Better Get Writing!

I’ve been told off for neglecting my Blog!  You can all guess by who . . . yes, K.  The ‘love of my wretched life’ phoned me last night and said I’d better get writing . . . or else!

 Well, don’t worry honey, I’m going to make an effort, even though I haven’t really got anything to say.  In fact, my mind is full of other things at the moment and they’ve all got to be dealt with in one way or another.

 But let’s see; I’ll try.  So here’s an extremely boring Blog for you all:

 Got up this morning around 10.30 (after going to bed at 5 that’s not bad actually if you think about it),  Made some tea before I realised the milk had gone off because I’d forgotten to put it in the fridge.  So tea with no milk!  Cleaned my teeth, but thought I’d skip shaving as it was ‘passable’.  Turned on word processor as I wanted to finish off a chapter I hadn’t quite completed last night – rather this morning.  Finished it.  Read it through.  All fine.  (I sometimes can’t help thinking what a good writer I am!).

 Realised I needed milk, so thought I go up the road a little earlier than usual.  Now about 1 o’clock. (never quite sure if that’s supposed to be spelt with capitols, but it can stay like that now).  Weather nice and warm so no trouble in the sandals.  Went in the bank to get some money.  Asked for it in £10’s and £5’s (never take £20’s since got short- changed once).  Crossing the road I heard “Hello David”.  Saw a girl with a small child.  Hadn’t seen her since 1979 when she’d been a guest at my wedding.  We talked, rather ‘nattered’.  You know, how people do sometimes when they’ve got nothing really to say.  Said she was now married and living on a farm in Sussex – up for the day.  But said she’d read my latest book, so that pleased me.  She’d ordered it from Amazon.

 Went in the Supermarket hoping to spot a pretty girl who worked there.  Not at her usual counter.  Asked where she was, told she was at lunch  (always tomorrow!).  But got the milk, also thought I’d better take another couple of bottles of wine as I was there.  Realised I’d got virtually got no food in the place, so bought a couple of sandwiches for later.  Can’t be bothered cooking at the moment; too busy writing.

 Coming down the road some guy asked me a cigarette.  Gave him a couple has he looked genuine.  (That’s my fault really, if I stopped smoking in the street, people wouldn’t keep asking me).

 Came home and checked the phone lines.  No more calls.

 Made some fresh tea – this time with milk in it!

 Sat down and began another chapter.  Still doing it after have eaten sandwiches about 7.

 So anyway, I think this must take the prize for the boringest Blog I’ve ever written!  But I suppose its up to date at least!  Well, the night is young, so at least K, you can see that I have been busy.

 Give me a ring tonight if you read this in time K.  I’ll still be up anyway.

 For the moment everyone,

 David

Barbara, Laura, Jade and Gareth

Well, here is a little Blog news for a change, as opposed to having nothing to read but two extracts from my book.  (Well, let’s face it, I don’t do that often, so you can hardly expect an apology!).

Saw Barbara earlier in the week.  Or should I say: saw Barbara, her daughter Laura, her grand-daughter Jade and Gareth (for good measure!).  I met them all Tuesday just gone, and that made a refreshing break.  In more ways than one actually, as we also had some wine.

We just caught up with a few things; but then, being the Patron of  TheYorkshire Robin Hood Society, I do expect to be brought up to date sometimes!  All good stuff – even including all the scandal! (which I won’t mention here!).

Well. I can tell you some, I suppose.  Laura brought up the question of my last book,  “In the Shadow of the Highgate Vampire” which Barbara had given her to read.  I asked her what she thought of it and she said ‘parts of it were indecent’ – although she said she hadn’t read it all yet!  Now I don’t know whether to take that as a compliment, because when I asked her ‘which ‘parts’, she wouldn’t say!  So I guessed either she meant me kissing a certain young French student in a hay loft back in 1966, or I might have missed something!  Obviously, she didn’t!

