A recent poll revealed that almost half (43%) of Americans who own pets believe that their pets are psychic, especially for danger. This comes as no surprise – folklore has long credited animals with having an almost-supernatural ability to predict danger or interact with the hidden levels of reality.
The Village Voice reports:
According to a recent AP- Petside.com poll, 43% of American pet owners believe their pets have a sixth sense that is particularly in tune during times of trouble…
In addition to the original statistic (43% of American pet owners believe their pet to be psychic, especially when their owner might be in trouble), 64% of those polled believe their pets to hide in a safe place when foretelling an impending danger (i.e. earthquakes, fires, seizures – yes, seizures – etc.). 56% reported their pets cried, 52% stated their pets became hyperactive, and 36% found that their pets barked or meowed persistently — all, of course, warnings to the owner that doom was to follow.
What do you think – are your pets psychic? Have you witnessed psychic phenomena around or involving animals?