20-year-old Nano, from Oslo, Norway, claims that that she isnâ€™t human at all, but a cat born in the wrong species. Her â€˜feline tendenciesâ€™ include a superior sense of hearing and sight, a hatred of water, and the ability to communicate in â€˜meowsâ€™. She even tries to hunt mice in the dark!
Her story was first revealed in a video report published by the Norwegian YouTube channel NRK P3 Verdens Rikeste Land. In the interview, Nano is seen wearing a pair of pointed ears and an artificial tail as she talks about her condition. She explains that she has been displaying cat-like behavior since childhood, but only realised it when she was a teenager.
â€œI realised I was a cat when I was 16, when doctors and psychologists found out what was â€œthe thingâ€ with me,â€ the translation on the video reads. â€œUnder my birth, there was a genetic defect. Itâ€™s also obvious that Iâ€™m a cat when I start purring and meowing. And walking around on four legs and stuff like that.â€
In the video, Nano repeatedly demonstrates her uncanny likeness to cats. She is seen crawling on fours, all the way up to a window, looking out longingly as she paws at the walls. She then puts on a pair of giant pink cat paws and rubs her face with them as though sheâ€™s grooming herself. One part of the interview takes place at Osloâ€™s central station, where she suddenly steps back and lets out a hiss.
â€œI hate water,â€ she adds. â€œWater is like you get the instinct to wash yourself in the face and stuff.â€ But she does like to take naps in sinks, just like cats.
At the end of the interview, Nano says that life as a cat has been exhausting, but worth it because she gets to live with cat instincts. In fact, she isnâ€™t sure if sheâ€™s ever going to stop behaving like a cat.
â€œMy psychologist told me I can grow out of it, but I doubt it,â€ she says. â€œI think I will be cat all my life.â€