The Highgate Vampire made its public debut fifty years ago today.
Tag: Highgate Vampire
If You Were Bitten by the Highgate Vampire, We Want to Hear from You
Vamped has teamed up with Trystan Swale to search for key witnesses in the Highgate Vampire case. Anthony Hogg explains.
Back to Britain: My Second Search for Vampires
Erin Chapman returns to England a year after her previous visit in search of vampires. She meets a Highgate Vampire blogger and digs for articles through the British Library’s microfilm collection. What did she find?
Interview with Trystan Swale, Highgate Vampire Blogger
Erin Chapman interviews Trystan Swale, a folklorist who writes a blog about the Highgate Vampire—but who hasn’t picked sides in the Sean Manchester/David Farrant feud which often taints discussions about the case.
Staking the Vampire Hunter: Unraveling Sean Manchester’s Narratives
In this long-awaited sequel to “Cemetery Logistics: How I Tracked The Highgate Vampire” (April 4, 2015), Erin Chapman reveals how she uncovered holes in Sean Manchester’s claim to hunting a vampire at Highgate Cemetery.
Mystery or Myth? Della Farrant’s Case for Highgate Ghost
Folklorist, Trystan Swale, considers Della Farrant’s case for hauntings at London’s Highgate Cemetery in her book “Haunted Highgate” (2014). Does the evidence weigh in her favour or has she written a damp squib?
5 More Reasons Why a Wampyr Didn’t Walk in Highgate Cemetery
In this long-awaited sequel to “5 Reasons Why a Wampyr Didn’t Walk in Highgate” (Feb. 27, 2015), Erin Chapman casts another critical eye over Sean Manchester’s claim that a vampire stalked Highgate Cemetery in 1970.
Cemetery Logistics: How I Tracked the Highgate Vampire
Erin Chapman’s “5 Reasons a Wampyr Didn’t Walk in Highgate” took three months to write—Vamped’s most ambitious article to date. Here’s the “Making Of”; a behind-the-scenes discussion about the article’s origins.
Monthly Digest: February 2015
Welcome to the seventh installment of “Monthly Digests”! What did you miss in February 2015? A little night music for Valentine’s Day and an investigation into the Highgate Vampire case. Read on for details!
5 Reasons Why a Wampyr Didn’t Walk in Highgate Cemetery
Forty five years ago today, Sean Manchester, President of the British Occult Society, publicly proclaimed that Highgate Cemetery was haunted by a vampire. A mass vampire hunt soon followed. Erin Chapman investigates.