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The other night our cat Reba was sitting on our coffee table while i was on the computer. I started to notice she was looking at the ceiling. I watched her for about 5 minutes and she was acting like something or someone was on the ceiling. She was in a way stalking it, watching it and moving her head as if it was moving on the ceiling. I looked up and obviously there was nothing there. About 2 hours later i noticed she was doing it again but this time looking towards the dining room ceiling and doing the exact samething. Stalking something on the ceiling. It got me wondering in all seriousness, do cats see things we cannot and she was watching something?

This isn't the first time its happened to us, our other cat Mona did it one night while laying in bed with the wife. My wife actually got freaked out cause Mona was definitely watching something with what little light was on.

So have your cats done this? Or are mine just extremely strange?
 

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Book does it all the time. I'm convinced he's watching mosquitos buzzing around. Or he's just dumb...... I love the little guy but he's not the brightest bulb in the pack.
 

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Or, maybe they are hearing things - like tiny noises a mouse or a bug would make, which we can't hear? Something walking on the roof, whatever. You never know...

:) Fran
 

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My girls lie on the foot of my bed and watch the carpet sometimes. It used to freak me out because I kept thinking they were seeing ants or something. But no.

This weekend, Cali kept watching the back of the toilet. I thought, great, ants. Nope. It was a leak!!! I would have probably never noticed it until it got bad. My landlord fixed it, and it was dry when I went to bed. Got up the next morning, Cali was back there again. Watching a new leak. Now he calls her Plumber Kitty Cali. When he was working on the toilet the second time, she was peeking through the crack in the door, supervising. No more leaks so far.
 

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Plumber kitty is probably the cutest thing I've ever heard.

If my kitty ever starts watching non existent things, I'll have to move out. That would scare me so much.

My friend's 3 year-old told her that he talked to the old lady that came in at night and that she was nice. She was scared to death and made her husband sleep in the toddler's room for like a week!
 

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Book does it all the time. I'm convinced he's watching mosquitos buzzing around. Or he's just dumb...... I love the little guy but he's not the brightest bulb in the pack.
LOL!

I agree with Fran that it's possible that she's hearing something. Celia does this only occasionally, but it's almost like she's staring at nothing, trying to figure out where a noise came from. Sometimes, I hear a little noise too, so I'm pretty sure that's what she's doing.

Margaux, on the other hand, sometimes sits in a corner and stares at the wall for several minutes. Since she's blind, I know she's not watching mosquitoes, so...she's in the same pack of light bulbs as Book.
 

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My grandparents think this house is haunted. I think they're looney tunes.

I haven't noticed Tina looking at anything unordinary but she's rather independent and keeps to herself a lot.
 
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Yup, Id like to think its a bug or something but Im pretty convinced there a shadow man in the apartment anyways. I coulda swore I saw my boyfriend walk by the bathroom but he was sitting at the computer! Creepy! What if all animals could see spirits? That would actually be ok with me... Im ok with weird energies in the house as long as they arent violent!
 

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wow!

My girls lie on the foot of my bed and watch the carpet sometimes. It used to freak me out because I kept thinking they were seeing ants or something. But no.

This weekend, Cali kept watching the back of the toilet. I thought, great, ants. Nope. It was a leak!!! I would have probably never noticed it until it got bad. My landlord fixed it, and it was dry when I went to bed. Got up the next morning, Cali was back there again. Watching a new leak. Now he calls her Plumber Kitty Cali. When he was working on the toilet the second time, she was peeking through the crack in the door, supervising. No more leaks so far.
Marie, that may be the coolest cat talent ever! So useful and makes for a great story :-D
 

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Thought Peggy was the only one... phew.

Although the first time we though she'd gone barmy, it turned out that she was watching the little square of light reflected off my dad's watch... lol. She suddenly tensed up and did the whole ears up big eyes thing.

Then she attacked the wall.

I honestly thought I was going to have to call the cats in white coats.
 

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There was a whole tv show based on the idea that cats and dogs and other animals can "see" or "hear" ghosts. I don't know why one would jump to that conclusion - according to wikipedia:

Cats have excellent hearing and can detect an extremely broad range of frequencies. They can hear higher-pitched sounds than either dogs or humans, detecting frequencies from 55 Hz up to 79 kHz, a range of 10.5 octaves; while humans can only hear from 31 Hz up to 18 kHz, and dogs hear from 67 Hz to 44 kHz, which are both ranges of about 9 octaves. Cats do not use this ability to hear ultrasound for communication but it is probably important in hunting, since many species of rodents make ultrasonic calls. Cat hearing is also extremely sensitive and is among the best of any mammal, being most acute in the range of 500 Hz to 32 kHz

pretty fascinating stuff.
 

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Both of mine do this, they'd just stare at some place, you look but there's nothing there. I always look though cuz sometimes they do find bugs. Both are weird in that neither of them kill or eat bugs on the regular basis. They usually just find them and stare.
 

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Both my dog nd cats would do this at our old apartment . They would stare at the ceiling and follow it aroun with their eyes but nothing was there. Near the end whatever it was would scare the heck out of the dog. She would bark and hide when she saw it. One day she was laying in the dark hall staring at the ceiling(she Hates the dark) and the one cat came over and was looking at the same spot and eyes moving at same time. All of a sudden the cat started swiping and freakinh out at thin air. Wouldn't be surprised if it was a ghost
 

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I honestly thought I was going to have to call the cats in white coats.
LOL!! That's how I feel when Margaux sits in her corner and stares at the wall. Though come to think of it, with what everyone's said about noise and the fact that she usually does this in the bathroom, I wonder if she's hearing water in the pipes. Hopefully it's not a leak as it was in marie73's case. 8O
 

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Be very afraid if Margaux starts staring at your pants. A whole different kind of leak - time to get Depends. :grin:
 

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this is some good stuff.bella does the same thing.thot i was nuts!!!!hubby sometimes works nights i used to go with him when he went on a call.[chicken me dont like to be alone at night] i always hear stuff at night. me and bella were alone around 9 at night. she kept hearing something.her ears were pinned back and sniffing the air.all of a sudden she started growling and going in circles and took off running and hid under the bed.have no clue what it was.i didnt hear a thing.so bella and i got in the truck and went wher hubby was at. it could of been hubbies greatgrandfather that lived here before.he hated cats. spooky lol
 

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There was a whole tv show based on the idea that cats and dogs and other animals can "see" or "hear" ghosts. I don't know why one would jump to that conclusion - according to wikipedia:

Cats have excellent hearing and can detect an extremely broad range of frequencies. They can hear higher-pitched sounds than either dogs or humans, detecting frequencies from 55 Hz up to 79 kHz, a range of 10.5 octaves; while humans can only hear from 31 Hz up to 18 kHz, and dogs hear from 67 Hz to 44 kHz, which are both ranges of about 9 octaves. Cats do not use this ability to hear ultrasound for communication but it is probably important in hunting, since many species of rodents make ultrasonic calls. Cat hearing is also extremely sensitive and is among the best of any mammal, being most acute in the range of 500 Hz to 32 kHz

pretty fascinating stuff.
also people say that a cat can sence that a person is sick or passing away.ther is anursing home in nc that has a cat that just wonderd in.the elderly fell in love with it so the facility let it stay.arter being ther a week the kitty kept going in and out of a patients room it kept crying.they followd it back in the room kitty got up on the bed next to the lady.the lady put her hand on the kitties head and passed away.they said that it has done that several times.ill have to find the site wher it is at and send.its pretty awsome
 
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