You might have heard of women who believe that they have been born in the wrong sex, but this young woman believes she was born into the wrong species.
Meet Nano, a shy 20-year-old woman from Oslo, Norway, who thinks she is a cat. No, she does not like cats, she thinks she is one. Like felines, Nano claims she has a hatred of water and can simply communicate with other cats by meowing, according to Mail Online.
The Norwegian woman’s interview was uploaded yesterday on YouTube by the NRK P3 Verdens Rikeste Land channel, and has gone on to viewed more than 316,000 within a day of it surfacing online.
In the video, which has gone viral since it was uploaded, Nano explains that when psychologists first told her that being a cat was a “thing” she probably could get rid of, the woman just assimilated the revelation into her lifestyle, and is now a full-fledged feline.
“I realized I was a cat when I was 16 when doctors and psychologists found out what was ‘the thing’ with me. Under my birth there was a genetic defect.”
Even more bizarre are some of Nano’s habits. In the video, for example, when the woman sees a dog, she begins hissing like a cat. According to her, hissing is an instinctive reaction that happens when she sees a dog pass her by.
“There is a dog over there,” she says at one point in the video. “Sometime I hiss when meeting dogs in the street. It’s because of their behavior and my instinct automatically reacts by hissing.”
When asked what distinguishes her from normal human beings, Nano claims that she can see and hear things that most humans cannot. For instance, Nano claims, she can always hear suitcases rolling on the ground, or keys clinking in people’s pockets.
“You can hear a lot better than regular people, and you can see much more,” she says. “You focus on things that normal people can’t.”
“I can hear suitcases rolling on the ground,” she explains further. “Keys clinking in pockets. People with ice crampons under their shoes.”
Furthermore, the woman claims that she also likes sleeping on the windowsill at her Oslo home and likes to purr and walk around on all fours.
One person said about her condition: “I’m no psychologist but this broad is crazier than a box of frogs.”
Another viewer said that because Nano chooses to emulate certain characteristics of cats and ignores others, it is quite obvious that her attempts are directed at trying to garner some attention to herself. “She likes to choose which elements of cat-like behavior she exhibits as it’s all a plea for attention,” one person wrote.
Nano’s story might be unparalleled and bizarre, even in this day and age, and social media is going into a meltdown over the Norwegian woman’s claims of being a cat.
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[Photo via NRK P3 Verdens Rikeste Land/YouTube]