Is Highgate Cemetery in London Haunted?
Is Highgate Cemetery in London haunted? Highgate Cemetery is one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries of London with over 170,000 people buried there. But is it haunted? Listen and vote!
Questions Explored in this Episode
Where is Highgate Cemetery within London? Why was it built there and what is the Magnificent Seven? What are the differences between the West and East sides? Who are the notable people buried there? What is Swain’s Lane? What are the ghosts people claim to see? Who is the dark man? Is he the Highgate Vampire? What was the wizard’s duel? Are there spirits in this cemetery?
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History of Highgate Cemetery
Pat explores the history of the graveyard and why it is so famous. Some of the notable burials are George Michaels, Douglas Adams, and Karl Marx.
Pat and Rebecca debate whether or not Highgate is haunted. They discuss the Highgate Vampire and what happened starting the in the 1960’s to make two self-described wizards, David Farrant and Sean Manchester, go vampire hunting and call for a “wizard’s dual.”
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Sources for this Week’s Episode
Highgate Cemetery: https://highgatecemetery.org/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highgate_Cemetery and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highgate_Vampire
Historic UK – https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryMagazine/DestinationsUK/Highgate-Cemetery/ Authentic Vacations: https://www.authenticvacations.com/the-haunted-history-of-highgate-cemetery/ Haunted Rooms: https://www.hauntedrooms.co.uk/highgate-cemetery-london
Route You: https://www.routeyou.com/en-gb/route/view/4314708/recreational-walking-route/highgate-cemetery-walk-london-s-haunted-graveyard
YouTube – “Highgate Cemetery London Walk | Karl Marx, a Vampire and More” by Free Tours by Foot – London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxdTCHMntJg
Hidden Highgate: https://hidden-highgate.org/swains-lane/
Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann
“Pat Facts” and “Ghost Story” themes by Mondo
“Time for a Debate” theme by Gail Gallagher gailgallaghermusic.com