Don't Open That Door...
Don't Open That Door...

Hello Lovelies! Welcome back to Scary Things! This time around, we'll be talking about scary stories with animals - meaning times when an animal knew something, heard something, saw something you simply couldn't...and you knew that whatever it was wasn't normal. I'm also happy to hear about scary 'animals', if anyone has seen a Black Dog or similar! As usual, I'll get us started!


My Mom lived in a couple haunted houses when she was young, but one incident stuck out in her memory very clearly, and her telling of it to me has stuck in mine. Her family had several cats, and they were all love-sponges. They were generally pretty smart, and not at all prone to freakouts. Shortly after they had moved into a new house (which apparently later had a LOT of weird stuff happen in it), my Mom heard, from the top of the stairs that led to the kitchen, what sounded like an incipient cat fight. She ran into the kitchen to break it up, but when she got there, the cats were growling and hissing not at each other, but at a space on the wall near their food dishes. My Mom, understandably confused and alarmed, walked over to see if there was anything to account for the cats' alarm...and found that the floor, the wall, and the air in that area were ice-cold, even though it was summer in a house with no air conditioning. She said you could wave your hand through the air, and you would feel a sudden change from normal to freezing in a sort of column.

Both she and the cats got the fuck out of the kitchen.

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