Do Cats See Ghosts?
By Dorraine Fisher
By Dorraine Fisher
The paranormal community is full of cat-owners. And some of them make some interesting claims about their mysterious furry friends. They claim their cats are able to see into other dimensions or can simply see ghosts or other kinds of beings that humans can’t see. I myself am not a cat owner at present, but I have had cats in the past, and they do seem to have a certain sense of knowing that humans don’t have. And, in my experience, they often did seem to be watching something around them that I was unable to see. And just staring into their eyes can give you a sense of mystery. They do have a look that says, “I know something you don’t know.” And nearly every cat owner I know has a story about their “psychic” felines.
Cats have a history that’s been either privileged or terrifying. Magic and mystery has been associated with them since they first became domesticated thousands of years ago. The Egyptians held cats in high esteem as sacred beings and even mummified them when they died. And it was considered a crime in ancient Egypt to kill one. Egyptians worshiped a female deity that was half human and half feline known as Bastet. She was one of the most celebrated goddess of the time. In her honor, large catteries were kept by the temple priests who also attended to the lifelong care and ultimately the mummification of their deceased feline royalty.
Ancient pagans were known for their love of cats. Especially with the practice of ritual magic as their hallmark occupation. They were drawn to the mysteriousness of cats very naturally. Much to the demise of the cats, who were eventually vilified by Christians due to their association with what was believed at the time to be sorcery and black magic. Cats have been associated with misfortune and demonic practices ever since. Especially black cats.
Vikings from Scandinavia also loved their cats. They told stories of “fairy cats” that lived in the forest known as the Norsk Skogkatt. They were revered for their hunting and climbing skills and were eventually domesticated by Vikings and were highly valued for keeping the pests around their farms under control. Now, they are known as Norwegian Forest Cats.
Even if you’re not a fan of cats, it’s obvious that’s there’s something “otherworldly” about them. Perhaps even a little scary. Definitely mysterious. Those eyes tell the whole story. But do they deserve their weird reputation? Can they really see into other dimensions or see “entities” that humans just can’t see?
Many cat owners in the paranormal community and beyond say yes. And they offer up video footage as proof.
Check out this video and tell us YOUR mysterious ghost-hunting cat stories.
This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, photographer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Bigfoot Research Journal
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