Hauntings of Barnet and Enfield – Camlet Moat and the Cockfosters Cluster

In the Northernmost tip of London, on the border between Barnet and Enfield, the remnants of an ancient forest and Tudor hunting grounds are the setting for a number of unusual sightings. From medieval knights, grey ladies, moving pillars of light, boggarts and menacing growling entities, this talk presents a visually rich foray into the legends of Camlet Moat, Enfield Chace and the surrounding areas.

With links to the Knights Templar and the Wars of the Roses, this talk is both historical and personal, showcasing old and new cases of unusual paranormal activity in this little-researched suburban hideaway within the bounds of the M25 motorway.


Your speaker for this event is Dr Robert Radakovic, an ex-astrophysicist and ex-management accountant who left the corporate world over a decade ago to study for an MA in Western Esotericism, followed by a PhD which considered the interplay between Science, Religion, Philosophy and the Paranormal in the nineteenth century. He has had a lifelong interest in ghosts, UFOs and psychic phenomena, and undertakes independent research in each of these. He has been a council member of The Ghost Club (1862) since 2019.

Your host and curator for this event will be the writer Edward Parnell, author of Ghostland: In Search of a Haunted Country. Edward Parnell lives in Norfolk and has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. He is the recipient of an Escalator Award from the National Centre for Writing and a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship. Ghostland (William Collins, 2019), a work of narrative non-fiction, is a moving exploration of what has haunted our writers and artists – as well as the author’s own haunted past; it was shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley 2020 prize, an award given to a literary autobiography of excellence. Edward’s first novel The Listeners (2014), won the Rethink New Novels Prize. For further info see: https://edwardparnell.com