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Black Panther Spirit In My Home


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

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marlagx (2 stories) (5 posts)
2 years ago (2020-01-06)
I live in the heart of St. Louis Mo. City, there are no Panthers or Jaguars were I live. My other four dogs were no where in site of this animal I saw. They were on the second and third floors, and there was no reaction from my dogs. Yes, the lights were on. This animal was walking past the door leading into the kitchen on the first floor. I was only a few feet away from it walking down what use to be the servants steps that lead into the kitchen. It startled me since at the time I thought a large stray dog had got into the house. I thought one of my sons had left the kitchen door open, but that wasn't the case. This animal was sleek black, built just like a large cat. Panther or Jaguar. I'm not sure since I am not familiar with large cats. The tail was so long, and I could see the proportions of this animal which were sleek and defined. I wasn't afraid, just startled to see it. I walked at fast as I could down the few steps, but as I neared the doorway it had already passed by leading into the dining room, when I got to the doorway I looked into the dining room and it was just gone, vanished. I haven't seen it since. I'm just amazed that it was pure solid,, not see through at all. I am still stumped by this cat animal and it's meaning. Yes I have Native American roots, my great grandmother was full blood Creek Indian. My great Aunt told me her mother was full blood Cherokee. I remember seeing a picture of her, she was so beautiful with just a simple animal hide dress with fringe, moccasins, a braid going down her back with a single feather in her hair. Thank you for your comments. Marla
rookdygin (24 stories) (4458 posts)
3 years ago (2019-11-09)
If I read this correctly this large cat was crossing the doorway and not walking down the stairs in front of you, correct?

If that is the case I must ask this...

What had you been doing prior to walking down the stairs? I ask this because if you were in a relaxed state, like just waking from sleeping, or perhaps meditation then there is a good chance you saw your spirit animal 'on patrol'...simply making his rounds within the house.

Mr. Bond is correct, the more details you provide the more individuals can offer advice or help you with any questions you may have.

Thank you for sharing and please ask any questions you may have.


silverthane61 (4 stories) (344 posts)
3 years ago (2019-11-08)
The jaguar I understand is the 3rd largest of the "big cats". Some jaguars are born all black so I think it is entirely possible that you had a visit from your spirit animal. Do you have Native American or Central American roots in your family tree?
LuciaJacinta (8 stories) (291 posts)
3 years ago (2019-11-08)
Interesting story. I also read your other one which is very scary. Perhaps the two are related and you've had things like this often? I've seen a weird panther thing like that in my yard once I wonder if it was paranormal?
Lealeigh (5 stories) (512 posts)
3 years ago (2019-11-07)
Hi marlagx,

I would like to second jabond99 about wondering about what the conditions were like inside your house.

I was wondering if you had any lights on in the kitchen. From your description, I am guessing that it looked as if the animal was on it's way into your kitchen from the direction of the stairs. As if it had maybe been quite close to you before you noticed it.

At some point recently in my life, I have looked up the habitats of solid black panthers. My stepfather thought he had seen one around here (South Georgia) and after I looked, I found that they are nearly extinct in North America.

There are some Native American beliefs that say that black panthers are very powerful and courageous spiritual guardians.

Thank you for sharing your experience, Maria ❤
jabond99 (3 stories) (61 posts)
3 years ago (2019-11-06)

Could I ask for a few more details? For example:

- what time of day/night did this occur? I would think that daytime would make it easier for you to identify this as a large cat.

- If night time, what were the lighting conditions? Lights off? Lights on?

- You say you have four dogs. Where were they during this encounter? Could it have been possible that one of these dogs were what you sighted, especially as it does not appear that you saw the head? Are any of your dogs black?

- Did any of these 4 dogs have a reaction? Even if they were not in the immediate vicinity, did you hear them barking or show any other indication that they sensed anything out of the ordinary?

- Which level did you see it? Was it on the first level, or 2nd or 3rd?

I am a believer that details support the experience, and are the only way to determine if it is an actual encounter or if it can be explained by another way. I'm not doubting what you saw, I'm just asking for more details.

James Bond

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