Monday, December 5, 2011

Paranormal Pets

This is a re-post of an article moved from our main website to our blog.

- Psychic Pets -

It is scientifically proven that animals have certain senses that are well above and beyond that of a human. Some examples of theses animal senses are: the dog’s sense of smell, the cat’s vision in the dark, and the bat’s use of echolocation, all of these things would be considered superhuman in our species. Since many animals have more heightened senses than us humans its no wonder that we believe that animals may have psychic abilities.

Take for example animals and earthquakes: Seismologists have been tying to predict earthquakes for years but so far have come up short on finding a reliable method. Numerous reports have shown that household pets often begin to act uneasy or restless just days before an earthquake strikes. A Geologist by the name of Jim Berkland has actually predicted several earthquakes in part based on unusually high numbers of lost or missing pets in a particular area. Perhaps animals can sense the vibrations from the movement of the earth before we humans can, thus making their restlessness a warning sign of things to come.

Other great examples of pets with extraordinary abilities are animals that can predict or detect oncoming epileptic seizures in humans. Then there is the story of a cat who resides in a nursing home in Rhode Island who can predict death. This cat, named Oscar, has predicted about 50 deaths within the nursing home by curling up next to the person during their final hours of life.

Then there is this question: If animals can sense things we can't, can our pets sense or even see ghosts? It seems possible that our pets can see the things we can not considering the many other mysterious things they have the ability to sense. Those who claim their home is haunted often remark of a family pet reacting to something they seem to be seeing but their owner does not. Most reports of such animal behavior involve the pet acting strangely and out of character often reacting in fear or defense. Many people believe that their pets have some sort of extrasensory perception or sixth sense, however, what may seem like psychic-like abilities in our pets may simply be their natural abilities and behaviors that just exceed our own

- Ghost Pets -

Our pets make us happy, they are playful and fun, they listen to us when we need someone to talk to and they comfort us in times of sadness. For many people, their pets have become a part of the family, and in some cases a pet may be the only family a person has. We have a strong connection to our pets from hamsters to horses and everything in between; humans have formed an inseparable bond with the animals in their lives.

When a beloved pet dies it can be like losing a member of the family, the loss of that companionship can be overwhelming, and the grief can be intense. Just as we may question what happens to our loved ones after they die, we often wonder what happens when our pets die. A popular poem suggests that our beloved pets go to a place called Rainbow Bridge, a heaven-like place for animals.

But many stories of seeing, hearing or feeling the presence of their departed pet begs the question what if our pets can come back in a ghostly form? With so many tales of pet owners believing that their furry friend has returned to them in the afterlife, it is difficult to dispute so many claims. Stories claim pets have come back in spirit form to save their owners from deadly situations, others have claimed to sense the presence of their pet curling up next to them in bed. Whether you believe in ghosts or not there is no disputing the amazing bond we have with our pets. And who knows, our connection with our animals may just be so strong that sometimes they remain by our side even after death.

Below I have included a few links to some stories of ghost animals and supernatural pets; the first one in particular is the story of a spirit horse. I have always had a fascination with and love of horses my whole life, as has my daughter.

Ghostly Animal Links:

Melissa - HPIR Founder

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