It’s no secret animals can see, hear, and smell things humans can’t. Over the years there have been more and more dogs joining their human hunters in paranormal investigations. According to AnimalPlanet.com, “A dog’s senses are keener, and different, than ours: His eyes detect more delicate movements; his sense of smell is 1,000 to 10,000 times more sensitive than a human’s. He can hear much higher frequencies, and at four times the distance of a human with normal hearing.”www.animalplanet.com/pets/dogs.
Reports of animals fleeing an area before natural disasters have gone back for centuries. According to some legends, birds refused to fly over lands which were thought of as sacred, while most animals would avoid them all together. Experts confirm some animals such as birds and dolphins can sense electromagnetic fields helping them to navigate. Although dogs do not possess magnetoception; correlation between known sacred locations and elevated EMF levels may attribute as to why animals seem to be affected.
A popular theory between paranormal researchers is that elevated electromagnetic fields can indicate a spirit. Magnetoception in humans is controversial but it is proven that elevated EMF can cause humans to experience paranoia, nausea, skin rash, and even hallucinations. Whether or not dogs have the ability to sense electromagnetic fields or if their keen senses are to blame; they quickly have become the most popular resources for paranormal investigations.
Meet New England G.H.O.S.T mascot, Alaskan Husky, Loki
Loki is best known for her involvement with the Maine based paranormal team, New England G.H.O.S.T, as their friendly, four-pawed, furry mascot. Loki became a regular at paranormal investigations in 2005 when her owner, Ali Harrington, got the sweet Alaskan Husky as a gift from her family, when Loki was just a little pup. “She was so sweet and had a white spot on her neck and looked like someone dipped her tail in white paint.” Ali tells us. It wasn’t long after that Ali started to notice that her perfectly precious pooch had a gift. “I knew Loki was able to see spirits by the way she acts. Sometimes she’ll go right up to it, staring and not moving. Sometimes she’ll stare at something and growl or she’ll watch something and have her tail tucked under her, wanting me to protect her. Sometimes she’ll get in front of me, protecting me while she’s watching something move around. She’ll whine and have me follow her, as if to tell me “This is where it is mom.”
Loki became part of New England G.H.O.S.T. in 2009 when Ali helped form the team with her friend Aimee, and quickly became a hit with the team and her other colleagues. Loki became a regular at paranormal conferences, investigations, and events all over. “She’s done over 20 investigations” Ali explains. “She was able to meet the TAPS Home Team crew and even got her picture taken with Stephen Mills, Christine Downs, and Wellington Chin.” Although Loki has been to several notable investigations, some of Loki’s favorite investigations include a Bed and Breakfast in Maine and a public charity event held in Beverly, recently.
Loki and Ali’s life changed on September 17th, 2014 when Ali felt a small cyst forming on Loki. “My friend and I were watching T.V.”, stated Ali, “I think it was a combination of our strong connection and my empathic abilities that kicked in. She looked at me in a way I’ve never seen her look at me and I got this overwhelming feeling that something was wrong and that she was hurting. I could feel it; she was in pain. I went over to her and knew where to put my hand. That’s when I felt the tumor on her right side. We immediately started a fund to help pay for the doctor’s visit and tests to get her checked out. The outpour of friends who have helped me has been tremendous.” Ali has made enough to get the tests done but her next goal is to get enough funds for the surgery. Ali told us that they are planning a fundraising raffle, which boasts over $400 in prizes, to help the cause and says she plans on hosting a charity investigation in Beverly at the end of November. “Loki is a seasoned investigator and a well-known mascot all over New England. She is known and loved by so many. I am hoping more people will become involved with her events and people will check out all we have to offer.”
As far as Loki is concerned, she isn’t going to end investigating that soon. She has a long life to life and she is still teaching others about investigating. A source stated “Loki has a lot of life to her. She really is just one of the investigators on an investigation.” It is clear that Loki and her handler have a huge support system. Ali tells zoomdune.com she plans on hosting many more events to help Loki and her cause.
If you, or anyone you know, would like to know more about Loki and her charity events go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lokie-of-New-England-GHOST