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post #1 of 20
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Someone mentioned in another post cats seeing things when ther is really nothing there. How many of you believe that your cats see ghosts? Did you ever catch your cat staring up into a corner of the room for no aparent reason?

My daughter (will be three January 11th) has been seeing ghosts since before her second birthday. She really scared me the other day. She started to scream and rattle the bathroom door trying to get out. I ran upstairs and opened the door for her. She told me there was a ghost in the tub. She said it was white with a scarry face and big "moogly" eyes! This wasn't her first sighting and it won't be the last, I'm sure. I can't figure out if she has been watching too much Scooby Doo or what. She sure sounded legitimately frightened though.

Any other stories?
post #2 of 20
When my cat Penny died we were living at my in-laws because I was unable to walk. When we moved back home Toes looked all over the house for her but couldn't find her. Then I started seeing cat shadows out of the corner of my eyes and I even felt Penny get up on the bed several times. One day I was in the kitchen and saw Penny cross the livingroom and then go down the hall to the back of the house. Toes was in the livingroom and watched her walk past him and then took after her down the hallway. After a couple of seconds he came back down the hallway and looked all over the livingroom and then came and complained to me. All I could do was love him and say, "I know. I saw her too."
post #3 of 20
OK. Nothing specific - however I have heard that cats are very sensitive to the spiritual. I live in a 200 year old house and I'm certain that my cats would pick up any 'activity' if we had any!!

I do know of my husband's friend that had a DEFINITELY haunted house where the cat would regularly go scatty and behave in a very unorthodox manner - thing is my husband sensed the spirit in this hosue too so it wasn't just the cat (the kind of thing where you sense there is someone in the room next to yours and you dread going out into the hallway) . . .
post #4 of 20
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Originally posted by kfleck
My daughter (will be three January 11th) has been seeing ghosts since before her second birthday. She really scared me the other day. She started to scream and rattle the bathroom door trying to get out. I ran upstairs and opened the door for her. She told me there was a ghost in the tub. She said it was white with a scarry face and big "moogly" eyes! This wasn't her first sighting and it won't be the last, I'm sure. I can't figure out if she has been watching too much Scooby Doo or what. She sure sounded legitimately frightened though.

My 11 years old neice Taylor see's and talks to my Grandma who died a little over 2 years ago. She was always scared of my grandma when she was alive and never wanted anything to do with her. But since my Grandma's death she talks so fondly of her. I have no proof but I truly believe that my grandma is watching over her. And is trying to be an active part of her life. Her sister can predict the future also, When she was about 3 years old she told her mom and I that she was going to be playing with snakes in the park with her babysitter. And then come to find out that her babysitter decided to take her to the park where she found 2 snakes and played with them. Coincidence?? I don't think so.
post #5 of 20
Ive always wanted to see a ghost, just to verify their existence. Mabye sometime in the future...

Peace,
Brandon
post #6 of 20
I don't know, but you know how some people have pictures of "orbs?" Well they're supposedly a ghost, or some sort of paranormal energy or something. I always attributed them to something on the lens or moisture/dust in the air. Then when taking pictures of Cupid (I'm such a new mom! Everytime he moves I grab for the camera. ) I saw an orb right in front of his face, like he was looking directly at it. On the next picture I took, he was looking almost directly up like he had been following something with his eyes.

So I don't know, but I thought that was pretty weird. I can post pics if anyone wants to see.
post #7 of 20
Purr, I would love to see those pics!
post #8 of 20
Me too!
post #9 of 20
Me three!

After my 17 year old siamese passed away last January I was still very upset and very uncosolable. One night as I was crying myself to sleep, I felt a cat jump up on the bed and lay down at my feet - the same spot he used to lay in. The thing is my door was closed so I know there was no other cat in the room. I fell alseep with a slight smile on my face - I knew my Beau was with me.
post #10 of 20
I believe!!! and I do think cats can see the other side.
post #11 of 20




At first I thought it was just a coincidence (and it may be!) but it's not like he's just looking in that direction. He's facing forward and looking up!

What do you think?
post #12 of 20
post #13 of 20
I believe the innocense of animals and children allows them to interact with the spiritual realm. When I was a child,5 I saw a ghost one night in my bedroom.I was terrified and cried out for my Nana. She told me to get in her bed but I had to walk past the stairs and saw another spirit. I also had an out of body expirience, but the second I questioned how I could be floating, I was pulled back to my body.
I don't have those expiriences now as an adult. I do believe.
post #14 of 20
My husband and I lived in a haunted apartment before we were married. We'd lie in bed at night and listen to the pots and pans clanging and the cabinet doors opening and closing in the kitchen.

