Posted 25 October 2004 - 09:25 AM
Posted 25 October 2004 - 09:39 AM
MoonChild, on Oct 25 2004, 03:25 PM, said:
In Romania, those persons born seventh are deemed fated to become vampires. The seventh son of a seventh son, a truly cursed individual, can be detected at birth by the presence of a small tail. This belief contradicts Gaelic and English views that the seventh son (or generally the seventh son of a family) are born with certain positive powers, such as remarkable luck and healing. The occult nature of the seventh child, including an affinity for the spirit world, is interpreted by Romanians as an unavoidable attraction to vampirism after death.
Posted 25 October 2004 - 09:46 AM
Posted 25 October 2004 - 09:56 AM
the only thing i found out about moonchild is that its a song and a book
as far as i can tell it doesnt really have nethin to do wiv vampires
where'd u find that out?
Posted 25 October 2004 - 09:58 AM
Posted 30 October 2004 - 11:15 AM
And the Romanians felt that the seventh son had a very close link with the world of the dead, and so was more likely to become a vampire... but there were still ways of preventing it I think.
The point which I should first wish to understand is whether the pious or holy is beloved by the gods because it is holy, or holy because it is beloved of the gods.Sonnet XCIVBut if that flower with base infection meet,The basest weed outbraves his dignity:For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds;Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds
Posted 30 October 2004 - 02:26 PM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 01:56 PM
http://www.dfarrant.co.uk this website features video clips with David being interviewed about The Highgate Vampire Case. You will need Real Player and Broadband
Please email me at email@example.com if you wish to ask any further questions about David and The British Psychic and Occult Society.
Posted 29 December 2004 - 02:03 PM
Posted 29 December 2004 - 02:07 PM
Take care, Happy New Year.
Posted 01 January 2005 - 02:42 AM
AndyCT, on Oct 25 2004, 02:10 PM, said:
Posted 31 October 2005 - 02:10 PM
MoonChild, on Jan 5 2005, 02:29 PM, said:
Thats a good question Moon....one I've never come across before. In general, the vampire is a person who was buried in the cemetery and rises from there, resting there during the day.
I would assume however, that the local priest, after a vampire has been discovered and dealt with, would rebless the cemetery the same way they would rebless a church after vandalism.
Krafted with luv
Posted 17 November 2005 - 05:13 AM
mellilotflower, on Oct 30 2004, 11:15 AM, said:
How could it have possibly brought Seán Manchester "fortune" when all editions of his book The Highgate Vampire make clear on the publisher's page (reverse of the title page): "All proceeds from this book will be contributed to the Apostolic Church of the Holy Grail." More about this Church and The Highgate Vampire book can be found at these links:
Seán Manchester presided over the British Occult Society, which investigated hidden and paranormal phenomena, from 1967 until its dissolution in 1988. The BOS was founded in the mid-19th century as an umbrella for several small ghost clubs and psychic investigation groups. In 1997 the publication of The Vampire Hunter's Handbook exposes misleading innaccuracies by authors (and there are many) who have exploitated the Highgate case without ever talking to those who investigated it. It also covers the more mysterious Kirklees Vampire case and the relatively recent phenomenon of vampiroidism, ie people who believe they are vampires and adopt supposed vampire lifestyles in a weird subculture.
The reason why Seán Manchester initially wrote The Highgate Vampire was due to so many people contacting him to ask what really happened. Letters ran into hundreds, and this accumulated following the commission from Peter Underwood, president of the Ghost Club Society, and his publisher, Leslie Frewin Books, to give an account of events up to and including the spoken exorcism attempt of August 1970. Seán Manchester thought this might stem the flow, but the case itself was not yet solved, and reports of unsavoury incidents continued to filter into the columns of local newspapers. Hence the full, unexpurgated account that was first published by the British Occult Society in 1985. A more intimate account was given in a special edition published by Gothic Press in 1991 where the rear fly on the dust jacket states:
“[The author] recognises the immense public interest in the Highgate Vampire case which is why he has written the present volume as a final comment on what, in his own words, is ‘hopefully the last frenzied flutterings of a force so dight with fearful fascination that even legend could not contain it’.”
It was never Seán Manchester's intention to try and convince anyone of the existence of the supernatural; yet still he receives correspondence asking him to do precisely that. Nor was it his wish to stimulate undue interest in these matters; though he accepts this has been an unintentional by-product. By writing a comprehensive recounting of those events surrounding the mystery, he merely sought to provide a record of his unearthly experience for those who wanted to read about it.
In the wake of his book, and personal appearances where he discussed its contents, some individuals were not slow to engage in shameless misrepresentation of his work. The majority of enthusiastic readers of Seán Manchester's book have nevertheless shown immense sympathy and encouragement.
The Vampire Research Society still has members living in the vicinity of Highgate Cemetery and they know of no recent sighting from any credible witness. Those making these wild and unsubstantiated allegations have not provided a single scrap of evidence. No witnesses have been identified whose testimony can be checked. Not one person has independently come forward to verify the claim ~ a claim that remains without any substance whatsoever.
Meanwhile the genuine phenomenon ~ dispatched over three decades ago ~ remains the most compelling contemporary vampire case ever recorded.
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