5-Year-Old ‘Savant’ Being Studied for Telepathic Abilities

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
November 6, 2015 Updated: November 13, 2015

A “telepathic” little boy is being studied by scientists after his mom recorded him apparently exercising his abilities.

The home videos recorded by Nyx Sanguino of her 5-year-old Ramses reached scientists, and Dr. Diane Powell, formerly of Harvard Medical School, decided to study the lad.

Powell thinks telepathy might be an alternative method of communication between autistic children and their parents. 

“If you think about it, if you have your primary language compromised then that would be a perfect setup for telepathy—because here you have a child and a parent who desperately want to communicate with one another but can’t,” she told Barcroft TV.

“I have found many autistic children who have been reported to be telepathic and I wanted to see it for myself and see if it can be evaluated and actually tested under rigorous, controlled conditions.”

Powell says she’s seen signs of telepathy in at least seven different people, including in three meetings with Ramses. 

“I am as confident that telepathy exists as I am a lot of things that have actually been accepted by science,” she said. “It’s very risky to one’s credibility to take on a subject like this—but I knew that when I got into it.”

In the meetings, Powell used a random-number generator to pick numbers for the mom to write down and think about. Ramses then attempted to read her mind to guess them, and he was often successful.

“I was amazed when we began testing Ramses. 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,” Nyx said.

“I don’t know how to explain it and I hope that Dr. Powell will eventually be able to give me some answers.”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.