Friday, May 14, 2010

PFM Alert--Ghost Cat

The Ghost Cat visited our house again last night.

We've lived with this possible pussycat for nearly two years. Doors on cupboards full of nice soft towels and blankets--exactly the sorts of places a kitty might choose to curl up in--seem to open when we're not looking, even when our alive-and-kicking cat, Freckles, is shut in 'his' room in the basement. When we're in bed for the night, sometimes what seems to be Freckles jumps on the bed and lies down--but when one of us reaches to pet him, poof--he's not there.

That's just freaky.

Would Ghost Hunters Jason and Grant from TAPS ( ) suggest that vibrations we don't notice affect the cupboard doors? Maybe we dream the cat-on-the-bed incidents--but why would two people dream the same dream, sometimes at the same time?

Tonight, we had a new experience. Freckles jumped onto the couch beside me, eyes dilated, tail swishing, and spent ten minutes playing with something that wasn't there. He acted exactly as though he were playing with another cat. He's never, ever done that since he moved in with us three years ago.

At least, whatever-it-is, is friendly.

And playful.

That's good, right?


  1. Ooo gimme the shivers. We have had ghost cats, and I've felt things jump up on our bed when no cat's in the room (I checked)... and sometimes our real cats play with "cats" that simply are not there.

    Now either my cats are playing with a ghost kitty, or they've gone collectively terminally furry (aka "nuts"). I'm leaning towards the ghost kitty.

    Great blog Sarah, good job!!!

  2. Posted on Facebook but decided to say 'hi' here also.

  3. Spooky! Sounds like a good title for a book: Ghost Cat!

  4. Thanks, Susan. It's nice to know someone else has experienced this! And Diana's right; Ghost Cat would be a good title for a book. LOL