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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-14-2010, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Animal Communication- Scam or Legit?

So for my internship I run a silent auction for a non-profit's huge annual gala. I am working on the pet section right now and researching different hip/expensive pet places in the Twin Cities area. I am just going down my list and I come across an animal communicator. I go to the website (I need pricing so I know how much to ask them to donate) and I see things similar to this.. "I will connect to your pet telepathically and then pass that information on to you on the phone". These people are charging $65 for 30 minutes on the phone. That seems like a lot of money for something that could be a total hoax. Does anyone have any experience with these communicators? Do you think it is real or a scam?

If it were real, I am sure I would be paying $65 for someone to tell me that Sinatra wants some treats and Nutmeg wants to play with her feather.

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I use to not take it seriously. Probably a scam I thought. But Ive seen too much evidence they really do communicate with the animals. My friends who have used them have wonderful stories and how they were confirmed that the communicator was for real. They couldnt of known the stuff they said they heard the animal say or ask.

There is a wonderful book called Animals and the Afterlife: True Stories of Our Best Friends' Journey Beyond Death. By Kim Sheridan. It opened my eyes further.

Last year I went to a class, with my vet, taught by a woman locally who communicates with pets.
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I only know of one animal communicator, and she seems quite legitimate to me. I watched her at a rabbit rescue event, where people could bring their pet for a twenty minute 'interview', and many of the people were astonished and very moved by what their animals communicated.

On her website, she explains that most animals think in pictures (so if you want them to understand something, be sure to visualize it as well as speak about it), although when she communicates with animals herself she hears their thoughts as if spoken in her voice.

Someday when I can afford it, i would like her to come out and talk to Gracie, just to hear what Gracie likes and dislikes about life at our house. I also think she would also be amazing and helpful if ever anyone needs help finding a lost pet...

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Our shelter mom has a communicator she works with who has talked to both of our girls at some point. I was skeptical when she talked to Fern, because she got a LOT wrong, but when she talked to Fergie the conversation was really interesting and really did help. I came to the conclusion that Fergie was completely open to the conversation while Fern was probably bothered by the intrusion and didn't want to talk, much like how they are with people who come to visit us.

So I think they're legitimate, but if you have a cat who really values their privacy and doesn't like intrusion you might not get good results.

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Hocus pocus.

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I've always been a skeptic, but a friend (who is one of the most down to earth people I've ever met) was using a communicator when her dog had cancer. At one point he wasn't eating, generally down, and obviously not feeling well. She contacted the communicator to ask "is this it, is he ready?" and the communicator said "no, he's having trouble with his back right leg". He had no symptoms that would have indicated a leg problem, no limp etc. My friend investigated and found an abscess.

There were other things that happened with this woman that have pretty much convinced me that some people have the gift. That said, I don't think everyone that claims to be an animal communicator really is...so I think you really need to make sure this person has a good reputation.


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I've never had any experience, but if I were at a silent auction and knew the proceeds were going to a good cause, I'd bid on something like that, if only because it would be a fun way to donate to the cause. So, if you can add it to your auction list, why not!
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Friends of mine took their cat they adopted to a half hour session with a communicator. They had adopted a cat, which came in with it sister, but the sister had already been adopted or they would of taken her too. The man which had them before had been arrested and sent to prison. He made sure his lawyer place his cats with this certain rescue.

The communicator told my friends that the cat had told her she had once belonged to a man. She had a sister too but was no longer with the sister. She said the man didnt come home one day and she never saw him again. She was very happy in her new home but missed her sister.

There was more that was communicated. But the initial things she said convinced them right at the beginning she was really hearing from their cat.

There was no way this woman knew the background of their cat. They felt this woman who communicated was legit.
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