Allegedly Telepathic Five-Year-Old Gets Tested by Scientists

Five-year-old Ramses Sanguino is no ordinary child. The boy is being hailed as telepathic after his mother recently posted a video of him apparently reading her mind and reciting numbers that she wrote down without his knowledge. The footage caught the attention of scientists who are now studying his abilities.

Ramses, who has a ‘high functioning’ form of autism, is apparently able to recite up to 38 numbers written out of sight. His mother, Nyx Sanguino, said there was no trickery involved in any of the home videos she made, adding that Ramses was special from the moment he was born.

“I knew even before he was born he was going to be someone special who would change the world,” she said. “Even when he was a baby he didn’t like toys, he just liked reading. He started reading when he was 12 months old and could even say words in English, Spanish, Greek, and some Japanese. When he was 18 months old he knew all the multiplication tables in English and Spanish and had learned the periodic table and all the atomic numbers.”


Photo: Nyx Sanguino/Facebook

That sounds a lot like the talents displayed by many other baby geniuses, but Nyx swears that her son is very different because she cannot explain how he learned some of the things he knows. “I taught him some of the languages but I have no idea how he learned parts of Hindi, Arabic, or Hebrew by the time he was three. It may have been through the computer that is often left on.”

Ramses’s unusual brain power has fascinated thousands, including renowned neuroscientist Dr. Diane Powell. The former Harvard Medical School faculty member currently runs a private practice in Medford, Oregon, and is now studying Ramses as a part of her research on telepathy. While there is no scientific evidence to prove that telepathy is real, Dr. Powell believes that if understood correctly, it might turn out to be an alternative method of communication between autistic children and their parents.


Photo: Nyx Sanguino/Facebook

“If you think about it, if you have your primary language compromised then that would be  a perfect setup for telepathy,” she explained. “I have found many autistic children who have been reported to be telepathic and I wanted to see it myself and see if it can be evaluated and actually tested under rigorous, controlled conditions. I am as confident that telepathy exists as I am of a lot of things that have actually been accepted by science. I would never say 100 percent about anything – but I have seen evidence.”

Dr. Powell agrees that she is working with Ramses at great risk to her credibility as a doctor and scientist, but what she’s witnessed in the child has convinced her to keep going. She tested him by using a random number-generator to pick numbers for Nyx to write down and think about. Ramses then attempted to read his mother’s mind and guessed all the numbers successfully. In another test, the boy was able to correctly guess 16 out of 17 numbers that were hidden out of sight, including a double digit.


“I was amazed when we began testing Ramses,” Nyx said of her son’s ability to read her mind. “We do have a very close bond which may have something to do with his abilities – but this is beyond anything I would have imagined. I don’t know how to explain it. I hope Dr. Powell will eventually be able to give me some answers.”

According to Dr. Powell, Ramses is one of the smartest five year olds on the planet, a fact that makes Nyx proud as well as anxious. She’s concerned about finding the right school for the boy. He can apparently solve rudimentary algebra problems already, and got into trouble at school after he kept correcting his teacher. “I put him into a school but it was a nightmare,” Nyx said. “He was the only child who could read in class.”


“The teacher liked him at first and called him the little professor. But soon Ramses started correcting her on some of her spelling and maths and the teacher began isolating him from other students. I had to take him out of the school and back home with me.”

Nyx is currently homeschooling Ramses, and says that most people can’t understand the way he thinks. “He is obsessed with numbers and will count everything, houses, books, letters, and he won’t move on until he has counted them all.” she said. “He asks maths questions to the little kids he plays with and sometimes it is hard for him to make friends. I worry that he might end up lonely.”


Dr. Powell hopes that her research will result in sponsorship to start a special school for gifted autistic children. And Nyx is hopeful too – she hopes that someday her son will be able to use his abilities to ‘change the world.’

“I really hope one day that Ramses will invent a cure for cancer or something great like that,” she said. “He is so smart that sometimes he scares me.”

via Daily Mail/Barcroft Media

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