Well, its Halloween, the date when ‘ghosties’ and the ‘spirits of the dead’ are supposed to return to the earth. Whether these really do however, is another matter. But I won’t elaborate upon that here as it would take far too long.
My Halloween talk took place yesterday at the Central Kensington Library and everybody seemed to like it. I spoke at length on the long Highgate ‘vampire’ case mainly but included some other investigations from the time. It was a good audience and everybody seemed interested in what I had to say, especially K who had never heard me give a live Talk before. The whole thing lasted for almost over two hours if you include yet more questions and all the books I sold afterwards. Made a few useful contacts anyway. (Talking of which E, I received your email on the main Website but am just waiting to this to be forwarded to me so I can answer you personally. I’ll chase the person up so you can expect an answer soon. Or you can always reply to my Blog but just mark it personal then I won’t publish it).
The other South London talks is coming up in about two weeks (as I already mentioned) and the details are to follow. Just got to get some people and filming rights sorted out for that. Talking of filming, I heard from one of the students this afternoon who told me they are pleased with the film they made in September. I haven’t seen that yet, but obviously I know what the parts on myself were about as I was in it! I had a day in today as its turned much colder and, quite honestly, I still feel a little ‘drained’ from the hectic past couple of days. Got to go out tomorrow though as I’m getting a little low on essential supplies – wine for example!
Now, I can’t remember if I mentioned this (sorry everyone but I do have so many things to deal with that I can’t be expected to remember everything!), but a new book has just come out by Melvin Coverley which includes the Highgate case. It has been reviewed in the current Fortean Times and called Occult London. Just thought I’d mention it for the sake of any collectors!
And on that, I will close off for now everyone. More work to do on the new book tonight.
For the moment, David