Saturday, February 6, 2010


It's been established that David doesn't like talking about the Highgate Case or vampires on his blog.

So it's a shame he keeps having slip-ups like this:
Well Sunday night, and at least it’s a quiet one!

So, not much news again, expect Arcadia have now published my “17 Questions” interview and I’ve finished a short book review for that new vampire book I mentioned.
Poor thing. He really can't help himself, can he?


Not sure if I've shared this one before, but Siani's "The Highgate Vampire" is a (refreshingly) independently-written blog entry on the Highgate Case.

It's a shame the comments have been disabled, as I would've liked to reveal that one of the commentators, "Anoymous", didn't exactly have altruistic intent in linking her to the Gothic Press bookshop.


Lastly, I came across an article (under David's copyright) which inexplicably switches from third person...
It was July 9th, 2005 at 4pm; the venue, an Official Tour of London’s Highgate Cemetery. Not a particularly irregular Tour from the norm, perhaps, but maybe one almost unique in that one of the invited participants was David Farrant, a man who had been virtually banned from Highgate Cemetery back in 1973 following an investigation he conducted there into reports about a ’vampire-like’ figure that had been reported inside the cemetery. This was reputedly a tall dark-draped figure with hypnotic red eyes that confronted unsuspecting people wandering around the cemetery by day (when it was fully open to the public) and which had also been seen through the locked gates by night. The fact that the figure was reported as having ’hypnotic red eyes’ probably explained a widely circulated story that it could, in fact, be a ’vampire’. first person narrative down the page:

Intrigued by all these accounts, I had entered Highgate Cemetery one night with others (including a psychic medium) with the intention of trying to witness the phenomenon but, unfortunately, this vigil was interpreted by the police and I ended up in Clerkenwell Magistrates’ Court where police alleged that I was ’vampire hunting’. I was acquitted of this charge (the name of the Magistrate was Mr. Christoper Lea) but the publicity which the case attracted caused interest in Highgate Cemetery to escalate, which in turn, led to a marked increase in vandalism there and gave myself an unwanted reputation as being a ’vampire hunter’.
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