Do Ghost Pets Exist?
Do ghost pets exist? In Ghostly’s forty-fourth episode, Pat and Rebecca explore ghost pets. Many owners claim to have experienced visits from their pets after death. From sounds to noises and even physical manifestations, ghost pet stories seem to be very common. But are they real?
Questions Explored in this Episode
What is the history of pets? How many pets are there in the United States? How many are there around the world? Why did humans start to keep pets? After we lose a pet, why do we sometimes experience visits from them? What do people claim to experience from ghost pets? Are ghost pet visits real?
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Ghost Story – Ghost Pets
Listen to Rebecca tell the story of a family that moved into a house and found an unexpected ghostly cat addition.
History of Pets
Pat tells the history of pets. Pets are popular all of the world, especially in the United States where 68% of households have pets and in China where they spend 25 billion on their pets annually. Dogs were the first domesticated animals, but we also have had cats, birds, and horses for thousands of years.
Hear an interview from Rebecca’s friend Stacey about her own ghost cat experience. It’s an interesting “tail”. And then listen to the follow up voicemail that makes it all the creepier!
The Debate – Ghost Pets
Rebecca offers three stories of ghost pets. One is the legend of the Blue Ghost Dog, one of the earliest ghost stories in the United States. Another is from a woman who explains she and her husband can still hear their dog who passed away – his bark and his nails on the floor. Lastly is a common story for ghost cats. A woman feels a cat walk on her bed, knead a spot, and lay down right by her, but she doesn’t own a cat.
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Sources for this Week’s Episode
No Dog About It Blog: https://nodogaboutit.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/my-ghost-cat/
Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann
Special thanks to our friend Stacey for sharing her story. We appreciate it very much.