Wild video shows cat hanging onto van’s roof at 60 mph

OMAHA, Neb. -- Amazing video shot by a family in Nebraska shows a van driving at highway speeds with a cat on the roof.

The cat is somehow able to hang on while the van drives at 60 mph.

“My daughter says, ‘There's a cat on that van,’ and I was like, ‘Oh no, that's a raccoon,'” recalled Ronda Rankin. “When my husband pulls up closer, I'm like, ‘Oh my God, no, that's a cat.’”

The family captured the bizarre scene around 8:30 p.m. Friday on Interstate 480 between Martha and Farnam streets.

“It looked really scared, like, ‘What the heck is going on?’” Rankin said.

So, Rankin let the people in the van know.

“I said, ‘There's a cat on your roof,’ and I keep saying, 'A cat on your roof.’ Then, she looks at me and she's like, ‘Oh my God.’ She looks startled, and so immediately, they slow down.”

Rankin said she saw the van pull over before it was out of sight. The family hopes curiosity saved the cat.

“What happened? Is it their cat? Did it jump off? Were they able to get it?” Rankin said.

The Nebraska Humane Society wants to know, too.

“We have never seen a video like that before,” said Mark Langan, of the NHS.

Langan said although it may look like a wild cat, it's likely someone's pet.

“I mean how that cat held on at high speeds like that is amazing,” Langan said. “And I want to know what happened to the cat, people in Omaha want to know what happened to the cat, let's find out what happened to this poor cat.”

KETV asked Rankin if she believes cats have nine lives, in which Rankin responded with laughter, “I do now. I think this one does, hopefully.”