Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ghost Cat

A New Zealand couple believe they may have captured the ghostly apparition of an orange tabby cat on their personal security camera. After one of their bicycles was stolen from their driveway, Donna and Ross Sowerby set up a camera to catch the crook. But when they reviewed their footage, they saw an orangish, blurry ball moving across the frame. The ball is so blurry that it appears translucent, and it doesn't seem to be hindered by anything like the natural slope of the ground. But that's not stopping the Sowerbys (who, of course, are skeptics) from believing it might be the ghost of their neighbor's cat, which was run over not too long ago. Now, some might say this is obviously some sort of bug crawling across either the lens of the camera or the window in front of it, but that's just crazy talk. Donna sowerby sees cat legs, dammit! Truly, a paragon of critical thinking skills. To paraphrase Sherlock Holmes, when you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how unlikely, must be the ghost of your neighbor's cat. More details (including video) here.