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The family dog sees a ghost... or does she? The Santos family thought they had found the perfect home. What they didn't realize was that the house may have other occupants. Their dog sure acted like it!
So.. can dogs see & feel the ghosts?
Dogs are noted for their heightened senses. The dog's senses are far superior to what humans have. A dog's sense of sight, sense of smell, sense of hearing and touch are highly developed. Dogs are credited to have a 6th sense as well. These ultrasensitive senses allow the dog to see and sense not only ghosts and spirits but also other paranormal things that humans cannot sense and see.
In the first story the dog reacted to a haze that could have been natural or could have been supernatural, the second story involved a dog barking at spirits that even the owner could hear, and the third took place in a campground in Canada where the dogs and the owner all saw the spirit before she disappeared.
A lot of dog owners who are in tune with their pets report that the "ghost" barking is different than the normal barking at strangers, stray cats, etc.
The barking is more likely to be accompanied by whining, by tucking the tail between the legs, and instead of an attack bark is more likely an imploring type of bark, maybe asking the spirit to take part in the dog's world. Of course if the spirit wishes harm upon her human family maybe the dog would sense it and the barking would be more aggressive.
If the dog is just excited because of her exceptional hearing she would not be barking in this way. The unusual barking is almost always reported as happening at night but there is no reason for dogs to be more excited at night since their vision is about the same at day or night.
In some cultures, mostly those where people still live close to their dogs and are in touch with their feelings, dogs are believed to sense the presence of ghosts. This power may be much stronger on nights with a full moon. Cultures that accept the presence of ghosts realize that dogs and children are more in touch and see things we cannot.
How can I tell if my dog is seeing a ghost? There are no clear answers to this question. All I can tell you is to be observant. Patricia McConnell, the canine behaviorist, recommends that we watch our dogs' facial expressions to better understand them; as we watch more we will notice the expressions they are making and are more likely to notice anything strange.
I would recommend you be more observant of their barking. Notice the depth and the speed of the barking. Is it frenzied, an attempt to alert you, or just a sign of the dog noticing something new in her environment? If the abnormal activity is caused by a petit mal seizure you can report this to your veterinarian.
Dog ghosts just aren't very scary. According to first hand reports, canine apparitions bark, pant and lick people, behaving pretty much as they did in life.
Due to traditional religious teachings that wrongly instruct that only humans have souls, many are unaware that animals have spirits (souls) just like human beings and can interact and even be seen as animal ghosts. Pet ghosts seem to be the most common animal ghosts seen, and this could be because of the strong bonds and emotional ties that were created.
Some good questions have been posed by others, such as could we somehow possibly create the animal ghost as a phantom through our emotional ties to it while alive, or our desires to see it once again after it has passed? Another gentleman wonders why we only typically hear of animal ghost accounts of domesticated animals and pets, but rarely ever of wild animals or even insects? Good questions to ponder.
I do know that psychics claim to be able to see the ghosts of animals on the other side of the veil, and can even make contact with them. Native Americans and other tribal cultures teach of shape-shifting animal spirits that protect humans, known as totems. These typically are wild animals and not domesticated species.
Astral Life Investigation Pt. I I am often asked the question, "Do animals sometimes come back as ghosts just like some people do?" The evidence points to the answer: yes! Many people have had experiences with family pets coming back whether that be as simple as a ball of twine rolling across the floor by itself with no outside source, the feeling of something rubbing up against your leg and there's nothing there and sometimes the actual visual apparition of the beloved pet.
It seems that the ones that are reported the most in the animal world are dogs, cats and horses in that order respectively. However, there seems to be some confusion. Can ALL animals appear or come back as spirits? Are there certain limitations to which ones are allowed? Why aren't more animal ghosts seen and reported?
There aren't, to my knowledge, any reports of phantom mosquitoes or flies, etc. Perhaps only the intelligent species have souls? Those and other questions remain unanswered. Man is the only species that some day realizes that he or she will terminate and leave this world. All other species simply exist from day to day and die without being able to communicate to us that possibility that they in fact are dying.
I have been investigating many reports of phantom animals and have come up with some interesting case scenarios to present here. Remember, as with humans, not all animals will be perceived as ghosts someday only because of the way that animal has died. The scenario for "human" ghosts is usually one of a violent or tragic death and the "not realizing" that he or she has died because of the suddenness of some deaths. However, great love of an animal or the constant grieving of the loss of your pet will sometimes have the same effect as a sudden, violent or tragic death; it will will your animal to return for a short time.
In Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia stands the large grave marker of author Ellen Glasgow who was well known in Richmond and lived there for a good portion of her life. When she died, she stipulated in her will that her two pet dogs who had died prior to her death, be exhumed from her backyard and buried with her at Hollywood. Many claim that they have heard these dogs on occasions, scampering around quite near to that grave late at night.
At Hinsdale Animal Cemetery in a suburb just southwest of Chicago another mystery takes place. Passerby's have often seen the black forms of dogs and other creatures flicker by in their headlights many times causing them to slam on the brakes, only when they do, often, there's nothing there.
Perhaps some real animals are attracted to the massive remains of so many other animals? Perhaps. Perhaps not.
Astral Life Investigation Pt. II Many who have lost a pet wonder if animals live on in the afterlife. And if so, where are they? Could animals be with us in spirit, walking and interacting in the astral plane?
Recently, Sylvia from the United Kingdom confirmed her suspicions that animals do live on in the afterlife while having an out-of-body experience (also called astral travel or astral projection), where she located her beloved dog right there in the same room with her.
The following is her wonderful story: "I thought I'd give you my recent experience while out of body. August 11th, 2012. I woke at 6 am, then about 8 am, went to lie down just to relax. I wasn't sleepy, but I had a little pain and numbness in my hand; and lying down helps that. I'd only been on the bed for a few minutes when I heard an inner buzzing sound. I have had out of body experiences before, so I knew what this sound signified: I was about to leave my body. I can rarely get completely out of body,but usually my legs and arms rise up pretty easily and usually I can see or hear, and speak. My consciousness appeared to be normal, but still, I did a quick "reality-check" to make sure I was fully conscious and aware I asked myself the following questions: What is my name? What day is it? What date is it? Approximately what time is it? Where am I right now, and why? All answers were correct, and lucid.
My astral legs floated upwards easily, and my arms too. There was no more pain in my hand out-of-body. I was glad about that. Then I thought I'd try to see if my dog (she died June 5th, 2012) might be around. Before I'd laid down, I hadn't sensed her; so I thought she might not be with me. I was also not sure what might have happened to her after her death, although I had felt spontaneous contacts from her on four occasions (waves of affection, and a sense of the presence of her "character"). However, I thought that it could have been that her soul had moved on in some way. I prepared myself for any disappointment and thought I'd try, nevertheless. I could hear, and use my voice at this stage but couldn't see. My sense of touch in my astral hands was just like my physical sense of touch (minus the hand pain).
I called my dog's name in a bright and happy way, just like I used to when she was in another room or something, or if we were going out. I heard a "stumbly" kind of noise in the room; and then, a little bump. And then, suddenly, my astral hands touched her head! She had jumped up at the edge of my bed, and my astral hands going out-of-body felt her clearly. I could feel the exact texture of her fur and her ears. She was incredibly warm: exactly like her physical body, perhaps even slightly warmer than usual. I was so happy to ruffle her ears and talk to her, and she too seemed full of happiness, I could feel her moving to push against me with her head. Her ears bent back a bit with my rubbing them, and I wanted her to straighten her ears out. So I said, "Shake (your head), when I'm gone, to straighten your ears!" Then, I was back in my body. The experience lasted about 2-3 minutes.
Before this experience, I was pretty sure there was life after death - even for dogs. Now I know there is... I am speaking out about this to try to help people who are suffering intense grieving after the death of loved ones. There is no death, only transition to other dimensions. And another dimension exists only a heartbeat away."
Meet Maddie, a Rescue Dog Turned TV Star on Syfy's Ghost Hunters
When things go bump in the night, she senses what humans cannot. Maddie is a ghost hunter and a breakout TV star.
JASON HAWES ("GhostHunters TV SHOW"): I wanted a dog that was fully wild, Some of the places we investigate could have animals hiding inside, like raccoons or possums. I wanted a dog who could give me information but also protect herself if necessary.
Maddie, now about 4 years old and entering her third season on Ghost Hunters, has come a long way as a family member and a paranormal investigator. "To see a dog who had her life now be a part of a family, so sweet and loving and adorable, it's just amazing," says Hawes, who has five children and two other dogs with his wife, Kris. "I just love Maddie. She's the sweetest, nicest dog."
