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My Spirit Cat

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posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 12:36 PM
My Spirit Cat

It started about two weeks ago, March, 2008. I was extremely tired and went to bed early one evening. Just before falling asleep I thought I felt something move on my bed and seemed to feel a slight pressure of something stepping on my ankle. Attributing it to my imagination and exhaustion, I rolled over and fell fast asleep.

The next day I had forgotten all about the incident. That night I went to bed at my usual time and just as I was getting comfortable the hair on the back of my neck rose as I felt something jump onto the bed near my feet and could feel the footsteps as it walked alongside my calf and thigh. Feeling the slight pressure of a foot being placed on my leg, what little composure I had remaining quickly dissolved and, shocked and surprised, I kicked the covers off cursing at whatever it was. I jumped from bed and turned on the light! There was nothing there.

Now if you will, please permit me tell you about myself. I am a retired US Army Master Sergeant, hard as nails, and not inclined to believe in superstition or the supernatural. Oh sure, I enjoy the occasional vampire movie on TV but I’d never in my life considered anything supernatural as real. I enjoy a good ghost story too but, movies and stories alike, once finished, are quickly forgotten and certainly never believed to be factual. And now, I hope the reader will realize how badly I was shook up because I just could not bring myself to believe that such was really occurring.

Returning to bed and lying there with the bedside lamp on I was astonished when, after a few minutes, I again felt footsteps on the bed and some pressure as the feet crossed my legs. “This just cannot be happening,” I shouted. “Get your sorry ass away from my bed you sonofabitch!” Of course my outburst had no effect on whatever the entity was and it continued to move back across my legs a second time. Somewhat beside myself with anger and shock, I got up for a drink of water and an hour or so of watching television. Thinking that I might be “losing it” I was a bit hesitant to return to bed but I knew that I must. Climbing back into bed I was thinking to myself that this just couldn’t be happening to me…that it could not possibly be real. But it was! Again I felt the footsteps and some pressure as the feet pressed down onto my feet, ankles and legs. I immediately grabbed my two-foot-long heavy plastic back scratcher and began flailing the bed covers in the area where the ‘thing” was, cursing and shouting as I swung away. It had no effect whatsoever as within a few minutes after I stopped swinging the entire process was repeated. I grabbed a blanket and pillow and spent the rest of the night in my recliner.

The next day I bought some new batteries for my 6-year-old Logitech digital camera thinking I would photograph the feline “spirit.” I was certain I was dealing with a cat because I had house sat for my son and daughter-in-law on several occasions and their cat Guru was quite fond of hopping into bed with me. She would walk around a bit until she was comfortable then lay down and go to sleep. That night I procrastinated a bit on going to bed, hoping against hope that the thing would have just disappeared. No such luck. Only a very few minutes after slipping under the covers the footsteps began, starting at the very bottom of the bad and proceeding upwards and across my feet. As soon as I felt the pressure of the feet I snapped a picture, the flash almost blinding me. The entity didn’t even hesitate but continued its march around my bed. I snapped a few more pictures then arose to check out the results. After downloading the pictures onto my computer I clicked the first one open and was greatly disappointed. But I had a beautiful photograph of my bedspread! The other pictures were the same, just my bedspread. Well, the camera is old, I thought. Maybe it just can’t capture the image fast enough. I returned to bed and proceeded through the next hour as I had the previous night, flailing away with my back scratcher and kicking and cursing. I would occasionally stop and when I felt the feet pressing onto me, I would raise my foot or leg slightly hoping to feel some additional weight. Nothing. After a time, however, all activity seemed to cease and I went to sleep, only to be awakened several times by the repeated walking and, then something new, the vibration of the damned cat scratching itself.

The next day I made a trip to a local electronics store and spent a bit over $300.00 for a new state-of-the-art digital camera. You guessed it…the results were the same but I now have several dozen great photos of my bedspread and dresser and the hump where my feet were.

Well, needless to say, the creature is still with me and after two weeks of shouting, hitting, placing garlic and salt on the bed, and sneaking to the bedroom door to snap photographs during the day, I have finally resolved to leave the thing alone. If I lie down for a nap in the afternoon it visits me and it has never failed to join me at bedtime. I’ve wondered about it and have asked myself why it started visiting me after I had lived here for over a year. And why me? Why was I, a total disbeliever, singled out for its attention? I have slowly become to feel “privileged” by its continued presence and have even begun to speak to it occasionally. And what the heck, it hasn’t caused me any harm…yet!

posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 12:58 PM
That is very spooky!

I had something very similar happen to me about 3 years ago. It went on for a few months only I had like 3 entities. One was some kind of cat or animal.

I was terrified of it every time I could feel it on the bed with me. I told it to leave in the name of Jesus and opened a bible to a page in Psalms and left it open in a corner of the room. After that the spirit went away.

