February 07, 2008


5elementknitr had a posting about experiences with ghosts and at the end she asked if anyone had a ghost story to share. Interesting timing because I had just told my family about the ghost cat that has been hanging around.

First let me start off by saying that I don't believe in ghosts. I've never believed in ghosts. But for the past couple months I've had a playful spirit that I think is a tricky cat hanging around in my room.

I have always felt that cats will live in a house with anyone but they always choose one person as their actual owner. Out of my current batch of cats my cat is Joey. He always hangs around me and every night after I'm in bed he will jump up at the foot of the bed, walk up my left side, and settle in for a nights sleep with his head resting on my left hip. When I'm on vacation he's lost without me.

So a couple months ago I went to bed and within a minute there's Joey jumping up on the bed. He walked to around my knee and stopped. I looked up and there was no Joey. Not only that but the door was closed so he couldn't have gotten in the room. I got up, opened the door and there was Joey waiting to come in.

Hummm maybe I was developing restless leg syndrome but I could have sworn that I felt the weight of this 14 lb cat on the bed. And then it happen a few more time. It's not threatening or frightening. More like something playing a trick on me.

I've been owned by a couple other cats in the past. My daughter thinks it might be my cat Ebby who was killed 12 yrs ago or maybe Willie who disappeared 4 yrs ago. Me? I'm not sure what to make of the whole thing. I don't believe in ghosts but there is certainly an interesting entity who seems to be playing with me.


sydney said...

Well at least it's a friendly ghost cat. :) There have been a couple of times when I woke up in the middle of the night and saw someone at the bed. It wasn't a dream or at least it didn't feel like a dream. I guess there's no way to really know for sure. That's as close as I've come.

Just A Knit Wit said...

I love eerie stories like that. Because you never know what really explains it.

Betty said...

I've felt things like this before! Some say it's the spirit of someone who loves you, sitting on your bed. I think a kitty can love you.