Serial Killer Cat Claims 25 Lives, Remains On The Loose

July 29, 2007

There is something that is really wrong about this.

     PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours.

His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led the staff to call family members once he has chosen someone. It usually means they have less than four hours to live.

“He doesn’t make too many mistakes. He seems to understand when patients are about to die,” said Dr. David Dosa in an interview. He describes the phenomenon in a poignant essay in Thursday’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Doctors say most of the people who get a visit from the sweet-faced, gray-and-white cat are so ill they probably don’t know he’s there, so patients aren’t aware he’s a harbinger of death. Most families are grateful for the advanced warning, although one wanted Oscar out of the room while a family member died. When Oscar is put outside, he paces and meows his displeasure.

Someone put him away before he kills more! This is terrifying.

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One Response to “Serial Killer Cat Claims 25 Lives, Remains On The Loose”

  1. yardleykay Says:

    MermaidPixie thinks this is cute….. *smooch*!!


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