Once I stood at the kitchen counter and a picture frame came flying at me from across the room (no windows open, etc). Another time, there was a straight line of white smoke hanging over my kitchen sink and counters, just hovering, again, no windows open, etc. The stories go on and on. The funny thing was that Andy and I were never scared, in fact we were very curious (and I am the world's biggest chicken). I had a feeling that the ghosts were not mean and didn't want to harm us, they were just conversing.

My girlfriend lost her 23 year old brother in a work accident and she would often hear her 2 year old son "talking" to him say "Scott, leave me alone, stop doing that", etc.

My dogs have "raised their hackles" several times at bare walls or other objects that we've lived with forever.

I do believe, I do believe.

Karen
post #15 of 20
I believe cats can see things that we can't. My friend's cat, Lucy, was famous for staring intently into a spot in the house where nothing was. It was obvious she was looking at something. I truly believe there could be spirits that they see. I even like the idea as long as whatever it is doesn't do any harm.

I have had one experience that freaked me out and made me really think. My former roommates dad passed away in May 2001. I was still living with her at the time. In the month or so before he died, he became obsessed with the clock in his room. He didn't care about the TV or anything else, but that clock had to be there or he had a fit.

After he passed, my roommate brought the clock home and set it on her desk.

The Thanksgiving after he passed, November 2001, my roommate and I were cooking in the kitchen and all of a sudden the alarm on that clock went off. We both just kind of looked at each other and said "Happy Thanksgiving, Ray!" I wouldn't have believed it, except I was standing there.

Here's hoping that we all have someone watching out for us, and that our kitties know they are there!
post #16 of 20
I have several ghosts in my house (its close to 100 yrs old) I used to keep my ironing board in my guest room till the female ghost sent the iron flying across the room. I moved it to the back bedroom that night and haven't had a problem with it since.
My cats are always watching something up on the ceiling or on the front door chirping with their ears focused forward. Several times they chased something up the stairs and then down, claws extended and trying to catch it.
When I moved in, there were cloves of garlic above every door. My mom told me they were to ward off evil. I've had 3 fall off, one went flying 3 feet.
My nephew is always asking me if he can play with the see-thru kids in my yard.
Tell the ghosts you're willing to share the space with them so long as they are not there to harm you. You should live quietly with just a few "disturbances". I don't even jump anymore when my phone slides off the coffee table.
post #17 of 20
PS....my stereo was turned on, full volume, on Christmas morning. There is no way the cats did it. They were with me in the kitchen on the first floor.
post #18 of 20
When my boyfriend and i split in feb of last year, i was obviously upset.

I used to let Rosie sleep in my room, and on several occassions, she would get up and go straight to the bottom of my bed and just stare at the wall.

Approx 3-4 month after the split, a girl in my office persuaded me to have a fortune teller at the house, which i gave in to.

I asked the fortune teller to make sure she took the spirits away with her when she left, and she said she would, except for one, which was'nt ready to leave yet, my mother!.

She gave my mothers name, and said that she was in my room every night,sitting on my bed watching me sleep!.

After telling my friends, one of them said that it would have been because i was upset, as she had a similar experience with her dead grandparents, and said that when someone is upset like i was, it is known for someone close to come through?!.

So, did Rosie see my mother in the room?. I would like to think so.

Susan
post #19 of 20
I like the idea of family and friends hanging around and still be a part of the family... but at the same time, I get really creeped out if I think too much about them 'watching' me. You know, like in the bedroom..... Does it creep anyone else out?

Once when I was a kid I was lying in bed and I thought I saw a white cloud resembling a person walk in front of my bedroom door down towards my parents room. I was scared $h!tless. Another time I dreamt I was above my body looking down on myself. But my cats don't freak out at anything here.
post #20 of 20
As much as i loved my mother, it did freak me out, just knowing she was watching me. My mother always used to say,'it's not the dead that harm you, but the living', but i was still scared.

After a week of being told that, i went around the bedroom telling her that i was ok, and that she did'nt have to stay because i had Rosie to comfort me, and i felt so much at ease after that.

Susan
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