Folks always have a saying ‘It’s forbidden like a dog to bite a ghost’, so is it true that dogs and the spiritual world have a connection that humans have not yet discovered?
From time immemorial, oral stories from grandparents to parents as well as stories we hear about ‘ghosts’ have the appearance of animals such as dogs.
Dogs are considered animals that have the ability to see things that humans cannot and not everyone can see.
Rumors like dogs barking for 1 hour are sure to see ghosts, or giving away on two legs is because they see something they shouldn’t see…
Dog – ‘ghost’ in folklore beliefs
For generations, since the birth of Greek mythology, the image of the three-headed hound Cerberus has become an obsession.
This dog was assigned by the god Hades to guard the gates of hell and only allow the dead to enter but not let anyone out.
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Meanwhile, in Hinduism, dogs are also assigned to guard the two gates of heaven and hell.
Cultural life in Vietnam has long been rich in beliefs and strange and inexplicable customs that have been passed down from generation to generation.
According to the Vietnamese concept, when a dog encounters a strange ‘someone’ entering the house, they will bark incessantly to chase it away.
Especially in the Vietnamese concept, the squid is considered a ‘guardian god’ to help homeowners avoid being invaded by evil spirits.
The story of a dog seeing a ‘ghost’ in literature
Those who love stories with strange spiritual colors, must have researched sometimes, curiously looking for evidence of the existence of a world other than the human world.
Those who have not read the book ‘The Tails of the Afterlife’ will probably be a huge mistake when learning about this issue.
In this book, author Peggy Schmidt has recorded many cases of dogs behaving strangely.
According to her, this may be how they interact with the deceased.
In the story told by Peggy Schmidt, there is a herd of pets a deceased woman named Del Johnsen often gathers in one place.
As observed, the cat always arched his back and purred while the dog wiggled his belly waiting to be rubbed.
It is worth noting that he always had a gaze into the distance that made her question whether Del Johnsen had appeared to visit them.
‘Dog bites ghost’ under a scientific view
If those rumors were just emotional, it wouldn’t do anything, but scientists also had a headache to find the evidence as well as the link between dogs and the mystical spiritual world .
In a survey taking place in the US, more than 40% of Americans believe that their pets possess a ‘sixth sense’.
In science, humans usually possess 5 basic senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste.
However, dogs are said to possess a sixth sense, which has not yet been proven.
But it is a fact that dogs’ senses are 10,000 times more sensitive than humans and the frequency of sounds they hear is also far beyond our imagination.
Biologist Rupert Sheldrake once came to the shocking conclusion that dogs have the ability to FEEL INVISIBLE THINGS LIKE TIME after conducting a survey of thousands of cases.
The nose of the ‘dog’ has a superior sense of smell when it comes to recognizing incurable diseases.
This is also considered one of the bases for the fact that they can ‘smell’ supernatural forces that are hard for humans to see.
The truth about dogs can ‘sniff’ ‘ghosts’?
The answer about whether dogs can see and ‘smell’ be ‘ghost’ is still open.
In fact, there has not been any proof that other worlds exist or do not exist, because this issue is still a story that science is still controversial.
With mysterious stories about the supernatural world, science also has no satisfactory answer.
In the very famous book – Journey to the East by Nguyen Phong – a prestigious scientist in Information Technology, who has taught at many universities around the world, has proven the existence of another world in another dimension. That is, there is the existence of another world parallel to the human world.
He is also considered a writer in the line of spiritual and cultural literature with many values.
Although all of our doubts are derived from questions, strange phenomena that have not been answered, or have been answered, but if you do not witness it yourself, it will be difficult to believe. This is still an open question.
Believe it or not, you also have to accept the fact that it seems a bit harsh that dogs have the ability to ‘sniff’ and possess senses that are thousands of times more sensitive than ours!