How do you carbon date a ghost? Some historical observations about Highgate

During many of the radio shows I have contributed to I have been asked about what existed before Highgate Cemetery, which is a very pertinent question. I hope that this article is useful for people from far-afield attending the Symposium, and helps them geographically and historically contextualise much of the Highgate high strangeness they will … Read more

Cash from Chaos at Highgate Cemetery

In my book, Haunted Highgate (2014, History Press) I make reference to a thwarted attempt which was made to produce a music video in Highgate Cemetery’s Circle of Lebanon: … in the mid-1990s a Canadian music producer, who, for reasons which will become obvious, wishes to be referred to only by his first name, had … Read more

A Walk Around Haunted Highgate with Della Farrant and Paul Adams

Hello all, I am very pleased to announce that “A Walk Around Haunted Highgate with Paranormal Authors Della Farrant and Paul Adams” is now live on YouTube.   Filming took place on location in Highgate, at around midnight, after the Muswell Hill Geisterfest on Hallowe’en – hence Paul any myself still being in full costume! I … Read more

Peter Underwood R.I.P 1923 – 2014

Peter Underwood (c) Christopher Underwood 2014

I am sad to write that Peter Underwood, legendary researcher and author upon the supernatural passed away on the morning of 26th November 2014 aged 91 years of age. He leaves behind his son Chris and daughter Pamela. Peter was chairman of The Ghost Club for over thirty years, and contributed a vast amount of … Read more

Interview recorded Upstairs at The Gatehouse Sep 2014

Hello all, In September 2014 I recorded an interview at the theatre above Ye Olde Gatehouse public house in Highgate Village.  For centuries The Gatehouse has been the alleged haunt of ‘Mother Marnes’; a Jacobean ghost who in life was allegedly murdered in a building on the site of the existing premises for her money.   … Read more

“Car coming – hold the pose!”

Playing in the traffic at Lorcan's suggestion (c) Della Farrant 2014

This phrase was uttered a lot on Hallowe’en in Swains Lane, Highgate, not least by myself, Lorcan Maguire, David Milner, Redmond McWilliams and Drew Hartley.  If you liked the photoshoot I did at lunchtime on that day with Lorcan Maguire of Newton Photographic, it is a testament to his professionalism that he made it look … Read more