by Elisa Black-Taylor
Can Cats See Ghosts? I'd like to stress this article also covers spirits, demons, angels and any other supernatural or spiritual entity and includes dogs as well as cats.
According to the experts at Wikipedia, cats can't see ghosts because there's no such thing as ghosts. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It's for that reason I expect a lot of feedback at the end of this article.
First I'd like to tell everyone of my experience with the supernatural. I'm probably one of the few people on the planet to have an actual photograph of my guardian spirit. Many of my friends have seen the photo and know I tell the truth. This is the same guardian who advised me to take back my family name to promote my writing. Real or not, it worked.
My Furby has also written on the subject for PoC. Here's the link. I know MY cats can see things we cannot. Can yours?
Shortly before my cat's begin their growling at nothing routine, I'll get a chill. Usually I'll see a shadow in the direction they're growling/staring/meowing.
I saw the same type of shadow two weeks before my mother's death when it showed up in her room at the nursing home. Everyone knows I'm empathic and mama also had the same gift. Whatever it was I saw, mama spoke to it and asked it to "please come get her." I'd never seen her so eager to go somewhere. The memory of her seeing someone special in her room so close to her passing was a great comfort to me when I lost her.
One reference stated that cats as well as humans are born with the ability to see spiritual entities. That's why children and babies can see angels. But as we grow older we're taught what we're seeing isn't real and we lose the ability during childhood. Since cats aren't taught this ability is wrong, they do not lose it.
Skeptics say our cats have only spotted a bug too small for us to see and that's what all the fuss is about.
The best reference I found in my research is this. I caution you not to read it in a dark deserted room. I find this article particularly interesting because it states cats can not only see ghosts, but many cats will visit their former homes after their death.
I'd like for everyone to study this picture I made of Cocoa the day after his rescue. He was a very sick cat and enjoyed napping in the back of my closet. I decided to take a few photos of him in there. As I was preparing to take one of the shots, I heard and felt the flapping of wings to my right. It took a moment for it to register there was no way a bird could have entered the room. Yet that's exactly what it sounded and felt like. Is this an angel wing guarding my sick Cocoa? The second and third photos were made within seconds so feel free to compare the three.
Can all of us who love cats and have seen the unexplained be wrong? Come on readers, I really want to hear your ghost stories on this subject. I personally believe cats are highly attuned and they do see something not of this world.
I apologize for not thinking of this one in time for Halloween. For many more cat tales, Google "can cats see ghosts?" Prepare to be scared....