Alexander Lucard ([info]alexlucard) wrote,
@ 2005-05-11 09:48:00
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Vampire Hunter Drama Part 3
http://www.livejournal.com/users/alexlucard/840004.html#cutid1 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 http://www.dfarrant.co.uk also could I refer you to Occult Forums International Vampire Thread, Off Topic Occult. The link is http://www.occultforums.com 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 (http://www.insidepulse.com/article.php?contentid=31102) 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.

-Lucard


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Get you facts right, Lucard
(Anonymous)
2006-06-09 09:16 am UTC (from 195.92.67.75) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
So you've joined the liars now, have you Lucard?

Seán Manchester never said you must be a vampire because your name is Dracula spelt backwards. Where is your evidence? Your just someone who runs off at the mouth and joins the mob when someone you don't like is under attack. As for Rosemary Guiley (who, incidentally, said nothing against Seán Manchester) and Carol Page (who did), neither could stand David Farrant and said so!

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 either vampirology or vampiroidism. Despite employing Seán Manchester’s work to provide, albeit in altered form, one fifth of the text for her book, 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 illustrations. 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 (as in the picture above) 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. She is indescribably petty. It is indeed incredible that her book ever came to be published. Save for the text devoted to defaming the VRS president, her effort dwells on a few vampiroids 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, once again, 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 is 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.”

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Re: Get you facts right, Lucard
[info]alexlucard
2006-06-09 12:54 pm UTC (from 12.40.176.118) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Actually I have letters from Machester going back to 1998 in response to a piece I had published. I was pretty sure at the time it was a joke or sarcasm or good natured ribbing, but from the spite between the two groups right now, I'm no longer sure.

And I'm not joining EITHER side. I can honestly say Farrant has some good points, but I'll also be the first to stand up FOR Manchester against people like Carol Page who is, for the lack of any kinder word to describe her, a cunt.

The thing is that both sides have some truth to their words, and like MOST arguements, the truth between the two is somewhere in the middle.

But yes, Rosemary has said stuff. I'm friends with her. Along with Norrine Dresser, Radu Florescu, Raymond McNally, J Gordon Melton and a lot of other writers. Much like myself, they are polite and respectful to the subjects in their professional work, but in more candid commentary spots, willingly admit "Wow, this is some craaaazy shit."

One thing you are right about though, is that Carol Page manipulated, lied to and suckered in Manchester with false praise and then ripped him to shreds in her professional book. That's not cool. Not cool at all. it's fine to make jabs of that nature in your private life or non professional editorialized comments, but not in a book that had an entire chapter in it because this person spoke to you.

I think Manchester is a nut, but no one deserves to be duped like that.

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ANYBODY GOT ANY MORE GLUE/
(Anonymous)
2006-06-09 02:11 pm UTC (from 172.141.38.98) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
ANYBODY GOT ANY MORE GLUE?

What is so hyporcrital about this, Mr Manchester, is how you become so ‘outraged’ when this sort of thing is done to yourself. Yet you do it to others and myself on a far more extensive scale and with persistent and deliberate intent. I have never met Rosemary Ellen Guiley or Carol Page in person, so fail to see how they could tell you ‘they did not like’ myself. Although what you really told them about myself and your interpretation of this now, is an entirely different story.

Your current comments here are just more evidence that most of your postings are ‘cut and past’ I have. a virtually identical copy of this posting which you pasted on Freeserve some time ago. The only difference is that it had a picture of Carol Page in dark glasses at the top. You have made a slip in this re-posted text, Mr. Manchester, as you say . . . “(See photo above)”. Whoops, indeed!

Also, what you say about Carol Page in your booklet (of which you do not dispute to be the author), is almost identical to what YOU say in these ‘cut and pastes’.

For God sake, write under your real name, Sean. It would give you much more credence – if that’s at all possible.

DAVID FARRANT .


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Re: ANYBODY GOT A CLUE
(Anonymous)
2006-06-10 11:28 am UTC (from 195.92.67.74) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
You idiot, Farrant.

I copied and pasted it from the Vampire Research Society's website at:

http://www.gothicpress.freeserve.co.uk/Blood%20Lost.htm

Anyone could have done it. A number already have. I am one of them.

Get a brain, man!

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Re: ANYBODY GOT A CLUE
(Anonymous)
2006-06-10 08:10 pm UTC (from 82.38.130.19) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Well, if you copied and pasted from the 'Vampire Research Society' website then you should be done for copyright theft, however, if you are Mr. Manchester, like we say you are, you should of course be exempt. Therefore, have you asked Mr. Manchester for copyright permission and have you any evidence of this?

Catherine Fearnley

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Re: ANYBODY GOING TO SUE?
(Anonymous)
2006-06-11 09:11 am UTC (from 195.92.67.76) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
So how come you haven't "been done for copyright theft"?

Farrant's pamphlets are stuffed full of stolen images.

The fact is nobody can be bothered.

Perhaps one day they will be bothered.

I know that Sean Manchester is faced with the prospect of giving Farrant the publicity he craves by suing him but not getting a penny in return by winning case against the thief.

Farrant is on benefits and therefore cannot be made to pay costs and damages awarded in a civil case in the UK. He still owes tens of thousands of pounds awarded to the Daily Express against him in the 1970s!

So there's a long queue of creditors which certainly acts as a deterrant for anyone considering further civil action.

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Re: ANYBODY GOING TO SUE?
(Anonymous)
2006-06-14 11:52 am UTC (from 84.71.168.63) (link) DeleteFreezeScreen
Well, if no body can be bothered why the hell are you posting malicious lies and untruths about all and sundry on here. If there is anyone who is doing the suing it is ourselves as you know we have a court case pending, not that you believe us, but you'll find out sooner or later that we are NOT bluffing. Get a grip Sean, you can't even get your own story right,all we have to do is take a copy of Monday night's radio interview to prove what a liar you really are.

Catherine Fearnley

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