Alexander Lucard ([info]alexlucard) wrote,
@ 2005-05-11 09:48:00
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Vampire Hunter Drama Part 3 is part two, and there's a link in there to part one.

Anyway, the arch rival of Sean Manchester, the guy who has been annoying me since I was a teenager and the subject of the last two posts on the subject has emailed me as of last night. This guy has a criminal record a mile long, from digging up corpses and violating them on down.

But at least he's more eloquent in his madness than Machester. here's David Farrant's email to me.

Dear Alex Lucard
I was most intrigued by all your comments here about the so-called Highgate Vampire; not least about myself being a 'vampire hunter'! It would appear that you arrive at most of your conclusions about the Highgate Case and myself from sensational accounts you have gleaned from the internet the problem is however that almost invariably, most of this inaccurate sensationalism as been posted up by Mr Sean Manchester himself (Please note he is NOT a genuing bishop) and if you check back on these accounts you will see that I have only been forced to correct unfounded public allegations made by Mr Manchester himself - albeit frequently hiding behind his usual aliases.

It is not my intention to argue against all the points you have recently made on the insidepulse website, as I appreciate you, like anybody else are entitled to personal opinions (however wrong or misguided these have proved to be in your particular case).

I will just say one thing however, to set the record straight for you - ... I am NOT a 'vampire hunter', in reality I am just a psychic investigator and I do not even accept the existence of 'blood sucking vampires'. Mr Manchester apparently does (as he has publically stated in his self-published book The Highgate Vampire), but that is really his problem! In passing, I can conclude by saying that my non-acceptance of Mr Manchester's ridiculous public claims he makes about 'vampires', has been the main reason for his campaign of hatred against members of The British Psychic and Occult Society and myself.

Yours Sincerely
David Farrant
President BPOS.

NB: In the event that you might be interested my main website can be found at also could I refer you to Occult Forums International Vampire Thread, Off Topic Occult. The link is from which Mr Manchester has just been publically banned (within the last 3 or 4 days or so.

SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP! Sigh. My email to him

Ummm...Dave? That column you read of mine was me printing the whack job hilarious emails Manchester sent me. Re-read the column. Those are his words, not mine with me making fun of him at the end.

It was in reference to the column I wrote back in Jan '05 ( where I recanted the entire Highgate vampire saga.

I know Manchester very well. And by that I mean, I know him by reputation very well, as he's been the butt of American folklorists and parapsychologists for as long as I can remember. Norrine Dresser, Paul barber, Carol Page. All of us snicker quite profusely at the whole "Highgate Vampire" incident.

I'll tell you what I told Manchester: Stop acting like children. Both of you. This happened 30 years ago. My god, both of you are old enough to be at retirement age soon and you're carrying on like schoolchildren about an event maybe 5% of the world remembers and only a fraction thereof even cares that it occured.

All your sniping between the two of you does makes you both look foolish and foppish. Like attention whores deserpately clinging to some sort of public limelight when one of you just needs to start completely ignoring the other. I don't care if he starts it, or is just really good at getting your goat, because the end result is STILL the two of you bickering of the world wide web. Please stop.


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2006-06-01 06:29 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
"David Farrant has a history of association with people who hold Neo-Nazi views. He connects, for example, to names such as Philippe Welte and Jean-Paul Bourre, two Frenchman who greatly admired Adolf Hitler when Farrant was in collaboration with them in the 1980s."





"Not the obvious choice for a man whom Farrant and his cronies would have you believe is a "Nazi." "






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2006-06-02 12:07 am UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen

I really had no idea all this was still going on until someone bought it to my attention today.

It seems that, finally, somebody has caught on to Mr. Manchester's Nazi connections, although nowadays he desperately tries to deny the fact that these ever existed, or indeed, still DO exist.

For the record, I have never been involved or interested in politics. In fact, I have always said that the extreme Right and the extreme Left are just as bad as each other. Whatever, I have never supported any right wing Party, or a left wing one. (Sorry to offend anyone here, but I am simply not in the least bit interested in politics – I am only a humble psychic investigator!).

