Ernesto Bozzano, Professor - The parapsychological manifestations of animals – 30 The haunted house , the ghost of a woman in black and the terror of her small terrier dog
Type of Spiritual Experience
NOTES by Professor Ernesto Bozzano
it must be concluded that animals are indeed better equipped than humans, in terms of subliminal sensitivity, to supernormal manifestations. Cases where animals would be resistant to the manifestations of psychic phenomena perceived by humans are quite rare, while humans who are resistant to these same manifestations constitute the vast majority.
It is difficult to know the cause of this superiority of animal susceptibility to perceptions of subconscious or spiritual activity, but similar prerogative seems to exist in analogous conditions in ‘wild’ peoples, among whom the telepathic and teleaesthetic faculties are very frequent, it could be deduced that the cause consists of a virgin mentality still exempt from the usual prejudices of an environment contrary to the exercise of subconscious faculties, or in the fact that their psychological activity is not continuously absorbed and distracted by the care and concerns of civilized life.
A description of the experience
Professor Ernesto Bozzano - The parapsychological manifestations of animals - 130 cases proving animal mediumistic abilities
Case 85. - (Collective visual, with an anteriority of the animal over the human.) - In the very well documented report that Mrs. R.C. Morton provided to the Society for Psychical Research, about a haunted house where she lived and in which a ghost of a woman in black appeared, among other things, she speaks of her small terrier dog's behaviour:
I remember seeing it on two different occasions, running to the bottom of the hallway stairs, happily wagging its tail and, with its ears back, as dogs usually do, while waiting for caresses. It ran there with an impetus and expression of joy, precisely as if a person had been there. But soon we saw it escape in a hurry, with its tail between its legs, and while shaking, take refuge under the sofa. Our strong impression was that it had seen the ghost. Its way of acting was absolutely characteristic. It was much more than it can seem by a simple description. (Proceedings, vol. VIII, p. 323.)