The case of a mystery man who disappeared while walking his dog in the woods near Accord Pond in Hingham has gotten wierder: now a psychic is involved.

When it comes to a missing person case, police will take any information they can get.


So when a woman claiming to be a psychic volunteered her sixth sense to help track a man who apparently went missing while walking his Saint Bernard in Hingham this week, police were willing to hear her out.


Rockland police were at the Best Western on Hingham Street in Rockland on Thursday to see if employees had any information on the man in his mid-70s, who was last seen walking his dog in the woods near Accord Pond, then later walking south on Route 228 toward the hotel on Wednesday.


The Best Western is the only hotel on that stretch of Route 228 that allows visitors to keep pets. Police have wondered whether the man is from out of town, given that no one has come forward with information about him or his dog, even after widespread media attention and extensive searching.


A woman who has been staying at the hotel for the last week offered police her assistance, general manager Amarjit Khera said.


Khera said she reported having two visions, one in which a group of kids beat the man, stole his watch, then dumped his body somewhere in Quincy where there is a big shamrock. The second vision suggested that police should search the woods, just west of where the dog paused at the water’s edge while police were searching.


Rockland police took the report from the woman and passed the information to Hingham police.


Hingham police Lt. Michael Peraino said search teams acted on the tip, but police dogs that can track cadavers turned up nothing.


He said there are no plans to search in Quincy because the information is too vague. “I don’t even know where you’d start looking,” he said.


Employees of a nearby Chili’s called police to report a man was possibly missing after finding the dog Wednesday morning. They had seen him with his owner earlier that day. The man’s identity was till unknown as of Friday. A microchip in the dog’s shoulder has yet to turn up his owner’s name.


Hingham police ask that anyone with information about the man or the dog to call them at 781-749-1212.


Jennifer Mann may be reached at jmann@ledger.com.