Is it at all normal for a human shaped ghost to manifest after a pet has died of natural causes in the home?
I’ll preface this question with a few details. First, we had four cats. Two have passed away of old age in the home without any sort of paranormal complications arising from the situation. Second, prior to this happening we used to joke about for years about a goblin in the house when things would either go missing or would seemingly fall for no reason.
Our last remaining cat finally passed away at the age of 23 of kidney failure. After she was gone, for 2 months afterwards we experienced a surge of activity related to her. We would hear her purring. We would see a glimpse of her passing us in the hall. We would think we would see her laying down somewhere. Then after that time it trickled to a stop and we didn’t have any more experiences.
What started happening afterwards was far scarier. We started hearing shuffling at night. It sounded like someone ruffling through our things. Then it progressed to someone walking around in our kitchen and living room area in the middle of the night. Checking never found anyone. A few months passed and my mother, who had owned the cat that passed away, woke one night to find a man standing over her bed. She said he was dark. Like he had been draped in shadows. He would stand there for hours, not quite looking at her. Then the noises during the day started. Things started moving out of the corner of our eyes. Then the whispers in our ears, like someone’s trying to get your attention. But nobody was ever there.
We finally, out of desperation, tried walking through the house with a stick of sage and a prayer. That seemed to to the trick for now. Though we still hear and see a few small things. But we’re moving in the next six months, so it doesn’t matter much.
So back to my question. Is it at all normal for a human shaped ghost to manifest after a beloved pet has passed away in the home? Is it just an opportunistic ghost? Or something else?
Asked by Rhonda