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Old 10-24-2005, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default Do animals act weird before natural disasters?

I know some of you live in California. Do your pets act strange before an earthquake hits or do you notice anything strange with the wild life.


or is all this about animals predicting earthquakes BS?
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:18 PM   #2
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I don't know but I can tell you that wildlife seems to disappear right before a hurricane comes. They seem to know somehow.
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:21 PM   #3
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Yes, it is a well documented phenomenon.

We have no way to explain it. It does make you think..

There are definitely things out there that we don't understand.
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:22 PM   #4
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Default Do animals act weird before quakes?

MY dog once started going ape ****** about 10 minutes before a very minor quake whoes epicenter was about 3 miles away.
I think he saw a cat though.
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:22 PM   #5
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correct me if i'm wrong.

animals might predict.

farmers used pigs to predict the weather, can you imagine that?
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:23 PM   #6
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i know that cows will huddle together right before it rains or a bad thunderstorm. happened all the time where i grew up.
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:24 PM   #7
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Yes, it is a well documented phenomenon.

We have no way to explain it. It does make you think..

There are definitely things out there that we don't understand.
...but it couldn't possibly be God, now could it.

*dons flame suit*

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Old 10-24-2005, 08:26 PM   #8
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Yes, it is a well documented phenomenon.

We have no way to explain it. It does make you think..

There are definitely things out there that we don't understand.
...but it couldn't possibly be God, now could it.

*dons flame suit*

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Yes, because there's no rational explanation that could possibly exist for this. :roll:
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:32 PM   #9
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Yes, it is a well documented phenomenon.

We have no way to explain it. It does make you think..

There are definitely things out there that we don't understand.
Yep, they can sense things we cannot measure.

With all our great minds and knowledge, there is so much we cannot measure or understand. It is for this reason that I cannot fully discount unexplained phenomena - psychics, ghosts, angels, etc. Not that I believe in them, but I cannot fully discount them.
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:32 PM   #10
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Yes, it is a well documented phenomenon.

We have no way to explain it. It does make you think..

There are definitely things out there that we don't understand.
...but it couldn't possibly be God, now could it.

*dons flame suit*

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Yes, because there's no rational explanation that could possibly exist for this. :roll:
Right. Because almighty, all powerful beings can be explained away by man's puny "rational" thought. :roll:

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Old 10-24-2005, 08:32 PM   #11
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Yes, it is a well documented phenomenon.

We have no way to explain it. It does make you think..

There are definitely things out there that we don't understand.
Yep, they can sense things we cannot measure.

With all our great minds and knowledge, there is so much we cannot measure or understand. It is for this reason that I cannot fully discount unexplained phenomena - psychics, ghosts, angels, etc. Not that I believe in them, but I cannot fully discount them.
You cannot fully discount them? Can you discount them at all?
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:34 PM   #12
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Yes, it is a well documented phenomenon.

We have no way to explain it. It does make you think..

There are definitely things out there that we don't understand.
Yep, they can sense things we cannot measure.

With all our great minds and knowledge, there is so much we cannot measure or understand. It is for this reason that I cannot fully discount unexplained phenomena - psychics, ghosts, angels, etc. Not that I believe in them, but I cannot fully discount them.
You cannot fully discount them? Can you discount them at all?
No. I remain skeptical and these occurances are in someway plausible.
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:38 PM   #14
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I don't know about animals acting weird before natural disasters, but this year some humans sure did act weird AFTER one.. weird being an understatement.
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:38 PM   #15
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We understand so little.

Hence the animals reacting before we do. They've been around alot longer than us. Although I believe atmospheric conditions are the current line of thinking.
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:45 PM   #17
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well a lot i think has to do with berametric pressure, my grandma was able to feel it, her elbow would always get tingly before it rained because the atmospheric pressure would change around her affecting her elbow

most people i don't think can feel changes like that but perhaps animals can, after all a lot of old time fishermen looked at a berometer to see if fishing would be good that day too
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Atmospheric conditions don't explain reactions to earthquakes and tsunamis, though...
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true, as for those things, i have no idea why animals flip out
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Atmospheric conditions don't explain reactions to earthquakes and tsunamis, though...
I would fathom that they feel the earthquake before the tsunami and possibly tremors before the earthquake.

That was my point - they can "feel" things we can't measure.

There was a really good movie about this with John Travolta I believe, good stuff.
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Old 10-24-2005, 08:55 PM   #21
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barometric pressure and such for hurricanes and storms?

small tremors? undetectable by us, much like elephants can communicate for miles with low growls that we cant hear.
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I would fathom that they feel the earthquake before the tsunami and possibly tremors before the earthquake.

That was my point - they can "feel" things we can't measure.

There was a really good movie about this with John Travolta I believe, good stuff.
In every case I've heard of, we could indeed measure it, but the warning didn't go out/was not heeded. Just because animals are more sensitive to certain input than humans doesn't mean anything other than that. Many animals are more sensitive than humans.

I reiterate, we did measure the earthquake that preceeded the 2004 tsunami.

If you think that animals running from a natural disaster is evidence of the supernatural, I can't say I hold your ideas on science in high esteem.
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I would fathom that they feel the earthquake before the tsunami and possibly tremors before the earthquake.

That was my point - they can "feel" things we can't measure.

There was a really good movie about this with John Travolta I believe, good stuff.
In every case I've heard of, we could indeed measure it, but the warning didn't go out/was not heeded. Just because animals are more sensitive to certain input than humans doesn't mean anything other than that. Many animals are more sensitive than humans.

I reiterate, we did measure the earthquake that preceeded the 2004 tsunami.

If you think that animals running from a natural disaster is evidence of the supernatural, I can't say I hold your ideas on science in high esteem.
Err..

The whole point is that they evacuate the area before the earthquake/tsunami.

Remember that the 2004 tsunami hit places where the earthquake wasn't felt.
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My dog tends to drink a lot right before earthquakes.

In all seriousness, yes. My dog tends to run around and bark right before even the smallest earthquake.
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