I live in the city in an old Queen Anne style house that is quite large, built in 1902. There is a staircase in the back near the kitchen that I believe the servants used that go up to the third floor. The front staircase just goes to the second floor.
Approximately three years ago, as I was walking down the back staircase, right in front of my eyes was an animal that was huge, totally black, sleek, with a long tail. Just its body alone filled up the doorway that leads into the kitchen. And the doorway was wide. At first, I thought that a stray dog had come into our house and felt a jolt of panic. We had four dogs at the time. I could not see the head of this animal as it's head was already past the door frame. I then realized it was not a dog but a large cat. It walked so gracefully yet there was an extreme power emanating from this animal. I could see the shiny fur and that long tail as it walked past the door into the dining room. As I looked around the corner it was gone. I went into freakout mode running throughout the whole house looking for it. It was gone. I have not seen it since.
I have been researching all this time trying to figure out why it showed itself to me. My astral sign is Aries. My spirit animals, are hawk, tiger, and jaguar. So I don't know if this was a panther, or jaguar spirit. I did not feel afraid of it when I saw it, just awestruck. It was solid black and had no spots on it that I could see. It was not see through but solid black. If you have any ideas please let me know. I still haven't figured this out. Why did it appear to me walking past the doorway? Thank you