Saturday, 10 March 2018

Source of all the Antipathy

The source without whom antipathy evinced by all others would have no grist is David Farrant (born 23 January 1946) who has been a permanent resident of Muswell Hill, London N10, since mid 1976.

Seán Manchester, who has had no contact with Farrant since the 1980s, became acquainted with him in 1970, and was able to build a profile based on what both Farrant and those around him provided.

This is Seán Manchester's evaluation (from a discussion last year prompted by a talk on Highgate):

"I have always found him a pusillanimous and insipid individual. As for his belief in the supernatural? That is surely risible. By his own admission, he believes in nothing, as stated by him on the James Randi forum, 12 April 2007. [Click on the image of Farrant to link directly to the forum quote.] 

"The shop was a wedding present given by his father along with a sum of money of a little over £6,000. Within a year Farrant had squandered the lot, and lost the shop. In 1969 he was officially declared bankrupt and, should anyone researches these matters properly it would be found he was residing in an Archway Road coal cellar from August 1969. His initial letter to the Hampstead & Highgate Express appeared in February 1970 when he was no longer a tobacconist; indeed he was far from being anything beyond a prankster, something he was known to be by those who knew him.

"As for him being a 'witch,' is it not strange that he never mentioned anything about this when interviewed in the media throughout 1970? Is it not equally strange that the items he was caught with in Highgate Cemetery when arrested in August of that year were all Catholic symbols for protection?

"When he reconstructed what he was doing when he was arrested (for BBC TV in 1970) he wore a Catholic rosary around his neck and brandished a cross (produced from the rear of his trousers). Photographs appeared in the local and national press showing him wearing a Catholic crucifix, rosary and even holding a bottle marked 'Holy Water.' Are these accoutrements those of a witch, something he did not claim to be until well after his supposed 'ghost sighting' and 'vampire hunting' days?

"Alcohol, needless to say, has not helped his situation and has in more recent years led to him becoming semi-crippled due to falling down flights of stairs while under its influence. The second of two children attributed to him was born just prior to his bankruptcy and eviction. Farrant was not the biological father, however, as his wife was with somebody else, living in Devon nine months prior. The first child, born in November 1967, is Farrant's and, despite an estrangement of some four decades, has many of his father's traits, eg alcohol abuse, vulgarity, stalking and harassing behaviour.

"The problem has always stemmed from something within Farrant himself. He seems incapable of telling the truth, does not believe in his own rectitude, and has never once expressed remorse for anything he has done to the detriment of others. The reason for the feud between us has nothing to do with the rather silly excuses he has trotted out from time to time, certainly nothing to do with the supposed 'rivalry' expressed by those who haven't a clue about the facts, and everything to do with him going out of his way to bear false witness against me. I speak of the Bradish case which I technically won, but Farrant manufactured by initially making anonymous 'black magic threats' on the telephone to Gillian Bradish, wife of the man in whose house he was temporarily living after being given bail whilst on remand at Brixton Prison in September 1970. I had no idea, of course, that these calls had been made. They initiated the assault by Bradish upon me that brought about the case.

"I have always known it was Farrant behind those calls. He boasted to his drinking acquaintances in the Prince of Wales pub immediately after the case that he had made the calls, and then framed me. This much was confirmed by three people who drank in the Prince of Wales, one of whom was Yossel Baker. This malicious prank led to the assault. Only once has Farrant admitted to me that he was responsible for making the call or calls to the Bradish household. This was soon after his release from prison circa 1977 when I accidentally bumped into him in Muswell Hill and we walked along a dirt path which is a short cut from Muswell Hill Road to further down Muswell Hill itself.

"With no witnesses present, he was willing to let me know it was him. Needless to say, apart from the eve after the case itself in the Prince of Wales, he has always publicly denied it was him who made black magic threats on the telephone to Gillian Bradish. Needless to say, he always blames me.

"I have offered many times to have us both take a polygraph test on the matter. He invariably always refuses. I saw Bradish some years after the case, and he knew that I had not made any calls to his house. It transpired the telephone number was ex-directory. His wife had never met me, and wouldn't have known been able to identify my voice. It was Farrant who persuaded them both that the caller had been me, and the reason he did so is because neither I nor the British Occult Society would entertain his publicity-seeking shenanigans, as evinced in his correspondence sent in August 1970 from Brixton Prison to me. This matter from my perspective is what began the feud between us."

Farrant in the Barnet home of James and Gillian Bradish in 1971.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Jamie Farrant

On 8 February 2010, David Farrant published the following statement on his personal blog:

"Sunday again – I really hate Sundays, ‘cause of the normal monotony. But I do have a little bit of news now, apart from the TV thing soon. I met Jamie and his friend yesterday, and they spent a couple of days in London.  I am not deliberately trying to hold anybody in suspense, but I did say that if you ‘watch this space’, I would explain who Jamie is. Okay, to get to the point for the more curious of you, Jamie is one of my sons, whom I have not seen for many years. Anyway, they both turned up yesterday, and we had a really good relaxing time.  They brought some wine with them, and also paid for a tasty curry.  Jamie’s girlfriend, Rosie, had a girlie buttered chicken dish, while the men made do with a Vindaloo, all washed down by copious bottles of wine, and a good few reminiscences.  He also showed me several photographs, and I was surprised – though delighted – to see that I have an eleven year old granddaughter. Anyway, to get to the point, I had not actually seen Jamie, or his brother, for thirty-nine years – strange, because he claims to be only twenty-eight! To be serious, I have to say that he was an extremely good looking young man – no doubt because he takes after his father.  And his girlfriend Rosie is really gorgeous as well. Okay, everyone, there is a bit more news on top of all that, but you really will have to wait for it.  I’ve had a hard day, I’m a little bit tired. But in the meantime, you might like to see one of the pictures that were taken of the occasion.  (Well, there are three or four, but I’m just posting one up for the moment.) Well that’s it, really, sleep tight everyone, I know I am going to, after a really hectic and unexpected weekend!

