Colin Fry - Transcript of a reading
Colin Fry - transcript of a reading

Here is the basic reading without any commentary from me. Read through and see what you think. Personally I think its entirely devoid of any real substance but for most people when youre suddenly on TV you are ill equipped to analyse whats actually going on. I want to make it crystal clear that I am in no way making any criticism of the person having the reading. Ill give my own analysis next. Meanwhile read on

The basic reading (Taken from The 6ixth Sense. Shown on Ftn on Thursday 29th December 2004)

As Colin Fry walks into the studio he says his rehearsed introduction.

Ladies and Gentlemen Id like to invite you now to join me as we try to bring the two worlds a little bit closer together.

A preamble with the audience then

CF: Ive got this gentleman trying to connect with me and all hes putting in my mind is cheese and chutney sandwiches [Colin looks a little perplexed.]

[Pointing towards the back row]
CF: Theres something going on up there, in the very back row

Woman: My dad used to like cheese. But he werent allowed to eat it.

CF: Right, Im going to tell you something really funny. As Im looking over here, I can see like a silhouette of him, or hes trying to tell me something Why can I see a balaclava

Woman: He always used to wear a balaclava to work. [audience laughter]

CF: Hes standing here in front of me, I can only see his silhouette, but what I can see is this balaclava. Thatthats the evidence, alright

Woman: Alright.

CF: I can see him more clearly now. I can see him () standing here in a pair of long johns, a vest and a balaclava. [more laughter]. A pair of long johns, a vest and a balaclava. Is there some way this is supposed to be evidential for you

Woman: He used to work up the masts in ships and he had to wear them

CF: Right, okay. And how many of you are related up here [pointing to back row].

Woman: Hes my son and this is my daughter. [pointing to each].

CF: [To son] Okay thank you because thats relevant because hes seen you do something over the last few days. He says its not going to fit any better by forcing it.

Son: [No response]

CF: What is it that just wont go into place or wont go in properly and youve been trying, I dont know to force it or shove it in [audience laughter at obvious sexual connotation]. Shows the caliber of audience Ive got in. Hang on a minute, hang on a minute [CF speaking as it hes had a sudden realization]. This has shifted. I think I might be making a bit of a mistake. Its not I need to come back to you my love. [pointing to mother]

Woman: Well Im always fiddling around with things.

CF: No only within the last few days, I dont want to go much more than a week. Youve said to somebody, Dont force it.

Woman: Well its my husband, hes trying to get the back off a mobile phone.

CF: [Referring back to son] I apologise sir, alright. Cause it just like.. shifted over.
Would you please understand, was Dad involved with an old peoples club or a senior citizens club
Woman: He used to go to a Labour Club.

CF: Was it mostly older people there

Woman: Yeah.

CF: Right okay. Just hes saying about a place where all the old codgers were. [audience laughter] His words not mine. Alright. Okay.

Right, theres quite an emotional feeling hes giving me here. [at this point CFs mood become more serious] Its almost as if hes upset for seeing you go through something. He said, Tell her it wasnt so bad in the end. [Woman starts to cry]

Woman: It I know it looked [then, as if speaking directly to the deceased] alright sir, alright okay. [back to woman] I know it looked horrible but in the end it wasnt so bad.

Woman: [Crying.]

CF: And hes upset for you because you thought he was going through so much pain and distress at the end.

Woman: Yeah.

CF: Hes just saying honestly love it wasnt so bad at the end.

Woman: Its alright.

CF: And I am now with my greatest love, which is what I wanted. Can you understand that

Woman: Probably his mother, yeah.

CF: [to the deceased] What What please sir, once more please. [to woman] What is this thing about frequent injections

Woman: Yeah, he used to have dozens in his back.

CF: Alright. Its the thought hes giving me is that, absolutely sick of injections.

Woman: He had to have fluid drained off his lungs.

CF: Alright, okay. He doesnt (indistinct) to mention significance to you. He wanted to come and say hello. He wanted to come and express his love to you and he wanted more than anything to say to you, I know it looked awful for me at the end but it wasnt so bad.

Woman: Thank you.

CF: Ill leave your dads love and you Granddads love with you.

Now read it again with my analysis

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