Gareth Davies is a Welsh researcher based in Los Angeles, California, and could be considered to be a Philosopher, futurologist, anarchist and a conspiracy theorist, but in reality he’s really just an avid podcaster with an insatiable curiosity. Or so he says!
Gareth has been fascinated with the paranormal and the unknown since childhood, having been fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to have grown up in a haunted house in South Wales. He has also long held a soft spot for the Highgate ‘vampire’ mythos and bemusement regarding the long standing feud between its two principle participants. Indeed, in the early 2000s Gareth founded the popular website mindsetcentral.com, which in those fledgling days of the internet swiftly became one of the best known online sources of information about the paranormal, Ufology and other enduring mysteries. As debate revived and began to rage as to the nature of the strange entity which is the subject of the Symposium, it was this platform which largely helped bring the case of the Highgate ‘vampire’ to the American – and international – cyber audience.
In 2009 Gareth revamped his blog into the internet radio hub Mind Set Central, which broadcasts a wide variety of audio shows that cater to the open minded and the curious. Evolving alongside boundary-challenging radio shows such as Art Bell’s Coast to Coast, the work of Gareth and his team has become renowned among truth seekers worldwide. With serious and thought-provoking subject matters often on the agenda, having a sense of humour is not essential to enjoying the content over at mindsetcentral.com, but it certainly helps.
Along with the site’s flagship show The Mind Set Podcast, and the paranormal discussion show Para-Talk, Mind Set Central continues on its quest to enlighten and entertain its thousands of listeners worldwide. Recent Para-Talk episodes have featured both David and Della Farrant, and attempt to provide perspective on how efforts to understand just what continues to be sighted in Highgate have advanced, through the collation of new theories and witness testimonies.
Fifteen years after he turned his attention to the case of the Highgate ‘vampire’, we are very excited that Gareth has chosen to time a rare visit back to the UK with July’s Symposium. We look forward to hearing his thoughts upon this strange and as yet unexplained case, and to learning more about how it is viewed ‘across the pond’.