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David Farrant 1946 – 2019

 

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Friends and Followers of David Farrant, of the British Psychic and Occult Society (BPOS)

Public announcement by Jamie Farrant and Della Farrant

It is our sad duty to announce the passing of David Farrant at 9.20pm on 8th April 2019.

David had suffered from ill-health for several years, but remained dedicated to his family and friends, and the world of paranormal research which he had devoted his life to.

We know that David will be very much missed by his many friends, both online and in ‘real life’. HIs loss is felt by us all, and he leaves a niche which no one else could ever fill.

David’s funeral will be held privately, but tributes are welcomed and will be read out.

If you have memories of David which you would like to be shared at his farewell ceremony please email [email protected]

Thank you all for the fun and intrigue which you brought into David’s life. The legacy of his work – and his charisma – will live on through your podcasts, comments, thoughts and observations. And also through conversations over the years, perhaps especially for those of you who met him in person – either at his home, or at Pagan parties or paranormal events, and can imagine him sitting in that empty seat at the table.

Thank you all for your thoughts about David, your contributions to his life, and your respect for our privacy during this painful time.

Jamie Farrant and Della Farrant

09/04/19

ALL SO QUIET . . .

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Seven hours into Boxing Day and it’s all so quiet. A solitary car passed by about half an hour ago but the birds had not woken up yet in darkened Highgate Wood across the road; only a lone fox could be heard barking intermittently from its sleeping confines.

But all in all it was a very quiet day . . . at least from a ‘physical’ point of view of having to expend energy on socialising or entertaining guests. There weren’t any! We had just decided to have an uneventful Christmas day instead.

In fact, things have been very hectic of late, although perhaps not quite as bad as events leading up to The Highgate Vampire Symposium 2015 which took place last July. That involved a lot of organization and work but, after all’s said and done, it was a huge success and well worth it. The whole thing was successfully filmed throughout its 7 hours of sessions, but ‘unofficially’ it went on much longer than that as speaker Patsy Langley led an hour and a half long “Ghost Walk” around Highgate and the borders of its famous cemetery afterwards and, after that, quite a few people came back to my Highgate-based home for further discussion.

There are approximately 3 sessions left now, and these will be especially interesting ones: we have Carrie Kirkpatrick, a local TV producer and presenter from Highgate who is well acquainted with the area and has participated in Pagan ceremonies in mysterious Queens Woods; ex-Highgate Cemetery tour guide Samantha Perrin who runs an Internet site devoted to research into the history of The Magnificent Seven and its slumbering occupants – including Highgate Cemetery. In the following session we also have paranormal author John Fraser, a longstanding member of three of the oldest paranormal research organisations in the UK (the SPR, The Ghost Club and ASSAP) sitting with American Broadcaster Gareth Davies, Founder of Mindset Central, and author and parapsychologist, Andy Mercer, whose writings and research into the paranormal and the Occult have appeared in his many published articles and books.

Anyway, we hope you enjoy the final two or three Symposium sessions when these are put up, but they’ll be advertised well in advance on line so you don’t miss them.

All the best from Della and myself for the coming new year.

David (Farrant).

 

David Farrant (c) Gareth Davies Mind Set Central

LATEST SYMPOSIUM FILM COVERAGE

David Farrant (c) Gareth Davies Mind Set Central
David Farrant (c) Gareth Davies Mind Set Central

Don’t worry everyone – I’m still here! But I have been kept pretty busy lately, hence no recent Blogs. Just to announce really that Part 2 of the Highgate Vampire Symposium 2015, The Vampire Theory, has now been released.

Guests include paranormal author and researcher Patsy Langley and folklorist Jacqueline Simpson, both of whom continue to discuss the Highgate ‘Vampire’ case. Compere Paul Adams and myself also discuss the actual evidence available for the alleged existence of a blood-sucking vampire in and around Highgate Cemetery. Enjoy everyone!

As I’ve said before, the complete 7 hour session (Sunday July 19th, 1-8pm) was professionally filmed, although the day proved to be much longer than that with Patsy Langley leading a Highgate Ghost Walk after 8pm and many guests and Speakers coming back to my ‘humble abode’ afterwards. All in all, it was a VERY long day. And still on the Monday morning, people were calling in to say their goodbyes.

One of these was Gareth Davies (from (Mindset Central fame) who was one of the Speakers at the Symposium, and his brother Richard. We all had some coffee (or maybe tea – I really can’t remember). Gareth was due to head back to Los Angeles a few days later and wanted to put a short interview with myself about the Symposium on film to take back to America. Well, that was fine by me – the exhaustion of the previous five months arranging all the details for the event with Della, finally being over. Here is the interview again if anybody missed it on my Facebook Profile page (about 20 minutes).

Well, hope you enjoy the late ‘catch up/s’ – although not really so late as there’s still two more filmed sessions to release for you all and this current one was only released 2 days ago.

Enjoy,

David Farrant.