I'm posting this story in hopes of finding anyone else that has had similar experiences or may know what it was.
I have had several paranormal experiences in my lifetime, but this is a new one for me.
I grew up with cats and one of my favourite things about them is when they climb on to your bed and kneed your blankets with their paws.
Well a few years ago I was experiencing this same sensation while lying in bed. Though we do have a cat, I knew it wasn't him because he has been locked in the basement since my son started crawling then walking three and a half years ago.
Also there was no purring sounds just the sensation of a small (cat sized) four legged animal walking on my bed and making the kneading motions. Well that went on for a few months and then it stopped. I chalked it up to pure exhaustion from being up all night with a child who had yet to sleep through the night. So I was taken by complete surprise when it happened to me again this morning 01/04/10!
My son gets up early these days and watches his cartoons while I try and sleep. This morning like all mornings he was in and out of my room all morning with questions and things he wanted to tell me. As much as I wanted to be asleep, I was wide awake instead.
I was just lying in my bed waiting for another interruption, when I began to feel a light walking on my bed around where I was lying. At first I thought it was just my son trying to sneak up on me, but then I heard him laughing in the living room. Confused, because I could still feel the walking and kneading motions I sat up and looked down at my legs truly expecting to see our new kitten, but there was nothing on my bed. And after I looked the sensations stopped.
Also after I got up I was able to confirm that both our grown cat and our new kitten were both still in the basement and my son had not let either of them up.
So now I apparently have a phantom cat to join my two living cats, at least I don't have to feed this one.
Has anyone else experienced this, or might know what it is? I would appreciate any and all comments.