            "For the moment,

            "David (Farrant)"

This would be the first time Farrant had seen his son, Jamie, born 9 November 1967, since his wife departed from London to live in Southampton in August 1969, never to return save for an appearance at the Old Bailey in the summer of 1974 due to a subpoena issued by her estranged husband. They never met again after that, and, contrary to the impression given by Farrant, his son's half-brother, Daniel J Coster, still has no contact with the man who only saw him as a new born baby. 

Farrant's ex-wife, Mary Coster (previously Farrant née Olden) has had no contact since 1974. His second wife, Colette Gee aka Colette Sully, would also remain in the shadows. They married at Wood Green Registry Office on 21 June 1979, and remained together, on and off, until at least the mid-1980s. Unlike most other females, Colette was complicit in Farrant's phoney witchcraft, theatrical Satanism, deceitful stunts, silly pranks and malicious vendettas. Aware of his charlatanry, she still colluded in his publicity-seeking. They divorced after a short marriage. Farrant did not remarry despite claiming a third wife by the name of "Della," a disturbed female who has become complicit in Farrant's obsession with Highgate Cemetery and its legendary vampire, exploitation of Farrant's self-inflicted, manufactured press sensationalism and infamy, plus enmity for the author of the bestselling The Highgate Vampire, Seán Manchester, the man who exorcised the predatory demonic entity in 1974. 

Jamie Farrant (whose lives in Southampton SO31, as does his mother and half-brother) dropped his surname "Coster" after meeting his biological father in 2010. David Farrant's notoriety clearly had an appeal for Jamie who inherits the more unfortunate characteristics of Farrant Senior, eg crude and smutty behaviour with a predilection for alcohol and obscene language in equal measure. No sooner had father met son than the son was posting extreme abuse about Seán Manchester, making threats, disseminating defamation and inciting extreme hatred against a man about whom he only knows what his ex-convict father has told him. Within weeks of meeting Farrant Senior, he was calling himself "Jamie Farrant" and sending threatening emails to his father's arch-nemesis. He also posts endless abuse on Facebook, where infringements are removed, resulting in him receiving a temporary ban, and anywhere else that will allow him to spill his malice against someone he knows nothing about. Seán Manchester's traditional views and religious beliefs, however, are anathema to Jamie Farrant.

Friday, 2 February 2018

Anthony Hogg, Erin Chapman, Barbara Green

"I have found that almost everyone who launches personal attacks to my detriment invariably hail from a particular end of the spectrum. I call it the Left-hand Path. Hogg very much falls under that classification, as do many of his cyber-friends." — †Seán Manchester

Anyone wanting to put a question to Seán Manchester about these matters, the Highgate Vampire case, or the wider topic of vampirology, are most welcome to do so by clicking on any of the images:

Barabra Green resorts to the skewed "logic" of conflating and confusing faith in a spiritual doctrine where the supernatural abounds, and personal confrontation with supernatural phenomena, as happened in the Highgate Vampire case, about which she falsely claims there are "no photos or evidence." She is wrong. There are photographs provided in The Highgate Vampire book, and much evidence besides, including witnesses and participants in the investigation itself. Green is not impressed by Seán Manchester's Christianity. Unsurprisingly, he is not impressed by hers. She began as a member of the Church of England, converted a little over a decade ago to Roman Catholicism (the modernist version which embraces the reforms of Vatican II), while all along involving herself in what can only be described as diabolical dabbling. In 2005, she participated in a Left-hand Path occult ceremony after dark over a grave on private land with someone convicted of satanic crimes. In August 2016, she openly mocked traditionalist Catholics, whether Anglo-Catholic, Old Catholic or Roman Catholic, who wear cassocks and birettas etc, and has trolled and stalked Bishop Seán Manchester to the extent of sending to his private address a spate of open postcards where he is ridiculed and attacked. She infiltrates groups to report back to the super-troll Anthony Hogg. David Farrant, whom she once appointed as her "patron," is someone she has colluded with to try and harm Seán Manchester. She replaced Farrant as her "patron" with the self-proclaimed "master of the black arts" John Pope-de-Locksley who once stood in the dock alongside Farrant at the Old Bailey. A demon-raising ceremony in a derelict house got out of hand when they started a fire. They were both charged with arson. These are the people Green seeks out. A police injunction against her still exists. 

Examples of copyright theft on a website administrated and published by Erin Chapman and Hogg:

Barbara Green

A bishop is ordained and consecrated of God, and works bestowed of the Holy Ghost. In Roy Barclay's cartoon (pictured below), an image which has been repeatedly published on the internet by Barbara Green of Brighouse, West Yorkshire, mocks sacrilegiously in so far as there is a crucifix alongside sinister symbols, pentagram, bat etc, and other items present to ridicule, eg make-up on the bishop's face and text around him. According to Catholicism, putting ecclesiastical vestments to secular use is considered sacrilege. How much more sacrilegious is it to parody a bishop profanely?