When on a case, Maddie helps her fellow investigators by putting a dog's highly sensitive senses to work. She alerts Hawes through body language raised hackles, upright ears! to sounds not audible to humans and also to high electromagnetic fields, and she follows smells and zooms in on slight movements. Or as those in the paranormal community would say, Maddie catches EVPs (electronic voice phenomena), high EMFs (electromagnetic fields), phantom smells, and shadow figures. Team members then investigate further in an attempt to either debunk the activity or verify it as evidence of the paranormal.
Maddie, an Australian Cattle Dog/German Shepherd mix at a high-kill shelter in Tennessee, fit the bill. Hawes found her online in 2010, then had her temperament tested to ensure she would get along with his other dogs.
"We were on a residential case in South Carolina," says Hawes of an investigation captured for season nine. "The family believed there was a figure there, a relative to them. Maddie got excited, was picking up on sounds we were not. Sure enough, when we listened to the recording, there were EVPs."
Hawes stresses that while he does put Maddie in situations that might spook an untrained dog and most humans he never takes her into unsafe places.
After 8 weeks of training, which, I believe, is less training than what Adam Berry needed, Maddie, a German Sheppard and Australian cattle dog mix joined in on her first investigation.
1. Poogan One of the oldest restaurants in Charleston, S.C., is haunted by a small pooch named Poogan. When the large Victorian house was converted into a restaurant in 1976, the owners left their dog behind, and Poogan, a neighborhood fixture, set up camp on the porch he'd always called home. The friendly pup greeted diners, and it was decided to name the restaurant Poogan's Porch after its canine mascot. When Poogan died in 1979, he was buried beside his porch, and today, employees often report seeing the dog napping in his favorite spot. Some diners even claim they've felt Poogan's ghost brush against their legs as he searches for table scraps.
2. Rudolph Valentino's dog It's rumored that when Valentino, a great lover of dogs, died in a New York hospital on August 23, 1926, his dog Kabar, who was in Los Angeles, sensed the moment of death. At that precise moment three thousand miles across the country, Kabar let out such an unearthly howl that Beatrice Lillie who was driving past the estate heard it and almost drove off the road. Kabar would out live his master until February 2, 1929. A large lavish ceremony was held at the cemetery when he was laid to rest.
Besides running across Kabar at the cemetery, he was also encountered at Valentino's mansion on May 6th, 1948 when several spiritualists had gathered to celebrate Valentino's birthday. During the night, several mediums reported seeing the dog, and he supposedly leapt through a closed window. Kabar haunts the grounds and from time to time, can be seen inside the walls of the cemetery, pretty much doing what dogs do.
3. Johnny Morehouse and his dog Johnny Morehouse and his dog haunt the Woodland Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. In l860, five year old Johnny fell into the Erie canal. Despite his faithful dog's efforts to pull him out, Johnny died. After the boy was buried, the dog maintained a vigil at the grave site, refusing food and water. The dog soon died from a broken heart (or dehydration and starvation). The special stone in which the large dog grieves over the dead child is usually decorated with trinkets, candy and dog toys. Reunited beyond the grave, Johnny and his dog roam the cemetery at night.
4. Black dog of the Hanging Hills Local folklore says that this supernatural hound has been haunting the Hanging Hills of Connecticut near Hubbard Park for more than a century. The small black dog is described as friendly, but it's said to make no sound and leave no footprints.
According to the legend, to see the black dog the first time results in joy while a second sighting results in misfortune. Seeing the dog a third time is said to be a death omen, and at least six deaths have been blamed on the dog.
One of the first accounts of the Hanging Hills dog was written by geologist W.H.C. Pynchon and appeared in Connecticut Quarterly in 1898. According to his story, he was conducting research on a cliff with fellow geologist Herbert Marshall in 1891 when they both saw the dog. Pynchon had seen the dog before, while Marshall had seen the dog twice before but didn't believe in the legend. Shortly after encountering the pooch, Marshall slipped on ice and fell to his death. Sightings of the black dog continue today.
5. Terri Battin For the past 6 years, a dog named Capitán has slept on the grave of his owner every night. His owner, Miguel Guzman died in 2006 and Capitan disappeared shortly after the family attended the funeral services. They searched everywhere and put out flyers to try and find him. But no one had seen him.The cemetary notified the family who promptly came to pick him up and take him home. But each night he would cry and scratch frantically at the door to go out and he wouldn't return home until morning!!
6. Preston The Bellmont Hillsboro neighborhood in Nashville is said to be haunted by the friendly spirit of a boxer named Preston. According to local stories, the dog was accompanying a group of trick or treaters on Halloween more than 50 years ago when a 13 year old girl spotted her 7 year old brother picking up candy he'd dropped in the road. A car was speeding down the street toward him, so the girl darted into the road to save him, but Preston got there first.
