I have read many posts regarding people experiencing the unexplained with Animal forms and I am sharing this because I have experienced something of that same nature. It was around 12:00-12:30 in the morning about 2 years ago.
I was sitting on my front porch relaxing gazing at the moon when I saw what appeared to be a black cat walk in the grass across from my apartment. It seemed to stroll around some trash-cans and when it started to cross the street and head towards me, The light from the lamp-post hit it and that is when I realized that it was actually just a shadow, in-which then disappeared into thin air. Yes, It literally appeared to evaporate. I have no idea what it was, but I was scared that it would creep upstairs to were I was sitting. If that were to happen, I would more then likely die from fright! I sat up, entered my apartment and locked my front door.
I then related what I have seen to my Husband. He quickly brushed it aside with the comment "it was the light playing tricks with your eyes". I have experienced many paranormal events, but that was the first time it was in an animal form. I have not seen it again and I am not looking forward to that either.
Would anyone have an accurate explanation to what I actually seen? Someone made a comment that since I reside between two waters, that can sometimes generate spirit activities. If I had a scale marking 1 through 10 regarding how many times I have experienced unexplained events, I would rate it a 6.
I have told my story to a few of my neighbors, assuming that maybe, they too have seen it, however, none has yet confessed as much.