"Last September (2012), living in London, my housemate bought me sea monkeys for my 21st birthday," reports Clavi. "I hadn't had them since a child, so loved it! A few weeks later, our house held a party, and a friend was so drunk he poured vodka into the sea monkey's container. Safe to say, I became very angry and upset and threw him out of the house. I guess it was the nostalgia from my childhood that made them mean so much to me.
"About a week later, after spending the evening watching TV with my housemate, I went up to bed around 1 a.m. I turned my bedside light off and was attempting to go to sleep when I saw about ten tiny lights above my head -- my sea monkeys! They looked like tiny little luminescent flies, but after about two seconds, they were gone. I didn't have them long as pets, but they meant a lot to me, and I'm glad they could pass over to the other side in peace."
Some might think Clavi's report is silly or even ridiculous, and me even more so for posting it here. I mean, ghosts of sea monkeys? But her report raises a fundamental question about the possibility of ghosts. First, however, we must recognize the distinct possibility that what Clavi experienced was an optical illusion of some kind, or a phenomenon caused by eye strain. Very possible.
Yet the report forces us to consider the question of animal ghosts. Certainly the idea of ghosts of humans is commonly accepted by many people, and many pet owners will swear they have had experiences with the ghosts of their deceased pets. They have heard, felt, even seen the ghosts of their beloved cats, dogs, even horses, and other animals. So if these animals can be ghosts, are all species of animals eligible to be ghosts -- right down to mice, ants, and sea monkeys (which are actually tiny brine shrimp)? If not, then where in the animal kingdom is the line drawn? What do you think? And while you're contemplating that, consider these other unusual reports: