All posts by: David Farrant

Wait And See!

 
 

Very late night yesterday.   Jamie came to London with his friend Jo, and we all stayed up talking until the early hours.  There was food available, and a few bottles of wine. Della was here as well, but you can’t see her as she was the one that took the photograph!  (Sorry ‘Seaniekins’, but no doubt you will still keep trying: whoops, lets just wait for the next wild guesses!).

 In fact, just a quiet family evening, very relaxed.  Personally, I needed it after all the frenetic activity of late.  What with deadlines to meet; film scripts to study, and a host of other things, it made a pleasant change.  Just a quiet evening, and believe me, we all needed a bit of a rest!  Well, we had one!  So sorry to disappoint any of my ‘critics’ (in reality, only two of them!)  who are quick to proffer accusations of ‘drunkenness’, while admitting to consuming a whole bottle of wine solo at Hallowe’en!  (The mind truly boggles!).
 Jamie and Jo left earlier today as they still had a 2-hour drive or so to get back to where they lived.  I have to admit though, that Della and myself didn’t make it back to the ‘land of the living’ until around 4.30 this afternoon, and it was almost dark no less!  It was certainly a bit late to send a few proposed letters, but, ah well, always another day for that.
 On a another matter: Della and I have received several emails from people asking why Della has changed her Internet name to Della Farrant.  Well, there are just some questions that we are just not obliged to answer (sorry, don’t mean that to sound in any way rude),  but you’ll just have to wait and see about that!  When we’re ready we will announce the truth about that.  Its really not that we don’t want to share it with most of you who are genuine people;  but, as I said, I have one or two obsessive critics who would only pervert such personal information to their own personal advantage.  So sorry, you will just have to wait and see.  I will tell you when we are ready!
 And that’s just about it!
 Quiet night in tonight – though I expect I will still be up long after many of you have gone to bed!  For now,
 David

Sax And Insensibility

Well, as I said in my last Blog, Della and myself have been kept pretty busy lately. I’ve already mentioned the recent radio broadcast, and I think given you updates on the new book – I am talking the second volume of my personal autobiography, and I think that I had 2 more Talks lined up to discuss this (as it covers an important period of my life) and to answer questions from any interested parties in person. I will be getting a small fee, but this is really only a formality. I really mean this, I am not interested in a few pounds (although this does help to cover out of pocket expenses) but only concerned with setting the record straight. Apparently, many other people are also interested in this, and hence the reason for the invitations, as well as the chance to meet yet more new people.
I believe I have mentioned Trish here, and she is also another person who seems dedicated to finding out the truth behind the Highgate ‘vampire’ legend. She has been a great help to Della and myself. This interest is especially prevalent in Asia; so much so that during her studies in Thailand she made contact with a couple of other authors with an interest in the esoteric who said they would be very interested if she could complete her book giving ‘inside facts’ into the subject – as they put it. She’s in London at the moment but having some problems with a rather meagre job. Usual situation; rent has to be paid, money needed for food and living, and all things like that. Hopefully the situation does not appear so bad as it was a couple of weeks ago and her job has now been secured without her needing to leave the country for Christmas and thus avoiding any problems with her visa.
Anyway she’s much happier with the situation as she explained last night when she turned up for dinner with her boyfriend Tony. Now, we’d already told her there was no need to bring food as Della was cooking a special meal – which she in fact did! But they both turned up with a huge Chinese takeaway apparently at the insistence of Tony who had not understood the eating arrangements. So we ate that instead! And had a few glasses of wine. No real problem as Della’s meal can easily be reheated tonight and I’m sure it will not have lost any of its succulent flavours. Trish was also very pleased because I had managed to secure a scanner for her which would save her the trouble of having to use my own all the time. They left around 1am, after we’d called them a taxi. Buses had stopped and in any event I wouldn’t have trusted Tony’s ability to get her home safely. He’s a nice guy. But I just think he had one or two glasses too many of wine (Sorry Tony but you’re still welcome again as long as you don’t break anything next time!).
That’s it really, except the latest news is that the second edition of the Comic Book is now completely finished and has already started to go into circulation. I think you’ll love it! I can’t give too many details yet before it hits the main suppliers, but can give you a ‘taster page’ to give you the rough idea! (and as usual I’ll probably get into trouble for doing that!)  As well as that we’ve been working on another film for Christmas, and links will be provided to that here in good time. By the way, auditions for that are still being held, so if anybody is interested in a part please just let us know!
So, I ‘love you and leave you all’ for the time being, and next Blog in a day or so.
For now everyone,
David

Get the ear-plugs somebody!

