Can Cats See Spirits, Ghosts or Angels?

Can cats see ghosts? How about angels? Or even demons?

Well, animals may not use a language to communicate like humans but a true animal observer will realize that animals do communicate very well with their sounds and body language.

The cat is one such species and apart from communicating with their owners, they have a connection with each other as well.

It might seem a bit unusual for humans who consider this preposterous, but if you observe cats keenly, they are not as unintelligent as many of us might consider them to be.

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Some feline observers have found their cats staring continuously at a particular spot, from which they later found unusual sounds coming.

Paranormal Activity

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Other examples include cats that sense ghosts and stare at the stairway like someone is walking up and down. After a while staring, it looks like they are trying to fight something off their face.

Some of us might consider it as playing, while others might just think this is the way cats behave. But is that really true?

There was another cat who lived with his pet owner and kept staring at a room. The owner did in fact report she could hear some unusual sounds coming from the room.

Did the cat see anything that was not visible to the human eye? It has been predicted that cats can see things from the spiritual world which normal people usually cannot.

According to some studies, it has been said that cats genuinely know more than humans. They feel certain vibrations, and that seems to be the reason they despise people who are not fond of cats.

It is quite shocking, but they can sense negativity coming from certain people, and they tend to either stay away from such people or hiss at them.

They even know when their owners are going to arrive and who loves them the most. They are even capable of realizing any danger that is near them or near their pet parents.

Another well-known trait they posses, is understanding when their caretaker is sad or hurt. Such telepathic traits make it more believable that they are completely capable of sensing things that we humans may often not notice.

Cat Mythology

In ancient Egypt, cats were worshiped. The Egyptian culture was famous for its devotion to cats. As killing a cat back then was considered a crime, there was punishment for people who hurt cats. If a cat died, everybody in the owning family had to shave their eyebrows.

They worshiped a goddess who had the face of a cat and was the protector of women’s secrets, and a guardian against evil spirits and diseases.

The cat was an important animal for the Egyptians and they considered it as a way to communicate to the realm of spirits.

Although it might be shocking for us, if the Egyptian mythology is to be believed, then cats can communicate with spirits and they might be able to clearly identify one.

Cats have had many occurrences in the past and their species have played some significant roles making it altogether believable that they could in fact understand if there was any paranormal activity going on around them.

The Egyptian history claims them to be a mediator between the two realms – the one humans lived in, and the one of spirits. Could that really be true?

Are Cats Protectors from spirits?


It has been observed that cats behave weird when they sense an unusual presence around them. It is even said that they do not like a place if they sense any psychic presence there. Ancient Egyptian mythology claims that cats are blessed with the power to ward away evil spirits.

Lots of folklore tales claim that dogs bark in the night in order to ward away any evil spirits. The same is told with feline creatures as well.

Buddhists believe that cats are the souls of the dead who live in the bodies of cats before they get another new life. Cats are also believed to see any aura or evil presence around human beings.

Many believe that cats can easily predict future as they get to ‘know’ their owner, or that they can easily sense feelings.

They certainly may not be able to completely protect you from evil spirits, but they may warn you if anything bad is about to happen, according to popular belief.

There are times when you might have seen a cat behave weirdly as if something exists around it, or as if it is playing with something.

There are some owners who have reported that they have seen their cat’s eyeballs move as if it was looking at someone walking by or running up and down the stairs.



Sadly, cats have been associated with bad luck as well. Whenever a black cat crosses your path you either wait for someone to cross it first or you may take a turn and try going on another road. It may seem trivial, but  the simple fact that we still do that shows that we must believe it to some degree.

To the contrary, there are those who adore cats and don’t believe that they could be associated with any supernatural abilities.

Whichever the case, we do have to admit that they do behave weird at times, and that sometimes we can see them act as though they were seeing someone around. Still, believing whether they posses any supernatural power or not is entirely up to you.

Cats share an integral part of our human lives. Any funny stories to tell us about your super-powered psychic cat? Write us all about it in a comment below!

37 thoughts on “Can Cats See Spirits, Ghosts or Angels?

