Friday, June 12, 2009

Yay! More Ecker!

Continued from the previous.
It's also why he refuses to allow people to host these pictures and threatens them with legal action (copyright) if they do not remove them from their websites.
[Pictures of Manchester's decomposing vampire - which can also be found on the VRS's "Highgate Vampire Picture" page - and the headline of an article called "HEIL! The faker behind a wicked trick on schoolkids", which depicts Manchester, were reproduced in the original report. -ed.]
Back on October 9th 1977, Sean Manchester was exposed by a national newspaper for attempting to create an anti-semetic feeling in a predominantly Jewish area of London. He had basically created a false story to try and get some free publicity, but it back fired in the most bizarre way. I've taken the liberty of uploading these to an online image server. [The links weren't accessible in the report. -ed.]
The rest of the article gives you an insight to the mentality of the man.
I should explain something else here. The date of the expose is very important. You see, Manchester claims to be a man of the cloth; a Bishop. He's not.
I have a letter of his excommunication by the very same man who ordained him.
This is a transcript of the original letter
[The letter was reproduced in the original report. It is titled "Proclaimation from Archbishop Thomas To Sean Patrick Manchester". It declares Manchester's orders as a Bishop invalid, because he "had not declared he had been involved for some years with the occult which is strictly condemned by Christianity and Christendom." -
Manchester is now claiming that he has excommunicated the man who ordained him.
Impossible and rubbish.
Basically, his entry into the clergy was a tax dodge so he would be exempt from paying taxes. It's the oldest trick in the book.
I digress.
The date that Manchester gives for his various levels of ordination, from his own website, states that he became
"Superior General, Ordo Sancti Graal, 13 April 1973" [I've given a little coverage to this seeming discreprency elsewhere. -ed.]
...1973, yet only 4 years later, he was dressing up as a Nazi and scaring the local Jewish community.

It gets better.

A national magazine called "City Limits", in 1980, featured a picture of Manchester dressed as a Satanist charging a blade for a ritual.
The same picture appeared in a book by French author and Stanaist [sic] for Show, Jean-Paul Bourre around the same time.
[The image is reproduced in Don's original report. It does indeed depict Manchester in satanic garb for the purpose of a ritual. -ed.]
Now if you look closely at the bottom, the caption reads "Lord Manchester charging the sacricial [sic] dagger during a magic tritual [sic]."
[The original caption is in French and reads: "Lord Manchester «chargeant» le poignard du sacrifice, au cours d'un rituel magique". Thus, the English translation is fairly accurate. For another French connection to the Highgate Vampire Case,
check this out. -ed.]
Lord Manchester?
Yep, he was using this title in France for quite some time and pretty much lied about who he is/was.

This stems from another falsehood.
Manchester claims to be a descendant of Lord Byron but has absolutely no proof of this whatsoever. He bases this very loosely on the fact that Byron had sex with a housemaid; got her pregnant and that this is his lineage to Byron.
It's incredible given the fact that were it true, he'd have shown off the genealogy report to everyone online by now. His other claims, is that he is of Royal descent along with his wife, Sarah and that he is also related to King Arthur.
The fact that historians doubt Arthur even existed didn't deter him from making such a ridiculous claim. [Similar claims are about about the existence of Robin Hood, but that doesn't stop things like this, either. -ed.]
A man of the cloth being photographed and exposed after his so called ordination?
He once claimed that it's not him in the photo's.
He then changed his mind and threatened legal action as the images were his copyright.

He now claims to be a Bishop, but once again, research has shown that he has never undertaken a single days worth of a Theology degree.
Even the most humble and basic Priest is required to study for three years.
Manchester claims to be an autocephalous Bishop, but this still doesn't explain nonstudy.
He also claims to be the Bishop of Glastonbury.
Interesting, considering there is no such thing; Glastonbury falls under the auspices of the Bishop of Bath & Wells.”
The next point of business was discovering just who Lusia was. I have recounted in earlier posts my reasons for attempting to discover her identity, also a certificate of death, if one existed, and what the Medical Examiner (ME) had to say on the certificate. However, as I was to discover, her place of internment, as identified by Manchester in The Highgate Vampire, the Great Northern Cemetery, no burial matching his description or dates, or matching “Lusia” was discovered. Once again, according to Farrant,
“The second victim, Lusia, was played out as some woman he met briefly, fell in love with, she got turned into a Vampire and he killed her. All very Stokerish in conception with a hint of "ships passing in the night". Just one little problem. This so called stranger was anything but a stranger. She was in fact, Jacqueline Cooper.
To be continued...


