Ran across this a couple of days ago, peaks my interest!

The Vampire of Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery was constructed in London, England in 1839 as a burial place for the elite. After many years of neglect, the cemetery is now allegedly the home of a terrifying vampire. According to The Highgate Vampire Society, the sightings started in the late 1960s. A tall figure with red eyes was spotted and repeatedly reported, launching an investigation into the area and these claims.

The strangest and most disturbing sighting came in 1971. A young girl passing the cemetery was attacked by a very tall, white-faced dark figure that threw her to the ground so hard that she suffered from scrapes on her arms and legs. Luckily, the shadow figure immediately disappeared when a car pulled up to the scene. The girl, who was in a state of shock, was taken to the police station and eventually told her own story. That story supported the sightings reported by so many other members of the community, and sightings of the “vampire” continue to this day.

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2 responses to “Ran across this a couple of days ago, peaks my interest!

  1. The truth is possibly stranger than fiction. Highgate Cemetery became a sort of duelling ground between two real life ‘vampire hunters’, Sean Manchester and David Farrant. Manchester claimed to have found the vampire and killed it, but Farrant disagreed and a long feud between the two of them began. Sean Manchester eventually became a Catholic priest with a penchant for exorcisms, and Farrant ended up in jail for tampering with buried remains!

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    • I did know about the dualling vampire hunters but I did not know that manchester became a priest/exorcist! Thanks for the input (and for reading my post), much appreciated!

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