A Paranormal investigator captured some compelling footage at a hotel in New York
earlier this year. He believes he may have captured the ghost of a cat.
On January 15, 2013, paranormal investigator Stephen Barcelo went
to Napanoch, New York to explore the Shanley Hotel. Barcelo was
determined to gather evidence of the hotel's ghosts, so he set up cameras
in various rooms of the alleged haunted hotel.
In one of the clips from Barcelo's footage, a ghostly figure seems to
pass by a doorway at the end of a long hall. A closer look at the video
and what appears to be a tail wagging back and forth is seen as an
apparition of an animal enters one of the rooms on the third floor.
Shanley Hotel owner, Sal Nicosia believes that the figure could be
the ghost of a cat that he once had that lived in the hotel. Nicosia
also said that he picked up an EVP one night of a ghost named Claire
saying that it was her cat.
"I had a cat close to 14 years and when I lived in the other house I
would let the cat out and the cat would come back every day. When we
moved into the hotel, the cat refused to go out. I couldn't get the cat
to come into my apartment. For some reason the cat wouldn't come into
that room. I would bring her into the room and she'd run right out the
door so I started feeding her in the hallway," Nicosia said.
According to Nicosia, the third floor seems to be the most active
with paranormal phenomena in the hotel. Suite 13 is the room where the
footage was captured.
"The cat was roaming the building and after awhile she would start
going up to the third floor and she would come down to the second floor
and go back to the third floor. Then after a few months she refused to
come down from the third floor. She stayed in Claire's room," Nicosia
said about his cat.