[edit on 3/12/2008 by MauiStacey]

posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 02:17 PM
I have got to agree that would spook me initially too.

It would appear that this phenomena has happened before as you would find out if you entered spirit cat in any search engine, rare but not unique.

So if you are cool with it than what the heck.

Cats are of course irresistibly attracted to beds and once there are difficult to shift.

Sleeping kitty

[edit on 12-3-2008 by sherpa]

posted on Mar, 12 2008 @ 02:55 PM
Interesting story!

Thats some pretty supernatural stuff!

I have some suggestions for you....

If you can, move your computer into your bedroom for a few nights. Buy a cheap-o webcam from WalMart and set it up to record you while you sleep.

Also, If your camera came with an infrared night vision setting, I would go ahead and try your techniques you talked about, but this time use the night setting (It should be tinted green) when snapping your random pictures.

The main experiment I would like to see you preform and document is this:

Get some black construction paper (or anything flat and black) and place a few sheets lined up on the floor near your bed. Sprinkle a good amount of flour or confectionery sugar on top of this black surface so that it completely covers the surface of the paper. If this "cat" jumps up onto your bed it probably is doing so from the floor. So there would be a better than good chance of capturing evidence of "ghost cat" footprints with this experiment.
If you try this, make sure you snap pictures before and after. Just think like a CSI agent.

Also a couple of questions for you:

Have you tried calling it?
You know, make that kissing sound with your lips or anything, "come here kitty"

Has anyone else noticed this, or do you mainly sleep alone?

When you said you lifted your foot to see if there was extra weight associated with the pressure you felt, did it feel like you were lifting air, or did you sort of go "through" this entity?

Interesting read indeed! And well written I might add. A Star and flag for you

posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 11:31 AM
Thank you for your positive comments and recommendations. I will try the white powder experiment tonignt. I have spoken to "it" frequently over the past few days but apparently to no effect. I've made a few searches on the internet and, yes, you are correct....Seems to be a somewhat common thing. But believe me, IT AIN'T COMMON WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU! Thanks again all.


posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 02:43 PM
has the cat you knew past to the spirit world? have you felt the rub of its tail on your legs at any time ,very good post some things are just unexplainable.dont really think the paper and flour will work unless its more in this world than the next plain.have you seen any blackish outlines any time of this cat?

posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 02:51 PM
Thanks for taking my experiment seriously!

I bet you will get results with this!

Be sure to photograph any findings as we are all interested in this.

Keep up the good work!

posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 02:56 PM
This used to happen to me at my grandmothers house some years ago.
I would be sleeping on her couch and I would feel a cat walking on me, up my legs, on my stomach and my chest. I looked to see if it was 'Poopsie' but Poopsie was sleeping on the lazy boy chair.
She used to have two other cats, 'Mini-Sue' and 'Barney'.
I used to chase them all over the place when I was a little kid.
Her house was really the only place where I experienced such a thing.

It's really weird to actually think it was a cat walking on me, to feel little paws walking on myself and seeing nothing there, really weird!

posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 07:02 PM
reply to post by Arto525

Hey there Arto525,
Your story made me literally laugh out loud
Just the mental image of a 'hard as nails' army man freaking out over a little spirit-kitty.
I'm only playing with you ... I imagine if you're not into that kind of thing it would mess with your head a little bit.

I used to live in a lovely little cottage about 6-7yrs ago and I had a ghost cat there so I do understand how 'real' it is. The thing was (at that time) I actually had 3 real cats too.

The first time I became aware of the spirit moggy was when I was coming out of the kitchen one morning clutching a bowl of cereal in one hand and a cup of coffee and the mail in the other. Trying to navigate the two steps leading down from the kitchen into the sitting room without spilling anything (and still being half asleep), I thought I saw one of my cats coming towards me out the corner of my eye and physically stepped to the side so as not to trip over it. When I got into the sitting room imagine my surprise when I saw all 3 of my cats sitting in front of the fire.

The next time was maybe a week later. My partner at that time was an almighty snorer ... who just couldn't be woken ... so I would often end up grabbing a blanket and sleeping on the sofa (muttering as I went). This particular night I'd just settled myself when I felt one of the cats jump on the arm of the sofa next to my head ... step onto my shoulder and walk all the way down my body until I felt the weight of it settle on my legs. I lifted my head to see which one of the 3 little darlings it was and yep ... you guessed ... there was no cat there.

This also happened to my partner when he was in bed one time and to a friend who had stayed in the spare room one night and knew nothing about our phantom puss-cat.

On a positive note this one didn't eat anything so it didn't cost any extra to keep but we had many incidents of this kind the whole time we lived there.


posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 07:14 PM
We have had the same experience in my house. We have two cats, but they are not allowed in the bedroom during the week.