There is no absolution for sins against the Holy Ghost, and this Spirit dwells in each priest and bishop. The priest in Catholicism is Alter Christus and the bishop represents Alter Christus perfectly. That is not to say that the man is perfect, but every priest and bishop holds that sacred office which if impugned by words or desecrated by images is a mortal sin and blasphemous against the Holy Ghost. In Christian hamartiology, eternal sins, unforgivable sins, or unpardonable sins are sins which will not be forgiven by God. One eternal or unforgivable sin is specified in several passages of the synoptic gospels. Mark 3: 28-29, Matthew 12: 31-32, and Luke 12: 10 state that there is one sin considered eternal and that is "blasphemy against the Holy Ghost." In the Catholic Church, the laying on of hands is performed in the sacrament of Holy Orders and is the means by which one is included in one of the three major orders: bishop, priest, or deacon. Ordination can be administered only by a bishop in Apostolic Succession. The laying on of hands to the priesthood enables a person so ordained to act in persona Christi; ie "in the person of Christ." Ordination allows a priest validly to administer sacraments, most notably giving that individual the authority to celebrate the Eucharist.

The sacraments of ordination and confirmation are, however, reserved exclusively to a bishop. A Catholic who disrespects the priest or bishop also disrespects the Holy Ghost. Sacrilegious acts against the Holy Ghost incur automatic excommunication. Whatever else you want to call it, the publishing of such irreverent cartoons amount to a grievous sin. Peccata mortalia, in Catholic theology, is a gravely wrongful act, which can lead to eternal damnation, if a person is not absolved of the sin before death. A sin is considered to be "mortal" or grievous when its quality is such that it leads to a separation of that person from God's saving grace. Barbara Green falls in that category.

Seán Manchester was commissioned to take photographs at the Barnet Carnival in Hertfordshire in 1986 where he made accidental contact with Barbara Green and Ruth Harrington who had a stall advertising their "Yorkshire Robin Hood Society." He took some pictures of their display for them.

The following year he attended the same carnival, but not as its official photographer, and met Barbara Green and her daughter, Laura Green. They still had the YRHS display on an outdoor stall.

He did not meet Barbara Green again after that second occasion in Spring 1987, but a correspondence was entered into whereby he endeavoured to help Barbara Green's and Ruth Harrington's historical society, which seemed to have very little support. The society's membership eventually dwindled and became redundant after several attempts to revive it. Barbara Green showed an interest in things paranormal, as there had been talk for many years of strange goings-on in the Kirklees area. Seán Manchester held an overnight vigil with some assistants to determine the nature of the disturbances. His findings were largely inconclusive, albeit not without supernatural incidents.

In 2001, Barbara Green self-published a slim volume called Secrets of the Grave wherein derisory cartoons of Seán Manchester featured along with some disparaging commentary. This coincided with Green having recently entered into communication with a certain David Farrant. It was downhill from that moment. Farrant attempted to turn Green, and she treacherously obliged. Green would pay visits to Farrant in his London bedsit, and he would visit her in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. In April 2005, Green accompanied Farrant, a satanic apologist by the name of Gareth Medway, and a handful of others (who were mostly concerned with video-taping the proceedings) to the gravesite on private land at Kirklees where a pseudo-occult ceremony took place over the purported grave of Robin Hood.

The occult ritual held over the tomb by Farrant and Medway (with Green) came exactly fifteen years after Seán Manchester had carried out his nocturnal vigil. Like Highgate's vampire contagion, Farrant caught a ride on the coat-tails of Seán Manchester to engineer publicity for himself. The entire debacle in 2005 was filmed on video by a group calling themselves "Red Monkey Films," and photographs from that evening's skullduggery quickly surfaced in Barbara Green's local newspaper.   

Since that time there has been no communication between Barbara Green and Seán Manchester, bar the odd postcard bearing sarcastic messages from her, and a Christmas card showing Santa Claus brandishing a dagger. In September 2016, Seán Manchester approached Barbara Green on a neutral Facebook group administrated by Angie Mary Watkins and David Burbury, to enquire why she was persisting with her vitriolic campaign against him in the wake of her now having fallen out with Farrant and his hangers-on. It became increasingly apparent to Seán Manchester over the course of the two weeks they had contact that Barbara Green's state of mind had seriously deteriorated. A lot of what she said made little sense, and was no more than garbled obsessions about minutiae that was not important in the first place. By the end of the month, Seán Manchester could see it was a hopeless task, and that Barbara Green was too far gone to approach. He had done what he could to make her see reason, but it was to no avail. He finally declared: "Life is too precious to be caught up in your frenzied disquietude. There is something just too disturbing and devious at work here."

Bishop Manchester's final response to Barbara Green:

Erin Chapman

Erin Chapman does have a history dating back to the previous century of playing at being a vampire with plastic "vampire" teeth inserted into her mouth, artificial blood dripping from her mouth and an inexpensive black cape, probably also plastic, bought from a supplier of Hallowe'en fancy dress items. Such pictures of herself she readily shares with the rest of the world while expecting to be taken seriously as a "researcher" into all things to do with Highgate's history and Seán Manchester.

