The man you see above is Leslie Flint, a so-called mentalist who apparently
had the voices of dead people talking around him. This is the best
way to describe it, but the page
from which we gleaned this topic has its own description:
Leslie hears, when going to the cinema,
voices whisper in the dark. He is not the only one; people around him hiss
for silence. When this goes on he is forced to leave the cinema. The voices
are the first manifestations of the direct voice phenomenon.
He allegedly could summon
a number of different people, most of them ordinary folk (and therefore
not researchable), but he included a number of celebrities as well:
Diplomat Mahatma Gandhi
Writer/Dramatist Oscar Wilde
Actress Ellen Terry
The page discusses all of
the attempts that have been made to investigate Flint, including tying
him down and gagging him in 1972.
But any results of the tests
are mysteriously absent. Was it a success despite the gag?
Did he pull a "Geller" and claim that his "energy" was too low for a demonstration?
There is decidedly little
on the page about investigations into the veracity of Flint's claims.
The fact that he went on for so long without being debunked seems evidence
enough for the believers.
So it looks like we're going
to have to make a few conjectures of our own.
1) Every single one of the
speakers on the audio files has an English accent. Even Bessie, the
stereotypical cotton picker from Alabama. Her accent fluctuates from
a lame attempt at an American south accent to British cockney to Scottish.
(it will come on automatically) to her recording and see if you don't agree.
2) Chopin speaks perfect
English. He was Polish, and ostensibly only visited England a few
3)The speakers all have the
same basic speech pattern, with little to no deviation between them.
They all talk about the same stuff, about how wonderful it is on "their
side." They all use the same terminology, no matter what time period
or part of the world. Also, the English of 18th Century England is very
different from the English of the 20th century, which is something that
obviously has slipped Elizabeth
Sure, Flint could have been
what he claimed to be. And I could be a Chinese jet pilot.