But apart from that, we just talked.  It had been a long day for them, after all.  Yorkshire isn’t exactly a close place to get to – or from.

I also gave Barbara a copy of my new book “Pact with the Devil” – now in printed form.  She is mentioned in it concerning events back from 2007, so I thought she had a right to see it.

Anyway, they stayed in a nice hotel in North London, so hope they all had a good time.

What else?  I have still been working on the 2nd Volume of my autobiography, which is still on schedule for this year.  The title is a secret at the moment, as is the content – apart from the two short extracts I’ve released here.  It covers the years from 1974 until the early 1990’s – I can tell you that at least.

So, its about 10.50.  Well, at least another hour before Sunday!  Sorry its late anyway,

For the moment,

David

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highgate Cemetery And Ley Lines?

Sunday again, and hopefully a lazy one – well it wants to be – I’ve got a busy week ahead!

Well had a print out of my new autobiography last night and I’ve hit over 140 pages – all complete and all checked.  I have left the two long chapters at the beginning till last about the Trial and the prison experiences.  I’ve half done the ‘Trial one’ but then put it aside because the the checking (precise dates, witness statements etc)  was no fun writing.  I mean, imagine it: I write a paragraph and find I have to go through boxes of transcript to get dates and quotes accurate – and it has to be accurate.  I guess the Trial and the prison chapter will be the same amount of length again (just to give some idea of the length) and then there is just the concluding chapter to do.  So it should be around 300 pages, even longer than Volume 1.

My Pact with the Devil book is now finished, just waiting for the cover.  I shall be sending a finished copy of that to some friends in Yorkshire as it deals with the infamous Robin Hood’s Grave case, and, after all, that is a local issue involving local people.

Anyway, here is the second part of the extract from Beyond the Highgate Vampire first released in 1990.  (The extract here is from the 4th revised edition released in 2002).  It deal with the whole question of the ghostly entity witnessed at Highgate being connected (or very possibly connected) with ley lines that run through the area.  Such at least is my conclusion; but, of course, you can make up your own mind’s!

So, I’ll do a more ‘personal’ Blog next time.  But here is part 2  Enjoy . . .

 

HIGHGATE CEMETERY AND LEY LINES?      (Part 2)

To digress from the phenomenon at Ye Olde Gatehouse (although perhaps not without some relevance), it is an interesting point that, in recent years, many cases of hauntings and other unexplained occurrences of a psychic nature have come to associated with ley lines. Indeed, it has come to be appreciated by some psychic investigators – if only a few – that these lines themselves may well be instrumental in explaining many preternatural occurrences; or rather, that many ‘hauntings can be directly attributed to their location on a ley line.

In their excellent work, Alien Animals, Janet and Colin Bord cite numerous cases of reputed hauntings many of which – they point out – seem to occur on ley lines; although they do not expound this possibility much further, inviting readers to conduct further research themselves.

Perhaps, however, it is not surprising that any connection between ghosts and ley lines has never really passed the stage of guarded theory when the possible existence of either is not even acknowledged by any known scientific theory, and when Science, itself, is slow to take account of any phenomena that cannot first be tested and proved by those laws that are seen to relate to everyday understanding.

But it may be, on the other hand, that there exists a form of energy (connected with ley lines, but not necessarily inseparable from them) previously unrecognised which under certain conditions – such as planetary alignments, lunar cycles, atmospheric conditions and the receptivity of given witnesses, for example – can be ‘replayed’ resulting in the appearance of what are termed ‘ghosts’ or ghostly images, when in reality, such phenomena may be as natural in their formation or appearance as those laws governing the existence of magnetic fields, radio waves, laser-beams and electricity.

