Do you think we have a sixth sense?

That’s right guys and gals, I’m going deep and thoughtful on you today. 

I wanted to talk about something I’ve been pondering for a while; do we have a sixth sense?

I’m sure we’ve all had an experience where we’ve had this feeling of dread and something bad has happened.

Two years ago my dog, Roxy, suddenly died. The day before, for no reasonable explanation I was hit with this wave of emotion about how I’d feel if she died. That night when I went to bed I decided to spend some extra time with her because my brain was just telling me ‘what if you never see her again’. The next day I was woken to the news that she’d died.

There are plenty of similar stories where people have just had a gut feeling like this. You hear stories about people on their deathbed who say things to their friends and family about when they think they will die and they turn out to be right.

Now that’s a little different as these people are already very ill but what I’m trying to say is stories where people feel a ‘sixth sense’ or a foreboding about what might happen aren’t in short supply. Though there are times we have a bad feeling about something but everything turns out fine.

Yesterday I read a really interesting (if you like this kinda thing) article on Psychology Today about the sixth sense and studies that psychologists have carried out.

A study carried out by the writer of that piece found that people do react to something bad before it has happened. The article mentions similar studies with similar results, though some of the methods used are flawed.

What do you think though? Do you think we have a sixth sense or is it just pure coincidence or people altering their recollection of an event?

Personally I believe from my own experiences that we do have some kind of sixth sense. The emotions I felt that day before my dog died are nothing like any feeling I have ever experienced.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you all think in the comments.

What do you think? Do you think we have a sixth sense? 

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