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Witchcraft can be a truly wonderful and beautiful thing--a path to enlightenment, the same as many others. Not all witches practice so-called "black" or harmful magic, and I certainly never have and don't intend to. However, when one begins to learn magic, among the first things they are told to study and apply is protection. As long as proper protection is taken magic is safe--without it, one should be aware that they're opening a door to the other side that they don't necessarily want to be open.

I always believed in ghosts and other spirits, but I didn't believe in that claim--maybe because, in the beginning, I didn't necessarily believe in magic. Regardless, I don't think anything happened until the second or third month of casting a few spells.

My mother used to have a cat that was a little lighter than what's probably average, and he had a habit of wanting to come into my room late at night. I never had a problem with this, but since I preferred to keep my door closed, and he didn't want to be trapped, I ALWAYS made sure that he was outside of my room before I went to bed. That night was no different.

As I laid in bed, I wasn't very tired--more that I was trying to get to the point where I could go to sleep. Perhaps ten or fifteen minutes after the lights had been out, and I was laying there in bed, I felt something hop up from the floor next to my feet. My first thought was the cat, but I KNEW that I had put him out of the room.

I was petrified. I could feel that thing moving along my bed, inching closer to where my head was. I couldn't see it, but in my head I pictured some sort of tiny creature--one that must have been just a bit lighter than my mother's cat, but not by much. I don't know if I can really express to you how creeped out I was. At the time, I had never experienced something quite like this--something that I could not explain, but could *physically* feel.

Once the thing had crawled up towards my elbows, I couldn't take it anymore. I tossed my fear aside and jumped up from the bed and turned the light on. As you might you probably guessed, there was nothing there. I did a cleansing spell that night and it seemed to go away afterwards.

With that said, I'm curious if anyone has any potentially "logical" explanations for this? As I wasn't asleep, and not even sleepy, I feel like I can safely say it wasn't hypnagogia or sleep paralysis.

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spiritwaiting (42 stories) (843 posts)
5 years ago (2018-11-24)
Deliver Dawn,

As I came to the end of reading your experience,
An idea came mind.

Do you think you could have slipped into a meditative state?
Thus without consciously wanting to open yourself up to another realm, you did as you lay there?

Meditating I will add isn't being asleep, it's simply a way of relaxing and easing your mind.

Where I'm trying to get at because so many thoughts come to mind is, you may have felt a creature or animal trying to find comfort where your cat so often does. And you being in this state put out relaxed energy causing it to find its way to you.

Just a thought.
Thanks for sharing
Cuddlebear (4 stories) (173 posts)
6 years ago (2018-11-18)
DD ~ I didn't at first contribute because I had nothing to contribute save suggesting an over active imagination.

We are currently in our trailer on an Outer Banks Island in North Carolina USA. Normally we have our dog and one cat (Mrs. Emma Peel). But this weekend we left Emma behind. Each of the last two nights my wife has woken me up because she felt a cat had jumped into the bed with us. She wasn't creeped out. She thinks it's Spaulding, who passed some seven or eight years ago. He spent many nights in our trailer - he was under a lot of medications so he needed to be pilled several times a day. We could never leave him at home, so he went RVing with us.

As for me - one night could be imagination, anticipation. Two nights, well I'm less certain...

I'm sorry your event gave you the willies.
Twilight1011 (9 stories) (320 posts)
6 years ago (2018-11-15)
DeliverDawn, I too have experienced something that felt lite as a cat, jump onto my bed at night. This happened a lot when I was a child though. We had an outdoor cat, that unless it was freezing temperatures, stayed outdoors. So I knew what I felt was not our cat. It always jumped onto the foot of my bed, and would stay there. But one night I've never been able to forget, I was sleeping with my mom, and our cat was in bed with us. As I laid there awake, not yet tired (so I was 100% aware of my surroundings), I heard what sounded like a cat (meaning it was something small like a cat, and lite weight), run at top speed, out of my moms room, and all the way down the hallway 😨 my moms room is at the end of the hall, so it's a straight shoot to her room. I remember thinking to myself to not freak out, it was most likely our cat. So I reached my arm out beside me, and felt our cat sleeping right next to me. That's when I freaked out! We had no other animal that it could have been, and it's not like some wild animal managed to get in our house either. I never knew what I heard that night, but I never was able to forget it either. At that time, we didn't have any other animals before the one's we had, that lived in our home. I know before my parents built this house, they owned other pets that lived with them in other homes, but not in this one. It has always made me wonder what it could have been though, and if it was what I use to feel jump onto the foot of my bed as well 😕
babygoatpuller (4 stories) (432 posts)
6 years ago (2018-11-15)
Interesting read DeliverDawn-

I had something similar happen to me one night. My cat pretty much has the run of the house and thinks he's the KING of everything... Inside and out. 😐

One night I was asleep and was woken up by something running across my legs. I thought "cat". As I closed my eyes again, I could feel whatever it was, slowly start to wriggle upwards toward my head but it wasn't as heavy as when it ran across my legs and just didn't feel right. Just about that time, I felt the KING of everything jump up on my bed and I shot straight up and turned the light on. Just as I did, I saw the tail end of a rat jump off the end of my bed. 😲

The KING of everything has a nasty habit of bringing the critters in the house and let's them loose to play with them. GGRRRRR

Thankfully, my little Doxie, the QUEEN of everything, is a better mouser than most cats and shakes the life out of the nasty creatures once she gets hold of 'em.

