Originally Posted by AmberThe Bobcat
I know for certain that cats can see things that us humans can not. Their eyes have more light receptors than humans, maybe this enables them to see things we can not. My cats run up and down the stairs, but they are usually just playing. But, I have seen more than one of my cats, quite frequently, stare at something on the wall and then go run over and try to smack at it. I will go over to where they are and look and see nothing. But, the cat is still trying to smack something that to me, isn't there. However, one evening, when I was at work and my wife was home alone, one of our cats kept looking at the stairs that were behind where my wife was sitting. She thought the cat was looking at another cat on the stairs. She turned to look, but there was nothing there. The cat then looked up at the ceiling, my wife looked up too and saw a dark shadow slide across the ceiling and vanish when it got to the wall: The cat just sat there looking at the celing, my wife said she got the chills after seeing that.
Ugh, I got the chills just reading that! I see dark shadows all the time, usually out of the corner of my eye. Heck, in February, there were so many instances where I was sitting in this computer chair and I saw a dark shadow at the other end of the room, moving from the doorway to the window. Since there's a bookshelf blocking my view of the window, I always thought it was a person going to the window to maybe open it or fetch one of the cats, but there was never anyone there. I know I saw that 3 times in one week, and it drove me nuts.
Willow's a fan of staring at the ceiling too. A couple years ago, around the time when we got Buffy (before or after, can't remember), Willow was fascinated in watching the ceiling in this room (the same room with "the dark ghost"
). Her head would always move, like the thing she was watching was moving from one end of the room to the other. And she always stopped when we were intent on watching the ceiling too (maybe she was trying to fool us, lol). She doesn't do it anymore, but I remember being creeped out during that time.