Saturday, 15 September 2018

Cease & Desist Notice Issued to Redmond McWilliams

Redmond McWilliams' response was to ignore the above notice, and set about blocking the account in which it was sent via Messenger. He continued to post abusively on open forums identifying Seán Manchester by name, and with total disregard for any consequences.

The sample reproduced (above, right) is part of a barrage of pernicious comments and false allegations aimed at Seán Manchester that were initiated by Redmond McWilliams, who was joined by Stephen Leece, comprising in all three dozen outpourings of vitriol within one hour. Nobody else partook in the tirade. The most libellous content has obviously not been shown.  


Two months later the same familiar names were making fools of themselves, as is their wont:

"I had not had any dealings with Kevin Crace (who made the 'I Am Not A Vampire' video featuring clips of Farrant some years back) prior to September 2018. Even so, I found him, certainly in this instance, to be perfectly reasonable. These people — Anthony Hogg, Redmond McWilliams, and their fellow trolls, all, needless to say, connected to those on the Left-hand Path — clearly have nothing better to do than seek out what they perceive to be stimuli for potential negativity aimed solely at myself. Moreover, these stalking trouble-makers will invariably invent negative material where it does not exist in order to sow and disseminate their animus and discord."Seán Manchester 

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. 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.

David Farrant Death