More FACTOIDS about Black Cats: The Pilgrims were devout believers in the Bible -- God was light & Satan was darkness/blackness. Being a suspicious group, anything remotely associated with Satan (darkness/blackness) was EVIL! Anyone caught with a Black Cat was severely punished, even killed. They thought we were demonic, evil spirits. That was a dangerous time for us — & lotsa' hoomans too. Meowmuh visited the Salem Witch Museum in Boston. Witch trials, demon possessions, it’s all there.