If this is the case, and ley lines are responsible for harbouring an unknown form of energy that can sometimes be witnessed in the form of replayed reflections or ‘pictures’ of some past event – an event or occurrence itself perhaps long since forgotten and potentially of a ‘highly emotional’ nature – it is also a reasonable assumption that a line would be capable of ‘transmitting’ such energy along its course (perhaps in a similar way to the reproduction of a television picture which is not ‘really there’, except as a transmitted recording) or that of any other lines it crosses, allowing a given manifestation to ‘replay’ itself at various locations along the line.

This in turn, would probably result in many aligned sites to be assumed ‘haunted’ by several different ‘ghosts’ when in fact, these various apparitions may be no more than the transmitted reflection of one phenomenon, albeit this being subject to varying interpretations and descriptions by different witnesses.

But to extend still further the possibility that psychic energy (termed ‘ghosts’, or whatever) can be – or is – transmitted along ley lines to manifest under certain conditions, we need perhaps look no further than the Gatehouse phenomenon itself to see how it matches almost identically other phenomena reported in the immediate area; phenomena that could prove to be one and the same – or at least, directly related.

The line on which Ye Olde Gatehouse is situated, in fact, runs from a mound in Highgate Cemetery marked by an ancient yew tree (interestingly enough this mound was chosen to accommodate a sunken circle of tombs known as the Columbarium when the cemetery was open in 1839, but could have been an ancient burial mound long before that), passes through St Michael’s church which backs-on to the cemetery, and skirts the Flask which is in the close vicinity. It then continues on through Ye Olde Gatehouse, and passes through a small Council estate called Hillcrest (itself constructed upon the site of an old nunnery) in North Hill. Further on, the line passes through the site of an ancient Roman Settlement in Highgate Wood, but after this, it is difficult to trace the further progress of the line as it becomes obscured by modern development (a frequent obstacle encountered when trying to pinpoint landmarks on ley lines in urban areas).

The interesting point here, however, is that what can be traced of the Highgate ley line, can be directly linked to places where psychic disturbances have been reported; or put another way, by huge coincidence, a majority of the reports relating to ghostly sightings or experiences in the Highgate area, just happened to have occurred at sites along this ley line.

Perhaps the best known of these ghostly figures, is the black-clad apparition – or ‘vampire‘ – that was reported at Highgate Cemetery, perhaps by no coincidence at virtually the same time of the reported Gatehouse sightings.

Of course, because of the considerable publicity that the Highgate ghost attracted at the time (much of it having already been dealt with at the beginning of the book), reports about all the claims and speculation about its reputed appearances would be far too lengthy to detail here, but it is worthy to note that the Highgate phenomenon (‘vampire‘) and the Gatehouse ghost seem to share remarkably similar characteristics, in particular, their malevolent disposition and tendency to ‘attack’ people psychically.

There is also the fact that the Highgate cemetery ghost was sighted frequently around the Columnbarium – the same circle of tombs that marks the apparent beginning of the ley line.

Yet to continue with the proposition that psychic energy can be transmitted along ley lines, it is fascinating to note that another ghostly figure draped in black has for several years been reported in the grounds of Hillcrest – the small complex of council flats that now stand upon the site of the old convent in Highgate. In fact, the residents of one particular flat on the estate have experienced drastic falls of temperature, lights that mysteriously turn themselves on and off, and on more than one occasion glimpsed a tall dark figure in one of the rooms.

Other events of a psychic nature occurred with unrelenting persistency at this flat, although details of this case are so profound that they are beyond the scope of this present enquiry.

A little further on where the line traverses the site of the old Roman Settlement in Highgate Wood, there have again been reports of a tall dark figure that has been seen gilding silently amongst the trees. This is supposedly the ghost of an ‘earthbound nun’ who searches in vain for a long-lost lover – although the figure probably acquired this label by an assumption that it was connected with another convent, now demolished, that stood near Highgate Woods.

It is of course tempting to be led to the assumption that the ‘ghostly nun’ seen in Highgate Woods, is of different origin to the figure reported at Highgate Cemetery and Ye Olde Gatehouse, but then it should perhaps be recalled that descriptions of ghosts will frequently vary according to individual interpretation and belief, and it may well be that many reported cases are, in fact, variations of one and the same phenomenon.

