This morning I got up at 5:05am, made my bed real quick, and went and got a cup of coffee then went outside to have a smoke.
The cig bin-ashtray is right around the corner of the doorway, so I'd have to walk like 5 feet from the door, then around the corner of the building
to reach the bin.
Ok, so I was standing there at this windowsill where I sat my cup of coffee down looking at my phone to see what was going on at ATS, facing the
building, and out of the corner of my eye I saw some movement maybe 30 feet away.
I looked up and saw nothing there, just some trees in the dim light from some distant streetlights. This area was a big parking lot, totally empty,
surrounded by forest, so it was very dark here. There was no one outside, no cars or anything. It was completely silent and desolate.
Anyways, I went back to looking at my phone, had a sip of coffee, and I saw this movement in the corner of my eye again!
I was like "Wth is that?" and looked around but there was nothing there by those trees.
But whatever it was it blocked out the light for a moment.
It looked tall and dark, I guess.
Well, I was like "Ok this is messed up, hmmm, I'm going back by the doorway, haha!" and so walked back around the corner.
I started thinking to myself "What's a good title for this horror flick I just found myself in?" and I was thinking of titles to name my incident, and
I was imagining something coming behind me and grabbing me and dragging me off into the woods, and that I'd be so startled and out of breath that I
wouldn't even be able to scream. No one would hear me or know what happened to me.
Now get this, I turned around and all of the sudden - two massive black cats flew out at me
They were like 2 feet in front of me, and they Hissed at me in unison
I looked at them and pointed and said "I know what you are!", and they ran off back into the woods.
Right as they went over the hill this guy came out the doorway, and I told him "you just missed it, you'd never believe what just happened to me, I
just got spooked big time!". He said "Don't tell me that!" and we laughed about it as I went back into the building.
Now a little more detail, these two big black cats were huge, like 2 feet long, very thick with long hair, very wild looking. They were identical
twins. Massive sized cats. Their eyes glowed crazy in the reflections of the yellow streetlights on the edges of the parking lot.
They looked exactly like this (with the 'mane' and everything) big mean cats:
When they darted off into the woods together they made a loud sound of their claws hitting the pavement of the parking lot, but their approach was
100% stealthy and silent - it was dead quiet out there I couldn't even hear the traffic far away, these cats somehow sneaked up on me in perfect
silence. So freaky!!
The way they appeared was amazing, they like fell from several feet high around that corner, and just stopped right there in front of me staring me
down hissing at me. There's nothing up on that wall for them to climb up on, I'm not sure how they "fell" around that corner. It was so weird and
Now add together the fact I definitely saw and pegged onto the "movement" blocking the light out of the corner of my eye twice and was so perplexed by
it that I actually started thinking of naming the horror flick I found myself in.
I've never thought of that before that I can remember, and I never really see things out of the corner of my eye except for perhaps two other
occasions (of a inexplicable nature).
Now I get it, this could all be a mega coincidence and all that but I don't usually ever encounter anything strange like this (though I do have a few
stories I will go ahead and add in this thread for anyone wanting to read through and find out about some of these other incidents).
This thread will focus on Cats in conjunction with supernatural or unexplained Spooky incidents.
Some links for background reading on why this is so Spooky to me as an avid folklorist and fan of myth and legends:
believed to be supernatural entities that would assist witches and cunning folk in their practice of magic. According to the records of the
time, they would appear in numerous guises, often as an animal, but also at times as a human or humanoid figure, and were described as "clearly
defined, three-dimensional… forms, vivid with colour and animated with movement and sound" by those alleging to have come into contact with them
When they served witches, they were often thought to be malevolent, while when working for cunning folk they were often thought of as benevolent
(although there was some ambiguity in both cases). The former were often categorised as demons, while the latter were more commonly thought of and
described as fairies. The main purpose of familiars is to serve the witch or young witch, providing protection for them as they come into their new
is heavily associated with Black Cats.
basically suggests that the cats could also be shapeshifters, like whatever that
big shadow thing I saw in the corner of my eye could have morphed into these cats.
Familiars and Therianthropy is found in pretty much all cultures worldwide, and is repeated in the legends, myths, folktales, etc, throughout the
world. This is a universal concept no matter how disparate and isolated a culture is, they know about this subject.
Therianthropy is the mythological ability of human beings to metamorphose into other animals by means of shapeshifting.
In mythology, folklore and speculative fiction, shapeshifting (or metamorphosis) is the ability of a being or creature to
completely transform its physical form or shape.
Just as a single quick example, in Japan we have stories of the Bakeneko
The bakeneko (化け猫, "changed cat") is a type of Japanese yōkai, or supernatural creature. According to its name, it is a cat that has
changed into a yōkai. It is often confused with the nekomata, another cat-like yōkai, and the distinction between the two can often be quite
Anyone is welcome to share similar stories about spooky cats in this thread, thanks for reading!
This was such an awesome event, I loved it!
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