John Plews, owner of Upstairs at the Gatehouse, has offered to give a brief overview of his theatre's haunted history, including the often felt presence of the resident ghost, Mother Marnes. Thanks to our great host!
Symposium compère Paul Adams, and David Farrant, President of the British Psychic & Occult Society and long term investigator of unexplained phenomena in and around Highgate, welcome attendees to the Highgate Vampire Symposium 2015.
Starting way back at the very beginning of the rumours and recorded sightings, Highgate 'vampire' afficionado Redmond will be sharing his research with the audience, providing a vital overview of alleged phenomena around Highgate Cemetery and Swains Lane.
Join four occult experts as they explore the relationship between certain forms of magical practice, the rise in popularity of the Occult in 1960s London, and the increase in sightings of an apparently malevolent entity in and around Highgate Cemetery 45 years ago this year.
Any serious attempt to understand the nature and machinations of an as yet unexplained psychical phenomenon, such as the Swain's Lane entity, would be incomplete without an examination of the environment in which it appears to manifest. In this session we ask - why Highgate?
Our panel of experts upon folk and ghost lore share their views upon the Highgate case, and invite witnesses and other audience members to contribute to this long overdue debate. Can we promise answers? No. But we CAN promise an incredibly stimulating discussion which you will not forget for a very long time.