These are not exciting things like ghosts or ET contact, but they do suggest some otherwise unknown sense of perception, mental energy, or paranormal sensitivity. One at a time, here is the first of at least four things that still keep me asking for an explanation: 1. Our old dog Babe, before she passed away, loved to be stroked or petted, but only at a time of her choosing. When at the end of the day I would lie down on the couch she would come over and flop up against it to make herself available. The most convenient place to pet her was usually from the crown of her head and along her neck down to her back, stroking in the same direction as her fur lay. I noticed that after a few strokes she would show anticipation, reacting by rolling her muscles and flattening her fur in just that instant before my hand would actually touch her. If I stopped short of that final small distance she would not react, but when I again advanced within the range of perception she would show that my hand was detected just before contact. There was no sound, no mirror, no discernable change in lighting a shadow for instance that would suggest my hand was close. I was careful to set up conditions so that I could exclude any sound or visible clue. I like rational scientific explanations for everything, and I thought that there always had to be one. But this completely reliable reaction by Babe flummoxed me for any scientific explanation. I could only conclude that at least some animals are in some way sensitive to the energy of another living body or at least some other living bodies. Any thoughts on this experience? Any similar experiences that youve had? Are there any quasi-scientists, or real-scientists here with an opinion other than ridicule? .