 
 
 

Such A Busy Hallowe’en…!

Well, hope some of you managed to listen to the Micah Hanks Graylien Report broadcast last night, the link to which I enclosed in my last Blog. I’m happy to say that this has had a good response, and Micah will soon be sending me a link to a condensed archive of my part in it for any of you interested in my involvement.
Such a busy Hallowe’en, really! SO MUCH has happened, you would hardly believe me if I told you. Well, I’ll just keep you all guessing at this stage, but keep watching this space and it might enlighten a few of my fans about my personal relationships with the opposite sex; although having said that, that is really none of anybody’s business! But as this Blog is more or less a personalised diary, I think I would be ‘cheating my ardent followers’ if I left this out. By the way, thanks for your observations today Rose, but at the moment I still have to say … “No comment!” But all will be revealed shortly.
In the meantime, here is a little picture of some of a calmer moment from yesterday’s events. It was just to seal an earlier ‘activity’ that had taken place a few weeks before…but I’m still not going to tell you at the moment!
Enjoy anyway, and no, Hoggy, don’t even bother. You will never find out anything unless or until I choose to let people know!
David

It’s All Good News…

"This looks like Della's dressing gown?!?"
Sorry to be late again, but here is the link to last night’s release of the much anticipated  “Hoggy Hallowe’en” film. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0MLpMxUojQ Its already gone onto Youtube, and sorry for any delay in getting it up here.
Literally been so busy with other matters that I’ve hardly had time to attend to some technicalities. But just watch and enjoy it all the same, you might find it very amusing!
On another note, I gave a short interview this morning to Micah Hanks who runs the Gralien Report website and broadcasting channel, so hope you might be able to enjoy this as well. It is being aired 11.15pm US time / 3.15am UK time, and the link is here: http://gralienreport.com/radio-interviews/a-special-halloween-edition-of-the-gralien-report/ where you will also be able to find it in the archive. Again, sorry for letting you all know about this so late in the day. I agreed to do a Hallowe’en special, but Hallowe’en this year has been a little frenetic to say the least (although I’m not complaining!).
Must confess to being a little tired right now due to a considerably intense day, but hope you will enjoy the Hoggy clip and my broadcast, and I shall fill you in on today’s events when I have a little more time.  But don’t worry folks, it’s all good news!
Yours for the moment,
David

Hoggy Hallowe’en!

Here is another snippet from the Hallowe’en Special, “Hoggy Hallowe’en”. Can’t give too much away as the American project is not due for release for a few days.  But it should make a real special treat for many of you when you see the film (with sound no less!);  much more fun than your usual Hallowe’en “Trick or Treat” nonsense!
An unexpected visitor turns up in London, demanding to get his grubby trotters on classified information from the 1970s concerning a so-called ‘vampire’ which has persuaded him to leave his billabong down under in a desperate attempt to try to track it down. Is he successful? Or has his mission been a total waste of time? The forthcoming film really says it all, and you won’t have to wait long now for the scariest night of the year when ALL will be revealed!
Della and I have been sharing a quiet weekend. A lot of news in that direction as well, but that will be forthcoming very shortly.  Here is a picture anyway (and if you look closely at Della’s left hand, you may get a clue!!
Have fun any way,
 David

You'll never guess, so don't even try!

Hallowe’en Is Getting Spookily Closer …

Well, Hallowe’en is getting spookily closer everyone, but I have a little news for you. I do not usually celebrate Hallowe’en (except for attending the odd party or get-together) but this year may be a little different, as decided to entertain some of you with a seasonal film. It will be out in a week or so, and here is a still (see above) of one of the end credits.
It is a wonderful little film (now completed) and I just wanted to share it with a few of my devoted fans – not least some living on the south coast, and others as far afield as Australia. In other words, it will be global, loved by some but no doubt will be hated by a select few.
I’m not going to give too much away here, as you will just have to wait until you see the film. But the idea came from America, and, in the end, I succumbed to all the pressure – especially, as the film people wanted this to coincide with the new part of the Comic Book, scheduled for release at Hallowe’en.
I say no more at the moment, other than I will be supplying a link here to the short film in the very near future.
Must get back to a glass of unfinished wine now, and a little more contract writing.
Yours for the moment,
David

Della Mentioned That . . .