Chapman and Hogg run a website that publishes a plethora of puerile abuse and personal nonsense about Seán Manchester. Like Swale, the ultimate source of all their bile is convicted felon David Farrant. Sometimes it comes via another party on the internet who gleaned it from yet another party, but invariably all the misinformation, malice and defamation can be found to originate with Farrant.

"I’m not trolling anyone, simply ensuring people get the facts about the case. Manchester has not explained on numerous occasions about his so called 'purposeful misdirection.' He only did so after my article was published. This means you are calling him a liar, no disagreement from me. Manchester has made it very clear that no one is authorized to speak on his stead, so your comments mean nothing. ... Regarding the Highgate Vampire and Sean Manchester this may be of interest to you. Spent 6 months investigating his claims and it turns out there is more holes in his story than a sieve." - Erin Chapman (31 July 2015)

One observer gave this (subsequently mysteriously deleted) public response to Erin Chapman:

"What you are doing, Erin Chapman, is by definition trolling. I only came here to explain a couple of errors in Carri-Ann Taylor's article for Metro. You were not mentioned. Why should you be? None of this has anything to do with you. But along you came nonetheless to inject your poisonous vitriol about Seán Manchester who is invariably the sole object of your malice, together with links to your website which is obsessed with denigrating and defaming him.

"You were listed on an illicit (violates FB's rules) hate account by the name of 'Bishop Bonkers' where a collection of Farrantites, associated Satanists and fellow miscreants were also listed until the name of the account was changed to identify Seán Manchester by his real name. Within twenty-four hours the account previously named 'Bishop Bonkers' was permanently disabled by Facebook. 

"You spam links to your hate site repeatedly on Facebook. Your nasty comments on Facebook and a variety of other places are in keeping with the behaviour of someone who is totally obsessed with another individual, ergo an internet troll. The person who co-runs your website is no less a troll with a history of stalking Seán Manchester for over ten years.

"Seán Manchester was discussing his purposeful misdirection regarding people and places mentioned in his book way back in the previous century before you even knew about the existence of him, his book or the Highgate Vampire case. So, nice try Erin Chapman, but no Hallowe'en outfit to replace your old one.

"Anyone can see I am not speaking on behalf of Seán Manchester. I am speaking on behalf of myself in defence of my friend. If you were to quote him in his entirety and not just select a short extract from what he said you will find that he has no problem with people doing exactly the same as me.

"Those more familiar with this endless saga will know that your quip is second-hand and repeated from another troll with whom you co-run your website. They will also know that both his and your allegations aimed at harming Seán Manchester stem back to the man who hoaxed a 'ghost' or, as in the case of the topographical locations, his so-called 'secretary' who, like her mentor, is waging a vicious hate campaign.

"As for you 'spending 6 months investigating his claims,' there are better qualified people than you who have met Seán Manchester and been given access to his vast archive of evidence who have spent more years than that researching his material who would certainly disagree with you.

"You are a stalker, Erin Chapman, who has a pathological compulsion to berate someone more than twice your age, who lives thousands of miles from your native Vancouver, about whom you know absolutely nothing. To that end you are willing to use second and third-hand and even fourth-hand material which all stems at source from a man who was convicted of crimes at Highgate Cemetery for which he was sentenced to almost five years' imprisonment. Every single attack made by you here and on your website against Seán Manchester can be traced back to that man or one of a handful of flunkies he has in his pocket.

"The accusations you and your collaborator make against the author and exorcist you both envy and despise frequently apply to the pair of you. This is called transference and it is not uncommon with trolls. Your Australian collaborator has falsely called Seán Manchester a 'sociopath,' but it is obvious to me that the pair of you are clearly the real sociopaths."

Erin Chapman's fellow troll is Anthony Hogg who is probably the worst example of the lot of them.

It is curious and somewhat telling that rather than use a likeness of himself, until 17 August 2014 Hogg hid behind the filched picture of an American actor as his representational image on Facebook. Prior to that he used a photograph of himself wearing what can only be described as a devil mask. See image at the top of this page. We could almost be forgiven for thinking he was ashamed of who he really is, ie an Australian young man of mixed race who was born at least ten years after Brad Pitt, the icon he misleadingly offered to Facebook users, and significantly later than the events at Highgate Cemetery, London, England, which so obsess him. Hogg is in denial about many things, but mostly about himself. He claimed to be people other than himself, and when confronted with his true identity he denied it. He did the same with his name, originally hiding behind pseudonyms. He still creates fake accounts on Facebook with view to infiltrating those who have banned and blocked him.

Hogg finally came clean a decade after his obsession with Seán Manchester and his bestselling book about Highgate, and admitted that he had lied about the photograph he had told everyone was not really him. This is what Anthony Hogg stated on one of his multifarious blogs on 30 April 2014:

"Ok, so I lied. Yes, it’s me. You got me there! Why did I lie? Because I wanted to protect my identity. ... Yes, I use a picture of Brad Pitt on my Facebook page, specifically a picture of him in his role as Lt. Aldo Raine in Inglourious Basterds (2009) — one of my favourite movies, by the way. Does [Seán Manchester] honestly think I’m trying to get people to think I’m one of the most famous actors in the world? Surely he can’t be that daft. So why do I use that picture? Two reasons, actually. One, to obscure my identity. Two, what role does Pitt play in the movie? And what is [Seán Manchester]? I’ll leave you to work that out. Suffice it to say, it’s a sly poke that’s seemingly gone over Herr Manchester’s head."