Vampirologist said...

A Sunday People article in 1977, written by a man in collusion with David Farrant, claimed that the existence of a Neo-Nazi cell in north London during that period was "phoney." Ironically, within a short space of time after that article's publication a fire-bombing campaign on north London synagogues was carried out by the very organisation claimed by the Sunday People to be "phoney." Cronies of David Farrant and, of course, Farrant himself are always responsible for this article's regurgitation which, in view of the facts, is certainly unwise.

Let me make Bishop Seán Manchester's position quite clear. He has no interest in party politics and has at no time in his life been a member of any political party. False allegations to the effect that he has been a National Front member, and canvassed for them, stem exclusively from David Farrant; the same David Farrant who attempted to stand as a WWP candidate in the 1978 British General Election; the same David Farrant who recommended that potential voters should switch to the National Front when he stood down; the same David Farrant who has sought and received support from Nazi-minded individuals with far right associations to attack Bishop Manchester. In the '70s and '80s Bishop Manchester was the North London Regional Co-ordinator for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and an active member of Pax Christi. His peace campaigning was supported by such eminent figures as Lord Fenner Brockway, often resulting in media coverage. When the bishop led the "Fast for Peace" one Christmas he was joined by the elderly Lord Brockway and other peace campaigners. On that occasion thugs believed to be Neo-Nazis attacked those fasting. This was reported by local newspapers at the time. So the suggestion by David Farrant that the bishop is, or has been, a Neo-Nazi is not only malicious but also ludicrous in the extreme. Furthermore, this allegation is not even hinted at, much less suggested, in the Sunday People article.

John Russell Pope, a collaborating supporter of David Farrant since 1973, has a long history of Neo-Nazi involvement. He has forwarded articles to the National Front in relatively recent times.

Frank Thorne's sensationalist piece (known as a "spoiler" in the business) in the Sunday People, 9 October 1977 was based exclusively on that newspaper reporter's collaboration with David Farrant who, then as now, is violently antipathetic toward Bishop Seán Manchester. Farrant had not long been released from prison when his collusion with Thorne took place. The Sunday People article came about when Bishop Seán Manchester refused to collude with Frank Thorne on an investigative piece he had begun to have published as a commission with the Times Group Newspapers who published the Borehamwood Post, Finchley Times and Hendon Times etc. This resulted in Thorne harassing the bishop's parents on the doorstep of their Islington home. Bishop Manchester asked the journalist to desist on the grounds that his parents were not involved, nor responsible for any story he might be looking to find in order to spoil the original, and that one of them, the bishop's father, was suffering with a heart condition. Thorne ignored such pleas and Bishop Manchester was obliged to meet the journalist, albeit briefly, at the offices of the Sunday People on 5 October 1977 in order to prevent any further harassment of his parents. Such is the blackmail exerted by tabloid journalists. This meeting confirmed the bishop's worst fears when it became apparent that Thorne, who suffered from a serious alcohol problem which eventually cost him his job, was in contact with David Farrant who was naturally willing to go along with anything the newspaper wanted that might cause Bishop Manchester damage.

Vampirologist said...

Frank Thorne had decided the direction his piece on the bishop's already extant work was heading after hearing from David Farrant, and four days later published his "spoiler," as it is known in the print media, against the Times Group's exclusive series already in progress under the bishop's byline. In this "spoiler" - titled "We Unmask Phoney Nazis" - Thorne attributed quotes to three people. They all denied making them and all issued complaints.

Complaints against Frank Thorne and the Sunday People were filed with Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd by Bishop Seán Manchester, Mike Clarke and John Russell Pope. A complaint was also lodged with the Press Council by the bishop against Frank Thorne and the Sunday People.

