Anyone for a laugh?! Well I see somebody calling themselves “Lone Stranger” (no clues there about which sex) has opened a brand new Blog all about the Highgate case – and myself, of course!
It really is a laugh a minute, and I see my old friend the Overseer is on there trying to unravel the Highgate ‘vampire’ mystery (at least, what he sees as a ‘mystery’) and the parts various people played in the saga. The Blog is called (perhaps appropriately) NET CURTAINS LURKERS..
Personally, I don’t see that there was any mystery at all about that old case, it was quite straightforward: a ‘ghost’ had been reported in the late 1960s/1970s by many local people in and around London’s Highgate Cemetery (and in fact, it is still being reported in the present time). The only ‘mystery’ – if any – is exactly what this apparition was, or is. But the “Overseer” seems to think that this might be a ‘real-life vampire’, or more precisely, he is trying to follow up claims made by others that this might have been the case.
Well, sorry ‘Overseer’, you’ll have to rule me out of this one, because I never said the ghost reported at HC was a vampire. In fact I was very careful to avoid using that term when talking to the TV or Press. I have never accepted the existence of ‘blood-sucking vampires’ and it was not myself who went on the television twice then advising people how to ‘stake’ them! That was another person. Sorry! So they’re still arguing on this new Blog about ‘vampires’ and what these might be, and my own genuine involvement at the centre of this case. If people want to argue that Christopher Lee-type vampires really exist, well let them all get on with it I say!
I have got better things to do than to encourage such childish propaganda. I am working on my new book for one thing. And trying to relax with a quiet glass of wine for another.
I do not normally encourage links on here as people will know (as you can never be sure where these can lead). But if anyone’s interested in having a laugh, just type the title (above) into Google and it should get you there. Anyway, have fun!
For the moment,