About twelve years ago I was involved in a head on collision with a bus at combined speeds of about 115 m.p.h. When the paramedics arrived they thought I was dead. They were about to rip out the seats of my Jeep Cherokee to get to me because they couldn't get the door open. I reached over and unlocked it for them thinking I'd rather not have my Jeep (which was unsalvagable) torn apart. I suffered an inner ear concusion, a left frontal lobe concussion, a broken wrist, a tweaked (okay so it's not a medical word)sternum, and a broken nose. Somebody was there with me. If you don't want to believe, that's okay, but I do.
As far as animals talking:
"Boy From The Country" - John Denver
Because he talked with the fish in the creek,
He tried to tell us, that the animals could speak,
And who knows, perhaps they do,
How do you know they don't, just because they haven't spoken to you