The boxer knocked the boy from the car's path and took the brunt of the hit, which threw the dog into a nearby yard. The girl's brother was unharmed, so she went to look for Preston, but his body was never found.
Since then, each Halloween local children have reported being gently bumped onto the sidewalk when they step into the road. Today, that teenage girl is all grown up and still lives in the Bellmont Hillsboro neighborhood. It's said that she places a dog biscuit on her front porch every Halloween as a gift to the dog who died to save her brother.
7. Hound of Goshen For more than 150 years, people have reported seeing a large white dog in the Ebenezer Church cemetery in Newberry, S.C., as well as along the 5 mile stretch of Buncombe Road that runs from Newberry to Goshen Hill, S.C. Witnesses say the dog appears suddenly beside your vehicle, and if you stop, it will step in front of your car, throw its head back and howl.
According to one legend, the dog's master was buried in the old cemetery and the dog lay on his grave until it died of starvation. However, other people believe in a much more grisly tale.
The second, more popular story is that the dog was the companion of a traveling salesman more than a century ago. While the salesman was in Goshen Hill, a townsperson was murdered and the salesman was the prime suspect. After an unfair trial, the man was found guilty and hanged from a tree, where the white dog stood guard over his master's corpse.
Weeks later, both the dog and the body disappeared, and those involved in the salesman's lynching were attacked by the white dog one by one. Those who survived the dog's bites reported that the animal didn't appear until they passed by the tree where the salesman had been hanged.
8. Australian Dog Ghost Sarah, Nicholas and their parents are driving along a lonely track on Cape York Peninsula in northern Australia at night. They have been warned that it is a dangerous trip, and they should try to arrive at Bamaga in daylight, but a tyre on their four wheel drive gets a puncture.
Soon they encounter the giant ghost dog of Aboriginal mythology, and then a cyclist who sneers at danger and refuses the offer of a lift. After passing an eerie array of wrecked vehicles on both sides of a high, twisting section of the ridge track, they arrive at holiday cabins. The cyclist doesn't appear, and the story ends without explanation, except for a brief comment by the manager that, next day, they may find bike parts in the creek. The ghost dog is described by Edna Mark, an Aboriginal woman from Bamaga in Cape York Peninsula, in The Australian Yarn, a collection by the folklorist, Ron Edwards.
9. Sallie Dogs have been known to keep pretty good watch over people, and some have even been heard as ghosts, still growling threats to those who come too near. One such account is of a Bull Terrier named Sallie who was a Union Army mascot at Gettysburg. Many believe they still hear her growl, as she keeps watch over fallen soldiers.
10. The Demon Dog of Valle Crucis It happened one time that that two young men were driving along this road around midnight. It was a clear night and the moon was full, bathing the valley in an eerie white glow.As their car turned a corner passing the old church, the two young men saw a shadow leap out from behind one of the graves and into the road in front of them. Swerving to avoid whatever had landed in the road, the driver slammed his foot on the brake and pulled off onto the side of the narrow road. Wondering what he had almost hit, he craned his head around over his shoulder to see what was in the road.
It was a dog. But not an ordinary dog. This was a dog a tall and as wide as a full grown man, covered with bristling black fur and baring its massive, yellow teeth. And the animal's eyes were glowing. Not reflecting light like a dog's eyes will do, but actually glowing, burning with a smoldering red light that seemed to have about it something of the very fires of Hell.The animal began to walk towards their parked car. By mutual and unspoken agreement the driver lifted his foot off of the brake and slammed it down on the accelerator. They roared off down the mountain road, taking the hairpin turns and twists of the road and sixty, seventy, eighty miles an hour. It was only when the driver looked in the rear view mirror that he realized the dog was still following them. Panicked, and expecting the jaws of the dog to wrap around the bumper of the car and drag it back into hell, the driver gave one final push on the accelerator, and just as the beast was about to catch them, the car leapt over the bridge the water just below where the streams meet in a cross. And the dog stopped following them.
11. Hell Dogs of Eldorado Canyon Man per man and mile per mile, Eldorado Canyon has a wider range of historical events than anywhere in the Wild West. This rich history, coupled with the turbulent events taking place in Eldorado Canyon in the 19th century has led to numerous ghost stories of dead miners, Indians and pioneers who once roamed the area. However, some of the most fascinating are the ghostly tales of canine spirits. Reportedly, during the rowdy mining days, many of the prospectors kept dogs at their claim sites to protect their property. Reared to attack at the slightest trespass by strangers, the dogs were often extremely vicious.
