WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Dubbed “The Cage”, the cottage served as a jail for those accused of witchcraft during medieval witch trials.
- The owner fled from the house after seeing some unexplained spatters of blood and being physically attacked by ghosts.
- Some people claim that the house is the most haunted house in England.
What comes to mind when you think of a dream house? High ceilings, wooden floors, a nice yard, good neighbors maybe? Well, this small two-bedroom cottage that just recently hit the market definitely has something unique about it- it’s haunted. Some have even called the building in St. Osyth, Essex, U.K. the most haunted house in England.
The house has some sordid history, once being a jail for those accused of witchcraft during medieval times. It’s also known as “The Cage.”
In a listing on Facebook, the British real estate agency Home Domus 360 said, “With a reputation attracting TV crews from around the world, this unique 2 bedroom cottage comes available with many resident ghosts.”
The house is owned by Vanessa Mitchell, who has tried selling the property twice before since she decided to move out back in 2008. In 2004, she fled the haunted house and moved to another place after she saw “mysterious blood spatters” and being attacked by malevolent ghosts. Mitchell told news outlet The Clacton and Frinton Gazette that one of the specters was “a satanic-looking goat.”
Back in 1582 during the St. Osyth witch trials, the East Anglican Times reported that 14 women were accused of crimes related to witchcraft and were imprisoned in The Cage. Of those, 3 were executed. Ursula Kemp was one of the accused. She was a healer sentenced to death by hanging and accused others of practicing witchcraft as well. Ursula is commemorated in a plaque hanging on a wall of the former prison.
Wales Online says the asking price for the spooky place is £240,000 ($305,478).
Source: Live Science