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Old 08-21-2009, 02:25 AM
 
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Ok, many years ago, we had a cat who was very bonded to us and slept between us. One night, shortly after moving into a new home, I heard her growl, turned and saw a sahdowy figure in the bedroom doorway. She hissed and the thing diasppeared. My husband said he didn't wake up, I must have been dreaming.

but it happened 3 more times, 2x in that house, and once in another house we moved to. All; three times she growled and hissed upon seeing a shadow figure waling into the bedroom. The last time, she didn't react right away, so the thing walked further into the bedroom and actually stood at the foot of my husbands' bed. At that point she growled and I sat right up and said to the thing "What do you want" Go away" I knew I wasn't sleeping, it wasn't a dream.

We never saw the shadow-ghost again, but I insisted my husband go for a physical. He had 2 partially blocked coronary arteries, no pain as yet, but close on his way to a fatal heart attack. He had stents put in to repair the arteries, fine since then. Was the shadow-ghost trying to warn us of his health problems? Or was he the grim reaper come to call and our cat scared him off? Or Am I reading too many horror novels?

Whatever, the story is real, draw your own conclusions!
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Norway
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Personally I don't believe in ghosts, I do however believe in Demons. I suppose that is a bit off topic if I go on talking about that. I also believe that cats and animals in general can sense things in a higher level than humans can.
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Old 08-21-2009, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Bristol, England, UK
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I think your cat probably did see a ghost of some variety. My dog did the same a few mnts ago, although unlike you, I thought I was dreaming as I was speaking to my granny! Only in this dream (or what I thought was a dream) she went to stroke Baker who was on the end of the bed and Baker started to bark! Was quite bazzare!
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I used to have a problem blow drying my hair in the bathroom. It first started when I was a teenager and continued for about 10 years. For some reason, I always had a feeling that someone was standing behind me. This also happened sometimes when I was just standing in front of the bathroom mirror. And only in the houses that I grew up in.
Then I got my dog. And ever since then, I have never had that feeling. So, yeah, I do think that animals can see spirits, and I think that animals do not like them, which makes me a bit uneasy.
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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Hallucinations can be very real. While you were seeing ghosts and hearing growls, kitty was probably fast asleep! LOL!!
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:30 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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I used to have a problem blow drying my hair in the bathroom. It first started when I was a teenager and continued for about 10 years. For some reason, I always had a feeling that someone was standing behind me. This also happened sometimes when I was just standing in front of the bathroom mirror. And only in the houses that I grew up in.
Being in an electro-magnetic field can make a person feel like they are sensing something extra-sensory. The hair dryer can cause that feeling, especially since it is used near the head. It's possible that physically maturing eventually reduced teh sensation.
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Old 08-21-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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When I was a kid, every once in awhile our cat would suddenly jerk his head up from a drowsy snooze, and with big eyes look up in the air at "something." My Dad would say "a flock of 'em just went over." Dad had several funny sayings about our cats, one was "the fur baby" which I've since heard others say. The other was "the rabbits." When our cat would do that thing where they suddenly run around the house like crazy, he would say the kitty "has the rabbits"
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Being in an electro-magnetic field can make a person feel like they are sensing something extra-sensory. The hair dryer can cause that feeling, especially since it is used near the head. It's possible that physically maturing eventually reduced teh sensation.
No, that wasn't it. But that's a good theory.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: California
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I had a cat that would sit on the bed and meow "at something he saw" on the wall.
There was NOTHING there, no pictures, no headboard, nadda.
He did this for years! It was the only spot he ever did that.
Very weird. He acted like he could see something we didn't.
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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My kitties do crazy stuff like that all the time, as a matter of fact, I am watching Chaos stalk something invisible on the wall right now......
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