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#1 Cita

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:25 PM

Hi all!

This may be a "stupid" question but I really want to know....

Is it true that animals, especially cats, can drive away spirits? I know that some animals can "detect" paranormal events but can they drive them away?

Since I have cats, and sometimes "odd" feelings in my home, I would like to know if itīs impossible that these feelings could be caused by sprits or I just have an active imagination?!

Ideas any one?

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Posted 01 February 2006 - 11:06 PM

I've heard about animals being able to detect ghosts, but I've never heard of 'em being able to chase them away.
I don't think this is a stupid question at all. I think it's a very good one. :Spaz:
Does anyone else know anymore about animals and ghosts?

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 12:56 AM

I've never heard of them being able to drive them away. I know they won't go into rooms that may have an entity in it. My daughter's dog sometimes would not let me in her room when there was an entity in the room and sometimes she would not even go in herself. It would depend on if she was already in the room or not. She protected her from any harm. We knew she knew there was someone in there with my daughter. We were not always sure if it was her being afraid or what exactly.
We have watched our other animals when there is activity in our house, they all act weird in some way. Sometimes they bark or run for no reason. We have caught them staring at a certain spot in a room, we would check and you could even feel the cold in that spot. My daughter would say who was there to us, many times it would be one of our animals who had passed on. They have an uncanny sense of spirits, that I know for sure. :Spaz:
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 02:37 AM

I have heard, according to egyptian legend that cat's are the guardian's of the underworld.... but i don't know if that's true.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 07:38 AM

I heard rumors of cats driving away spirits and whatnot but I don't know how true that is. I have owned cats and still had paranormal encounters....but on the of other hand..he was fat and lazy.
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 10:53 AM

Thank you all for the input :Spaz:

Maybe itīs an swedish "thing" in regards to what cats can and cant do? I have been told that dogs can detect spirits but cats will chase them away...itīs really interesting!

Iīve also heard that, in regards to the egyptian legends, cats are the keepers of the underground..maybe thatīs were it comes from?

Since I have cats, I thought it would be really interesting to find out to what level their psychic abilities range.....do you know if there is any sites that investigates this?

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 08:39 AM

I don't know much about what they can do with spirits, but I know if you have a cat that gets extra-playful on a certain day, you're gonna have a weather change, and soon, generally rain. They say it's a wive's tale, but my cats tell me when it's gonna come a downpour everytime!

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 03:28 PM

Hi Cita,

I haven't heard this before, but there are some religions and beliefs that say cats are guardians of the portal or gateway between this world and the next. It's an interesting idea anyway. I have a cat, so if you find out anymore I would love to know.

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 06:52 PM

I read once that a cat's brain function is nearly identical to that of a human brain. They have emotions similar to us as well.
I dont' know about animals chasing away spirits - that one is new to me. I do remember a time when I could feel a presence in my home one evening - an angry one. I first noticed it because the cat (now 15 1/2) was sitting on the couch next to me and he began staring off to the other side of the room towards a recliner that was near the door to the kitchen. Gradually, the cat became very agitated, his eyes got all huge and his fur fluffed out. He started to rumble low in his throat. After a bit he settled down, but for the time that entity was coming around, (before I sent it away) the cat always acted like that. Weird, huh?

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:24 PM

If it is true my cats are doing a bad job.
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 10:51 PM

I am familar with the idea that cats and dogs can sense and see ghost but not with one of them driving them away.

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 01:57 AM

i never heard of dogs and cats being able to drive away spirits either. although i do know that my dogs pick them up.

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 03:04 PM

I am new to this but now that you mention it my female cat will look and chatter at the ceiling in my room from time to time and that is where I often hear noises without explanation
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Posted 21 April 2006 - 03:08 PM

Hello, wyldefire, welcome to GV. Talking bout animals, they have more range of senses than humans. so they are more open for the paranormal too.
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Posted 21 April 2006 - 09:38 PM

It has always been believed that animals-cats, esepcially can ward off evil spirits. But I don't know as if this is true. At the time I lived in a house with a malevolent spirit, I didn't own any pets.

I have 5 cats now, but it hasn't stopped our little spirit from making her presense known. They tend to get a little crazed at the time...usually this is how I can tell that something is amiss. But the spirit doesn't seem to be bothered at all by it. It drives the cats insane though!!
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