May 2014

International Vampire

Due to quite a busy month, it’s been a little difficult to get back writing a Blog every day or two. I used to be quite good at it – but then, that’s when things were a lot quieter. Still trying though in between the ‘busy life’ of late, which has included continuing writing the third edition of my autobiography; arranging two more live talks for the near future in Oxford and London; another radio interview, and somehow trying to arrange some location shots which will mean a trip to Kent being slotted in as well. As well as that, I have been trying to give Della all the support I could with her new book Haunted Highgate, which, I am pleased to say, she has now completed.

And then, of course, there is the slight matter of sleep which I have never been too fussy about, but which sometimes has a habit of catching up with you! but it’s good to think you can you can keep this ‘at bay’ sometimes, by concentration and a few glasses of good wine! Well, it’s served to keep me awake on a good number of necessary occasions anyway!

But to get back to the ‘straggling’ Blog:

A few people have asked me to release (rather re-produce) some newspaper or magazine articles which they may have seen references to, but which are no longer available. Well, these ‘available’ in a way, because most of them are still on public record, but because of time, are may not be available for immediate purchase as original copies.

Well, I do have a few that may interest some people; and all you have to do is to copy them or download them. I referred to the 2005 edition of the “Paranormal Magazine” about the Highgate Vampire by in my last Blog, so here is another that may interest collectors of esoteric material on the Highgate case.

It was written by Rob Brautigam, a dedicated enthusiastic researcher of the Highgate case from Holland and appeared in his “International Vampire” magazine in August 1995.

It’s only an interview with myself when Rob visited London earlier that year, so please don’t get your hopes up! But here is the Intervamp article as it was published so maybe you will enjoy it! . . .

 

David (Farrant)

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Something Old, Something New, But Nothing Borrowed And A Night Off Too!

An article published in Paranormal Magazine in 1995 is still doing its rounds and being repeated on the Internet. Someone sent this to me very recently and thought I should share it with you as an excuse for not doing a Blog update now for near upon a month.

It was written by Dave Milner, a member (and the professional photographer of) the British Psychic and Occult Society, and deals with the Highgate ‘vampire’ – some would say ‘old news’ now . . . some not however!

One of the reasons I’ve been so busy is because Della’s new book, Haunted Highgate, had to get completed before a deadline of April, and, needless to say, I had to give this prior priority on the computer. But this is now finally complete and with the publishers, complete with all the required photographs and illustrations. So doing a new Blog in the midst of all this was a little difficult! Her book will be out in October and already has been getting some favourable orders and reviews…I’m not allowed to say much before publication, but soon it will be available to all!

In the meantime, we are enjoying some free time finally, and after two days of trampsing the woods for some last minute illustrative photographs, Della is eventually settling back with myself after a lovely meal and enjoying a glass or two of well-deserved wine. 40,000 words and over 40 photographs later, I think she has earned it!

Anyway, to get back to Paranormal Magazine, here it is re-produced in its entirety.

Be back soon everyone and hope you enjoy the article.

David

 

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