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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
ok... i'm sure this is a cat thing but i'm still a newbie to the world of cats.

everyday, about two or three times a day he seems to be chasing some up and down my steps then then seems to be chasing it in to my bedroom, where he proceeds to "meow" like crazy and then does it ALL over again. What the heck is up with that?

Do you seriously think they can see ghosts and be chasing them? NO, really!

They say that this house i'm living in at the moment was haunted. Just a guess.

Thanks.
~e
post #2 of 19
could be anything, a small flying insect, he could hear a mouse or a bug in the walls-could just be a burst of energy that he needs to run off
post #3 of 19
my kitty does this she gets all excited for no reason, does a few laps around the apt, then just sits down, licks a paw, and is all calm again. She also goes nuts for bugs, but shes a stalker not so much a chaser. She'll sit for a long time staring at something crawling down by the baseboards, then attack at the most random moments.
post #4 of 19
Don't worry, this was normal behavior for my cat. I personally thought she was crazy but its normal. After awhile you'll get used to it and laugh. Maybe you should try chasing the cat, its really fun because they will run after you and jump on you. I used to tell everyone that we were playing chase!
post #5 of 19
Yep, that's normal kitty behavior! Mine get zooming around, but it's either usually late at night or very early in the moring.
post #6 of 19
What is it about stairs and wanting to zoom up and down them? All four of mine do it, the slot is about 7.30 am, it's a set part of the routine for some reason.... LOL We did live in a haunted house for a while, which was a horrible experience all round- I only had Vicket then, and she HATED it. Whatever it was we heard and felt, she saw, and she used to errupt into the air with her coat on end, spitting, snarling and running for the nearest cover. Once whatever it was frightened her so badly she had an accident on the spot which is absolutely unheard of for her. We moved out ASAP!
post #7 of 19
Greeblings. Cats chase greeblings. Greeblings are creatures that cannot be detected by human means.
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by portdevoix
Greeblings. Cats chase greeblings. Greeblings are creatures that cannot be detected by human means.
whats a greebling
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by cazx01
whats a greebling
We're not really sure. Humans can't see them. They can't be detected by human-made machines. But Cats can see them...
post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by portdevoix
We're not really sure. Humans can't see them. They can't be detected by human-made machines. But Cats can see them...
Is that what they're called?!?! I've been wondering about that for years!
post #11 of 19
I've always referred to these as Viet Nam flashbacks.
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by portdevoix
We're not really sure. Humans can't see them. They can't be detected by human-made machines. But Cats can see them...
I think that theory is just silly. I don't believe that at all!
post #13 of 19
NORMAL?????

The Too a cat normal

Too a cat
are you normal sitting on a large thing coming out of the floor to use the bathroom in instead of a box with litter.

Too a cat
are you normal walking on two legs instead of four.

Too a cat
are you normal when you dont chase that weird thing thats foating in the air above you.

Too a cat
are you normal for laying in a large hole fill with water to bath your self with or even stand in instead of useing your tounge

Too a cat
are you normal when you think nothing of a ball of paper, string, or even foil when it is rolled across the floor(oh so tempting).

Too a cat
are you normal when you scream at the sight of a mouse instead of playing chase with it.


So what is normal. I have no clue, but if I was a cat running around like crazy fro no reason at all is normal.

Ashley
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by rachelh1018
I think that theory is just silly. I don't believe that at all!

It's better than having no sense of humor.
post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by portdevoix
We're not really sure. Humans can't see them. They can't be detected by human-made machines. But Cats can see them...
Hey, ya never know. Hmmmm... Seems like the makings of a Sci-Fi special 2part movie.

Anythings possible.


~e
post #16 of 19
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.
post #17 of 19
quite often my cat will stare at a spot in my room which for years we have felt to be haunted. spooky!
post #18 of 19
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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.
post #19 of 19
Ah,

I have known about greeblings for years - just never knew what they were called! They are akin to the devics who look after the plants and animals in our yard, I guess. For those horse lovers in the group, you have probably experienced your horse's ability to 'see' these creatures as well. I know that a favourite hiding spot of theirs is the rural mail boxes along a road. My mare knew each and every time a greebling or gremlin was hiding in a mailbox and took great care to leap sideways at least 10 feet so as to be out of its reach:-).

About ceiling fans - Lion is extremely watchful about them when they are not rotating and ignores them when they are. An animal communicator passed on his concern that they might be 'predator birds' with their wings outstretched so that is why he was nervous:-).

Kathryn

So, are greeblings also the ones responsible for hiding something you are using at that moment, then restoring it a few hours later after you have literally torn the place apart looking for it?
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