John McHale, Reporter
Police are appealing to Halloween revellers to stay away from a hill noted for its 1612 witch trials.
Pendle Hill in Lancashire has become a hotspot for thousands of visitors over the past few years, but police say this is now causing problems.
A spokesperson said the Ribble Valley Event Safety Advisory [...]Continue Reading →
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 →
Simon Armitage presents the story of the most disturbing witch trial in British history and the role played in it by one nine-year-old girl. Jennet Device, a beggar from Pendle Hill in Lancashire, was the star witness in the trial in 1612 of her own mother, brother, sister, granny Demdike, and, thanks to her testimony, [...]Continue Reading →
Pen is a Celtic word for ‘hill’ or ‘peak’. The story goes that when the Anglo-Saxons invaded and began to settle in the north, they asked the local Britons what their hill was called and they were told ‘Pen’ – i.e. “it’s just a hill!” The incomers nodded and said, “Apparently, that’s Pen Hyll”, (adding [...]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 →
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Fifty years ago, the actors, film crew and directors had recently left the area; “Whistle Down the Wind” was in the can. Excited school kids from Downham and Chatburn had acted alongside Hayley Mills, Alan Bates, and Bernard Lee. Worsaw Hill Farm at the foot of Pendle Hill had [...]Continue Reading →
edmontonjournal.com May 29, 2011
Which witches do you consider were the most notorious; Salem or Pendle Hill; 1692 or 1612; USA or UK?
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Get a load of this, ghost hunters:-
“Salem, Massachusetts is back in the news for paranormal reasons 319 years after [...]Continue Reading →
Personally, I am extremely sceptical of the events that occur on some TV shows, they look highly dramatised and unbelievable to me and not genuine paranormal activity, but despite this we have always been fascinated by the location of Pendle Hill and wanted to visit it to see for ourselves.
As we have discussed in [...]Continue Reading →
Frank Watson lets you into a secret!
Not only do I organise ghost hunts but I write as well, not about ghost hunts I must add, well not at the moment, although something paranormal may creep in, but for the future I have one or two ideas.
Well I’m told that summer is almost upon [...]Continue Reading →