Sparky the Wonder Dog

Sparky the Wonderdog
Sparky the Wonderdog

Gordie Rosenberg’s dog Sparky was our first non-human applicant. Rosenberg claimed that Sparky could bark a number between one and six by reading the chosen number from Gordie’s mind.

We suspected that Rosenberg was sending unconscious non-verbal cues (body language) to Sparky, and when we conducted our test with Rosenberg out of Sparky’s sight, Sparky’s apparent psychic powers vanished. In fact, his accuracy fell to 3%. Sparkyy’s accuracy with a Frisbee, however, was terrific!

Our investigation of Sparky made the cover of the now-defunct L.A. New Times newspaper.

Here is a reprint of the article. (With permission from Author Tony Ortega)