The last remark is Hogg's oft-repeated adoption of a despicable smear made by David Farrant and a latecomer to the latter's hate-fest by the name of Kevin Chesham (a man who is himself the very thing Hogg falsely alleges about Seán Manchester) who has been colluding with convicted felon Farrant to incite malice and cause harm. Intelligent observers see through this miserable pair, but it suits Hogg's purpose to use Farrant's disgusting propaganda at every available opportunity. It should be noted that Farrant has criminal convictions for indecency, threatening police witnesses in an attempt to pervert the course of justice, malicious vandalism, desecration involving black magic in a cemetery, possession of a handgun and ammunition, and theft of items from a hospital.

Hogg's tactic of identity transfer to the object of his malice, ie accusing any person he is displeased with of being Seán Manchester using a pseudonym when that is clearly not the case, will not wash with the more discerning among us, and we are certainly not going to dignify his ludicrous accusations where any particular individual is concerned whom he tars in this way. Hogg's method is cribbed from a convicted graveyard vandal whom Hogg claims to be critical of — and on the surface certainly seems to be — but all of Hogg's stratagems and propaganda against the author and exorcist Seán Manchester can be sourced either directly to Farrant or one of Farrant's cronies. 

On 17 August 2014, Hogg finally revealed himself to the world. His new Facebook profile is 100% genuine. The real Anthony Hogg can be seen below, alongside his principal source, David Farrant.

Anthony Hogg is Facebook friends with Farrant's son, Jamie, Farrant's lieutenant, John Pope, who engaged in a series of Crowley-like attempts to summon a demon in December 1973 when the pair of them were arrested and appeared at the Old Bailey, and innumerable dabblers in the black arts.

Seán Manchester first publicly commented on Anthony Hogg when he opined some years back:

"Anthony Hogg, ultra-liberal, modernist, claims to be a non-conformist Protestant 'Christian' but evinces exceptionally unChristian behaviour, eg profane and sacrilegious utterances against an ordained and consecrated Christian. There is hardly a day that passes where Hogg is not trolling and posting harassing comments about me somewhere on the internet. This self-proclaimed Christian's cyber-friends are either immersed in witchcraft and/or diabolism, or boast about their atheism. Constantly critical of me because I am a traditionalist Bishop, Hogg opts to remain anonymous — either using an image of Brad Pitt, or wearing a demonic 'devil' mask to hide his face and identity." *

* As already stated, Hogg came out of the closet on 17 August 2014 when he began using his true likeness for the first time. Like so many wannabes, he finally realised self-publicity is pointless unless he basks in it and everyone is aware of who he is. Hogg chose to become a publicity-seeking troll, bringing him even further into alignment with Farrant, the ultimate bandwagoneer and stalker.

Anthony Hogg

Elizabeth                            Jacqueline

The above images are Seán Manchester's copyright. Hogg nevertheless stole them to publish them on his and Erin Chapman's website to further their stalking of the women, one of whom he misidentifies.

Seán Manchester has been a close friend of both women. He now offers his final word on the matter:

Anthony Hogg has claims that his stalking of two women also includes others who are not female. He identifies Keith Maclean in a recent comment on his Facebook group, but absolutely nobody else.

I have taken a look at all the newspapers and their respective websites where the advertisement appears and only the names of Jacqueline and Elizabeth appear. No other names are included. This is confirmed in Trystan Lewis Swale's original statement: 

"Through [my] site I recently issued a joint appeal with [Anthony Hogg and Erin Chapman] to trace two alleged victims of the Highgate Vampire: Jacqueline [surname deleted] and Elizabeth [surname deleted]. Collectively, we are keen to obtain something that nobody else has — first hand recollections from the pair."

Swale and Hogg made it abundantly clear their pursuit concerned only the two identified women.

Despite all that has been shared, Hogg insists that the women must speak out or be forever stalked:

"We don't really know if they want to be left in peace. As explained, several times over, [Seán Manchester] is not their guardians. [He's] not their representatives. ... Our position on this matter is fairly clear and reasonable." - Anthony Hogg (The Enfield Independent newspaper)

Jacqueline made me her representative a very long time ago. She was absolutely explicit about her privacy not being violated, and I intend to uphold that wish. I knew her extremely well, and am all too aware of how she would react. Elizabeth reiterated her desire to have her privacy protected when we recently spoke at length about this matter. I represent her, too. Should either female be run down by these stalkers it might easily become a police matter. I knew both these women extremely well and am in no doubt how they would feel about being exploited by the likes of Anthony Hogg and Erin Chapman. Swale has now dropped out. Brushing aside my words while insisting that the women speak for themselves defeats the exercise because by that point their privacy will have been violated.

Hogg keeps referring to both women as "witnesses," but only one of them was a witness. He demands that he hears what she has to say, and insinuates that I might be "scared" of what she reveals. This ignores the fact that she gave her testimony at the time. It features in her own voice on the Discovery Channel's True Horror: Vampires where Elizabeth can be heard from the late 1960s discussing her experiences at Highgate. The other person named by Hogg was a personal friend and photographic model. Jacqueline is not identified by me as a witness in the Highgate Vampire case because she was not a witness. She is misidentified by Hogg as "Lusia" who, in fact, has never been identified and is not the person used to illustrate her in my books. Like Elizabeth, "Lusia" was not referred to in the media during the time when massive interest was being shown. 

