You probably know that most humans posesss 5 senses. However, there are some who believe that a select group of people posesss a sixth sense, otherwise known as extrasensory perception, wherein they experience feelings beyond those standard ones at our disposal. If you want more information on this phenom, I recommend watching the movie of the same name, a hair-raising portrayal of a young man who sees ghosts.
It's commonly believed that cats and dogs possess the same five senses as we do however, an occurrence in Osaka last week may be indication that animals have extrasensory perceptions. By now, you've likely heard about the horrific earthquake that killed 3 people and injured 150 in Japan. Well, right before this happened—ten seconds in fact—a group of cats at a Cat Cafe were caught on video, perking up and fleeing the room to hide from danger. Whether they heard the earthquake alarm going off and immediately fled from danger, or just as likely that they felt something and knew it was time to hustle out of the way, something cued them to move their furry little butts.
Whatever the cause, this situation added to a collection of pre-existing evidence that animals can sense earthquakes. Whether or not it was their extrasensory perception or just plain coincidence, the cats managed to escape harm's way and are healthy and safe.
Til' next time,