A statement was witnessed and signed by John Russell Pope in pursuit of his complaint against the Sunday People. A copy was also included among the documents lodged with the Press Council by Bishop Seán Manchester in his case against Frank Thorne. Pope's testimony was added to illustrate that someone who was completely unsupportive of the bishop would nevertheless not allow himself to be bullied by Thorne. It is understood that the following statement transcribed from his original taped recollection was made at the insistence of Pope's father, Fred Pope, who resented his son's treatment by the newspaper.

"On the evening of 6 October 1977, two men called at my home at [address deleted], Barnet, Hertfordshire, and without identifying themselves demanded to see me. My father thought they were police detectives by their manner. When invited to come inside, they refused and insisted that I accompany them to a nearby car. That is when they first revealed themselves to be working for the Sunday People. One, calling himself Frank Thorne, tried to make me say that a photograph of a man in a Nazi uniform was Seán Manchester. They showed me a copy of the Borehamwood Post and tried to make me say that the article called 'The New Nazis' was false. But they would not let me read any of the article and did not refer specifically to the 'League of Imperial Fascists.' They told me that I would be guaranteed future mention in their newspaper if I co-operated, but I was not prepared to let them use me in this way. The following evening I telephoned the Sunday People and asked to speak to the News Editor. I complained to him about his reporters' methods, especially Frank Thorne, and reminded him that I belonged to a survivalist group that had political connections, further about which I did not wish to elaborate. I did not seem to get any satisfactory replies, so I spoke to him again on the telephone on Saturday morning, 8 October 1977, by which time I had been told by Seán Manchester what Frank Thorne had alleged I said on Thursday evening, which I knew to be false. I did not identify any person in the photographs shown to me."

A statement (ref; CFW/SP/P6282/6/3/78) issued by Mike Clarke, editor of the Borehamwood Post, was noted by the Press Council. This greatly respected newspaper editor denied all the remarks attributed to him by Frank Thorne in the Sunday People article of 9 October 1977. He underlined the fact that he had most definitely not said the words, nor anything similar, to the effect of "I'm afraid I'm left with egg on my face. I shall be taking legal advice."

Vampirologist said...

The complaint lodged by Bishop Seán Manchester with the Press Council follows:

"The Sunday People newspaper concocted an inaccurate article about me which they did not correct when presented with Mr John Pope's statement and other evidence which showed none of Frank Thorne's allegations against me to be true. Photographs belonging to me were used in an article without my permission. I was, however, promptly paid a sum of money for their use, which, unwisely, I accepted as compensation for what amounted to copyright theft. From the start I had made clear to Frank Thorne that I had no wish to 'collaborate' on the Nazi story as (a) it was my work, and (b) the Sunday People's 'treatment' of my work, as proposed by Frank Thorne to me, was one I found to be unacceptable. Frank Thorne then threatened to use my material with or without my permission. None of the quotes attributed to me are true. I did not state to Frank Thorne that the 'Nazi recruiting picture of John Pope' was 'faked.' I did identify the person in the picture [of the 'Commander']. This was ignored by Frank Thorne."

A compelling piece of evidence presented to the Press Council was Frank Thorne's complete reliance on collusion with David Farrant. Nobody other than Farrant was able to "identify" the Nazi Commander in the stolen photograph. For legal reasons Thorne fraudulently added John Pope's name to the identification, but Pope absolutely denied making any such identification as his signed statement of 9 December 1977 attests. Furthermore, Pope, off the record, claimed that he had been "roughed up" by Thorne and the accompanying journalist when they took him away from his home for interrogation in their car.

Incredibly, David Farrant, who is extremely antipathetic toward Bishop Manchester, agreed to make a statement (probably seeing its enormous publicity potential) which he duly signed on 2 January 1978. The statement was lodged with the Press Council by the bishop. David Farrant's statement follows:

"I received a 'phone call from Trevor Aspenal of the Sunday People who enquired about my relationship with Seán Manchester and the British Occult Society. I told him there was no change and that we were still strongly opposed to each other. I then spoke to Frank Thorne of the same newspaper who asked me if I could identify Seán Manchester in a picture. I told him that I would be able to. He then arranged for me to attend the Sunday People's offices where I was shown a photograph of someone in a Nazi uniform. He then showed me a number of other photographs of men and women in Nazi uniforms. I identified one of the men as John Pope. I agreed with Frank Thorne that the original picture shown to me could have been Seán Manchester."