Though her experiences, eg nightly visitations etc, were briefly touched upon in 1970 during television interviews I gave, Elizabeth was not actually identified by name. That came later when the hysteria had died down and she was eventually identified in Peter Underwood' anthology The Vampire's Bedside Companion and, of course, my own The Highgate Vampire. Regarding Jacqueline, Swale and Hogg are pursuing this woman due to their own Farrant-inspired false attribution.

Anthony Hogg has reiterated that his stalking of these private women will continue:

"We made it very, very clear to Manchester, repeatedly, that we were not going to take his word on the matter. The only people we were going to listen to is Jacqueline and Elizabeth. The reason is obvious: a) Manchester isn't these witnesses, b) his word is notoriously unreliable. The search still stands."

Hogg's condition undermines the wishes of Jacqueline and Elizabeth to be left in peace. Why should they be obliged to explain why they do not wish to be contacted? And were they to do so (something I know will not happen) they would have created the very situation they want to avoid because Hogg and Chapman will by virtue of that fact have established contact with the women and will have successfully run down their quarry.

Finally, I should remind these offenders that stalking and harassment of another or others can include a range of offences such as those under: the Protection from Harassment Act 1997; the Offences Against the Person Act 1861; the Sexual Offences Act 2003; and the Malicious Communications Act 1988.

In 2016, Angie Mary Watkins, who knows Hogg better than most, posted this on her group:

"Anthony Hogg has announced on his group, Did A Wampyr Walk in Highgate, why he was booted out of THIS [Angie Mary Watkins' Highgate Facebook] group again. It wasn't quite like he says. He knew before he came back that there were people in the group, one person in particular, he actually did not like. Yet he wanted to come back. But after that, he complained to me privately that he felt victimised, and bullied and steamrollered. Several times he called me a bully. He said we all 'ganged up' on him. So, in addition to all the other things he has called me in the past-like a fuckwit , a moron, a liar, arrogant, a lowlife and of course, last but not least, a c**t, I am now also a bully! He said he was not my 'peasant,' that I was in "Seán [Manchester]'s pocket,"and in his opinion, letting him back in the group was not a huge concession. He also said I singled him out and suppressed his say. I don't look at it that way? What more can I really add to that?" - Angie Mary Watkins

Not a lot. Many have had an identical experience with Hogg. Some have suffered worse things from this troll who probably has narcissistic personality disorder, which is a mental disorder whereby people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that is vulnerable to the slightest criticism. That describes the Australian troll Anthony Hogg perfectly.

"Della Farrant," Patsy Sorenti, Carol Page

"But as for stalking and trolling women, isn't that more your forte Manchester? For example - how many years now have you been targeting David Farrant's wife with your hateful bile? I've lost count! And before all that you were harassing Patsy Sorenti, Christine Jacob (née Maloney), Catherine Fearnley, Barbara Green, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Janet Bord, Chrissie Demant, Carole Bohanan, Jaqueline Simpson, Carol Page, Dorothy Nixon, Jeanne 'the Prez' Youngson, etc. The list goes on and on. And ALL of them female. Look, you have plenty of form when it comes to stalking and trolling women you sociopath. Or did you forget the injunction that Patsy had served against you ... not to mention the much more recent legal notice to desist that was mailed to you direct from the Farrant's? That, as David himself would say I'm sure, is very much an ongoing case. ... P.S. Of course, going by your own logic, your very public appeal on TV for Elizabeth W to come forward would also be tantamount to stalking." - Redmond McWilliams (Facebook, 31 December 2016)

It would be difficult for anyone to "target" Farrant's wife in view of the fact that he doesn't have one. The person McWilliams is alluding to is someone who pretends to be Farrant's wife, someone claimed by those who have had contact with her to be a lesbian by the name of Anna Hinton who has been responsible for a great deal of defamation against Seán Manchester since she suddenly appeared out of nowhere a number of years back. The so-called "legal notice" consists of five pages of threatening abuse sent by "Della" and David Farrant by recorded delivery to Seán Manchester's private address on 27 April 2015. The highly derogatory rant was signed by "Della Farrant" and David Farrant. Though the envelope was postmarked 27 April 2015, and the correspondence within was also headed with the same date, the senders dated each of their signatures as having taken place on 27 February 2015. This was probably a Freudian slip because on that day and in that month in 1970 Seán Manchester came to prominence on the front page of the Hampstead & Highgate Express.

"Della Farrant," Anna Hinton or whoever she is, needless to say, was not yet born. That would be some years in the future. This is how the five-page threatening letter to Seán Manchester signed off:

To Redmond McWilliams' pathetic mind this unsolicited garbage, stinking of cigarette smoke, constitutes a "legal notice" to have Seán Manchester "desist" from rebutting the endless stream of abusive incitements of hatred made against him by the likes of Farrant, "Della" and their associates.

Patsy Sorenti (née Langley) published allegations of a malicious falsehood fed to her by David Farrant, and claimed to have a witness to back the claim. Seán Manchester challenged her to produce this mythological witness so that the veracity of hers and Farrant's allegation could be put to the test. She never did produce her "witness." The only other occasion Seán Manchester confronted Patsy Sorenti is when she infringed his copyright in a self-published "casebook" that she produced in tandem with Farrant. The allegation that Sorenti "served an injunction" is as bogus as all her other claims. No injunction was served, and there is no evidence to the contrary to suggest otherwise. 

