“I don’t know if you know anything about this, but it’s been on my mind a lot lately and I need to find out more about what happened.
Pressure and Tugs in the Night
In 2010, I moved to Phillipsburg, NJ. I never really experienced anything paranormal until this past year. I believe it was April of 2013. I’d been sleeping in my room when all of a sudden, at around 5:45 a.m., I felt this pressure at the foot of my bed.
At first, I thought my dog had come in and was trying to get up on the bed and I was just feeling her paws, but I could see that my door was still closed. The pressure kept happening on and off every few seconds, like something was pushing on my bed. Then, it moved closer to me, and instead of pressing on my bed it started pulling on a blanket that was hanging down to the floor. It started as light tugging and got more powerful with each pull. It got so strong that it almost started pulling me off the bed with the blanket. I was so terrified at this point that I pulled the blanket up off the floor and looked down. Of course, there was nothing there. I was absolutely horrified and had to move to a different room to be able to fall asleep again.
The Pressure Returns
Nothing like that happened again for a while. Then, either late June or early July of this year, it happened again. This time it was about 8:00 in the morning. For my own personal reasons, I had moved my mattress into a different room for a while. At around 8:00, I felt the slight pushing on the bed again. I only let it happen twice this time before I looked up and saw nothing there and the feeling stopped. It hasn’t happened again since then, but that doesn’t mean it won’t.
The pressure I’ve felt isn’t a lot. It’s not like someone’s lying or sitting on the bed. It’s in a very small, specific area of the bed like someone or something is pushing on it with their hands/feet/paws/etc. The only thing my mother and I have been able to come up with is that it might be my cat. My brother got a kitten when he was four – and I was born when my brother was seven – so I had the cat throughout my entire life and she was older than me when she died. I loved that cat very much, and I still miss her.
In fact, the first time it happened I had a dream about the cat before I woke up and felt the pressure. I tend to have these recurring dreams where Figaro (my cat) is what I call a “zombie cat.” She’s not decayed and looking to eat brains, but in the dreams I know she’s dead but has somehow been brought back to life though I don’t know how. She acts very differently in these dreams, too, like she’s slower, dumber, and doesn’t fully understand things.
My cat has been dead since December of 2008, and I’ve never had a paranormal experience I could attribute to her. The house I live in now, where I had these experiences, is not even a house Figaro lived in. If it is my cat, why would it take her almost five years to come to me? How did she know where I was? Also, both times I was terrified. Figaro loved me as much as I loved her. Why would she scare me like that? I don’t mean that she was trying to scare me, but if it was her why didn’t I feel comfortable or feel flooded with memories of her? I don’t feel like the presence there is threatening me, but it is very creepy, eerie, and frightening all the same.
I just kind of wanted to get some other opinion(s) on whether this really might be something paranormal or something that’s just in my head. If you could give me any piece of wisdom that would be helpful.”
Well everyone, what do you think? Has anyone out there experienced something similar?
See also: “The Loyal Ghost Dog“
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