I still hesitate before submitting this story. I am not sure whether it is a haunting, or even anything paranormal, but it's definitely one the weird things that has happened to me of late.
I had to put down my 14-year old cat last January 11th. Stage 4 kidney failure.
Almost a month later, on the night between Wednesday and Thursday, Feb 6th: during that night, I "woke up" to the feeling of something walking on my bed, and the sound of purring in my ears.
Thinking back, I assume I was in a state of sleep paralysis. Anyway, my mental state was so much different, that I couldn't swear that Joe-the-Cat was not only in my head that night.
But wait, that's not the end of my story!
I use an android app to monitor my sleep. For those of you who are not familiar with that kind of app, it uses your phone's accelerometers to detect when you move in your sleep. It then uses this information to try and wake you at an "appropriate" time: the idea being that the more you move, the lighter your sleep.
The app I use can also record noises during the night. I keep this option switched on, and get good laughs from time to time, listening to my snoring.
So after my remembering Joe's nocturnal visit, I figured I should listen to the night's recordings. I couldn't hear any purring or meowing on the recordings, but...
At 5:30 on Thursday morning, the app recorded a 97s segment: after a few seconds where you can hear me moving in my bed, suddenly, what I can only describe as the sound of radio stations. Loud.
There are no radios in or near my bedroom. No TV set either. No nothing. I sleep with my android phone, obviously, and my Kindle tablet is usually nearby, as I like to watch videos or read in bed before going to sleep.
It sounds like a radio receiver scanning stations. Although it sounds loud, it didn't wake me up at the time. I cannot make out what is being said, but I believe the voices are speaking English. I live in a region where there are very few non-French medias...
This has never happened before (although I seldom listen to my nightly recordings). At this point my best, rational guess is: some weird software glitch?
What do you think? Any link between this and Joe-the-Cat?