Only me!
I see the Canadian broadcaster and psychic investigator, Steve Genier, has now uploaded last Sunday’s episode of Nocturnal Frequency Radio to the archives of the show which means, of course, it can now be downloaded by any interested people.  This involved a 2-hour interview (well almost!) with myself about the recent release (July 23) of the 2nd Volume of my autobiography  “David Farrant: Out of the Shadows”, and, for a pleasant change, a couple of slots with the person who wrote the 15- page Introduction to the book; my close friend Della.  She was a little nervous about going on air at first but – with my irresistible charm – I managed to persuade her to do so.  Steve and Alex (his co-presenter on the show) were especially interested in talking to her; mostly because she had more knowledge than most about the intricacies of my life; but  more so, perhaps, because had studied many aspects of my 1974 Old Bailey ‘witchcraft Trial’ which have never been released to the general public.  She was aware, for example, of the inherent corruption in the Metropolitan Police Force which resulted in “Operation Countryman” (a six year Parliamentary inquiry into the way police interviewed suspects without the use of tape recorders) which resulted in 400 police officers losing their jobs but, surprisingly, no prosecutions
For the purposes of her research, of course, I had given Della full access to all the papers relating to the case; including Court transcript, witness statements, depositions, private photographs and letters, and much, much more.  And she was especially fortunate in knowing a retired ex-Met police officer who read her transcript before she passed it on to me for publication.  Interestingly, he told her that what had happened to myself had been a serious miscarriage of justice, mainly because of so-called ‘admissions’ by ‘myself’ admitting to the five Highgate Cemetery charges and ‘confessing’ that I (and others whom I refused to name for their own protection)  conducted ‘nude Satanic orgies’ in Highgate Cemetery at night and had desecrated tombs and vaults there.  I was, in fact, to be found not guilty of the three major charges, but found guilty of two minor ones that had only been introduced at the last minute.  This ex-police officer also told her (accepting my assertion that I had denied these alleged ‘confessions’ and none of these had been signed by myself) that it would not be possible to obtain convictions in such a manner today as the law had been changed in 1984 to make compulsory the use of witnessed tape recordings (with the right to have a solicitor present, which I was denied) during police interviews.
Della mentioned these facts in her long Introduction; and this was probably yet another reason why Steve and Alex were pleased when she agreed to go onto the show.
But I think the whole interview went well,  and anybody can now download it if they would like to hear what was actually said.  Alternatively, they could read the book, which has now been registered at Nielsens and Amazon, is on Ebay, and can be ordered at most bookshops.
On the subject of publications,  I am pleased to announce (again) that the second part of the 2007 American Comic Book will be out around Hallowe’en.  In fact, I was reading my copy earlier and its probably the funniest thing you’ve ever seen: at least in relation to the Highgate case and the parts other people had to play in the scenario.  The ‘bonky one’ with his ‘tea pot cosy’ has not been forgotten; as indeed, has neither the ‘Yorkshire Pudding’ who ‘has no heart’ nor the dear little ‘piggy creature’ who has since announced he is writing an ‘Internet book’ –  with the obvious intention of also cashing in on the Highgate case.  And indeed, neither has myself!  I take a starring role as well; yes, together with all the usual ridicule.  But having said that, I don’t really mind believe it or not.  I have always maintained that it is essential to retain some sense of humour in this somewhat depressing world, and I like to think that at least I have not lost that!
Well, a night off tonight – for a change.  Just some wine and a few letters to keep me company.
People here tomorrow, then again Saturday when more filming is scheduled.
Then another radio broadcast on Tuesday, but they have agreed to keep the ‘bloody’ Highgate Vampire out of it.  Can’t say I care about that – indeed, it was mostly my own suggestion!  It can get a bit boring to have to keep repeating facts which took place over 40 years ago!
See you all again soon everyone,
David

