Reddit user “Chlochan” posted her home surveillance footage and took it to the forum to seek for an answer.
She explained her cat, Blackjack, passed away exactly one year ago on May 24, the day she caught his “ghost” on the camera.
In the clip, one of her two other cats jump off a bed and walk out to the corridor to greet her as she comes into her house.
At the same time, a black shadow seems to appear on the cream-coloured sofa and curls up on a cluster of pillows.
When she turns on the lights in the room, “Blackjack” becomes more visible on camera.
The user explained in the comments that there were only the pillows on the sofa that are against the back and nothing black on there.
She mentioned that her cat used to sleep on the sofa most of the time, but, not necessarily that particular spot.
The cat owner also ruled out the possibility that her other cat was on the sofa as she said they are mostly white with brown, ginger and black patches.
The post has since been upvoted more than 1,200 times and has attracted nearly 170 comments.
Viewers have divided opinions on the “paranormal activity” as some believed the dead feline’s spirit paid her a visit on the anniversary and others thought it was a bag.
One said: “That IS your black cat who has passed, sitting on your couch. People talk about people in the spirit form who have attachments to certain places, but our animals who have an attachment may also appear to us.”
A second one agreed: “That’s some pretty compelling evidence. Definitely looks exactly like a black cat sitting there and you clearly didn’t see him with your own eyes when you walked in the room.
A third viewer, however, pointed out: “It was there throughout the whole video as well, it didn’t materialise, it just turned black when the camera went from night vision to colour.”
A fourth added: “You can see the outline from the beginning. It doesn’t materialise, it just appears because of the different light mode.
“At first I was impressed and thought it was a cat materialising but now I’ve watched it 4-5 times, I can see it clear as day. Yeah, it looks like a cat, but I don’t think it’s anything paranormal. It doesn’t move.”