- Animals have a great sense of knowing things before they
happen. House pets seem to know that their owner will be coming home, even
before they arrive. They don?t receive any physical signals, but they still
wait by the door or window to wait for their owner. Homing pigeons also
use this ability although it is not fully understood. Many pet owners say
that they have some sort of psychic bond or telepathic link with their
pets. Some pets even act strangely before an earthquake hits.
- David Jay Brown, a graduate student was in a university
laboratory with three calm rabbits. Suddenly, they became noticeably agitated.
They were hopping around in their cages wildly for five minutes, and then
a 5.2 earthquake hit the school!
- In China on February 4, 1975, the people of Haicheng
were successfully evacuated right before a 7.3 magnitude earthquake hit
the school! The decision to evacuate the city was taken primarily because
of the strange behavior of animals. Most of the city was destroyed but
all of the people in the city were evacuated before the earthquake. Almost
90,000 lives were saved.
- James Berkalnd, a California geologist, says that he
can predict an earthquake just by counting missing pet ads in the newspaper
and correlating this relationship to lunar-tide cycles. He claims to have
75% accuracy using this method. James has been saving and counting missing
pet ads for many years. He says that when the number of missing pet ads
goes up, there is probably going to be an earthquake.
- Although the majority of accounts pertain to cats and
dogs, there are also many stories about other animals acting this way,
like horses, cows, deer and other animals. The times that this usually
happens is a couple weeks before and a few moments before an earthquake.
- Marsha Adams, an independent earthquake researcher in
San Francisco, claims that she has created sensors that can pick up low-frequency
electromagnetic signals which allow her to predict earthquakes with over
90% accuracy. She suspects that low-frequency electromagnetic signals created
by the fracturing of crystalline rock deep inside the earth along fault
lines, are "biologically active", and that her instruments are
picking up the same signals that sensitive animals do. She says that because
of her new invention, it makes unusual animal behavior obsolete.
- Some people say that they feel an uncomfortable pressure
in their head or a persistent headache that lasts for weeks, which suddenly
vanishes right before an earthquake. Magnetite has been found in some animal
brains, so Berkland thinks that it? is possible that animals may be reacting
to their own headaches caused by changes in the earth's electromagnetic
field. He said that he saw a dog chewing on willow bark, from which aspirin
was derived, before an earthquake, and he believes that the dog was attempting
to self-medicate himself for the headache.
- So, if your pet starts acting very agitated, you may
be in for some earth-shaking activity!