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When Dr David Dosa, a geriatrician and assistant professor at Brown University, published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2007 describing a cat named Oscar who could sense when someone was dying, many grew fearful of the what they saw as a four legged grim reaper.
Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led the staff to call family members once he has chosen someone.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.