A CAT has clawed its way out of a shallow grave and returned home to terrify its delighted owner.
Killed in a hit-and-run accident, the cat is thought to have returned to the mortal plane because it had unfinished business with the living.
Owner Tom Booker said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw his mangled face and unseeing eye glinting outside the kitchen door, his teeth bared in a familiar smile of pure evil.
“‘He can’t be back,’ I found myself saying. ‘He was dead, stone dead. Please no. Please let this be a nightmare.’
“But then he walked in, his single green eye gazing balefully at me, his paws still covered with grave dirt as I backed into the corner, screaming and soiling myself with joy.
“It’s just like in my favourite story from when I was a kid, Stephen King’s Pet Semetary. As I recall that did not end well.”
The story of the miracle zombie cat that shambles the earth seeking vengeance has touched the hearts of thousands of people now afraid to leave the house after dark.
A spokesman for the RSPCA said: “Before you bury a dead cat, make sure to hammer a stake through its heart and stuff its mouth with fresh garlic.”