The sixth sense – is it possible to see the future?

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Happy New Year to you all! The blog is back and this week I’m asking, is the sixth sense real? Are there really people out there who can see the future? The answers may lie with our dreams, flamingos and Dennis Quaid’s wife…

The sixth sense – also known as extra-sensory perception (ESP) – is the ability to receive or convey information not with our five physical senses, but with our minds. ESP covers a whole load of things. Telepathy, i.e. the ability to read minds like the Vulcans do in Star Trek. Telekinesis, i.e. the ability to move objects with the mind, like the Jedi and the Sith in Star Wars. Oh, and Carrie in, erm, Carrie. There’s also those who say they “can see dead people”, a la M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense.

But I’m looking at one particular form of ESP – premonitions. Many people argue that certain rare individuals seem to be able to foretell when something is going to happen…

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