The first time it happened, I felt one of them jump on the bed and walk across the foot of the bed, and I was thinking one of them must have somehow got in, turned on the light and nothing was there.

This happened to me several times, no set pattern to the occurances, except always at night.

My mom spent a week with us, and she was telling us one morning how she had thought that one of the cats had jumped on the bed with her because she could feel it moving around, she turned on the light and no cat. Thats when I first found out that my wife had experienced the same thing numerous times as well, but like me, she wrote it off as imagination.

I havent felt the "ghost cat" for a while now, although a assume a small dog would make the same feeling, it always felt just like my smaller female cat jumping on the bed and walking around.

posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 11:40 PM
Any luck with the flour?

Just checkin in

posted on Mar, 15 2008 @ 11:30 AM
Flour, confectioner's sugar, corn starch and talc...all have shown nothing. But I haven't given up. I've covered the doorway floor with talc and placed black construction paper between the door and the bed. Hopefully this method will prove more fruitful. I'll give it 24 hours or so. I have nothing to lose I guess. Thanks.


posted on Mar, 15 2008 @ 11:34 AM
I believe in ghosts- animal and human. I would rule out any possible rational explaination first, though (funny term, ghosts are not irrational to me, lol). Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is a possible explaination. The sensations are different for different people. They can feel like you described, and minute twitching in your legs can make the bed vibrate even though you dont notice your legs feeling weird at the time of the vibrations.

If RLS is ruled out, maybe get yourself a living cat to keep your other friend company

edited to add:
Cats are crafty- a cat ghost would probably be hard to catch on film or with the usual tricks.

[edit on 15-3-2008 by raven bombshell]

posted on Mar, 15 2008 @ 01:17 PM

Nice effort!

This maybe something we have to incorporate into your bed.

You might make a mess in doing so but its the evidence we are looking for.

Try this.

Find a dark colored sheet and place it over your top bedspread. You might want to use a sifter to evenly cover the entire surface with any powder you choose. You don't have to apply it to the entire bed, just where you "feel" this entity will pounce up and snuggle next to you. If you section yourself off from this portion of the bed used for the experiment, by using a pillow or something, you would effectively gather evidence of pounce marks made by any unknown force.

Thanks for trying my friend!

A star for you

posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 10:25 AM
I'm not getting anything from this character except annoyed.

posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 10:51 AM
reply to post by Arto525

A small suggestion.....use baby powder, not powdered sugar!! ( a dusty mess is not as bad as a sticky mess!!)

Perhaps the cat recently died and has returned to where it had a former happy home. Do you know who might have lived there prior to you?

As to cat 'ghosts'......I think we've had one or two ourselves.

My husband had an ancient Siamese that had slept in his bed since they were both quite young....after the cat died, anyone who slept in his old room felt something on the bed.

On a more recent note, we lost a special cat to the contaminated pet food episode, and I have felt a soft bump at her old spot on the foot of our bed on a couple of occasions since.....

posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 11:14 AM
This whole thing is pretty comical. Obviously it seems that whatever you are feeling is not actually putting any pressure down outside of the bed because the flour was not disturbed at all.

Heres another idea which is pretty much just as insane when you think about it..

Make your bed up as good as you can so there are no wrinkles in the bed spread. Place small marbled in equal distances from each other across the bed and let is sit for 24 hours. If something were to put pressure down in any one spot all the marbles would gather to the pressure point. Like i said its pretty ridiculous but might be worth a shot? That is if you actually own marbles (doesn't everyone?)

I am genuinely curious about this story because I am a true believer in ghosts after having my own paranormal experiences. It seems like you have some type of unintelligent residual haunting that wont react to anything and continues to repeat the same behavior time after time. It makes my brain hurt every time I try and scientifically figure out what causes these anomalies.

posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 11:42 AM

Originally posted by Arto525
I'm not getting anything from this character except annoyed.

When you feel this animal, can you at the same time see the bed sheets move? Could you explain more about the experience when the animal "touches" you. Is it cold, is it warm, does it make any marks on your feet? Does it "train" its nails on your bed sheets?

You say that you can feel it jumping on to the bed. Wouldn't that mean that the bed moves when it lands?

I like the story btw

posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 11:46 AM

Originally posted by samureyed
This whole thing is pretty comical.

What part of this is funny to you?

This man is legitimately concerned about an unknown presence in his home. It seems to me if this guy was part of the army he wouldn't be afraid of much. For you to find this funny just shows disrespect for the OP and his situation.

Keep trying OP, your bound to capture evidence if your persistent

posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 12:08 PM
reply to post by IMAdamnALIEN

I find it hard to believe a majority of the readers didn't break a smile while reading the OP's opening post. The image of a tough guy beating an empty bed with a back scratcher while yelling and screaming is exactly what i found funny. I meant no disrespect to the OP, and clearly stated that I am curious and tried to give him more ideas.

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