  1. AvatarBarbara Berg

    One day I had just closed my eyes for my my afternoon nap when I felt the edge of my bed go down, as if someone was there. I turned to see who it was and, although there was a dent on the edge of the bed, no one was there. Then I felt hands pressing on my chest–I couldn’t take a breathe in, I couldn’t breath. I felt this pressure on my chest for about a minute before one of my cats jumped up onto the bed from the other side hissing and growling. She ran to my side, looking up at something, still hissing and growling–she looked as if she was about to attack whatever it was! The pressure on my chest was lifted. She continued to hiss and growl, looking up at whatever it was, as she laid down resting her front legs on my chest. She continued to hiss and growl for severel seconds–stopping only when the dent on the edge of the bed was gone. She then looked at me, got up, licked my cheek and laid down beside me as if to say everything was and would be ok–she would protect me.

      1. AvatarDemetri

        I took a nap dreamt about blessing my baby Mona then I woke up and slept again there was something by me that was get with a hood on.then I snort so loud that my mom heard it

    1. AvatarMatilda

      I am a empath and I see spirits and i have visions among other gifts. My cat actually senses about the same time I do she will come running in and do the same by protecting me. Having a cat is a good idea. Everyone was born with there third eye opened but Some people it will go dooment for different reasons. Meditation and eating healthy and plenty of water is the key to opening back up. It’s who we are supposed to be Love and Light.


        Last night, I was dozing in bed with a light on. My cat jumped on the bed and I opened my eyes, only to see a giant black and red spider (soccer ball sized), scuttling across the wall near the ceiling, The cat was on his feet watching it too. Then, poof! it disappeared! The cat then laid down and curled up. I would’ve dismissed it as a sleep-induced dream, except for the cat watching it too! What was that? A spirit?

  2. AvatarMary Griffin

    I have a small dresser in the far corner of my bedroom and I have caught my cat sitting on top of it several times staring into the corner of the ceiling. I have tried to redirect his attention away from the ceiling but he is fixated on that spot. He will even stand on his hind legs and reach up as if he is pawing at something. He has done this several times as long as an hour each time. I have also seen him stare at the wall vents and the ceiling fan in the living room on other occasions but not as long. He has never growled or hissed but has meowed as though he was very excited and interested. I am very weirded out and am wondering if there’s an evil entity in my home.

    1. AvatarSheila

      Hello Mary! My husband, 2 kids & myself are experiencing the same type of behavior from our cat. Which is why I am researching then stumbled upon this site & your comment! Things seem to be progressing fast. We have a 4 level home where the family room (where we reside the most) is above the basement then the living room, then bedrooms on the top. The middle floors are super cold all the time no matter what….didn’t used to be. Our cat sits on the stairs non-stop with her head moving as though something is flying over her or crawling on the walls. It is so scary. There is definitely something there. The past week it is getting worse, she is restless & not sleeping like normal as though she has become super obsessed. Not sure what our next step will be but I wanted to share with you as we are pretty freaked out and also say I hope in your case it ended up being nothing too serious. Sheila