"Man's best friend" or not, many of these dogs were shot, left chained at the claim site to die, or released into the wild, when the gold played out and the miners left the area. Over the years, numerous tales of sightings of these many spectral hounds have been told by exploring visitors and locals alike. A few even tell of being attacked by these ferocious canine apparitions.
One story, told on the Shadowlands Website, describes two brothers who were compelled to test the validity of the canine tales. Exploring the area, they soon found an old mine shaft where they noticed an ancient weathered chain embedded into the rock wall near the entrance. Entering the old mine, they came upon a pile of bones that appeared to be those of a large dog. As the sun was quickly setting, they determined to camp near the mine shaft. Sitting around a small campfire, they listened to what sounded like coyotes yipping in the distance. Not alarmed, they ate dinner around the fire until both men began to feel uneasy as the atmosphere changed, seeming thick and somehow charged. Before long, they heard the sounds of large dogs panting in close proximity, followed by low and hateful growls.
12. Black Ghost Dog Of Hamilton Ontario STORY by WWW.PARA RESEARCHERS.ORG (c) 1999 - 2015 ParaResearchers Of Ontario "I was only about 14 years old at the time. We lived in a small house in Hamilton, Ontario, and because there was not much room, my parents gave me the use of a tiny room in the basement as my personal play room. I liked the room, and spent many happy hours there. But there was something about the basement that made me feel very uneasy. I always felt like there was "something" in that basement with me although never in my play room. It was odd because the basement was so small, you could see the entire thing from my playroom. One day, as I was sitting at my desk. I glanced up and saw a dark form lope past the doorway. It was the form of a large, black dog. There was blood all over it. For just an instant, I had the impression it was in great pain and despair. I got up and walked out into the basement and stared at where I'd seen it go, and although it had vanished, I had the strong feeling there was a dog buried there, under the concrete floor. I couldn't explain that feeling, I just knew that there was. I told my parents, and they just shrugged it off. I didn't think much about it after that. Then, about a week later, on a nice summer night, my parents decided to go out for a walk around the block to enjoy the evening. I was home alone, except for our chihuahua. My parents locked the door when they left and I went upstairs to wash my hair.
I had just got out of the shower and wrapped a towel around my head, when I noticed our dog standing at the top of the stairs, ears perked up, staring down and growling. My first concern was that maybe someone had broken in, and I went to stand beside him at the top of the stairs to listen. The basement door was right at the bottom of the stairs, and there was a hook latch on it. Suddenly "something" hit that door from the basement side, and the latch rattled. Our dog was growling seriously, his hackles up and staring straight down at it. Then I heard it again, and this time could hear "claws" sliding down it, as if a large dog was jumping against that door, trying to get out.
This sound continued, several times, with the initial "thump" and then "scratching", and the door banging against the latch. I was terrified! There was no other way out of the house but to go down those stairs past that basement door, so I grabbed up our chihuahua in my arms and cautiously made my way down. As I got to the bottom, something hit the door again, and I saw it jar against the latch! Our dog was snarling in my arms.With that, I flew out the front door and sat on the front steps with our dog waiting for my parents to get home. They were furious to find me outside. I told them what happened and they were skeptical, but my dad went to the basement door to check it out. When he opened it, we found long scratches in the soft wood of the door, just like those a big dog would make with it's claws if it was jumping against it. My dad was shocked, but couldn't explain it. He checked the basement, and all the windows, but it was all secure. Nothing and no one could have gotten in.
I never went down there, again. It had been a terrifying experience one I knew I hadn't imagined, because my dog had sensed it too. After some thought, I realized there had been no reason to be afraid. To this day, I believe that someone had abused this dog and kept it locked in that basement; that ultimately, they had beaten it to death and buried it there. This dog had only wanted to be free of it's prison. Maybe it was asking for my help. One day (when no one was home), I cautiously opened the basement door. I whispered, "It's ok, come on out, go on to where you belong." I don't know if that worked or not, but nothing like that ever happened again, and I never felt that presence again."
