DATELINE: Paranormal Spirit Cat
What happens if a mouse meets a ghost?
In our haunted home, psychics who visited this summer told of detecting a spirit cat who prowls the house. He once belonged to a guardian ghost who stays in our home.
We have seen the spirit cat only once in the den. Out of the wall next to a bookcase, the large black shadow cat slowly crawled out.
We watched as he pranced into the kitchen. When wits were gathered, we went to see where he went. It had disappeared.
This week we had another odd experience when at 7am with all lights on and light breaking through the window, we found a single mouse sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor.
Instead of running like a bullet to some portal of entry, he just sat there, moving only a few inches as we stood over him.
He wobbled like a drunk. There are no poisons in the house, so we retrieved a humane mouse trap and put it before him.
Stunned, he stepped part-way into the little cube. We nudged him all the way with a gentle push of the foot. He was taken outside to be released into a field of snow. He ran off with speed, as far from the house as he could.
What had terrorized him and left him in a state of shock?
Well, of course, we thought of our ghost cat. He once belonged (psychics tell us) to a former resident who died on the Titanic. Richard White was only 21 when he perished, but he too guards the house near his birthplace—and final resting spot–here in Winchendon Springs.
Had this mouse seen the spirit cat of my resident ghost? More than a few friends insist it is likely.
William Russo has written several books on paranormal activity in his home, including Chess-mate from Titanic and Living on Mill Circle. Both are available as e-book and paperback works from Amazon.com.