Its nearly November again! Gosh doesn’t time ‘spin round’ so quickly – if you let it!
Still getting response from the Metro article and emails; but I really hope I’ve settled that silly question of the Highgate ‘vampire’ and ‘Robin Hood’s ghost’ by now. Well, apparently not – not completely!
You know, I wrote an article titled “Is Robin Hood’s Ghost Really At Rest?” about two years ago on another Website and now even this is now somehow being erroneously misinterpreted Some delusional female is now trying to say that this in some way contradicts the short Halloween piece I wrote on the “Ghost of Robin Hood” here yesterday. Somebody please show me how!?
I never denied that the alleged location of ‘Robin Hood’s ‘Grave’ was supposedly haunted; all I was pointing out was how somewhat ‘innocent hauntings’ (and these appear all over the country’) can be sometimes be exploited by people to turn them into something which they are really not. The Highgate ‘vampire’ was one such case, Robin Hood’s ghost was another. That’s all I was saying.
When I wrote my original article, it was based on local witness accounts and legends of this haunting, that’s all, which I presented as honestly as possible on the information I had acquired after visiting the area in early 2005. So that article stands as reporting the facts as these were presented to me.
Its true that I attended the grave with an exorcist and others in April of that year and took part in a ‘blessing ceremony’ there. But that is all. I was with a person who showed me a letter to herself from the owner of the land giving her permission to visit, and as she was later to state herself you couldn’t expect a defenceless woman to go walking through wild woods unprotected. I certainly wouldn’t call that ‘trespassing’!
A small film crew were also present and one of them (the producer, in fact) loaned my camera (at my request) to take about eight shots of this after it was over. These photographs all remain exclusively my copyright – indeed I have the negatives from my film and the set of colour prints and I used one of these to illustrate my article (which obviously also remains my exclusive copyright.).
So, somebody is obviously getting a little confused here, because I do not need permission to publish my own photographs as and when I please.
But aside from that now ‘spiteful tantrum’, everything is quiet elsewhere. Halloween fever has now apparently subsided, and the ‘occult scene’ is going back to its usual boring lethargy. Had a call earlier from somebody genuinely concerned about all the Halloween ‘controversy’ about this and other things. She seems to think that certain people are just using very limited space on the Internet to get me involved in unnecessary discussion – and not even being truthful about it!
Please do not worry, I would never allow that. I do not wish to get into third hand debate with anybody. I will still answer genuine questions here, however. Sometimes however, when you see such untrue allegations ‘struggling around’, you have no choice but to correct them. Which is all I have done.
It was quiet in town today. Only about 5 days ‘till Guyfawkes night! I don’t know, think that’s even worse than Halloween!