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Are there spiritual implications to hearing bells no one else hears?

On October 1 2008 I was eating lunch alone and heard bells ringing.The sound was carried on the breeze.The nurse said it may be ringing in the ear but I know what I heard. Another person implied schizophrenia. Another suggested it may have a spiritual meaning.The bell sounded like a tolling[first impression] or an alarm during an emergency or danger.It happened around 1:00- 1:30 p.m. and it reminded me of my Catholic parochial and high school days when we said the Angelus.Anyone know what I am talking about? I suspect I was the subject of a table topic discussion later as a youth approached me and questioned me about the meaning behind someone hearing bells no one else heard. I had mentioned it to several staff members and a Guidance Counselor as well as the nurse. The Guidance Counselor admonished me to be prayer vigilant whenever I reported for work.But, he did not expound the idea or implication. Someone said that in some religions, bells are used to summon spirits.What do you think,especially since no one else claimed to have heard them? The ringing lasted at least five minutes so it could not be ignored.Recently I attended a church service and an ancient clock rang out the time with bells. It was the first time I had heard that clock.Any ideas about the spiritual meaning or implication?


    • Tinnitus is actually a different scenario, it can change in intensity and type, but you don’t just hear a couple of bell like sounds very clear, nothing like a sound that people with tinnitus hear. Then you don’t hear that sound again for years, so there is no way you hear two tiny bell sounds once in 5 years, and call it a tinnitus especially if two people heard it at the same time, that one time and never again.

  1. Not everything in heaven and earth is of a scientific nature ie tinnitus or schizo personalities. sometimes you have to be open to the idea there are more things we know nothing of, than we know. The more you THINK you know, the less you REALLY know. I am a medical professional and have witnessed things that are not of this world. Don’t be a flat earth society member, there are greater things and I wouldn’t have believed it had I not seen with my own eyes and heard with my own ears.

    • Yeah, I am a nurse by profession a 4 year college graduate, then one year med school too and studied sciences all my life but stuff still spooks me. I feel something brushing against my face but there is no wind or any air movement in the house. A pigeon came to my yard once and stayed on my head for two hours, wouldn’t fly off, he wasn’t scared of me or my dog or my cats. When I had to go in the house to use the washroom he flew on the roof age and waited for me to come out, and landed on my head again. My neighbors took a photo. Then at exactly 7 pm he flew off and I have never seen him again. He never once pooed on me. I was working in the garden and when I bent he went back towards my neck to hang onto my clothes, then when I straightened he came right on top of my head again. How weird is that ?!

  2. I’ve been experiencing the same thing in my house, but I’m not the only who has heard them. I agree with Jen, you have to see it or hear it yourself to believe it.

  3. No I heard it today too. You are not crazy. I just was going through a breakup and was praying to God and heard bells ringing. I was reading my devotion book “Jesus calling” and it read “I am with you” heavens bells peal with the promise of God’s presence. Some people never hear those bells because they are earthbound and closed to God. Others hear the bells only once or twice in their lifetime in rare moments of seeking God above all else. I believe you because it happened to me this morning and was searching to see if anyone else had this amazing experience!

    • Dec 9 2016 For the past week I have heard bells ringing numerous times, nearly everyday. It was mostly in my home when I was in different parts of the house. I search for a physical cause of this sound but nothing. I even heard it in my car, in both cars ( I have 2 cars ). The sound is distinct and not coming from my head. What does it mean ? I can find no natural cause for this event.

  4. I have heard bells also…it was at a time I was constantly seeking God and under great spiritual warfare. It was a tolling of the bells that was a bit unsettling. I attribute it to the Holiness of God. I have found peace and rest in Jesus Christ…

  5. God has gave me a gift of prophecy through dreams and visions. I have the gift of the holy spirit and is able to ,speak in unknown tongues. I dreamed of the rapture heard the trumpet sound. Today I kept hearing the chimes. At my two different jobs. I waiting to hear from GOD it got my attention

    • In dream state I heard small bells ringing, In my dream I stood up and in our doorway to our family room there was small silver bells (like chime bells) hanging half way I was so confused about it, I walked to the kitchen window, lifted the blinds and saw out cars were not there the door outside is open and driveway is like a dust road, … and I saw a yellow and red (whoolf) lawn mower… but still the bells is the strangest… Eventually I woke up at 4 checked at the window our cars is there on the paved driveway and the garage door is closed…

  6. LornaFebruary 2,2016
    Around 4am.in the morning i woke up and tried to go back to sleep.The window is slightly open,Suddenly the bells outside hanging on the tree was ringing it was five little bells tied on a rope all the way down and produced a musical sounds.I listened carefully it was no wind its so quiet apart from the sounds of the bells chimes.it lasted about 3 minutes-i wondered,and after it stop its quiet then i heard wind blowing from the outside and i questioned myself that why the bells did not make a sounds when this time its windy,i tried to go back to sleep and fall asleep.<3

  7. Today I have experienced this miracle also. I had been praying the Rosary and after I had finished praying I clearly heard bells ring. Like the sound from a small bell. I looked around the house to see if something could have made that sound and I came up with nothing. I have experienced tinnitus and I know what kind of ringing that makes. This bell ringing was not tinnitus. I believe it’s God’s way of saying “I hear you and I am with you. Believe it or not, I am a true believer that God is working for us not against us and he wants us to know that he is there every step of the way.

