When I looked up, I saw what could best be described as something dissolving in the air in front of me. As if someone had been there and vaporized when I looked. I could definitely feel a presence. One day, inside the house itself, I could smell patchouli oil. I hadn't used any patchouli and no one had been in the house but me. I could also smell what I can only describe as the scent of a woman. This was more of an astral scent, an odor that can be felt as well as smelled. I decided to smudge the house and then went to walk my dogs down the country lane in front of the property. It was night time. I was gone for about half an hour and started down the dirt road when I could swear I heard the sound of a woman's voice laughing derisively in the woods just behind my house. The sound gave me goosebumps. I could find no one there and no sign of anyone having been there. I decided to do more investigating that weekend. I went out to the barn at night to see what I could 'pick up'. It was a clear night and in the Hill Country you can see the stars and planets much easier and feel them much closer than you can in the cities. It is also very easy to see meteor showers from this area. I stood near the barn, underneath a tree for awhile until I could see a mist floating overhead. It circled the tree and floated off to the right side of my peripheral vision. When I turned and noticed the mist, it disappeared by floating away out of sight. I tried to perceive what I could psychically and the year 1836 popped into my head. I could also feel the presence of a man but he wasn't wearing flannel. I could feel the presence of buckskin. I could also perceive what could best be described as a 'fold' in the time space continuum in the area near the top of the tree near the barn. I know this sounds amazing, but psychometrists know how to perceive things like this which might be intangible to others. Sometimes spiritual entities appear as a mist, sometimes they appear as an egg shape, discernible as a slight film or glow on the atmosphere floating around you. Sometimes a psychometrist can smell things and hear things like music coming through a veil. Often it can be difficult to decipher the difference between imagination and perceived reality. Many times it is easy to explain away what at first seems to be paranormal by thinking that maybe your imagination was playing tricks on you. Sometimes the things which seem to be most obvious at first can later on be explained away by more practical considerations.