Heather and Greg Howell, from Naples, Florida, said they noticed son Elijah's unusual behaviour from a young age. He speaks to his dead grandparents and can see into the future.
His powers echo those of the movie character in Cole Sear's The Sixth Sense.
But you don't have to take their word for it – for the boy's supernatural abilities have been confirmed by a 'psychic nanny'.
Recalling one example, Heather, 40, said: "While I was pregnant Elijah said, 'Mommy, your baby is going to go with God'. I said 'Don't say that Elijah, don't say things like that', because I was scared because he knows things.
"I did miscarry a couple of days later and he kept stroking me and telling me it was going to be OK.
"A while later he said, 'Don't worry mommy, you're going have two babies and they're two boys', and in my head I thought he just wanted brothers.
"Months later we ended up finding out we were having twins - and that they were boys."
Heather and Greg called upon psychic expert Denise Lescano to determine if Elijah was really seeing spirits.
During her visit with the family Denise communicated with Heather's dead grandparents to get to the bottom of the mystery.
She discovered that Heather's mother, Elijah's grandmother, was the one who delivered the message about the miscarriage and the birth of the twins.
Denise explained: "Elijah displays all the signs of being a very gifted child with the ability to connect with the spirit world.
"He has a very strong sense of having lived before and speaks of past lives."
Denise left the Howells with instructions about how to handle their son's interactions with the spirit world.
Heather said: "I feel much more at ease now after Denise's visit, she's given us a lot to think about.
"We're all looking to Elijah to see how his gifts develop and can't thank Denise enough for sharing her gift with us."
As well as working with families, Denise - who believes she has been psychic since the age of nine - has spent years helping police solve murders and missing persons cases using her psychic ability.
She says her goal in life is to get rid of the fear and scepticism around what she does.
She said: "This is not a scary thing, this is a very healing and comforting thing.
"When I am able to help them and really pinpoint what is going on, it is incredibly validating and relieving for the family."