Transcript of Terry Smith Speaking in a Leslie Flint Session
Then all of a sudden, during the middle of the conversation this cat did the most funny thing, I thought. It may sound silly, but it jumped off this chair and it came up to me and it sat on it’s hind legs and it looked up at me. And it sort of cocked its ears up and it didn’t meow, it didn’t make that noise like a cat, but it was just as if the thing spoke! Do you know I nearly dropped, I was so shaken.
She says, “Oh, hmm,” she says, “don’t worry,” she says, “You’ll get used to that.” She says, “The animals,” she says, “over here have developed, to a great extent, their ability to make themselves understood. Of course, on Earth in a way they can do that, but we don’t hear them speak because they haven’t language as we understand it. But over here their thoughts are such that they can, sort of, vibrate,” she says, “the atmosphere and you can hear the sounds. And it’s merely their thoughts being transmitted to you so that you can hear them.”
Then she says…hmm, this cat says, “How are you?” You know, and I thought, “By cripes, this is quite mad,” you know. Cats don’t say “How are you?” and, hah, I didn’t know what to do, what to say.
She says, “Don’t worry,” she says, “You’ll get used to that.” She says, “Animals,” she says, “are much more sensitive than people realize and they have their own knowledge of things. They can transmit thoughts and they pick up thoughts and you’ll get used to the fact that animals can convey a great deal more from this side than they can on Earth.”
Anyway I got, sort of, adjusted to the idea and I said, “Very well thanks.” And then the cat, it seemed as if the cat said—I don’t say the cat said this, but it seemed as if it said—“Well, I hope you’ll be happy here.”
And I thought, “Well this is most peculiar.” Then the cat went back and sat on the chair and curled up and as far as I was concerned it went to sleep.
Of course I still couldn’t get this at all. She says, “Don’t worry,” she says, “You’ll understand, that animals have a great, uh, capacity of understanding and over here they can transmit their thoughts, the same as I can transmit mine to yours, without even the effort of speaking if I want to.” She says, “You can read my thoughts and I can read yours. Thought is a real thing to us and it’s very tangible and that’s why animals can communicate by thought-force,” she said. . . .
And much to my surprise, as we went out, the cat got up and walked out and followed us. And it was walking along just as if it was, well, like you’d expect a dog more than a cat, I suppose. So, she’s talking away to this cat and she says, “All right, come along,” sort of thing, you know and she kept calling it “Nelly.”
And I thought, “Well Nelly’s a funny name for a cat. I never heard a cat called Nelly before.” And she must have sensed my thoughts, because I found, after a very short time, that I didn’t have to speak to her. She knew what I was thinking. “Oh,” she says, “you think it’s an odd name for a cat, don’t you?”