Animal psychic clears dog of eating owner

After Dean Goodman crashed his car into a canyon in early 1978, something ate his body. His mother assumed it was his German shepherd, Prince, who had survived the crash and remained at the scene for three weeks until Goodman's body was found. She wanted the dog put down.

More details from Skeptical Inquirer magazine (Winter 1978):

this gross injustice was narrowly averted when North Hollywood psychic Beatrice Lydecker interviewed the dog and found that Prince had in fact been wrongfully accused. "I have this ESP with animals," Mrs. Lydecker explained. "Prince had been traumatized by the accident. All Prince could talk about was his dead master."

Coyotes and wild dogs, the German shepherd said, had eaten the body, despite Prince's valiant efforts to drive them off. The canine hero's life was spared, owing to this timely information. A local police sergeant observed, "She says she got the information from the dog—and I've no evidence to dispute that."

Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Feb 28, 1978

As far as I can tell, Beatrice Lydecker is still active, and still talking with animals. She's got a website where she sells various "natural products," as well as her book: You Too Can Talk With the Animals.

Beatrice Lydecker - 1988 press photo

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 04, 2021
     Category: Paranormal | Dogs | 1970s

I think she uses the same groomer as the dog.
Posted by ges on 01/04/21 at 08:44 AM
Why is anyone so shocked that the boy's dog would do what comes naturally in that situation? Just keep that in mind when you catch your dog staring you for no discernible reason.
Posted by KDP on 01/04/21 at 10:17 AM
Isn't it well established that dogs will go hungry in a house where a person died, but a cat will start feasting as soon as you stop twitching?

Posted by Phideaux on 01/04/21 at 01:16 PM
@KDP: because that doesn't come naturally to a dog. They're pack animals, not natural parasites.
Posted by Richard Bos on 01/09/21 at 06:59 AM
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