posted on Jun, 11 2004 @ 04:32 AM
My cats seem to be just cats. They have bouts of what we refer to around the house as the five o'clock frenzies. They race about, chasing each
other and generally acting weird. They haven't reported any extra sensory perception in my presence.
That said, I want to tell about the odd behavior of a friend of mine's dog.
I and many others observed the dog, an afgan, of gentle and excellent persuasion, go into fits on the stairway of my friends home on Fort Sam Houston.
The house was old, on officers row, within walking distance of BAMC hospital, built almost a century ago when President Eisenhower was a young
officer on the army base.
Halfway up, or down the stairs, the afgan would go rigid with fear. His eyes would lock on some spot above (or below him) and his head would track
the movement on the stairwell of whatever it was that fixated his attention. I watched as his head turned to the side then shifted backward till he
was looking the opposite direction at either to the top or the bottom of the steps. (The dog clearly followed the movement of someone or something up
and down the steps past it.) Then, the moment the dog percieved the invisible spectre out of range it would bolt back into movement, charging to
complete its own journey on the stairs.
Since my friend wasn't in the den with me as I observed the dog's eccentric behavior, I asked her mother what was wrong with the dog. The mother
shrugged her shoulders, sighed and replied, "It's the ghost. The dog sees it. Fortunately, I don't. But Shotzie is very sensitive."
About that time my friend and her father returned to the den with snacks for all of us to eat. The dog laid at our feet, passive and content until a
short while later when it rose to its feet, hackles raised across its back and started growling while staring at the open doorway of the den where
there was absolutely nothing whatsoever to see. It did not bark, just growled low and deep. Nor did the dog venture out to the hallway to confront
My friend and I wanted to have a seance but her parents were against stirring up the forces within their home. Only the dog was being haunted.
I spent many nights there visiting overnight. I never saw the ghost, myself, but we did learn of rumors about a menage a trois that went very badly
in the house some fifty years prior to my friend's father's tour of duty at Fort Sam Houston.
I believe dogs and cats are more attuned to other dimensions than we are. Pity. Your cat must be very special and so too must be the home you live