13. Ghost dog in the truck This photo was taken in front of my childhood home in the summer of 1966. It was taken by my then seven year old brother with a very inexpensive Diana camera using 120 film. In the photo my older brother is holding our kitten with our fathers truck in the background. As children, we never noticed anything unusual about the image. It was put away in a drawer with dozens of other snapshots and forgotten. Almost 20 years later my brother (the one that took it) and our friend who grew up across the street from us were looking at a stack of photos reminiscing. Our friend asked "Who's dog is in the truck?". The problem was we didn't have a dog at that time, and the only two dogs we did have while growing up were both fawn colored boxers. None of us recall a white dog in our neighborhood. Also, we were not allowed to play in the truck and certainly wouldn't have let a strange dog inside it.
The strangest part of this is that the dog is transparent - the rear window can be seen through the dog's head. We asked my mother (our father had died years earlier) about the dog. She remembers that they bought the truck from a chicken rancher who had a large English sheepdog type of dog. The dog is obviously looking at the boy holding the kitten with a great deal of intrest, just as a "real" dog would. This image is so clear that even very small children notice it without prompting. Also please note that the black circle around the dog's eye is the side mirror on the truck.
14. Stone Dog Denise sent an awesome ghostly dog picture... a ghost picture with a dog standing right in front of the stone. We are sure it's a dog, almost as if it is warily walking up to the man. Take a look at the close-up:
"This picture is taking in Benson Arizona. This is a very old cemetery. Is it just me or are their really Ghost dog in this picture. I have had some people say yes at least three of them and I have had some say it just my imagination. What do you see? No animals were with us. We, (my 7 year old son, the guy in the picture, my son's godparents and I) went to Benson to see the new Wal-Mart, and go shopping. We were driving around and Duane (guy in the pic) wanted to see the graveyard. So we went to the graveyard. I didn't have a camera, but I had my camera phone. So, I took pictures. This particular picture, when I sent it to my email, looked strange, which is now why I am inquiring to someone who is more experienced in the field. When I first looked at it, I thought I saw a dog. Again, no dogs were there at least no live dog."
15. Face on a headstone Susan KC sent us this ghost picture of what looks like an old man's face and an animal face on the side of a headstone. The animal looks like a Golden Retriever puppy. Is it coincidence or a ghostly appearance?
"Not sure if you can use this, but I thought I'd send it along to your site. I was in the old Fort Boise Military Cemetery and was taking some photos of some of the graves. I was not looking for ghosts or anything of that nature. I do public blogs and on occasion, I feature an interesting place for public perusal complete with photos. After downloading the photos from my digital camera, I was very surprised to see this photo. What I see is an image on the side of the first headstone of a man and directly under his face, the image of what looks like a white golden retriever pup. I realize these headstones could be weather damaged, but I see the two images very distinctly."
16. Ectoplasm Ghost Brenda Rivenback sent us this great ghost picture of what appears to be ectoplasm around the home and car. The biggest cloud of ectoplasm appears to be a dog. Is it a ghost dog? You decide...
"The original picture was taken August 29th, 2006 at approximately 3:30pm. My sister was taking pictures with her digital camera of the kids in front of our porch. It was a clear day no clouds, no smoke. The original picture shows the kids on the porch, the car, and the ghostly figure above the car. She did not see anything visibly... it showed up on the camera; and when I put it on the computer, it was very clear that it was some sort of figure. The only thing I can think of is, it's a ghost! The original picture has a date across the bottom; it isn't the correct date.
The camera had reset its self when she put new batteries in it. I am sending the original, and you can see there are other formations hanging around my car."
17. Devon Black Dog This old story gives an explanation for the naming of the Black Dog Inn near Uplyme in Devon. The black dog seems to act as a spirit guardian of treasure and was perhaps used to explain the find of some old coins or unexpected wealth. The farmer supposedly used the coins to purchase a house nearby, which he converted into a pub, naming it the Black Dog after the phantom. As with most ghost stories, there have been sightings of a dog near the inn. The haunting appears to occur at midnight in Haye Lane adjacent to the inn, also known as Dog Lane.One encounter with the creature occurred in 1856. The witnesses were a local couple, a nurse and her husband. She described the incident as follows: "As I was returning to Lyme one night with my husband, down Dog Lane, as we reached the middle of it, I saw an animal about the size of a dog meeting us. 'What's that?' I said to my husband. 'What?' he said, 'I see nothing.' I was so frightened I could say no more then, for the animal was within two or three yards of us, and had become as large a young calf, but had the appearance of a black, shaggy dog with fiery eyes, just like the description I had heard of the 'black dog'. He passed close by me, and made the air cold and dank as he passed along...". The last reported sighting of the black dog was in 1959, when a family saw it on holiday after visiting The Black Dog Inn!
