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    Can cats see ghosts?

    Hi Everyone! I had a crazy experience with my little girl kitty last night and wanted to know if anyone has similar experiences.
    We had a regular Monday-I came home from work, fed them, played with them, then went to the gym. I came home and all was well. After my shower, I noticed my little girl was acting very odd. She was hiding and running away from me-she's usually at my side like my little shadow-so this was very very odd.
    After a while, I inched up next to her, trying not to spook her with any loud noises but she still ran away. When i was finally able to get about arms length away from her she was so focused on something over my shoulder. There was nothing there... but whatever she was 'seeing' clearly had her very very spooked. She spent most of the night under the dining room table and then later that night (at around 2am) I woke up and realized she was under the bed awake. She usually sleeps with me on the bed and is out like a light.

    Any thoughts? Similar stories??

    This morning she was still acting a little off and wouldn't really let me hold her or be near her....
    Thanks for all your help,
    C


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    I have heard all my life that they can see them and I have a firend that I use to work with that swears one of his cats sees something in his house that scares the daylights out of him and makes the cats fur stand streight up. It is a place by his satircase that is where the cat sits and watches for hours, he growls with his fur standing up then bolts in the oppsite direction... and this happens a lot. When the cat wants to go upstairs, he said he will walk through 2 rooms to get to the staircase, rather than use the hall where he "sees" this whatever it is.

    I think they are on a differnt consious (spelling?) level than we are, hearing and seeing so I personally, think they do see things we can't.

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    I AM SURE THAT THE FOUND CATS CAN SEETHIER FORMER ROOMATES WHEN THEY COME TO VISIT AND MANY A TIME I HEAR RUNNING AROUND IN THE BASEMENT AND ON THE ENCLOSED PORCH.
    AND MY CATS MEEOWING AND HAVING A GREAT TIME.
    AND THE MYSTERIOUS SOUND OF PIGEONS...

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    I have heard that animals and young kids can see ghosts because they are more opened minded then older humans...
    My cats don't mind the ghosts in my house. (Yes, there are ghosts in my house.) Whenever I take pictures of Snow or Angel I can see blurrs and human-like figures by my kitties. CREEEPY! I also hear footsteps in the middle of the night and the temperture drops. Whenever Snow feels this, she runs out in the hallway or where ever she can see the ghosts.
    I think my cats like the ghosts. I mean, they cant hurt you or anything, only scare you.
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    Ghosts are typically seen by the very old, the very young, and the very ill /injured in humans. Not so much because they are open-minded as Snow Angel pointed out (though I am certain it doesn't hurt!) but because the veil between lives is thinner for them. I have no doubt that animals see ghosts, but I can't say with any confidence that the whole 'veil' idea applies to them. I imagine it is more due to the way their eyes work. Like how a camera will catch shadows, images, odd lights and things. That is of course all conjecture and speculation, but I still maintain that our fur-babies see a world we can't

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNiblik
    Ghosts are typically seen by the very old, the very young, and the very ill /injured in humans. Not so much because they are open-minded as Snow Angel pointed out (though I am certain it doesn't hurt!) but because the veil between lives is thinner for them. I have no doubt that animals see ghosts, but I can't say with any confidence that the whole 'veil' idea applies to them. I imagine it is more due to the way their eyes work. Like how a camera will catch shadows, images, odd lights and things. That is of course all conjecture and speculation, but I still maintain that our fur-babies see a world we can't

    Well I saw a ghost once. It was a figure of my grandfather walking in the bedroom right towards me and my dog who was a puppy at the time who was also deaf was crying in her sleep like crazy, my friend was with me and we screamed as loud as we could and nobody heard us. then he vanished. I saw him from the time he was a wight light ball until he formed to the figure of himself!!!! but I wasnt very young old or sick? it was sooo neat but of course very scary!!!

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    Can Cats See Ghost I Thing They Can My Friends Cat Always Sits On The Sofa And Will Stare At The Wall And Will Hide Behind The Sofas And Her Fur Spikes Up Then She Gos In The Garden And Hides Under The Chair Its So Weird

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    hi my name is hanna. my cat caily did some thing like that. she would set in my lap then all of a sudden she would stare then bat at something in the air. i would feel a sudden chill. it is soooo weird.

