20 Tales of Supernatural Cats

Cats are sneaky, nocturnal, and inscrutable. Most of them are efficient killers, as well, so it's no wonder they've been associated with the supernatural -but are they witches, ghosts, a bad luck charm, or something even creepier? Flavorwire presents twenty very short stories about cats that have been passed down, most as "true stories" that cannot be verified. For example, there's the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse Ghost Cat.

Who knew there were lighthouses in Ohio? This one, on the shores of Lake Erie, began to have sightings of a ghostly gray cat in the late 1980s. To be fair, all gray cats look kind of ghostly. (I mean that in the best way possible!) A legend built up around it, about the wife of one of the lighthouse’s very first keepers having lost a kid to illness and then taking solace in many cats — one of them gray. Which all seemed par for the course until the plot thickened when, about a decade ago, people found the remains of a mummified gray cat at the site.

Read all twenty stories, suitable for expanding and telling around a bonfire, at Flavorwire.


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