But to clarify the facts, Mr. Manchester WAS canvassing for the National Front Party in the run-up to the General Election (in the UK) in May/June 1970. He was canvassing for the Rev. Brian Green’s Local Constituency office (I do not know if he was a genuine “Rev”) in Hornsey Road, North London, not even a mile from where Mr. Manchester used to live. Manchester even had a National Front election flyer up in the window of his small Holloway Road flat.

That is really his problem, I suppose, but what I object to are Mr. Manchester’s current ravings here to the effect that it was myself who was involved in extreme politics, and for implying – no indeed, stating – that I was in some way responsible for his exposure in the “Sunday People” in October 1977 for his links with the National Front.

I was not. Mr. Manchester bought that whole episode upon himself by his usual obsessive publicity-seeking.

If he did not make such claims in the first place, then there would be nothing to ‘expose’.

I would predict that his latest claim of being a ‘bishop’ will be the next in line. As he is no more entitled to call himself a ‘bishop’ than I would be to announce that I am really the King of Spain! Not that I have ever made such a claim. I would prefer to leave such claims to the real weirdo’s!

David Farrant, President, British Psychic and Occult Society/The Highgate Vampire Society.

NB Please note,I have signed this in my real name.

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2006-06-02 07:51 am UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
David Farrant prepared to stand as a Wicca Workers Party candidate soon after his parole release from prison in 1976 when he launched the Wicca Workers Party complete with eagles clutching pagan runes on his leaflets to the cry of Wiccans Awake!

Journalist Peter Hounam wrote a front page story for the Hornsey Journal, 30th June 1978, which thundered:

“A new peril for candidates fighting the marginal Hornsey constituency emerged this week with news that some of their supporters who indulge in witchcraft may switch their votes to the ‘Wicca Workers Party’ in the General Election. … Mr Farrant, who lives in Muswell Hill Road, is fighting under the slogan ‘Wiccans Awake’.”

That was only one of the slogans employed by Farrant. Another was The Future Can Be Yours If You Have The Guts To Fight For It! which just happened to be identical to a slogan used by the League of Imperial Fascists and also the National Socialist Workers Party (both shared the same correspondence contact address in Dublin, Ireland).

Farrant grew even more confident and published a letter in the Hornsey Journal, 21st July 1978 which stated:

“It is not my intention to use your letter columns to promulgate the views of the Wicca Workers Party or to become involved in futile argument with any of your readers, but having seen the opinions expressed in the letter columns of the Journal, I feel that I should set the record straight. In fact, the WWP is a serious political party and has growing support from people all over the country; including other political groups with whom we are now amalgamated.”

Andy Pryce, a researcher into Highgate Cemetery and its arcane history, recalled a meeting he had with Farrant:

“I remember the events at the time they happened and the various newspaper reports. It was then that I first came across the name ‘David Farrant.’ I met him once in a pub near Highgate and found him to be a compulsive liar and there was something shifty about his mannerism. I have since warned many people to stay clear of him.”

The Wicca Workers Party eventually went underground and today Farrant refuses to discuss it. In 1980, however, he teamed up with French Satanist Jean-Paul Bourre. He formed an association with another Frenchman, Philippe Welte, who contributed to Farrant’s newsletter. Both Jean-Paul and Philippe Welte at this time were admirers of Adolf Hitler. John Russell Pope, self-styled "master of the black arts," a Neo-Nazi, was appointed as head of the "HVS junior department" by Farrant in 1997. Pope has been a close friend of Farrant since September 1973. Farrant was sentenced to two years imprisonment for threatening witnesses in Pope's sexual assault case. Another two years sentence was earned for desecration and vandalism at Highgate Cemetery. Farrant and his associates still don't like to talk about the Wicca Workers Party. They nevertheless teamed up with the bigot Ian Keith Gomeche in 2004. At the time Gomeche was a moderator on the Nazi Combat 18 and Redwatch message boards.

