posted on Sep, 27 2007 @ 02:57 AM
I was watching a documentary the other day about WW2 and Winston Churchill. It was on in the background... but I was listening to it.
Now apparently during WW2 Churchill had on his "War Cabinet" a General (from South Africa I believe) called Smuts. Nothing too special in another
bloke wearing braid and broaches and uniform, I know but there was a minor event I heard mentioned in passing got me thinking.
After D-Day Churchill went to visit his troops near the front-line. The immediate area had been swept clean of enemy troops a day or so earlier and
the area was secured....they obviously wouldn't want to take chances, with the Brit Prime Minister there as a trophy.
As they went to go into a building for a meeting, General Smuts said he could "smell" Germans nearby. The associated security staff said all was
swept and clear and that there were no enemy about. But Smuts insisted that there were definitely enemy about, he could smell them and that he always
could. Anyway they went into the meeting and no incident was reported.
However, a couple of days later two young German Paratroops emerged from some bushes nearby. They had been cut off from their unit and held up,
secretly until they realised that turning themselves in would be better than being found.
It was mentioned in passing, as a kind of matter of fact thing in the documentary...but I found it quite amazing. I have looked on the Internet but so
far have found nothing about Smuts and his psychic smell ability.
Now I have had two thoughts about this:
1) Years ago I can remember hearing that some Asian peoples could smell westerners because of a smell of "stale milk" they emanated. Is it possible
that Smuts could smell Bockwurst, Sauerkraut or something from the German Paratroopers. (I am not stereotyping or trying to be humorous here!!)
2) Or did he have a "sixth sense" that allowed him to detect danger?
It makes me wonder how many other people had similar potential...
Your thoughts people?