When nothing adds up and a gut feeling is all you have, forget about your five senses… what you really need is the sixth sense. “The Sixth Sense,” anchored by Barbara Walters, airs on “20/20 SATURDAY,” JULY 13 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (OAD: 10/26/12)
The Performers: Theresa Caputo is your average suburban mom — with one major exception: she says she talks to dead people. In the last several years she has parlayed her “sixth sense” into stardom with her hit TLC show “Long Island Medium.” There is rarely a moment when Theresa is not describing messages from spirits she says are looking to connect with their loved ones in the physical world. Even the “20/20″ interview was interrupted when the deceased father of a cameraman apparently had a message to share.
The Power of Premonitions: Have you ever had a gut feeling or a hunch that later came true? You may have actually experienced a premonition. Elizabeth Vargas meets people who say they’ve experienced the two most likely types… when a mother’s instinct goes beyond simple intuition, and premonitions warning us before disaster strikes.
Proof of Heaven: Five years ago neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander contracted a brain infection that brought him to the brink of death… So close, in fact, that he believes he went to Heaven. But Heaven apparently wasn’t ready for Dr. Alexander. He survived, and shares his tale and his #1 bestselling book, Proof of Heaven, with Vargas.
Animal Premonitions: “20/20″ looks at the sixth sense and predictive abilities of animals, including a dog rescued from a high-kill shelter to astonishingly lead a new life helping a team of paranormal investigators. Jay Schadler reports.
Do You Have the Gift?: Laura Day believes she has the power of premonitions and has turned it into a lucrative career as a psychic advisor to major corporations – advising them on everything from hiring decisions to investments and mergers. How and why do some people have this ability?
David Sloan is executive producer of “20/20 SATURDAY.”