posted on Jun, 30 2007 @ 08:59 AM
ADHDsux: looks as if your life might become a lot more interesting :-)
We experienced substantial paranormal activity for several years, in one house in particular.
Then we bought this place. Brand new, never lived in. It's been pretty good --- the paranormal stuff has been rare. Nice break from it, touch
A year or so before we moved-in here, we adopted a ten-year old cat. She was way beyond the playing stage and was happy to sleep her days away on a
She had her own routine. I'm sure you know what I mean -- you get to know your pet's every expression, habit, peculiarity. It's second-nature.
This place isn't large, so nothing escapes attention.
One night, instead of trotting back upstairs to her bed after her feed, our cat instead walked to a corner of the living room. Normal corner: just
two regular walls which meet at a right angle. As it happens, it was a perfectly blank area (for that 'uncluttered' effect). So, two blank walls
forming a corner.
She remained still for a while, staring intently at a point on one of the walls, a couple of feet above the floor. I watched her, wondering what on
earth could have captured her attention.
For a brief while, it seemed as if she was tracking something invisible. Her eyes were following something on, or in front of, the wall. I peered
intently to see if there was a tiny insect or even an ant. But no, nothing.
Then suddenly she attacked the wall. I mean attacked. She fully launched herself at that wall. She was at full stretch, body extended, claws out
and ripping into something.
For a second or two, she seemed to hang there. She was hissing and yowling-- really wild, or angry as if she were in a fight to the death -- with a
blank wall !
Alarmed now, I called to her loudly and ran towards her, to break the spell. She was oblivious to me, to everything except this invisible 'thing'
she was fighting.
Then, still howling and hissing, she suddenly dropped flat before tearing up the stairs, ears flat to her head.
I flew up after her. She'd already made it to a room that was occupied by another member of the household, who asked: ' What did you do to the
cat? She's acting all weird. '
I replied that she'd just attacked the wall for some reason.
We both stared at the cat, who was already on a bed, her body tightly tucked up. She looked upset and had 'gone into herself'. She didn't want to
communicate or be patted.
Returning downstairs and curious about her weird behaviour, I examined the wall. Called the others down to look at the claw marks in the wall.
We still don't know what caused our cat to attack the wall. She'd never attacked that or any other wall before, nor did she ever do so again.
If you had x-ray vision and could 'see' beyond that wall, you would find a small store-room. It is fully lined with modern tiled floor,
securely-locked with a strong well-fitting door, and contains neat shelving and some barely-used power-tools. No-one was in there or in the vicinity
and the area surrounding is secured with a very high fence, alarm systems, etc. It's a new place, very clean and well-maintained -- no mice or other
cat-attracting creatures. The walls in this entire complex are solid and well-constructed: no gaps or holes or badly-aligned elements. The corner of
the room in which the incident occurred, is very well lit. I saw absolutely nothing on or around the area which could account for the cat's
Yet something was there, albeit invisible.
She was a very intelligent, mature animal. Attacking the wall was very out of character for her. I took evey possible scenario into account and via
process of elimination could find nothing at all to account for our cat's actions.
I'm convinced 'something' was there, something of which I was unaware and invisible to the human eye, but which was regarded by our cat as a
threat or intruder.
As you say, ADHDsux, it's not a case of attempting to win converts. These experiences are almost always impossible to prove, in any case. They fall
into the category of " You had to be there to see it for yourself '.
In one of T.C. Lethbridge's books, he mentions sitting with his wife in a walled garden of his home, high above a valley. Their cat was clearly
watching something attentively. But what it was watching lay on the other side of the very thick stone wall. Lethbridge stood up and looked across
the valley and saw a cat slinking through the undergrowth on the other side. He estimated the second cat was directly in line with his own cat's
focused attention. In other words, his own cat was watching another cat. Yet between the two lay a thick stone wall and a deep valley.
Lethbridge's own cat clearly didn't need to actually climb on top of the wall to sight the other cat, as we'd be required to do. Instead, it was
able to 'look through' the stone wall and across the valley as easily as we see through glass.
Interesting animals, cats. If only they could speak and tell us what they see and know.