When I was younger and lived with my parents our dog would occasionally display some pretty odd behaviour, even for her. She would at times become strangely disturbed by things unseen to us, she would start barking and growling and take on an offensive attack style posture whilst apparently staring at something that just wasn’t visible to us. She would focus on an area like the ceiling or a corner of the room or occasionally she would stand at the bottom of the stairs barking upwards barking like crazy, or run around following something, stalking something, of which without her we would have remained oblivious.
I know from speaking to others that this sort of behaviour was not particular to our own personal dog, and is a fairly common occurrence witnessed by K9 owning individuals, so are all these dogs just having a funny five minutes, or can dogs see ghosts?
Can Dogs See Ghosts?
All dogs bark, most dogs will bark at anything of interest or anything that moves, but it is usually aimed at something, so when your dog starts barking and growling towards ‘nothing’ then it’s hard not to feel that chill run up your spine and those goose bumps appear. But can dogs really see ghosts? I personally have never seen a ghost, although I have spoken to many people who claim to have seen ghosts it is hard to fully believe in something you have never seen yourself. But if anything I’ve ever witnessed has come close to convincing me that ghosts exist, it is this strange behaviour displayed by dogs when they seem to see or sense something that I just can not. It has been noted by many witnesses to such behaviour including myself that when dogs seem to see these ‘ghosts’ or whatever it is they see their behaviour becomes aggressive / defensive, it does not appear to be the same kind of barking a dog might do if, for example a car drove by the window or the door bell rang, but a similar sort of behaviour to what you might expect a dog to perform if their owner were under attack.
Dog Sees Ghost
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Do dogs see ghosts? Or are they just hearing something we can’t. After all dogs can hear far better than humans and are capable of hearing frequencies way beyond our listening abilities. Dogs are known to bark at noises they consider familiar or threatening, and just because we can’t hear them doesn’t mean that they aren’t there, and it also doesn’t mean that they’re ghosts, a dog can distinguish the sound of its owners car from cars of the same brand and model from a fair distance away.
But of course this doesn’t mean that dogs don’t see ghosts either, some people report that their dogs barking at unseen entities acts more as a warning and is often accompanied by additional unusual or paranormal phenomenon, such as things moving or shaking of their own accord or even to those who are tuned in and able to see such things the appearance of the ghosts themselves.