  8. In most places,when you hear bells. It means you will die very soon. It could also mean someone near or dear to you will. However, in most cases it is one’s death.

  9. 7.a.m this morning, I heard a big bell rang 3times and the weird thing is we have no! Catholic Church around here. So I was understanding that God has chosen me to be of him. Question is?? What’s my next move Lord God,,. I’m a sinner trying to do it right. By GOD ‘s will when ever he talks to me. I’ll be here awaiting him and his plans for my life’s new challenge and changes. Amen.

  10. If I were reading Peter Pan then there might have been an explanation for what I heard.
    Three r
    Times in a row bells must have been bunched together and I only heard it one time.
    I think it was near dawn but gave me to thinking what it truly was.
    Today alone at home I heard clearly someone say hello…no one in or outside my home.
    It didn’t frighten me but am truly wondering why me?

  11. Have also recently heard bells ringing.No exspaination made sense. Have always had an open mind. Believe it is very possible( in today’s times) it is a sign of the coming days ahead. 7/19/16. Have the strongest feeling our world as we know it is about to change drastically. Yet I am not afriad. Believe all will be well for all those who believe in God and have goodness in their hearts. Of course I could elaborate more. Just don’t want to write a book here.

  12. On several occasions lately I have been walking alone, waking from a dream or with friends and I hear these tiny bells, they are gentle and tinkling, I think of them as fairy bells(Not because I think of them as being rung by fairies!) They at melodious and seem to start off trying to play a tune and then an actual tune appears, when I hear them I am full of pleasure, it really is a joy and I wonder if you should question something that feels so charming and pleasant, but I am only human and I do. I have relatives who have tinnitus and they say that there is no relief from it they say that the noise is like a ringing in their ears not outside like mine and certainly not pleasant, it honestly makes me feel wonderful. If anyone has a similar experience I would love to hear it, especially if they have an idea what it meant for them. Best Wishes Paul

    • Hi Paul, it was really interesting and helpful to read your comment.
      I had a similar experience in my home, 3 days ago and came across this site after doing an internet search and what you describe is maybe the closest to what I heard.
      It was just to my left, close by my side and sounded like a very small bell being rung, just briefly : dinga-linga-linga-linga-ling.
      Which was a bit strange to say the least.
      I then went in to my kitchen, reached up in to a cupboard for something and had the oddest sensation of a sudden, small, rush of air against the left side of my face, like the movement of air, as if someone had just blown on my cheek, or something had just whizzed past me.
      I looked to my left, towards the window, to see my red, Perspex ‘hearts’ mobile, that is hanging there, gently twisting from side to side and just to be clear, all windows and external doors were closed, they are double-glazed and there are no draughts. This mobile usually just hangs there, motionless, unless the windows are open.
      Also, for the sake of clarity and to address what others have said on here, I do have tinnitus and this was Nothing like that at all, they are entirely different things and as any fellow tinnitus sufferers can confirm, those particular sounds are very obviously internal and Constant.
      Whereas this ‘bells’ experience was most definitely external and momentary.
      I also felt quite calm and peaceful throughout this fairly peculiar experience, rather than spooked or freaked out by it.
      Anyway, just thought I’d add to this rather intriguing/fascinating discussion, just in case any of it resonates with anyone else.
      Love and Light, Mx

      • Yes, I’ve heard the bells recently for the first time ever. 2 weeks prior I made my first confession at a Catholic Church and received a blessing for me and my family. I considered this as part of the blessing..

    • I just searched this as I was in bed nine pm and heard lovely chime like bells in distance and it was beautiful
      Strange isn’t it
      Perhaps a loved one x

    • I hear a soft bell ringing too. As I’m waking up from sleep. Not sure if it’s waking me up or not. It’s the type of bell your mom would give you when you have a sore throat or hear in Church during the communion blessing. I think it’s a good thing.

  13. I was sad I couldn’t sleep because some guy earlier made an ugly comment to me.so I guess I was still down from it so I was still a wake when I heard a bell ring like once.it 2:38am and I heard near my feet or my sister’s feet a beds are right by each other. Idk what means.

  14. It’s not tinnitus I’m an Lon and if I were hearing ringing constantly I would say yes it’s tinnitus but I’m not I hear it only once in a while and it’s only one Bell at a time.

  15. My mother died December 27. On the 24th I sat by her bedside and I heard bells. My husband said he heard nothing. Since my 2 sisters and my Brother in law has heard them too. I would love to think it was an angel.

