The Ghost of Animals

Felicia Huffman
5 min readJun 25, 2022
Photo by Alvan Nee on Unsplash

Whether you are religious or not, you have likely discussed the idea of what happens to your pets when they day. Among religious people, there seems to be a divide between those who believe pets are completely different from humans and couldn’t possibly go to heaven, and those who believe animals have a soul, and therefore, can go to heaven. I personally would like to think that I will get to see all of my past pets in the afterlife in some way.

The author of Do Dogs Go to Heaven, attorney M. Jean Holmes, explains that any distinction between humans and animals that people allege to have found in scripture is due to the translator’s “philosophical construction.” She studied original Hebrew texts and found that many of those writings do say that animals have souls and spirits, just like humans.

Any pet owner who has taken a good look into their pet's eyes can’t deny that they are filled with the same energy and spirit that humans have. Today, we are going to take a look at some stories of pets sending messages to their owners from beyond the grave.

The first one is about a dog named Snoopy. The owner of Snoopy was 10 in 1971 when his dog was tragically killed by a car. This was his first experience with loss and was devastated. He described Snoopy as a black and white mongrel dog with a distinctive black mask over his eyes and a black spot on his back. During the summer of 1972, he was playing hide-and-seek with his friends, and he was it. They were playing in a wheat field and it was near dusk. He counted to the chosen number and started to run into the field to look for his friends. As he ran into the wheat, he nearly tripped over Snoopy.

There was Snoopy, just five feet in front of him. He knew it was Snoopy because of his distinctive markings. The dog looked at him, wagged his tail, and seemed very happy. A few seconds later, he turned and trotted away. The wheat didn’t move with the ghostly dog. The boy followed his dog, but soon lost sight of him. He came to a concrete block that they had used for a headstone when they buried Snoopy. Snoopy wanted to let his owner know that he was alright.

Our next ghostly animal story is from Daytona Beach. One of the most popular residents of Daytona Beach, at one time, was a dog that became known as Brownie. When he first came to the area, he…

Felicia Huffman

Hello, I am F.A. Huffman. I am a writer and crafter at heart, but currently work FT to pay the bills. Find me at, FB, Insta, & Twitter.