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    I think they can see them--and sense them. A good friend of mine used to own a Metaphysical shop that was in an old building that had all kinds of wierd energy. When I brought my normally mellow Howard to visit her one day, his eyes got HUGE and he was just looking all over as if he were seeing things that weren't there. Then a couple years later, I moved to an apartment that is actually an old house that has been divided up. Ever since, Luna has been obsessed with my closet door, which I always keep closed just to shut out the clutter inside (it's a fairly large walk-in closet). She will sit by that door and meow and meow and sniff at it as if there's something in there that she wants or wants to see or is talking to. She doesn't behave this way with any other closed door in the place, not the door to outside, not the bathroom door (which, too, I usually keep shut)....not even the door that leads to the cellar. Just the closet door. Sometimes Howard will join her in her obsession.

    Not that I think The Boogyman lives in my closet (that's too cheezy), but I do think that there is some sort of energy in that part of the apartment that attracts Luna's attention and makes her act like that.

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    When The Found Cats go out on the porch they often Meeow to nothing at all, I think they sense Thier Angel Pals and The Porch Cat Angels.
    Thier Friends often come home to see how things are going!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by caffeitina
    I think they can see them--and sense them. A good friend of mine used to own a Metaphysical shop that was in an old building that had all kinds of wierd energy. When I brought my normally mellow Howard to visit her one day, his eyes got HUGE and he was just looking all over as if he were seeing things that weren't there. Then a couple years later, I moved to an apartment that is actually an old house that has been divided up. Ever since, Luna has been obsessed with my closet door, which I always keep closed just to shut out the clutter inside (it's a fairly large walk-in closet). She will sit by that door and meow and meow and sniff at it as if there's something in there that she wants or wants to see or is talking to. She doesn't behave this way with any other closed door in the place, not the door to outside, not the bathroom door (which, too, I usually keep shut)....not even the door that leads to the cellar. Just the closet door. Sometimes Howard will join her in her obsession.

    Not that I think The Boogyman lives in my closet (that's too cheezy), but I do think that there is some sort of energy in that part of the apartment that attracts Luna's attention and makes her act like that.
    It could be that a cat went into that closet to have her kittens, and maybe one didn't make it . . . The kitten's ghost is still there.

    A house in a nearby town was demolished by a fire and they had a mother cat (Delilah) nursing her kittens in their bedroom closet and they all perished. When I read about this in the newspaper I was grief-sticken and sent them a gift card to PetSmart for their remaining cat. Maybe a similar tragedy occured and Luna just wants to meet and comfort the ghost kitty.
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    I've not had this with my cat but when I took my dog to the holistic vet that is also an empath- Keegan kept staring at the door staring UNDER the door cocking her head to the sides, i looked at the vet and she was staring out the corner of her eye murmuring something saying ' do you see the kitty??' yea, its a kitty, you see it don't you.......
    there happened to be a cat in the backroom meowing its head off and then she commented its not the one in the back we haven't touched him yet!!
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    Has anyone heard of this?

    I have a year old male Abby and he is a wonderful cat. However at times he seems to play with and 'talk' to something I can't see. I thought this was a small insect or something like that. However last night at around 11:40 pm Haku woke up from a sound and snoring sleep and rushed into the hallway where he began to cry for me. (He does that)
    When I went out to see what he wanted, he was staring at the ceiling and seemed to track something moving there. I lifted him up higher so he could show me 'the bug' but he didn't attack anything. This sounds odd but I am telling you it happened. He started purring and reaching for something in midair just inches from us. Again. I saw nothing.

    For the next 40 minutes I let him sit on my shoulder as he meowed to this whatever it was, and he was kneading my shoulder, purring like the happy cat the entire time. I live in a fairly new apartment complex and I can't figure this out. I think I might have something here with the two of us, but he doesn't seem bothered in the least by it, in fact he seems to like it very much. I do hear odd things from time to time, but nothing really too scary. I think if I didn't see that my cat was so comfy with this whatever it is, I might be a little more freaked out. Anyone have any opinions?

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    Welcome to Pet Talk -
    has anyone close to you passed away?
    If it is a loved one its possible that the reason he is so comfortable with them is b/c they are there in love.
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    Animals see dead people

    Animals are sensitive creatures, much more than most of us humans. My cat boys often look at intently at nothing. I have no doubt that they can see our family members and other people who have passed on. My boys never act like they are threatened by what they see. They act as if what they see is rather amusing. I have tried to take pictures of what they are looking at but by the time I get the camera out the cats are no longer looking in that direction.

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