I am thinking that Natalie_ca is on the right track
Cats definitely have a great connection to the paranormal but we humans are so far below in our level of recognition that it seems likes "just cat behavior" to most of us.
For instance, I caretake my inlaws' old house and when I first moved in, all my cats were avoiding one spot in a dark hallway - sometimes they'd be following me, but then would alert to something that I couldn't see or sense, and go back the other way and then rejoin me further down the hallway. My SIL told me that the man who sold her family the house said that some people think that there is a ghost in that part of the house.
And then, there is that connection between Joey and my grandson in San Diego, about 400 mi. away. When my grandson has had a fever, or is really upset, Joey goes around mmrrreeeoowwling for him (it's a cry that Joey, the typical, silent, tiny-meowed Manx, reserves usu. for when my grandson goes back to SD after school vacations). My grandson is the only person who can truck Joey around (unless it's me, holding him up to a wall to reach a spider, and then, Joey tolerates it for less than a minute).