Certainly, in the case of Highgate (and for that matter in that of many other reported sightings across the country), this would not necessarily invalidate the possibility that the phenomena reported there might be caused by one entity that manifests along the ley line at given intervals; even that, the energy causing this and other ‘supernatural’ manifestations (albeit not properly understood) may turn out to be so natural in its origin that it would be unsafe to even categorise such occurrences under the heading ‘ghost’.

For if it is the case that ‘ghosts’ themselves are not supernatural entities at all but merely non-intelligent images or reflections from the past somehow ‘caught’ in energy fields along ley lines (‘energy’ that is not only capable of transmitting ghostly pictures and images but which can, subject to certain conditions, actually reproduce sound, affect or move material objects, change humidity or temperature and interfere with electrical systems), then it may be necessary to completely rethink the whole notion of ghosts existing as independent ‘intelligent’ entities or as having returned to earth in the form of departed spirits – a belief that has accompanied the explanation for the existence of ghostly phenomena since the dawn of recorded history.

Having presented the possibility that ley lines could be connected with, or even responsible for, many cases of psychic phenomena, it should perhaps be pointed out in retrospect, that not all incidents of unexplained phenomena can be simply ‘explained away’ by reference to ley lines. This would be a far too over-simplistic approach and there would be a danger of generalising cases, some of which may not even fit into the ley line category. It is self-evident that a vast amount of further exploration is necessary into the existence and function of ley lines to establish any definite connection with the ghostly happenings that apparently occur along their course.

For there may be other causes for some supernatural occurrences which are not connected with ley lines …

As an example, there is the possibility that many ‘ghostly visitations’ and psychic disturbances – but by no means all – are caused or created by powers active within the human mind itself and, although frequently termed ghosts or ‘spirits, these may have nothing to do with the intervention of any outside agency.

This is not to imply that many cases of ghostly activity can be dismissed out of hand as being projections of the imagination (although even figments of the imagination ‘exist’, if only as varying ‘thought forms’), but it does mean that certain categories of psychic phenomena – or what are seen as psychic phenomena – may be due to forces originating in the human mind (albeit forces operating beyond the comprehension of the everyday thinking mind) that can sometimes have an effect on material conditions.

This idea may not be as far-fetched as it might first appear. It has already come to be widely accepted, or at any rate suspected, that many reported cases of poltergeist activity are caused or activated by adolescent children, and many other reported disturbances only seem to occur when selected people are in the close proximity.

If mind power can thus affect the movement of material objects, it is but a short step to assume that many other cases of ghostly manifestations – including the ‘table-lifting’, rapping’s and ‘spirit voices’ induced by mediums – owe their existence to the same source of origin.

But the suggestion that unconscious forces in the human mind are responsible for many cases of inexplicable phenomena which are otherwise termed ‘ghosts’, or the previously expounded observation that many supernatural phenomena are connected with ley lines, is not intended to be a neatly tied-up explanation for the existence of psychic phenomena.

There are too many factors to be taken into account when dealing with cases of unexplained phenomena; not least, that a number of reported cases (and the author has concluded that it is a very small percentage) that cannot be explained by any rational means, and seem to have as their basis the existence of some form of independent outside ‘intelligence’s’.

To speculate about the possible existence of such ‘intelligence’s’, however, or to ascribe to ‘them’ characteristics usually reserved for the living. would be to enter a meaningless realm where unexplained fact becomes overshadowed by unprovable theories and fantasy leaving no room for serious psychic investigation.

It is no easy task, after all, to sift fact through the lurid pictures of red-eyed monsters and other such demons that so often beguile the human imagination.

