandmothers cremains. It was both of their wishes, in life, to be cremated, and to be in my care. I also have cremation remains (considered to be a Buddhist artifact; I am a Buddhist) of a Buddhist Holy man, in my home (to sit with other Buddhist holy objects). All are kept in complete respect, and given my care for them. There is nothing to fear by keeping human cremains. It is true, these cremains are a beacon for their spirits, but not meant to distract or imprison their souls. These family cremains may be scattered at sea in the future, if it is the wish of my mother (she keeps the other half of both family members). Eventually, these cremains would have no meaning to future generations, so scattering into the sea, where life originated from, is a beautiful reunion. Don’t fall into all the fear, ans supernatural nonsense; If you are contemplating such a question, you know the answer is found within your heart. Go with your heart.

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      Richard Martin - 3rd January 2018

      Thank you for that Gregory, a great answer from a Buddhist perspective – thank you so much

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    Tracey Morrison - 19th December 2017

    I just have a question if you open the urn of your loved one will there spirit leave your house and you .

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      Richard Martin - 19th December 2017

      It depends on your belief system, eastern religions tend to think the spirit stays with the ashes until the a cleansed in water (a little simplistic perhaps). Other might suggest the spirit will stay associated with a place and therefore the presence of the ashes is not that critical, therefore simply opening the urn will not ‘release’ the spirit. This is obviously open to interpretation.

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