Pendle Hill in Lancashire is commonly associated with witches. During the 17th Century, there were many witch trials in both England and America. One of the most famous of these trials was that of the Pendle Witches. In 1612, 10 women and 2 men who lived around Pendle Hill were accused of murdering 10 people through witchcraft.
One of the alleged witches died whilst being held in Lancaster Castle cells. The other 11 were tried, one was found to be not guilty and the remaining 10 were hanged on charges of murder and witchcraft.
A Bronze Age burial site exists on the summit of the hill.
In 2011, the remains of what is believed to have been a witch’s cottage were discovered by archaeologists in a mound in the grass. Included in the 17th Century cottage was the remains of a cat bricked up in a wall. This was a ritual performed by those hoping to keep evil spirits from their homes.
Many events to take place at Pendle Hill focus on the witches, who are said to haunt the hill and surrounding areas. The spirits of the witches were made famous by Most Haunted who investigated the hill on their live Halloween show in 2004.
However, there are many other spirits said to also haunt the area including airmen and children.
Dare you brave this ancient hill to discover who may still be haunting there?
YOUR HOSTS: Haunting Nights
YOUR EVENT: Your evening will begin with a demonstration of Psychic Mediumship in one of Barleys Most Haunted building’s which is EXCLUSIVE to Haunting Nights.
From here we will drive a short distance in convoy deep into the epicentre of the Pendle Witch story where we will be attempting to uncover the hauntings of these paranormal hotspots.
Following this we will then return to our haunted base where we will continue our investigations until the early hours of the morning.
Your event includes working with the Haunting Nights Psychic Medium and Paranormal investigators.
During your night you will be taking part in various methods of Ghost Hunting to include Ouija boards, table tipping, glass divination, Psychic seances and along with modern day ghost hunting techniques.
Tea/coffee and squash along with crisps and biscuits will be available.
The Haunting Nights team are really looking forward to taking you closer to the witches than ever before!!!
Note: Part of this event includes a short walk on a slight gradient.