But regarding ley lines themselves and any relevance these might have to the phenomena reported at Highgate, or for that matter, their relation to many other cases of reputed paranormal phenomena all over the country, we can only rest on the hypothesis that if such lines are responsible for the appearances of many supernatural phenomena, and the energy connected with them can be understood, then, fearsome entities such as the one at Highgate – ‘vampire-type’ apparition or otherwise – will no longer be a mystery.

Adapted from “Beyond the Highgate Vampire”  ©  David Farrant

Ley Lines and Highgate Cemetery?

Well, Blog time again, and as there has been so much interest in the Highgate ‘vampire’ case again recently, I thought I would post a couple of extracts where I deal with my thoughts on what might have been the causation of the phenomenon witnessed in and around Highgate Cemetery back in the late 1960’s/early 1970’s.

I was recently asked to talk about this strange case yet again recently which I did on Steve Genier’s “Nocturnal Frequency Radio” on April 1st) and also with Demian Allen for his show on Satellite TV.

But here is what I originally wrote about it, and please note, that as this is my book (available on Amazon), the copyright remains exclusively my own.

I have divided the extracts into two parts due to length, but hope you enjoy!

David Farrant.

 

The Highgate Vampire, and Ley Lines?

Part 1

GHOSTLY HAPPENINGS around Highgate are not only confined to Highgate Cemetery and The Flask. Ye Olde Gatehouse public house which stands proudly at the edge of Highgate Village, has long been associated with stories of a ‘ghost’, a tall black-cloaked figure with ghastly features that is supposed to wander the darkened corridors of the pub by night.

This spacious public house, in fact, is one of the earliest public houses – or inns – recorded in Highgate and almost overcrowds a narrow junction at the summit of Highgate Hill where several roads converge. Once the pub housed a tollgate that checked traffic approaching London from the Great North Road, although this was demolished before the turn of the century along with many others that fell into decline with the advancement of the railways. In its original form, however, (and records show that a licensed inn stood on the site as far back as 1337), Ye Olde Gatehouse was probably just a rural wayside inn that served the needs of a small community several miles from the Old City of London. What is known is that in medieval times this earlier inn stood at one of the entrances to a large hunting Park under the ecclesiastical ownership of the Bishop of London. This ‘Park’, in fact, then consisted of a large area of dense forest and probably had none of the landmarks that can now be identified with modern Highgate.

But aside from its historical heritage, Ye Olde Gatehouse has brought persistent rumours of a ‘sinister figure’, one of its favourite haunts being the Old Gallery – a large area overlooking a modern ballroom that has itself escaped much of the modernisation of the past two decades. Over the years, especially during the latter part of the sixties, (by coincidence, perhaps, the period that saw the emergence of the potent spate of psychic at Highgate Cemetery), the ‘Gatehouse ghost’ has been the subject of much controversy, much of which has also brought accusations of publicity-seeking against some previous landlords for using the ghost legend to attract clientele to the pub.

On the other hand, however, there is the possibility that the ghost itself is anxious to discourage this kind of activity for its appearances have been the cause for the resignation of several staff, including one former barmaid who swore that some overbearing ‘evil presence’ tried to strangle her when she was alone one night clearing up, and a previous landlord who was given hospital treatment for shock (his hair apparently turned white overnight) after he was confronted by something of ‘horrendous appearance’ in an upstairs room. He quickly gave up the tenancy but to this day mystery still surrounds the episode; speculation not exactly discouraged by Finch’s at the time (the then proprietors of the Gatehouse) who obstinately refused to discuss the incident.

One landlord, however, (who the author spoke personally to at the time) could certainly not be accused of promoting publicity for the pub. Ex-policeman Robert Melton took over the tenancy in 1968 – right at the peak of the ghostly manifestations – but he vehemently denied the existence of a ghost on the premises, although to some extent he lessened the validity of this statement by adamantly declaring that in his opinion ‘no such things existed’. Such a view, of course, must be respected (especially when dealing in the somewhat nebulous field of the unknown which, by its very nature, is likely to invite fantasy and exaggeration), but it should perhaps be remembered that blatant disbelief about ghosts might easily obscure otherwise relevant facts.

