Britain's 'most haunted house' for sale

A former 'witches prison' reputed to be Britain's most haunted house is up for sale.
Known as 'The Cage' in the village of St Osyth, Essex, the historic building has been owned by Vanessa Mitchell since 2004, reports the Clacton and Frinton Gazette.
Mitchell who claims she has been terrorised by evil spirits inside has twice attempted to sell the property.

It is now on the market for £260,000 ($476,000).
Converted into a residential building in the 1800s, the home is reputed to have been the site of strange occurrences ever since.
Mitchell apparently fled the cottage 15 years ago after 'mysterious blood splatters' appeared and see saw ghosts including a 'satanic looking goat'.
The two-bedroom cottage was the subject of a TV docudrama 'True Horror The Witches Prison'. It has also attracted paranormal experts from across the world.

While the cottage appears a bargain buy for a property in south-east England, prospective buyers are being forewarned.
'With a reputation attracting TV crews from around the world, this unique two bedroom cottage comes available with many resident ghost,' real estate agency Homus Domus 360 posted on Facebook.
DARK PAST
Essex was a hotspot for witch trials during the 16
th
and 17
th
centuries.
'The Cage' was used to hold men, women and children accused of witchcraft including the St Osyth witch trials in 1582.
In that year 14 women were accused of witchcraft related offences, of which three were put to death.


One of them, Ursula Kemp, a healer who was executed by hanging after being found guilty of casting a fatal spell on a newborn child, is commemorated in a plaque that hangs on one of the cottage walls,
Under interrogation, Kemp named other women from St Osyth whom she claimed were witches. In turn, they ratted on other people, triggering a mass round-up of witchcraft suspects throughout Essex.
In 1921 a skeleton discovered nearby was thought to have been Kemp because it had signs that its legs had been bound in iron clamps.
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