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(without typos) from the publisher. 1894. Excerpt: ... my mother's
chair. We both got up, and I opened the door to let the cat out.
She marched round the table, went noiselessly out of the door, and
when about half way down the passage turned round and faced us. For
a short time she regularly stared at us with her green eyes, and
then she dissolved away, like a mist, under our eyes. "Even apart
from the mode of her disappearance, we felt convinced that the cat
could not have been a real one, as we neither had one of our own,
nor knew of any that would answer to the description in the place,
and so this appearance made an unpleasant impression upon us. '
This impression was, however, greatly enhanced by what happened in
the following year, 1885, when we were staying in Leipzig with my
married sister (the daughter of Mrs. Greiflenberg). We had come
home one afternoon from a walk, when, on opening the door of the
flat, we were met in the hall by the same white cat. It proceeded
down the passage in front of us, and looked at us with the same
melancholy gaze. When it got to the door of the cellar (which was
locked), it again dissolved into nothing. "On this occasion also it
was first seen by my mother, and we were both impressed by the
uncanny and gruesome character of the appearance. In this case,
also, the cat could not have been a real one, as there was no such
cat in the neighbourhood. (Signed) "mrs. Erxi-greiffenberg. "mrs.
Greiffenberg." In the following case there was no vanishing, and
the figure left the field of view as a real figure would have done,
but it was clearly recognised by both percipients, and it is
difficult to suppose that the real person came into the church and
forgot all about it. It is on this that the evidence for the
hallucinatory character of the experience depends. (647. 7.) From
Miss C. J. E. March, 1892. "I wa...
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