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2001 Encounters:

Visiting Cat Spirit

Grace, Stratford, Connecticut, February 2001 and on-going,

My house is haunted. I'm almost positive, but I don't think the spirit or ghost is human.

A lot of the time I stay in my room alone and read, or listen to music or something--my door is ALWAYS shut when I'm in my room. Sometimes when I'm lying on my bed reading my door opens by itself which is weird because my door is heavy--no draft could open it. I hear the latch in the door click, and it starts to open--the door always stops at almost exactly the same place.

After the door opens, a presence enters the room. Sometimes it calms me, and sometimes it scares me--I know it's there. You know how sometimes you close your eyes, and then you just KNOW someone walked into a room? That's what it's like. I KNOW its in the room. I can even tell where it goes in my room! I know if it's on the side of the bunk beds, or by the TV.

At times I keep the TV on just so I won't have to look at it and see a reflection of the room because I'm scared I'll see something that's invisible to me. One time the wires to a video game controller started to swing back and forth--I saw it out of the corner of my eye. When I looked directly at them, it stopped. This happened two more times on the same day. It was Saturday, February 17, 2001.

I believe this is the spirit of my cat that got hit by a car in November 1999. I know it might seem silly, but it's not. The way the door just like the way my living cat does it. Only it's not Kitty--it's Dorothy, the dead cat. And the swinging of the video game if a cat is batting them, and playing. Dorothy loved to play with string. Also she would open the closet doors sometimes. She was an extremely delicate, quiet animal. After she died, I cried myself to sleep for weeks because I was so depressed. I had a dream about her going into some kind of bright light. She may have come back out of it, I don't remember. But I hope she leaves soon so she can rest in peace.

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