Christine Jacob (née Maloney) and Seán Manchester have never had a problem with each other, but they certainly have a problem with McWilliams' friend and mentor David Farrant. What follows is correspondence sent by Isaac Ben Jacob to Seán Manchester on 15 April 2012 regarding David Farrant and the person calling herself "Della Maria Vallicrus," "Della Escarti" and "Della Farrant":

"Me and my wife have discovered with a lot of surprise the existence of several blogs where we are notably being associated with David Farrant and his wife or girlfriend (I don't know if she is his wife or his girlfriend), whereas we have absolutely no contact with him, and we absolutely do not share his ideas. I wish to underline that my wife met David Farrant once or twice during meetings, and that it was David Farrant who started to talk to her, whereas she didn't know anything about him or his past. We recently found out that the reason why David Farrant initially made contact with my wife was in order to manipulate us, and to make you believe she was Della. If you look closely at the pictures of Della [posted in blogs], you will notice that the Della shown on the photos is always hiding her face, and that she always takes a posture which does not allow anyone to determine exactly how tall she is. I have attended a meeting myself three months ago, and I have seen Della and David Farrant together at this occasion. And when I tried to take a picture of them, Della immediately threw herself at me and my wife in order to force us to delete the photo from our camera. We do not have any relation or contact with Della and David Farrant, and we don't want to be associated with these two persons in any way, shape or form, because they have a sulfurous past, they have a reputation of being Satanists, and they are acquainted with people like Jean-Paul Bourre, whom I don't want to hear about. I know you have done research about me, and consequently you know I am an earnest academic researcher who uses scientific methods. Therefore you also know that I reject and condemn all magical practices, heretical deviancies, and obviously people such as David Farrant, who have practised Satanism. I think that you and I have been manipulated in this case, and that you could help us reestablish the truth. Yours sincerely, Isaac Ben Jacob." 

Next we come to Catherine Fearnley and Barbara Green whom McWilliams identifies as "victims."

Catherine Fearnley has accepted that she was led astray in the past by David Farrant with whom she had a relationship earlier this century. She subsequently had Farrant arrested and his computers seized for matters that are irrelevant to this discussion. What is important is that she harbours no resentment toward Seán Manchester and considers both herself and him to be victims of Farrant.

Barbara Green is someone who tends to fall out with everyone. The only person she has not fallen out with is "master of the black arts" John Pope who is a stalwart defender and supporter of David Farrant. For decades Seán Manchester ignored Green, but when she applied to join one of his groups a couple of months ago he permitted it, using the opportunity to ask why she was still publishing derogatory and blasphemous cartoons in which he is depicted. She could not answer, and swiftly left the group. Later she blocked Seán Manchester on Facebook so that he could not see the abuse she frequently posts about him. Her ability to get things wrong and then refuse to acknowledge corrections put before her is truly astounding. Green, who is slightly older than Farrant, is obsessed with Seán Manchester, and it is his misfortune that he has become the object of her compulsive nature. He has shown incredible restraint whilst enduring for years overwhelming hostility from her.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Seán Manchester (pictured above) have no problem with each other. Indeed, Guiley, who has met Seán Manchester and enjoyed his company, is a member of groups administrated by Seán Manchester who appeared in a television documentary with Guiley in 2011. They have both referred to each other in books published in the previous century, mostly Guiley referring to Seán Manchester in her book Vampires Among Us. She made it crystal clear to Seán Manchester that she wanted nothing to do with Farrant and would not be mentioning him in her book. He makes states that there is no malice in what Guiley wrote about him, albeit there being some error.

Seán Manchester has only ever contacted Colin and Janet Bord as a couple due to errors made by them in print about him and the Highgate Vampire case. His correspondence was ignored, and that was an end to it. It transpires they were friends of David Farrant and promoted his jaundiced version of the history. Some of their error is mentioned briefly in The Vampire Hunter's Handbook (1997).

McWilliams only refers to the female of couples to make it appear they are being singled out. When Kevin and Chrissie Demant turned to the dark side and supported Farrant for their own self-serving reasons it was Seán Manchester who became the victim of their collusion and libellous intent. However, although Chrissie Demant had provided artwork prior to this treachery, Seán Manchester's relationship was with her husband, and any antipathy felt at the time would have been aimed at him. It would not be long, however, before the Demants washed their hands of Farrant and anyone associated with him. By which time the damage was done. Farrant still republishes Demant's bile.

Carole Bohanan is mentioned briefly and sympathetically in The Vampire Hunter's Handbook where the history of vampire interest societies is chronicled by its author. Beyond that reference there has been no allusion by either Carole Bohanan to Seán Manchester, or indeed him to her.

Jacqueline Simpson, other other hand, decided that she should write the entry on the Highgate Vampire case for Wikipedia, and invariably in doing so got just about everything wrong. Seán Manchester offered to help her correct her mistakes in both the Wikipedia article and subsequent entries about Highgate Cemetery in a book she co-authored. She seemed resistant to any assistance. She was greatly influenced by an American called Bill Ellis who had met David Farrant in July 1992. Simpson herself would speak as an invited guest at Farrant's somewhat farsical "Highgate Vampire Symposium" in July 2015 where she was predictably dismissive about the supernatural.

