Olympic skeleton guided by spirits

As if the Winter Olympic sport called skeleton isn't cool enough, there's now a little bit of paranormal to add to the wintry mix.

The Calgary Herald is reporting the Canadian skeleton team visited a "sport shaman" last fall to determine their spirit animal.

The shaman, Sandra Molendyk, suggested that racer Jon Montgomery (pictured here) is guided by a spirit turtle, which is why he wears a tribal painting of one on his helmet.

However, having the notoriously slowpoke animal as his spirit guide is apparently helping; the Herald reports that Montgomery had the fastest time in his two training runs this Wednesday.

-Aaron Sagers