18. Ms Rudkin vs Black Dog An acquaintance of Ms Rudkin told this encounter which happened in about 1916. She was going from Willoughton to nearby Kennington to be with a friend who had pneumonia. This was a short-ish uphill walk, and it was dusk. About halfway up this hill, there is an Ash tree with a hole in the hedge which lines that lane. As she passed, a large and shaggy black dog came through the hedge and followed her. It came quite close, but this lady was a dog lover and didn't mind. She did not, however, try to touch the strange animal. The dog paced closeby, and left her when she reached the top gate. She stayed with her friend for a few hours, and began the walk back home at around 10pm. She was a bit worried to be walking that late, and the husband of her friend accompanied her just a short way. When she reached the top gate, there was the black dog. Upon appearance it came right up to her and padded its way alongside down the hill. When they arrived at the Ash tree and the hole in the hedge, the dog veered right into the hole and disappeared. The lady thought that it was awfully nice that the big black dog had waited for her all those hours.
19. The Legend of Brooklyn's Prospect Park Somewhere in Brooklyn's Prospect Park lived a legend. The legend told of a large, brown dog that was seen in fleeting glimpses by park visitors and caretakers, only to be gone a moment later. Sometimes he'd be seen on top a hill watching the morning joggers run by. On occasion he'd even come out of the woods to run around with the dogs who play in the park's morning off leash hours and then take off when a human became too curious or got too close. This large and elusive Cane Corso Mastiff became known by the name Ghost Dog and lived in the park for the better part of four years. Not much was known about the large dog or where he came from. Sometimes he'd be captured in a photograph and there were people who left food out for him, but the Ghost Dog was shy and never let anyone get too close. Ghost Dog had been closely watched by Brooklyn animal rescuer Sean Casey and his group, Sean Casey Animal Rescue. Finally, in May of 2012 they decided to attempt a rescue after noticing that he was showing signs of a limp. The story of his recue was reported in the NY Post and is really an amazing tale. Now, after being rehabilitated, Ghost Dog is finally ready to find a home of his own.
20. The Haunted Kennels Besides all that, there are a plenty of known dog houses (kennels) which are haunted with their previous owners.. Dogs who used to live in and have died someday, but still coming for a visit into their old good house... check this:
21. Ghost of the Dambusters dog: Picture shows long-dead Labrador at memorial to WWII heroes
He was the loyal companion of the Dambusters hero whose extraordinary bravery enthralled the nation. Now ghost hunters believe the spectre of the Dambusters' canine mascot is still faithfully guarding his master's old quarters. They are convinced that the wraiths of both Wing Commander Guy Gibson and his chocolate coloured Labrador haunt the remote airfield from which the audacious raid was launched. Ghost of a chance? This apparition of a Labrador which appears between the two banks of choristers is one of the photos said to show the Dambusters' mascot. Investigators decided to step in after a mysterious photograph emerged of what looks like Gibson's long-dead dog sitting at his master's memorial. The picture, taken in the 1980s, shows a Labrador among a school group at a memorial to the Dambusters, close to where Gibson's dog was buried.
The photographer is said to have claimed the dog appeared from nowhere just as the photo was being taken, refusing to be shooed away. As soon as the photo was taken, the dog disappeared, never to be seen again.
After staking out the base at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, now the home of the Red Arrows, ghost hunters are convinced it is haunted by a ghostly Labrador.
The lead investigator, Paul Drake, said: There is definitely paranormal activity there.
Devoted: Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, (right), with his Labrador and fellow officers
'One of our investigators felt a cold spot and when we measured it, it was eighteen inches, which is about the height of a dog. 'The curator of the museum has told us that he has felt for years that he has had a presence following him and he definitely feels that it is that of a dog.'
One investigator who stayed overnight at the base last month even claimed she heard a dog growling when she entered Gibson's former office.
'I definitely heard the growl of a dog', said Michelle Clements, 45. 'Three of us heard it and we all agreed it was a dog. 'It was a really low growl. It wasn't a happy yap at all. It sounded sounded like he was warning us to stay away.'
After scouring the base with infra-red lights, proximity sensors and video cameras, the team say they picked up activity which suggests the pilot was trying to speak to them. 'I do believe we spoke with Guy Gibson,' Miss Clements, a school dinner lady from Leicester, said. 'We asked him if he was with his girlfriend Margaret and he said yes. 'We also played some old music from the 40s and there was a response to that as well.' Gibson's Labrador, Nigger, was the mascot for the squadron that launched an audacious night-time raid on three heavily defended dams deep in Germany's industrial heartland using bouncing bombs. Their success was immortalised in the classic 1954 film The Dambusters, its thrilling theme tune and gung-ho script evoking the best of British derring-do.
