ESP – also known as the sixth sense – is information which is not gained from the usual physical perceptions, such as sight and sound, but is usually absorbed through the mind.
Scientists and psychics have argued for centuries about whether the phenomenon is real, but ordinary members of the public do come forward to give their two cents on the subject.
And one woman, who goes by the name of YellowSunshine, wrote on conspiracy website Unexplained Mysteries to give her experience with ESP.
She believes that she predicted a car crash days before it happened.
The user claims she has always had strong “gut feelings” which have also led her to discover an ex-partner was being unfaithful to her.
She wrote on the website: “With an ex of mine there was a night where I stayed in and he went out a few hours later I had a horrible gut wrenching pain in my heart.
“It felt as if I was stabbed in the chest, I called him immediately and demanded to know if he was cheating on me. I had no prior knowledge of any cheating, I didn’t think he was a cheater but he admitted it on the spot.”
However, it was a dream she had which led her to believe that she has ESPs.
She wrote: “What really pushed me over the edge to seek guidance was a dream that came true two days later.
“I had a dream that a white small car had gotten into a wreck with another car, the white car rear ended the other car and caused extensive damage.
“It was hazy as to where it was, it seemed like it was a back road maybe, somewhere with little traffic. I mentioned to my mom just to be careful driving because I was spooked by the dream (neither of us have white cars).
“Two days later my mom calls me to tell me her best friend’s daughter got into an accident in her work’s parking lot, she drives a white small car and rear ended another causing extensive damage.
“It was so weird to me that exactly what I saw happened.”
Scientists however dismiss the notion ESPs are a real phenomenon.
A study from Harvard examined the brains of individuals whop claim to have ESPs, and found that there was no difference between their brain and a person who does not claim to have ESPs.
Samuel Moulton, a graduate student in the department of psychology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, said: “If any ESP processes exist, then participants’ brains should respond differently to ESP and non-ESP stimuli.
“Instead, results showed that participants’ brains responded identically to ESP and non-ESP stimuli, despite reacting strongly to differences in how emotional the stimuli were and showing subtle, stimulus-related effects.”