(Oberhausen, Germany) - One of Paul the Octopus's handlers confirmed that the eight-armed invertebrate contacted him from the spirit world this past weekend.
"I had a very lifelike dream," Daniel Fey acknowledged. "It was as if Paul was in the room with me. I could clearly see him selecting the mussel in a bin representing 2,000,0000 Spoof points for a bloke named SpaceLavatory, SpaceLatrine, or something along those lines."
If true, the ongoing controversy associated with psychic marine animals will be reopened. The odds of an octopus picking the right number of Spoof points for any individual writer is based on a two-tailed binomial distribution and has roughly the same odds as flipping an unbiased Icelandic one króna coin and seeing a cod 77 times in a row.
"Furthermore," Fey added, "Paul indicated a foot fungus flare-up. Both events are expected to occur some time during the month of November."
If Mr. Fey is to be believed, the following questions have been answered as well: Do animals have souls? and Is there an afterlife for octopi? Yes to both, it seems.