Ernesto Bozzano, Professor - The parapsychological manifestations of animals – 35 The debauched appear in the ghostly form of the animal which they resembled by their way of life
Type of Spiritual Experience
NOTES on this case by Professor Ernesto Bozzano
It is certainly not easy to know what animal ghost appearances in haunting manifestations represent.
Sometimes their generation coincides with the fact that animals similar to those that appeared have lived in this place. In these cases, the animal ghosts could be explained either by the hypothesis of the survival of the animal "psyche", or by assuming a telepathic projection of the thoughts of a deceased person, especially since animals often manifest themselves together with ghosts of the deceased.
We can also hypothesize the psychometric revival of events that have occurred there, over time.
But quite often, not only is there no coincidence to explain the animal appearance by any of these assumptions, but it can even be absolutely excluded that the animal ghosts, which appeared in a haunted place, correspond in any way to other animals that lived in that place.
In this case, the popular explanation of the facts is that the apparitions of animals represent the spirits of the deceased who, having been guilty of serious misconduct, and take on animal forms after their death corresponding to the nature of their misconduct.
In my book The Haunting Phenomena, Chapter Three, I cited a case of a pig ghost appearing. The person who narrates this fact says that when they asked farmers about it, they explained that: The person responsible for the events was Tommy King, a pharmacist who had lived a hundred years earlier, who had hanged himself in a nearby house. Since then the spirit of the unfortunate one wandered around these places appearing in the form of an animal.
I then wrote: "This is the popular explanation for the appearance of animals in haunted places. Although it is purely traditional and free, it is not easy to replace it with a less free and more scientific one.
A description of the experience
Professor Ernesto Bozzano - The parapsychological manifestations of animals - 130 cases proving animal mediumistic abilities
in Dr. Kerner's book on "The Seer of Prevorst", we read that the seer, in her somnambulistic phases, explained the apparitions of animals in the same way. Chapter VI (Case 4, p. 177), concerns a "low spirit" that appeared to Dr. Kerner, who wrote: "In my room, the apparition was renewed under the guise of a bear, he says:
"Now I see how black his soul must be, since he returns in such frightening forms: but I must see him again..." In the Case 5, p. 190, the somnambulist psychic addresses a "spirit" by asking him if he could manifest himself in a form different from the one he had during his lifetime. The spirit answers:
"If I had lived like an animal, I would have to appear to you as such. However, we cannot take the forms we want and we must appear to you as we were alive. And in Chapter IV, p. 120: "The debauched can appear in the form of an animal to which it resembles by its way of life..."