Dogs, ESP, and the Paranormal

Does your dog have ESP?

There is an interesting website I came across today – testing your dog for specific extrasensory perception skills.

Excerpt from the above linked website: “Do you and your dog have a special connection? Does your dog seem to know when you’re coming home, even at odd hours? If so, your dog will be a great candidate for our experiment, and our $1,000 prize offered to dog owners who successfully participate.”

I heard about this from Tracie Hotchner of the Dog Talk Radio show. I downloaded the show on 9/29/07.

Baby is not one to do this sort of thing. When I came home, in the olden days when it was just Baby and me, I’d have to search out Baby when I walked in the door, and oftentimes she’d be in the little room sleeping on the futon…looking a little perturbed that I had disturbed her beauty sleep.

Snoozing Baby

Meanwhile, lately Baby’s been seeing an angel hanging out at our house. Just like my Tucker, an English Springer Spaniel who saw and barked at an entity regularly months before my mom died. Baby will look up at the corner of the ceiling and stare.

A few nights ago when I opened the back door to let everyone out. The dogs usually charge out the door, but this time, they congregated by the back door and wouldn’t leave more than two feet away. Not even with my coaxing. Someone was letting off fireworks, but that is not unusual and hasn’t stopped my fur kids from venturing out.

Pink Sky

The next night, there was a similar incident. This time, one of my dogs ventured out to the back of the yard with me. Out of my peripheral vision I saw something. When I turned, I saw a momentary white flash – just like the ghostly apparations described in literature – the flowing sheet sort of figure, but it was transparent. And then it was gone. That is when I decided to join the rest of the pack by the back door, so I nonchalantly scrammed over to them along with my brave sidekick, who followed.

The next day, I smudged the house and territory with sage. We haven’t had a problem, if that is what it was, since then.


My dogs are not predictors of my arrival home that I am aware of. I do my best to sneak up on them so they don’t bark a welcome for me till they hear the key jangle in the door. But they are certainly good at recognizing visitors of the paranormal kind.

About Helen

I’m a Southern California living in South Florida. I’ve been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I’m a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don’t understand. So I’m an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.

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