Probably not what "visited" you, but thought I'd put the perspective out there. 😜
AugustaM (7 stories) (996 posts)
6 years ago (2018-11-13)
Holy cow! Reading your experience really got me going as I have absolutely had this happen to me! At first, it was very much as you described. At that time I was still living in my mother's house (c.1920 construction - the one where I would hear the boy crying for his father in storms). Just like you, I didn't mind the cats' habit of sleeping in my room and nosing about in there but as they were young and active (turned into little Tasmanian Devils at night and had a penchant for chewing on laces of all kinds so I would wake up in the morning and find my drawers gone through and every ribbon or draw string or spaghetti strap stiff with cat spit) and I was unaccustomed to sleeping with an animal - I would always ALWAYS make doubly certain that they were NOT in my room when I closed the door to go to bed. Frequently, (I would say at least twice per month) after doing so, getting in bed then turning out the light, I would hear what could only possibly have been a cat mucking about in my laundry basket, closet, drawers, under the bed, etc. I would get up, flick in the lights and perform a search - nothing. Then I would slip out my door closing it firmly behind me and see if I could find all three cats elsewhere in the house - and I always did - proving there could have been no cat of ours in my room. Couldn't have been the ghostie of any previous cat of ours either as these were our first. I always found it more than a little disconcerting.

Most recently, there is the account that I shared in "Always at Bedtime" ( -from the apartment I live in now... About a 35 minute drive (and across two rivers) from the old house. That time, it was on the bed and moved towards me just as the entity in your account.

I believe very much as you do about witchcraft - to condemn the belief system out of hand as patently evil is nothing more than ignorance and fear mongering. Though I have never been a practitioner. I am, however, a pagan and have cleansed, my apt several times according to that faith, which, I suppose, many would class as witchcraft and spell casting.
DeliverDawn (5 stories) (45 posts)
6 years ago (2018-11-12)
Melda & Miandra,

The last pet I had, aside from the one I have now, was around about thirteen to fourteen years before this event, so I definitely wasn't thinking about them when it happened. But maybe it did! And if I'm being honest, I kind of hope that that wasn't the case, since I performed a cleansing / banishing afterwards. 😕 But it's something to ponder, and if I'm ever able to figure it out, maybe I can welcome my old kitties and guinea pig back, if they want to come around. 😘
DeliverDawn (5 stories) (45 posts)
6 years ago (2018-11-12)
Hi Dee,

I read your story, and thank you for sharing it with me! Just to be clear, what I meant about the mind's eye was really just my imagination running wild (should have clarified more, haha), so I do believe anything is possible. And since you've brought it up, it MIGHT have been one of my old kitties. I don't necessarily know if that's the case, but it really may have been. So thank you for pointing that out!
Sleeping-with-steve (guest)
6 years ago (2018-11-12)
Hello DeliverDawn,

That must have been a creepy experience.

As Melda has pointed out from her experiences, it may have been a pet. As curious Dee mentioned other members have experienced similar events and she has given you a link.

Unfortunately I don't have anything to offer in terms of help. Sorry. 😳

Hope all is well,
Best wishes
😘 ❤ 😘
Melda (10 stories) (1363 posts)
6 years ago (2018-11-12)
DeliverDawn - I know very little about witchcraft and casting spells, so I can't comment on that.

I've had a number of experiences with my deceased animals. Some of these also related to movement on my bed. As my cats were always welcome on my bed during their lifetimes and I knew their habits, I immediately knew when they were paying me a nighttime visit. I could also recognise which cat it was by the body movement and the spot it chose on the bed.

I'm using past tense as this hasn't happened for quite a long time.

So I believe it's quite possible that you experienced a visit from a little spirit animal.

Regards, Melda
CuriousDee (8 stories) (631 posts)
6 years ago (2018-11-11)
Hi there DeliverDawn,

Very interesting. I had something similar happen, but it was a positive experience for me. I don't usually suggest my own stories, but there are some similarities if you are interested in reading:

I know there are other members who have shared accounts resembling yours. From what I can recall, a majority of the author's assumed it to be or described a likeness to a pet (cat, dog, etc) walking on the bed. I know you mentioned seeing in your mind's eye a tiny creature, but is it possible that a deceased pet came to visit? Just a thought anyway.

Thanks for sharing 😊

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