  3. AvatarViolet

    Today, less than 20 minutes I experience something really creepy and cool at the same time .
    I fell asleep in the living room on the couch soon after I sent out my last message to a friend. Sound of steps woke me up as if somebody jumped from the ceiling on to the floor. I recognize the steps. Then I open my eyes a little, I recognize my living room, but for some reason everything I see appears as if I was looking through a large deformed clear gals. Then, I felt somebody climb on the couch and stopped there for a moment. I closed my eyes and stayed still as I feel the slow steps coming toward me. I could feel the couch going down with every step. Then, I feel cool pressure hands like touching me. At this point I open my eyes again, I recognize the place but in clear view this time. Down on the floor sitting agitated, I see Mitzy, the cat. She is staring in my direction, but above me. I tried fighting what it was and completely freeze my entire body. I could no longer move or make a sound. I was hold like that for a good wile. I know because I could feel my left hand going numb. I kept my eyes closed and could feel struggling to breath as if cool air weight was pressing down on me. The cat jumped on the other side of the couch. I could feel her presence and her breathing, sniffing her way to me but then backed up , however she did not left me, she made a short growling noise. The Spirit must’ve read my mind because started to release the tightness and the pressure weight on me seconds after I said ”ok, ill stay still, I won’t move if that’s what you want”. I could hear the jump that it did off the couch and on to the floor and then the steps went away. At that point I i had no energy to move. I staid there thinking of what just happened. I feel as if I am falling asleep now but the Spirit returns. I know because I could hear the steps as if it jumped down from the ceiling again. Than climbs on the couch again, again the slow steps coming towards me and sat on the back of the couch. I took the chance with less fear in me and soon as I felt the cool touch I try to fight it again. It did freeze my body again, legs and arms, and had a power that took away my voice. I could only open my eyes and saw the cat jumping on the back of the couch. I can hear her hissing and growling as if was ready for attack. The situation felt as if went on for almost a minute. Then “whatever it was” jumps off the couch and on to the floor. The steps went away because of the cat, I believe. I don’t want to see what it is. I fell like the presence was still there in the room. The cat did not left me. She staid where she was and send out a long growling as an warning. I turned my body towards the back of the couch. I opened my eyes. I see and recognize my couch. I close my eyes and stay there still. The cat continues to give that same long growling warning at what ever it was. She would stop for few seconds and then I can hear her repeating it again. A long growling warning! I did not move. This went on for a while. Next thing I know and without hearing any steps something lays on the couch by my side. Wraps its cool air pressure arms like around me, holds my left hand and just cuddle for few moments as the cat growled calmly two more times before went away what ever it was. Then the cat and I reunited as I wondered about what just happened ?!!!!!

    Was this a dream or Spirits truly exist?

    I wonder if this kind of presence can be activated by our own mind as we strongly hope and passionately desire something we’ve been missing in our life for a long time. I am a single lady for a few ears. I want “that kind” of relationship in which there is love, devotion and can leave a life full of adventure with my sole mate. Wonder if telepathy play a role in this whole thing ?

  4. AvatarSavannah

    So I’ve had my cat since she was born and she’s been my baby since, but recently she’s been super clingy and refuses to leave my room. When she does leave my room though she’ll only eat or use the litter box and then stand at my door till I open it. She’s only been clingy when I come back from a long weekend, but recently I’ve been staying home so I don’t understand why she’s doing this…Well I didn’t until the other night. It was 3:25am when Athena started running about my bed and woke me up from walking on my face. I got up to calm her down and laid back down myself, that’s when 3:30am hit. I was almost asleep when I heard somebody whistling behind me, it was some kind of song and was really loud like it was in my room. It then stopped at 3:31 am and I didn’t sleep at all that night, but the whole time Athena stayed by my side and would occasionally go over to the door to swipe at it before coming back to lay with me. Needless to say she still hasn’t left my room and that spirit is still in there, but I know if Athena is then I’ll be okay

    1. AvatarZinnia

      You either need to move away or get a deep cleansing in that house. A cat may protect you but cannot get rid of such entity if it’s that powerful.

  5. AvatarHeather

    My cat was lounging on the sofa; I was on a chair on other side of living room and my daughter was at the breakfast room table behind the sectional when our cat FLEW off the sofa and dissappeared so fast we didn’t know where he was! I lifted up the sofa skirt and he was hiding and actually shaking. He refused to come back out. Our other cat came up from the basement and looked around, but nothing strange in his behavior, ( he’s a Persian and doesn’t seem to have our domestic guys insights…) it was freaky, it scared us!! I KNOW he saw something we couldn’t see. He eventually came back out and was very cautious at first but then everything has been fine. Poor little guy.

  6. AvatarWillow R

    Our house has had only three owners, including us. But I believe the first owner is still here, and our cats are very aware of this. They’ve always watched something on the stairs. And they follow the footsteps we hear.

    The first time I heard the footsteps my husband had already left for work, and I was upstairs in the spare bedroom. They were so distinct I thought someone had gotten into the house. I was petrified. After a good 5 minutes of someone walking back and forth in the hallway they just stopped in the master bedroom. Me and the cats went in and – no one. That I could see. The cats, however, were very interested in the corner of the room. But not in a threatened way.