Carol Page, an American journalist, wrote the following to Seán Manchester on 20 October 1989: “It is clear that you have a great deal of knowledge and experience with the subject [of vampirology] and I will gladly devote an entire chapter in my book to your work.” They met in a London suburb for a little under two hours on 15 November 1989. This was the only time they held a conversation. It became apparent that Page was out of her depth and knew nothing about vampires or vampirology. Despite employing Seán Manchester’s work to provide, albeit in altered form, one fifth of the text for her book Blood Lust, she failed to mention him in her acknowledgements and would not supply him with a complimentary copy when her book was published. She requested the loan of some photographs, two of which were not returned, and none of which were used as her book contains no illustrative material. Page wanted inside information about the subculture, and anything vaguely sensational. She was to be disappointed. It was explained that Seán Manchester is a researcher into supernatural phenomena and that his published work The Highgate Vampire might best inform her about his modus operandi. During the meeting, conducted in an indoor café, Page wore exceptionally dark sunglasses, which made it impossible to see her eyes. Seán Manchester had no real wish to constantly look only at his own reflection and, therefore, averted his gaze from time to time. Page makes an issue of this in her book. Hence she is indescribably petty. It is incredible that her book ever came to be published. Save for the text devoted to defaming Seán Manchester, her effort dwells on a few people she met, plus a catastrophic television show beamed by satellite from Budapest to the USA on which Seán Manchester, while invited, declined to appear. His instinct proved correct.

Having by now met Seán Manchester and absorbed his work from cover to cover, Page wrote on 23 February 1990: “The chapter about your work is based on your book, The Highgate Vampire, and the transcript of the interview we did in November.” It was nothing of the sort, needless to say. Her letter continued: “I told [Julian Henriques of the BBC] that I did not think any look at the modern vampire ‘scene,’ if you will, was complete without a look at Seán Manchester and his work. I hope that is all right with you.” This was written by Page an entire three months after she had met Seán Manchester, and long after she had read and absorbed the contents of The Highgate Vampire. She concluded her letter with the following sentence: “Your work in this area is important and I congratulate you for taking the time to do it.”

When she came to write her book she wrongly attributed the damage to tombs at Highgate Cemetery, not to the person actually convicted of such crimes, but to Seán Manchester whom she portrayed in what can only be described as defamatory terms. Seán Manchester has not been convicted of any crime or misdemeanour. She also claimed that he has been banned from entering Highgate Cemetery. This is totally false as the Friends of Highgate Cemetery will gladly confirm. It is hardly surprising that her publishers are not interested in reprinting her book. It misinforms and offends.

The catalogue of distortions and half-truths in Carol Page's book will not be dignified with too much repetition, save that one of the milder inaccuracies, ie the false attribution that Seán Manchester considers Lady Caroline Lamb to be a vampire, is not untypical of the journalistic style employed. Her attention to what is a matter of public record took a very poor second place to the agenda which Seán Manchester describes in The Vampire Hunter's Handbook as being reliant on “squalid sensationalism, silly gossip and malicious falsehood.” He also raises the very significant point that “Page sought no comment” from him “on any of the charges she brings.”

Readers of her book were quick to voice their disapproval. A representative sample follows:

“I would treat anything this woman said with the utmost scepticism.”

~ Clare Emmett, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

“Regarding Highgate Cemetery, as I recall, the criminal damage was done by David Farant, not Manchester who I believe was on record then as attempting to counter [the true offender’s] odd behaviour.”

~ Phædra Kelly, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, UK.

“I have pretty much concluded that Ms Page doesn’t care about what she has written, she is only waiting for royalties.”

~ Dorion Cable, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

“She is snide and condescending, both to the people she interviews and to the reader. She incessantly states her own opinions, interpretations, and snotty comments at every opportunity.”

~ Chad Savage, San Francisco, California, USA.

“She’s not at all objective and it definitely colours the way she writes. She takes things I said so far out of context that even though I said certain things they have a totally different meaning than I meant. Carol took one isolated incident and exaggerated it and made me out to be bi-sexual, which I am not. … Sexual preference is a big thing to her, all through the whole book. It seems what Carol wanted to write about was sex, not ‘vampires.’ … I don’t appreciate being used as a tool to sell her book.”

~ Shannon, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Shannon, like Seán Manchester, was interviewed by Carol Page for Blood Lust. Chad Savage knew her personally, and at the time was the editor of a gothic magazine. Apart from rebutting her malicious claims, Seán Manchester has not mentioned Carol Page, much less has he contacted her.

Dorothy Nixon was someone who supported Seán Manchester and wrote favourably about him. They remained on good terms until they lost contact with the passing of time. Like Nixon, Jeanne Keyes Youngson lives in the USA. Being sympathetic to Aleister Crowley and the dark arts, Youngson was not sympathetic to Seán Manchester and chose to lend her support to David Farrant. She is mentioned in passing in Seán Manchester's coverage of vampire societies, and also some of her unkind and barbed comments are addressed in the process. Many in the sub-culture are critical of Youngson with whom Seán Manchester has had no relationship, nor has he sought to enter into one.

It was put to Seán Manchester by a member of the audience on a live television show whether he had any recent contact with Elizabeth (her full name was not disclosed). He said he had not, but that if she was watching the programme he would be delighted to restore contact. Since that time they have done precisely that, and his relationship with Elizabeth is as convivial and pleasant as it ever was. To suggest, as does McWilliams, that this is "tantamount to stalking" is patently absurd.

Redmond McWilliams is, of course, under the influence of Farrant; the same Farrant he claims sent a "legal notice" (nothing more than personal abuse) to someone his mentor refers to as "bonkers":

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