Unfortunately, the payment as a form of compensation by the Sunday People to Bishop Manchester for the use of his pictures without permission technically placed the complainant in a contractual relationship with the newspaper, thus contravening paragraph 4 of the Press Council's guidelines. The Press Council, therefore, was unable to process the complaint, but nonetheless acknowledged in writing that Bishop Seán Manchester, Mike Clarke and John Russell Pope had disavowed the quotes attributed to them by Frank Thorne in the Sunday People article.

Vampirologist said...

Six months after publication of the offending article, it was time for the journalist to reward David Farrant with some promised publicity for his co-operation. Frank Thorne accompanied Farrant on a train journey to Grimsby where he was photographed with "fiancée" Nancy O'Hoski outside a church for a half-page feature about their proposed wedding. Published in the Sunday People, 16 April 1978, Thorne's article opens with the following words:

"Self-styled witch king David Farrant - the man jailed for desecrating a tomb and threatening detectives with voodoo - has a new shock in store. What's more, Britain's best-known Prince of Darkness is dreaming of a traditional white wedding."

The article quoted David Farrant as saying; "I want to put my ghoulish past behind me now. Either I give up witchcraft or Nancy."

Soon after the story was printed, David Farrant gave up Nancy O'Hoski, a speech therapist (Farrant suffers from a nervous stammer). They did not get married. Then came a very curious turn of events. Within days of the publicity generated by his abandoned wedding plans in the Sunday People, David Farrant prepared to stand as a candidate in the forthcoming British General Election. He launched what was described as the "Wicca Workers Party" to the cry of "Wiccans Awake!"

Journalist and editor Peter Hounam wrote a front page story for the Hornsey Journal, 30 June 1978, that thundered:

"A new peril for candidates fighting the marginal Hornsey constituency emerged this week with news that some of their supporters who indulge in witchcraft may switch their votes to the 'Wicca Workers Party' in the General Election. David Farrant, who lives in Muswell Hill Road, is fighting under the slogan 'Wiccans Awake'."

Farrant became more confident and published a letter in the Hornsey Journal, 21 July 1978, which stated:

"It is not my intention to use your letter columns to promulgate the views of the Wicca Workers Party or to become involved in futile argument with any of your readers, but having seen the opinions expressed in the letter columns of the Journal, I feel that I should set the record straight. In fact, the WWP is a serious political party and has growing support from people all over the country; including other political groups with whom we are now amalgamated."

John Pope continued with his Neo-Nazi associations, and more recently published a piece in the journal of the south-western branch of the National Front, an organisation with overtly Neo-Nazi views. He has belonged to survivalist groups and has always managed to maintain contact with some of the most extreme movements to have existed on the far right. David Farrant has a history of association with people with Neo-Nazi ideology. He connects, for example, to names such as Philippe Welte and Jean-Paul Bourre, two Frenchman who greatly admired Hitler at the time Farrant was in collaboration with them in the '80s. David Farrant's self-published pamphlet "Beyond the Highgate Vampire" includes a photograph of Jean-Paul Bourre whom he describes in the caption beneath as "a leading Satanist attempting to invoke the Devil." What Farrant fails to mention is his close friendship and collaboration over many years with Bourre. There are others with whom David Farrant has been associated who have far right connections. Kenneth Frewin, for example, a National Front supporter, acted as Farrant's "minder" during the '70s and '80s and allowed his address to be used for hoaxed letters written by David Farrant to newspapers. Frewin has also collaborated in some of Farrant's publicity stunts, on one occasion adopting the pseudonym "Kenny French."

Anthony Hogg said...

Demonlogist, since you do not actually represent the Bishop (you only admit to being "personally acquainted" with him) again, I'm going to have to take what you say with a pinch of salt.

But wait...maybe you are his sock puppet after all?

See, you gave the game away when you said, "Let me make Bishop Seán Manchester's position quite clear."

You see, the same line (as well as the majority of content in your comments. Surprise, surprise) was also used by the VRS's International Secretary, Dennis Crawford, in a post he made to The Cross and the Stake, dated 6/23/2007 6:38 AM.

Learn to link up to relevant items and stop flooding my blog with your uncited, copy-n-paste tirades, thanks Denni-I mean, Demonologist.


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