The Labrador's name was used as a code word whenever one of Germany's Ruhr Dams was breached during the mission. Tragically, he had been run over and killed outside the base just hours before the raid and, fearing it was a bad omen, heartbroken Gibson ordered the death to be kept secret and the dog to be buried quickly outside his office next to the squadron hangar. Gibson himself returned from the mission and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery, but was later killed in 1944, when his Mosquito crashed in Holland during a raid.
The story of the Dambusters is now set to be retold in a new film by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, although the dog is to be renamed Digger as the original name is now recognised as an offensive term. Jim Shortland, a historian who specialises in the Dambusters, said he was sceptical about the paranormal but welcomed the investigation. 'What they expect to find I don't know,' he said. 'But I think anything that helps to keep the memory alive of the things those lads did in the Second World War is a good thing.' Before his death Nigger was always at the side of Gibson, who would take him for long walks around the airfield. The raid on the MAEhne, Eder and Sorpe Dams was launched on 16 May 1943. Only hours before the raid Gibson was informed that Nigger had been run over by a car outside the camp and he was killed instantaneously.
Gibson returned and was subsequently awarded the Victoria Cross but was later killed on a raid against Germany in September 1944, when his Mosquito plane crashed in Holland. The first sighting of Ghost Dog was in February 1952 when a mess waiter working at RAF Scampton reported seeing a "phantom" black dog on the base.
So.. you can believe all these stories, or not. You are the only one to decide what is true and what is fake...
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Do dogs see ghosts? Last year, Sydney and I walked into the kitchen and she stopped, her hackles raised, and she started a low growl while looking towards the sink dishwasher area, stepped forward to block me and leaned into me, to push me back. I've always been told to ignore ghosts, because to acknowledge them is to give them power. But what do you do when your dog sees a ghost? It's hard to ignore Sydney when she's snarling, growling and barking. Relax - I took a deep breath and faced where I thought the ghost was standing based on Sydney's reaction.
Address the ghost - I said "thanks for stopping by, but because of Sydney's reaction, I need you to move on, you can't hang out with us here."
Pray - Years ago, I read a scary article about a woman who was attacked by an entity in a hospital room. She said "Jesus!" and the attacked stopped. So I did the same.
Hope for the best, Sydney immediately calmed down and was acting like nothing happened. It was like I had woken up from a dream; it was hard to believe that anything was wrong. So I hope that I did the right thing.
What to do if your dog sees a ghost? I reached out to Nicole Guillaume of Guiding Echoes to see what advice she'd have to offer. Seeing a ghost can be just as terrifying for a dog as it can be for a human. Sometimes, the ghost might be someone your dog recognizes, or it could be a new energy that he is not familiar with. How you respond to the ghost should be determined by how your dog is behaving towards it.
A few years ago, there was a ghost roaming my home. I was the first one to see him, and then my dogs began to see him too. This ghost was a lovely energy and the dogs loved him. He seemed to enjoy their company too! If the ghost in your home doesn't present a threat, and if the dogs seem to enjoy him, then I say let him stick around. Sometimes our dogs enjoy the presence of their unearthly friends. However, if having a ghost in your home bothers you, you can ask it to leave. Most ghosts (the friendly ones) don't mean you any harm and they will move on if you ask them too.
However, if your dog begins to bark, growl, snarl or try to hide from something invisible, then it is clear that you have a potentially dangerous entity in your home. If this is the case, it is best to sage your home and ask a priest to do a house cleansing. If this doesn't work, you can look into different alternatives. If your dog sees something in your home that terrifies him, then you may want to:
Let him outside in the backyard. This allows him to have his space and gets him away from the scary energy.
Take him for a walk. A breath of fresh air and a leisurely stroll through out the neighborhood might help to lift his spirits.
Cuddle with him and give him treats. Reassure your dog that everything is okay and that he is safe with you. Let him know that he can depend on you to protect him.
Rehome him. I know this seems extreme, but if you are living in a haunted home in which you have chosen to stay, then that is a choice that may not be suitable for your dog.
Animals are extremely sensitive to energy. They can detect it easily than we can, and they can absorb it in stronger doses. If your dog is stressed out by the spirits in your home, than it is a good idea to find him a new safe home. One where he doesn't have to worry about things that go bump in the night.
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