Monday, July 26, 2010
Phantom Cats: Omens of Death?
In a previous blog, I discussed a mutilated cat ghost that has been seen at Oxenby Manor. This phantom cat was the ghost of a cat that had been tortured and killed in order to be cruel to a little boy. The cat ghost was frequently seen at Oxenby Manor and always came just prior to some one's death.
I have also discussed Oscar the Therapy Cat in a previous blog. I read the book Oscar the Therapy Cat and it followed the interesting story of a cat that lives in a nursing home and always lays on the bed of patients just prior to their death. Many doctors and scientists have tried to prove that Oscar is responding to changes in body temperature or some physical, tangible manifestation of death, but they have been unable to. Oscar predicts death.
These three case studies lead me to my question. Are phantom cats omens of death? I know Oscar isn't a phantom, but he still seems to be able to predict death. Can cats sense death and once they have died to they continue to predict death? It seems to me that through the many cases of phantom cats I've read about this is the case. I am by no means an authority on cat ghosts, but it seems that if you see one, you should definitely make your peace.