It doesn't get much weirder than this.
In the strangest story you'll read all week, an Oregon woman claims she used telepathy to encourage a wayward mountain lion to leave her home July 8.
Believe it or not, she even has the pictures and video to prove the animal was indeed in her home.
The encounter happened when Lauren Taylor and her roommate returned home to find the startled mountain lion lounging behind the living room sofa like an oversized house cat. She then shared the wild tale on her Facebook page.
This is about the time most people would call in the police and animal control, but Taylor decided to take a different approach and claims she "consciously elevated the energy field and entrained her to a theta state."
That's when she says the big cat calmed down. Taylor posted multiple photos and videos that do indeed seem to show the mountain lion in a very relaxed state, but also they also seem to be taken dangerously close to the animal. After a while, Taylor says she went outside and looked at the big cat through the window to find it was sleeping again.
"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," she said in the post. "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."
Posted by Lauren Taylor on Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The big cat napped in the living room for over six hours! As morning approached, Taylor and her roommate decided they needed to get the lion out of the house and they continued their rather unorthodox approach.
"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," her post reads. "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."
The next video shows the lion getting up to investigate the drumming sound before running out of the room.
"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."
Taylor further claims the lion did run away from the nearby homes and out into the wild and doesn't expect it to return. No one was hurt in the incident.
"I've been urged to point out that I have extensive experience working with energy and animals and I'm not suggesting anyone seek out interactions with mountain lions," she wrote.
Taylor's story, photos and videos have since gone wildly viral, stacking up hundreds of thousands of shares and views. We don't know why the mountain lion left the home, but we hear a lot of strange stories here at Wide Open Spaces. This is probably a frontrunner, if not the weirdest mountain lion story ever!