    • I am freaking out now, because I have relatives all over the world, and keep thinking that something will happen. Since both my husband and I heard it, it is real. There was no technology on at home and no wind so the wind chimes didn’t move. We also have no one else living with us. My husband is 81 and has a heart disease, now I am really worried. I have never heard anything like it, they were tiny bell like sounds one minute apart. On 14th of March we also started hearing some sort of fluttering sounds like a wind in our chimney except there was no wind. It happened several times already and last night it happened at midnight, then again at 4 am and then just after 10 am right before we heard the bell sound. My loved one died 17 years ago and today is his birthday. Spooky !!!

  16. I found this post because I was trying to see what my own case ment, but I haven’t found any direct answers (if anyone could help me out here I would fully appreciate it). Last night I stayed awake until very late, at exactly 4am I heard three bell chimes (they sounded like ones you would get on an old fashioned clock or in a church). My dad, who was awake said he heard nothing and there was no alarms set for 4am. My windows were shut and they sounded like they came from outside my door. This isn’t my first experience in this house, maybe I’m making something out of nothing?

    • A few nights ago I heard bells. There was only two bells back to back. I looked up stairs and down to try and see exactly where it was coming from. It was coming from down stairs where I was reading. Because it went on for a long time I took out my phone to see how long it was in-between repeating itself. It took 39 sec before it would repeat itself. The next night it happened again this time it sounded like it was coming from one side of the room and then a little bit later it was on the other side, my room is very large so I could tell it had moved. This went on for maybe a few minutes. Then a different bell went off on the other side of the room the same time the first one sounded on the other sides of the room. That’s the only way I could tell that there was two of them. It all stopped shortly after that. My thoughts are that they were angles and the last one came to get the first. These are just my own thoughts, some may interpret it a lot different.

    • Idk but this happened to me today. It is 1/29/2018 today. Earlier at exactly 5:15 A.M I heard faint church bells. I didn’t think too much of it at all until I listened to it. The bells stopped so I moved on with what I was doing. A couple minutes later I hear it again but louder and right when it started. It startled me sort of. I pushed it to the side and stood up to open my door to find out where the bells sound might be coming from. THE BELLS STOPPED IMMEDIATELY! THEN THEY STARTED IMMEDIATELY AGAIN WHEN I SAT DOWN! The Holy Spirit struck me like lightning and called my by thunder. I began to cry out to the Lord for he convicted my heart and I felt like a prophecy has been fulfilled or that it was a warning message for me from the Lord.

  17. I heard an old church bell 3 times, 5 minutes after i heard it again except it was so much deeper than when i first heard it so i went to go look (it was 12:43 am) nothing i went back inside and heard it again. anyone know what it is?
    (I am not near any boats,planes,churches, or bells.)

  18. I started hearing spirit bells around the same time my father did. He had terminal cancer at the time and he said he had started hearing them because he knew his time was up. My father was very psychic but chose to never develop. Not strange considering he was born in the 1930’s and a scientist. The bells are still with me four years on… Not daily but when I hear them I just see them as a gentle memento mori and hello from Heaven.

  19. I heard the bells ring awhile ago and my daughter was in the room too and I asked from her, did you hear that? She said “Hear what? I didn’t hear anything”… Now I know what it was. I have been going through a lot and I have been spiritually awakening (transition).5 years and now I feel the love of God and Angels are constantly guiding me…
    Sorry my engl. Is not my native language!
    Anyway I know this is a sign from God that you are loved by God and doing the right thing and you are safe!
    Don’t believe anyone who says it’s sickness or someone going to die, no. It’s God.

    • I agree! I had lost my entire family over an 8 year period and have been going to church and praying to Blessed Mary. I recently prayed for my brother who committed suicide and a priest prayed for his forgiveness. 2 weeks later, I heard bells in my left ear.. then saw my brothers face and he was smiling. God blessed my family and forgave my brother. I think he was finally forgiven.

  20. i have been having this experience recently for the past couple of weeks. I walk into my bathroom after waking in the middle of the night. As soon as i opened the door I would hear a bell go off, like hitting a triangle. I looked all over to see what could’ve made this sound, but found no reasonable cause. It has continued even last night, around 10 pm wide awake I was in my bathroom to clearly hear this bell again and then again in the middle of the night. I have been a christian for over 35 years with many spiritual encounters, but this is a very different undeniable experience. I am always alone when this happens and told my children I wish they were around when it happens because it is very distinct audibly.

    • Both my husband and I heard two tiny rings, like on a bell in stores when you call for a store help to come up front. No laptops, tablets or anything else was on. All the windows and doors were closed. The only thing I could think of is that my loved one died on this same day 17 years ago. I also kept thinking of the “Its a Wonderful Life” movie where Jimmy Stewart said : When the bell rings, an angel gets its wings !

  21. i have been having this experience for the past couple of weeks. after waking I walk into my bathroom in the middle of the night. As soon as i open the door I hear a bell go off, like hitting a musical triangle. I looked all over the room to see what could’ve made this sound, but found no reasonable cause. It has continued even just last night, around 10 pm wide awake I was in my bathroom and clearly heard this bell again and then again in the middle of the night. I have been a christian for over 35 years with many spiritual encounters, but this is a very different undeniable physical experience. I am always alone when this happens and told my children I wish they were around when it happens because it is very distinct audibly.


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