Ernesto Bozzano, Professor - The parapsychological manifestations of animals – 09 The Irish terrier called Paddy
Type of Spiritual Experience
Professor Ernesto Bozzano - The parapsychological manifestations of animals
I would like to point out that when a telepathic visualization is the faithful reproduction of the situation in which the agent finds himself, the fact means that the conditions of psychological relationship between the agent and the percipient are so harmonic that there are no obstacles to the telepathic impulse…. it will be useful to observe that the conditions under which the incident occurred again contribute to confirming the rule to which we have already alluded earlier, namely that telepathic manifestations generally occur by following the "path of least resistance" they encounter in the sensory faculties of the percipient………………
…… in the case of Reverend Roberts' daughter, where we see that an assaulted and abused little dog, probably turning his mind to his distant protector, triggers a telepathic manifestation in the latter. As a result, the girl, instead of seeing him in the situation he finds himself in, sees him walking home peacefully, crossing the garden and entering the storage room. That is, she visualizes him in one of the usual forms of his everyday conduct. However, this difference between the thought of the agent and the visualization of the recipient can only be explained by means of the psychic law we have indicated, according to which any telepathic impulse is subject to transformation in the percipient, in the visualization that is most familiar to him about the agent.
A description of the experience
Professor Ernesto Bozzano - The parapsychological manifestations of animals - 130 cases proving animal mediumistic abilities
Reverend Ellis G. Roberts sends to the Light (1922, page 241), the report of a super-normal incident that happened to his daughter and was written by her in the following terms:
I owned an Irish terrier dog, called "Paddy", and to which I was very attached: he loved me very much too. One morning "Paddy" didn't appear at breakfast time; I didn't worry, because he used to go for a walk alone, although he was almost always regularly at mealtimes.
Around 9 a.m., I was in the kitchen, which opens onto a small archway from which, through another door, we pass to the storage room. The outer door was open, and from my position I could see directly into the garden. It was a sunny morning; the earth was covered with snow.
Looking out I saw "Paddy" coming jumping on the snow, crossing the garden, entering the arcade and disappearing into the utility room. I followed him, but I couldn't find him anywhere . Surprised and perplexed, I went back to the kitchen, where there were different people who, having seen nothing, wanted to convince me that I had mistaken another Dalmatian dog for "Paddy", with spotted hair, much bigger than Paddy and very different from an Irish terrier. This dog also lived in the house.
I did not believe this explanation, because it was absurd. I had seen my little dog on a shiny background of snow, noticing the contrast between his black hair and the whiteness of the middle. So I started looking everywhere again, but uselessly. "Paddy" was not in the house.
After about an hour and a half I saw him arrive in a pitiful condition. He had skin flakes torn from his chest and legs and was missing four to five teeth. Of course, the poor animal had been attacked and beaten mercilessly. We never got to know what had happened to him. He died a few months later. However, I do not believe that the death was caused by the injuries.
The conclusions of Reverend Ellis Roberts seem consistent and solid, so it is useless to dwell on this subject.