    We’re now used to the footsteps, and I know since the cats are not frightened I don’t think we have anything to worry about. Several people, including myself, have seen a middle-aged man on the stairs. And that’s exactly where the cats like to watch. And follow the footsteps …

  7. AvatarJc

    Wwooooo bai yall ni-s Cray Cray I thank I be done Los my min if som like det hap 2 me…. That’s why I don’t believe a single word of it, thanks for the entertainment though

  8. AvatarDelia

    I didn’t pay attention to my cat weird behaviour because I assumed that he wanted to spend more time with me but last night I went to bed and decided to check up on my husband who was in the kitchen via our surveillance cam. When I turned it on I saw a weird light so I recorded 2 minutes of it before getting out of bed and walking there to see what it was. I kept looking at camera feed even until I walked into the camera and it was still there but I didn’t see it with my eyes only on camera. So I walked to corner where light was and it disappeared. I went back to bed after telling my husband but the weirdest thing happened minutes later. My cat got into bed with me which he never does. Layed between my feet up until 3 am with his little head right on my leg.

  9. AvatarRebecca

    Every time i come out to the living room from our bed,at night, she follows me. She keeps looking up at the ceiling, as if following something. After a few minutes she stops and relaxes. I have to wonder what she senses. We have Moms ashes, but she was a cat lover. Did something happen here before we bought this place? She follows me where ever i sleep/relax. Very thankful for her, as she was a rescue stray. I love my Blossom.

  10. AvatarLizmary

    I have a cat named Emily and she sits with me on my reclining couch everyday.i have a statue of the Virgin Mary and every once in a while she stares at it and then pays attention to something else.i feel like she feels a angel or something like just glad that she stays here with me keeping me company.

  11. AvatarApril

    My precious baby lola one night was standing in front of our shoe closet around 10 pm, she just kept staring at the closed door for a good few minutes, I opened the door and she ran inside then walked out. She never went near that closet again so now everyday im afraid of that closet, like something is gonna come out…

  12. AvatarPam

    I had two cats, litter mates, 12 years old and never been seperated. I got them when they were 8 weeks old. This summer, I had to have one put to sleep because of cancer. His brother has grieved and grieved for him. He goes through the house looking for him. The strange thing, TomToo was buried in the yard in a sealed casket. Tanner didn’t see us burying his brother. As soon as I let him outside, he went straight to the grave, sat there, looked at me and howled. It has been 3 months and Tanner still does this. He will go and sit beside of TomToo’s grave, sometimes, lays on it. Has anyone else experienced this? Do you think Tanner sees TomToo’s spirit? How does he know TomTo o is buried there?

  13. AvatarRuwandi Jayasinghe

    I have noticed 2 times my cat looking at my direction but over my head. First time when i just got home from out side. Second time , she was on the couchm hidden behind the illow and looking at me. But when I go closer to him, he hided is head inside…looked scared. Special thing is he was looking above me very closer to celing. But my direction. But after a while he cames out side and act normal.

    But I have never felt any bad presence. I am intrested abit this. Any idea, what this might be..?

  14. AvatarRuwandi Jayasinghe

    I noticed my cat looks my direction but over my head. Another time I noticed , the cat looks scared and staring very above my head. When I go closer he hidden his head. After a while he comes out and act normal. I have never felt any bad presence though. Any idea , what this might be..? Just my mind…?

  15. AvatarEliza De Wit

    I did this random chant thingy yesterday at school and it was like Spirit show yourself, Spirit reveal, Spirit come to me, so I know you are real. I thought it was just a joke thing and it wouldn’t actually work but I went into my bathroom and the lights started flickering. I thought nothing of demons or spirits because I have a really old house. So I went to sleep and I woke up with the feeling of something sitting on my chest and my cat was asleep. I saw some shadows moving around my room but I was tired so I just went back to sleep. I woke up again to the sound of my cat throwing up and then running all over my room and trying to get out of my room. I cleaned up the vomit and then let my cat out of my room and went back to sleep. I felt cold hands on my leg and my leg went numb, I couldn’t move at all! my cat started running around my house growling and throwing up more. Im so scared and confused what should I do???

    1. AvatarNithin Gutta

      That’s called Sleep Paralisis, when you sleep your brain doesn’t let your body move so u won’t act out your dreams this can sometimes happen if you don’t sleep enough or don’t sleep early enough but it might be spiritual too.