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2006-06-02 07:56 am UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Bishop Seán Manchester has not canvassed for any political party in his life. He has no interest in party politics and never has had. No evidence will be produced by David Farrant, or anyone else for that matter, because it does not exist. Farrant subscribes to the propaganda school that if one repeats a lie often enough some people will eventually start to believe it. His fraudulent claim in the 1970s of being "president and founder of the British Occult Society" (founded circa 1860!) is just one of many examples that can ve exploded on examination of the evidence in the public annals. Bishop Manchester, whilst having no party political affiliation, like most people, has had political activity as North London Regional Co-ordinator for CND in the 1970s and early 1980s, and still remains a representative for Pax Christi, the Catholic peace movement. He has always actively opposed war, and is only public record for having been involved in opposing the Vietnam War, the Falkland's War, and both Gulf Wars. His anti-war statements and political overview are recorded in his book The Grail Church - ISBN 1 871151 01 5.

While Bishop Seán Manchester has not harboured any party political ambitions, David Farrant wrote a letter to the Hornsey Journal, published in their letters' column on 21 July 1978, that makes some interesting reading in the light of his false allegations:

“It is not my intention to use your letter columns to promulgate the views of the Wicca Workers Party or to become involved in futile argument with any of your readers, but having seen the opinions expressed in the letter columns of the Journal, I feel that I should set the record straight. In fact, the WWP is a serious political party and has growing support from people all over the country; including other political groups with whom we are now amalgamated.”

Having manufactured the utterly false allegation that Seán Manchester canvassed for a political party when he absolutely did not, David Farrant has been invited to answer the following:

a) What exactly is the "Wicca Workers Party"?

b) Which "political groups" did the "WWP" become "amalgamated" with in the 1970s?

c) Did Farrant, after he failed to stand as a WWP candidate (owing to his criminal record, according to him), ask his erstwhile supporters to transfer their vote to the National Front, as was stated to be the case at the time?

d) What was the significance of the symbol of a rune beneath an eagle on WWP posters circulated by Farrant in the late 1970s? This same rune was being employed at the time by the extremist Column 88 group. It is now used by the BNP youth movement. There are slogans on the posters that bear an uncanny resemblance to Neo-Nazi slogans. Any comments?

e) What plans did Farrant have for Christians after they had been outlawed, according to demands set out on his posters?

f) Why did Farrant's election posters call for a prohibition on Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter of livestock etc? Given Farrant's own alleged propensity for ritual sacrifice of animals* (whether he was genuine or merely claiming it for publicity) isn't such a platform hypocritical in the extreme?

For those without the benefit of the front page article by Peter Hounan, Hornsey Journal, 30 June 1978, this is how it begins:

"A new peril for candidates fighting the marginal Hornsey constituency emerged this week with news that some of their supporters who indulge in witchcraft may switch their vote to the 'Wicca Workers Party' in the General Election. David Farrant, once notorious as a 'high priest' in the occult for his witchcraft and magic practices in Highgate Cemetery, is planning to stand for Parliament."

* “I did not enjoy having to kill the cat, but for one particular partof the ritual it was necessary. The sacrifice of a creature represents the ultimate act in invoking a deity. If somebody crosses me or my friends I will use a curse. My curses have never failed. Others will tell you how I reduced one man to a mental breakdown and in the end he begged me to remove the curse.”

~ David Farrant (News of the World, 23 September 1973)

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2006-06-02 08:21 am UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Everything being levelled against Seán Manchester is on the say-so of a convicted felon with a grudge going back decades; someone who is a pathetic little man convicted of threatening people with black magic, descrating and vandalizing Highgate Cemetery, and indecency in a Barnet churchyard; someone considered to be a compulsive liar by magistrates, judges and juries. All the malice, misrepresentation and mayhem stems from this one person. Only a misguided fool or someone with an equally depraved agenda would take any notice of him.

“I have spent most of my life studying accounts of vampirism, and have indeed visited Highgate Cemetery on numerous occasions. How it has changed over the years! I am interested in research into any accounts of actual vampirism, from the writings of Dom Augustine Calmet through to modern day accounts. I have a copy of The Highgate Vampire [by Seán Manchester] which I found very interesting. I remember the events at the time they happened and the various newspaper reports. It was then that I first came across the name ‘David Farrant.’ I met him once in a pub near Highgate and found him to be a compulsive liar and there was something shifty about his mannerism. I have since warned many people to stay clear of him.” ~ Andy Pryce, Birmingham (UK), 19 February 2001

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2006-06-02 08:46 am UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Dear Readers,

Just a quick message to say that all the "explainations" posted by (one would assume a friend of Sean Manchester) are in fact just copy and pasted from other recent message boards. They are just the sad ramblings of a mouthpiece employed to preserve the reputation of the so-called bishop. I don't belive they contain any satisfactory explaination of his behaviour.

