Because this happened at Mass I will post here.
Very strange occurrence at Saturday Mass yesterday.
I was overpowered by intense odors. This is very
unusual for me…never happened before.
First was perfume smell so strong I needed to leave
for a few minutes. Later a mothball smell, While on
way to communion the odor was a strong farm field
odor, as if just sprayed with manure. I am not being
disrespectful of Our Lord here, this actually was the
I need glasses for reading (but I try to get by without
them often). My hearing is acute – I notice any little
sound from anywhere. But odors have not affected me
like this. All of the odors at Mass yesterday were very
strong and have NEVER occurred before.
I’m not trying to make a religious deal out of this incident
but it sure is strange. I couldn’t help but wonder if anyone
else smelled anything but was afraid to ask (think I’m weird).
When I returned inside the church from the perfume smell
I sat in a different area…going slowly to find a “safe” spot.
This was right before the Gospel reading, all were standing, so
I was inconspicuous.
A man motioned for me to sit where I was before but I told
him “someone doused themselves in perfume, I need to move.”
About 8 rows farther back I found a spot and this same man
approached me after mass…he is bothered by perfume smell
too but couldn’t smell anything. Very strange.
So, have you ever had any odd or strange experiences at Mass?