Nocturnal Frequency Radio

Nice Autumn day today; things still fairly quiet though workwise. Second edition of Comic Book is still on schedule, and I have confirmation now that this will be ready for Hallowe’en. So watch out everyone – though you will need a sense of humour!
The second revised edition of my ‘Pact with the Devil’ book has also been completed, and just waiting for the printers. Can’t give too much away at this stage (or K will murder me as usual!) but I can tell you it includes text from a Yorkshire lassie that completely repudiates things she later said to an Australian cousin. The poor guy allowed her to give a written interview in good faith although had not realised that by the time she gave it the “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” had taken over. Nevertheless he printed it, but equally ‘nevertheless’ he had been well and truly ‘duped’! I say no more now, but the book says it all!
Just a little more news…Steve Genier has invited me back onto his Nocturnal Frequency Radio show this coming Sunday (16th October). It runs from 11pm til 1am Canadian time; which is 4am to 6am GMT and can be listened to here: http://www.livestream.com/nocturnalfrequencyradio. If most of you will be in bed at this time (perhaps understandably!) the show will be put into the archives and thus downloadable about 24 hours afterwards from here: http://nocturnalfrequencyradio.podbean.com/2011/10/19/nfr-dark-discussions-with-david-farrant/

. Another guest will be appearing with me, but I’ll leave you all guessing about their identity at this stage. I can perhaps just add that I will be speaking to Steve about the recent release of the second volume of my autobiography which has proved so successful.
That’s it really, I guess. My new aide Trish in the BPOS has now started work with a mad enthusiasm. I hasten to add, that is not a bad thing, it is really pleasing to see somebody with such dedication.  She is writing a much requested book about the Highgate vampire case to satisfy public interest in her home country of Thailand. I wish her all the luck in the world in her project and so far have supplied her with basic – yet essential – material relating back to that case in the 1970s.
Anyway I’ll keep you up to date with more details on Steve’s show, but as it is 12.45am now UK time I better look ahead to getting some much deserved sleep.
For the moment everyone,
David

Home on the Range

Home on the Range...with a whisky!
Well, I haven’t been out at all today; having decided to stay Home on the Range instead.
But it certainly has not been a boring day. I had a chance to meet Trish for the second time today. Unfortunately Della didn’t get to meet her as she has been in town most of the day, and couldn’t make it back by 6pm. A couple of other people from the Society were here, however, and we all made her feel at home, and with her friendly outgoing disposition she fitted in perfectly. She seemed very excited to be able to get involved with my Blog, and spreading the word back in her native Thailand. I understand she has to go back there in a couple of years due to family problems, but in the meantime she will continue working in north London as well as volunteering to do her share as a BPOS member.
As I promised her, I had ready many old newspaper cuttings about the Highgate case and others involving myself and had photocopied many into two box files for her to keep. She is pretty good on the computer, and has volunteered to make a ‘database’ of the material in this vast archive, scanning them as she goes along.
Trish was making a start on this, while the others and myself did a bit of filming for the Hallowe’en Special video. I think Trish was a bit confused by some of the things she saw, but we assured her this was quite ‘normal’ with Hallowe’en approaching. One of my friends ran her back to Camden when she was ready to leave, and she promised to return in the middle of next week when I would be able to sit down and have a longer discussion with her in private.
Della got back about 7pm and cooked something to eat, which was accompanied by a superb bottle of red wine she had brought back from the West End. Della suggested inviting Trish over for dinner one day, and that she would be quite welcome to bring her boyfriend Tony with her if she wanted. It would be a good arrangement, as Tony and Della get on extremely well, and I’m sure she would like Trish. Maybe even next weekend – just not sure yet.
Had quite a lot of tidying up to do as props from the filming were lying all over the place, and I didn’t want to leave too much clearing up for her to return home to, especially as she still had to cook dinner, and we have to prepare for another trip to Potters Bar tomorrow afternoon when we hope to get further information on the haunting in the old farm house there.
So. Tomorrow is really another day!
For now everyone,
David

Yet More News

So what’s new on the paranormal front? A lot really, as things seem to be happening so quickly around here!
Another call from the lady in Potters Bar yesterday ( Thursday) who was quite distraught due to yet more paranormal happenings in her old Farmhouse. She has invited Della and myself to go up there for another visit on Sunday, and she has agreed that we can take some photographs in the old cellar again.
Her dog, Max, has apparently recently ‘attacked’ some ‘invisible entity’ in a corner of the basement, and is now unable to sleep without growling in his sleep. Anyway, more news on that after we have visited again.
Anyway, books are going well – another 3 orders today.
“Pact with the Devil” has apparently been immensely popular, and will now have to get another batch of 1000 or so printed to meet the demand. But at least that book has more than paid for itself in the initial outlay, and I am thinking of extending an additional chapter into it (by public demand) to explain the true involvement of the main character, and her duplicitous involvement with one who wears a teapot cosy as a hat, and another, who lives in the nether regions of Southern  Australia.
A lot more has been happening, so just watch this space tomorrow!
David