I'd be inclined to agree with you, but then the interviewee in the linked article says the author is finally averring that he was interpreting telepathic transmissions from a stray white cat. Though viewed from your stance, this could be interpreted as "telling them what they want to hear and just extending the weirdo bafflement that I manufactured because I just like weird stuff." which makes a lot more sense, actually.
It seems more likely that the cat thing is a myth, but what if he * actually *believes it?!
zomg what if that's actually what happened?!!!!1!!1!!!