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Old 01-18-2014, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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At our house we call it The Beasties when our cats act like we have been invaded by monsters.

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Old 01-18-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: southern california
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dont write animals off.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:49 PM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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At our house we call it The Beasties when our cats act like we have been invaded by monsters.

Invisible Intruder
Now we all know this is true. If you are a cat person, that is! lol

We had a huge white cat with blue eyes some years ago who was not only deaf but crosseyed and paranoid. And also a big sweetie.

When he would take off after unseen entities, the word at our house was that he was chasing invisible purple things. He did that a lot!

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Old 01-18-2014, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Seteria and Blaliko get "The Crazies" now and then, rising from naps to gallop through the house from back to front and back again. At times they'll also pace in circles on the porch or dart back and forth between inside and outside. Not infrequently this coincides with a full moon.

It's easy to laugh or head-scratch over this sort of behavior. But it gives credence to theories about the paranormal. Maybe there really are spirits of previous inhabitants that are paying a visit. I've had plenty of unexplained minor occurrences take place in the two years since my prior cat died to be less skeptical about this. My 105-year-old house has no doubt been home to other persons and animals who were a strong presence during their lives. The common remark, "You look like you've seen a ghost," could be right on the money where the "grrrrlz" are concerned!
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Either my cats are seeing something, or they have very wild and vivid imaginations.

When I see that fur rise up, those ears go back, that tail bush out, and that "ready to take off stance", (not to be mistaken for the "ready to pounce and kill you" stance), while staring at something on the wall or even in mid-air, I wonder if they are seeing something, or if they are playing make believe like a child does.

The only time that I've seen them do that when I was able to see what they saw, was when I was straightening a framed poster on my wall, and a gigantic, hideous, disgusting, fat, 8 legged demon spawn skuttled from beneath it across the wall. My white cat took one look at that thing and tore out of the room.

Gee, thanks cat.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:54 AM
 
Location: NH and lovin' it!
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Either my cats are seeing something, or they have very wild and vivid imaginations.

When I see that fur rise up, those ears go back, that tail bush out, and that "ready to take off stance", (not to be mistaken for the "ready to pounce and kill you" stance), while staring at something on the wall or even in mid-air, I wonder if they are seeing something, or if they are playing make believe like a child does.

The only time that I've seen them do that when I was able to see what they saw, was when I was straightening a framed poster on my wall, and a gigantic, hideous, disgusting, fat, 8 legged demon spawn skuttled from beneath it across the wall. My white cat took one look at that thing and tore out of the room.

Gee, thanks cat.
I lol'd at your first statement... ! Probably the latter is true!

I don't know about the paranormal, but I do know that cats get way too excited way too fast over lots of things. If they see something like a shadow or a pattern that "moves" in their heads, they can get spooked. Not to make a pun...

Even odd vibrations in the floor or somewhere in the house (or wherever) will alert them. Seems like more investigation is in order-- OR we can just enjoy their idiosyncracies and give them a pat now and then.
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:29 AM
 
Location: The land where cats rule
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I think that they are responding to something that we poor limited humans can not comprehend.

After all, it is their job to control the world isn't it?
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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My cats currently are fascinated with the heating ducts. No doubt a bird or rodent has fallen down the chimney; they can smell it, but I can't.

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After all, it is their job to control the world isn't it?
If only all of us humans would fall in line. LOL
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