The ancient Egyptians worshipped cats. It therefore makes a lot of sense that cats should have some sort of mystical power to justify their worship. One such magically-empowered feline calls Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation in Rhode Island home. He has lived there for 7 years and in that time has shown to have a remarkable gift.

Oscar was brought to the nursing home as a kitten. But since then he has accurately predicted the deaths of more than 50 residents.

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He has developed the ability to sense death and will enter a patients room and curl up next to them until they pass.

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He has yet to be wrong. Sometimes he even curls up next to seemingly healthy residents, only for them to pass soon after.

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The residents have come to see Oscar as a comfort in those final moments.

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One of the theories used to explain Oscar’s gift revolves around his ability to “smell” death in the form of ketones, or the biochemical given off by dying cells.

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Either way, it must be comforting to know you have a friend ready to curl up beside you.

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Source: Oddity Central

The residents of the nursing home find comfort in Oscar’s presence. Regardless of how you feel about cats, this little guy’s gift is a remarkable one.

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