UK's most haunted house is up for sale
Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Vanessa Mitchell, 43, managed to last 11 years in the haunted house, completely unaware of its history when she moved there in 2004.The house, known as the Cage, was formerly a medieval prison and it hosted one of England’s most famous witch hunts where eight women died after being accused in the 16th Century. Vanessa claims to have seen many ghostly figures while living at the house in Essex and says she has been pushed over while heavily pregnant, smacked on the bottom and even seen blood splatters on the floor.
Yet despite this, she stayed in her haunted cottage for over a decade, making her the second longest-lasting owner, with previous owners selling it within four years. Now, Vanessa has decided to put the property up for auction after a selfie she took of herself revealed the ghost of a satanic goat behind her, which she says proves the evil forces operating in the house.
Vanessa, from St Osyth, said: ‘I honestly believe the house is cursed, I have lived there for years but for me seeing a tall dark figure standing between me and my son’s cot was the final straw for me.’
The sales worker, who bought the house for 213k in 2004, said she was never warned about the ‘paranormal activity’ in the house and just wanted to ‘try to help’ it.
One of the most terrifying incidents to happen to Vanessa was being pushed over when she was eight months pregnant, with her now eight-year-old son, Jesse.
She said: ‘It was absolutely terrifying, I just remember feeling the force like something had pushed me and falling on my side. When I was on the floor I just lay there in shock.’
‘I’m selling the house now because the house is getting worse, we’re catching evidence all the time of the tortured spirits inside. I’ve had every medium, psychic and investigator in there to try and get rid of what’s in there.’