Certainly, it is the case that in attempting to uncover facts about ghostly phenomena a major difficulty often lies in locating reliable witnesses who have had first hand experiences, for it is often the case that much information turns out to be hearsay or personal opinions and beliefs not based on fact; either this, or mere repetition of facts that have already been well documented.

The Gatehouse phenomenon proved no exception to this rule, although in 1968 during the course of a BPOS investigation into the case, a unique account was forthcoming from a person claiming to have had a direct – if not what a somewhat unpleasant – with the ghost.

Mr. Tony Abbott of Highgate, had gone to the pub one evening in October 1966 with some friends to listen to the regular jazz band that played upstairs in the ballroom which contained a small bar. Around 10 p.m. he wandered into some adjacent rooms looking for the public telephone (which he was told was outside) systematically switching the lights on and off in each room.

All of a sudden, just along the passageway, Mr. Abbott saw a tall figure wearing a long cloak and a Guy Fawks-type hat. This seemed to appear from nowhere and was walking slowly forward with its back to him.

He followed, prompted mainly at this stage by curiosity and an intention to ask directions for the telephone, when the figure abruptly turned and disappeared noiselessly through a closed door. Believing this was due to some trick of the light, (the passageway was poorly lit and some doorways mingled into dark shadows), Mr. Abbott cautiously opened the door and switched on the light. Inside, was an unusual bell-tower-shaped room, but there was no sign of the figure or any exit through which it could have left.

Now, more than a little perturbed at having not noticed anybody dressed in this fashion in the pub, he decided to return to the bar but, at this moment, the light in the room suddenly went out and a low ‘rushing sound’ brought a surge of icy coldness that engulfed him at the door. For several seconds, he was unable to move, transfixed by some tremendous force that appeared to be trying to suffocate him.

Realising now that the ‘person’ he had seen was definitely not human, in a state of near-panic Mr. Abbott struggled desperately against his invisible ‘attacker’ when the malevolent force – or whatever it was – suddenly dispersed and he managed to return to the bar. He said nothing to his friends for fear of being disbelieved and it was not until some years later that he saw reports in the local Press about a ‘ghost’ at the Gatehouse, some of which described a figure which fitted the description of the figure he had seen.

Whatever the explanation for Mr. Abbott’s experience, it does at least go some way in confirming other reports about a ghost at Ye Olde Gatehouse. The exact origin of this phantom figure is, as yet, unclear but it is an interesting observation that Ye Olde Gatehouse is situated on a ‘ley line’. In fact, these lines run across many parts of the earth’s surface in direct alignment connecting many ancient sites and monuments, including stone circles and prehistoric burial mounds, as well as many churches that, it may be remembered, were invariably built upon earlier pagan sites of worship the intention probably being (concerning the latter) to convince the local populace that their beliefs were not being taken over, merely ‘updated’.

Lines were also marked by wells and ‘crossings’ over rivers and streams, but most frequently, stones were place along them at intervals to show the course or direction of a given line. . .

Extract from “Beyond the Highgate Vampire (4th Ed 2000) by David Farrant.

 Part 2 to follow  . .

Easter Again!

Easter again!

 Gosh, doesn’t time fly.  It only seems like yesterday that I wrote something about Easter here,  but I really cannot remember that post in detail.  Busy couple of days actually, so might try and just relax a bit today. 

I heard from my friend Demian Allan over the holiday, and pleased to learn that his interview with myself back in October last year, has now been released.  Demian is an Astrologer and deeply interested in all things psychic and paranormal, and to this end,  often interviews  people involved in this field for Television, or indeed, for his own personal writings on the subject.  He has his own Website which is at:  http://www.demianallan.com and if you look on the left there under the heading “Demain Allan’s Paranormal World” there is a link to the interview he did with myself. 

