posted on Jan, 21 2008 @ 04:50 PM
I think it's definitely possible for what you're saying to occur.
My sense of smell is generally horrible due (mostly) to my deviated septum. My allergies and sinus issues are more pronounced due to the
deviation, and I can hardly ever smell anything. I can smell some things, though, that it seems not many others can.
The slightest scent of blood turns my stomach. My husband was cooking ribs once, and still had the plastic wrap that was around the meat sitting in
the sink. I could smell the blood on it, and couldn't even stand to be in the kitchen. Nobody else smelled it, except my mom, and then only when
she got really close to it. I also can usually tell when other women have their period (which is really freaking gross) because I can smell it
faintly. Not on everyone, though. And it's not just with people that might have poor hygiene, because I have later asked others if they could smell
it, and they could not.
Similarly, I cannot stand to go near the casket at a funeral. I can smell the embalming fluids, even though others say that they do not notice any
smell. I've thought I was just crazy for smelling this, but then once or twice I have other people comment that they have experienced the same thing
at different funerals.
I think that everybody is different. Just like how some people can hear tones that others can't, or how some people are colorblind, or how people
have different allergies. I think it's kind of the same thing.
Definitely possible. Glad I can't smell what you're talking about.