Today in ridiculous things I never thought I would have to type: An Oregon woman claims she successfully redirected a trespassing mountain lion out of her house with "psychic frequency," "attunement," and "feline-speak eye blinking." Oh and "telepathic pictures" of the home's exits.
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Writing on Facebook in a now viral post (note: it's embedded at the bottom of this post), Ashland resident Lauren Taylor explained how the animal entered her house through an open door in the back yard — and promptly proceeded to take a cat nap behind her couch (because, LOL, kittens are gonna kitten regardless of their size).
"This cat was drinking from our large fountain/pond that's right at the back door before she came in. The door was open and the room has huge plants & stairs built around real tree branches, so she likely didn't even realize she was walking indoors until she was inside. She immediately tried to leave through a closed window, became frightened when someone screamed, and hid behind the sofa."
While one of her roommates screamed in surprise at the sight of the furry interloper (no shame here, roomie), Taylor wisely opted to give the cougar space and time to chill.
"Before I consciously elevated the energy field and entrained her to a theta state, a housemate had shouted and slammed a door upon seeing her and the lion was frightened, agitated, and determined to exit through a closed window. Once the energy shifted, she calmed down."
Ooooooookay, sure, that seems legit.
After six hours had passed, Taylor, who claims she has "extensive experience working with energy and animals" approached the big cat again in an effort to help the creature return to the wilds from whence it came.
"When she was so quiet and it was obvious from the position of her feet on the wall that she was laying down, I went outside to see through the window what she was doing. She was sleeping! When I made noise, she woke up and looked startled so I consciously raised my frequency, gazed lovingly into her eyes, and communicated using feline-speak eye blinking to calm her. It was amazing to realize that this worked. I gazed lovingly then blinked hard and then she did it back! Then, she went back to sleep." (Never change cat, never change.)
But it gets even crazier because the duo then connected on a spiritual level.
"She clearly felt safe and she showed no inclination to leave. When she woke again, I again connected in a loving gaze and communicated trust through blinking. My housemate came out and the lion became very alert to a new person. I explained about the energy and the blinking and she dropped into her heart, blinked, and the lion blinked back at her, relaxed, and curled up to sleep some more."
Through this mind meld, Taylor then successfully routed the animal from her abode with mental maps communicated via telepathy.
"It was just a couple hours to dawn and we needed to prompt her to leave without alarming her so much that she panicked. I sent telepathic pictures of the routes out of the house via open doors and the route out the backyard, across the creek, through an open field, and back up into the hills. We got guidance that the way to rouse her and get her to leave her safe spot behind the sofa without panicking was through drumming."
Totally B-A-N-A-N-A-S, amirite or amirite?
And on cue, the mountain lion patiently ambled out, but not without an exit soundtrack fitting for the unusual nature of the encounter.
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"We called in native ancestors' support and started drumming. She roused and knew just what to do.... walking out through the open doors, through the yard, across the creek, and through the empty field behind us exactly as we had shown her."
While we are, admittedly, somewhat skeptical of Taylor's fantastical account, we are relieved that no harm came to either party and that the beautiful coug slinked back out to the Oregon woods she calls home.
Read her whole story, which has been shared more than 30,000+ times since it was posted earlier in July, in all its detailed glory below!
h/t Oregon Live