 I enjoyed doing that interview.  It was very relaxed and I felt it easy to talk without any ‘pressure’ that interviewers can sometimes give you.  But Demian didn’t put me under any sort of ‘pressure’, we just spoke normally, and that’s why I’m happy with it.

 I’ve been getting a few more queries about the new book (2nd Volume), but you really will have to wait folks before I can publish anymore short extracts.  The book is not due out until late Summer, so I have to be a little careful about how much I release beforehand.  The other one, “Pact with the Devil” is now complete, however, and will be out within the next few weeks.  That might indeed invoke the ‘devil’s scorn’;  but that’s something I’m quite used to!

 Seeing Jamie again soon, and actually spoke to Lauryn on Friday.  She was very ‘shy’ – but not as much as I was!  Hope to meet her soon anyway.

 Saw Gareth Friday, but I think I mentioned that in my last Blog.  Did an interview for Nocturnal Frequency Radio as well, but I think I mentioned that too.  The old Highgate ‘vampire’ is sure getting around; but maybe not with the full approval of its original creator!

 Well, that’s about it for now.  But do have a look at Demian’s Website though;  its very informative and interesting.

 So until a little later,

 David

Thanks Sam

Well, its been a long day/night so another post won’t make any difference.

Thanks Sam,  not sure if you intended your post for publication or not, but if so, it is a little long!  Whatever, I’ll get back to you privately about this later.  Thanks for the info. anyway.  ‘Bout time, I tried to snatch some more sleep I think.  still got a busy night to come!  Thanks Sam.  Will email you later.  For now,

David (Farrant)

 

Thanks Sam

Don’t Want To Look!

David Farrant (c) Dave Milner

David Farrant (c) Dave Milner

Time for another Blog.  I am not even referencing the last one – got a feeling its been a few days and don’t want to look!  I mean, don’t want to be reminded – rather remind myself – of any delays!  K gets a little impatient with me sometimes on the ‘Blog scene’, but I think she’s slowly realising that I have so much else to do as well. Like getting the 2nd Volume of my new autobiography finished.  That’s half done now, and its been a lot of work over the last 7 months.  But its not far off being finished.  That’s not so bad if you consider that I’ve already released the 1st Volume, and finished an interim book “Pact With the Devil”.  “Pact” will hit the shelves soon, and I suspect some others may ‘hit the roof’ as well over its frank writing!   But I have been kept very busy.  I mean, hell, its 8.20 in the morning now, and I still haven’t had any proper sleep.  I mean, missed a night’s sleep except for about 3 hours in the chair from which I’ve just awoken.  But its too late – or early – to go to bed now, so I guess that’s it for the rest of the day  I’ll try and slip in between some sheets later.  But not now, I’m just not tired anymore!

 Did another interview for Steve Genier of Nocturnal Frequency Radio earlier.  That was from midnight (UK time) for a couple of hours.  I like talking with Steve because as a psychic investigator himself, I feel at least he has some understanding of what I’m trying to say.  I never ‘rehearse’ these things (sorry K darling!) but that’s just the way I work.  We spoke about psychic phenomenon in general and, of course, the infamous Highgate ‘vampire’ case.  I was caught right in the middle of the latter, so its not really surprising that people still want to ask about it.  Add to this, all the lies and nonsense that certain people have spread about it (including those that are addicted to Yorkshire Pudding diets while digesting such wild stories), I guess its not that surprising that I am only willing to set the record straight. 

 Anyway, I just sat back, put my feet up, and told Steve about some investigations – psychic investigations, that is.

 Think I’ll sort out another picture to put up with this tonight (this morning)..  Not sure if I have a relevant one readily to hand   Just to save a ‘boring post’ otherwise looking a little bland! (Hopefully please K. as well).

 So, more of the book done; another interview done, so think I’ll just take the day off now.  After all, it is Good Friday!

 David (Farrant)