David Farrant (1946 – 2019) was a British paranormal investigator, best known for his involvement in the case of the Highgate ‘vampire’.
David authored many books about his findings. Please get in touch if you would like to be informed when they are reissued.
This website is maintained by David’s wife Della.
Decades before shows such as Most Haunted became popular, David Farrant and his organisation, The British Psychic and Occult Society, were investigating psychic phenomena using traditional – and sometimes occultic – methods.
Read more about David’s paranormal world, from the 1960s through to the 1990s.
As David Farrant was at pains to point out, especially in later life, there WAS no Highgate ‘vampire’.
But there certainly is, as he put it, an ‘unexplained phenomenon’ at Highgate Cemetery in North London, which he saw himself in 1969.
See also posts from David’s Blog which reference the entity – and the decades of debacle which ensued from that sighting.
Throughout his life David Farrant contributed to thousands of radio broadcasts and documentaries. We have archived some so you can enjoy them here.
If you have any old tapes or videos of David which you can’t see on this site, we’d love to hear from you.
Here you will find hundreds of clippings, covering David Farrant’s involvement with witchcraft, his arrest and imprisonment, and his paranormal investigations.
These scans form a fraction of the entire collection. If there is an article you are looking for, about anything relating to David, please do get in touch and I’ll what I can find in the archive.
‘Midnight Vigil for the Highgate Vampire’ – Evening News, 06 Oct 1970
David was certainly not camera-shy. Here you will find seven galleries of images taken between 1948 and 2016.
If you would like to use any of these images of David, please do get in touch – they remain my copyright and are not in the public domain. You might even get a high-res jpeg for your trouble.
Lost Film Shot in Highgate Cemetery
Black Magic in Highgate
Just a few items of interest which had nowhere else to go!
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Keep checking back.
David Farrant’s autobiographies
and his many books about the paranormal
will be available again soon.
“that Highgate Vampire”
guy . . .