Post by Joanna on Jan 31, 2016 1:02:40 GMT -5
Goat-Like Apparition Forcing Owner to Sell House
ST. OSYTH, Essex, U.K. – Vanessa Mitchell (above), 43, was unaware the cottage – called The Cage – had a haunted past when she moved there in 2004. Since then, she claims to have seen several ghostly figures and was mysteriously pushed over while pregnant. She was also smacked on the bottom and saw blood appear on a floor.
Vanessa is now putting the house up for sale after an image of a sinister-looking goat – an animal some believe represents Satan – was caught on a camera at the property. Vanessa, who works in sales, said: “The face spotted on the picture and CCTV is the spitting image of a satanic devil. I honestly believe the house is cursed. I’ve lived here for years, but seeing a tall dark figure standing between me and my son’s cot was the final straw.”
The property was once a medieval prison and played a part in one of England’s most infamous witch hunts in the 16th Century, which ended in the deaths of eight women who had been accused.
“Footage from the past couple of weeks shows the picture of a satanic goat (above), which just reaffirms that the place is haunted by something malevolent,” Vanessa added. “There is something evil in there … something demonic. I’ve had every medium, psychic and investigator in to try to get rid of what’s in there.”
Vanessa endured a shocking incident of her own when she was pushed over when she was eight months pregnant with son Jesse, who is now eight. She described what happened as “absolutely terrifying.” Recalling the disturbing incident, she continued: “I remember feeling a force – like something had pushed me – and then falling on my side. When I was on the floor, I just lay there in shock. Another incident happened while I was brushing my teeth – something gave me a hard smack on my backside when there was just me in the house. It wasn’t a tap, it was a full-blown whack. It was such a vicious act and there wasn’t a person in sight. While I had company with me in the house I felt safe but when I was alone I couldn’t stand it.”
Vanessa has researched the history of the house in St. Osyth, Essex, and found plague victims were sent there to die. “I’ve had enough of its spooky residents and the devil goat picture has led me to finally put it on the market,” she said.
The Cage – a two-bedroom, one-bath dwelling located at 14 Colchester Road – is currently for sale with an asking price of £290,000 ($413,000 US). But even if you don’t believe in ghosts and demons, don’t expect to be left entirely in peace for there’s a sign near the door telling all and sundry that until 1908, the building served as a prison and one of its inmates was the infamous witch Ursula Kemp.
Source: Joshua Saunders, The Daily Sun, January 31, 2016.
See also: "St. Osyth: Haunted Witch Prison" whatliesbeyond.boards.net/thread/593/haunted-witch-prison