Charges of witchcraft were levelled again on the slopes of Pendle Hill… just months before the 400th anniversary of the most famous witch trials in English history.
The courtroom was Barley Village Hall, but these, thankfully, were mock trials, for the judge and accused alike were performers from a soon-to-open Blackpool tourist attraction.
The newly [...]Continue Reading →
By Elsa Cook– July 5, 2011 Ghosts and Haunting
Paranormal Old Pueblo
Whether or not you believe in ghosts, recite a prayer of protection before ghost hunting, they are thought by some to follow you home!
For the first-time ghost hunter:
Ghosts can get angry
When shooting a video or taking pictures, do [...]Continue Reading →
Self-proclaimed ghost hunter recalls her childhood living in Aspen Grove
By William Sagar July 1, 2011
The ghost legend of Aspen Grove has been covered by the Washington Post, but never quite like it has been by ghost hunting Sharon Day who asks questions of the paranormal. Legend has it a barefoot Union soldier was killed [...]Continue Reading →
“The Yankee Pedlar”, a supposedly haunted hotel about to fold after having been in business for over a hundred years. Claire helps Luke pursue his dream of ghost hunting. They take shifts wandering the hotel with a dilapidated EVP recorder in hopes of catching something for Luke’s website.
Whether they are getting drunk and airing [...]Continue Reading →
We couldn’t resist sharing this incredible photo of “Pendle Hill looking East” in winter by Paul Downey on the TrigPoint website, although he didn’t exactly have a haunting experience or anything remotely paranormal. The photo itself is well worth a look. Bet you were wearing the thermals Paul! Let us know when you make another [...]Continue Reading →
Set in Lancashire, England, during the infamous witch trials of 1612, Daughters of the Witching Hill reveals the true story of Bess Southerns, aka Old Demdike, cunning woman, healer and the most notorious of the Pendle Witches, and of Alizon Device, her granddaughter, struggling to come to terms with her family’s troubling legacy. Though [...]Continue Reading →
historyextra.com magazine article Where history happened
1. Pendle Hill, Lancashire
Mass witch trials were rare in England, primarily due to the workings of common law, which prevented individuals from pursuing campaigns against a general perceived threat. Instead, a charge was usually based on a formal complaint from [...]Continue Reading →
Lancaster Castle, where the trial of the Pendle Witches took place in 1612, is no longer a working prison.
The last remaining prisoners left Lancaster Castle this week
The lease on the castle taken out by the Ministry Of Defence still has around three years to run.
The castle’s owners – the [...]Continue Reading →