I would love to know how David Farrant "Forced" Sean Manchester to dress up as a Nazi and have his picture taken by a tabliod newspaper.
Your talking absolute shite. Better to just admit your past now rather than continue to dig I would have thought.


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2006-06-03 07:24 am UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Take a closer look. You obviously have never met Bishop Manchester. One of the pictures is definitely NOT him. The other is a reconstruction misused without consent by Jean-Paul Bourre, a self-proclaimed Satanist and very close associate of Farrant. Due to copyright theft this matter is now being pursued legally which is why the images have been left alone while the various IPs are traced to their owners.

All this malicious falsehood stems from one man and one man only. Others assisting him are just that: assistants and dupes.

Wiccan high priest Stewart Farrar said of Farrant: "He gives witchcraft a bad name" (Daily Mail, 26 June 1974).

Wiccan high priest Alex Sanders dismissed him as a bad joke, and investigative journalist Sue Kentish stated "But for the results of his actions this scruffy little witch could be laughed at" (News of the World, 23 September 1973).

Farrant's journalist collaborator Frank Thorne dubbed him the "Prince of Darkness" (Sunday People, 16 April 1978).

Dennis Wheatley stated "I cannot believe for one moment that he is a serious student of the occult. In fact I believe [him] to be evil and entirely to be deplored" (Daily Express, 26 June 1974).

Canon Pearce Higgins said "I think he's crazy." (Daily Express, 26 June 1974).

Farrant sued the Daily Express, Canon Pearce Higgins and Dennis Wheatley but lost the action, receiving a bill for £20,000 court costs, none of which has been repaid.

All of which offers little comfort to Farrant's victims who find themselves identified together with their private addresses and images (invariably stolen) with libellous incitements of hatred published to their extreme detriment on the internet. Their crime? They owe some connection, no matter how distant, to the author, demonologist and exorcist Bishop Seán Manchester.

This is what is recorded in the public annals as the outcome of what magistrates, judges and juries believed when all the evidence was put before them at the time:

November 1972 (Barnet Magistrates’ Court):

Farrant is convicted of indecency in Monken Hadley churchyard (Ecclesiastic Courts Jurisdiction Act 1860).

June 1974 (Central Criminal Court, London):

Farrant is convicted of malicious damage in Highgate Cemetery by inscribing black magic symbols on the floor of a mausoleum.

Farrant is convicted of offering indignities to remains of the dead via black magic rites in Highgate Cemetery where photographs were taken of a naked female accomplice in a tomb.

Farrant is convicted of threatening police witnesses in a separate case where his black magic associate, John Pope, was subsequently found guilty of indecent sexual assault on a young boy. Pope, on his current website, describes himself as a “master of the black arts.”

Farrant is convicted of theft of items from Barnet Hospital where he worked briefly as a porter in late 1970.

Farrant is convicted of possession of a handgun and ammunition kept at his address, which also contained a black magic altar beneath a massive mural of a face of the Devil that had featured in various newspapers, not least full front page coverage of the Hornsey Journal, 28 September 1973.

Prison Sentence: Farrant was arrested on 8 February 1974 and held on remand until his trials at the Old Bailey in June 1974. He received a prison sentence of four years and eight months. He was released on parole in the autumn of 1976.

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2006-06-03 05:44 pm UTC (from (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
There's a hole in my bucket dear liza dear liza
There's a hole in my bucket dear liza a hole.

Then mend it dear henry dear henry
Then mend it dear henry mend it.

With what shall i mend it
With a straw
The straw is too long
Then cut it
With what shall i cut it
With a knife
The knife is too blunt
Then sharpen it
With what shall i sharpen it
With a stone
The stone is too dry
Then wet it
With what shall i wet it
With some water
With what shall i fetch it
With a bucket


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