Reuters reports that a cat named Oscar can predict when residents at a nursing home in Rhode Island are going to die. On 25 occasions, the feline has chosen to curl up next to certain residents, and within a couple hours they pass away. Some of the nursing home staff think there is a logical explanation in that Oscar may be picking up visual cues from staff members, and some think the cat has psychic powers.
Why, oh, why has no one suspected that there may be foul play involved? Aren't you a little suspicious? Perhaps that urban legend about cats sucking your breath while you sleep holds some water after all?
Oscar the Cat: comforting clairvoyant or malicious murderer? You decide.