Cat Comes Back From The Dead

December 16 | 6 Comments

bad to the boneChurch.

I’m not talking about the place of worship. No, friends, I’m talking about the scariest of all creatures. Specifically the cat in Stephen King’s Pet Semetary.

You may remember him as the cat that was run over by a truck in the story, buried and then summoned back to life. Once back among the ‘living’ he was anything but a normal, annoying cat.

There was something wrong, something sinister about him. It’s as if he were dead, but alive. Strange indeed, but then again he was a cat, so who could really tell?

Thank goodness this was just a story made up in the mind of Mr. King. Bringing a cat back to life; the man’s mind is truly sinister! Surely something like this couldn’t happen in the real world.

Or could it?

The Manchester Evening News has the disturbing story.

A cat has come back from the dead – NINE months after his owners buried their cherished pet.

Angelo Petrillo and wife Katy were devastated when ginger tom Alfie went missing last June.

Two weeks later, a neighbour told them Alfie had been spotted dead by the side of the slip road near junction 21 of the M62.

Angelo, 39, recognised the cat as his own and buried it in land near the family home in
Milnrow, Rochdale.

The couple, who have another cat, Freddie, moved to a house about a mile away in November.

But this week they were stunned to receive a text message from the family who moved into their old home saying a ginger tom cat was going ‘berserk’ outside and trying to get in. They said it couldn’t be their cat as Freddie was asleep and they had buried Alfie.

But the next day they had three more calls from former neighbours saying the cat was meowing all night and asking if it belonged to them. Katy, 35, a manager for a wine company, drove to the house to reassure them that it was definitely not their cat. But when she arrived, she was stunned to see Alfie.

Angelo, an energy company worker, said: “It was just unbelievable – the cat I had buried nine months earlier, the cat we spent about a month grieving over was back and my wife just couldn’t believe what she was seeing.

“I was 100 per cent certain the cat I had buried was Alfie – he had the same markings, was the same size and everything about him matched, so when my wife walked through the door with Alfie I was totally stunned – it was like he had risen from the dead.”

The couple do not know where Alfie has been living since the summer but their vet told them he probably got lost and by the time he eventually found his way home, the family had moved.

Angelo added: “It is just one in a million – we even marked ‘Alfie’s’ grave so it’s amazing he’s back.

“He’s doing really well and recovering from his ordeal.”


6 Responses to “Cat Comes Back From The Dead”

  1. Carlita on September 6th, 2012 11:10 am

    I would be curious to know if the cat that was buried instead …was still there though.. lol spooky! lol

  2. emma on September 13th, 2012 8:41 pm

    Crazy! What a wonderful surprise, though. 

  3. Peter on September 19th, 2012 9:17 am

    I don’t think I would sleep very well that night until I found out if that was the cat I buried.

  4. Matthew on September 20th, 2012 8:10 am

    Even though I would have been happy to see my cat. I am not sure I would have slept well that night.

  5. Gerry on October 30th, 2012 4:55 pm

    I would need to see the grave and see that it was empty, after that give my cat some logic problems, because surely a cat that can survive for nine months without food or water has some other tricks up it’s sleeve.

  6. Alana H. on April 17th, 2013 5:51 am

    Here’s my opinion as to what happened. If the cat wasn’t neutered, it might have had some kittens outside the home which explained a similar cat being spotted in the vicinity of the house. We had a cat that would get pregnant and give birth outside the house, so we got used to seeing its offspring wandering around the neighborhood. This to me seems like a mire logical explanation.

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