I've always considered stories like the one I'm giving as nonsense, but if it were all nonsense I wouldn't be here I guess. Come to think of it, I've never heard of a ghost animal story about an animal that didn't belong to the person telling it. I googled my subject to look for answers and wound up here. I don't really know where else to ask about this.
I have 3 cats. I have never had a pet die on me. The cats I have are good, disciplined, and usually sleep all the way through the night. My mother in law is very old world and senses spirits, blesses things with holy water, and stuff like that. She came to help us with the yard work in our new house, which is only about 10 years old. After sleeping in the upstairs guest room, she said that an animal jumped on the bed, walked across, and licked her. She then felt that nothing was there, turned the light on, and there were no cats. The door was closed so nothing could have gotten in. She declared the next day that we have a ghost and I blew it off, just like I blew off the holy water she had to sprinkle around our house when we moved in.
My cats sleep with me. Since she left, my Bengal cat Peeves has been getting up from 3:00-5:00 AM to run around and play, chittering and meowing happily, but waking me up. The other two cats are staying on the bed. I went to check on him and he was chasing around the room and swatting in the air at something that's not there. No bugs to be seen. Several nights in a row, he's been waking us up with a new sound. My wife says lying next to me "I've never heard him say that one before." Neither have I. He's an extremely smart cat who has distinct calls for me, my wife, and the other cats. It's hard to explain, but for example he calls out to one cat as Wa'Ow and me as Ma'Moo. He calls out to this new whatever it is as Moo'Woo.
Last night, in a bout of insomnia, I was up all night on the computer. I felt one of my cats walk into the room and up to my chair; put its paws on the chair. I happily was making room in my lap when I looked down and there was nothing there. Downstairs I heard Peeves yell out "Moo'Woo!" I got up, looked down the staircase and saw him looking up expectantly, waited a couple of seconds, then run off and play. It was 4:00AM. I went down and sat on the couch to watch him, but got a little creeped when he chased it around my head.
He still gets up at the same time every night and yells out three or four times this same call then plays frantically for two hours. I think it's a little eerie, but annoying. My wife is freaked out. My wife's mom says that since it's not a mean spirit you can't drive it out.
First, did she bring this thing here whatever it is? We were here for months before this started happening.
Second, should I be worried? Like I said, I'm not, but it is annoying.