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I would imagine we’ve all had some encounter or another with an apparition of some sort, regardless of whether we realized it.
I also think that ghostly animals are a fairly common sight. Domestic animals, such as cats, dogs, and birds, appear to be especially prevalent.
Perhaps it’s that these creatures were so friendly with humans in life, making them less shy about appearing to us afterwards?
Here, we will begin a series looking at ghosts, animals, and ghostly animals.
I’ll share with you an experience I had in early childhood, one that is particularly vivid even all these years later.

I was very young, probably not even five, and visiting my grandparents’ house.
I must have fallen sick, or had a severe headache (these were, and often still are, frequent events for me).
Whether my physical condition was relevant to this story I do not know, but I do remember that it was very late, as the only light in the house was coming from the bathroom, where my grandmother was searching the cabinets for medicine for me.
I stood in the doorway, facing out into the darkness of the hall, when I noticed a large and pitch-black cat slink out of the shadows.
I clearly remember seeing its eyes shimmer as it looked at me, and the pink of its tongue as it hissed and ran away. I never saw it again.
My grandparents did, at the time, keep a pair of cockatiels, but no animal on four legs ever lived in that house.

Has anyone else encountered such mysterious beasts? We'd love to hear your story.

 

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