Psychic Readings | Psychic Animals
As a professional psychic I take pride in my psychic readings. As a pet owner, however, I have to admit that my abilities may be outdone by the animals we share this planet with, Psychic Animals. Have you ever had the feeling that your pet dog or cat – or even bird – knows what you’re thinking? Observant pet owners know their animals well and can predict how they will react to certain stimuli but when animals react to our thoughts rather than our cues, our relationship to them is of a different order. And when they react to our thoughts at a distance and with no way to identify us through their physical senses, we have entered the realm of the psychic animal. The question is how do they do it? Are they able to “hear” our thoughts – “Hmmm. Tugger needs a bath…”? Or do they “see” our thoughts – “Uh-oh. Tub! Bath! Run!”? Or do they “read” subtle changes in our auras that they have learned to connect with certain events, like feeding time or baths or “walkies”? As long as they can see us, we can “get” that they are picking up something from our demeanor but many animals “know” what their owners are thinking or even just “intending” when the owner is many miles distant from the pet. In these cases there is no physical signal to “read” yet the animal “knows” that its owner is on the way home. Ok, so where’s the proof?
Psychic Readings | Psychic Animals
The apparent psychic abilities of animals come as no news to their owners but scientifically testing so-called psychic animals is a whole other matter. The sad truth is that most conventional scientists are terrified to be associated with anything that smacks of the “psychic” despite the fact that psychic phenomena pervade human life. However, there are a few scientists who are willing to brave the disapproval of colleagues in order to investigate neglected areas of human experience and reveal their findings. Biochemist and biologist Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is that kind of scientist: endlessly curious, unafraid of criticism, rigourously conscientious in designing experiments that are subjected to intense analysis and statistical evaluation, and modest in reporting all of the results, not just the ones that validate his hypotheses. Because he forsook laboratory research for research in ‘the real world’, he is considered a maverick, even a ‘heretic’ by professional ‘de-bunkers’ who claim to represent ‘real science’. De-bunkers will be the focus of a later article so for now we are going to concentrate on Dr. Sheldrake’s (Cambridge and Harvard in case you’re wondering about his credentials) 20 years of research on human/animal telepathy.
Psychic Animals: Dogs That Know…
Dr. Rupert Sheldrake wondered whether, when there were thousands of people around the world reporting incidents of animal psychic ability, there wasn’t something more than ‘co-incidence’ or ‘psychological projection’ going on. So he devised experiments to test the hypothesis: Do animals react at the moment their owners decide or, when they actually begin, to travel homeward?
To test the hypothesis that animals could telepathically connect with their owners and know when they were coming home at randomly chosen times and in unfamiliar vehicles, Sheldrake filmed both dogs and owners. The owners had left their houses and traveled 7 kilometres away whilst cameras in their homes filmed their dogs’ movements. The owners would then be filmed on their excursion. One of the experiment participants filmed by a Dutch TV crew, Pam Smart of Manchester, U.K., was filmed whilst she spent several hours walking, window shopping, having tea, etc. with a member of the experimental team whose pager was randomly programmed by a computer to signal when it was time to go home. No one – not even the experimenters – knew when the pager would go off.
At Pam’s home, cameras followed the movements of her dog, Jaytee, during her absence. When the time-stamp record of the pager was compared with the time-stamp record of the videotape of the dog, it showed Jaytee roused himself from sleep and went to a window to look out within seconds of the owner getting up and starting to look for a taxi. This is crucial information: the owner had not yet started on her homeward journey, she had merely started to look for a cab: the dog was picking up on her intention to return home.
Psychic Animals: Consistent Experimental Results
In over a hundred tests with Jaytee and other subjects, the dogs also reacted a second or two before their owners began to move indicating that the animal was sensing the INTENT of the owner to come home. When the owner neared the residence but before alighting from whatever vehicle was being used, the animal would go to the door and wait with tail wagging for the owner to appear. The number of times this happened as both owner and dog were recorded far exceeded the probability of it happening purely by chance – which, by the way, would be 25%.
“… more than 100 videotaped experiments with Jaytee…were time-coded and scored“blind”. Adopting the methodological controls as described in a study by Wiseman et al in their attempts to replicate these results (1998), Sheldrake & Smart found that Jaytee was at the window 4% of the time during the main period of her owner’s (Pam’s) absence and 55% of the time when she was returning.” Chance would predict 25%. Hence, the 55% result was astronomically beyond “chance” and highly significant and these results were received with other animals under the same conditions. Clearly, some animals -like some humans – are psychic.
You can watch the video of the Sheldrake experiment with Jaytee and Pam Smart HERE
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