Not sure if I'm a truly a believer in all thing paranormal, I think a lot of it can be explained if it's look at, let's say, in the light of day. I have had a few strange experiences but I can't say for certain if anything paranormal has really happened to me. I just happened across this site with the Halloween season coming up and it intrigued me. I read a few stories about cats and spirits and it reminded me of something that happened when I was a teenager living at home.
At that time we had a big black tom cat called Mr. Bones, he was big and tough enough that he actually frightened some people and fought dogs but he was always gentle with me. Sometimes he would sleep on my bed usually in the crook of my arm since I sleep on my side at night and it was one of these nights that this event happened.
It was late at night in the fall and I was woken up by something landing heavily on the end of my bed, since Mr. Bones had been sleeping on the bed, I thought it was him returning after leaving for a while. That is until I heard Mr. Bones hissing near my head and looking down I saw something with red eyes at the other end. It kind of reminded me of a raccoon, but no animal could have somehow gotten into the house, the windows were down. Mr. Bones went after whatever it was and chased it away.
A little while afterwards, Mr. Bones passed away, but for several nights I could feel him jump on the bed purring loudly. He always would purr very loudly. Never felt threatened by this spirit, almost like it was making sure I was safe. Has anyone else had a pet protect them?