  16. AvatarKatie

    We recently just acquired our second cat immediately after moving into a new house. We also have a 6 month old Maine coon mix that we’ve had since she was 6 weeks, her name is Binxie (and yes she is black if you caught the name). Our new cat is named Wolfie, he used to be sister in laws but my husband loves this cat so much she gave him to us. Binxie was a very lovable kitten, and for some reason she stopped being so nice. She wouldn’t let us pet her and always wanted to bite. Recently she’s started coming up to me and making her little noises and wouldn’t stop until I touched her. She’s never been a very vocal kitty.

    Now onto Wolfie. This cat… he was a real butt head. He wouldn’t let anyone touch him until he came into our house. He sleeps in the bed with me every night. Some nights on my pillow. Always rubbing my legs, and letting me pet his head.

    Now onto Wolfie’s behavior, which my husbands niece and my sister in law say he’s NEVER done. He will run and chase something that isn’t there. No toys, no animals nothing, all while making weird trolling noises. I’ve even seen him running around like cats do when they are scared with theyr tail arched and stiff while meowing loudly. He has woken me up every night climbing up our head board (which is cloth) trying to climb up walls making noises like something is there. He will chase something all around our room like he’s playing catch with a mouse only nothing is there when I turn The light on. My dogs don’t even sense anything so I know it’s not a mouse. He was also just sitting in our recliner staring into our dining room like something was there with his pupils dialated and ears pulled back like he hears a high pitched sound.

    I do Have my dogs ashes. She was 17 when she passed away in 2017. Our house was also built in the 80’s so there is no telling what has happened her. My husbands step dad is finishing up his classes to become a pastor, but he said he didn’t sense any negative energy. He said if need be he will bless our home. Anyone have thoughts? It’s greatly appreciated. Also, I should Add I’m usually sensitive in places where there is negativity. I cant Even go to Pearl Harbor, every time I feel An overwhelming sadness that I cant Control. It makes me feel like I’m suffocating.

  17. AvatarKaren

    Last night when I brought my cat into my room he didn’t jump onto the bed like he usually does, instead he stayed on the floor and kept looking under my bed in a low stance with his back arched. Finally when I left my desk and layed on my bed he jumped up then started following something with his eyes all around the room looking really tense; not sure what was up but it made me pretty scared I thought only dogs picked up on spirits and stuff like that

  18. AvatarCatLover

    Cats are just amazing beings! I can tell all of you for 10000000% .. Cats can see other dimensions. We humans-also can, only not while we`re wake up. We can see those dimensions (not sure as much as Cats can), but while we are sleeping – we are there too!

  19. AvatarMonica

    I don’t have any cat in my house but it looks like cats likes my house,every now and then cat comes in wears the defferent cats and I don’t know what’s really going on ,I even thought it’s a an evil cats .pls help

  20. AvatarAndrea England

    My baby cat suddenly started growling and hissing. She was staring at something that surely she didn’t like. I was scared and I thought she had intentions to attack me. After a few seconds she calmed down.

  21. Avatarbrooklynn merry

    I was about to go to bed, my cat would lay on my chest. soon later he jumped up and started needing on me… soon after she started growling at the corner and hissing. he stopped when i moved to my parents room….. my cat has staretd to freak me out… he’s avoiding his favorite chair and the same corner in my room..

  22. AvatarChristopher D Schaffner

    I had three cats the mother cat passed in the last few days. While I have been grieving the other two cats have been behaving as if nothing has occurred, ( As if the Mother cat is still here). They have felt my sorrow at the loss of mu little Miley Ray and been here for me. It seems as if I know have a Guardian Cat looking over me based on the reactions from the other two. Wile I may not be able to see her I get the impression she is still here with me.

  23. AvatarTAMIKA DAVID

    The weirdest thing at 12am my dog comes get me going crazy and my daughter comes tell me there is a cat on our kitchen table. I am not a big fan of cats and have never been but this cat just comes to me and allow me to pick it up and hold it. First off we dont have cats and have not idea how this cat got into our house. this has been the creepiest night every. I am afraid to go back to sleep, becasue i have always thought of cats as spirits.


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