VAMPED vs. the Bishop

The war of pixels seems to be heating up again. It’ll cool off for a while then flare back up. On one side of the ring is Anthony Hogg, a proclaimed vampirologist (i.e. an expert on vampires) who doesn’t believe in vampires, Erin Chapman, his assistant, and some others, and on the other side of the ring stands Bishop Sean Manchester, one of the original investigators of the Highgate Vampire affair who claims to have vanquished the entity decades ago. Hogg et al have gone to some considerable effort to debunk Manchester’s claims and seemingly worry at his ankles in general. Manchester is hardly a passive target, though, giving as good as he gets on social media.

I’m not taking sides. I wasn’t around back when the Highgate Vampire brouhaha went down and I’m not comfortable calling someone a liar if I don’t have absolute proof, or at least absolute proof to my mind, that said individual is lying. Alternately, I must remain skeptical. Fantastic claims require fantastic evidence (i.e. physical evidence), and the case lacks the latter. Furthermore, I don’t personally believe vampires as we know them from the movies and pop culture actually exist. My position, then, remains that of the open mind but not the credulous.

I follow VAMPED. I follow Manchester’s site on Facebook, THE CROSS AND THE STAKE, and his Vampire Research Society. I remain fascinated by anything and everything related to the Highgate Vampire—and largely entertained by the feudin’ associated with the case.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.