I believe I recently had a paranormal experience, though I honestly can't be 100% positive. You'll have to tell me what you think.
I live about two blocks away from a 24-hour CVS pharmacy in West Philadelphia and it's not too much hassle to run over there for random snacks or articles at all hours of the night. One night, about 2 am I decide I simply must have orange sherbet. Just one of those things. So I put on my coat and walk over to CVS and there aren't very many people in the store this time of night. I go over to the freezer section near the back, pull open the door to get one of those push-pops like you eat when you're about five, and as I'm closing the door, sitting in the middle of the aisle at my feet is suddenly this cat.
"Well, hello," I say, closing the door. I've never seen a cat in Cvs before. It was a little calico cat with a collar that had a blue tag on it, and she was purring a little bit. I kneel down to pet her for a second or two because it's 2 am and I'm about to eat a lot of sugar and this is such a whimsical, novel experience. I should also probably point out, just for posterity, that I don't do drugs. I simply work late and like orange sherbet.
But then, another customer, a lady, is headed in my direction and I figure me and this cat probably ought to get out of the way. It appears to me as though she too is looking at this cat, and even before I am quite able to stand up, I look back down to acknowledge the cat again, as if this lady and I are suddenly comrades in this late night oddity. But the cat is suddenly gone. Mind you, I'm in the middle of a long aisle, and I know cats can move pretty quickly, but I mean this cat was just gone in a second with nowhere to be found. And I look around me as the lady walks by, and I realize she hadn't been looking at the cat at all, she had only been looking down to avoid the gaze of a stranger in a narrow aisle.
I thought about asking the attendant near the self-checkout if she knew about a cat being in the store, but I was honestly too uncertain about what had just happened to mention it.