By Tim Binnall
If you've ever wanted to own a clairvoyant creature, you may be in luck thanks to a bizarre ad selling a psychic cat on the Russian equivalent of Craigslist. The strange listing appeared over the weekend on the website Avito and initially, with the simple title of 'selling a British cat', did not stand out among the other feline companion offerings. However, the price tag for this particular animal caught the attention of users as its owner, known only as Vladimir, was asking for a whopping 5 million Russian rubles, which loosely equates to an astounding $75,000 American dollars.
The reason for the cat's astronomical cost, he explained, is that the cat possesses an array of magic powers. Chiefly among them, Vladimir claimed, is that it "sees ghosts and spirits" and, as such, it can determine their presence in your home, regardless of whether the apparitions are good or evil. Although the ad's translation to English may not be exact, the final line of the listing is rather worrisome as he cautions, "you need to deal with it, you need good hands."
To our everlasting appreciation, some Russian media outlets managed to track down Vladimir and reported some additional details about Sibgeo the psychic cat. According to him, the animal revealed its unique nature when Vladimir was looking at buying a house and brought the feline along to look at one prospective location. It was there that the animal acted strangely and it was later learned that, at the home, "the grandmother lived a bad life" which Vladimir believed was being conveyed by Sibgeo's odd behavior, musing "he felt it and warned us in this way."
As to why Vladimir would want to give up such a gifted animal, his reasoning was rather suspect as he simply said that he felt forced to sell the animal because he is moving from a spacious piece of land to a more restricting apartment. While we applaud his commitment to making sure that Sibgeo lives the best life, one can't help but feel that the excuse is somewhat flimsy considering that we're talking about a psychic cat here.
Regardless of that and oddly enough, should Vladimir's ad prove successful in netting the exorbitant sum, he'll actually be the second such individual to pull off such a feat in the last year or so as another psychic cat in Russia sold for a jaw-dropping $83,000 dollars back in January of 2017. With that in mind, the decision to part with the mystic feline makes a bit more sense since, apparently, it's a seller's market when it comes to psychic cats in Russia.